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Antiquarius

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European, Portuguese
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 193
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 38
    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
Overrated

Traditional restaurant of portuguese food in Rio. Great food, but overrated for the prices charged. Good selection of wines. Don't expect to be amazed by this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
marcelo401
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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390 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a highly traditional restaurant in Rio de Janeiro. For many years it has been a meeting point of the high society of the city. However, what we look for is tasty and sophusticated food. One will not find such thing here. It is tasty, well served, but heavy. And, most of all, excessively expensive. The wine list is... More 

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Caterham, Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The food was fairly good, but I wasn't aware there was a R$35 couvert charge per person for lunch. Nor did I appreciate a 10% tip automatically being added on my credit card! Nor having three different telephones with three different ringtones frequently ringing.

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Ketchikan - AK
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

We are fans of Antiquarius fantastic portuguese cuisine from the sea fruits,cod fish,pork,lamb or stakes everything is perfect and very well serve portions I strongly recommend

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Traditional restaurant of portuguese food in Rio. Great food, but overrated for the prices charged. Good selection of wines. Don't expect to be amazed by this place.

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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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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: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?