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“Tradition, at a price”
Review of Cimas

Cimas
Ranked #76 of 572 Restaurants in Cascais
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $53 - $59
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cimas restaurant is managed by Cimas family since 1952.Standing in a charming chalet with a view floating over the water Cimas restaurant denies none of Portugal´s traditional cuisine. Clients may chose several house specialties, ranging from traditional Portuguese food to international and refined dishes .We may suggest the Baked Sea-Bass with Clams, the Cray Fish au gratin, and the game specialties like the Partridge with Madeira wine or the emblematic Woodcock Flambe. For the dessert the Crepes Suzette are a must.
Reviewed June 9, 2012

A meal at Cimas is always an experience. The ambiance is practically Edwardian, the menu likewise and the wine list is up there with the best.
My personal favorite is the Lambs Kidneys in Madeira Sauce, a decadent pleasure to be savored occasionally but with relish. The game dishes are par excellence and there are other seasonal specialties. The desserts, for the most part, are traditionally Portuguese - which is good if you like that sort of thing and best skipped otherwise.
The only real downside is that it is impossible to escape without a fairly hefty bill. The bet advice is to be prepared and just enjoy one of the best dining experiences in the area

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Reviewed April 13, 2012

Top 3 Restaurant in Monte Estoril/Cascais.
Top Service
Top Genuine Food
View to the Palms and The Sea View in Monte Estoril. You have a family with old tradition waiting for you, in an Old Chalet.
My choice- "Salpicão de Marisco (Sea Food) and Special partridge and Woodcock

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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Forget all the trendy, fashion, flavour-of--the-month/year/decade, design- restaurants in Lisbon, eventually headed by Ferran de Adriá's former kitchen aides.
If you want to know what a real restaurant is like, you must go to Cima's (also known as The English Bar)
Although you must ask the maitre, Mr. Cima, to advise you on the best dishes for the day, I have enjoyed greatly the following dishes which, if the maitre reccomends them, so do I:
- the steamed turbot with bernaise sauce
- the game fava bean stew
- the roasted quail
- kidneys au madeira
- and for dessert, the Crepe-Suzette
service is almost as good as the food: unlike many other top-rated restaurants in Lisbon, waiters at Cimas are proud of their careers, made mostly in-house. They truly are there to serve you and to represent the house, not just to make a quick buck while something else (more "dignifying" than serving, for example, owning a restaurant!) doesn't show up. They seem truly proud of being waiting on your table.
The facility is a classic 20th century restaurant house, overlooking the ocean, with two table areas, one of which for smokers.
Cima's is a perennial classy landmark in the restaurant business.
If Cimas wasn't so expensive, I would go there every day.

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Reviewed July 10, 2011

Great service. A travel into the past. Prices are high, but pleasure is total. Ask for advice and enjoy.

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1  Thank omoura
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Reviewed July 2, 2011

If you want to eat game, stop your search this is the place!
The service is a little old fashioned, but if you want something right you need experience, and that comes it age.
All the food where is amazing, simples in presentation, sophisticated on tradition and marvelous on flavor.
The chateaubriand, the gratin crab and the “Galinhola”! Oh My God!
It’s not cheap, but perfection cost money.
The wine cellar is really amazing.

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1  Thank Gourmand_Traveller_P
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