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12 Rue Chardin

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Chardin 12, Tbilisi, Georgia
+995 577 48 04 60
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Description: Chardin 12 was one of the first restaurants on the famous Chardin Street in...
Chardin 12 was one of the first restaurants on the famous Chardin Street in the Old part of Tbilisi. You will find fine European dishes, as well as traditional Georgian food on the menu. There is live music to be enjoyed along with a fantastic atmosphere.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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It was almost empty on a summer afternoon. We were on Chardin Str and just landed there almost by accident - without choosing long. Ordered wine and ice-cream, and it cost as a full-sized family lunch. The inside interior is really nice, but it doesn't make it worth the price.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Жанна М
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

General atmosphere in the cafe is very good, good music etc. The prices are pretty high, which I cannot say about the quality of the service in there. We asked for the tea but they said that they didn't have enough pots, even though the place wasn't full. And waiters are pretty slow.

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Thank Natalija K
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

One of the best cafes in town - if not the best. Live music Nice decorations Service pleasant and friendly Visited 3 times at 3 different occasions. First time: night cap - waiter good to suggest cocktails and mixed drinks. One last drink became 3. Second visit: party - good food Third visit: family visit coffee and cheese cake.

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Thank Bent Bjorlin H
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It was almost empty on a summer afternoon. We were on Chardin Str and just landed there almost by accident - without choosing long. Ordered wine and ice-cream, and it cost as a full-sized family lunch. The inside interior is really nice, but it doesn't make it worth the price.

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1 Thank Жанна М
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Right there on one of the main streets of the old town, this small, typical Georgian dining room has a collection of interesting knick knacks adorning the walls, old musical instruments, a stuffed pheasant, brass candle sticks, old sepia photographs which all make for a very cosy atmosphere. Its menu is Georgian/European. We had Chanaki khachapuri, a super delicious cheesepie,... More 

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Thank Kia A
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

I read some of these reviews after we had gone to 12 rue Chardin and could not believe what I was reading. I had chanakhi a lamb aubergine garlic and tomato dish served in a clay pot. It was delicious. My partner went for pork medallions with tomato mushroom and cheese and rosemary potatoes and since we had been all... More 

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Thank Eulys
Oman
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Sometimes the heavy Georgian main dishes of stuffed breads/dumplings etc. can get tedious. This cosy little restaurant in a popular lane of old Tbilisi offers a welcome change. We had excellent steaks and great salads with Georgian walnut dressings. The décor and atmosphere are also good, as is the selection of wines.

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1 Thank bksap
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

High quality Georgian and European food, great wines, quick service, very nice location in one of the most popular and lively streets of the old city. Fantastic to sit outside in the summer with wine and food platter too. But do try Georgian meals and their great Greek salad.

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Thank LarissaCh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Another honest food review... this time from Tbilisi. Oh God. We were unwelcome to the nice looking location with grins and eye rolls. We ordered our food excited to taste the so called nectar of the Caucaus. I started with the chicken soup which took 45 minutes to bring to the table. It was watered down and had no chicken... More 

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Thank HonestFoodMan
Yerevan, Armenia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Don't be fooled by the disgusting service, the food is also disgusting. The decor is beautiful, however.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The place is really nice, and the food is ok, the live music is awesome, but the service is disastrous. The owners would better train their personnel to be polite.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chardin 12, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Location: Europe  >  Georgia  >  Tbilisi
  • Phone Number: +995 577 48 04 60

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: French

Description

Chardin 12 was one of the first restaurants on the famous Chardin Street in the Old part of Tbilisi. You will find fine European dishes, as well as traditional Georgian food on the menu. There is live music to be enjoyed along with a fantastic atmosphere.

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