San Sebastián

Restaurants in San Sebastián

A 70-year-old pintxos bar specializing in Jabugo ham. Light meal for two $36.

The Valhalla of fresh-anchovy dishes.

Tasting menu for two $528.

the lavish five-dozen-plus-item pintxos menu requires hours of complicated assembly on the part of owner Patxi Bergara.

Vaunted chef Juan Mari Arzak orders braised lamb’s feet blanketed with a glossy tomato sauce.

The dramatic stark-black design is a refreshing departure from the woody cubbyhole look of traditional pintxo bars (in the back there’s a little red-and-white restaurant).

In front of you sits a napoleon of caramelized foie gras, mackerel, and roasted pepper—an intricate sweet-savory morsel the size of a silver dollar.

Famous for bacony shrimp brochettes

Dinner for two $91.

Everything is magnificent here: the garlicky sauté of mini-mushrooms called perretxikos; the spicy, slender chistorra sausage in puff pastry; and the baby croissants that bulge with purplish curls of jamón, reason alone to move to San Sebastián—though the same can be said about the richl

At the elegant Bar Martínez one must select crab mousse molded between bright zucchini shavings into a clever "charlotte."