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Antiquarius

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Rua Aristides Espinola 19 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22440-050, Brazil
+55 21 2294-1049 / 2294-1695
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Very Expensive but great food

Really good food but the prices are prohibitive. Lots of choices, the wine list was very expensive. I had grilled scallops and Octopus and it was cooke real good. Service was impeccable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Lawifey
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Maybe the best restaurant experience I have ever had. The setting is gorgeous, like eating in a museum. Staff could not be better. Food was fantastic. I had the shredded cod, very good. We also had the seafood casserole. Wow. Only minor quibble-they charged for the spread of appetizers that were on the table as soon as we arrived, .... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Really good food but the prices are prohibitive. Lots of choices, the wine list was very expensive. I had grilled scallops and Octopus and it was cooke real good. Service was impeccable.

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Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I was here on business and our dinner was arranged by a coworker. Antiquarius was absolutely amazing. It is located in Leblon, which is a very high class neighborhood. Apparently, this is the place to dine if you are famous. (not in my case) The staff was very friendly and attentive. The wine selection was extensive. I enjoyed a moderately... More 

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Paris, France
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114 reviews 114 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I have been in this restaurant several times for business diners and I am finally disappointed. The food is not bad but when I compare quality/price with other places in Rio or SP, this one doesn't rank within the best ones. "Bacalhau" in different ways is well prepared. Place is beautiful; service is fine; a lot of "gente bonita"; but... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If your not hungry , dont go here . This is a big meal. I was thrilled to have what seemed to be home cooked authentic portugese food . I cant find that in the us . Its an old school restaurant and it was full We showed up at 930 for our 900 reso but people were coming in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

So I had read the reviews but several Rio locals had recommended Antiquarius which is a bit of an institution here. An old restaurant, quite fancy and kind of old school, but let's focus on the food. The Couvert; you don't really have a choice with this. As soon as you sit down, breads, dips, pastries, roasted eggplant, croquettes, cheese... More 

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Monaco
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We were recommended this so rolled up to eat. This was 4 days ago. It was so uninspiring that I can't even remember what we eat. Staff unpleasant. Save your money. It's interesting how the Americans like it, the Europeans don't. What does that say about food in the USA????

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Rio de Janeiro
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is, with no doubt , the best Restaurant in Rio. The excellent service, the best portuguese-brazilian food, and all the people are there almost more then 20 years, so they know what you need, before you enter the place. Startings are fantastic, and meals are unique. Just the best experience if you want take a soft or hard drink,... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

amazing grilled seafood; the service is beyond belief and the food across the board is some of the most creative amazing dishes you will find

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have been going to Antiquarius for over 30 years now and the quality has always been excellent and unchanged. Yes, it s a pricey restaurant, but portions are so big that the staff is not surprised or looks down on you if you decide to share. The appetizers brought immediately to your table are what Brazilians call "couvert"and stand... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Aristides Espinola 19 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22440-050, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2294-1049 / 2294-1695

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 100
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?