Restaurants in Brazil

A Jardins steak house legendary for its Saturday feijoada buffet.

A required stop for foodies (and big-name chefs from Alain Ducasse to Ferran Adrià), D.O.M. serves a tasting menu by pioneering chef Alex Atala that showcases Brazilian flavors.

The spare, blond-wood interior will have you thinking you took a wrong turn to Stockholm, but the food is all about the tropical accents: foie gras in a citrus coulis, cod with ginger-coconut sauce. The wine list ranges from neighboring Chile and Argentina to Languedoc.

The sushi in São Paulo is top-notch.

Big, flat oysters are shucked to order for patrons while they wait for their fish to be cleaned.

The most popular bar pre-security is nothing special whatsoever, but there are cold chopes (Brazilian draft beer), stiff martinis, and a whole lot of hoopla depending on which soccer match is being shown on the flat-screen TVs.

The family has run restaurants in São Paulo since 1902, and a fourth-generation member of the Fasanos heads the Italian fare and classically styled dining room at Gero. Outside, the single-story brick building looks rather basic.

This Quadrado fixture has French doors, paddle fans, and a vine-draped courtyard. Chef Sandra Marques—a São Paulo émigré—excels at fish dishes like salmon in leek sauce with black rice.

This restaurant serves Brazilian-tinged Asian fare in opium den-like surroundings.