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Dona Irene

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R. Ten. Luis Meireles, 1800 (Bom Retiro), Teresopolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25954-000, Brazil
+55 21 2742-2901
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 214
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Do not expect a restaurant...

This is not a restaurant....It's a divine and undescribable gastronomical experience. It certainly left a lasting impression on me.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Marcelo A
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is not a restaurant....It's a divine and undescribable gastronomical experience. It certainly left a lasting impression on me.

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Thank Marcelo A
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Restaurant Lady Irene Exclusive Russian restaurant in Brazil , managed to remain in the same way since its inauguration last century . The main attraction would be the vodka , but the dishes are unforgettable . I recommend a visit

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Thank Marcos S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

its really amazing expirience for who is looking for tasty, even a bit luxure, russuian cuisine. Beautiful place, sensation as like in museum, but for describe the delicious meals, you simply cant, cause its absolutely astonish. 5 steps of dishes, quality vodka, just come.

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Thank Ilya F
Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Go there is you want an amazing russian experience. The food is exceptional and so is the home made vodka, so come with a taxi.

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Thank Alexander B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

It does not only provide you with a delicious meal, but a great gastronomic experience. The best homemade vodka. It's worth to take a bottle home! The food is served in courses and prepared with excellence. From starters to dessert, everything is delicious. Great service! The only bad thing is: no cards accepted and reservations are required. PS: try to... More 

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Thank Alinemonty
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Teresopolis is still behind Itaipava what choice of restaurants concerns. But, there is one restaurant in Teresopolis that beats them all: Dona Irene, a family restaurant of Russian cuisine. The food follows classic Russian receipts, the vodka is at perfect temperature and the ambience is very cozy and inviting to take your time and enjoy. And if you are lucky... More 

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2 Thank Juliana V
Belo Horizonte, MG
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

When I say it's one of the best, believe me. Amazing. We were prepared for a treat and got much more than what we expected! I won't extend too much in the details because, honestly, you should enjoy the surprise. The only way you won't enjoy it is either if you are vegan or if you are one of those... More 

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3 Thank Marcelo S
Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This family-owned restaurant is a hidden gem on the countryside of Rio de Janeiro. Not surprisingly it won many different awards over the last decades. You will eat like a Tsar. They will offer you a banquet that you will long remember. Everything here is perfect. The food is amazing. The staff is attentive and ready to answer all your... More 

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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This russian themed restaurant surprised with the great variety of starters. Very cozy atmosphere with fireplaces. You are under the impression, you enter somebody´s private home. Interesting decoration items all over the walls, even Boris Jelzin and Vladimir Putin are present. The service personell do know the ingredientes of the food items very well and were able to inform with... More 

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Thank Wbranco1
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The dona IRENE restaurant is simply the best.I have travelled a lot but to find a restaurant like this one is a rarity.The food,the ambiance,the cleaness everything is wonderful.And we could not say it is expensive.You pay,more or less 80 euros/couple and you can eat a lot.It is very rare to find a good russian restaurant but this one is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: R. Ten. Luis Meireles, 1800 (Bom Retiro), Teresopolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25954-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Teresopolis
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2742-2901

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 33
  • Cuisine: Russian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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