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Bistro Guggenheim Bilbao

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Avda. Abandoibarra, 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 23 93 33
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Chicago, IL
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886 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bistro at the Guggenheim is located on one of the upper floors, and is accessible separate from the museum. The decor is very modern, with different "rooms" presenting a sense of artistic order. There is a view that overlooks the river. The staff is very accommodating and professional. The service is quite lovely. The daily menu presents an excellent... More 

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Vollen, Norway
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just wanted tapas, a glass of wine and a glass of Coca Cola. We went up to the counter and ordered and paid - then found a table inside as on that lovely day all the tables outside were taken. Then we were glad as outside there is only waiter service and the waiters looked extremely stressed!! It was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for a bite without having to walk back into town when you're already there. Make your booking for the restaurant which is directly adjacent, while at the bistro.

Thank Foodka
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the Guggenheim Museum we decided to have lunch there and everyone on the table agreed to have the tasting menu with wine paring. The food was very good would say one of the best meals I had in Bilbao. Highly recommend the place and very reasonable price

Thank Michael C
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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269 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We went to the terrace of the Guggenheim next to the bistro for some Pintxos and we were very enthusiastic. Of course they can't rival with the the top pintxos restaurants, but then for a museum it is absolute perfect. Even though it was very busy, like always at the Guggenheim, the service was very satisfactory. Excellent whine choices and... More 

Thank Herman S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

the staff were super attentive here. the variety of food was enough to satisfy a light lunch. we liked the attmosphere and value for money prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Really delicious set meal , good value, friendly service and so convenient after a tiring visit to the Guggenheim

Thank Martinian
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We enjoyed this restaurant for dinner as part of an upscale tour group. The service and food were excellent. Among the dishes were a crabmeat terrine, cod with eggs, hake in green sauce, and lamb over a vegetable and hazelnut puree. The dessert was somewhat like a bread pudding: cartelized french toasted soaked in egg yolk and cream and topped... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Of course, you will want to go to the Guggenheim, however, if you already went (or are going at another time), please consider a lunch at the Bistro. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made well ahead of time. We enjoyed the 3 course lunch. A glass of wine is included. Very nice service and terrific food. Loved it!... More 

Thank Dave E
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

After visiting the Guggenheim Museum, we opted to dine at the adjacent Bistro restaurant. Varied menu with some unique suggestions. Bread, a sampling of Pintxos and a bottle of local wine started the dinner. We chose the lamb taurine and the Haik seafood entrees. Neither disappointed. Choice of after dinner drinks and desserts were included in the price of our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $38
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avda. Abandoibarra, 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 944 23 93 33
Bistró Guggenheim Bilbao values a free style of cuisine, linked to its roots, to the memory of those dishes that are part of a culture and which need to be adapted to an avant-garde context, without losing neither flavors nor textures. Recipes and sauces are the foundation of our work, though refined, evolved and adapted for the general public that seeks savory, healthy cuisine, and an informal gastronomic experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?