Since 1839 this classic Madrid restaurant has been serving well-to-do madrileños and international visitors. Downstairs is a little shop selling Spanish delicacies such as olives, berberechos (cockles) and preserves, many in sealed containers so you can bring them home. Upstairs is one of the most-respected restaurants in Madrid for its traditional menu at moderate-to-high prices. Their seafood menu is especially fresh and well prepared, and they have a fine selection of cheeses that make a good appetizer or shared side dish. The six dining rooms have different themes, such as “Isabelline” (dark wood, chandeliers), “White” (looks a bit like the Royal Palace) and, oddly, “Japanese.” Reservations suggested, especially on weekends.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM, Monday to Saturday from 08:30 PM to 11:00 PM
- Feature: Business Friendly
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Sevilla