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“Disappointing”
Review of Le Cafe des Arts

Le Cafe des Arts
Ranked #29 of 67 Restaurants in Chinon
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 12, 2012

The only nice things about the restaurant was the atmosphere - outside dining in the square was nice. The food was subpar & the service disinterested. My lamb was over cooked, as well as, being 1/3rd fat & gristle. My boyfriend's salmon was dry & bland. I ordered a glass of red with my meal & received it when I was finished eating. While we ate both tables surrounding us sent back their steaks & one lady even sent it back a second time. The waiter never returned to the table to check on them & the man had to flag him down both times. Possible the worst meal we have ever had. Granted it is a tourist trap & service in France ranges but that is no excuse.

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1  Thank Kyra S
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

We arrived early and were told they didn't open for another half hour. When we were finally seated, we found the dining room halfway full - apparently diners came in a different door and were seated before us. Once seated, we waited what seemed like forever for someone to take our order. We then waited and waited for our food to arrive, even though tables around us were being served (they arrived after we did). Once we were served, the food was delicious. We didn't return because we were treated so poorly.

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1  Thank Cynthia C
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

We arrived in the square late and sat outside. It had clearly been buzzing earlier but was beginning to wind down which was proabably the reason we got such good service. We enjoyed the food, wine and atmosphere.

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Thank Caroline R
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Ordered the rump steak. Asked for medium and it turned up 45 minutes later burnt to a cinder.

Thank Manlykid
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Used it as a pavement cafe on our first night because of its location on the square but went indoors on the next night to find a very high quality restaurant lurking behind the cafe style exterior. Great food both times.

Thank KeswickTraveller
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