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Le Chansonnier

#122 of 690 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle J No. 257 e/15 y Linea, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321576
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Havana, Cuba
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is the second time I visit Le Chansonnier, the owner has made some upgrading in the building and the new decoration fits very well with the colonial style of the house with ample spaces and fenestration. The food was also delicious. I recommend the croquetas. Cocktails were also great. For sure I will come back again next time I... More 

2 Thank Ernesto1972_12
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I LOVE this place!!! Possibly because back in the day (early 2000's) it was one of the only restaurants where you could get a great meal! I have wonderful memories of Le Chansonnier, and owner, Hector Higuero! And now they have an excellent, new chef!!! I ate their several times during my last visit..and tried a variety of dishes...ALL SUPERB!!!!

Thank Mitchel M
Lima, Peru
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We loved Le Chansonnier. We ate at a lot of fantastic places while in Cuba (whoever said food is terrible in Cuba clearly hasn't been there in a long, long time), but Le Chansonnier definitely stood out of the bunch. The house is beautiful and the food is fantastic. We ordered a bunch of starters to share and enjoyed them... More 

Thank Jimena L
New York City, New York
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

The place is beautiful. You feel like you're in a French Mansion. Gorgeous! I was impressed. The food was really good. Service was excellent and friendly, but slow. You can't dine here if you're in a hurry. I enjoyed it so much that the time wasn't an issue. On the pricier side, but worth every penny.

1 Thank mariselnyc
Solihull, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

What a find! In some residential street not far from Hotel Nacional. This was somebody's house now turned into an art gallery. Excellent food restaurant Carpaccio of octopus + filet mignon - both superb Great service & atmosphere. Very stylish can't recommend it highly enough!

Thank Bigmonkeyman1952
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

After being left by a taxi outside an old suburban colonial house that had been split into several flats we managed to locate a likely door bell . One inside we were very impressed with the ambience : the high ceilings the sense of an experience of Old Hispanic grandeur. The.meals were by Havana standards very good but not perfect.... More 

Thank Neil F
London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

this really is a very charming restaurant in Havana, the decor is quite exquisite, lovely stylish touches, great ambience both dinning out the terrace or inside. The staff were polite and attentive, the food flavours and presentation excellent. I definitely recommend this restaurant and will certainly return on my next visit to Havana.

1 Thank Bev082
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

This was a wonderful surprise to find the food was extremely good and done to a very high standard . To find such a lovely restaurant in the middle of a row of houses was a joy . The staff were friendly and helpful and the decor was very modern it was a pleasure to eat there .

Thank julie o
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Beautiful setting, nice food artfully presented. Service was laboured and somewhat nervous which didn't add to the overall experience. What really rankled though, and totally ruined the meal was the wine 'concept'. If you are going to run an upscale operation please charge the going rate for a decent size glass of wine rather than charging a lesser amount for... More 

2 Thank Billy B
Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

Wow. This paladar (private restaurant) is amazing. Beautiful restaurant and whoever designed the interior has great taste. Kudos to Patrick and Hector (Swiss/Cuban owners) for running a tight ship, super friendly guys who come by often to check on things so say hello if you get the chance. High ceilings, great artwork, funky/nice bathrooms, a little patio outside (where I... More 

1 Thank hashman_TO
hector h h, Propietario at Le Chansonnier, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, was our placer. We hope your return soon, and that you share your experiences with your friends so they come to us. Greetings from Patrick and Hector and staff. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Caribbean, Cuban, French, Fusion
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle J No. 257 e/15 y Linea, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8321576
Poetry in concept, flame in the heart, the stone shell can not contain the light of our spaces. Come to a restaurant to walk with bare feet and face in the clouds. Designed, served, cooked, passionate.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?