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Le Vin Bistro

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Ipanema
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Rua Barao da Torre, 490 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-002, Brazil
+55 21 3502-1002
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for dinner on a Saturday night. Very French atmosphere and wide choice on menu. We opted for the rump steak and the duck breast, both of which were excellent and came with a gratinated side dish. We finished by sharing the creme brûlée, which was also fabulous. Service was friendly and attentive. Cost - around £75 including a bottle... More 

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Thank JonnyK1274
Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch today on 9/19 and nothing special here. The food was fine but the service was terrible. We have had great service in Rio but not here. Nothing Special

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Thank HP_Texas
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went for a quick eat on an Olympic night. Very few people (at 7:30!). Waitresses very confused and unfocused...no-one to meet us at the entrance. Food was bland (a tartine and a shank steak)...nothing much.

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Thank 331Claudia
Gabriela F, Gerente de relações públicas at Le Vin Bistro, responded to this review

Dear 331Claudia, We're very happy to hear that you've visited us recently during the Olympics! Le Vin in Ipanema is open everyday from 12pm to 12am (Mon-Thu), 12pm to 1am (Sat-Fri) and 12pm to 11pm (Sun). For dinner our clients start to arrive from 9 onwards, mostly. So that is not unusual. What is unusual is a confused staff and... More 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It was a raining day and the temperature has dropped to near 16°C. A perfect combination to ask a cozy food. The onion soup was fantastic.

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Gabriela F, Gerente de relações públicas at Le Vin Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Joao, We're delighted to hear that you had such a lovely time at Le Vin during an unexpected cold day in Rio and that you loved our Onion Soup! Thank you very much for your opinion, which will be passed along to management. And we hope to see you again soon. You'll be most welcome! More 

Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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350 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were looking for a French restaurant in Rio and the concierge in our hotel recommended Le Vin Bistro, which was in Ipanema at R. Barao da Torre, 490. It turned out to be a very good choice and we like it that the restaurant was not so far from our hotel. The restaurant was not that large, but attractive... More 

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Thank Robert V
Gabriela F, Gerente de relações públicas at Le Vin Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Robert V, We're delighted to hear about your visit and that you found Le Vin thanks to the advice of the concierge at your hotel! Thank you for your opinion and we look forward to seeing you again soon. You'll be most welcome :-) More 

Florianopolis, Brazil
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Excellent resturant with favourable prices in Zona Sul RJ, the traditional french items on Menu are great espeically the duck. Only issue is the Entrecot is not Entrecot it is another Brazilian Cut with out the fat veins in th emiddle of the cut and the cofee is Nescafe

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Thank timmyhos
Gabriela F, Gerente de relações públicas at Le Vin Bistro, responded to this review

Dear timmyhos We're delighted to hear that in your opinion we are a Good French :-) Thank you very much for your opinion, which will be passed along to management. And we hope to see you again soon. You'll be most welcome! More 

Warsaw, Poland
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here twice during our vacation in Rio. Once the full dinner and once only desserts. We liked the atmosphere - a cosy bistro with tables both on the street and inside. The service was very nice. And the desserts - really delicious. We can especially recommend their variation of hot lava cake and the strawberry mousse/soup.

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Thank PawelWu
Gabriela F, Gerente de relações públicas at Le Vin Bistro, responded to this review

Dear PawelWu, We're delighted to hear that you visited us twice during your holidays in Rio and that you enjoyed the experience! Thank you for your opinion and we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in Rio... or perhaps São Paulo or Brasil. You'll be most welcome at all of our restaurants :-) More 

Florianopolis, Brazil
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We visited the French resturant on a Monday, it was slow hwever the service was good, quick and attentitive, food was a good price. i prefer to eat of the traditional menu on the second page, the duck and fish dishes are both good, good wine list. as i found a lot in Rio de JAneiro they serve Nescafe or... More 

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Thank timmyhos
Gabriela F, Gerente de relações públicas at Le Vin Bistro, responded to this review

Dear timmyhos, We're delighted to hear that in your opinion we're a good French restaurant and you were pleased with our service, food and wine list. Thank you very much for your opinion, which will be passed along to management. And we hope to see you again soon. You'll be most welcome! More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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189 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This has to be the best French resto in Rio, been going for many years, and it has only got better and better, the food is so good, all the dishes are tasty, I have tried most, good service, well trained waiters, a must when you are in Rio.

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Thank princessofvisconde
Gabriela F, Gerente de relações públicas at Le Vin Bistro, responded to this review

Dear princessofvisconde, We're delighted to hear that in your opinion we're he best French restaurant in Rio and that you've been visiting us for many years! Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon. You'll be most welcome! More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I was actually looking for the restaurant Gula Gula, however we didn't manage to find it so we went into this french like restaurant Le Vin. I realized that I visited this restaurant in November. I had the Duck ravioli and must say that the orange sauce was very good. The reason for the under-enthusiastic rating is that the plates... More 

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Thank Roar B
Gabriela F, Gerente de relações públicas at Le Vin Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Roar B, We're glad to hear you've visited us a couple of times now and that you especially appreciated our Duck Ravioli with Orange Sauce! Still, we're sorry to hear that you didn't think our plates were big enough, which probably made you think they we're not worth the money. Our portions are devised by the chef in order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 76
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Barao da Torre, 490 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-002, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 3502-1002
Description
Authentic bistro, serving classic French dishes in a cosy and charming atmosphere. From lunch time until late night.

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Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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