We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Le Chansonnier

$$
French, Bar, Fusion, Bistro
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Calle J No. 257 e/15 y Linea, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321576
Website
Add hours for Le Chansonnier and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 100 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
hashman_TO
,
Toronto, Canada
Add Photo

100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Beautiful setting, nice food artfully presented. Service was laboured and somewhat nervous which didn't add to the overall experience. What really rankled though, and totally ruined the meal was the wine 'concept'. If you are going to run an upscale operation please charge the going rate for a decent size glass of wine rather than charging a lesser amount for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
hector h h, Propietario at Le Chansonnier, responded to this review

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
Level Contributor
62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anstruther, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
hector h h, Propietario at Le Chansonnier, responded to this review
Google Translation

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

UK
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
hector h h, Propietario at Le Chansonnier, responded to this review
Google Translation

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

Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oberlin, Ohio, United States
Level Contributor
47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fredericksburg, Va
Level Contributor
107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
California
Level Contributor
199 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Le Chansonnier also viewed

 

Been to Le Chansonnier? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Le Chansonnier

Address: Calle J No. 257 e/15 y Linea, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: +53 7 8321576
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: French, Bar, Fusion, Bistro

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Le Chansonnier staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?