A lot of Japanese are a big fan for Esquisse (it’s rated as top 50 restaurant on tabelog). For some unknown reason, the French restaurants that Japanese like aren’t really my thing. Perhaps I am not a fan for very light flavors.
The restaurant was rather empty on a weekday lunch. Once you are settled in your seat, you will be offered with tea, water or sparkling wine that goes with the menu. I picked tea as it’s not a common aperitif for French restaurants. I actually liked their tiny Baguette; Green Apple Juice jelly with raw horse meat, oyster and caviar; as well as their Foie Gras Pudding that is topped with matsutake, chestnuts, truffle and pear. Their dishes are nicely executed but don’t expect anything exciting.
Address: Royal Crystal Ginza 9F 5-4-6, Ginza, Tokyo (東京都中央区銀座5-4-6 ロイヤルクリスタル銀座 9Ｆ)
Tel: +81 3-5537-5580
Opening Hours: Lunch – 12pm- 1pm; Dinner 6pm – 8:30pm, Closed Sunday
Chef: Lionel Beccat
Visited on: 15 January 2015
Price: ¥11,000 – ¥24,000