Palermo Hollywood . Buenos Aires
- Ambience 80%
- Service 80%
- Food (Execution) 70%
- Creativity 70%
- Value 80%
Telephone: +54 11 6091-1610
Restaurant Type: Gastro-Pub
Cuisine: Eclectic, Tapas - Finger Foods Price: $$$ Hours: Mon 7 am to 7 pm[/types] Tue-Fri 7 am to 3 am[/types] Sat 6 pm to 3 am - Sun Closed[/types]
Summary of Review
Restaurant Review for Peugeot Lounge
Rating: 3.8 stars
Not many restaurants have a late model Peugeot sedan parked on their front terraza. And with those Firestone tires the sedan is sporting, they are not likely going to earn any Michelin stars. But Peugeot Lounge, as the name implies, is more of a place to drink than eat so having a Michelin star on the resume is not really a requirement.
We went to Peugeot Lounge during Food Week but after previewing their menu, which consisted almost entirely of sandwiches, salads and finger foods, we decided to order some sliders, bruschetta and beer in lieu of ordering the three course menu that was specially created for Food Week.
Bottom line is that Peugeot Lounge is not a place you would go for a three course dinner and doesn’t pretend to be. It’s a place you go to have a few drinks with friends and eat a few nibbles of this and that while your drinking.
And for that objective Peugeot Lounge is an excellent choice. The bar is cleverly and attractively decorated with funky French music softly playing in the background and with a sort of French café’ motif and ambiance. It’s always fairly busy so it has a nice energy to it.
We ordered up some “finger foods” for munching on while we shared a Patagonia Red Ale. We ordered a bruschetta plate with six small slices of toasted bread topped with a delicious cured ham and a plate of six “mini-burgers”. The sliders were actually pretty good although I would have been happier with a meat patty that had spent a little less time on the griddle.
The service was spot on throughout the entire time we were at the restaurant. Never a wait for anything from getting a second beer to clearing the plates.
In rating a restaurant we always take into consideration the type of restaurant and the experience we perceive the restaurant is attempting to achieve. We compare a fine dining restaurant, for example, against other restaurants of a similar type and in a similar price range.
You wouldn’t likely choose the Peugeot Lounge if you were attempting to impress a business client or wanted a romantic five or seven course dinner. This place only offers three main course dishes and none of them are especially creative. But if a group of friends is looking to share a few drinks and nibble on finger foods for a few hours Peugeot Lounge is a place that perfectly satisfies that need. They had an excellent and creative drink menu. Some artisanal beers and sufficiently complete wine list to meet almost any set of expectations and an affordable menu of casual dining fare. We paid a paltry $84 (about US$7) for six sliders. That’s a great value.
So our final marks for Peugeot Lounge were pretty good. A 3.5 on execution (the finger foods we tasted were satisfying but were nothing outstanding), 4 stars for service, 4 for the ambiance, 3.5 for creativity and a 4 for value. An overall score of 3.8 stars. Peugeot Lounge was a great, affordable option for a drinks and finger foods / tapas out with friends.
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