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Chez Leon

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20 rue des Godrans, 21000, Dijon, France
+33 3 80 50 01 07
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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279 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a cold spring evening. This limited sitting outside. We had booked and was pleased we had because by 8pm it was full. It is only a small, intimate family run restaurant. The two waitresses are exceptional - friendly, helpful and attentive. They took time to explain anything we needed to understand - we have very... More 

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Thank jackirmic
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Chez Leon was full of locals as well as visitors- book ahead - we saw many turned away through the evening. We tried various dishes all beautifully cooked and matched recommend wine wonderfully. a lovely evening

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Thank musgraveh
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Dijon for just a couple of nights and decided to try this local restaurant. The food was delightful and had a local touch for sure. It's a very small seating area which for us makes it far more attractive and cozy. The service attention was fantastic, as our French is not so good they took the time... More 

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Thank Aaron S
London
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Friendly welcome from owner who is second-generation. She runs the place and I think her father is the chef. Warm atmosphere and interesting paraphernalia create a special experience as soon as you walk in to this diminutive but perfectly positioned restaurant. I had stuffed pig's foot to start which went straight into my top 10 of Dishes I Have Eaten.... More 

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Thank Nancy L
Puerto Rico
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140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We order from the lunch special menu. The food was good and the service was friendly. I saw some other dishes around that I would love to try but not much time in Dijon to visit again. The bed of lentils in my wife's chicken was amazing and I finally got a decent crêpe Suzette. Nice wine list heavy on... More 

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Thank pravione
Sao Paulo, SP
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The food is excelent. Service is attentive and quick. Wine is served by the glass. Price is fare and if you choose the menu of the day, you will save money and enjoy the pleasures of the cuisine dijonnais. With few tables do book before.

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Thank Luciana M
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 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 

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Thank Vesa K
Hong Kong
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 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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1 Thank shitaile
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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1 Thank 25wanderlings
Burgos, Spain
1 review
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

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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?