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“Expected much, much better!”
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Ranked #65 of 14,149 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $58
Cuisines: Brazilian, French, Latin, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Teresa
Description: International cuisine featuring the best of local fine dining with a French twist. Térèze is an intimate restaurant with a beautiful view of the Guanabara Bay. Especially selected wines are another asset of the place.For dinner, the chef’s menu is definitely a must-try.On weekdays, the Bistronomia menu is an affordable, quick and efficient choice for business lunches.As an event venue, Térèze can receive up to 60 people.
Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

Went to Tereze for a birthday dinner, and had a recommendation to go there. Hmmmm, this place needs to lift it's game if it wants to align rhetoric and reality. We called in and booked for later in the evening, we requested a window table and given a clear indication this would be doable. When we got back later we were plonked well away from said window and had to ask to be moved, which they did. We then ordered, including breads and mineral water. These two items alone accounted for R$30 in the bill, plus a set 13% service charge!! The meals were undersized, tepid and nothing special at all. The suckling pig was too fatty, too small and the accompanying mashed sweet potato was awful in taste. The vegetable ratatouille was also too small, featuring a table spoon of vegetables with potato and cheese over the top. I thought cuisine minceur went out of fashion in the 1980's. Desert was the highlight of the evening. Service was slow and inattentive. I mentioned the tepid nature nature of the main course dishes to a waiter who said he would pass this onto chef. Well if he did, we got no feedback. All in all a poor effort from a place that clearly wants to position itself in the upper echelon. At over R$200, this was an expensive mistake, for which we had the dubious privilege of paying a set 13% service charge, frankly a rip off.

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Thank Goldrichie
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Filippo B, Direttore at Tereze, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2012

Dear customer, thanks for your feedback.
We really appreciate this kind of attention, and we care about your suggestions.
About the window table, our policy is to do not make it available for reservation.
So, our hostess committed a big mistake, promising you the table.
About the suckling pig, we're trying a new kind of cooking for that course, and for that reason
maybe it was too fatty.
We also apologize for the slow service, we're working to improve it as best as we can.
Thanks for your feedback, and we hope to have you back for a better experience!

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

My boyfriend took me there for Valentine's day and we had a lovely night with outstanding food and an amazing view. The Chef Damian got some really creative dishes there, a mix of french and brazilian food. As a vegetarian I had no problem finding really nice options for a real dinner! Their staff is very attentive and the restaurant's decor is absolutely fantastic! I would reccomend this place for a fancy romantic delicious dinner.

Thank Katrin L
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

This was one of the best meals we had during our trip to Brazil. The restaurant afforded stunning views, highly efficient and friendly staff and, most importantly really delicious food.
The menu provided plenty of choice, often the dishes had little 'twists' which raised them out of the ordinary.
If ever I'm back in Rio I would not hesitate to return.

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Thank EastAnglianwanderer
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Tereze is a great dining experience - the setting within the Santa Teresa Hotel, the ambience and of course the menu and wine list. Food is innovative and beautifully presented. The highlight for me was the Torta Limao - a superb dessert to finish an excelleny meal!

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Thank Philip B
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

We went twice to enjoy of great food ( fantastic mucacha), good wines and very nice sightseing.
Filippo was a perfect guide to our food esperience. It belongs to Relais and chateaux that guaranties high leve standard.

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