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Gambrinus

Rua Das Portas de Santo Antao, 23-25, Lisbon 1150-264, Portugal
+351 21-342-1466
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Ranked #230 of 2,248 restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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New York, NY
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104 reviews 104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Very expensive - especially for Lisbon. A little bit over the top with service level and traditional restaurant environment. Food was OK, nothing special.

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Cork
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited twice on our recent visit, this is an institution , fantastic food , excellent service and attention to detail. The staff are professional and it is obvious that they take what they do seriously but know how to enjoy their work and interact with the customer to the extent that the customer relaxes, sits back and enjoys their... More

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Kolding
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Gambrinus is not a fancy gourmet restaurant with 10 mini courses. It it excellent traditional food partly prepared by the side table and with a refil if you didn't get enough. We started with drinks ( the biggest and best I ever had), had sole Bretagne and pork chops (was actually pork roast) and finished with chocolate sin (perfect choise... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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409 reviews 409 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Gambrinus has always been there and always a reference when we talk about the excellency of the Portuguese cuisine. Traditional, sophisticated and impeccable service. What else can we say? Superb food, of course, with the signature of Chef Carlos Oliveira. And also an outstanding wine menu. Beautiful décor, a romantic fireplace and a busy bar, where you can also dine.... More

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Boston
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Old school, and incredible. Stopped by as a splurge for lunch. Sat at the bar. Linen put down for me. Bar tenders in ties and vests. I had the special - partridge pie and, of course, some vinho verde. Then coffee prepared at the bar - I won't spoil it for you, but it's quite an experience. Worth the money... More

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Athens, Greece
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97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Rustic atmosphere, but great food and wine! Make sure to try the sole fillets and the fish starters! This is one of the places one must not miss when traveling to Lisbon.

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Paris, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stumbled over Gambrinus more or less by chance on a Saturday evening while looking for a different place we wanted to have dinner in. Personally, I very much love traditional fine-dining places (like let's say 30 years ago, in the 80s) and in this sense Gambrinus was spot-on. The room is beautifully paneled in dark wood (which probably makes... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Tricky review this one as the food was actually very good but we didn't come away having enjoyed the evening particularly. Why? Because this restaurant seems to revel in the fact that it's traditional to the point that it's almost a parody of itself. The image of the head waiter proudly cooking flaming Crepes Suzette next to a table of... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Excellent seafood. Staff was incredible, genuinely caring and very interactive with the customers. They even arranged a taxi to drop us off after the meal! The only issue is the price is slightly high and a lack of opulence for the price being charged. But I can't repeat myself how good the seafood was. We ordered the mix grill seafood... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Good food, efficient service, pleasant decor. This is what you want in a traditional restaurant. The typical place where you can go frequently.

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