Perhaps the premiere spot for brunch in the Old City, this bistro's blend of classic French cuisine with Mediterranean and Caribbean herbs and flavors, along with reasonable prices and down-to-earth service and atmosphere, make it a good bet any time. Algerian chef-owner Christophe Gourdain trained with star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and offers wonders such as baked goat cheese croustillant (in crispy pastry), hangar steak with sautéed potatoes and string beans, flavorful mussels Provençal, and delectable braised lamb shank. The frites (fried potatoes) can’t be beat. Kudos to the friendly wait staff who give savvy advice on the menu, as well as on other places to see and things to do in San Juan. This is one of the Old City's unexpected pleasures.
San Juan› Restaurant
Calle Cristo 51
Our Rating Neighborhood Old San Juan Hours Tues–Fri 6pm–midnight, Sun 11:30am–4pm Transportation Bus: Old City Trolley Phone 787/722-0124 Prices Main courses $15–$26 Cuisine Type French Bistro Other Reservations recommended
MapCalle Cristo 51 San Juan
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.