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Le Chansonnier

#131 of 677 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle J No. 257 e/15 y Linea, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321576
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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Like the last reviewer, I was here 4 years ago. Loved it so much I came back & loved it all over again. Great ambience, service & food!

Thank Stephanie C
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

4 years have passed since my last visit and it didn't disappoint. If anything they've up their game on every aspect.....food, service, ambiance. It's as good as any fine dining experience in the US

Thank Jan K
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Nestled in a residential area you'd be forgiven for walking past this repurposed villa. Inside, the space with its traditionally tiled floors and high ceilings is beautifully decorated deliberately to showcase the pieces of art on display including a unique copper piece of 'sculpture' functioning as the gateway to the washrooms. The menu was interesting and probably classed as 'international'... More 

Thank LondonRaT
Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

If you want fine dining in wonderful surroundings and excellent service, you must come here. The menu is diverse and standards high but the service is also incredibly friendly and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the whole experience. It took some finding though as there is no signage....we got lost but really glad we persevered!

Thank The_Organs
Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

THE OWNER HECTOR and his crew are extraordinaries, a really swanky glamour restaurant, a minimalist decoration with a very good taste of art...the real place to hang out in vedado late at night.

Thank Leslie S
Charleston, South Carolina
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Le Chansonier had very good food served in the gorgeous old mansion. Serving slightly upscale Cuban basics superbly done with good service, nice wine list, and reasonable pricing (4 of us with a bottle of wine for 100 CUC.

1 Thank Chuckkimball
Havana, Cuba
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is the second time I visit Le Chansonnier, the owner has made some upgrading in the building and the new decoration fits very well with the colonial style of the house with ample spaces and fenestration. The food was also delicious. I recommend the croquetas. Cocktails were also great. For sure I will come back again next time I... More 

2 Thank Ernesto1972_12
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

I LOVE this place!!! Possibly because back in the day (early 2000's) it was one of the only restaurants where you could get a great meal! I have wonderful memories of Le Chansonnier, and owner, Hector Higuero! And now they have an excellent, new chef!!! I ate their several times during my last visit..and tried a variety of dishes...ALL SUPERB!!!!

Thank Mitchel M
Lima, Peru
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

We loved Le Chansonnier. We ate at a lot of fantastic places while in Cuba (whoever said food is terrible in Cuba clearly hasn't been there in a long, long time), but Le Chansonnier definitely stood out of the bunch. The house is beautiful and the food is fantastic. We ordered a bunch of starters to share and enjoyed them... More 

Thank Jimena L
New York City, New York
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

The place is beautiful. You feel like you're in a French Mansion. Gorgeous! I was impressed. The food was really good. Service was excellent and friendly, but slow. You can't dine here if you're in a hurry. I enjoyed it so much that the time wasn't an issue. On the pricier side, but worth every penny.

1 Thank mariselnyc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Caribbean, Cuban, French, Fusion
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle J No. 257 e/15 y Linea, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8321576
Poetry in concept, flame in the heart, the stone shell can not contain the light of our spaces. Come to a restaurant to walk with bare feet and face in the clouds. Designed, served, cooked, passionate.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?