Restaurants

Top Choice Brazilian in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Casa Camolese

One of the most talked about openings in recent years is this beautifully designed eating, drinking and entertainment space overlooking the Jockey Club Brasileiro. Camolese is home to a microbrewery, a cafe, a live-…
Brazilian in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Puro

Puro offers consistently excellent food and service in the upmarket Jardim Botânico neighborhood. Chef Pedro Siqueira’s menu features traditional Brazilian dishes that have been given modern updates. Head to the top…
Brazilian in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Lagoon

This lakefront eating and entertainment complex houses a handful of restaurants, plus a cinema, a bar and a live-music venue. The best tables are on the 2nd floor, and offer photogenic views over Lagoa Rodrigo de Fr…
Fusion in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Olympe

Thomas Troisgros, one of Rio's top chefs, dazzles guests with unforgettable meals at this award-winning restaurant set in a peaceful villa on a quiet, tree-lined street. Originally from France, Troisgros mixes the O…
French in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Jarbô

Just outside the entrance to the Jardim Botânico (but inside the gates off the busy roadway), Jarbô is a great anytime favorite, with a wide-ranging menu encompassing tartines (open-faced sandwiches), eggs Benedict,…
Pizza in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Bráz

The much-touted pizzeria from São Paulo has had a huge following with cariocas (Rio residents) since opening in the city in 2007. Perfect crusts and superfresh ingredients are two of the components that make Bráz on…
Vegetarian in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Prana Vegetariano

A short stroll from the Jardim Botânico's north exit, this very friendly vegetarian restaurant has garnered quite a following for its deliciously healthy meat-free plates. The small menu changes daily (check the web…
Cafe in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Plage Café

Inside the lush Parque Lage, this beautifully located cafe serves an expansive array of dishes, including eggs Benedict and roasted eggplant lasagna, as well as sandwiches and lighter fare such as yogurt with house-…
Pizza in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Ella Pizzaria

Located in a prime spot next to the Jardim Botânico, this upmarket pizzeria offers Neapolitan-style pizzas with elaborate toppings such as crispy octopus, smoked pancetta and wild arugula. Drinks are taken as seriou…
Middle Eastern in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Arab da Lagoa

This is one of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas' most popular outdoor restaurants. It serves traditional Middle Eastern specialties such as hummus, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh, kibbe and tasty thin-crust pizzas. The large plat…