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Le Chansonnier

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French, Bar, Pub, Fusion, Bistro
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Calle J No. 257 e/15 y Linea, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321576
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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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    Very good
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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
Fine dining in Havana

After being left by a taxi outside an old suburban colonial house that had been split into several flats we managed to locate a likely door bell . One inside we were very impressed with the ambience : the high ceilings the sense of an experience of Old Hispanic grandeur. The.meals were by Havana... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

After being left by a taxi outside an old suburban colonial house that had been split into several flats we managed to locate a likely door bell . One inside we were very impressed with the ambience : the high ceilings the sense of an experience of Old Hispanic grandeur. The.meals were by Havana standards very good but not perfect.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

this really is a very charming restaurant in Havana, the decor is quite exquisite, lovely stylish touches, great ambience both dinning out the terrace or inside. The staff were polite and attentive, the food flavours and presentation excellent. I definitely recommend this restaurant and will certainly return on my next visit to Havana.

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swindon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was a wonderful surprise to find the food was extremely good and done to a very high standard . To find such a lovely restaurant in the middle of a row of houses was a joy . The staff were friendly and helpful and the decor was very modern it was a pleasure to eat there .

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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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 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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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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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!

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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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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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, Pub, 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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