I had been meaning to try the well-known La Bourgogne ever since I knew the head chef of one of my favourite restaurants in Chile worked there in the past. I was also reluctant to do so, knowing full well that it was, and still is, one of the most expensive restaurants in Buenos Aires. In general I am a bit biased against hotel restaurants, disregarding them as tourist traps. Unfortunately, there's some truth to this in La Bourgogne.
Let's start with the good... the food. There are very few options, as it's usually the case when we are dealing with high-end dishes, but the food is excellent. I do have to complain about the cheese selection, as it offered no blue cheese.
Service was impeccable, though I had to wait a few minutes before the hostess took me to my reserved seat. The wine list is extensive, and it's truly one of the best in Argentina. I did find the offer to be a bit overpriced, though being so vast one is bound to find a good deal or two.
The reception, and in general the atmosphere of the restaurant is plain and non-descriptive. This is probably the worst aspect of it, though the piano was certainly appreciated.
Would I come back? I'm not so sure. While the food and service was great, I think that there are better options to indulge yourself in Buenos Aires at that price range... with a far better atmosphere.
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