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“One of the best dining experiences in Northern Michigan”
Review of Cafe Esperance

Cafe Esperance
Ranked #19 of 55 Restaurants in Charlevoix
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We have spent part or all of our thirty-some-odd summers in Harbor Springs, and for whatever reason never had (or took) the opportunity to dine at Esperance. We are very grateful to summer neighbors of ours who took us to Esperance a few nights ago. From the moment we walked in and were warmly greater by the owner, Pram, and expertly served by one of his sons, and then finished a most delicious meal prepared by Pram's wife, Suzanne, we were more than impressed. This is first-rate food (French inspired), extremely fresh (much of it locally grown, raised, or fished), and presented beautifully in an understated yet elegant way. Their wine cellar is on par with the food, and has something terrific by the glass or for the most specific of oenophiles. Do not miss this opportunity. Esperance is on the top of our list and we highly recommend the experience.

1  Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Suzanne Acharya is a master whose meals are stunning in presentation and taste and Pram Acharya makes everyone feel welcome and works with you to select wine to make meals perfection! This is a lovely place to take someone very special and to enjoy fresh and amazing food. Everyone is friendly and professional. I cannot say enough good about Esperance for dining (and purchasing wine and other wonderful foods). You can also stop in for a glass of wine or a drink, and the garden outside is so beautiful!

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1  Thank Kim K
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We attended a wine tasting dinner at Esperance recently and once again the food and wine were exceptional. Suzanne (chef owner) always has an innovative menu and the food is awesome. Nothing is ever second best. The wait staff are friendly and professional. As far as the wine - well Esperance is also a wine shop and Pram (owner) is the ultimate wine guide. When we are in the area Esperance is always on our must go to list. I would highly recommend Esperance to anyone who enjoys great food and wine.

K M Clarkston MI

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Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Simply devine! This lovely, small family run restaurant packs 5 star dining into a perfect "summer by the lake" charm of Charlevoix. Pram and his wife (whose the head chef) provide 1st class service and beautifully presented food with perfect balance of flavors. Their excellent food is only matched by an incredible wine selection and extensive knowledge to match. I'd make this my top recommendation to anyone visiting the area.

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1  Thank CRG-SF
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

My husband and I returned to Northern Michigan for a week vacation. We hadn't been there in about 15 years. We ate our dinners out every night, and this was the most enjoyable. The owner and his son were wonderful hosts, and very attentive. The decor was beautiful, and food prepared beautifully with edible flowers and unusual accompaniments. The menu was somewhat limited, (changes weekly), but provided a wide enough variety of choices. Although expensive, was worth it. We will definitely return.

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1  Thank Julieyner
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