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“Nice bread”
Review of Le Fournil

Le Fournil
Ranked #3,157 of 4,707 Restaurants in Santiago
Cuisines: Chilean, French, Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Santiago, Chile
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice bread”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

It is quite difficult to find tasty bread in Chile. The fournil provides it for a price. (Note for vegeterians: avoid street bread and empanada sellers, as manteca -animal fat- is part of the recipe.)

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santiago, Chile
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“even a chain restaurant can be very good!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

excellent restaurant, in a quite handy location. The food is usually great. They have a good menu at a reasonable price on the working days (6-7000 CLP including an entree, a main dish, a drink and a dessert).

I also suggest the great brunch menu', good enough to fill you up at a very good price. On top of that, try the sandwich bar is excellent and cheap. And the bread is by far the best I found in Chile and the only one that I can eat in industrial quantities :). The waivers are professional and the place is quite nice. This restaurant is usually a bit better organized then the other of the chain I tried, that are also good but not "that" good. It is really worth a try. The environment is friendly, specially outside.

As my office is nearby I visited it at least 10 times, finding always the same level of services and quality.

  • Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
257 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“french scent in a great spot”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Lovely bistro type restaurant, great outdoor sitting and the service polite and well informed. French stlye food, nice salds and best sanwiches. Enjoy a beer outside under the trees and let the day pass.

Visited July 2012
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Santiago, Chile
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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“Reasonable value chain restaurant”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

They have some reasonable selections for vegetarians, which is not the case in many Chilean restaurants. I quite like their onion soup.

Visited July 2012
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California
Level 6 Contributor
213 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“We won't go back”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

Bread and pastries at Le Fournil are really good, no doubt about it. As a Belgian expat, I'm grateful for that! On the other hand, after I ate there 3 times with different people, I feel comfortable to say that at their bistrot, the food is so-so, the same for the service.

The salad is not fresh. The edges are brown, it's mostly made of crunchy watery parts (which I also like) and some leaves are extremely "tired". The type of cheap pale salad you buy already chopped in a bag. The composition itself and the quality of the ingredients are not impressive either. I'd expect that kind of dish at Denny's or Applebees, not from a so-called "french bistrot". The spinach quiche is not bad but not super good either, mostly heavy, really heavy; portion is generous (way too much) and comes with a salad (yay!). On the positive side, it seems that the oysters gratinee were nice.

Most of the time, waiters are not friendly, I never felt welcome. Service is slow and they messed up our order once.

Next time I have to meet a friend, it won't be at Le Fournil - bistrot, as convenient as it is, there are other good places close by. Sure the terrace is not as nice but food and service are way better.

  • Visited May 2012
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