Bica do Sapato

Fusion in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Part-owned by actor John Malkovich, this uberhip dockside venue is all glass walls, artful lighting and airy river views. Upstairs, scenesters nibble on sashimi in the minimalist sushi bar, while downstairs the design-conscious restaurant serves chef-driven, occasionally Asian-influenced Portuguese, including one of Lisbon's best takes on bacalhau à Brás, with a perfectly poached filet of fresh cod.

There's also a cafe with an open-air patio facing the river, with several other restaurant-cafes nearby.