Retiro . Buenos Aires
- Ambience 80%
- Service 80%
- Food (Execution) 80%
- Creativity 70%
- Value 80%
Address: Arroyo 872
Telephone: +54 911 4393-7450
Restaurant Type: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Argentine, Grilled Steaks
Hours: Mon - Sat 10 am to midnight[/types] [/types] [/types]
Summary of Review
Restaurant Review for Brasero Atlántico
Rating: 3.8 stars
Situated less than a block from my apartment in Buenos Aires, I’ve probably had dinner at this small little parilla on two dozen occasions during the preceding year. It is operated by the owners of the highly successful gastropub, Florería Atlántico, located next door.
There are no tables. Just a long bar with stools seating approximately 15 patrons and a bar with stools facing the front window of the restaurant, seating another ten or so customers. The menu is ultra-simple. They usually have two or three beef cuts, chicken and pork, grilled on the parilla, potatoes, squash, leeks and cabbage, grilled on the parilla, and chorizo sausage, pate, sweetbreads, and grilled provoleta cheese for appetizers.
It’s a scaled down version of a typical Argentine steakhouse, with a sort of trendy, loft-style décor, and close interaction with the waiters and cooks, who are encouraged to interact with the staff. Being located within about 100 yards of the Sofitel Hotel, the restaurant is usually half-occupied by travelers staying at the hotel.
Service has always been good during my many visits, although I have a friend who complained that he was ignored on a visit to the restaurant. I’ve never witnessed any significant lapses in service like that in any of my visits. I think perhaps his misfortune was an unusual occurrence.
Execution is usually good, although I’ve had a slightly overcooked steak on a couple of occasions. I find the limited menu be a bit on the boring side and everything is very “Argentine”, which can also be a bit boring. But that said, execution and service, in a very comfortable and informal setting, make Brassería Atlantico one of my favorite dining spots.
Prices are reasonable, but credit cards are not accepted.
Brasero Atlántico… …