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“A magical night” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Lasarte

Restaurante Lasarte
Mallorca 259, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
93 445 32 42
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Ranked #6 of 5,878 restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $87 - $433
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A magical night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The three hour dinner was beyond description. Wonderful foam sauces, bite size tastes never before experienced all surrounded with impeccable service. The FIVE men who served our table were flawless in execution of the service. The food alone is worth the visit but the "drama" that accompanies the service is also part of the evening's entertainment. We had a tasting menu of incredible variety of fish, beef, pigeon (yes, really good) along with unique treatment of vegetables that just delighted my palate. The restaurant is visually beautiful as well with only 35 tables, 18 people in the kitchen (can you believe for only 35 tables!) and plenty of wait staff to make you feel like you are royalty. The two Michelin stars are well earned and deserved. This is for a very special night out. Do not miss this if you are in town for a special event. Not cheap but we thought well worth the money. You MUST have dinner reservations as they are sold out weeks ahead of time. It is easy to get a lunch rez that day.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barcelona, Spain
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The 2 Michelin stars says it all...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Elegance and intimacy, food with every aroma and flavour.
Lasarte is a peaceful oasis where your five senses can enjoy dishes prepared with the very best produce culinary experience to accompany the best soirée.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Lasarte - Barcelona's Top Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I have been coming to Barcelona frequently over the past thirty years - and living in Barcelona for several months every year over the past ten years. During this time, Barcelona's culinary landscape has changed dramatically - and today;s Barcelona is generally considered to be the culinary capital of Europe - and second only to Tokyo in the world. Undoubtedly, Lasarte significantly contributed to this illustrious reputation of the capital of Catalunia.

Together with Abac (and, perhaps with Koy Shunka, if you can compare apples with oranges), Lasarte is the very top restaurant in Barcelona. The imagination of its famous Chef has no limits. The creations of Chef Barasategui are full of surprises - but never artificially "original" for every price, which is, unfortunately the case with many today's "culinary artists" who create often comical disharmonies in order to impress the public with their "originality". I can assure you that you will never be bored with menus in Lasarte - even if you return to this gastronomic heaven very frequently (as I think you will once you find this gem in the centre of Barcelona.

Highly, warmly recommended!

jdsepes, Geneva

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, OH & London UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Simply delicious - Perfect culinary treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Decided to try this following such good reviews - and it didn't disappoint. We decided to go for the tasting menu - which came with course after course of delicious treats. A nice touch was the printed menu that they gave us to 'follow' the journey with them, the wine pairing was delicious and very generous indeed. The price was also pretty good for a restaurant of that quality. The only thing that I would comment on was that the lighting was a bit too stark and could have been a little bit dimmer which would have made it feel a little more intimate.

Visited September 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“A sublime and unforgettable experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We were really not sure what we would find at this restaurant by renowned chef Martin Berasategui nestled in a 5 star hotel. When we arrive we were taken to a corner table in the back-room dinning area, it is not as airy or as handsome as the front room. Nice attentive service. Initially, I must admit that it felt a little condescending but after a little while service got relaxed and quite exceptional. The sommelier couldn't have been nicer.

Out first amuse was a mille feuille of foie with anchovies and green apples ... quite outstanding. Followed by a pink melon gaspacho with a single muscle. The scampi ravioli with ham and basil foam, as well as, the foie gras with roasted seaweed were quite good. The fish course was beautifully prepared. The ox fillet served with a potato mille-feuille was by far the best peace of meat I have ever had, exceptional. The two desserts were quite good and very inventive as well. Also loved the sweet petit fours, all presented on a wild stand made of sautered spoons and steel, such as the torroni candy ... quite exceptional, left me wanting more. The tiramisu bite and the mini chocolate, all good. All finished off by a shot of pineapple juice with anise and spices - not sweet and refreshing. By far our best gastronomic experience in our trip through Spain. Congratulations to the chef for an outstanding meal and a wonderful and attentive staff, this was a sublime and unforgettable experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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