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100 Maneiras

Bosnian chef Ljubomir Stanisic tells his own story through his menus at his Michelin-starred restaurant 100 Maneiras.
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A Cevicheria

A trendy spot serving seafood specialties like the namesake ceviche, A Cevicheria imaginatively plays with flavors and unusual combinations.
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À Margem

This sleek riverfront café is a great spot for a coffee, glass of wine or quick bite while touring the Belem district.
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Alma

Housed in what was once the warehouse for the Bertrand bookshop, Alma serves two sea-inspired tasting menus and an a la carte menu.
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Aprazível

This Mediterranean favorite draws families for long weekend meals on the alfresco terrace and inside the modern dining room.
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Arola

Like his other restaurants around the world, there’s a see-and-be-seen ambiance in Spanish Chef Sergi Arola’s Penha Longa Resort outpost.
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Bairro do Avillez

Lisbon’s most beloved chef José Avillez has an empire of restaurants in the city, and Bairro do Avillez is a casual, family-friendly option.
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Belcanto

Stomping grounds of Lisbon’s 1950s buzzy circle, Belcanto, located on Chiado’s Sao Carlos square, was totally transformed in 2011.
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By the Wine

Savor a glass of wine from the bar’s fantastic selection and then dig into delicious oysters and Portuguese cheeses.

Café Martinho Da Arcada

Set in Praça do Comercio is the delicious and legendary Café Martinho Da Arcada, which opened in 1782 and is the city's oldest café.
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Cantinho do Avillez

A labor of love from executive chef Jose Avillez, this trendy, casual restaurant is located in the buzzy Chiado neighborhood. Traditional yet modern, Cantino do Avillez is bedecked in reclaimed Portuguese ceramics and modern, fresh balsa wood reminiscent of Scandinavian design. Avillez (awarded a Michelin star at Lisbon favorite Belcanto) manages to walk the same fine line with his cooking: the menu features highbrow fare but manages to remain appealing and accessible. Highlights include delicious marinated scallops, homemade steak sandwiches and the signature chocolate cake.

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Casa Piriquita

Don’t be surprised to find a line snaking out of this fuss-free bakery in the center of Sintra, the best place for the famed local pastry.
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Cervejaria Ramiro

This historic Lisbon institution has been around since 1956 and is insanely popular with locals and visitors alike.
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Chapito a Mesa

Chapito is renowned for its magnificent views over Lisbon, but the authentic Portuguese cuisine is what wins over return guests.
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CINCO Lounge

This classy cocktail lounge in Bairro Alto serves unique and expertly crafted cocktails in an elegant setting.
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Davvero at Sublime Lisboa

Helmed by Venetian chef Isaac Kumi, the cuisine of Davvero is a delicious blend of Italian and Portuguese dishes.
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Eleven

Perched on a hill inside Eduardo VII Park, the mostly glass-walled dining room at Eleven offers panoramic views of Lisbon’s downtown all the way down to the Tagus River. Chef Joachim Koerper’s kitchen just recently reclaimed its Michelin star, which has made this restaurant a great choice for a leisurely three-course lunch. Expect to rub elbows with some of the city’s well-heeled business folk while enjoying plates of foie gras terrine with chutney.

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Feitoria

Executive Chef João Rodrigues’s Michelin-starred restaurant tucked inside Altis Belem has been a local favorite since it opened in 2009. The restaurant’s streamlined interiors, centered around a bold mural of the Portuguese arriving in Japan during the Age of Discovery, provide a fuss-free backdrop to some of the most inventive dishes in the city. For a more adventurous dining experience, sign up 48 hours in advance for the Creative Menu, a multi-course surprise meal from the capable hands of Chef Rodrigues.

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Fiori Gelateria

Next door to Ibo Café, Fiori Gelateria scoops up an extensive range of ice cream flavors, such as lemon basil, papaya and cashew. The charming exterior evokes a Victorian gingerbread cottage, while the interiors are airy and decorated with pink cushions and pillows, potted plants and pink-and-black tiled floors.

Fortaleza do Guincho

This Michelin-starred restaurant is the spot to eat during a day trip to Cascais. It has excellent food and sweeping views.

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Fumeiro de Santa Catarina

This charming hole-in-the-wall restaurant is a space where close friends, family or couples can enjoy Portuguese tapas.

Ginjinha Sem Rival

A local spot that dates back to 1890, this is the place to try the sour cherry liquor, Ginjinha, the traditional way with no chocolate.
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Hamburgueria do Barrio

The first location of the local chain Hamburgueria do Barrio opened in 2012. So taken are the residents of Lisbon that there are now multiple outposts all over the city. The menu in all of them has the same 15 burgers (four of which are vegetarian) and feature unusual and tasty toppings like watercress. The double-decker construction—where a middle slice of bread separates ingredients to avoid sogging—is inspired.

Ibo Café

Named for Ibo, an island off the coast of Mozambique once ruled by the Portuguese, this breezy spot on the wide River Tagus serves delectable snacks for a light lunch or mid-afternoon break.
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Jamie Oliver's Pizzeria

England’s celebrity chef Jamie Oliver opened an Italian restaurant on Principe Real, followed by this pizzeria in Bairro Alto.
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JNcQUOI

One of the trendiest restaurants in Lisbon, JNcQUOI is an uber-chic restaurant with an attached bar, clothing store and Assouline and Ladurée boutiques.
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Landeau

The decadent chocolate mousse cake at chocolate café Landeau is a legendary dessert in Lisbon, with several locations in the city.

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