Five Star Restaurants in Sao Paulo



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  • Avenida Paulista
  • Aside from working hard, the country's economic engine has a reputation for eating well. With Brazil's highest GDP per capita and a bevy of business travelers, São Paulo can support the sort of pricier menus that tend to make celebrities of their chefs, such as Salvatore Loi of Restaurante Fasano and Alex Atala of D.O.M. From the more-recent arrivals in the city's southern neighborhoods of Vila Olimpia, Itaim, Moema, Morumbi, Brooklin and Jardins to the mainstays in and around the downtown, São Paulo has stocked up on five-star restaurants.

    A city of immigrants, not only from the rest of Brazil but also countries in the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, São Paulo's proverbial melting-pot culture has rubbed off on (or perhaps spiced up) its stove tops. Lebanese and Japanese fine-dining establishments, like Arabia and Aizomê, have joined the elite ranks of the five-star Italian restaurants, like Terraço Italia and Fasano.

    Meanwhile, the city has hardly lost sight of Brazil's rich culinary heritage. Customers sitting under the 130-year-old fig tree at A Figueira Rubaiyat enjoy beef raised on the restaurant's private cattle ranch. And while Fogo de Chão has gained international fame with outlets across the United States, the original in São Paulo continues to win awards as the best rodizio-style (all-you-can-eat) steakhouse in town.

    With so many world-class eateries from which to choose, selecting the top 10 five-star restaurants in this town was a tall task. Like a garçom slicing off a piece of picanha (rumpsteak), we had to make our cuts wisely. Stalwarts like Pomodori and Vento Haragano were left on the chopping block to make room for newcomers like Tre Biccheiri and Jam Warehouse. But we feel our list, like the restaurants on it, is bound to delight. So grab a fork, bib, credit card and your appetite. A plate with São Paulo's brand of luxury tourism awaits.

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    Skye

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    Av. Brigadeiro Luis Antonio 4700
    Jardim Paulista (inside the Unique Hotel)

    Restaurant with one of the best views of São Paulo... read more

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    A Figueira Rubaiyat

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    Rua Haddock Lobo 1738
    Cerqueira Cesar

    Under a fig tree... read more

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    Restaurante Fasano

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    Rua Vittorio Fasano 88
    Fasano Hotel

    Dine with the elite... read more

    Restaurante Acrópoles

    Rua Haddock Lobo 885

    Scrumptious Meals... read more

    Hannover

    Avenida Cotovia 445

    For Dinner and Dessert... read more

    Suntory

    Alameda Campinas, 600
    Jardim Paulista

    The Epitome Japanese Cuisine... read more

    Antiquarius

    Alameda Lorena, 1884
    Jardim Paulista

    A True Portuguese House... read more

    Restaurante Don Curro

    Rua Alves Guimarães, 230
    Pinheiros

    Incomparable Paellas... read more

    Paddock Jardim

    Rua da Consolação, 222

    A Combination of French & Brazilian Cuisine...
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    Aizome

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    Alameda Fernão Cardim, 39

    A "provocative" take on traditional Japanese cuisine... read more

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    Walter Mancini Ristorante

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    Rua Avanhandava, 126

    The fine-dining jewel in the Mancini family's cap...
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    South's Place

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    Av. Roque Petroni Jr, 850

    A meaty menu... read more

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    Grill Hall Prazeres da Carne

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    Rua Pedro de Toledo, 1361

    Vila Mariana churrascaria with extensive wine list and Japanese food... read more

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    D.O.M.

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    549 Rua Barão de Capanema

    Taste of Brazil... read more

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    Fogo de Chão-Santo Amaro

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    Avenida Santo Amaro, 6824

    Brazilian Barbecue at its best... read more

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    Baby Beef Rubaiyat - Faria Lima

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    Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2954
    Itaim Bibi

    The steakhouse in one of São Paulo's most distinguished restaurant groups... read more

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    Morocco

    Rua Sirena, 375

    Moroccan and Mediterranean restaurant to start the night... bar and balada into the morning... read more

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    Pitangueira Camburi

    Estrada do Camburi, 1529

    Fine local cuisine with a beachfront view... read more

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    Jam Warehouse

    Rua Lopes Neto, 308

    Jamboree with great Japanese food... read more

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    Tre Bicchieri

    Rua General Mena Barreto, 765

    Fresh face in Sampa's five-star Italian restaurant family... read more
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