A place to see-and-be-seen, the Alcantara Cafe, in the neighborhood of the same name, is housed in a 600-year-old timber warehouse that was formerly a printing factory. Redesigned in 1989, the Baroque-industrial decor is stunning — high ceilings, fluted steel columns, drapes of red velvet, large arched mirrors, and multi-paned windows. Classical sculptures and marble walls surround the wooden tables and burgundy leather seats. International and Portuguese cuisine is served, with the steak tartare being a signature dish. The Portuguese entree of the day may include the fried codfish (bacalhau) or meat and bean stew (feijoada).
The restaurant stays fairly empty on weekdays but reservations are a must on weekends.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Full Bar
- Good for Groups
- Late-Night Dining
- Notable Design
Cuisine Type:: Eclectic/Global