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“Best in the city” 5 of 5 stars
Review of AVENUE

AVENUE
Avenida Da Liberdade, 129B, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 601 7127
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Ranked #82 of 2,625 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $67
Cuisines: Contemporary, Portuguese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurant located at the most glamourous Lisbon Avenue, Avenida da Liberdade. Aside with Sofitel Hotel and Hugo Boss store. Contemporary portuguese cuisine, in modern and elegant decor, displaying a at site wine cellar, where the wine coul be selected to match with your meal, or simply appreciated at the bar.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

The food was amazing, the restaurant has a great design and atmosphere and the owner is very kind. I totally suggest it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A Portuguese Restaurant That I Wish Was In The U.S.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We were wandering around the area late last night because the restaurant we thought we'd go to was closed. Came upon this restaurant and decided to try it. We lead a very nice drink at the bar - great strawberry daiquiris and a lovely Viognier/ Chardonnay blend that we ended up ordering a bottle of. We had a variety of appetizers (the codfish fritters, the duck sliders, the fried beans, and the salted tuna) all of which were unique and tasty. The scallop salad was unfortunately a bit cold in the center and had to be sent back to be heated up. The only other criticism we had was the pace of food coming from the kitchen which was slow. That said, the service was gracious and helpful; the food was very good and the value was as well. The atmosphere was sleek and urban.

We liked enough to wish this place was in the US so we could have good Portuguese food back home.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Bravo! Excellent! Don't miss it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Wow, outstanding. Best meal I have had in a long time! I had the sampling dinner menu and it was all good! The bread with herbed butter was thinly sliced with a mandolin and lightly baked so it looked like lace. The first appetizer was green beans tempura with a cilantro aoili, very fresh and tasty. The second appetizer was a raw tuna mixture that I loved. Then came a meat dish which was a poached egg stacked on finely chopped cauliflower with crumbled smoked sausage, absolutely delicious! The some seared tuna with vegetables, also very good, then pork belly and veggies, over the top! Followed by a lemon sorbet to cleanse the palet which I think they just made fresh! And the dessert was a sampling of several all excellent. The meal comes with wine however I don't drink so they made me a fresh juice of strawberries, kiwi and oranges, so nice. Highly recommend this place. Staff were all very nice! I ate alone and they treated me extra nice, thanks so much!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wedding Anniversary dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

What a great restaurant overlooking the Avenida da Liberdade - reserve a table by the window if you can. Genuinely friendly and attentive staff. Excellent food, great cocktails and wine. Realy good value.

Visited July 2013
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edinburgh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fine food, service and style, very good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Came upon this place by accident. Prime location on the Avenida da Liberdade next to Sofitel. We only wanted a main course, but it's worth going for the couvert (which they don't push, unlike some places) which amounted to two interesting starters plus the usual bread and stuff. Main courses at 18 - 20 euros are good value for the qualty of the ingredients and presentation, and the extensive (Portuguese) wine list is reasonable value. Excellent attentive service and no surprise mark-ups in the bill: in what other European capital would that happen?

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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