Fodor's Expert Review Aizian

$$$$ Bilbao Spanish

Chef José Miguel Olazabalaga's Aizian is anything but a "hotel restaurant," even if it's situated inside the Meliá Bilbao. Sure, his dishes air on the safe side—you won't find tweezed microgreens and dry-ice displays here—but they're dependably delicious: think sautéed wild mushrooms topped with foie gras and a runny egg or seared venison loin with beets and smoked chestnut puree.

Spanish Service Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Calle Lehendakari Leizaola 29
Bilbao, Basque Country  48001, Spain

94-428–0039

www.restaurante-aizian.com

Known For:
  • Old-school Basque with a twist
  • Fabulous \"torrija,\" Spanish \"French\" toast
  • Good value for fine dining
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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