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Otto Bar Bistro Gourmet Restaurant Review: Otto is a smart and stylish (and not too expensive) bistro on what is high-end Polanco’s most prominent corner, making for optimal people- and pooch-watching, day or night. That could mean the food becomes a second thought, but in fact, Otto is more than just a pretty face. The contemporary menu will remind you of similar places in Miami and L.A., with ambitious recipes that draw on unusual but well-combined ingredients as well as some reliable standbys: soups like roast tomato and minestrone, and an extensive (for Mexico City) list of delicately constructed and properly dressed salads (the caprese and the niçoise are standouts). The richly seasoned steak tartare --- available in both beef and tuna iterations --- is tonic to morning-after types with bed-head and pricey sunglasses. Pastas are vegetarian-friendly and entrées range from citrusy seafood creations to a Flintstones-worthy osso buco. Desserts are limited, but satisfying, heavy on European-style pâtisseries. While your fellow diners may not be the most approachable crowd, the attentive waitstaff treats everyone the same: like a fabulous --- if not quite famous --- “somebody.” Otto's bar scene is very much part of the fun, with a solid wine list and well-executed cocktails.