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“Poor service, not impressed”
Review of Antiquarius

Antiquarius
Ranked #261 of 13,943 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $100
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Leblon
Reviewed March 22, 2014

By far our worst dining experience in rio. Was excited for good portugese Brazilian food and instead got largely ignored while dining on overlooked, tough lobster. Staff forgot about us as Friday night got busy in the restaurant. This place seems vastly overrated and overpriced. My wife's moqueca was good. Not a good experience. Try olympe, satricon and oro for much better experience.

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Thank Patrick W
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

I wanted to make sure that I wrote a review because before we left for dinner, I started freaking out about how much dinner was going to cost after reading others' reviews. By U.S. standards, this restaurant is not outrageously expensive if you are accustomed to fine dining. Our bill was $188USD for a bottle of wine, bottled water, one appetizer (oysters), two entrees, and one dessert. We were ignored for a while after arriving at the restaurant, and a few other parties that arrived after us had their drinks before we were even approached (with the exception of the wait staff trying to give us their appetizers as discussed in other reviews). We had to ask for menus, but then after that service was attentive, so we thought maybe they were shuffling around trying to find their English menus or an English-speaking staff member. Everything was good that we ordered, but this was our first time specifically eating Portuguese food, so we have nothing to compare it to.

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Thank melsw08
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

I visited the restaurant in Barra Shopping mall, not the one in Leblon. It is a very nice restaurant to be in a shopping mall. The atmosphere is not like a mall at all. The service was great, the menu substantial and the food was prepared perfectly. It really was a great meal but the prices are quite high. This was easily the most expensive meal I've had in Brazil during the past two months. One word of caution, when you are first seated dishes of appetizers will arrive at your table. These will be added to your bill even though you did not order them and if you allow it they will be replaced as eaten. This can run up your bill quickly.

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Thank Steve R
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Excellente food, placev and service. Whatever you ask is just wonderful. The wine Cart is excellente too. Expensive.

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Thank Luis821
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

We arrived at 8 PM for our reservation and were promptly seated and offered cocktails. We found the wine list to nave many good selections and priced fairly. Our finger foods started arriving almost immediately-1 total of about 8 different selections which we later discovered were billed as an add-on. Be cautious of this both for the reason that you could make a meal of just these items and that you may not have room for your main course. When the menu were delivered, we noticed that these tasty items were being added to our check. Oh well. We took our time ordering and never felt rushed. Our entrees were excellent as was the atmosphere of the entire evening. Enjoy!

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Thank DanL36274
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