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“A welcome haven in a rainstorm”
Review of Le Chapon Fin

Le Chapon Fin
Ranked #20 of 80 Restaurants in Epernay
Price range: $17 - $44
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Denis Mercier vient de recevoir l'agreement de "Maitre Restaurateur"recompense de 28 annees passees devant ses fourneaux du Chapon Fin pour le plaisir de ces fideles clients et de tous les touristes qui s'arretent a sa table.encore merci pour votre confiance et a bientot
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Sunday evening - always a problem to find a restaurant open, especially in the middle of winter, so we did book ahead as we had been on the road travelling all day. We were glad we had as we arrived in torrential rain and were relieved to see the resto's welcoming lights shining in the distance as we approached. We had a good value meal with a reasonable bottle of wine but were surprised to be told, when we asked what the local speciality was (in terms of food) that there was no specific food of the region but the local speciality was champagne. Fine for some of the time but we did wonder how one could live on champagne alone. This is not a gourmet restaurant but a good place for a good value meal with family or friends and had a warm and welcoming atmosphere and seemed to be well patronised.

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Thank reposriberac
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

If you want to taste the french cucine this place is the right place to go!!!
We were there for Christmas dinner. All of the Food was really delicious. The restaurant is small and sweety. Thanks to our lovely cousins!!!

Thank AysenurErdem
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

On our previous visit the Epernay we found this restaurant and were very happy with it so booked a table on this latest visit. The food was good and we had a waitress who looked after us all evening and was very attentive and pleasant so much so that we booked to go back the following evening.
The difference between the first and second night was like chalk and cheese. The waitress from the previous night was there but she appeared to be working behind the bar. we were looked after by a combination of a younger waitress and the owner/mangeress(?), the younger of the two tried hard but the owner was almost totally indifferent to us. An example of this was when she cleared away half of the plates and then went to another table to chat to the diners. Even asking for the bill appeared to present a problem. It did not arrive so we called a taxi and shortly before it was due to arrive we got up, put our coats on and the bill was literally thrown on the table.
When the owner was confronted with our displeasure she turned away and left the waitress to deal with it.
The second nights experience is a real shame because they can do so much better and the food was good.

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1  Thank GaryTG
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stumbled on this restaurant having arrived in the Champagne region rather late after a long car journey from the Loire valley. We parked near the cathedral and chose Le Chapon Fin because it looked so cosy from the outside. We were warmly received and settled down to a relaxing evening, having chosen from one of the set menus. For me this was a typical family style French evening dinner. Good food, modest portions but prepared well. Our ability to be able to converse in French seemed to break down some barriers and we received courteous, timely service throughout the evening.

In summary, a pleasant family evening in traditional, no nonsense French style.

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Thank Eyekaytoo
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Huge portions, very reasonably priced and great affordable wine selection. Worth a visit if you're on a budget but still looking for a great meal. We went there as all the best restaurants were fully booked but were not disappointed.

1  Thank Ani B
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