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​Food

tasting menu, fine dining

Vibe

elegant, river-view, city view

Price

€€€

Neighborhood

Chiado

Lisbon-flavored dishes in a classic building w/ a stunning view.

This restaurant made it to the Michelin guide (I think) for the vibe and the stunning view of the city and the river. The view and the elegant interior design do deserve recognition. However, the food is only mediocre in my opinion.


The tasting menu is 75 euros, with 2 entrees, 2 mains, and 2 desserts. Only the desserts were delicious. For the rest of the menu, I will write an article to describe how they taste like in the most vivid way possible in a separate post. Stay tuned.


There were two waiters who served us, one was absolutely a star - I mentioned my phone battery was running out and he brought a charger (very thoughtful); the other one is below average because she was not familiar with the dishes and when she introduced a dish she couldn't remember the ingredient's name....that's not the service quality you would expect from a fine-dining restaurant with this price tag.


In a nutshell, if you are not picky about food, it would still be a good choice to go for a business lunch and impress your foreign colleagues, because:


1. The view during the day (lots of sunlight) is better than the night (this part of town doesn't have much light at night).

2. The lunch menu is much valuable. It only costs 22 euros (including couvert, soup, main dish, a drink, and a dessert).


 ZOE SAYS 

Lunch is a better option. Don't do the tasting menu. Book the tables in front of the big windows.