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Chez Leon

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20 rue des Godrans, 21000, Dijon, France
+33 3 80 50 01 07
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 30 seat local establishment in a nutshell: home style but excellent, well prepaired local food with impressive wine list. But the thing tonight was the SERVICE. Two ladies handled full restaurant with a smile, joking, explaining, one with good english and another with the help of google translator😀. We had the best time ever looking them to work. Keep... More 

Thank Vesa K
Hong Kong
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the place we selected for a quiet birthday dinner, and fortunately we called ahead for a reservation. As it turned out Chez Leon must be very popular as it filled up quickly. It is a fairly small restaurant and it being winter, only indoor tables were set. We were welcomed in a very friendly and efficient manner, sitting... More 

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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were looking for a small local restaurant not heavily trafficked by tourists and Chez Leon fit the bill. The staff was patient with us despite our not knowing French and assisted us with wine selection. The boeuf Bourguignon was prepared in a traditional manner and thus the flavors were a little more subtle than when prepared in locations outside... More 

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Burgos, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We went to the restaurant at 13.40 to have lunch. The waiter said we were not so much people (4) to serve the food because it is not worthy for them. He also said that if we had gone more people it would have been possible to offer the meal. I won't come back for sure

Thank David S
Carlsbad63, Gérant at Chez Leon, responded to this review

Dear David, I think that you published this message to the Wong restaurant. Hère, there is only waitresses and no waiter. Moreover, even if we love our customers, we can't offer meals as you said. Best regards. More 

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635 reviews
431 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a great place to have a fantastic meal with equally good wine(s). This family business has been around for a number of generations. Leon is in charge, bien sur. His beautiful, bilingual daughter is the de facto manager. Her uncle is the chef. There is a modest patio outside the front, but we felt that the energetic interior... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Booking essential. Centre of town fashionable smallish restaurant. The wine in carafe (Burgundy, of course) top notch & very reasonably priced. The food also - with accent on local produce. Efficient service but in no way was I hurried.

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Kelowna, Canada
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141 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Chez Leon is a small atmospheric bistro with excellent food. We had the best boeuf bourguignon there with beef so tender it was falling apart in a delectable wine sauce. For an appetizer we shared a very flavourful terrine maison, and for dessert, we had a rich tarte tatin which came with both ice cream and whipped cream. We also... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had a wonderful 2 hour lunch at Chez Leon. The escargot and boeuf bourgignon are amazing. Would recommend making reservations however if possible as I saw some people turned away (though the restaurant was never cometely filled while we were there from 12:30 to 2:30. Regardless, if you eat here you will enjoy your meal.

Thank TorontoTraveller210
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My wife and I tried three time to get into this restaurant and were glad that we managed it on the third try. It's a small, charming bistro, located on one of the many walking streets and while the outside is not particularly striking but the terrace would be nice in good weather, the inside is lovely even if the... More 

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San Diego, California
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Chez Leon deserves its high ratings. We enjoyed a delicious dinner here on a very picturesque Dijon street. Camille, the owner's daughter is personable , speaks lovely English and is a whirlwind taking reservations, dinner orders, serving and smiling all the while. The other server was equally busy and so sweet. Small venue with many locals happily dining inside and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 rue des Godrans, 21000, Dijon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Cote d'Or  >  Dijon
  • Phone Number: +33 3 80 50 01 07

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