Restaurant Review: Happening
I'm going to start posting reviews of restaurants, businesses, and anything else I think might be helpful for expats who are living here or even tourists visiting. The first is a review of a restaurant I went to last week with a few business partners. Let me preface these reviews by first stating that I am no food expert. Don't expect the New York Times Restaurant Review here. I'm only providing my opinion based on what I like.
- Address: Av. R. Obligado (no number, past the Aeroparque)
- Neighborhood: Costanera Norte, Capital Federal
- Phone: 4782-8207, 4787-0666
- Food: Grill
- Hours: 12 PM - 2:30 AM
- El Expatriado's Rating: 3/5
For me, the best thing about this restaurant was the setting -- it had a great view and the location was nice. I'd recommend getting a spot by the window on the second floor. You can see across the river to downtown Buenos Aires. I was there during lunchtime, but I think this would be a great place to go at night and see views of the city across the river.
For me, the food was average. I had pasta and it wasn't particularly memorable. I know the speciality was the grill, but I wasn't in the mood for more meat. In hindsight, it was probably a mistake. I can't comment on the meat, but I can't really give a glowing review of the pasta.
When I was there, our waiter must have dropped, spilled, or knocked things over at least 4 times. It happened so much that it got to the point of becoming comical. We were daring each other to order coffee at the end because we were afraid it would end up spilled in our laps. The waiter must have been new or something.
If it weren't for the fantastic view and setting, Happening would have been given a 2/5. However, if I would have liked the food I could have given it a 4/5. Maybe if I decide to brave the service once more I'll try the grill and it'll be better, letting me upgrade my review.