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“Limited menu but excellent food”
Review of Vintages

Vintages
Ranked #23 of 609 Restaurants in Girona
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 22, 2019

Vintages occupies a sliver of space about one narrow shopfront wide ( 2 metres width is the ballpark figure) and can only accommodate up to 20 diners at a stretch, so reservations are de rigeur unless you happen to fortuitously time your arrival with some other diners' departure. Befitting its name, the decor veers towards the cosy and nostagic : traditional tiles on the floor, a few Art Deco style Tiffany lamp brackets along each wall which is in turn richly adorned with vintage prints and photographs, and a prevalent colour scheme of corn yellow and burgundy. The absence of table cloths plus the paper napkins and the unupholstered benched seating against one wall further betoken a lack of pretension. The chef has a list of staples in addition to a couple of daily specials, and some rather potable wines are available at 3 euros per glass. The staples on the menu include such tried and tested starters as French onion soup, smoked salmon with guacamole and home made pate, while the entrees include ravioli, octopus, duck breast in red wine, pig's foot with duck comfit, veal, scrambled eggs with cod and mushrooms as well as lamb shoulder. These are dishes which can easily either meet or miss the mark but In this case, the food was uniformly tasty and I detected the lack of salt and pepper shakers on the tables, perhaps rendered superfluous by the nicely seasoned items. Desserts are priced at a standard six euros and include almond cake with coffee ice cream, cheese cake with fruit compote, chocolate and orange cake and tart tartin, but those who prefer a cheese platter can elect that at 14 euros for sharing. Service is prompt yet unobtrusive; the waiters don't hover around you and yet replace a piece of dropped cutlery with alacrity and attentiveness. I was most impressed by two details : our entrees came in plates with colourful designs instead of the prototypic white plates favoured by restaurants wishing to impart a sense of formality; the staff didn't solicit for tips at all despite the non existent service charge, which ended up motivating me to reward them with a decent tip.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

We came in for a dinner. Service was somewhat rude and arrogant, but the wine was great. The tuna salad was a big dissapointment. The tuna was hard and cooked dry. Some marinated carrot slices and raisins on top. The salad was just hard leaves without any dressing. The other portion was mushrooms with truffel and an egg. It was okey, but more of a breakfast dish than a dinner.
There are much nicer places just next to this restaurant. We ended up changing the restaurant to get our stomachs full and a nice taste to our mouths.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SusannaM1036
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Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

We went for dinner. The elder male waiter was serving us. We made our choises, and asked for guidance for wine. He chose for us, without botherig to let us taste the wine. ”Ok, he is probalby a pro”, we thought, and happily waited for the food+wine to come..
As the food arrived we found out that the other dish, tuna salad, marinated by the waiter, as he proudly mentioined, was hardly edible. The tuna was overcooked, hard and dry, not fresh at all, so we left it on the plate and mentioned that it was overcooked and therefore not good. The waiter (owner?) did not reply, he didn’t say a word, not apology, nothing. He only brought the bill (with the full price) without a word. As we left the restaurant after we paid, no one bothered to say a word to us, no thank yous, no byes.
This was way the rudest restaurant experience ever.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Juanina
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Visited this little gem twice in our 4 day visit to Gerona. By the end of our starters on our first visit, we asked the waiter to book us in for the next night. Food and wine were both excellent. Good wine could be bought for 3€ per glass! The portions were substantial and every dish my husband and I ordered over the 2 nights was delicious.
Our bill was similar each night and 25% less than at the restaurant we had used the first night of our stay. The quality of cooking was far superior at Vintages. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank K9593LPelaines
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

After reading the reviews I persuaded my wife to avoid the sausage raviolli which are made from brains. A typical dish but those who do no appreciate brains should not order it!. Absolutely a superb meal- that we will remember. The waiter was polite, quiet and patient and was happy to discuss the food. I wish I had found this place before our last night. I would say booking was recommended.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank Grandpy
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