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Le Pre Catelan

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Av. Atlantica 4240 | Hotel Sofitel Rio De Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55(21)2525-1160
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: For us, gastronomy is art de la cuisine and flavors, presentation, service...
For us, gastronomy is art de la cuisine and flavors, presentation, service and ambience are paramount. All this is taken into consideration to create a culinary concept where food is an essential ingredient for an unforgettable experience. The Le Pre Catelan restaurant has been named one of the top 10 hotel restaurants in the world by Hotel World magazine. Modern decor and views over Copacabana. Our menu changes every 2 weeks.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Deserve its Michelin star!

I have been to the restaurant with a group of friends and what can I say except congratulation to the Chef and his team?! The service was very efficient without being too much, the food amazing (try the Villegagnon menu) and the Chef very nice. No wonder they reserve a Michelin star recently, they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Toulouse, France
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Toulouse, France
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have been to the restaurant with a group of friends and what can I say except congratulation to the Chef and his team?! The service was very efficient without being too much, the food amazing (try the Villegagnon menu) and the Chef very nice. No wonder they reserve a Michelin star recently, they deserve it!

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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente at Le Pre Catelan, responded to this review

Bonjour, we are all really happy with your comment. Here at Le Pre Catelan we do our best to give our clients an amazing experience. It is really rewarding when we please our guests. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Marcia Miranda - Food & Beverage Manager More 

Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We decided to go there for my birthday. Wow! We loved it all. I don't even know where to start! First, there is 3 menu to choose from, one regular and two degustation menus (Villegagnon and Amazonia). Those special menu are the result of the research of the famous French chef, "Roland Villard", to combine fresh products from Bresil with... More 

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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente at Le Pre Catelan, responded to this review

Bonjour, we appreciate you for taking time to send us your feedback. It’s a great pleasure to know that you enjoyed our menu and service. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Marcia Miranda - Food & Beverage Manager More 

Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I have been in this restaurant on several occasions while on business trip or leisure in Rio. The food is usually excellent. Last December, I was staying in the Sofitel for New Year and I decided with my Brasilian friend, who is a chef, to have dinner in this restaurant. As the restaurant was very busy we could only book... More 

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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente at Le Pre Catelan, responded to this review

Bonjour, we appreciate you for taking time to send us your feedback. We are sorry that our service did not meet your expectations. It’s a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our Villegagnon Menu. We hope that you can give us another chance to surprise you. Best Regards, Marcia Miranda - Food & Beverage Manager More 

Rahway, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I must say that service is unusually fast and attentive, the food...well we choose Amazon sample menu- risky move and we definitely paid the price. Out of 6 dishes i tried i liked only 2 the presentation was beautiful for each dish, but i finished up with swollen gums something from amazon didnt agree with me. Over all i recommend... More 

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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente at Le Pre Catelan, responded to this review

Bonjour, thank you for taking time and sending us your feedback. Your comment is very important for us. We are sorry that the Amazon Menu did not meet your expectations. We hope that you can give us another chance to surprise you. Best Regards, Marcia Miranda - Food & Beverage Manager More 

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I went here for my b-day. We ordered the "menu degustation" which proved to be an excellent choice. The chef has mastered Brazilian ingredients and reinterpreted them in french cuisine style. Presentation is beautiful, but the taste sensation is even better. If you like unforgettable meals, you have to try this place.

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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente at Le Pre Catelan, responded to this review

Bonjour, we are all really happy with your comment. Here at Le Pre Catelan we do our best to give our clients an amazing experience. It is really rewarding when we please our guests. We hope to see you soon. Best regards, Marcia Miranda - Food & Beverage Manager More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent French food with the chef Rolland Vilar. The service and advice for the perfect wine. Classic and beautiful furniture. The atmosphere mixed of French and Brazilian, very pleasant. Expensive but worth it

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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente at Le Pre Catelan, responded to this review

Bonjour, it is a great pleasure to receive your comments. We are very glad that you had a great experience at Le Pré Catelan. We hope to welcome you back in your next visit to Rio de Janeiro. Best regards, Marcia Miranda - Food & Beverage Manager More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

One of the best in all aspects. Reservation requested. The waiters are top. The original and amasing creations of Chef Rolland Villard are just unforgetable. Try the housemade warm breads. Try Menu Amazonas. One of the plates is this exquisite Amazonian fish served with its own scale as spoon. You will want to come back to Rio not just because... More 

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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente at Le Pre Catelan, responded to this review

Bonjour, it is a great pleasure to receive your comments. We are truly happy that we met your expectations of a top restaurant. It’s a great pleasure to know that you enjoyed our Amazon menu and our bread selection.We hope to welcome you back in your next visit to Rio de Janeiro. Best regards, Marcia Miranda - Food & Beverage... More 

Cracow
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As we wanted to experience some Rio fine dining and to have a nice view as well we settled for this restaurant, as it seemed to be the only one that met both criteria. Its location is the Sofitel hotel on Copacabana and the windows overlook the beach. The view is restricted by the trees and there is no al... More 

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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente at Le Pre Catelan, responded to this review

Bonjour, we appreciate you for taking time to send us your feedback. We are sorry that our restaurant did not meet your expectations. We hope that you can give us another chance to surprise you. Best Regards, Marcia Miranda - Food & Beverage Manager More 

Toronto
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a fine dining restaurant so don’t expect it to be cheap, it will likely be one of your more expensive dinners in Rio. However you will come out feeling like it was worth it. The staff is very helpful and also very plentiful. Over the course of our meal the people who visited our table were the manager,... More 

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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente at Le Pre Catelan, responded to this review

Bonjour, thank you very much for your comments. We are truly happy that we met your expectations of a top restaurant. It is really rewarding when we are able to surprise our guests. We hope to see you soon in our restaurant. Kind regards, Marcia Miranda - Food & Beverage Manager More 

sydney
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The worst dining experience my wife and i have ever had. The service was terrible. My wife and i left starving after waiting two hours and no food. We sat down at 9PM, ordered salad and 2 main courses which never arrived. At 11PM, after speaking with the manager 3 times who promised to bring our food we left. The... More 

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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente at Le Pre Catelan, responded to this review

Bonjour, we appreciate you for taking time to send us your feedback. Here at Le Pre Catelan we do our best to give our clients an amazing experience. We apologize for what happened in our restaurant. We are really sorry that our restaurant did not meet your expectations. We hope that you can give us another chance to surprise you.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Atlantica 4240 | Hotel Sofitel Rio De Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighborhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: +55(21)2525-1160

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Description

For us, gastronomy is art de la cuisine and flavors, presentation, service and ambience are paramount. All this is taken into consideration to create a culinary concept where food is an essential ingredient for an unforgettable experience. The Le Pre Catelan restaurant has been named one of the top 10 hotel restaurants in the world by Hotel World magazine. Modern decor and views over Copacabana. Our menu changes every 2 weeks.

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