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Ranked #1,273 of 4,047 Restaurants in Lisbon
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: European, Portuguese, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Windsor, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“terrible experience”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Set menu for valentine day,dislike every part of it, fish and fish and shell on shell, a pigeon hard as rock, bread served on a "terrine dish?", one poor tulip looking like nothing, a choice of music going on our nerves,people next by us left the place after the first course,we were sharing desesperates glances with other custumers,staff over stressed apologising non stop,maitre D not knowing where he was...so so desapointed went straight after to another place for proper food.Complete disater for a huge bill.
Never ever again.

Visited February 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

The restaurant is absolutely beautiful, impressive... The waitresses were very nice, always helpful and kind.The food was not so good and too expensive! The main course was nothing special, but the appetizers were great, delicious and so different (really novelle cuisine).
I would recomend this restaurant because of its history, beauty and staff kindness. But only to have some appetizers, wine (excelent menu) and deserts (also delicious).

  • Visited March 2012
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2 Thank AnaCastanheira
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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Surly”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

I have never before rated somewhere I did not manage to eat. Being in Lisbon for New Year, I had hoped to eat hear with a friend. We walked in off the street, rather than calling ahead. It was early (by Lisbon standards) and 80% of the tables were empty. Our polite request was met by horrified, rather rude bluster. I can accept, maybe they really did have 80 people turning up in the next half hour, but a little courtesy would have been nice.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Terribleman
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Oeiras, Portugal
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Memorable experience”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

The Restaurant atmosphere is ideal for couples and small parties, it drives you back to "Belle époque" times, romantic and glamourous surrounding. The dining experience real was a must, the 8 course menu taste from Chef Aimé Barroyer, was an outstanding presentation and gave us a unique sense of importance as the only thing we told him was we love good food, with local products. The service went a long and the wines served showed a professional and atent pairing. Definitely a Restaurant to recommend for whom looking for a hospitality and excelent food.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank OscarCorreia
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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186 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Portuguese "Nouvelle Cuisine"”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Portugal is known for its traditional cuisine, but this place puts a new spin on that, serving creatively crafted dishes in a "nouvelle cuisine" style.

The setting is very traditional: a converted mansion in Portuguese Baroque style set in the "Bairro Alto", lavishly decorated. The menu sets a different tone: very creative and modern.

The dishes are served in innovative ways, sometimes using slabs of stone instead of plates. You immediately realise this is not your father's Portuguese restaurant in Lisbon...

Service is excellent, as it usually is in Portugal: very attentive, pleasant and cheerful, plus quick in delivery.

The wine list is quite extensive, focusing on Portuguese wines as you would expect, which is actually a good thing. You don't go to Lisbon to taste French or Italian wines.

We had a great dinner there in a group of eight people, all thoroughly pleased.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank FernandoLanzer
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