Quality Suites Imperial Hall
Rua da Consolacao, 3555
Sao Paulo, 01416-001
Phone: (55) 11 21374555
Fax: (55) 11 21374560
Traditional Portuguese cuisine gets the modern treatment at this elegant restaurant, located not far from the city center. Chefs Ilda Vinagre and Valderi Gomes helm the kitchen at A Bela Sintra, offering their innovative takes on time-tested Portuguese specialties. The menu offers a rich assortment of flavors, with specialties like Lagosta Ao Thermidor, Polvo Lagareiro and Bife A Portuguesa. Cod is a specialty at the restaurant, with a dedication section on the menu offering such delights as Bacalhau Espiritual and Bacalhau Dourado. The restaurant interiors are done up in clean lines, with warm lighting for a cozy effect. Natural elements like potted plants and flowers, appearing throughout the restaurant add a nice touch. Garnering a slew of awards since its inception, A Bela Sintra is one of the best places for Portuguese food in the city.
Formerly Bargaço, Manzuá is still synonymous with Baiano cuisine in Brazil, despite the name change. The menu features an array of seafood delicacies made with the day's finest catch and cooked with traditional spices and homemade recipes. The place has a very exotic feel to it, hand-woven palm accents, minimal decor and communal seating enhancing the same. Dine underneath the outdoor bamboo shamiana in the company of palm trees and fresh breeze for an exquisite dining experience.
Alucci Alucci is a great place for global cuisine. On their diverse menu are delicious sushi, tacos, and beef tartare. Select something traditional or a contemporary dish, and complement your meal with your choice of beverage. Open late, it is a popular spot on the city's night scene. The interesting decor and intimate dining room make for a romantic ambiance.
Meant for the early risers, Nonno Ruggero is a traditonal trattoria-style eatery. Roger Fasano has left no stone unturned in creating authentic atmosphere along with cuisine. Located on the first level of the Fasano Hotel, it has a huge balcony overlooking the Jardins. Salads and antipasto buffet are a specialty. This casual dining venue is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Restaurant Santovino specializes in Italian cuisine with it's unique flair, wonderful atmosphere, and friendly service. Once you step through the doors, you will notice that this restaurant is quite roomy, and its decor is very modern and chic. This restaurant houses a wine bar with about 250 different kinds of wine. Don't forget to try their heavenly6 desserts. Be sure to call ahead if you have a large group for reservations.
Softly lit by beautiful chandeliers and candles, JAM - Japanese Food, Arts & Music brings the taste of the Orient to Jardins. The contemporary Japanese cuisine will delight your palates while those looking for traditional dishes will love their sushi and sashimi preparations. Yet there is creativity in the sushi fare that highlights the fact that it is indeed an artistic expression of food. The ambiance is warm and inviting, with its wooden accents and fiery undertones while the garden is refreshingly cool. Enjoy the occasional art exhibitions and regular live music along with the sublime food in this lovely restaurant.
A number of gastronomically inviting restaurants have come up lately in the Jardins region offering exquisite local specialties. However, Figueira Rubaiyat stands apart from all the rest, thanks to the excellent food teamed with impeccable service. Offering both indoor and alfresco options, patrons enjoy the cool shade of the huge fig tree and the sublime food that is provided here.
Busy and informal, this is a favorite stop among business people and artists. In a dining room furnished with wooden tables, and a pleasant garden at the back, one will find such delights as the fatayer (a giant grilled esfiha), the michui (fillet mignon on a skewer with onions and tomatoes), and Moroccan couscous with veal and sausages. The tasting menu is a good way of sampling various dishes, from falafels as a starter to the malabie for dessert. An executive menu is available at lunchtime, and a valet parking service is also provided.
Pão de Queijo Haddock Lobo churns out a fresh batch of its eponymous dish every fifteen minutes. The shop and its boisterous owner Sebastian Cazumba is a staple throughout the neighborhood for pão, bite-sized baked biscuits of cassava flour and fresh cheese. Coxinha, fried dough balls containing shredded chicken, are also on the menu along with espresso to wash it down. Be advised, this spot is not a restaurant in the slightest, consisting of a minimal floor space with a small bench capable of seating about three patrons. Because of the popularity of the pãos, a little patience and good humor is advised.
You might have to wait for a seat at the very small burger restaurant Z Deli, but the wait will be worth it. That is because Z Deli makes arguably the best hamburgers in the city. Burgers here are served rare or medium rare and are offered with a variety of different toppings. Try the Manhattan, which comes with cheddar cheese, pickles, purple onions and tomatoes.
Obá's cozy, quirky dining space hosts an equally eclectic food selection, with Italian, Thai, Mexican and Brazilian cuisine fighting for space on the controlled menu. Obá is firmly focused on customer experience, offering dishes for all tastes in their general dining area, outdoor deck, veranda and group tables. The menu offers great depth, with grilled meats and savory curries incorporating bits and pieces of global flavors to create a delightfully diverse experience. A prix-fixe executive menu is available throughout the week, offering a regular à la carte selection or daily specials. The focus on Latin cuisine is apparent on the drinks menu, a lineup of flavorful tequila cocktails the perfect accompaniment to the south-of-the-border fare. Cozy and classy, Obá is a delightful location for a lively dinner.
As you enter this beautiful diner, the smell of freshly-baked bread will fill your senses. Set in an upscale ambiance, the Galeria dos Paes makes up for that perfect place for afternoon tea. The types of cheese, breads, pastries, sandwiches and meats available here are enough to satisfy everybody's taste buds. Apart from the regular fare, the diner boasts of having a huge collection of 1500 labels of imported and domestic wine. The best part of the diner is that its open 24/7. So if you are hungry even at 2a, you know where to go.