French in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

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, Gorgonzola-topped salads or fancier fare like beet and goat cheese ravioli or duck confit.

It's set in a lovely colonial building and has outdoor seating on a peaceful veranda.