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Antiquarius

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Leblon
Brazilian, Seafood, 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 - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Lafayette, Colorado
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A business colleague who always hits the nice restaurants around the world, said we HAD to go here. Expectations were high. Maybe a little too high because I think Antiquarius is good, but not the end all be all. We did have a lovely meal, great conversations with friends and great wine. I think we were the only patrons in... More 

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New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been going to Antiquarius for the last 25 years, and make it our priority to visit each time we are in Rio. The food and service have always been exceptional, as was almost the case this time. The evening started as always expected. The food was mouth watering, including the grilled octopus with broccoli rice,... More 

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Thank Al R
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Yes it is a real português restaurant, very nice and charmy. Beginning with the wine list, huge! Very well balanced with expensive staff and not but always good wines. Starters topical português and than fish or meet are very good, of course the "bacalhau" is amazing but "mariscos" too. Service impeccable, but in the very português style. Go there if... More 

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Thank Francesco A
New York City, New York
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193 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I have been here a few times before over the years and have good memories. I was back this week for a business dinner, had the grilled octopus served with broccoli rice, and enjoyed it very much I decided to go back on my own for lunch on the weekend. I had the crispy pork this time and it was... More 

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Thank Camila120428
Warsaw, Poland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Great place to have nice dinner with family and friends. Very cosy and nice interior. Food is very tasty but particularly I recommend dried beef cooked with onion ☺

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Thank allachwerdi
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I have been visited this restaurant twice and I had the same feeling of satisfaction. The dishes are delicious, the service is very good and the interior design has a sense of the previous century with a lot of antiques. The wine list offers a big variety of wines from Europe and Latin America.

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Well, if you MUST go to an old established restaurant that serves traditional Portuguese-style seafood in heavy sauces, then this place won't disappoint. For us, it felt really dated, and tired. And the prices.... think New York City fine dining realm. Wish we had passed.

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Thank riprussell
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Forget brands and small bars if your purpose is gastronomy. Antiquarius is one of the most traditional and perhaps finds only one rival in Cipriani, the restaurant of Copacabana Palace Hotel (which is a bit over, very European, but great, also).

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Thank Luiz P
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

The restaurant is very classic in Rio, the ambient is calm with some old stuff. Lots of couples and mature people. The menu is extremely overpriced, like 250,00 reais per person. The couver costs 32,00 reais. and the food costs a lot. Comes lots of food, you can share, even when the waiter encourage you to order your own plate.... More 

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Brazil
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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

This place used to be the premium dinner spot in town over the past 30 years, building quite a reputation. Unfortunately, it seems stuck in time hand in hand with that reputation. They serve what some would call traditional food, while others would call dated. It is supposed to be a Portuguese restaurant, but nowadays it has more brazilian re-lectures... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$100
Cuisine
Brazilian, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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>  > Leblon
  • Neighborhood: Leblon
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2294-1049 / 2294-1695

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Staying in Leblon

Neighborhood Profile
Leblon
In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.
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