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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
537 8321576
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Dining options: 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.
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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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best in Havana

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Miami, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Singapore, Singapore
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201 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited this place at lunch time. The staff are great, the place is beautifull. I ordered Squid as a starter but I just could not eat it as it had not been cooked enough. The rest of the food was disappointing. I have the feeling that the Chef was not on duty. Anyway I believe it was an unlucky... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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118 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This modern renovation of a period house was the most beautiful of the restaurants in which we dined in Havana. There was also a special art exhibit on the walls when we were there. The food was delicious and the service was good.

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant also offers accommodation but without our guide book (Time Out, edition 2005), we would never find it. There is no sign for the accommodation, nor the restaurant. However, it a worthwhile trip to visit this restaurant. The prices were slightly above the price range we experienced but the quality of the food and the service was above reproach.... 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: 537 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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