Next to the Teatro Real you'll find this restaurant in an impressive 17th-century building with an ancient stone facade, thick granite walls, and the original wooden beams supporting old ceilings. This place has a sophisticated atmosphere, yet prices are very reasonable. One Madrid food critic recently called this spot one of the city's "best kept" culinary secrets. The hospitable owner and chef, Marcel Magossian, extends a hearty welcome to patrons and feeds them well. Fresh ingredients are transformed into tasty concoctions, like large prawns with a delicate flavoring of raspberry vinaigrette or roast oxtail with mashed potatoes and fresh mushrooms. A rather common dish, veal fricassee in mushroom sauce, is transformed into something sublime here. To end your repast, you might opt for a combination platter of warm cheese, tarte tatin, or ice cream with a crunchy caramel sauce flambéed at your table.
- © Frommer's 2013
- tel: 91-559-43-09
- Calle de la Unión 8
- Mon-Fri 2-4pm and 9pm-midnight; Sat 9pm-midnight
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