For decades, the fine dining scene of Santiago, Chile has split two ways: it was either the casual style of Chilean food or refined European cuisine, with a French accent. Now, thanks to a new generation of chefs, Chilean cuisine is experiencing an authentic Renaissance , with particular focus on unusual and high quality ingredients , combined with flavors and techniques from all over the world. While it is cheap to dine out on traditional Chilean do with its preponderance of Pebras , the most popular national sauce, Choripan , a chorizo sausage, Empanadas, Lomo de Cordero and Guanaco, the tasty meat of an animal resembling a llama, along with many other dishes, foodies will find much more to satisfy their curiosity in the way of fine dining experiences. So, here you go to a few useful tips .
From 0 to 25 Euros
In the Barrio Lastarria, the oldest neighborhood of Santiago, the Singular Rooftop , an extraordinary terrace on the roof of the eponymous Hotel, looks out on two of the city's most important hills, Saint Lucia and San Cristobal, from where it is possible to enjoy some of the most incredible sunsets of the Chilean capital. Two terraces, an outdoor pool, and a bar serving cocktails and snacks made from select Patagonian products . Without breaking this modest budget you can afford to order a couple. Main Chef Hernan Basso and his team run this space, along with the Singular restaurant.
Singular Rooftop Merced 294, Santiago Website
The Bocanàriz Wine Bar , is the right venue for excellent drinks: 400 different Chilean wines, including 40 served by the glass . You will be well guided by your choice of the best sommeliers in town work here. Particularly original and successful is their idea to serve small dishes classified by tasting notes, such as iodine, citrus and herbaceous, for pairing with wines . Order the ceviche of the day, with melon pear, avocado and passion fruit or an algae salad. It is necessary to book .
Bocanàriz José Victorino Lastarria 276, Santiago Website
From 25 to 50 euros
No visit to Santiago would be complete without seeing the luxurious Hotel Santiago , not only for its lagoon-style swimming complete pool with waterfall, where you can sip a cocktail but Also for its choice of two restaurants: the Matsuri Restaurant and the Senso Restaurant , respectively serving Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines .
Matsuri Av. President Kennedy 4601 c / o Hotel Santiago Website
Senso Restaurant Av. President Kennedy 4601 c / o Hotel Santiago Website
At La Mar Cebicheria Peruana , the iconic Chilean dish carries the signature of famed Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio . Its wonderful open-air terrace: on this budget you can afford pisco and a ceviche with leche de tigre .
La Mar Nueva Costanera 4076, Santiago Website
It is always a thrilling experience to step into a Ritz-Carlton hotel anywhere in the world. The one in Santiago boasts a luxurious spa on the top floor with a view of the Andes and the city. You can afford to treat yourself to a break at the Ritz Bar , and to choose from the exclusive pisco menu or from Their premium selection of cognacs and whiskeys . Alternatively, head for a comfortable arabesque fabric-upholstered armchair in the lobby lounge, where afternoon tea is served, accompanied by piano music three days a week.
Ritz Bar El Alcalde, El Golf 15, Las Condes, Regiòn Metropolitana Website
From 50 to 100 Euro
Located in the city center, with a panoramic view of the Andes mountain chain, the elegant and refined W Santiago 5-star hotel offers a rooftop pool, luxurious rooms and a panoramic bar. This is an authentic gourmet paradise where you are spoiled for choice. The Karai restaurant serves at Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine : it is one of the best places to try an authentic Nikkei cuisine outside Peru.
Karai Isidora Goyenechea 3000 c / o W Santiago Hotel, Las Condes, Region Metropolitana Website
The Osaka restaurant is a restaurant. Try their lomo saltado and seafood tapas .
Osaka Isidora Goyenechea 3000 c / o W Santiago Hotel, Las Condes, Region Metropolitana
In the same hotel, chef Jean-Paul Bondoux operates the NOSO restaurant to satisfy the palates of those who love French and Mediterranean-style food . In each of these establishments, you will need your budget to enjoy three courses accompanied by a modest wine. Alternatively, go for 4 tapas and a couple of glasses.
NOSO Isidora Goyenechea 3000 c / o W Santiago Hotel, Las Condes, Region Metropolitana Website
At the 99 Restaurant the atmosphere is casual chic, this is one of those places where chefs like to go for quick bite . The spotlight on Santiago is also a monument to bistronomy , the culinary trend. Here the chef is Kurt Schmidt , who learned the trade at the Noma and has studied the six course of gourmet menus at the Boragó which change every day. For 90 Euro you can also afford to order some wine. Do not expect to find the usual commercial labels, here the wine is strictly natural and may take some getting used to . You can get the chance to tastethe restaurant's most famous dish, Mushroom Textures .
99 Restaurante Andres de Fuenzalida 99, Providencia, Region Metropolitana Website