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Solena

#110 of 1,942 Restaurants in Bordeaux
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5 rue Chauffour, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 57 53 28 06
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00:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:45
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Bordeaux, France
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent. Choices and quality of wine were also great and goes perfectly with the food. Prices are good for this standing. I did really like the food. Everything was perfectly cooked and I was about to put 5 stars. However I put "only" 4 stars because I was expecting a bit more in terms of originality and magic.... More 

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Thank bganzolo
victor o, Propriétaire at Solena, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We do hope that you'll feel like coming back again in 2017! Thank you very much for your very kind words. More 

Sliema, Malta
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We booked Solena the same afternoon we visited and were pleasantly surprised by the high standard of cooking and the variety of dishes. We opted for the six course meal (two starters, two mains, cheese and dessert). Each course was a joy to look at and a delight to savour. Six courses may have been one to many for us... More 

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Thank RobAgius
victor o, Propriétaire at Solena, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a nice review. We are very pleased to read that you liked our restaurant and enjoyed your six course meal. We do hope you'll visit us again very soon. Thank you very much from the chef and Solena's team. More 

Oostende
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

When you look at the menu it seems really expensive, but we tried the chef's choice. 3,4 or 6 courses (39-65€) which are an amazing creation. The inspiration of the chef, the combination of ingredients and the stunning presentation make this a top restaurant! The wines are great though not cheap (24€ min) This gem is hidden in a narrow... More 

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2 Thank Delvas
victor o, Propriétaire at Solena, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a nice comment. We were all very happy to read you and we do hope we'll have the chance to welcome you again. Thank you from the chef and his team! More 

Bordeaux, France
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Went with customers. Took litterally 1hour to get our starters. Food was really nice overall (dessert a bit less nice than the rest of the meal). Had to pay 20€ extra to change the dish to get the beef dish from fish as a main course. Beef was nice but not outstanding and doesn't justify such an extra. 3 menu... More 

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1 Thank Sébastien M
victor o, Propriétaire at Solena, responded to this review
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Restaurant made two critical mistakes. First we were a group of 5 who visited the restaurant in person and made a dinner reservation for that night which was a Friday night. That evening on our way to the restaurant we called and were informed that they were not going to honor our reservation. They stated they had the opportunity to... More 

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8 Thank Mike M
Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota
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124 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to this restaurant and walked over during the lunch hour to make a dinner reservation. We made a reservation for that evening. We called on our walk over to the restaurant to advise we were on our way. We were told they would not honour our reservation as they had a larger party who came in. Very... More 

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Leander, Texas
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This was absolutely one of the best places I have dined in my entire life, and thankfully it has been a long one...we opted for the chef's surprise menu. Not only was each and every bite exquisite, but it was so gratifying not to make the decisions and be surprised by what was presented. The service was impeccable, table was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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422 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The concierge at our hotel made a dinner reservation for us at Solena. When we arrived (5 minutes early) we were told that they could not seat us that evening -- they had given our table away to someone else. No other reason. There are quite a number of restaurants nearby, including several highly rated places in the immediate neighborhood.... More 

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Toulouse, France
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We ate at Solena 2 years ago, and very much enjoyed it. It has since changed hands, but operates according to the same principles, a small, carefully selected menu of fresh foods, imaginative combinations, careful spicing, plus a good choice of wines across a range, and excellent service. We were delighted at out choice.

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Thank Alysli
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Concierge suggested our group of 7 making last minute plans for dinner give this small and unpretentious restaurant a try. Menu seemed limited and pricey a la carte - so we all opted for a "surprise me" chef selected 3 course package. It was just terrific....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 26 - US$ 73
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:45
Wednesday
00:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:45
Thursday
00:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:45
Friday
00:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:45
Saturday
00:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue Chauffour, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: +33 5 57 53 28 06
Description
Soléna, restoring of the city center of Bordeaux, is a restaurant where we feel good. The leader, OSTRONZEC Victor, welcomes you for a gastronomic discovery there where the product and the emphasis of the local producers are the center of interest. Open from Wednesday till Sunday, in the lunch and in the dinner, the leader do not hesitate in the creation to surprise you. Soléna establishes an important stage of the emphasis of the gastronomy of Bordeaux.

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