This restaurant, a block from the Palacio de la Moneda, is an oasis of quiet on a small pedestrian street. The food—simple but creative dishes using the best and freshest Chilean ingredients—appeals to locals and visitors alike, whether it's a sandwich, a soup-salad combo, or a hearty ham and egg breakfast. The menu changes seasonally, with dishes like chicken cashew curry and venison with caponata sharing menu space with grilled bass and passionfruit mousse. The restaurant has a good wine list and does upper-crust busines lunches. Reservations are advisable for lunch, particularly for an outside table. They serve a full dinner the first Thursday of every month but otherwise there's an abbreviated menu in the evenings, with service stopping at 9 pm (kitchen closes at 8:30). So arrive early for evening drinks, sandwiches, and snacks.