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Solena

5, rue Chauffour Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 57 53 28 06
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Ranked #17 of 1,536 Restaurants in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $49 - $79
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tucked away into Place Tartas, a stone's throw from centreville, is Soléna, owned by chef Aurélien Crosato, a Bordeaux native and Serena Lee, a native San Franciscan. Classically trained, Aurélien spent 2 ½ years broadening and honing his culinary palette in the foggy city before returning to his hometown. Market driven 3 and 5 course menus stay true to the Sud Ouest region with original and eye opening combinations, such as venison ravioli with aged gouda, soy-glazed magret, foie gras with foraged herbs, and mesquite smoked sturgeon. A solid wine list spans terroirs from juicy, ripe St. Josephs to bucket list Bordeaux vintages, or a glass of Maury to accompany that Turkish spiced Grand Cru chocolate mousse.OUR HOURS: Wednesday through Saturday 20h00 to 21h30 Sunday lunch 12h00 to 14h00 and Sunday dinner 19h30 to 21h30
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Melbourne
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Unassuming and relaxed but the food was very thoughtful in its amalgamation of ingredients and absolutely delicious. Despite being pressed, the waitress was patient with our lack of French and helped us choose a wine exactly to our taste. The 5 course degustation extended itself with generous amuse bouche and petit fours. Open on a Sunday and able to take... More

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Reading other reviews I expected sharply contrasting flavours. And for the mise en Bouche and entree we were not disappointed. (Mackerel with squash, chicken with Parmesan cream, home smoked salmon , deliciously tender with mustard cream and herbs) Main course was a two chop rack of lamb with gratineed onion. A master stroke. The lamb was the most flavoursome I... More

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United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

First trip to Bordeaux. Stuck to find somewhere to eat on the penultimate evening but found here luckily! Staff were very accommodating and helped to translate the menu which was in French, to English for us. The food was lovely, a niche French selection on the small menu. I tried Duck for the first time in my life, it was... More

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Wilson, North Carolina
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144 reviews 144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Was just a block or two from Hotel Burdigila and was suggested by the front desk. We had an absolutely wonderful waitress (spoke great English) and she made this a fun night. The menu is a bit more daring than most, so just be prepared to try some new things. With wine and a cocktail, about 125 euro/couple.

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los angeles
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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This restaurant thrives on making unusual combinations of foods and flavors. Some of them work, some don't. Several members of my party ordered the crab cake, guacamole appetizer. The crab meat was mixed with quinoa. Interesting texture, but not a hit with my party. The dorade entree was much better received, as was the seared pork. My son didn't like... More

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

For our second dinner in Bordeaux, we chose Solena based primarily on the reviews we found here. As a plus, they are on La Fourchette, which conveniently allows for online reservations like Open Table. And we were so glad we went. With Solena, you get the flavorful experience of haute cuisine in a small and casual environment. Most of the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

This is our(wife and inlaws ) first visit to bordeaux and found this superb restaurant through Trip Advisor. I agree 100% with the positive reviews including superb service by Amelie, amazing choice of a la carte or set menu, great wine choices , fresh and local ingredients and prompt service . I would highly recommend Solena to anyone looking for... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

While we sad to see our three month adventure in Bordeaux come to a close, we had the opportunity for one last Sunday lunch before our departure. We chose to visit again with Chef Aurelian Crosato at Restaurant Solena. On our first visit to the restaurant, for my wife Kathy’s birthday dinner, we ordered from the menu. This time, however,... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great food and very welcoming staff. You feel at home and never stop being surprises by your delicious menu choices. One of the best restaurants in France.

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Toulouse, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at Solena, the foie gras with cherries and rhubarb totally inspired, the turbot perfectly cooked, the lemon and apricot desserts delicious. The service was excellent, and it was impressive to see the (obviously experienced) waitress in charge teaching a new, young recruit, with real commitment. Wine list good, with interesting options, and the waitress knew... More

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Additional Information about Solena

Address: 5, rue Chauffour Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Phone Number: +33 5 57 53 28 06
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
Average Prices: USD 49 - 79
Cuisine: French

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