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L'Atelier d'Argentine

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Adrux | | Aug 19, 2012 08:01 PM

This new restaurant is located where DNA was, in the Old Port. Having grown up in Argentina, I'm always up for trying new Argentinian restaurants!

I had the empanadas for appetizer. They were very good though fried (I loved fried empanadas so this was not an issue for me). They were not overly heavy and they were dry and crisp. The meat one was very good but I tend to like it a bit more spicy.

For main dish I had the mollejas (sweetbreads) and boy those were great! My boyfriend had the Vacio, his father had the milanesa de pollo (very authentic-tasting!) and his mom had the trout (just average but again that's not an Argentinian dish).

The wine list was not as good as I had hoped for (no Achaval Ferrer, they were out of Alta Catena and didn't have any of the really good Argentinian wines).

The worst part of it all... the service; it was SUPER slow! We went there at 7 and left at 9:47 and this is with no dessert or coffee or anything. In fact I would have loved to have dessert but the thought of waiting any longer for food made me forget about the whole thing. And mind you the restaurant was not full or anything.
So I would say that food was good enough to go back for, but service was terrible. The environment and decor were nice though. I will go back again because there are many more dishes I want to try but again, I have a sweet spot for Argentinian food.

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