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The 2008 NOT List: 647 Dinner Club, Buenos Aires


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The 2008 NOT List: 647 Dinner Club, Buenos Aires

humblefoodsnob27 | | Jan 6, 2009 02:40 PM

647 Dinner Club is a marketing genius. They have more ppl writing shills on this blog praising their restaurant than any other. They pay for fancy ads in travel books and even paid someone from Conde Naste to put them on the Hot Tables of 2008 list.
Do not waste your time and money on this tragic disappointment.
After reading so many great reviews, I was excited to experience this place for myself but all I ended up with was an empty stomach and rage.
Play by play:
We are in a cab, riding through a bad neighborhood. Many "i wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley" types with no shirts hanging outside, garbage everywhere, seedy x3. We pulled up to the restaurant... what? The ad said this was a scenic neighborhood. The cab driver informs us that we shouldn't be walking around this neighborhood. Thanks buddy!

We enter the restaurant. 10:20 PM. No one is there. Granted its a Tues, but if a restaurant is so popular one would expect some ppl. Very dark and looks used. Decor and tables are tired.
Smells of heavy musty scent, like there is a perpetual leak. Everyone who is there (10 ppl at most) are all tourists speaking English.

Unfortunately we stay bc I like to give the place the benefit of the doubt.

Later I discover there is a waterfall/large leak in the bathroom causing the odor. Plus the bathroom smells like a stable.

Ok now to the food... Wine was good (hard to really mess that up). Bread and Butter: butter smells strong, like cheese. woof. First Course: Salad... the tomatoes were about 1 hr from officially being rotten. And this is city where fresh produce is readily available. Main course: Lamb... what can I say...over done...tastes old - theme here. Dessert: getting the check as soon as possible.

So the recap is DO NOT GO there. The atmosphere and food are ROTTEN.

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