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“Surprisingly Good”
Review of Brera

Brera
Ranked #1,280 of 4,231 Restaurants in Bogota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Brera in November. I say surprisingly good because I see some reviews of Brera that are pretty bad. Our lunch experience was great. We had made reservations for 1:30 pm and that all went smoothly, getting a table immediately upon arriving. We had a bottle of Chianti that was really good as were the Tortelloni di Zucca, the Parmigiana con Fondu, and the Risotto Funghi. Service was timely, friendly and efficient. I just wonder whether things have changed since we went.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

Have been to this place 3 times now but will not be going back. The place is very well decorated and often accompanied with good music. A shame about the staff and the food though. We ordered carpaccio to start and salmon for main but the food was rather bland and the salmon very undercooked. The staff are not very helpful and when you ask for sparkling water they always try and give you the over priced San Pellegrino.

Try the restaurant on the floor below called KO... Guaranteed a much better experience if you like any type of Asian food

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank jamesajd
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Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

Disappointing.

We visited Brera for a business lunch recently and left very disappointed. Note that this was the third time I have been to the restaurant. The previous experiences were adequate and did not merit a review.
Today’s visit was marred by the quality of the food and the service.
The carpaccio Brera comes with a Gorgonzola sauce which cries out for some acidity, this has been mentioned during previous visits but they appear not to be interested in improving things.
The salmon with caponata was pretty much raw and cold. Note the waiter asked about the cooking and when medium was suggested made no comment or recommendation. The accompanying caponata was a symphony of blandness, a nauseating mess of vegetables with no discernible flavour.
The side of pasta Brera promised flavours of truffles. Unfortunately the dish that arrived was merely some spaghetti for swimming in a significant amount of butter. Having pointed this out to the waiter removed the side dish, with us presuming wage would speak to the kitchen to address the issue. He then came back a while later with the little that was left in the dish having been smothered in truffle oil, the pasta we had served ourselves prior to the dish being taken away there remained, bereft of any remedial activity. To be honest this was the first time I have experienced this. When pointed out to the restaurant manager he seemed rather nonplussed, presumably knowing that they will still fill the restaurant in most days. I for one won’t be returning. The quality and quantity of restaurants in Bogotá is constantly improving and there are many better places waiting to be tried.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 17, 2019 via mobile

The place and the ambient are great, but unfortunately the food is way below average and the service has too many operational issues for a restaurant that want to delight their customers. Pepper and cheese was always to be asked, wine was not at the right temperature, bread varies depending on who serves it... definitely not a place to go back

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

Restaurant looked good with nice decor but when we sat down to eat food was terrible. Lasagna and Chicken dishes that we ordered had no taste and the salad was even worse. What salad--looked like a poison concoction--avoid this restaurant at all costs. I would rather eat fast food.

Date of visit: August 2019
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