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“An unforgettable experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Club Allard

El Club Allard
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Ranked #12 of 9,347 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Contemporary, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Arguelles
Toronto, Canada
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“An unforgettable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I are 'foodies' that have travelled extensively throughout Europe and North America, and as we were finishing with an apperitif, we were debating whether this was the best restaurant we've ever been to. Each dish was executed flawlessly, and brought both creativity and wonderful flavours at the same time. The Sommelier paired each dish with a local Spanish wine, which were fantastic. And the staff were wonderful - attentive, but not annoying. Finally, we really enjoyed the Chef's personal touch in greeting each table at the beginning of the evening, as well as at the end to check that everything was perfect.

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“Exceptional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The service, presentation, and wonderful choices presented by Diego that appeals to the pallet and the senses is worth the visit. Not inexpensive by Madrid standards but worth the sensual dining experience.

Visited December 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Best culinary experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

We headed down on our first day to make a reservation the next day but it was full, however the manager placed us on waiting list and we got our table the next day for dinner. Do remember to make a reservation at least 2 weeks before.

The head chef came out to welcome us and introduced us to three different menus and also asked about our food preferences or allergies. We choose the revolution menu which had 3 appetizers, 4 starters, 1 fish, 1 meat, a dessert appertif and then 2 desserts followed by tea or coffee to finish off. Each of the dishes thar was served was an art by itself. We were constantly amazed by how humble foos ingredients look but was intepreted and served in a unique way of its own. Even the desserts of both the fish bowl and poached egg were amazingly created. Definitely worth the visit for a 2 star Michelin restaurant. We ordered two glasses of wine and the total bill racked up to 260 euros for the two of us. A must visit restaurant the next time you are in Madrid!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“It is definitely memorable dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I celebrated my xx Birthday in the Club Allard on December 13th with my sons and my dear friends from Russia. We absolutely loved it! It was very unusual and outstanding dining experience. Regardless of the fact we were dining in the magnificent place of 19th century we felt very comfortable and cozy. The staff was very pleasant and every dish and its presentation were surprisingly incredible. It is definitely memorable dining experience

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“Excellent dining experience. Every course a visual delight.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

We came here for my husband's birthday dinner. We made our reservations much earlier. Although we did check out the pictures of the food on the website, it's totally different experiencing it in person.

In the past, we are sceptical with high priced and Michelin starred restaurants, but this restaurant deserves its recognition. Bravo to the chef!

Every course was a visual delight. Not only was it tasty, but the entire meal was just right in terms of the portion. Service was good. The only regret is we did not get to meet the chef as we came all the way from Malaysia. Hopefully, one day when we return, we get to do so.

Highly recommended. For the molecular gastronomy experience at its finest.

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