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Solena

#202 of 1,896 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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Wed - Sun 00:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:45
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Oostende
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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1 Thank Delvas
Bordeaux, France
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Bonjour et merci de votre message. Nous avons vérifié l’heure de votre arrivée et celle de votre départ, et nous... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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1 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Betty H
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

This gastronomique restaurant was recommended to me by a friend who lives in Bordeaux. It was an excellent choice. My friend and I went for lunch and we chose the menu du jour which at €24 was excellent value for 3 courses and beautifully cooked and presented.We had a superb Graves dry white wine to accompany the tender Merlu dish,... More 

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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$25 - US$72
Cuisine
French, European
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?