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“Lavish mansion with eccentric crowd and great cocktails”
Review of Milion

Milion
Ranked #513 of 4,986 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Recoleta
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Lavish mansion with eccentric crowd and great cocktails”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Situated in a converted three storey mansion, it really does feel lavish… I don’t know if it was the rather idiosyncratic characters in the bar – a white suited, artfully wrinkled 50 year old with a much younger glamazon lover, a gay couple with the most outrageous hairstyles I have ever seen, and a load of designer glad Argentinian glitterati – but the whole place reminded me of the early clubbing scenes in The Great Beauty. It is a fantastic place for people watching, and sampling interesting cocktails too. See my full BA blog post here: http://floandelle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/argentina-buenos-aires.html

  • Visited April 2014
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Restaurant Review”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

The physical plant is incredibly beautiful as it was formerly a "palacio" turned over to a foundation.
That is where it stops. The bar blares music more fitting for a 1970s disco making conversation next to impossible. I had one glass of ordinary wine for AR$40 plus tip (this is Buenos Aires, not New York, London or Paris). We were seated in a garden which I include in the physical plant and there, any thought of a higher ranking stopped. Although the food was good, it was not great and the best part of the service was that it was slow (half an hour between the end of the main course and the desert). I asked two questions of our "waitress" who did not have the answer to either but said she would check. That was the last time I saw her. The rest of the wait staff seemed inexperienced and aloof. We were a party of 18 and the "hostess" didn't bother to say good night or thank us for our visit. Not a place I would recommend, especially with so many other really good places to eat in BsAs.

  • Visited March 2014
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Great Gatsby Night in Buenos Aires”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Walking through the arches of this reclaimed Recoleta mansion and winding up it's beautifully restored wooden staircase, you would think you've taken a trip back in time to perhaps a time that Buenos Aires forgot. Excitement abounds in three stories of restaurant, bar, music parlor, great room, terrace and patio. We enjoyed a prohibition styled cocktail at the bar and continued on to dine in what had to have been a private dining room for this once porteno rich elite family. The chandeliers, skylights, music and libations all flowed along together nicely like notes in a tango song. The malbec was great per usual, the food good but not great (like most buenos aires restaurants) but our night had been accented and made by this dazzling splendor.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank HectorPages
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Stratford, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The place and bar is great, there are better restaurants”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Great place to have a drink and relax. The crowd is mostly young professionals. The place gets quite busy around 10-11, but there are several floors and large courtyard with grand staircase. This is an old mansion after all. Drinks are good and are served very quickly.
Restaurant is Ok but there are so many better places around that I would eat somewhere else and come here for an after dinner drinks.

Visited February 2014
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Mendoza, Argentina
2 reviews
“Amazing food, service and ambiance”
Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Went there with my french family. The place can be both a resto and a bar. Both really popular.
Had great food, the chivito is genial. So was the wine and the service very very charming

It is now a "must go" everytime i go back to buenos aires, be it for dinner or just a few drinks.
Btw, the language the most heard is not spanish, very touristy place!

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