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US$50 - US$110
Contemporary, Fusion
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Reviewed 13 February 2020

We have had tasting menus with drink pairings in many cities around the world (San Fran, Chicago, Rome, Lima) and this ranked right up there as one of the best! The wine and cocktail pairings were superbly done, as the wine tasted so different (and...great!) depending on the food it was paired with vs sipping alone. At first the pours seemed scant, but by the end of the 12 courses, it was just right. Because the menu changes frequently, I'm sure, I won't go into descriptions of each course, other than to say my favorites were the first (a unique spin on ramen) and the last (rick dark chocolate filling ?mochi with orange peel). Service was excellent, smooth but not rushed. The total bill for 2 meals with pairings, including tip was ~$170 USD. We were blown away by the value, compared to the US. The evening finished beautifully with being invited to the speakeasy "Room 09" on the roof where 1920's American jazz was being played on the sound system. The drink menu was extensive and the tastes were very good.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 26 January 2020

This place was awesome - we did the tasting menu and appreciated the diversity of the dishes, and also the balanced portion sizes. I definitely recommend this place, as well as the bar! Delicious!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 23 January 2020 via mobile

My husband and I loved this restaurant! Every single dish was something special. We are looking forward to eating here again.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 14 January 2020

One of the best tasting menu I have had!!!!! God service, fantastic food, absolutely recomendable for all!!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

Our meal was lovely, very much as billed but when you are going to eat at this type of restaurant for a tasting menu you expect something special. It’s really as if the staff are a little bored with what they are churning out every...night. Having been told in our booking not to be late, we arrived on time and were asked to wait to be seated. They didn’t seem to be quite ready, after about 10 minutes we were shown downstairs. We were offered a cocktail purchase and only once the cocktail was finished could the meal start, since only one of us got a cocktail, this was a little awkward. The 12 tastes were well cooked (shell in one of the shellfish courses was a disappointment and another example of the sloppiness) and generally tasty, sometimes a little salty for my taste, but where was the ‘wow’ factor? My favourite was the ‘ceviche’ inspired dish. The wine pairings were a little small and the sommelier mumbled his way through his presentations. The restaurant was far from fully booked even on a Saturday night so maybe they are struggling a little. The wait staff were attentive and explained in English and Spanish the dishes and the best way to eat them - there was however no menu provided afterwards as I have received in other restaurants. The speakeasy seemed to have been found by quite a few people before we were invited to slip through the ‘secret’ entrance... All in all a very good meal, but was expecting more.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

The restaurant is tucked away in a small hotel and serves an exquisite 12 course tasting menu. The dishes were all a very fun combination of different flavors very well presented. Most are small and meant to eat with your fingers. The service was excellent...and perfectly attentive. A real treat after dinner they take you through a secret door an elevator to a speakeasy themed rooftop bar - so fun! Excellent meal and would absolutely recommend for anyone going to Santiago.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 2 January 2020

I am not a foodie. That being said I went to the website, Eater Santiago to get restaurant tips for a three day trip there, and this was number one, and while I have eaten at two others i cant help but think this would...be a top restaurant no matter where it was as the effort and care was superb, and kitchen was really on its game. Fair warning it is not easy to find. I was armed with the address and the taxi dropped me a block away confusing or neglecting to tell me that the city divides itself on the corner. Anyway someone saw us staggering about lost and told us to enter a small hotel building where the restaurant and the speakeasy (more on that later) is actually located. On making the reservation the restaurant stated formal. Luckily I live in Los Angeles and I understand that formal means no jacket and tie needed, just no cut offs and flip flops. No one was over dressed, and everyone seems comfortable. Once seated you are offered a pairing menu with wine or without. In hindsight given how conceptional the Chilean wines are the pairing menu would have made sense but we had landed that morning after a long redeye trip and so we passed. Mistake! Local ingredients and seafood cooked with the flair of a European oriented chef was simply amazing. After dinner we were invited to take an elevator to a roof top bar styled s a 1930's speakeasy. Dark black walls low lighting inventive cocktails and the same charm and excellent service as 040.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 22 December 2019

Rarely do we have a dining experience as enjoyable from start to finish as at Restaurante 040. Chef Sergio Barroso Urbano's creativity with the ingredients was through the roof. Crisp bold flavours, innovative presentation and techniques in this modest, but cosy dining room in the...basement of the Tinto boutique hotel. The staff went out of their way to make us comfortable and explain every dish. The tapa dishes were influenced by Japanese flavours with local ingredients To end the night we were ushered through a secret door for a finishing cocktail in the rooftop bar "Room 09" fashioned after speakeasies of the Prohibition era in North America.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 1 December 2019 via mobile

We picked this restaurant because it was rated as one of the top 50. Just to give you a bit of a context, we seek out these types of restaurants, so my comparison (or expectations) would be with the likes of Eleven Madison or Blue...Hill. Well, I think they have a bit of work to do. The food is great, the decor is great and they accommodated one additional person for us, which I really appreciated. Now, the bad. Two things: (1) Their website says "formal," but there's no explanation as to what that means. We wore formal-ish, but I saw someone in t-shirt. So, which is it? (2) Douglas, the sommelier, he's very nice, but the information about the wines were ever changing. They gave us menu with wine list, but he said bottles are not available. Then for wine pairing, it's one price, and then he mentioned another. We ended up with the wine pairing, but they're pretty stingy on the wines. Douglas was not very attentive at all that the glasses are empty. Later, it turns out we can get a bottle (magically). Essentially, what I'm saying is that it's confusing. We had a good time eating and enjoyed the food, but these things, they need to fix if they want to be in the caliber of great restaurants. Am not trying to get Douglas affected, but I think he needs more training. It may be a language issue? Protest issue? Lord knows, but wines are very very important. Especially paired with the food. We all know it's expensive, but people who go to these kinds of restaurants would not have mind to pay the money. They just need to provide the service and staff that commensurate with its price. I'd say keep on working at it and good luck.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 22 November 2019 via mobile

Each course was very delectable and had fantastic presentation from the food to the plates. The wine pairing was very fitting for each course.

Date of visit: November 2019
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9 April 2019|
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Response from Z1156HGdaleb | Reviewed this property |
Pairing is better value but you can order by the bottle
3 March 2019|
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Response from TravelOps73 | Reviewed this property |
$275 is not correct. Go to their website and view the menu. I believe the meal was around $50-$75 USD. and the wine pairing was around $25-40 depending on the option selected.
Barbara H
24 December 2018|
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Once you get the confirmation of your reservation you may cancel or change your reservation with at least 72 hour advanced notice. Penalty of a no show is $39.500 CLP, this is the amount you have to guarantee with your... More
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    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4