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Criterion

#9 of 1,460 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
French, International
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Calle 69a No. 5-75, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 3101377
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 296
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing

The food was just incredible and presented in such a beautiful way it looked almost too good to eat. It was at the high end of my budget but worth every penny. Service was impeccable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
gatorgrad1234
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was just incredible and presented in such a beautiful way it looked almost too good to eat. It was at the high end of my budget but worth every penny. Service was impeccable.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading all of the reviews and rankings we wanted to try Criterion but were nothing short of disappointed. The service was distant, taking the order from an iPad and did nothing more than the absolute minimum. We had Iberico ham to start which was dry. I had USDA beef for my main course, ordered it medium and it was... More 

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1 Thank AT123_12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All the superlatives are well-deserved of this place. Walked in without a reservation at a Thursday night and they were extremely accommodating. Service was impeccable and the food was exquisite. The octopus carpaccio is something I'll never forget in my life: not only was it optically a piece of art, but each of the composition's flavors was so well-matched and... More 

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Thank Amsterdammer55
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This is where the well-healed people of Bogota go for lunch and as such it is a great people watching space. Although we did not manage the 7course tasting menu, we followed a family that took great pleasure in enjoing each dish and the complimenting 7glas wine menu - they had a wonderful time. We lunched a la carte and... More 

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Thank Gbconkal
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The service was ok but nothing more and I have to say the food was a little disappointing for everyone. It could be that we picked the wrong things on menu.

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Thank Simon D
Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I have to be honest, we went in just because we liked the decoration of the place. We ended up having a great dinner and lots of fun with the right amount of good service. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Situated in the 'restaurant district' this is a very pleasant place with a good vibe. We sat upstairs and whilst the service was initially a little slow once the got our order underway it was absolutely fine. I found the food very good without being memorable. Would I go back - yes probably but there are many restaurants of this... More 

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1 Thank Spartak55
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

As my taxi drove me to the restaurant, I loved the area. Great vibe, upmarket appearance, people coming and going, and all the lights and sounds of a popular entertainment neighbourhood. The restaurant looks stylish, but I think the 8pm booking may have been a little early as very few tables were occupied. Service was prompt and friendly, although most... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Well deserving of its prestige. French back ground can be felt the balance of above all the technique can be tasted. I had the tasting menu and why wouldn't you. I liked that there was 2 tasting menu a 2015 and a classic . I opted for the 2015 but the dishes have the year they where created by them... More 

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BOGOTA
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Criterion has totally fulfilled my expectations. Awesome decor, impeccable service, Jorge and Ilan as kind as always and most importantly, food is just exquisite. The menu is full of delicacies from every corner of the world. Definitely one of the top 3 restaurants in town!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 69a No. 5-75, Bogota, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: +57 1 3101377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 70
  • Cuisine: French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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