One of the oldest restaurants in Brazil, this traditional lunch place was opened in 1882. Though modernized these days and void of much historical air, it remains a power-lunch favorite of politicos and businesspeople. If you're feeling spendy, this is old-school refined dining at its most classic: tables and waiters draped in white, accompanied by piano music. Reservations? Probably.
Begin your meal with some of the delicious bolitas de bacalhau (fried salted cod balls).