L'Essentiel

L'Essentiel

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Hours
Sun
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tue
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thu
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$33.00 – $109.00
CUISINES
European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Menu

"Langoustines rôties, fenouil et endives de Bourgheim, noix, caviar de hareng fumé, vinaigrette aux fruits exotiques"
€19.00
"Ragoût de champignons, œuf mollet, escargots d’Ebersheim, croûtons et copeaux de parmesan."
€20.00
"Terrine de foie gras de canard, compotée de notre production, porto sirupeux, kougelhopf toasté."
€21.00

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Is this an European restaurant?
PRICE RANGE
$33.00 – $109.00
CUISINES
European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles280 reviews
Excellent
210
Very good
51
Average
15
Poor
1
Terrible
3
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Peter K
Montevideo41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
L´Essentiel is a gem that we discovered by chance. We were so impressed that we ate there twice during our stay in Barr; Business lunch (a bargain for 20 € for 3 dishes) and tasting menu in the evening. The food was consistently of high quality and paired with excellent drink suggestions. Nice and friendly staff added to our experience!
Written November 26, 2020
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Middlemiss
London489 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 couples
Delightful village restaurant with outdoor seating and a car park. Its October so we ate inside, received a warm welcome and an amuse bouche. We chose a butternut squash with cream cheese and hazel nuts followed by pig cheek on sauerkraut cabbage and poached red wine pear and ice cream. Delicious
Written October 18, 2019
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Nicolas W
Basel21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 family
Barr is a small town, on Sunday not everything is open, our hotel restaurant being closed we had th find something else. L’essentiel is nested in a quiet lane close to the center, it has a terrace but we had lunch inside. Food is really good, typical Alsacien dishes. It is good value for money. The only problem was how long we had to wait between dishes. It felt like they kitchen was understaffed. Do not go if you are in a hurry...
Written July 14, 2019
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HOPGOOD S
Bonjour, Merci pour votre commentaire sur l’établissement et la cuisine. Par contre j’espère que vous ne vous tromper pas d’établissement car nous ne faissont pas de la cuisine Alsacienne. Bien cordialement
Written August 3, 2019
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Hooray for holi... H
151 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
Disappointing experience. It was cold, food not really hot. The food was average, nothing special. Ik you are looking for more upscale try 5 terres restaurant. Friendly staff though.
Written October 8, 2021
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Joeri
Ninove3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 business
Discovered L’essentiel via a recommendation through a colleague that lives in Barr. Made a reservation and immediately felt that this was the right place to have a nice dinner. The chef works with daily fresh ingredients. We chose the discovery menu with accompanying wines and what followed was a 6 course meal of an exceptional class and presentation. We were not an easy group as multiple people had specific dietary restrictions and all of this was not a problem at all. The chef adapted flawlessly. Wines were very well chosen and were much appreciated by the group as well. The lady that served us was very professional, helpful and pleasant to talk with. Our next company dinner will definitely take place in this restaurant. I would highly recommend it for business dinners as well as a dinner with family or friends. Congrats again to the chef and the waitress for a lovely culinary evening in Barr !
Written June 23, 2019
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WilfordTerrier
Nottingham216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 business
Each year, my colleagues in our Barr office are tasked with finding a venue for our annual Christmas meal and the choice of L'Essentiel did not disappoint. The chef created a set menu in line with our budget using fresh locally-sourced ingredients and was happy to give us exclusive use of the place even though we were only 14 covers on a Friday night. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone enjoyed the excellent food and wine on offer. Next time that I'm in Barr on business, I will certainly be giving this place another try.
Written December 3, 2018
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JohnexRM
Worthing83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 friends
While on a wine tour of Alsace our small group ( 20 persons)visited this restaurant for lunch. The food was very good especially as they were catering for 20 people , although we were all having the same meal. A good wine list and friendly staff. We met the chef after the meal to congratulate him. I would like to visit on another occasion to try the a la carte which I am sure would be as good.
Written October 11, 2018
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Ross S
Worthing51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 friends
We were with a group sampling wines of the Alsace and visited this fabulous restaurant. we ate a set menu lunchtime and enjoyed superb food and wine. The services was warm and friendly and the chef(Owner) came and met us at the end of the meal. Well worth a visit to get a flavour of the local cuisine. Recommended.
Written October 11, 2018
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MoGold73
Worthing20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 friends
L’Essentiel catered superbly for a wine tour party of 21 people. The quality of the food is exellent, the atmosphere friendly and convivial with attentive service from the staff. The cutlery and tablecloths were fresh and clean, the toilets well maintained and monitored closely too. Well worth a look when you are exploring Alsace or if you are celebrating a special occasion.
Written October 3, 2018
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raphael g
Paris1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 family
We had a reservation for 7pm which is also the opening time. At 7pm the doar was still closed. We knocked at the windows staff anonced we needed to wait more outside.As it was raining... We walked back to the car and went somewhere else. If it was nice weather I may have waited ... So I cannot rate the food only the service which is bad. Rude.
Written September 13, 2018
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Bengtnnn
Vilamoura142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 couples
We called the same day and they made an effort to get us in. Only 7 tables it is advisable to book in advance. Very personal reception and excellent service throughout the evening. We took the middle menu with matching wines which as well included several amuse bouche’s. Extremely pleased with the evening.
Written September 5, 2018
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Mariah C
Zurich27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 couples
I went there with friends and we all took the menu gormet... that was delicious totally worrh the price. The waiters were also veey nice. In the end the chef came in person to say hi. I can definitely recommend the restaurant if you want to eat very well. The dinner is quite long though so go with no rush and you will definitely enjoy it!
Written November 21, 2017
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busysissi
Liege Province57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 couples
Small restaurant serving top food. We choose to be surprised by the mood of the chef and weren't disappointed. Faboulous food on a terrace under the trees. A restaurant were you don't leave hungry as the chef serves quite large plates.
Written August 2, 2017
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Stephen C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 friends
Wonderful meal. There were two of us, my companion can't eat gluten. We ordered the degustation menu (chef's choice of 6 courses), with wine. Each course was excellent, nicely adapted to be gluten free. A particular highlight was the watermelon gazpacho with mint sorbet, melon, and mint (which nicely echoed the first course of a tomato gazpacho with lemon sorbet). Good ambience. Very attentive wait staff.
Written July 17, 2017
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Sébastien H
Dear Stephen C Thank you for to have put a notice and you like my degustation menu. See you Sébastien
Written July 19, 2017
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Erik M
Basel3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 friends
Was sad to see the old restaurant close down (Aux Saison Gourmande) but this new restaurant is a worthy replacement. Delicious food that seems to be a mix of traditional french, with modern french/european. I loved every course!
Written March 26, 2017
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