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“The next 2* in town!”

Amelia by Paulo Airaudo
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Sat, 5/25
8:00 PM
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $145 - $279
Description: Amelia is located in the romantic area of ​​San Sebastian, its location is particular; "hidden" in a little busy street, a few meters from El Buen Pastor Cathedral. We are a modern restaurant, with capacity for 28 diners, where we only serve tasting menu; Combining different flavours, textures and memories in creations, to make this trip an unique experience. Our work philosophy focuses on using seasonal, sustainable, raw material and the revaluation of forgotten products. We mainly relate to small producers who share our values, who go over markets, to provide us fresh and top quality products daily. The winery of Mario, our sommelier, shares the same philosophy; Covering different countries of the world, making sure its method of production is biological or biodynamic. He has chosen to serve 90% of our wines "by the glass", giving our diners the possibility to taste the greatest variety possible. Welcome!
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Description: Amelia is located in the romantic area of ​​San Sebastian, its location is particular; "hidden" in a little busy street, a few meters from El Buen Pastor Cathedral. We are a modern restaurant, with capacity for 28 diners, where we only serve tasting menu; Combining different flavours, textures and memories in creations, to make this trip an unique experience. Our work philosophy focuses on using seasonal, sustainable, raw material and the revaluation of forgotten products. We mainly relate to small producers who share our values, who go over markets, to provide us fresh and top quality products daily. The winery of Mario, our sommelier, shares the same philosophy; Covering different countries of the world, making sure its method of production is biological or biodynamic. He has chosen to serve 90% of our wines "by the glass", giving our diners the possibility to taste the greatest variety possible. Welcome!
Reviewed February 17, 2019

This restaurant its special since the first moment you go down to the kitchen, you are explained about in the way they work and after return to the table...
The food is perfectly executed and different from what you can get in town, is a touch of fresh air...

I recommend don't miss it, before becomes crazy busy and get his second star..

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank Rubio D
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Reviewed January 25, 2019

You may have difficulty finding Amelia, because the door blends into the buildings. But once you enter the restaurant you are in for a special treat. This is a Michelin star restaurant, and we were not disappointed. Normally, I would write out what we ate, but this was a twelve course menu, with paired wines, and thus see the accompanying picture of the Menu on January 19th 2019. Initially, we were taken to the kitchen to meet the staff, and then sat at a lovely table. Look and hold the Danish Zelto glasses, which were nice. The food was presented beautiful, with the size of the portions appropriate for such a lengthy meal. We especially enjoyed the pigs blood and anchovy paired with the Ijalba tempranillo blanco. The parsley risotto with sufficient black truffle was excellent. Enjoy the experience, and, note, the restaurant is costly, with our meal being about 550 Euros.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Thank Gerald D
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Kitchen tour at begging was great. Dinner lacked the wow factor and in places disappointed. Bread with bone marrow was good however the dessert lacked balance and had an extremely bitter element which led me to skip the remainder.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

This is a small, Michelin 1-star restaurant in a city famous for its Michelin-starred restaurants. Our evening. began with a visit to the kitchen (under the restaurant) to see the space and meet the 12 individuals who cook here, from a variety of countries. The kitchen focuses on the use of open fire cooking methods, and aging to meats (e.g., chicken, duck, etc.). The niobe-course tasting menu (the only option) begins with an additional 3 amuses. All of the food was very tasty, and the chef eschews modernist cuisine techniques (which are often popular in other restaurants in this city). I was a bit disappointed to learn that ion elf the courses was bread (served with bone marrow, olive oil and butter as condiments), but otherwise the menu was delicious. The wine list is quite small- we were able to find a very good Champagne, and an excellent, older Spanish red (La Rioja Alta, 1981), but none of the white wine options were appealing. Services was good.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank Steve K
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

We tried to get reservations on line and couldn't secure one, but our hotel staff was able to get us a table, which sounded like it was close to the kitchen door. We were willing to accept it, because of the great recommendations we received. Amelia's is one of MANY Michelin starred restaurants in San Sebastian and it is in our books deserving of at least one more star. To our surprise the "kitchen door" table was really in the kitchen and oh what an experience! We were able to see the staff work their magic in this very clean, well organized and exceptionally run kitchen. We enjoyed the tasting menu and the wine pairings with each course. The food was not only beautiful and artfully served, but the staff was beyond terrific. This meal will go down as one of our greatest meals and will live forever in our memories. We can't say enough good things about Amelia's and if you only have one splurge...make it Amelia's!

Date of visit: September 2018
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