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“Great view, great food”
Review of Le Pre Catelan - CLOSED

Le Pre Catelan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Copacabana
Description: For us, gastronomy is art de la cuisine and flavors, presentation, service and ambience are paramount. All this is taken into consideration to create a culinary concept where food is an essential ingredient for an unforgettable experience. The Le Pre Catelan restaurant has been named one of the top 10 hotel restaurants in the world by Hotel World magazine. Modern decor and views over Copacabana. Our menu changes every 2 weeks.
Reviewed December 31, 2013

We really enjoyed our meal at Le Pre Catelan. We started with the Trio of Foie Gras, which was excellent.

For the main course, we decided to be adventurous and tried the Robalo fish (which was translated on the menu as "Sea Bass" but which I'm fairly sure was actually something else, although quite what I couldn't say) with Banana, a combination which did not sound at all promising but which turned out to be inspired: utterly delicious.

Definitely worth visiting, especially if you are staying at the Sofitel.

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1  Thank Jonathan G
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

Located within the Sofitel hotel Copacabana. Typical french food of excellent quality! Good service.

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Thank Pep F
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Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

We've been there this week. First the view is amazing you can see the beaches of copacabana. The food is good we had a sea food trilogy and a tournedos. Classic french cuisine. No bad surprises.

The service is excellent also.

We enjoyed our dinner there.

2  Thank Ilane2001
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

Located within the Sofitel Hotel, this restaurant with a Michelin-quality chef, provides exquisite dining with very good views overlooking Copacabana Beach.

Everything is impeccable - the table settings, the food and the service. We started with complimentary amuse bouches.

One chose the trio of crustaceans for starter which was delicious and exquisitely presented, The other chose the trio of foie which was equally good. For main course both chose fillet steaks, which were cooked precisely as ordered and beautifully presented.

Total food bill came to R$354 (excluding drinks) - quite expensive. However this was a very special meal and venue.

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1  Thank mw741002
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

I booked a table 20 days in advance on occasion of our 50th. wedding anniversary , fact which I stated. Upon arrival, we were proposed a table with no view and all by ourselves, arguing all the rest were booked.After a very unpleasant situation , we were finally set outside. Needless to say we did not mind the cost, after all, 50 years are unmatchable. Were approached by a very unproffesional staff, obviously new on their job, snobish without any basis.The food poorly cooked ( magret de canard ) requested rose but brought well cooked. The sobre mesa was simple and did not correspond to a acceptable restaurante. Summary, the wine was what we asked for.

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2  Thank MAGN
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