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All 54 Chinon Restaurants

Le Cafe des Arts

4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500 Chinon, France
02 47 93 09 84
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Ranked #23 of 54 Restaurants in Chinon
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Toronto, Ontario
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

One member of our group was desperately hungry, so this was a bit of a rushed choice for lunch one day, but it turned out great. All four of us were very pleased with our meals. Lots of local ingredients - cheese, meats, etc. A glass of local Chinon wine was tasty and very reasonably priced. The location - on... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

After eating some of the best French food all around the country, I wanted to see how they would fix a hamburger. After eating great steaks from Kansas City to hamburgers in Napa Valley, my interest was peaked. Le Café des Arts did not disappoint. It was cooked to perfection with sautéed onions which melted in ones mouth. With a... More 

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St Regis
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A wonderful location on a shaded square, but the worst food we had in France. Expensive too. Don't bother there re many others better

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice during our recent trip to Chinon, taking a table in the square outside the restaurant. If you're a meat eater you won't be disappointed. My terrine starter was huge and accompanied with some glazed bacon and sliced cold ham. The duck breast main was also very good. Service was efficient and friendly.

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Kampenhout, Belgium
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Looked like a nice time restaurant , nice outdoor seating , but it took some time before one of the 3 staff members saw me ( i was luckier than another couple who i think waited 30mins before they could order their meals ) . But what ruined my experience here was that in the menu they spoke of riz-de... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of very few places open on a Sunday evening. Menu was OK but our food was cold. Service was reasonable but given that other places were shut they seemed over whelmed by numbers.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Convivial setting in the town square on a warm summer's evening. Extensive menu, well presented food and fairly prompt service, although we did have to pursue the bill. A decent if fractionally pricey wine-list, My steak tartare was delicious and there was praise from the other three members of my family for their food, both for taste and portion sizes.... More 

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Chinon, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Lovely restaurant but food and service let it down. Our expensive steak was so rare we could not eat it. Wine was nice but over priced and the attitude of the waitress was disappointing.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited this restaurant on a sunday evening and took advantage of their great value 3 course menu for just under €20. Bar area, with restaurant at the back.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We just had a great meal here. I had a lovely light and tasty fish and my husband had a hearty lamb shank. The local wine was good, and the coupe de champagne appeared more expensive than most, but was a huge glass so good value. Staff spoke excellent English.

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Address: 4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500 Chinon, France
Phone Number: 02 47 93 09 84
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
Cuisine: French

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