To execute this many dishes without any significant failure is an admirable achievement. And to be able to have the full variety of the a la carte menu for the executive lunch offering is huge plus.
All and all … a formidable showing in our lunch menu faceoff. I’d recommend this meal to anyone seeking a pleasant and affordable lunch in the upscale El Golf / El Bosque area of Las Condes.
If we had to choose one place to go for food and drinks in Santiago it would surely be Chipe Libre. Great decor. Very good service. Unique experience. Sample several shots of the huge variety of pisco and a variety from the menu of the restaurant’s takes on Peruvian and Chilean classics. It is a “must-go” in Santiago.
This is about the only viable choice for “almost-authentic” Mexican food in Santiago. Very reasonable prices and a darn good Margarita. Worth the drive if you get the craving for jalapeños and corn chips.
Ox offers tender, dry aged steaks in a sophisticated setting. Expensive, but worth it. The gold standard in South America. As good or better than anything in Buenos Aires or Sao Paulo.
Santiago’s premier seafood experience. Fabulous ambiance and consistently good food. There are perhaps more impressive gourmet options in Santiago. But none that speak “Santiago” more distinctly than Coco Pacheco’s Aquí Esta Coco. If we had to choose two restaurants on the must go list for Santiago this one and Confitería Torres would most likely be those two restaurants.
This is not your typical Italian restaurant. It’s Italian cuisine to the nth degree in an elegant setting. A great experience, whether you choose to dine indoors or on the glassed-in terrace. Superb execution and service.
Bistro-style restaurant where the young and friendly waiters (and waitresses) are serving up French classics at reasonable prices in a casual, contemporary atmosphere. Expansive wine list. When I was living in Providencia this was my “go to” place for a nice dinner in a relaxed setting.
Prix-Fixe menu at lunch with three course and beverage for US$25 (CLP$15.250). Bistro style restaurant with gourmet cooking and food shop on site. Adjacent to W Hotel. Good food and service at an unbeatable price. More expensive dining in the evening. Also, our top pick in the city for Sunday brunch or breakfast. Also a location in Vitacura with equally good food and service.
Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Steakhouse . Grilled Steaks . Cost: . High quality Argentine-style steakhouse on restaurant row (Isidora Goyenechea) in Las Condes.
Confitería Torres is one of the oldest restaurant franchises in Santiago. The location on Alameda near La Moneda has been serving Barros Lucas sandwiches for more than century. The Las Condes location has gone a bit more contemporary without losing the traditional elements. Argentine classic menu items are served up at reasonable prices. Sidewalk Terrace is great for people-watching. Good Food. Go
High-quality traditional Basque Cuisine on restaurant row (Isidora Goyenechea) in Las Condes, a couple of blocks from many of the city’s top hotels.
You don’t hear a lot of culinary chatter about this place, perhaps because it’s located way out in La Dahesa. But this is creative and well executed food in a casual and sophisticated setting with admirable service which is rare in Santiago.
Dry aged steaks at almost half the cost of an inferior steak at almost any steakhouse in Las Condes or Vitacura. Modern, tasteful decor. Good service and side-dishes. Same owner as Tierra Noble in Las Condes but much less expensive. One of our top picks in the city. A great value.
This fine dining spot cuts corners on their lunch menu. Your mid-day lunch hour is better spent at Miguel Torres, Coquinaria or Estró at the Ritz Carlton, all within walking distance.
We were seeking out the best prix-fixe lunch in BA and had to give the lunch menu at Estró in the Ritz Carlton a try. Very pleasant surprise. Service and execution were spot on. For about US$23 (CLP$14,000) this lunch is real value.
Nolita has 2 locations. Las Condes and Lastarria. Decor is dated in Las Condes. So is the food. Service was acceptable. Nolita barely rated a review with a dismal 3 star rating, overall.
This where the “old school” wealthy residents of Vitacura go with their families to dine. Regarded for years as the pinnacle of fine dining in Santiago it has since lost a bit of its luster. There seems to be more culinary chatter recently about upstarts Bodegó and Ambrosía and Gaston Acurio’s La Mar nearby.
Multi-course tasting menu featuring foraged produce and herbs. They never brought the change when I paid the bill. Guzman’s little army of gnomes does an admirable job of taking tidbits they found on the forest floor and turning them into food. But I’d rather have had a burger and Mr. Jack for a fifth of the price.
Best location for a restaurant in Santiago, adjacent to the W Hotel. Nouvelle cuisine adequately executed but lacking the pizzazz we’d like to see from a restaurant so masterfully decorated. Menu is reasonably priced considering the prime location.
If you order the Gran Pilón on pan amasado you’ll get not one, but two fairly good sized cheeseburger that are juicy with exotic toppings. If you have an appetite like a bird you better bring a friend.
Perfect example of form over function in a Restaurant. It has the catchy Rock Memorabilia theme and is popular with tourists as well as locals that buy into the marketing hype. But of all the burgers we sampled in our Burger Joint Face-off these were the worst despite being the most expensive.
Acclaimed Burger Joint that somehow one a spot as one of the top Burger Joints in the world in American Airlines’ Encounters travel magazine. Slightly overrated. Burgers are good … but not spectacular. Outdoor seating online. Better hope it doesn’t rain.
Very popular bar in heart of Providencia. Once primarily an ex-pat bar and hang-out for flight crews laying over in Santiago but now catering mostly to young locals. Lots of beers on tap and lots of bar food including favorites from the Southwest U.S. Really good burgers, burritos and the best “pil-pil”in the city.
Tables upstairs. Cooks serving up burgers and hot dogs to customers sitting at the counter. Reminiscent of the classic American Diner. I’d heard the burger was something special. Not really. Barely average. Fries from a bag. At least they were hot.
Darn good burgers and fries. The decor is a bit sterile. Chrome with black and white tile like a subway station. There are dozens of locations throughout Santiago so there’s bound to be one close to you. Unless you’re wanting to drive to Bellavista or live there this is a pretty good choice for a burger if you have the greenbacks … cause these are pricey.
Burgers and Beer. This place pays homage to the alleged inventor of the burger, Uncle Fletch. Outstanding and unique burgers. And great craft beers on tap. Winner of our 2015 Best Burger Joint in Santiago face-off.
Bistro-style restaurant on Isidora’s restaurant row in Las Condes. Caters to lunch crowd working in nearby office buildings and tourists staying in hotels close-by. One block from The W Hotel. Pretty good assortment of gourmet sandwiches, burgers and excellent salads.