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“Worth every cent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pigalle Sandton

Pigalle Sandton
Maude Street, Sandton | Shop UO9 4th Floor Michelangelo Towers, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 884 8899
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Ranked #47 of 802 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: International, European, Portuguese
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in the Michelangelo Towers at the Nelson Mandela Square, Pigalle Sandton has become a benchmark in urban-chic dining where government and business men and women swarm to wine and dine like kings and queens. The venue reflects the Goncalves brother's Mediterranean flair for life with its sumptuous vibe, specializing in exceptional seafood and superb international cuisine. There is something extraordinary for every palate at Pigalle with a sensational menu including impeccably prepared meat, fish and poultry dishes. Pigalle Sandton showcases elegant decor which sets a chic, up market ambience as well as successfully exhibiting and almost decadent yet exceptionally impressive urban-Baroque flavour. Lavish imported Italian fabrics, rich timber and gilded frames complete the opulent look and feel, while the smoking section boasts a breezy balcony with panoramic vistas of the Sandton CBD skyline.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Worth every cent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

My wife and I just got back from celebrating our 11th Anniversary, a fantastic achievement, capped off by a fantastic dining experience at Pigalle.
Let me say that all did not get off to a great start, as we were not seated in the area I had requested. The manner in which this issue was handled, however, showed the class of the owners and staff, as arrangements and apologies were made with no fuss and the evening began in earnest.
From the opening complimentary espresso cup of spicy butternut soup to the final spoon of the finest Creme Brûlée outside of Paris every dish was created with obvious care and a passion for honest cuisine that delivers in taste, portion size and presentation.
The Slow Roasted Duck in Grand Marnier was a revelation in a restaurant renowned for its lavish shellfish platters and the service was superb and attentive without being intrusive.
This restaurant is not cheap, but it is one of those rare finds...a place that is worth every cent!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Went out for a birthday supper at Pigalle and was not disappointed. The food was excellent and so was the service. It was a bit pricey, but well worth it.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great place to have dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Their no child policy is what attracts me time and again. You can have a wonderful meal with a great bottle of wine among the company of adults. Their food is delicious and they have a varied menu and wine list. It never disappoints!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sandton, South Africa
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Soccer world cup experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I bought tickets to a meal & watching one of the soccer world cup games on the square at Melrose Arch. It was awesome! Bit pricey but well worth it!. I've also been to the Pigalle in Sandton City - very nice owners and awesome service.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I love the experience and everytime i enjoy my food and wines too...
Wines always compliment the food..

Visited October 2012
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