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Zortziko

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Abando
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Alameda de Mazarredo, 17, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 23 97 43
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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Zortziko restaurant, just a few steps from Bilbao's iconic Guggenheim...
Zortziko restaurant, just a few steps from Bilbao's iconic Guggenheim Museum, is iconic in its own way. This ultra-modern kitchen is sited in an elegant, 19th century mansion and is the place for business lunches and relaxed dinners. The formality of the setting the three dining rooms are decorated in royal French, Victorian English and a more modern style is deflated by the helpfulness and cordiality of the DJed waitstaff. Chef/owner Daniel Garcia has earned his Michelin star through refinement of flavours in a truly Basque style at once inventive and conservative. Dishes change with the season, of course, and may include dishes like starter of txangurro salad, containing crabmeat on thin spaghetti with coral dressing, main course of blue duck slow-cooked served with a sweet rioja sauce, and a tasting plate of desserts to satisfy even the most adventurous gourmet. A single table in the wine cellar, the home of more than 600 labels, is reserved weeks in advance. Celebrity-magnet Zortziko (Frank Gehry, Pierce Brosnan) is one of Bilbao's culinary star attractions.
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Total experience: Great

Excellent place to go for a reasonably-priced gourmet meal. We (me and my girlfriend) had the house menu number one, which totalled to five dishes. The only dish that was slightly boring was the hake, the fish itself was excellently cooked, but the rest of the components were a bit tasteless. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2014
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  • Romantic
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Dunmore East, Ireland
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This high-end restaurant is one of those hidden treasures that you would be likely to walk right by if you weren't already aware of its existence. Beautiful nouvelle cuisine with a heavy emphasis on local produce (particularly seafood) served up in extremely elegant rooms by true professionals who clearly love what they do and are proud of the finished product

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Estimado comensal, Muchísimas gracias por su valoración. Las opiniones de quienes han pasado por nuestro restaurante nos animan a seguir... More 

GREECE
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151 reviews 151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This very famous restaurant of Bilbao has a strange site in the web. They want you to decide two months ago (when we did our reservation) which menu is the menu of your choose. If it is the same menu for all the guests it is ok. If you want to book two menus, say, number two and two menus... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I don't recall when, if ever, I have left a restaurant in the middle of a dinner - but I did when visiting Zortziko November 22, 2014. The service was pathetic, the starters was a joke, the main courses was beyond bad - and when telling the waiter that we were really disappointed and why he went total defensive and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Want to find a truly divine meal after spending the day at the Guggenheim? This is truly a fabulous spot. Small menu, which is always a good sign, and the wait staff was very helpful with decision making. Start w a glass of champagne (Cava really) and go from there. Truly worth it. Reservations start at 8:30 pm. This is... More 

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suffolk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Not a great experience, over priced, dated, starters tasty, I had monkfish as a main course, no sauce with it, two tiny slices of leek and a teaspoonful of cauliflower couscous, the background music was the most annoying techno music I have ever heard, couldn't wait to get out of there. Not worth the money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Excellent place to go for a reasonably-priced gourmet meal. We (me and my girlfriend) had the house menu number one, which totalled to five dishes. The only dish that was slightly boring was the hake, the fish itself was excellently cooked, but the rest of the components were a bit tasteless. The best dish was definitely the "salad a foie... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Looked promising to us, good wine list. We had the tasting menu. Non of these dishes were surprising or as inventive as the restaurants presents itself. The service was not as fast and awake as we hoped. That together with a very classical dinning room and piano music make it seem like a Monthy Python scene. Highly overrated! Not worthy... More 

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Gijon, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were very pleased with the food that was served, for starters: scallops which were the best we ever had, it was prepared to perfection, simple with potato puree. The main course: Pigeon 5 ways, which was amazing, first time eating it, and we will go back to Bilbao just for that dish, perfect cooked. Dessert: Pineapple sorbet with Pistachio... More 

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Randers Municipality, Denmark
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

An excellent meal. Sure hand and sure taste. Handling materials. Combining materials and taste. An experience that will stay with your for long.

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Istanbul
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This one-starred Michelin Restaurant was very much up to our expectations as far as what one expects to encounter in a restaurant of this calibre. The overall atmosphere, with the table settings, tableware and cutlery, including a very tasteful small silver wine-cork-holder, was very impressive. The “amuse bouche” and our first courses were very tasty and well presented. This situation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alameda de Mazarredo, 17, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighborhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 23 97 43

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 80
  • Cuisine: Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Zortziko restaurant, just a few steps from Bilbao's iconic Guggenheim Museum, is iconic in its own way. This ultra-modern kitchen is sited in an elegant, 19th century mansion and is the place for business lunches and relaxed dinners. The formality of the setting the three dining rooms are decorated in royal French, Victorian English and a more modern style is deflated by the helpfulness and cordiality of the DJed waitstaff. Chef/owner Daniel Garcia has earned his Michelin star through refinement of flavours in a truly Basque style at once inventive and conservative. Dishes change with the season, of course, and may include dishes like starter of txangurro salad, containing crabmeat on thin spaghetti with coral dressing, main course of blue duck slow-cooked served with a sweet rioja sauce, and a tasting plate of desserts to satisfy even the most adventurous gourmet. A single table in the wine cellar, the home of more than 600 labels, is reserved weeks in advance. Celebrity-magnet Zortziko (Frank Gehry, Pierce Brosnan) is one of Bilbao's culinary star attractions.
Open Hours
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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