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Fine dining in Madrid

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selection of gastronomic restaurants in madrid

A lot has changed in recent years in the gastronomic area. Madrileños love to dine outside, and some of the most sought-after restaurants need reservation well in advance.  A new generation of chefs has reinvented traditional dishes. Chefs take care of local producers and spend more time in the market than in the kitchen…  Prepare your palate and get it ready to enjoy some of our favorites.

Our criteria to get the restaurants in this list include a comprehensive wine list, excellent service level, and menus that get inspired by seasonal products.

Map with restaurants to enjoy fine dining in Madrid

Recommended gastronomic restaurants in Madrid

Viridiana

Viridiana – Fine dining near the Retiro Park in Madrid

Why do we recommend Viridiana? This is a mythical restaurant in Madrid. A gastronomic temple in which the soul and personality of his chef, Abraham Garcia, is felt everywhere. The name Viridiana was chosen after a film from Buñuel, whom Abraham got to know in Madrid. Viridiana does not follow trends or fashion. The restaurant offers generous portions and for many people in Madrid, this restaurant is a better option

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Ático by Ramon Freixa - The Principal Madrid Hotel

Atico by Ramon Freixa – fine dining with views in Madrid

Why do we recommend Ático by Ramon Freixa – The Principal Madrid Hotel? You might miss the penthouse restaurant of Ramón Freixa if you aren’t paying attention. The Catalonian chef, the owner of 2 Michelin stars, is responsible for the excellent food served in this amazing restaurant situated on the second to last floor of the ” The Principal” Hotel. The restaurant is elegant and luxurious and offers amazing views

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YOUnique - Only You Boutique Hotel Madrid

YOUnique – fine dining in a romantic restaurant near Gran Via

Why do we recommend YOUnique – Only You Boutique Hotel Madrid? The restaurant Only You Boutique Hotel brings a bit of the Mediterranean coast to Chueca. Chef Carlos Martín who has worked at some of the top restaurants in Spain (El Celler de Can Roca and Mugaritz) and brings all of his talent and knowledge to this new project. Dishes like almadraba tuna carpaccio with green mustard and horseradish, cod

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Dos Cielos Madrid by Hermanos Torres

Dos Cielos Madrid by Hermanos Torres- Fine dining near the Royal Palace

Why we recommend Dos Cielos Madrid by Hermanos Torres? The Torres brothers were always eager to arrive in Madrid and you can tell. They set up shop right next to the Royal theater in, what use to be, one of the stables inside the elegant Hotel Meliá Gran Palacio de los Duques. The Dos Cielos menu developed alongside Damián González who runs the kitchen and exudes talent, technique and care.

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Arce

Arce – Fine dining in Chueca district in Madrid

Why do we recommend Arce? A staple of the Chueca neighborhood, Arce never disappoints. They offer a variety of dishes that highlight seasonal ingredients. The father/son duo of Iñaki y Unai Camba, is brimming with talent and whip up delicious dishes with whatever is fresh at the market that day. One of Madrid’s top fine dining experiences and for sure one of the best options to enjoy fine dining in

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La Esquina del Real

La Esquina del Real – French restaurant in Madrid for romantic dinners

Why do we recommend La Esquina del Real? This cute little restaurant, run by chef Jesús, is reminiscent of a Parisian bistró. They offer delicious french dishes out of a tiny kitchen made with care, talent, and good taste. The specialty is their homemade foie mi-cuit and you can’t miss with their steak tartar either. You will also have to put your diet on hold and taste their amazing desserts:

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Ático by Ramon Freixa - The Principal Madrid Hotel

Restaurants to enjoy fine dining in Madrid

A lot has changed in recent years in the gastronomic area. Madrileños love to dine outside, and some of the most sought-after restaurants need reservation well in advance. A new generation of chefs has reinvented traditional dishes. Chefs take care of local producers and spend more time in the market than in the kitchen… Prepare your palate and get it ready to enjoy some of our favorites.

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Retiro Park

Top restaurants near the Retiro Park in Madrid

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To be in this list, restaurants need to offer tasty food, have a kid-welcoming atmosphere. Instead of going blind while you wander in Madrid, this list will let you decide which of the different selected restaurants match your tastes and budget.

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Algarabía

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