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“Luxury gourmet dining!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Butterfly

Butterfly
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$65
Cuisines: European, Argentinian, South American, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Luxury gourmet dining!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

This restaurant is rated as the best in Bariloche, & indeed one of the best in Argentina. Before I continue, I should point out that I'm not in the habit of dining at luxury restaurants but because it was our honeymoon & this was recommended to us by fellow travellers, we thought we couldn't pass on the chance to experience some fine dining. Rather than a conventional menu, you are served a seven course taster menu at one of two seatings - 7.45pm & 9.30pm. We chose the earlier seating - its best to book online using the simple form. The service was second to none - super friendly & quick. Each course is brought to your table & explained in detail. It is typical gourmet food - excellent ingredients, cooked perfectly, presented beautifully & in small but tasty portions. You also have the option to add wine recommended by the staff to complement each course. A nice extra touch here is that after the first five courses, the chef comes & speaks to every table individually. This is undoubtedly beautiful food served perfectly. If you want the ultimate in fine dining, this restaurant ticks all the boxes, but if you are hungry, don't expect to feel full after seven courses. Overall, this is an excellent restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Sheer perfection - 3 Star Michelin Quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

What can be said about this place that hasn't already been said by other reviewers. It's been a couple years since my wife and I dined her and since we have eaten at several Michelin 1 and 2-star restaurants around our hometown of San Francisco. Simply put, none of them compared to the quality of food, service, presentation, attention to detail and perfection of this dining experience.

If you do one thing on your trip to Bariloche, eat here, it will be the best decision you've made on a restaurant to date.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Ben B
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Newton, MA
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“One of the top five best meals ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Made reservations on the internet before we left. We were one of only two couples dining at the 7:45 seating. Too bad for those in Bariloche that evening that missed this experience. While locals like to dine at the later seating, the early seating lets you enjoy the beautiful view from the restaurant and the gorgeous sunset over the lake. When we arrived we were told our table was ours for the evening and we would not be rushed out for the second seating, not that we were every rushed. Service was excellent. There is little I can add to previous reviews, just reinforce what has already been said. The other couple dining was from New York City and their comment was, "better than Per Se." The entire restaurant is run by Chef Edward, his wife and their friend. They do a great job. Edward did come out to say hello as we were finishing our meal.

Portions are just the right size. Not too small, so you feel cheated and not too big so you cannot finish the meal. Only the tasting menu is served. They do ask you if you have any allergies or dislikes and appear to modify the menu if necessary.

I have not seen the price of the meal in any of the reviews, which I am sure changes. I will quote it for you, as it also does not appear on the website. During late October 2013 it was 390 Argentine Pesos per person for the tasting menu. There is a wine flight to accompany the dinner, but it did not interest us. Instead we ordered a bottle of a very nice Malbec. As mentioned, they only take cash, but they do accept US dollars. While it might seem expensive, we paid in USD and found the meal to be a great value compared to what we would pay in the US.

If you are fortunate to visit the city of Bariloche you want to eat here one evening.

  • Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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“Best meal of our 2 week trip to Argentina!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

This was one of my favorite dining experiences in years! The restaurant is very small and intimate and is geared towards foodies and others who want to really soak up the dining experience. The food is the star here and the coursed meals are what the dinner conversations are about. It's not for those who don't want to focus on the dining experience. Our server and sommelier was AMAZING as he carefully selected a wine pairing with each course, explained why he selected the wine and then would describe in detail the incredible food we were about to put in our mouths.
I loved every minute of the evening there and highly recommend this to anyone who seeking an incredible and memorable dining experience!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Ryan F
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Joinville, SC
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“UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Not only is the food which is excellent ...

The service, the wine, the whole gastronomic experience is divine.

Of course all this costs a little above average, but it is a value that is compensated by the excellent food and experience.

I believe that a visit to Buttetfly is obligatory for those who go to Bariloche.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank EduFischer
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