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“Great place for drinks!”

Isabel Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #1,400 of 4,727 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Cuisines: Bar, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Palermo
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great place for drinks!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Went there with a few friends and we had so much fun... some interesting characters around and good music, we had a large bottle of champagne and spirits on the table and the service was always very efficient - Very friendly and fun barmaid telling us stories about her trip to Mexico - Overall a good place!

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“It tries SO hard to be popular, but it just can't seem to make it.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

Sometimes it's not easy to understand why one place works when others don't, at Isabel Bar & Restaurant it's quite obvious...they try TOO hard to be what they are definitely not:

Not inviting
Not warm
Not trendy
Not reasonably priced
Not for us

  • Visited February 2013
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Boring and cold”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013 via mobile

This place really tries hard to be trendy but only achieve that we felt sorry for the staff and the waste of space.
It looked nice and promissing to see 3 bouncers on the front door, however when you enter this bar you feel puzzled. Tons of staff standing around and looking oddly at you and a huge empty hall with only a few (empty) tables.
The only nice part is the outside smoking area with a lovely fire place.
Otherwise this place is cold, boring and to be avoided as they are tons of much cooler bars in Palermo.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Expensive but Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2012

This place is swanky! After crossing the huge metal door and velvet curtains we were greeted but a host and asked if we had reservations... uh no? That was okay, we were told and promptly seated through another set of paneled doors into a plush booth. We stopped by for a pre-dinner cocktail or two and it was nearly empty around 10pm. There were a few tables of couples decked out eating oysters and enjoying champagne. Our table was studded Madonna in the 80s, bar wall was faced with floor to ceiling mirrors, I feel bad for whomever it is that has to clean that, and if I recall correctly, our booth was covered in velvet. It was a really interesting place to go for a drink. Definitely not your regular local hangout but a nice place to go for a special occasion.

  • Visited November 2012
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rio de janeiro
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Col bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

This is a bar to have drinks and make conversation with cute girls, dance a little and see what is the next gig. As all cool/trendy lounges in the world it´s is not cheap….. and that’s why it´s exclusive. There is also small patio and the mirror maze bathroom (can be challenging after a few drinks).

  • Visited November 2012
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