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Largo Sao Domingos, 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-292, Portugal
+351 222 014 313
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7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the first quarter of 2010, Rui Paula returned to his homeland, OPorto...
In the first quarter of 2010, Rui Paula returned to his homeland, OPorto, with the opening of the DOP restaurant. The new space is situated in the Palace of the Arts - Talent Factory, in Largo de S. Domingos in the historic city center, classified as World Heritage. This building is full of history. It began as the S. Domingos Convent and remained active since the fourteenth century, as a venue for auctions and council meetings. In 1834, served as the headquarters of the Lisbon (later Portugal Bank), and between 1934 and 1989 hosted the Douro Insurance Company. The Palace of Arts, now under the jurisdiction of the Youth Foundation, aims to "establish itself as a center of creativity and innovation of national and international excellence, professionally promoting young designers / artists, and be the dynamic center of the historic center as a cluster of arts and creative industries, enhancing its ability to attract creative professionals and tourism." The concept of the Palace of Arts fits perfectly in the Rui Paula project, who understands the gastronomy field as a creation with a strong cultural component. DOP has been designed to operate as a good taste, space cosmopolitan and yet familiar, and the generator of exciting dining experiences. The restaurant, with capacity for 65 people is provided with the latest equipment and has two distinct and complementary spaces: one show cooking, where the service is faster and more economical, and a traditional but innovative cuisine and dinning room.
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  • 35
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the best restaurant in town

Sophisticated food with Portuguese flavors. A well decorated space where we can enjoy a meal without hearing the conversations of other tables. To experience and enjoy, at least, on special occasions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Sophisticated food with Portuguese flavors. A well decorated space where we can enjoy a meal without hearing the conversations of other tables. To experience and enjoy, at least, on special occasions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The Service is great. The Staff is friendly And professional. Request the help of The sommelier for a good Portuguese Wine experiente. The food is inventive and surprising.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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61 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

With a nice central location and a menu based on traditional recipes, this is a nice place for a quiet dinner, but I must admit that after having heard of Rui Paula's reputation we were a little disappointed not to have much innovation in the menu. Dont get me wrong, we had some well prepared Portuguese classics and some delicious... More 

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Maia, Portugal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Nice restaurant proposing modern Portuguese cuisine. The service was pleasant and attentive but not overwhelming. We accepted the suggestions proposed for our meal: one fish and one meat dish to be shared. The quality of all the meal was good, but the pork neck was superb. The price is a bit steep for Portugal but not excessive for the overall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It was the second time we went to this restaurant and we love everything. The food is very tasty, the atmosphere is nice and the service is the best. They make us feel like kings and queens. Will visit this place again.

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Roma, Italia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I was in Dop restaurant with my girlfriend. We have had a really great experience. The meal was excellent and the service very good. We really enjoyed the food (tenderloin, seabass with lobster rice, cheesecake with apple and cinnemon, creme brulè with white chocolate and raspberry sauce) and the price was not so high for the high quality of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had lunch there and enjoyed very much. Food, service and everything were very very good. I really recommend this experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Gorgeous food, but for desserts which ok, not exceptional. Service a bit too cold and serious, which makes the experience a bit less exciting. Great interior design.

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73 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

The interior of the restaurant is elegantly contemporary, the service is impeccable and the food was the best we've had in Porto. Rui definitely knows what he's doing by giving traditional Portuguese food an upscale treatment. One of us had bacalhau baked with a crust on top, which was first-rate, and the other had partridge with chestnut purée, a really... More 

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61 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled on this area of Porto after a morning of walking. A friend had recommended this restaurant and the reviews were positive. One of us ordered a prix fixe menu and the other ala carte. Definitely order the specialties. The pork neck that the waiter recommended was inspired. The crisp, flavor-packed outer meat gave way to a center that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Largo Sao Domingos, 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-292, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 222 014 313

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Description

In the first quarter of 2010, Rui Paula returned to his homeland, OPorto, with the opening of the DOP restaurant. The new space is situated in the Palace of the Arts - Talent Factory, in Largo de S. Domingos in the historic city center, classified as World Heritage. This building is full of history. It began as the S. Domingos Convent and remained active since the fourteenth century, as a venue for auctions and council meetings. In 1834, served as the headquarters of the Lisbon (later Portugal Bank), and between 1934 and 1989 hosted the Douro Insurance Company. The Palace of Arts, now under the jurisdiction of the Youth Foundation, aims to "establish itself as a center of creativity and innovation of national and international excellence, professionally promoting young designers / artists, and be the dynamic center of the historic center as a cluster of arts and creative industries, enhancing its ability to attract creative professionals and tourism." The concept of the Palace of Arts fits perfectly in the Rui Paula project, who understands the gastronomy field as a creation with a strong cultural component. DOP has been designed to operate as a good taste, space cosmopolitan and yet familiar, and the generator of exciting dining experiences. The restaurant, with capacity for 65 people is provided with the latest equipment and has two distinct and complementary spaces: one show cooking, where the service is faster and more economical, and a traditional but innovative cuisine and dinning room.
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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