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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: Dinner, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best food during Brasilian trip

As we were heading to the Amazon, we tried the Amazon menu. It was a very good choice as this way we learned you can prepare Tambaqui (a typical Amazonian fish) without the mud flavour! :) All other dishes of the menu were very nice, too, we liked the flavours and the presentation. The size of each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

As we were heading to the Amazon, we tried the Amazon menu. It was a very good choice as this way we learned you can prepare Tambaqui (a typical Amazonian fish) without the mud flavour! :) All other dishes of the menu were very nice, too, we liked the flavours and the presentation. The size of each portion was well... More 

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Florianopolis, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I came here for dinner on my 65th and was very happy with the meal and the service. We chose the Amazonia and the Villegagnon degustation menus and both were interesting choices. We had a bottle of a medium priced white, 2 glasses of champagne and 2 pre dinner drinks in the bar and I feel that the bill of... More 

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had our best dinner in Rio at Le Pre Catelan. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. The restaurant also has an outstanding wine selection. The portions were the perfect size.

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

Bonjour, thank you very much for your comments. It is really rewarding when we are able to surprise our guests. Hope to see you soon in our restaurant. Kind regards, Marcia Miranda - Food & Beverage Manager More 

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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food.... Excellence. The Pre Catelan menu is permanent and 8 courses + small treats in the end - all very very delicious at 290 RS. Wines are reasonable priced and the Michelin chef came out to talk to all the customers which adds to the experience. Staff was very friendly and accomodating, however the two first courses came before... More 

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Bonjour, we are all really happy with your comment. It is really rewarding when we please our guests. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Marcia Miranda - Food & Beverage Manager More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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

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  • 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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