Giuseppe Grill

Top choice Brazilian

in Ipanema & Leblon

One of Rio's best restaurants, Giuseppe Grill aims for perfection and it rarely disappoints. Chargrilled meat and fish plates are outstanding, as are Brazilian classics like bobó de camarão (manioc paste with dried shrimp and coconut milk). The setting is all class, with black-garbed waitstaff, dark-wood tables and artful touches (an open kitchen, a soaring bar that reaches to the ceiling and a Zen-like wall of water near the entrance).

Wine lovers should ask to take a peak at the magnificent adega (cellar) below, with its 500 different varieties of wine (bottles cost from R$98 to upward of R$40,000).