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The Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
THE RESTAURANT, housed in one of San Miguel’s most elegantly colonial settings at Sollano 16, opened in February 2008 featuring Chef Donnie Masterton’s world class cuisine. It is located just steps away from the main square of San Miguel de Allende, the prettiest and most restored/written-about Colonial city in all of Mexico. Offering a full bar, it serves lunch and dinner five days a week in a sun-dappled eighteen century Moroccan courtyard, as well as in their elegant dining salon.Serving global comfort good, THE RESTAURANT’s menu reflects the changing seasons with a focus on the simplicity of fine ingredients. The Chef collaborates with local organic growers, dairy farmers and ranchers to
$15 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Restaurant is quite a lovely courtyard and the service, the meal and the wines are clearly marketed toward the American and Canadian audience. We were treated quite well- even without a reservation- and by big city American standards the meal was a steal. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A definite for any American looking for a nice dinner near the Parroquia. My wife and I had the Wagyu steak and some guava margaritas. One of the best meals we've ever had.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank john m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place used to be decent to great on occasion. The food was sufficient to overcome snooty hosts, poor service, and unattentive staff. On our last two visits, that was no longer the case. Success and obvious attention to their other venues has left this...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christian T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy eating at The Restaurant whenever we're in San Miguel. It is a very pretty restaurant with a lively atmosphere and terrific food. Though our waiter just recently wasn't overly friendly (a rarity in San Miguel), we have found the other servers to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Melody5
Donnie M, Owner at The Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Melody, thank you for your comments, hope to see you in your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

after a dozen meals here, it’s always hit or miss. this time my italian companion requested the salmon without the sweet bbq sauce. the waiter noted it. upon arrival it had the sauce. i asked the manager if he could please bring it as requested....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second time here in two years. Both times were excellent experiences. The setting is pleasant in an interior courtyard. The service is attentive, professional, pleasant, and helpful. Our food has always been excellent. We thought a couple of other places we tried this year...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 1Band1D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on Dec 24 for a late lunch. Even while having reserved a table the day before, and shown a menu, we were overall mistreated. First, we were assigned a table and then told the table was reserved (the restaurant was empty, we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank horacion370
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner menu and options (more than 1 choice for my vegetarian wife!). Enjoyed the chocolate tart dessert.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BrightonNY
Donnie M, Owner at The Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, We appreciate your comments and are glad you and your wife enjoyed your meal with us. Saludos The Restaurant

Reviewed December 14, 2018

This restaurant would appear to cater for the 'Gringo's and did an OK job with food and and service in a courtyard setting.The food was good by US standards but average when you look beyond the US

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed December 14, 2018

We visited this place on Thanksgiving Day, determined to have an authentic Mexican meal rather than try for a traditional Thanksgiving meal at the many restaurants catering to the throng of American tourists and expats - we were not disappointed. Although "authentic Mexican" applies to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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December 7, 2017|
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Response from Kim M | Reviewed this property |
If you go to Atención , online you’ll find our local paper published by the library in Spanish and English. It will help. Or google The Restaurant and see what they have going on. There is too much to mention going on in... More
March 4, 2017|
Response from Donnie M | Property representative |
Hello, let us know the name, date and time for your original reservation and the change you would like and we will do it for you. Thank you
January 22, 2017|
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Definitely not.
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