MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
When a place has not merely hype, but also an elite vibe, painstaking service and excellent food, it is no surprise that Chef José Andrés is behind it. This vast “bazaar” never ceases to please the eye, with chandeliers, candy apple-red accents and ebony furnishings, all of which combine to create luxurious drama. Adding to the sense of pleasure is the fact that this is multiple restaurants in one, each offering a unique experience. The ever-changing menu offers classic tapas with contemporary spins. For instance, the addition of black olives and cucumber makes tomato tartare deeply savory. Similarly, the elaborate presentation of steamed asparagus served with a grilled tomato vinaigrette delivers on taste, while the cheese course is a textural feat.