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Astrid y Gaston

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Astrid y Gaston Review

The flagship of Peru's most celebrated chefs (Gastón Acurio and his wife Astrid Gutsche), this popular restaurant serves inventive variations on traditional Peruvian cuisine. Acurio is a master of both flavor and presentation. You can't help but watch the kitchen door—each dish the waiters carry out is a work of art. Even a Peruvian standard such as lomo saltado (tenderloin slices sautéed with tomato, onions, and ají peppers) gains a new personality here. The menu changes every six months, but is invariably original and delectable. The place has one of the best wine lists in town. Reserve two weeks ahead of time, or arrive early and eat in the bar.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed 3:30–7 and Sun.
Updated: 11-28-2012

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    If Astrid or Gaston comes to your table, it will be the dining experience of a lifetime; otherwise, it's just the best meal you've had this year. Price is much less than one would expect, and the quality and presentation of the various food items from appetizers to dessert is without peer. What I found very entertaining was that the staff EXPECTS the guests to have a sense of style and decorum...lacking that, they will ask you to leave. Best meal of forty years of trying...

    by flannelfoot, 3/14/07

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