Rio de Janeiro
Rua Aristides Espínola, 19
22440-050 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 2294-1049
Antiquarius is the kind of scene-y place where old-timers, celebrities and entrepreneurs find common ground. But it’s not all show — the Portuguese comfort food is excellent, from codfish and rice to lamb to seafood risotto.
Photo courtesy of Talheres
Rua Barão da Torre, 218
22411-000 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 3202-9150
Churrasco, a kind of Brazilian barbecue, is often a Carioca’s hearty lunch or dinner of choice — and Porcão has some of the best in the city. On the menu? Beef, beef, pork, chicken and more beef.
Photo courtesy of Porcão
Rua Aprazível, 62
20241-270 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 2508-9174
An unassuming doorway leads you down a staircase into this epicurean tree house in the hills of Santa Teresa. Come with a group — the bigger tables have the better views of Rio below.
Photo courtesy of Aprazível
Avenida Vieira Souto, 80
22420-000 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 3202-4000
On Friday nights, this is a watering hole for the best, brightest and most beautiful in Rio. Dress up and arrive just before midnight to avoid crowds. Hotel Fasano guests get priority on entrance.
Photo courtesy of Hotel Fasano
Rua Maria Quitéria, 70
22410-040 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 2247-2518
Fresh juice is a way of life in Rio, with stands on almost every block. Polis Sucos’ menu includes a dizzying array of exotic fruits like guava, cupuaçu and fruta do conde, but we always go for the same thing: an icy blend of nutrient-packed açaí (ah-sigh-ee). Or after a long night of samba dancing, the "hangover sucos."
Photo courtesy of Polis Sucos
Rua Dias Ferreira, 256
22431-050 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 2512-7830
Tory and the team dined at Sushi Leblon and reported back that the quail eggs with truffle was beyond. Simple and delicious.
Photo courtesy of Rodrigo Azevedo
Rua Barão de Iguatemi, 379
Praça da Bandeira
20270-060 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 2273-1035
Feel like a local at this out-of-the-way restaurant that highlights the best in local cuisine. The shrimp and pumpkin stew (served in the shell) and black bean cakes keep fans coming back again and again.
Photo courtesy of Check in Rio
Rua do Lavrádio, 20
20230-070 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 3147-9005
This renovated warehouse-turned-bar is filled with antiques and always has great live music for samba dancing. It’s well-known and always packed, but still worth a stop during a night out in Lapa.
Photo courtesy of Rio Scenarium