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Rua: Cavalheiro Torquato Rizzi 1715, Ribeirao Preto, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
16 3621-2103
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7:30 pm - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 2:30 am
Dining options: Reservations
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Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good French option in town

The place is fancy, staff is polite and the menu is sophisticated. We've been there four times and I had a different main dish each time; two of them were really good, and the other two were only okay. Prices are a bit too high. But it is definitely a good place to have a romantic dinner and good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
Maira C
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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The place is fancy, staff is polite and the menu is sophisticated. We've been there four times and I had a different main dish each time; two of them were really good, and the other two were only okay. Prices are a bit too high. But it is definitely a good place to have a romantic dinner and good wine.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We have been visiting the restaurant every few months after it opened some 1.5 (?) year ago. It is the only true French cuisine of São Paulo quality in Ribeirao Preto and has proven to be able to keep up with its ambitious start over time. This is difficult in a city where people dine out a lot but tend... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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135 reviews 135 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Great food in a great location. Just ask not to be in a private room that face the small street just above the entrance. Ask to be in the opposite private space that faces the huge avenue. It is a nice dinner with a view!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua: Cavalheiro Torquato Rizzi 1715, Ribeirao Preto, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Ribeirao Preto
  • Phone Number: 16 3621-2103

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday
7:30 pm - 2:30 am
Friday
7:30 pm - 2:30 am
Saturday
7:30 pm - 2:30 am

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