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“You won't be disappointed!”
Review of El Celler De La Puntaire - CLOSED

El Celler De La Puntaire
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Little family restaurant of just 22 seats, managed by an italian Sommelier and a spanish Chef. They offer local seasonal products prepared with traditional recipes from Catalonia, Basque country and Italy, with a contemporary and light take. Little but interesting wine list.
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“You won't be disappointed!”
Reviewed July 2, 2010

This little place was quite possibly my favorite restaurant on my travels through Spain. I did the American thing and got the hamburger ( I know I know, but trust me I only got it because was so surprised to see it) and my wife got the lamb. First I must say that I felt like I ate the hamburger for the first time, the meat was like butter. The lamb was as exquisite, tender and delicious. The hostess also the wife of the chef speaks english very well which was nice since my spanish is terrible. She is a sommelier and paired the wines with our meals, I just have to say it was a wonderful experience.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic: the best meals I've had in Spain.”
Reviewed June 10, 2010

The food was amazing. I started with the beef carpaccio, my god I have never had meat like it! Really, in the states we just don't get product like they do. The beef was like butter, but the taste was something else really amazing. My wife had a salad to start and was very pleased.

So after this Beef carpaccio I wanted more meat so to my delight I found a Hamburger on the menu and my wife took the Lamb. To me it's interesting to see the interpretations of food in different countries, this Spanish Hamburger is by far the best I've ever had. I live in NYC and I've eaten every hamburger from the Bistro Burger to the Shack Burgers I've even had the In and Out burger in LA, this El Celler Burger is the best. I don't know if it's the quality of the meat or how they mix it but it was phenomenal and once again tender. I had a bite of my wife's lamb as well - I wanted to eat everything the lamb was amazing. Again very tender and the flavor of it was like I was eating lamb for the first time! Incredible.

The restaurant is beautiful, very minimal but cozy and comfortable. It's run by a husband and wife team. The husband is the chef and the wife (our host) whom speaks english very well is also the sommelier.

Also the host explained to me that food is all organic and bought locally so the menu changes with the season.

Very charming restaurant with nice people and good food. You won't be disappointed.

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