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“An excellent dinner”

Fortaleza do Guincho
Ranked #7 of 551 Restaurants in Cascais
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $117 - $233
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho was opened in 1998, as the Hotel. Acclaimed French Chef Antoine Westermann introduced a haute cuisine restaurant, which quickly became a reference in Portugal. In 2001 the restaurant received a Michelin star, held until today. Originally with a classic French base, Portuguese products and traditions have been gaining more and more prominence in Fortaleza do Guincho. The inspiration that comes from the Sea The philosophy is based and inspired by the Atlantic, the background setting of the Hotel. The best fish and seafood from the Portuguese coast as well as highest quality of national products are a constant on the Guincho table.
Tel Aviv, Israel
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“An excellent dinner”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

Classic cuisine, excellent and attentive service, delicious food, prime and fresh ingredients, don't miss the Portuguese cheese platter at the end. Consider lunch over dinner - the breaking waves of the Atlantic ocean are magnificent!

  • Visited November 2013
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The Potteries
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“Excellent food”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was our second visit to the Fortaleza do Guincho and it did not disappoint. Dishes were perfectly presented, from the amuse-bouche to the mignardises, the quality of the food and wine was impeccable, and the service was attentive but not intrusive.

Without doubt, the Fortaleza do Guincho is the best restaurant in the Cascais area and we have heard people say that it is one of the very best restaurants in Portugal. I am surprised by the negative comments of some reviewers – if they really want something to complain about, I suggest they try Pierre Orsi’s restaurant in Lyon.

  • Visited September 2013
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Wetteren, Belgium
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“classy and top”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

on holidays in the Cascais area, we couldn't resist sampling the Fortaleza restaurant. We had a wonderful night with very high level of food and a professional staff (Relais & Chateaux of course). With the kids (16 and 10) the setting was classy and somewhat more formal but nevertheless we had no problems in feeling at home. WE had the menu, accompanied by nice Dour wines. The elegant cooking by the chef resulted in dishes with rouget de la méditerannée, turbot in a "nage de thym" with some lime touch. An adorable juicy filet of 'pigeon' with delicious vegetables en some chocolate dessert to top it off.
all with amuses and the likes 80 € for the menu (+ wines of course to add).
They also have a children's menu
we'll be back

  • Visited August 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Baffled by the Over the Top Reviews”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We regularly eat at very good restaurants, and splurge once in a while for a special meal, so we were anticipating eating here. View was stunning at a window table for two at sunset. Prices were even more than the expected high price for a Michelin one star, and the menu was surprisingly limited, such that one of the two prix fixe choices (3 or 4 courses) made even more sense. Maybe we are spoiled by the larger portions that are served in the U.S., but these were small even by European standards, even with the several amuse bouche's. Initial course was good, not great, the entree was excellent, dessert very good. Service was good, but not as attentive as would be expected (i.e., water glass remained empty far longer than appropriate, etc.) and a a large table of 14 somewhat raucous American men did not match the restaurant's demeanor. All in all, I'm sure there are as good or better restaurants in town for less money.

  • Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Special Birthday Dinner”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We all ordered the 4 course tasting menu and it was amazing. I felt the value was good for the high quality food we received. The dessert course was delicious and beautifully presented. This is a wonderful location for a special meal. Go in time to see the sunset.

  • Visited August 2013
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