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Arbola Gaña, Bilbao

Museo de Bellas Artes
Plaza del Museo
Tel: 34 94 442 4657's insider take:

The name means "above the trees" in Basque, and this glass-walled restaurant atop Bilbao's Fine Arts Museum really does feel like a sort of gustatory tree house. Chef Aitor Basabe's dishes are refined but still accessible: Pressed Ibérico pork loin comes in a rich, dark garlic sauce, while his seared bluefin tuna is topped with macadamia shavings and "faux wasabi," made with a purée of spicy guindilla peppers and fresh shelled peas. The inventive desserts include balsamic-vinegar ice cream (much more delicious than it sounds), and the first-rate wine list has an impressive selection of port.

Closed Mondays. No dinner on Sundays.

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