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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 43
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food in Classic Setting

Excellent restaurant in Bilbao. Tried the large, fixed menu and had a fine experience. Some courses were superb lived up to the Michelin star expectation, but there were a few which were a little bland. Great and helpful service, relied on their recommendation for the wine - which proved to be a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Henrik T
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • Romantic
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent restaurant in Bilbao. Tried the large, fixed menu and had a fine experience. Some courses were superb lived up to the Michelin star expectation, but there were a few which were a little bland. Great and helpful service, relied on their recommendation for the wine - which proved to be a very good choice. Given the classic interior you... More 

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very difficult to find the right words to recommend this restaurant enough. We went with a group of friends and decided to go with one of the menus for groups (number 6), with 5 different starters, a main, dessert, coffee and wine included. Let me start with the quality of the food: simply superb. It is truly Basque cuisine, with... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Excellent meal.we had the tasting menu with10 dishes.we loved all of them!! We can recomment it tot all Food lover. 2 star level

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Basel, Switzerland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We took the Menu Degustacion and were not disappointed. Food was prepared nicely and was tasty. The waiters were professional and attentive. Extensive wine list available. Expect to pay around 125€/person, which is ok for this quality. Would go back.

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Dunmore East, Ireland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Additional Information about Zortziko

Address: Alameda de Mazarredo, 17, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: +34 944 23 97 43
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
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
Average Prices: USD $45 to $80
Cuisine: Basque

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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 to $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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