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Voila Bistrot

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Estrada Paraty - Cunha Km 4 | Ponte Branca, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
+55 24 3371 6548
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Delicious meal and very good service. The decoration is also delightful. The restaurant is just by a river so the delicious noise of water is audible. They could spare some money on the air conditioning, though as The restaurant can get very chilly.

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Thank fervalsil
Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review
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Prezada Fernanda, Obrigada por nos avaliar no TripAdvisor, nos cumprimentando pelo atendimento, ambiente e gastronomia e dividindo com outros usuários... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Our host of the night was the sympathic chef Christophe himself, amidst a typical cozy French joie-de-vivre setting. Wine, starter, main, dessert, all delicate, delicious and outstanding like what you expect from French cuisine. This together with a smooth background chanson, an invitive piano and a limoncello for rounding up made our night just perfect! The pousada of the same... More 

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Thank pieter1482
Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Pieter, Thank you for your positive feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your dinner with us. Hopefully we'll see you again in the future. Our very best wishes, Adriana & Christophe Legond More 

Niteroi, RJ
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Awesome food, awesome place, awesome environment. Everything of this place worth it! Go for it and enjoy!

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Thank ViGreen
Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Vivien, We are so happy with your comments! We hope to have another chance to see you again one day. It will be a pleasure for us! Best regards, Adriana & Christophe Legond More 

Brazil
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Throughout the meal, our glasses are constantly topped up, we are always asked if we are satisfied with the meal and the staff were attentive without being overbearing.

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2 Thank TADEU B
Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Tadeu, Thank you very much for your review, after some time ago. We are so happy! Maybe one day you can visit us again. It will be a pleasure for us! Merci et au revoir! Adriana & Christophe Legond More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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205 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

When I made my reservation I was asked for my email address and promptly received an email with a practical link to Google Maps, and the strict instructions: do not come early or late. Be punctual. Ring the doorbell at the gate. It will be opened for you but we do not guarantee a parking spot. We decided to play... More 

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Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review
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Prezada Sra. Diana, Há 3 anos consecutivos recebemos o Traveler’s Choice, sendo eleito por nossos clientes como um dos melhores... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Not arguing about the sense of a French restaurant practically in the Atlantic forest, this pretend-to-be local is overrated. We did not have a bad dinner, but prices and environment made us laughing when exited. Go eat Brazilian

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2 Thank Luca C
Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review
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Prezado Luca, Apreciamos todo tipo de crítica construtiva, pois são elas que nos apontam nossos pontos fracos e fortes. Em... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

About a ten minute taxi ride from our base in the old city center we had a wonderful dinner at Voila Bistrot, in a private park-like setting. The caipirinha's that we began with did not have a lot of sugar added like they often do, making it seem more like an adult cocktail rather than just spiked lemonade. The duck... More 

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2 Thank LaJokr
Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear, Thank you for taking your the time, sharing your impressions about Voila Bistrot with other TripAdvisor travelers. We are very happy you enjoyed your entries (truffled egg and truffle duck liver ravioli) and dishes (mushroom risoto and duck breast raspberry sauce). And also the caipirinha prepared by the chef. Thank you for this visit. If one day you return... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is up to most of its reviews when it comes to the quality of the dishes. Antipathy, however, is its motto. It is more strict than any restaurant you may have come across in Paris. It's impossible to be comfortable while ordering or sipping some wine. Maybe it's just too pretentious for its own sake.

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5 Thank EdWCastle
Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Ed, We appreciate constructive criticism, so that we may improve our services. Unfortunately your comments are for too subjective, so that we do not have sufficient arguments to answer it. Best regards, Adriana & Christophe Legond More 

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A little bit of true France in Brazil, this establishment is certainly in the top 3 of all of Paraty. The food is exquisite and is very refined. An experience in itself.

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1 Thank Ismail C
Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Ismail, Thanks for your visit to our pousada and also to the bistrot. We are so happy you enjoyed both. Best regards, Adriana & Christophe Legond More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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246 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 652 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was in doubt how to classify this restaurant as average or very good, and I finally decided for the last, because of the nice atmosphere, the owners attention and because it is very hard to have high quality and good service in Paraty or in Angra dos Reis as well. In my opinion they made miracles to have such... More 

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7 Thank OASette
Adriana L, Proprietário at Voila Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Oasette, Thank you for taking your time to review us publicly on this website. Unfortunately we had not understood all your weights as well. Anyway we thought you had no regret for coming to visit us. That's good! That's good! Maybe some other day you can come visit us again. It will be a pleasure! Best wishes, Adriana &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$47 - $55
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Paraty - Cunha Km 4 | Ponte Branca, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Paraty
  • Phone Number: +55 24 3371 6548
Description
Restaurant opened in 2007 in the area of Ponte Branca (6 km from downtown), it has 7 tables and capacity for up to 20 people. The kitchen is headed by the Parisian Chef Christophe Legond while the room is up to his wife, Adriana. The menu features some classic French cuisine and some copyright options. The starters are single and the main dishes for 2 people. Due to the small structure and size of the room, does not accept groups or children. Bistrot with romantic atmosphere, candlelight and French music. It works only on weekends (Thursday to Saturday) and eventually (with reservation, high season or local events) on other days and times. It is recommended to book in advance.

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