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Voila Bistrot

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Estrada Paraty - Cunha km 4 - Ponte Branca | Caixa Postal 74660, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970000, Brazil
+55 24 3371-6548
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bistrot-casa, no meio da Mata Atlantica, com apenas 7 mesas e atendimento...
Bistrot-casa, no meio da Mata Atlantica, com apenas 7 mesas e atendimento amigavel feito pelos proprios donos. Ambiente romantico, com jantar a luz de velas e musica francesa. O som das aguas do rio que corre ao lado complementa a atmosfera. Cardapio autoral, executado por chef auto-didata cozinheiro desde os 12 anos de idade. Destaque para as carnes de caca, foie gras, cogumelos frescos e trufas. Peixes frescos e frutos do mar tambem estao no cardapio.
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    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Delicious!

A little bit of true France in Brazil, this establishment is certainly in the top 3 of all of Paraty. The food is exquisite and is very refined. An experience in itself.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Ismail C
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London, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This restaurant is up to most of its reviews when it comes to the quality of the dishes. Antipathy, however, is its motto. It is more strict than any restaurant you may have come across in Paris. It's impossible to be comfortable while ordering or sipping some wine. Maybe it's just too pretentious for its own sake.

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Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Ed, We appreciate constructive criticism, so that we may improve our services. Unfortunately your comments are for too subjective, so that we do not have sufficient arguments to answer it. Best regards, Adriana & Christophe Legond More 

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A little bit of true France in Brazil, this establishment is certainly in the top 3 of all of Paraty. The food is exquisite and is very refined. An experience in itself.

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Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Ismail, Thanks for your visit to our pousada and also to the bistrot. We are so happy you enjoyed both. Best regards, Adriana & Christophe Legond More 

Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
541 helpful votes 541 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was in doubt how to classify this restaurant as average or very good, and I finally decided for the last, because of the nice atmosphere, the owners attention and because it is very hard to have high quality and good service in Paraty or in Angra dos Reis as well. In my opinion they made miracles to have such... More 

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Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Oasette, Thank you for taking your time to review us publicly on this website. Unfortunately we had not understood all your weights as well. Anyway we thought you had no regret for coming to visit us. That's good! That's good! Maybe some other day you can come visit us again. It will be a pleasure! Best wishes, Adriana &... More 

Dallas, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a very hard to find hidden Diamond in Paraty. It is well worth finding it. The food was fabulous. All made that day just for us. Home made pate, pastries, 2 kinds of Quiche , desserts out of this world. Beautiful fruits and meat platters,pancakes, crepes etc. And all the sparkling wine you could drink. The owner chef... More 

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Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Cindy, It was a great pleasure to welcome your group that we had affectionately named DALLAS BRUNCH. Cool and lively people, in that time (January/14) passing through Paraty, and chose us to spend just a few moments. For us, it was very nice. We were really happy that you have appreciated our place. Dallas not be worth right there.... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Amazing atmosphere and unbeatable cuisine. It's a small hidden place just outside Paraty and, no doubt about it, the best dinner spot around town. The restaurant is charming and cozy and the limited menu comprises tasty options for all foodies. If your into wine, the french ones - either white or red - are all great. I definitely recommend it... More 

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Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Fabio, Thanks for your comments. We had a lot of chance to open our gate for you and your girl friend in a day we were closed (smiles). And you come back 2 days after. It was a pleasure for us! We hope to have another opportunity to see you again! Best regards, Adriana & Christophe Legond More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Intimate, rustic bistrot that is part of the poussada. The poussada owner Christophe is the chef, who also took our order himself, and made a special vegetarian risotto for two with truffles and mushrooms that was not on the menu. Freshly homemade ravioli also with truffles and a cream sauce was exquisite, as were shitake mushrooms. Rich desserts and a... More 

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Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Gregory, Thanking for your generous review. So happy you enjoyed your stay at Voilà Bistrot. It was a pleasure to be able to offer you a good experience with us. We hope to see you back sometime in the future. Warmest regards, Adriana & Christophe Legond More 

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I'm not one to write reviews, generally, unless the experience is truly exceptional (for better or for worse) but a dinner at Voila Bistro, in Paraty, unfortunately fell into this latter category. The setting is lovely and the place has had a number of good reviews, so myself and a group of friends chose this as a place to have... More 

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Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review
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Prezada Juliana B, Acreditamos que a senhora esteja equivocada, bem como todos os seus 3 amigos que nos avaliaram como... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

My friends and I went to this restaurant in a charming place full of expectations for a good meal with decent service. What we got was an arrogant, indifferent owner who scoffed at a patron as she fell on the floor from having had too much to drink. Then he proceeded to insult the tastes of members of our group... More 

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Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review
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Sr. Pluribus, Por que? Por que este ataque tão aguerrido e abertamente declarado a pessoas decentes, honestas, com reputação ilibada,... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I am not one to take to the web to comment on negative restaurant experiences, but upon reading this restaurant's reaction to a review of a dinner I actually partook, I feel it is my duty to set the record straight. Using TripAdvisor as a guide, a group of friends and I chose to dine at Voila Bistrot while visiting... More 

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Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review
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Prezado Marcelo Lessa, Acredito que o senhor seja brasileiro, portanto acho que podemos respondê-lo em português, idioma da maioria de... More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

There is simply nothing positive to be said about this pathetic excuse for a restaurant, run by the most pompous, arrogant, ill-mannered and singularly untalented Frenchman I have ever seen (I am French-American). In addition to wildly overpriced even by Brazilian standards, the food is bland to the point of utter tastelessness. But given the service, which took hours and... More 

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Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear J Barchfield, We believe that your review only can be a serious misunderstanding. First because we do not recognize any of the facts reported here. Second, because we had conquered our current position on TripAdvisor (9th best restaurant of the world) just by offering good food, nice ambience and especially the gentle and respectful we treat every customer that... More 

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Additional Information about Voila Bistrot

Address: Estrada Paraty - Cunha km 4 - Ponte Branca | Caixa Postal 74660, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 24 3371-6548
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Paraty
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 32 - 48
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada Paraty - Cunha km 4 - Ponte Branca | Caixa Postal 74660, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Paraty
  • Phone Number: +55 24 3371-6548

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 48
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Bistrot-casa, no meio da Mata Atlantica, com apenas 7 mesas e atendimento amigavel feito pelos proprios donos. Ambiente romantico, com jantar a luz de velas e musica francesa. O som das aguas do rio que corre ao lado complementa a atmosfera. Cardapio autoral, executado por chef auto-didata cozinheiro desde os 12 anos de idade. Destaque para as carnes de caca, foie gras, cogumelos frescos e trufas. Peixes frescos e frutos do mar tambem estao no cardapio.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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