Recalling the grand times of dining all dressed up before the Opera, Café Lisboa looks glamorous in the 18th century São Carlos National Theatre. But this is not some stuffy restaurant; Run by Michelin-starred portuguese celebrity chef José Avillez, it's a contemporary take on classic portuguese cuisine. Known for their steaks it now even has its own style, the "Bife à Café Lisboa".
If you're in town for a few days, also check out his brand new neighborhood restaurant "Bairro do Avillez", with a gourmet grocery store and pub. A bit more casual, and very fun and delicious.
Largo de São Carlos 23