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“Take your credit card...especially if you enjoy wine!”
Review of La Casserole

La Casserole
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Ranked #267 of 38,318 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Republica
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Take your credit card...especially if you enjoy wine!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We visited La Casserole for a quiet birthday dinner. It was a Tuesday evening, very quiet with more waiters visible than clients! Indeed, for the first hour we were the only clients! But by the time we left, numbers had swollen to 14. On arrival, one could immediately sense the classic style of this bistro, and the menu provided clear evidence of an excellent 'melange' of traditional French cuisine. We were not disappointed; the quality of food was everything we had been led to expect, especially the steak accompanied by a true sauce béarnaise. We were, however, disappointed by the slow and often inattentive service and by the quite extortionate costs of wine. Even by São Paulo standards, the wine was ridiculously and unjustifiably expensive, with the result that we had to limit our choice to an unexceptional bottle of Chilean red wine whilst still paying in excess of R$90. So, quality and ambience good but remember to take your credit card if you intend drinking wines, and try to avoid the early part of the week; it is most probably well frequented later in the week and on Saturdays.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Paul T
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A classic!”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

A great classic in São Paulo centro. The restaurant has been around since the 50s and standards have remained the same. It's a lovely wonderful place to go to for a lovely lunch or dinner. Great service, lovely restaurant and good food.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank mcrj_11
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Sao Paulo, SP
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346 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Great classic!”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

My husband and I have greatly enjoyed this wonderful classic ever since we were married 22 years ago, and I believe that it has been there for at least twice that long. The food is excellent.

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1 Thank Cedar32
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Sao Paulo, SP
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Dated but nice”
Reviewed September 17, 2011

A good pseudo French eatery just next to the downtown gay bars in Sao Paulo. The restaurant retains its 60’s charm some of which is embedded in the waiters, the food was OK, the coq au vin was very good, the wine list OK and not too OTT for SP rip off standards. It’s not Europe but not a bad substitute in a city full of forgery and deception, I would return.

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank Peter E
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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“A little bit of france off the beaten path”
Reviewed June 6, 2009

A long time established restaurant in a district which is not really on the beaten path for eating out. The district is a little downtroden but the old Paulistanos clearly have been coming here for years. The food was good and a good selection of typical french food. Great snails. Decor perhaps showing its age. Wine selection is pricey but there are latin american options.

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1 Thank Alastair24
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