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Restaurants with a view in Rio de Janeiro: An unparalleled gastronomic experience

01/30/2024

Rio de Janeiro, with its blend of mountains, beaches, and the unmistakable Guanabara Bay, offers a range of restaurants with stunning views, where gastronomy meets natural beauty. In this guide, we will explore some of the best scenic restaurants in this marvelous city, providing not only a culinary journey but also an unparalleled visual experience.

1- L'Etoile – French Contemporary $$$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por L'Etoile Restaurante (@letoilerio)

Location: Rooftop of the Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel with a view of Leblon and Ipanema beaches.

A refined culinary destination, renowned for its elegant ambiance and contemporary French menu. Ideal for a romantic dinner with the lights of Ipanema and Leblon as a backdrop.


2- Aprazível – Brazilian $$$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por TERRITÓRIO APRAZÍVEL (@aprazivel)

Location: Santa Teresa with a view of downtown and Guanabara Bay.

A refined culinary destination, renowned for its elegant ambiance and contemporary French menu. Ideal for a romantic dinner with the lights of Ipanema and Leblon as a backdrop.


3- Brewteco Botafogo – Brazilian, Pub $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por BREWTECO (@brewteco)

Location: Botafogo with a view of the Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay.

A vibrant bar offering a diverse lineup of craft beers and delicious dishes in a lively setting.


4- Casa do Saulo – Brazilian Contemporary, Amazonic Contemporary $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Saulo Jennings (@casadosaulo)

Location: Museum of Tomorrow in downtown, with a view of the Guanabara Bay.

A surprising dining experience, combining Amazonian flavors with a contemporary twist.


5- Fogo de Chão Botafogo – Brazilian Steak house $$$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Fogo de Chão Brasil (@fogodechaobr)

Location: Urca with a view of the Sugarloaf and Guanabara Bay.

An authentic Brazilian churrascaria with a diverse selection of grilled meats served table side.


6- Arp – Brazillian, Pub $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por arp bar de praia (@arpbar)

Location: Ipanema with a view of Ipanema Beach.

A trendy spot, combining a laid-back atmosphere with a diverse menu featuring Brazilian and international dishes, complemented by craft cocktails. It is one of the few.


7- Xian Rio – Asian Contemporary $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Xian Rio (@xianrio)

Location: Downtown, in a rooftop with a view to Guanabara Bay.

A culinary journey through Asian flavors, presenting a diverse menu inspired by Chinese and Japanese cuisine.


8- Bira de Guaratiba – Seafood, Brazilian $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Restaurante Bira Guaratiba (@restaurantedobira)

Location: Barra de Guaratiba, in a rural and relaxing atmosphere with a beautiful view of the beach and the mangrove.

A charming rustic restaurant known for its seafood dishes served family style, made with ingredients sourced locally with the fishermen and farmers of one of the last rural areas of Rio.


9- Mirante da Prainha – Seafood, Brazilian $$ - $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Restaurante Mirante Da Prainha (@mirantedaprainha)

Location: Prainha Beach, with outdoor tables and a view to the beach and forest.

A restaurant that combines breathtaking views of Prainha Beach with delectable seafood cuisine, providing a memorable lunch experience.


10- Café 18 do Forte – Bistro $$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Café 18 do Forte (@cafe18doforte)

Location: Copacabana, Forte de Copacabana with a view to the beach and Sugarloaf.

A charming restaurant located within the historic Forte de Copacabana, offering a delightful blend of coffee shop, artisanal beers, comfort food and a picturesque setting.


11- Badalado Lagoa – Brazilian, Pub $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Badalado (@badalado_rj)

Location: Lagoa with a view of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

A trendy restaurant nestled by the lagoon, offering outdoors seating and a relaxed ambiance. It is one of the best places to see the sunset.


12- Rubaiyat Rio – Brazilian, Steakhouse $$$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Rubaiyat Brasil (@rubaiyatbrasil)

Location: Jardim Botânico, Jockey Club with a beautiful view to the race tracks and hills.

Renowned for its exceptional steak and grill selections, Rubaiyat provides a sophisticated dining experience in a stylish atmosphere. The Feijoada on Saturdays attracts a captive clientele.


13- Ocyá Barra – Seafood, Brazilian (Vegan Options) $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por OCYÁ (@ocya.rio)

Location: Barra da Tijuca, relaxing ambient in Primeira Island with a view of the lagoon, hills and other islands.

Ocyá Barra offers the freshest seafood, some even caught by the owner / chef, cured in their own maturation chamber, to deliver memorable meals in a lively atmosphere in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood.


14- Marine Restô – Seafood, Beef $$$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Fairmont Rio Copacabana (@fairmontrio)

Location: At the Fairmont Hotel, at the very end of Copacabana with a panoramic view of the beach.

A coastal gem offering a diverse menu of fresh seafood, meats and creative dishes prepared on a charcoal grill.


15- Tropik – Mediterranean $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Tropìk Beach Club (@tropikrio)

Location: At the end of Copacabana Beach, with a view of the entire oceanfront.

The Fairmont Hotel’s kiosk is a wonderful place to eat right after the beach or at night, when they have wonderful selection of live music.


16- Sel D’Ipanema – Tex-Mex $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Sel d’Ipanema Beach Club (@selipanema)

Location: Ipanema with a view of the beach and Dois Irmãos Hill.

Opened in 2023, this kiosk elevated the seaside dining experience on Rio’s shores It is elegant and informal serving delicious dishes inspired by Mexican cuisine.


17- Clássico Beach Club Ipanema – Mediterranean, Seafood $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Clássico Beach Club (@classicobeachclub)

Location: Ipanema with a view of the beach and Dois Irmãos Hill.

A kiosk that was turned into to a beach club, right on Ipanema Beach. DJ and loungers overlooking the ocean make it a hotspot during sunset.


18- Clássico Urca – Mediterranean, Seafood $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por CLÁSSICO BEACH CLUB URCA (@classicobeachclub.urca_oficial)

Location: On top of Sugarloaf Mountain overlooking Copacabana beach.

Since its opening, Classico Urca became one of the most coveted spots to see the sunset in Rio. A perfect wat to end a tour of the famous attraction.


19- Tatui – Brazilian $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Tatuí Praia (@tatuipraia)

Location: Near Pedra do Leme, with a view of the entire curvature of Copacabana and Leme Beaches.

A beach front kiosk serving Brazilian cuisine with a modern twist, combining flavors and creativity.


20- Isabel Lounge – Contemporary Brazilian $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Isabel Lounge (@isabellounge)

Location: Rooftop of the Hilton Hotel overlooking Copacabana Beach.

A trendy spot blending style, cocktails and a contemporary menu. the Hilton hotel is one of the tallest buildings in Copacabana with a breathtaking view.


21- Sky Leme – Contemporary Brazilian $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por ROOFTOP 𝘚𝘒𝘠 𝘓𝘌𝘔𝘌 (@skylemerj)

Location: Rooftop of the Novotel Leme Hotel overlooking Leme Beach.

This rooftop bar offers creative cocktails and delicious food with panoramic views of Leme and Copacabana beaches.


22- Bar Urca – Brazilian $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Bar Urca (@barurca)

Location: Urca with a view of Guanabara Bay.

A laid-back waterfront bar known for its seafood and traditional Brazilian snacks. Diners can opt for a sit-down lunch or dinner at the restaurant on the second floor, or for those looking for something more informal, grab a beer and some empadas at the street bar and sit outdoors on the Mureta da Urca.


23- Flor do Céu – Italian $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Flor do Céu (@restauranteflordoceu)

Location: On top of favela Chácara do Céu, overlooking the ocean.

After crossing the Favela Chácara do Céu, a community in the Alto Leblon district, visitors arrive at Flor do Céu, restaurant created by Italian chef Tobia Messa. There is no menu, the chef prepares a 5-course meal based on what is freshest that day. Reservation is mandatory.


24- Clássico Beach Club Grumari – Mediterranean Seafood $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Clássico Beach Club (@classicobeachclub)

Location: Grumari Beach with ocean view.

A beach club in Grumari offering a taste of paradise with a diverse menu. Gets very busy on weekends.


25- Clássico Beach Club Downwind – Mediterranean Seafood $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Clássico Beach Club (@classicobeachclub)

Location: Grumari Beach with ocean view.

A beach club in Grumari offering a taste of paradise with a diverse menu. Gets very busy on weekends.


26- Pesqueiro – Brazilian, Seafood $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Pesqueiro • RJ (@pesqueiro.rj)

Location: Reserva Beach, overlooking the ocean.

A seafood haven known for its fresh catches and a menu celebrating the flavors of the sea.


27- QuiQui – Contemporary Brazilian $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Qui🌴Qui (@quiquirio)

Location: São Conrado Beach with a view of the ocean and Gávea Hill.

Outdoor dining offering a menu of eclectic dishes, blending global influences.


28- Gávea Beach Club – Italian, Seafood $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Gávea Beach Club & Fun (@gaveabeachclub)

Location: São Conrado Beach with a view of the ocean and Gávea Hill.

One of the first kiosks to elevate the seaside dining experience in Rio, Gávea Beach Club offers relaxation with gourmet dining and refreshing beverages.


29- Assador Rio – Brazilian $$$$

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Location: Aterro do Flamengo Park, overlooking Guanabara Bay.

A carnivore's delight, specializing in grilled meats and Brazilian barbecue.


30- Baleia Rio – Seafood $$$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Baleia Rio's (@baleiarios)

Location: Aterro do Flamengo Park, overlooking Guanabara Bay.

A modern seafood destination offering a variety of dishes inspired by the ocean's bounty.


31- Corrientes 348 – Meat $$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Corrientes 348 (@corrientes348br)

Location: Gloria Marina with a view of downtown Rio.

A traditional Argentine steakhouse providing an authentic taste of South American flavors.


32- Albamar – Brazilian, Seafood $$$$

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Uma publicação compartilhada por Albamar Do Rio (@albamar.restaurante)

Location: Downtown with a view of Guanabara Bay.

A seafood institution with a history of serving delectable dishes by the sea, celebrated for its freshness and quality.


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