Fodor's Expert Review Esprit Gourmand

$$ Chartres French Fodor's Choice

On a picturesque street close to the cathedral, this quaint bistro is a lifesaver in a town sorely lacking in quality dining. The traditional French favorites it serves—like roast poulet with buttery potatoes, sautéed fillet of daurade with grilled vegetables, and braised pork that's crisp on the outside and meltingly tender inside—are perennial crowd-pleasers. The dining room, though small, doesn't feel cramped, and there's a charming garden terrace for outdoor eating in summer. It's wise to reserve ahead, as fine cuisine and excellent service assure a full house at every meal.

French Service Casual Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice Family $$

Quick Facts

6 rue du Cheval-Blanc
Chartres, Centre-Val de Loire  28000, France

02–37–36–97–84

espritgourmand.eatbu.com

Known For:
  • Classic French bistro dishes
  • Garden terrace for outdoor dining
  • Small space, so reservations recommended
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. No dinner Sun.

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