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“Pass on this one ....”

Isabel Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #1,479 of 5,227 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Palermo
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Definitely overrated. While the drinks were fine, the service was poor, the atmosphere was stale and the music was spotty (at best). The little guy at the bar with the beard and suspenders was also terribly rude. I hope this establishment has a short shelf life.

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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!

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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

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1  Thank Joel M
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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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Thank Breakaway T
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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.

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