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Le Cafe des Arts

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4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 09 84
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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decent food but nothing amazing. The usual French bistro offerings. My husband had the duck and serious indigestion afterwards. My son had a burger which was good. The staff were friendly and attentive.

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Thank Cararmme
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is classic brasserie style but nicely done, worth the visit. But the best is the wine list including the best of the local winemakers, make sure to try it !

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Thank Laurent D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Great for people watching, and the food is above average for the 'place'. Wish they would fix the fountain though!! Huge interior, so excellent all year round.

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Thank Margaret F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We loved their burgers and I loved the coffee. The French don't seem to understand bacon so,I suggest you ask them to leave it in the kitchen. The burger is perfectly fine without it. The frites were good as well.

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Thank Chowyunfood
Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Having arrived in Chinon we were strolling just looking for somewhere to eat. Saw Cafe des Arts just by the square and took a fancy to the French atmosphere. We were greeted and asked to sit in the main restaurant which was empty. No problem! We were seated by the window and had an excellent steak with sweets to follow.... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Hello Folks, Dined here on the Evening of Sat 3rd Sept, 16. I tried to show the young man wanted I wanted form the menu, as my French is very poor. He SNATCHED the menu out of my arms, as though to say he wasn`t stupid and could understand my order in English. I was only trying to be helpful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

The town square in Chinon has a classic French feel and several restaurants to choice from - unfortunately our choice was bad. Food here was very poor - French Fries were uncooked on all our meals we asked for replacements but they never came. After challenging the bill we were verbally abused by the owner/manager . Please AVOID at all... More 

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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This has a lovely spot in the main square in Chinon. We found something on the menu to suit everyone. The service is prompt and friendly, and for a mid range budget this was excellent. We came back into Chinon planning to have a second meal here this holiday because we all enjoyed it, and were disappointed it wasn't open... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch but found the experience quite daunting . After having to ask to order and constant reminders for water and the cheque we left more than 2 hours later. Staff seemed to be more concerned about wiping tables than serving customers

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Thank Greg B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This cafe is situated in a little square and is great for people watching :) The drinks are reasonably priced, however in the evening the terrace has a bit too much light. Perhaps a bit touristy, but we were here during high season.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 09 84

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