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Astelena 1997 Restaurante

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Thu, 6/27
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$46 - $68
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews hake tasting menu sea bass bread mousse taco foie bacalao steak miso soup main course elegant restaurant old town maria cristina superb food traditional basque cuisine attentive service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food, great service (they do the extra mile to please clients!!!!), nice dinning room. For sure recommend it in the san sebastian restaurant scene. Very near car parking around.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ricardop2015
Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

Very fine and nicely served traditional Basque cuisine with a contemporaneous touch. We had few very tasty starters wi5h fresh season vegetables. For main course we had fish. Their sea bass and the monk fish were extraordinary. On top of that the service was excellent....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 613aitora
Reviewed December 11, 2018

during a weekend trip to San Sebastian, this was one of the chosen once, and was quite nice, Great winelist as well. try to get table in the Bodega downstairs for 8 people. Great Dinner, and excellent service staff

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank perbuhl
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Location: close to Maria Cristina hotel and 3 min walk from the old town. Atmosphere: a shade too dark in upstairs restaurant, but nice light and atmosphere in the downstairs part. The restaurant was full locals and not so many tourists to be seen as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jenskoopmann
Reviewed October 25, 2018

A small restaurant which looks slightly formal but isn't remotely stuffy. Our waiter was excellent friendly & knowledgeable and gave us helpful menu tips. My Spanish is poor and his English was good. We all had tasting menus, the special fish and the pudding were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Sue D
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

A great place both physically and for the food, to spend a long afternoon lunch. White tablecloth service, bright inside with lots of windows by the street side. The fish soup is a perfect starter, but there are many others. All fish entrees, cod, hake,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jerrman01
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We had a great dinner at Astelena. We made a reservation via trip advisor and were seated on the ground level. We had a lovely columbian waiter who spoke fluent English who took the role to explain the dishes to us. We went for the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank AmyFromMelbourne
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Very good, but not excellent. On the positive side: beautiful restaurant, with a very elegant design and convenient location, and overall delicious dishes. There were two "buts". The first one food related: one of the dishes we asked (lamb) was not properly cooked (a pity...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank aner g
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Practically perfect restaurant for me. Lovely dining room with nicely laid out tables. We had Spanish G&Ts to start followed by a shared plate of jamon and then 3 courses of superb food. We had two different wines, one recommended by our waiter and both...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank andrewsM7880MQ
Reviewed August 2, 2018

The chef must have stepped out and a dishwasher was in charge of food when our order was cooked. We ordered 2 specials of the day: mushrooms and sole. Porcini mushrooms are naturally sweet, they managed to make them bitter. Serving of sole was a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Cassual smart. No shorts no t shirt for adults at dinner but jeans it s okay. Restaurant is really good. Rgds. Carlos
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