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Calle 69a No. 5-75, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 3101377
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It´s a very elegant restaurant, and the prices are really cheap for the quality of the food.The food presentation is really nice and the service is really good. Food was OK but not as amazing as I expected for one of the 50 best Latin American restaurants ( as is rated).

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Thank carlacisv
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here in early January with our 9 YO son and it was amazing. The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was superb. The restaurant is right across the street from the Four Seasons Casa Medina and it is a bit of a hidden gem. The decor is simple, a bit modern and beautiful. We ate on the... More 

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Thank TravellerCali
Montreal, Canada
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Formal restaurant. Traditional menu proposed with a few elements of modernity, presentation & combination of ingredients. Good food and service.

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Thank MartinYUL
Koloa, Hawaii
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though some of the dishes are innovative, Jorge and Mark Rausch try too hard to impress people. Unfortunately, who ever works in the kitchen does not master the "art". Inefficient service.

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Thank hanaleibay23
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Criterion is a high class restaurant. We were received very lovely and asked to wait on very comfortable seats. We were a little worried about how they would react seeing that we came as backpackers, walking in with all our backpacks and suitcases. But they put it all in a storing room and helped us with everything! Lovely! The dinner... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While overpriced and overhyped, the place has a fair amount of charm and, with a good update of the premises, might even become as impressive as they think they're. Their food wasn't particularly original nor exciting. Waitstaff really takes the prize for their ineptitude, ignorance of their own menu and overall laziness. It's one of those places where they give... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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114 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect spot in a nice neighbourhood. The food is really great and the menu is very nicely composed. Good service. Music a little too loud but ok.

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Thank JP8000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

The only accurate way to describe this place is as an overpriced trap for tourists looking for a "fancy" dinner in Bogota. We had to beg for the server's attention, and the food (mediocre at best - two risottos, the lamb and a burrada) arrived almost two hours after we managed to order. From the looks of it, it wasn't... More 

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1 Thank Pablo V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

The service was ok but because the kitchen was way behind, the waitress start to panic and get confused, not only our dishes but other tables. The food was not what they described to you and some dishes that meant to be hot, were actually cold. They offer the best meat in the world and they give a a very... More 

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2 Thank Carolina L
Atlanta
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391 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

It was my 50th birthday, so I was really excited about having dinner at Criterion. We made a reservation for 7:00 and had to wait to be seated. When we were taken upstairs to the dining room I was shocked to see only 4 or 5 tables that actually had diners. The rest of the restaurant was empty! (Why did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $70
Cuisine
French, Latin, European, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 69a No. 5-75, Bogota, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: +57 1 3101377

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?