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Our upscale casual dining category includes restaurants that put a bit more emphasis on ambiance and service. Expensive table linens and tableware are the norm. A few even bring out the white tablecloths. You can expect a gourmet dining experience. Although coat and tie aren’t required in any of these restaurants, a slightly higher standard of dress is appropriate. These are the restaurants that are suitable for that special occasion. In this list, we’ve included the ten best restaurants in this category.

15 Best Formal and Upscale Dining Restaurants in Buenos Aires

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RATING: 92%
Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
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Cuisine(s): French . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
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Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
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Cuisine(s): Gourmet Cuisine . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
RATING: 92%
Cuisine(s): French . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
RATING: 91%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual
RATING: 91%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
RATING: 91%
Cuisine(s): Spanish . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
RATING: 90%
Cuisine(s): Israeli, Middle Eastern . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
RATING: 90%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet, French . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual
RATING: 90%
Cuisine(s): Gourmet Cuisine . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
RATING: 89%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
RATING: 89%
Cuisine(s): French, Italian . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual
RATING: 89%
Cuisine(s): Indian, Vietnamese . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
RATING: 88%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual






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Alvear Grill
Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . Rating: 4.4 stars . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual Summary:

Alvear Grill is the result of a recent change of direction at the Alvear Palace Hotel. The new restaurant, that boasts a more contemporary menu, with an emphasis on grilled fish and beef, replaced the 25-year resident of the hotel, the French restaurant, La Bourgogne. The change was needed. But now, what is essentially a steakhouse wearing a tuxedo is a bit odd. Once you get past this incongruity, everything else is splendid, both service and food. Skip the steaks and go straight to the page with the duck and venison. That’s where the kitchen shines.




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Ureña
Cuisine(s): French . Rating: 4.6 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual Summary:

Ureña is quietly flying under the radar. This obscure little restaurant gets very little press coverage and avoids the bulk of the online culinary chatter. The menu is chock-full of French classics with a few detours to Asia. Service on my last-visit by a veteran waiter was spot-on despite the restaurant being busy. All the dishes were flawless executed. This one’s a sleeper that’s well worth a visit.




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Casa Cavia
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Rating: 4.7 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual Summary:

Casa Cavia falls squarely within the elite group of the city’s five best upscale dining restaurants. They cover all bases to create a comfortable and memorable dining experience. Magnifique!




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Duhau Restaurante y Vinoteca
Cuisine(s): Gourmet Cuisine . Rating: 4.6 stars . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual Summary:

Hyatt’s Duhau Restaurante y Vinoteca delivers well-executed haute cuisine with near-flawless service in a luxurious ambiance. It’s, perhaps, the most upscale and formal dining option in Buenos Aires. Classy and sophisticated.




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Dario Gualtieri Bistro
Cuisine(s): French . Rating: 4.6 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual Summary:

Chef Dario Gualtieri is one of only a handful of Latin American chefs that have mastered French cooking. He applies this technique to his multi-course tasting menu offered in a sophisticated, yet warm and comfortable ambiance. This is one of the best upscale dining options in the city.




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Chila
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Rating: 4.6 stars . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual Summary:

Chila is a Top-5 restaurant in Buenos Aires for formal dining. Modern, but sophisticated and elegant decor. Near flawless execution and service.




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Aramburu
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Rating: 4.5 stars . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual Summary:

Aramburu Restó is seventeen courses (assuming you can call a slice of bread a “course”), all interesting, all delicious. They looked as good on the plate as they tasted. An interesting, special-occasion destination and a requirement for “foodie” visitors to Buenos Aires.




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Sagardi
Cuisine(s): Spanish . Rating: 4.5 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual Summary:

This is easily the nicest restaurant in San Telmo. Professionally designed. Excellent service. This is the best Basque cuisine in town and one of the best of restaurants in the entire city. Great for tapas, sharing a glass of wine or a cocktail with friends.




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Fayer
Cuisine(s): Israeli, Middle Eastern . Rating: 4.6 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual Summary:

Middle-eastern done right. Actually, done much better than right. Classy décor and near-flawless service, reasonably-priced. And an English speaking waiter. We love this place!




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Roux
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet, French . Rating: 4.5 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual Summary:

Using traditional French technique, Chef Rebaudino has created gourmet dishes in the grand French style, paying attention to every detail, from meticulous plating to creating complex sauces that bring out all the potential of these fabulous, but rarely experienced, local ingredients. Service and ambiance to match. Best elegant option for lunch in Buenos Aires.




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Gioia
Cuisine(s): Gourmet Cuisine . Rating: 4.6 stars . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual Summary:

At Gioia, one of three world-class restaurants in the Hyatt – Palacio Duhau hotel, delivers service and food that connoisseurs will appreciate. Top-notch from entry to exit.




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Aldo’s
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Rating: 4.5 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual Summary:

Aldo’s offers a dated décor and an atypical location for a restaurant serving haute cuisine, but food and service were a pleasant surprise. One of a handful of restaurants in San Telmo warranting a visit.




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La Pecora Nera
Cuisine(s): French, Italian . Rating: 4.5 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual Summary:

Small formal, restaurant. Elegant decor. More French than Italian despite the name. Superb execution and service. One the best formal dining options in Buenos Aires.




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Tandoor
Cuisine(s): Indian, Vietnamese . Rating: 4.5 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual Summary:

Tandoor is the only Indian restaurant in Buenos Aires that has a sophisticated, upscale ambience, including candlelight. Execution of a traditional Indian menu is excellent. So is the service. Price are reasonable. Lunch prices are better than reasonable.




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Crizia
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Rating: 4.4 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual Summary:

Dimly lit restaurant that is perfect for couples seeking romance or guys like me seeking good food and service. It offered both. This restaurant is one of the best kept secrets in town.




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