The John Dory Oyster Bar
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From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
Chef-owner Alvaro Grossi has quietly made a name for himself in the six years since opening this small, neighborhoody restaurant on a residential street in the city center. Grossi goes to the market twice daily to seek out ingredients like eggplant, fava beans and mushrooms for his pleasantly old-fashioned pan-European dishes. The list of Chilean wines is well-curated and seasonal, focusing on Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs in the summertime and Cabernet Sauvignons in the winter.
We loved: Tartare of corvina, a lean and finely textured white fish.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.