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12 Rue Chardin

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Chardin 12, Tbilisi, Georgia
+995 577 48 04 60
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Chardin 12 was one of the first restaurants on the famous Chardin Street...
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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  • 12
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  • 9
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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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English first
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 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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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

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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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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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Yerevan, Armenia
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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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

12 Rue Chardin gives an impression of an eccentric place due to its decorative fittings on her walls ranging from type writers to musical instruments. It is a medium sized restaurant=bar at a convenient location. There is live jazz music after 8.30pm, but the band is also eccentric somehow as it was swithching from Jazz standards to Bossa Nova time... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This restaurant serves a mixture of European cuisine. A popular place among Tbilisi residents and the visitors. Live music plays in the evenings. Reservations are recommended as it get packed towards the evening. Very nice design of the restaurant.

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Ana M, Owner at 12 Rue Chardin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, i hope you will visit us again. More 

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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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