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Le Chansonnier

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French, Bar, Fusion, Bistro
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Calle J No. 257 e/15 y Linea, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321576
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Poetry in concept, flame in the heart, the stone shell can not contain the...
Poetry in concept, flame in the heart, the stone shell can not contain the light of our spaces. Come to a restaurant to walk with bare feet and face in the clouds. Designed, served, cooked, passionate.
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  • 66
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Thoughtful, caring, and attentive staff who made an already amazing meal that much more spectacular!

Wow. This paladar (private restaurant) is amazing. Beautiful restaurant and whoever designed the interior has great taste. Kudos to Patrick and Hector (Swiss/Cuban owners) for running a tight ship, super friendly guys who come by often to check on things so say hello if you get the chance. High... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wow. This paladar (private restaurant) is amazing. Beautiful restaurant and whoever designed the interior has great taste. Kudos to Patrick and Hector (Swiss/Cuban owners) for running a tight ship, super friendly guys who come by often to check on things so say hello if you get the chance. High ceilings, great artwork, funky/nice bathrooms, a little patio outside (where I... More 

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Thank you for your kind words, was our placer. We hope your return soon, and that you share your experiences with your friends so they come to us. Greetings from Patrick and Hector and staff. More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great food, attentive wait staff, pleasant location and decor - the only place we visited that had all of this in Havana. We all enjoyed our food. The main course of lobster was particularly good. We were served one and a half lobster tails each. Delicious! The caribbean lobsters are not as sweet and tasty as those with the claws,... More 

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Anstruther, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Having been told by various friends who had visited Cuba not to expect very good food, our visit here on our first night in Havana was a wonderful surprise. The surroundings and atmosphere set the scene for what was a meal to rival those in any European city. Excellent service, delicious in house cocktail, tasty,beautifully presented food - in all... More 

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saludos y muchas gracias por visitarnos. también por el excelente comentario, esperamos tenerlo pronto de regreso e identificarlo personalmente para... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Excellent food well presented. Attentive service and artistic decor in the restaurant. We'd found the restaurant via Trip Advisor, and were so impressed we came back for a second time a few days later. They also do great cocktails!

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Hola. Saludos desde la Habana. Gracias por su preferencia y su comentario en Tripadvisor. nos encantaría poder tenerlos de vuelta... More 

Miami, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Food is great. Service excellent. Decor inside is impressive. Don't miss this. One of the best restaurants in the country.

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Oberlin, Ohio, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I should have reviewed this lovely restaurant when I went there in Nov. 2014. I don't remember the details of what my daughter and I ate, but I do remember that it is a beautiful place and the food was wonderful. I lived in France for nearly 3 years and my husband is French, so I can tell you that... More 

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Fredericksburg, Va
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I liked everything. I had grilled sea bass - an excellent choice. The service was impeccable and the presentation extremely professional. I would have eaten here everyday if it had been possible!

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Vancouver, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Returned again to Le Chansonnier in February with a group of 20 or so international co-op leaders. Pre-arranged the seating and menu and all was purr-fect! Inspired menu (the duck is deelish!), superb service, truly wonderful ambiance. If you are only going to make it to a few of Havana's top paladares, make sure Chansonnier is on your list. This... More 

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California
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194 reviews 194 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

La Chansonnier is worth a visit if only to see the modern art covering the restroom doors. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere particularly by Havana standards. The food is very good as is the service.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We recently had dinner here following the suggestion of some friends. The venue is really nice and cool, with beautiful small rooms and interesting art. The problem is the food, which was terrible, possibly the worst we had in Cuba. The mains were so bad it was impossible to finish them. VERY disappointing, also considering the prices. Also the service... More 

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hector h h, Propietario at Le Chansonnier, responded to this review

We are terrible sorry, you´ve had this bad experience during your stay in havana. We would love to offer you a compensation on your next trip to cuba and maybe to the restaurant le chansonnier. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle J No. 257 e/15 y Linea, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8321576

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, Bar, Fusion, Bistro

Description

Poetry in concept, flame in the heart, the stone shell can not contain the light of our spaces. Come to a restaurant to walk with bare feet and face in the clouds. Designed, served, cooked, passionate.

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