Five Star Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is fast catching up with famously cosmopolitan Sao Paulo in the sophisticated dining stakes, and Rio de Janeiro's five star restaurants are now up there with the best that its rival city has to offer.

The top flight restaurants of Rio de Janeiro take in a multitude of nationalities - French and Italian cuisine features highly, while seafood is also excellent at the best Rio de Janeiro restaurants.

Our number one Rio de Janeiro restaurant pick, Olympe, offers sophisticated French cuisine courtesy of acclaimed chef Claude Troisgros, while Marius Carnes is the place to come if you want to feast on unlimited organic meats and a staggering array of seafood.

Fine dining in Rio de Janeiro can often be found at the city's top restaurants - Cipriani at Copacabana Palace, Le Pre Catalan at Sofitel Rio and Fasano Al Mar at Fasano Rio being three elegant cases in point.

Five star restaurants in Rio de Janeiro often enjoy five-star views, whether it's of the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema or, as at Aprazivel in Santa Teresa, sweeping views of the city centre and Guanabara Bay.

Be warned, fine dining in Rio de Janeiro does not come cheap - if you want to eat at the city's best restaurants, you'll need a healthy budget as well as a healthy appetite. One restaurant that does offer top-notch cuisine at a relatively high price tag is Miam Miam, tucked away in a tiny white building in Botafogo.

Le Pré-Catelan

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Av. Atlântica, 4240
Sofitel Rio Palace

Rio's finest French food?... read more

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Avenida Atlântica, 1702
Copacabana Palace Hotel

Copacabana Palace's glamorous poolside bar...
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Galeria 1618

Rua Gustava Sampaio 840

French Food with an African Accent... read more


Rua Barros Alarção 476
Pedra de Guaratiba

Superior Seafood and Stunning Views... read more

Le Blé Noir

Rua Xavier da Silveira 19

Crepes with Class... read more

Oui Oui

Rua Conde de Irajá 85

Chic? Mais Oui!... read more

Sushi Leblon

Rua Dias Ferreira 256

The Sushi Standard... read more


Rua Dias Ferreira 233b

Sleek, Modern Dining... read more


256 Rua Almirante Alexandrino

Santa Gets Sophisticated... read more

Barra Brasa

2541 Avenida Ayrton Senna

Excellent, Reasonably Priced, Steakhouse... read more


Rua Custódio Serrão, 62
Jardim Botânico

Top-notch French food... read more


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Rua Aprazível, 62
Santa Teresa

Good Food and Gorgeous Views... read more

Marius Carnes

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Av. Atlantica, 290

All the Quality Meat You Can Eat... read more


Avenida Atlântica, 1702
Copacabana Palace

Elegant Italian Restaurant at the Copacabana Palace... read more


Rua Fonte de Saudade 179, Lagoa

Romantic Setting, Delicious Japanese Food... read more


Avenida Prefeito Mendes de Moraes 222

Tapas With Class... read more

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Rua Visconde de Caravelas, 113

Taste and tranquility... read more

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Gero Rio

Rua Anibal de Mendonça 157

Fine Italian dining... read more


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Rua Aristides Espínola, 19

Traditional Portuguese cuisine... read more


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Rua Barão da Torre, 218

All the meat you can eat... read more
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