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Butterfly

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International, European, Contemporary, Argentinean
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Hua Huan 7831, San Carlos de Bariloche 8400, Argentina
+54 294 446-1441
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The three young amigos who own and run this amazing and tiny lakeside...
The three young amigos who own and run this amazing and tiny lakeside restaurant could have set up shop just about anywhere in the world -- the Michelin-trained chef is Irish, the delightful sommelier's German, and the charming server is a Porteña. That they chose a lovely location just above Bariloche's popular Playa Bonita illustrates their passion for this place. Local ingredients, from rabbit and duck to leeks and berries, are sourced daily and presented in an impeccably intricate seven-course menu. Wine is offered by the bottle or as a highly recommended paired tasting.Reservations are required.Excerpt taken from "Frommers Argentina 3rd edition"
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 11
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  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Top Notch (but bring cash)!

We went in low season on a Tuesday for the early 7:45pm seating (they also do a 9:15pm seating). There is no menu and they just start serving you your amazing seven course menu. The food was exquisite and innovative. The service impeccable. And the atmosphere and decor was modern, warm and cosy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Eugene M
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Hong Kong, China
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Hong Kong, China
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went in low season on a Tuesday for the early 7:45pm seating (they also do a 9:15pm seating). There is no menu and they just start serving you your amazing seven course menu. The food was exquisite and innovative. The service impeccable. And the atmosphere and decor was modern, warm and cosy. One tip is that they only accept... More 

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New York, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went to Butterfly at 9:30pm on a Monday night and were surprised to find the restaurant totally empty. We later learned that during the off season, the restaurant is only open certain nights of the week, so be sure to make a reservation so they know to expect you. Despite the quiet, the experience was wonderful and the food... More 

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London
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is beautifully situated on the shore of the lake, about 7km west of Bariloche and a tranquil escape from the town's hustle and bustle. Other reviews warned us it books days in advance, but we managed to book in the afternoon for the same evening (a Monday in the peak season of February) and were even offered a... More 

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sarilamejor
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Food was excellent and service superb. Ambiance was breathtaking, the view is beautiful. This was our second trip to Bariloche.

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A diverse tasting menu with varying flavors and interesting presentations. The wine pairings were also excellent and very diverse (although some in our group weren't big fans of a few of the wines). The restaurant is romantic and beautiful, service was extremely attentive, and the chef, who we spoke with after dinner, was very nice and had an excellent personality.

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Beijing
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

try to get reservation as soon as you check in hotel. our hotel front desk helped us make reservation every day and last day we got a table due to a cancellation. the location is fabulous (lake view, nice patio), seven courses dinner is awesome. price 1010 peso (for 2 adults), on 2014-DEC-30. Wine, tip not included. it is on... More 

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have known Andres, the chef, for many years and it is finally his time to shine at Butterfly. His seven courses are nothing less than a completely integral dining experience, which includes optional local wines of a high standard and selection, produce that is exceptionally fresh (not so hard to come by nowadays in Argentina), as well as the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

such a wonderful restaurant in Bariloche, it offers 7 course fixed menu dinner, reasonably priced in my opinion. by reservation only though, so as soon as you get into Bariloche, make sure you ask the hotel to call them to make reservation. Don't miss it.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The restaurant is hard to find, off the main road.. When you do find it, it is amazing. It has great views over the lake. We originally were just going to have the normal meal, but its obvious when you go in you should have the wine pairing also. Previous to this we had had had some amazing steak, some... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Most food in the area is not very adventurous or exciting, beyond the offering of lamb or river trout instead of steak and pork. So Butterfly was a refreshing change. The food itself was good, well-displayed. Not spectacular, but decent. Our table thought the desserts were actually the best course. The wine list was great, but a very high markup.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hua Huan 7831, San Carlos de Bariloche 8400, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Rio Negro  >  San Carlos de Bariloche
  • Phone Number: +54 294 446-1441

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 70
  • Cuisine: International, European, Contemporary, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The three young amigos who own and run this amazing and tiny lakeside restaurant could have set up shop just about anywhere in the world -- the Michelin-trained chef is Irish, the delightful sommelier's German, and the charming server is a Porteña. That they chose a lovely location just above Bariloche's popular Playa Bonita illustrates their passion for this place. Local ingredients, from rabbit and duck to leeks and berries, are sourced daily and presented in an impeccably intricate seven-course menu. Wine is offered by the bottle or as a highly recommended paired tasting.Reservations are required.Excerpt taken from "Frommers Argentina 3rd edition"

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