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Sep 27, 2011 06:22 AM

Dining solo in Lisbon

I'l be attending a conference in Lisbon next week. Looking for options where I can dine alone. Staying at the Sofitel Libertade, some spots within walking distance would be appreciated. Open to all options.

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  1. This is a very safe area, no problem for dining alone in any restaurant. Not far from your hotel, I like the "brasserie Flo" at the Tivoli (also on Liberdade).

    6 Replies
    1. re: monchique

      I will be in Lisbon this Monday and Tuesday, staying at Hotel Mundial on Martim Moniz. Heard nearby Amazons do Chiado has a food court on 6th floor with a Brazilian restaurant serving an all u an eat with good grilled meats and salads. Read this in Rick Steves. Any other suggestions for good portugese meat and seafood?
      Also, hear that steak on a hot stone is good. Am in Cascais til Monday, any good places for this?

      1. re: Sl3879

        It's called a rodizio, and is certainly not Portuguese. Itis typically Brazlilian! The meat is grilled on large skewers, and then sliced on your plate; Different meats appear and are served in succession until you indicate you're full. May-be a search of this board for Lisbon will help you, specially the many posts from "vinhotinto".

        1. re: monchique

          Thanks, you mean the steak on hot stone is not typical portugese?

          1. re: Sl3879

            I don't think the cooking stone is Portuguese either, last time I had it it was in Spain and before this in Switzerland ... But I was talking about the "all you can eat Brazilian rodizio" which is a great experience, but typically Brazilian.

            1. re: monchique

              Really appreciate all your info and your time. I found the post from vinhotinto 75 with the list of restaurants. Largo was fabulous. Got some refs from locals, Sacramento was wonderful, so was Bistro 100 Maneiras. Had a glass of wine at Gallassa which serves and sells regional products of Portugal where I picked up a jar of rosemary honey. The trio of sausage meats on a skewer looked verrry good but unfortunately, I didn't have time to try that out. They sell meats, cheeses, olive oils, etc. as gifts and Sonia is extremely knowledgable.

              1. re: Sl3879

                We were in Portugal this past March for nearly 2 weeks. It was AMAZING, in all respects. I don't think that we had one bad meal ever. Perhaps only one meal that was "average' but most were very good or better. The cod and pork are notably good throughout Portugal.

                One of our favorites was: RESTAURANTE ALFAIA, Travessa da Queimada 24, 1200 Lisboa, Portugal. It may not be on the menu but ask for their Rabbit Pie. This was fantastic and reasonably priced, with a really nice side of spinach Their sangria was among the best that we've had. Note: their sangria is LARGE - like 1.5 liters instead of the usual 1 liter. And strong but well balanced and super tasty.