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“French flair, (with a little imagination) in a good location”
Review of Brasserie Petanque

Brasserie Petanque
Ranked #34 of 5,229 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: European, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Montserrat
Description: Authentic French Brasserie with traditional French cuisine, onion soup, steak tartar, duck confit, beef bourguignon, salmon tartar, profiteroles, tatin tart and of course the best creme brulee in Buenos Aires. You can find Brasserie Petanque in Santiago of Chile too..
Reviewed March 15, 2013

First this place is right in the heart of the San Telmo market on Defensa. Couldn't ask for a better location really, especially during the Sunday market. Its bright and airy and very clean. It's also very popular so tends to be crowded. Unless you go on an "off" time you should make a reservation. It could also be considered a little touristy and it does have pictures on the walls of celebrities who have dined there with their signatures (Tommy Lee Jones was directly over my shoulder).

All that said, it is nice break from locations that are very meat heavy. It does try to be a little French leaning - and succeeds somewhat, at least as best you can in BA. For a local the prices may be a bit high, but for a tourist they were very reasonable. We had two of their more expensive entrees with a bottle of grand reserve Malbec (which would have been over 100 dollars in the states) and the total bill for 2 including tip was about $80 US. For what we got and the price point including wine I thought it was outstanding. It wasn't the best place we ate in BA, but it was for sure worth a visit and we would go again.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Staff and interior of restaurant very good. Gets very busy,so advisable to book. My food was good, but my wife ordered lamb chops. More fat and bone than anything else. Owner Pascal,basically said ' some you win some you lose.' No offer of replacing with alternative.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

After 12 days in Argentina, the national obsession with red meat was becoming a bit much. If was therefore a delight to enjoy a light one course dinner here (after a parillo lunch). I had exquisitely flavoured and perfectly prepared and cooked Patagonian trout almondine (pink sea trout, rather than white fresh water trout). My wife had a truffle and mushroom risotto, also perfectly cooked. Nice wine list, including house wines by the glass (if not advertised). We enjoyed it so much that we went back for a proper dinner the next night, and both had superb duck main courses as well as fine starters and dessert. Great service (French and English speaking staff as well as Spanish). Very busy on the Saturday night, so do book. Quieter on the Sunday.

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2  Thank Orac-DC
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We've been to this place a couple of times - always after spending a Sunday morning strolling through the San Telmo markets. It makes a great place to stop for a bite - the restaurante is cool with very high ceilings. The confit de canard is our favourite.

Warning - expect to be charged a 'cubierto' for the appetisers they serve.

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3  Thank trbaldwin
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

I enjoyed this restaurant a lot. Good food, good prices and very attentive service. I noticed majority of the persons that were there, were foreigners...My chateubriant (fliet mignon) was cooked to perfection..I loved it and recommed the place!
It is located in San Telmo area, which means if you go on Sundays, you will have the opportunity to see the Antiques Fair!



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3  Thank VaniaBrazil
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