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“Must visit French Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Rara Avis

Rara Avis
Ranked #454 of 12,552 Restaurants in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New Delhi, India
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128 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Must visit French Restaurant”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Advised by a foodie friend visited this place with my family.Everyone cameback very happy.Owner was very friendly and interactive.Baked crabdish was awesome.Frenchonion soup was the bestever i had.The starter of snails in butter in a restraunt in delhi requires great guts to offer but after obvious hesitation it turned out to be very comfortable and yummy.Apple pie too was superb.Will recommend this restaurant to all foodies and people asking for something really different.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
New Delhi
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The friendly neighborhood bistro”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

It really is that - a neighborhood bistro. By your second visit everybody knows you there and even have a fair idea of what you like to eat. Always ready with a suggestion or offering you an off menu item, if ever there will be an award for the friendliest restaurant in town Rara Avis would win it comfortably.

I start with the French Onion Soup. Its a classic soup but not many restarants had been able to perfect the hearty taste the way Rara Avis has. Absolute a must. Accompanied by their signature Escargots (snails) its a meal in itself.
Since we are sticking to the classic French food in this review, I strongly reccommend the Cordon Bleu chicken - breast stuffed with ham, mushroom and cheese, its a gourmet's delight but at heart it is a rustic peasant's dish. Total soul food as is the Tenderloin burger.
I'm not a big fan of their desserts and would rather go to other dessert places in the neighborhood if out on an indulgent night out but most times just their Espresso - which comes with four mini desserts works perfectly for me.

Bon appétit!

  • Visited July 2013
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Hyderabad, India
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“French food? In Delhi? S'il vous plaît!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Authentic French cuisine in the heart of Delhi. Now, if this little restaurant was just off the Champs-Élysées I wouldn't be nearly as excited about it. However, given the difficulties of establishing a REAL French restaurant in New Delhi, this restaurant deserves five stars.

Owned and operated by a couple of genuine Frenchmen (I assume they are the "avis" so rara in India), Rara Avis is a bustling and cozy option for when you just can't handle any more curry dishes. The menu is not extensive and true French conisseurs would probably be offended, but given enough time in India they, like me, would likely be just as excited for such a rare gem. I was probably the most exctied by the fact that they have taught the staff how to properly handle wine. I was so happy to receive a red wine that didn't taste like it had been stored under a heat lamp I almost hugged the waiter.

Ambiance was cozy, service was decent, and price was very reasonable.

  • Visited July 2013
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“Good French Food”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We went in this restaurant on our wedding anniversary dinner and were really happy with the quality of food. We ordered a meat and cheese platter which was amazing. I didn't expect this quality of French food in Delhi. Would go back there again.

  • Visited March 2013
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delhi
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“amazing food and brilliant presentation”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

i wld never forget my dinner experience in Rara Avis, the dishes were truly unique and the presentation is wat I really admired. Quite liked the ambience too. GK2 did not have too many fine dining options so a restaurant of this quality was rly required. Look forward to going there again soon

  • Visited April 2013
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