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“Esthetically pleasing. ”
Review of Ten Con Ten

Ten Con Ten
Ranked #469 of 12,162 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Barrio Salamanca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this place for my father's 70th. Greeted and seated immediately in the back room. Lovely round tables for my family to engage with one another. There were 6 adults and one child. Service was good. Wine was delicious. Food came out in a timely manner. We got 3 starters to share. The duck spring rolls, scallops and muscles. All devinie and presented beautifully. However the portions were small for the €20 to €30 per dish price tag. The mains were duck burgers and grilled beef.... The burgers were without bun... Juts a lump of meat on a plate (see pictures). The beefs were very rare. No option of how well cooked was given when orders were taken. We sent them back to cook a bit more. Ice cream was €7 a scoop. I just thought it was a bit expensive for the food served. Lovely atmosphere. I wouldn't go back as it was too pricey.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

expensive restaurant . Food is good but the place has no atmosphere. Big staff running between the tables not in an efficient way giving the feeling of rush and unease. Not one smile from them. We were happy to leave

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined in Ten Con Ten in late March (during Easter week) with my wife and two teenage kids.
We sat in the back-end room, which is admittedly a bit less noisy than the other rooms in the restaurant.
Modern, stylish decor and trendy crowd are clearly the strongest cards this restaurant can offer.
I rated it at 5 because the setting, in the poshest neighborhood of Madrid, is really unique.
Food is generally good, nicely presented and with an excellent service overall, but clearly this is not a gastronomic restaurant: you come here because you want to be in one of the trendiest places in the Spanish capital, and dine with trendy locals, not because you want to have memorable food.
A warm suggestion is to get there early, as the main rooms can become really quite noisy after 9:00/9:30...

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Thank Alexej69
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Madrid and we had eaten exceptionally well on Friday but had nothing booked for Saturday. We threw ourselves on the mercy of the concierge who found us a table for two at Ten Con Ten which we were assured was ‘Good but not extravagant’. I then read the reviews and became worried. Patchy service and the dreaded ‘back room’. The food was however universally rated as good. What would we experience?
The entrance is up steep stairs into a busy noisy bar. It took a few moments to find someone to acknowledge our arrival and booking. The table was not ready – ok, that happens in a restaurant with a rolling service and we would have to wait at the bar. The ‘point person’ recognised that She Who Must Be Obeyed has a mobility impairment and found a stool. The bar staff were good – they spotted us and our preferred drinks were promptly proffered. However, the stool was too high for SWMBO so she had to stand, leaning on her walking stick in increasing discomfort. 30 minutes later we were still standing having seen people who had arrived after us seated. We were on the point of leaving when SWMBO caught the eye of a member of the front of house staff and ‘A how much longer?’ had us seated within 2 minutes.
We were then led thought to the dreaded ‘Back Room’. A bad sign? SWMBO’s impairment makes sitting at a restaurant table awkward, slow and inelegant. Good staff make an enormous difference in what is to most the simple process of sitting down but we were abandoned to seat ourselves. This required all the indifference to the looks of others which comes with age. However, credit where credit is due, the chairs and table were comfortable.
We had the duck and vegetable spring rolls to share which were very well made with oodles of duck but lacking in seasoning – a dash more salty soy in the dipping sauce would have made all the difference. The teriyaki beef and vegetables were good and the hamburger patty and fries were good but huge and utterly lacking in vegetable. The wine list is big and interesting although the 2011 turned out to be a 2014 which, while we enjoyed it, its lack of age rather showed in the glass.
I have report that the Back Room was not what I had feared: the service was attentive, and it was rather quieter than the front rooms so we were to converse.
So, had we been shown directly to our table I would gave been very impressed. Had we been seated within 10 -15 minutes of arrival, we would have been happy. Being ignored for 30 minutes within 50cm of the staff who had greeted us with SWMBO obviously in considerable discomfort was unacceptable. The staff need diversity training.
So, good food, but only for those who are fit and able: if you have a mobility impairment, stay away.

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Thank A_Celt_Abroad
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you reserve online as it gets packed. Especially after 9pm. We reserved at 8pm on a weekday.
Trendy place with excellent food. Were met at the table by the hostess who had the reservation ready.
The wine selection is great and inexpensive.
Ordered the truffle rissotto and the artichoke hearts to share. Them had the solomillo a la pimienta. The food was perfectly cooked and the service was great.
For dessert a dark chocolate brownie (not in the menu but ask for it) and the coconut tarts.
Remember that gratuity is not mandatory in Spain so they will not charge it or even suggest it. It is customary in many Madrid restaurants to leave the tip in cash (between 15%-20%). Enjoy!

Thank Marc H
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GParaguas, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ten Con Ten, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon Mark H, thank you very much for sending us your comments. We are glad to know that you had a good experience in our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon with us so that you can continue to enjoy all our dishes. Sincerely. Grupo Paraguas.

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