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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Vin Bistro

Le Vin Bistro
Rua Barao da Torre, 490 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 21 3502 1002
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Ranked #210 of 8,679 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: $25 - $76
Cuisines: French, Bistro, Wine Bar, Sandwiches
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Authentic bistro, serving classic French dishes in a cosy and charming atmosphere. From lunch time until late night.
2 reviews
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Great food and service and nice setting. A nice option for french cuisine and one of the few restaurants in the area where you can get oysters.

Visited June 2012
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Gabriela F, Public Relations Manager at Le Vin Bistro, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Geoff3021, Thank you very much for your comment and recommendation. We hope to see you around soon!
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect place for a romantic dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012 via mobile

Highly recommend this French bistro for a romantic dinner! The food was absolutely delicious on both nights that me and my boyfriend went. Had the Fish of the day with mustard sauce and potatoes and it was mouth watering good! Great wine list, dessert and coffee as well!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gabriela F, Public Relations Manager at Le Vin Bistro, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear tr0511,

Thank you very much for your comment and recommendation. We hope to see you around soon!
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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

This restaurant is extremely overpriced. We had two mediocre salads, one glass of simple wine, one coffee and two small bottles of mineral water, and we had to pay 185 reais (about US$ 105). Worst dining experience in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Gabriela F, Public Relations Manager at Le Vin Bistro, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Paul B,

We're sorry to hear you were not impressed by Le Vin. Our aim is to serve top quality French bistrot food and in order to do so we choose only the finest ingredients and this cost reflects on our prices.

We do hope you change your mind and visit us again.

Best regards,
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“If it wasn`t for the price...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Cozy environment, delicious food, great wine selection. A bit pricey though. I would go back if it was a special occasion.

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Gabriela F, Public Relations Manager at Le Vin Bistro, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear engped,

Thank you very much for your comment and recommendation. Our prices reflect our choice of top quality ingredients that make it possible for us to offer classic French cuisine bistrotière. During the week, at lunch time, we also offer a set menu for R$ 49 that includes salad, main and dessert, usually with an option of the best of our patisserie.

We do hope to see you around at Le Vin soon. :-)
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“A bit of the French Riviera in Ipanema”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

We had the same meal----mussels in cream and salad----that was our final meal in France last summer (in Nice)............and it was just as good here! Great Malbec as well.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gabriela F, Gerente de relações públicas at Le Vin Bistro, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear Pattinkc,

We're very glad to hear our food brought so many nice memories from your holidays in France!

We hope to see you around soon!

And thanks very much for your time and comment.

Best regards,
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