We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Classic service in a classic room…special mention to Maitre Milton!”
Review of Le Gourmet

Le Gourmet
Ranked #24 of 457 Restaurants in Guayaquil
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
354 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,043 helpful votes
“Classic service in a classic room…special mention to Maitre Milton!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I loved our experience at Le Gourmet, although I was not crazy about the food. How can a restaurant get a 4 star when the food is not good? Read on...

The whole dining experience reminded me of something from a 1920’s movie. The room takes you back in time with it’s high ceilings, huge chandelier and hand painted walls….we also loved the wood paneled bar area outside the restaurant…a perfect complement to Le Gourmet. Even when we were informed the hotel was only 33 years-old the illusion remained intact.

The unquestionable highlight of Le Gourmet was the work of the Maître Milton. To call Milton a Maitre’d does not give him enough credit. He is a symphonic maestro. Professional, omnipresent, yet subtle. He is an old school professional as one would find in a Michelin 3-star restaurant in Paris. It is such a treat to watch a true professional who has mastered his craft and does so with grace, pride and excellence. He is a perfect complement to the classic surroundings.

The service is classic old school. From the amuse-bouche to the soufflé dessert all impeccably orchestrated by Milton.

Alas the food was not up to par. If the food were just good, this would be a five star TA restaurant. However the food was just average, at best. There was no memorable dish between the 8 dishes and appetizers we tried…we ate here twice.

Nevertheless, it is worth a visit just for the show.

Was this review helpful? Please let me know by pressing the button below.

  • Visited August 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
4 Thank Knownews
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

95 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    67
    20
    4
    2
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“French style fine dining in one of the top hotels in Guayaquil.”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

This elaborately decorated restaurant serves up top notch cuisine. This restaurant is not going to serve up the typical Ecuadorian big plate of food, expect small portions, elegantly prepared. To try as many dishes as possible opted for the tasting menu that allows a selection of four dishes and a desert from the a la carte menu. The high lights were the potato cake topped with a quail’s egg, the sea bass and the beef with the scallops also being very good. As it’s a local speciality felt that a ceviche had to be tried but found it a bit too sour. The soufflé is supposed to be an excluded option but if you plead nicely to the waiter...

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank TheBlueDuck
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
BsAs
Level Contributor
188 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Exquisite!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Walking into this restaurant inside the Hotel Oro verde is walking into a special experience. Even though we were part of a group,we got top service in an incredible place. he food was French exquisite from the tuna, to the salmon,to the meat everything was just superb,the staff very friendly and the only regret was the time the desserts took!

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Patricia V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Try the Seafood & Chicken”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The staffs are extremely hospitable and the food are excellent . Especially the salad and chicken entrees were well prepared. The portion is quite generous (considering the reasonable price)

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank vs4121
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A skillful combination of 'typical' and gourmet”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Our only dinner in Guayaquil but worth it. The chef managed to take typical Ecuador food and elevate it to gourmet status - 7 spice crab and shrimp, spiced pumpkin soup, grilled shrimp with black rice but best of all - a superb chocolate souffle (made with Ecuadorian chocolate, of course). You might want to eat early (7PM) if you are looking for a quiet and romantic evening.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank James L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Le Gourmet also viewed

Guayaquil, Guayas Province
Guayaquil, Guayas Province
 
Guayaquil, Guayas Province
Guayaquil, Guayas Province
 
Guayaquil, Guayas Province
Guayaquil, Guayas Province
 

Been to Le Gourmet? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing