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L'Esprit du Vin - CLOSED

11 quai Choiseul, 81000, Albi, France
+33 5 63 54 60 44
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
14 Jun 2014
8 Feb 2014
“Average in Albi”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Mediterranean
11 quai Choiseul, 81000, Albi, France
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

The main restaurant was closed for lunch, but this one was open. Because of the chef's reputation, we chose it, although other places nearby looked attractive. I found it somewhat disappointing. The menu, written on blackboards, was small and featured tomato-based dishes that day, which...More

Thank Honu_Ohana
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We choose L'Esprit du Vin for a special occasion and, not wishing to mix my metaphors, both style over substance and the devil is in the detail aptly sum up our experience. As an aperitif we asked for a gin & tonic....but they had no...More

Thank petercheshire
Reviewed 29 September 2013

I last visited this restaurant in August 2012 and gave a very excited report. I have revisited it recently on two occasions and am a little disappointed. I feel the passion has gone off the boil and the Chef is trying to be too cleaver...More

Thank Rotate100
Reviewed 29 September 2013

The chef decides the menu (the same for everyone at the table). The maitre d' describes the dishes and answers questions. The food was fabulous, every bit of the four-course meal a gourmet's delight. The mushroom gazpacho with a dollop of fois gras the most...More

Thank Carole G
Reviewed 8 April 2013

There is no doubt this i arestaurant worthy of its Michelin star.The kitchen is contemporary with lot os good ideas .The servings look very nice and taste very good .Sometimes maybe a bit owercrowded in the inventiveness , but still very .The setting in the...More

3  Thank Bjarne J
Reviewed 3 November 2012

We had high hopes for this restaurant, but were disappointed. To start with service was mediocre to put it kindly. The décor was OK, but the table was pretty bare for a restaurant with one Michelin star. The meal (40€) was a tiny amuse &...More

3  Thank montatone
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Extraordinary restaurant, in a vaulted basement, where the menu is a series of surprises. You get a card with a cloud of names of dishes on it, and you indicate to the waiter what you do *not* like. You will then get a splendid meal...More

4  Thank roger41France
Reviewed 6 August 2012

We went to celebrate my husband's birthday. The format has been described by others so I won't repeat, but it was a great success as far as we were concerned. We "only" had the 3 course option, but with all the excellent extras that was...More

3  Thank JuliaBath
Reviewed 1 August 2012

Just a few meters down the road from the Cathedral is this fairly small partly vaulted restaurant. It is unusual in that the menu gives a list of various items that the chef will include in your meal and it is up to you to...More

2  Thank Rotate100
Reviewed 25 July 2012

We had lunch here after visiting albi cathedral. The provincially based food was brilliant in particular the cassoulet and the fish a wonderful couple of hours with a pleasant outlook

2  Thank neilbidgood
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  • Address: 11 quai Choiseul, 81000, Albi, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Tarn  >  Albi
  • Phone Number: +33 5 63 54 60 44
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