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Cuisine: Brazilian, European, Latin, Portuguese
Price Range: $$$$
Rio's culinary heritage has been notably influenced by Portuguese settlers, but there are relatively few fine dining restaurants in the city where this influence really comes to the fore. At... Read More
Rio's culinary heritage has been notably influenced by Portuguese settlers, but there are relatively few fine dining restaurants in the city where this influence really comes to the fore. At Antiquarius, in Leblon, Portuguese and Brazilian dishes are celebrated in all their rich, hearty glory, and while the restaurant is unlikely to appeal to vegetarians, it will tick many boxes for carnivores looking to tuck into flavorsome plates such as the restaurant's version of the traditional feijoada (meat and bean stew). Elected the best in the city by many local food and drink magazines, the version here features every meat cut you could think of - and some you might never have imagined eating. The setting, which calls to mind the belle epoque-era home of a wealthy landowner, is both sophisticed and homely - not unlike the food itself.
- Best for Fine Dining Because: Antiquarius eshews the tiny portions of some upscale restaurants and is a top option for those who want to eat well, and eat plenty.
- Best for Leblon's Best Restaurants Because: Delicious dishes are served in a restaurant whose historical decor holds plenty of tourist appeal in its own right.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Venga is the original and best Rio de Janeiro tapas bar.