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    Jardineto, South America

  R. Luciano Gallet, 75 - Vargem Grande - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
Requinte, descontração e a culinária consagrada de Guilda Fernandes.
    Primehouse New York, North America
  381 Park Avenue South @ 27th Street - New York, NY             
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There’s steak and then there’s the prime stuff that comes out of Himalayan rock salt tiled aging room. Ever had a 65-day dry aged bone-in ribeye steak in New York? For Business lunches or second dates, or business lunches that turn into second dates, the sleek and elegant New York steak restaurant has the meat you crave.
    B.Smith's Restaurant, North America
  320 West 46th Street - New York, NY            
B. Smith's on Restaurant Row serves a Global-Eclectic menu featuring B.'s interpretations of cuisines from around the globe. The bar is almost always bustling for happy hour with a hip multi-ethnic clientele including the theater crowd, business and entertainment executives, tourists, and viewers familiar with B. from her TV show and publications. This list also includes everyone from heads of state and captains of industry to artists, celebrities and the guy and gal next door. Sunday Brunch, served until 3pm, features a selection of gourmet omelets and Pan Scrambled Eggs, Sweet Potato Pancakes, French Toasted Butter Crackle Brioche and a Petrossian Smoked Salmon Platter.
    Sparks Steak House, North America
  210 East 46th Street - New York, NY           
Sparks Steak House was established in 1966 on East 18th street by brothers Pat and Mike Cetta. They turned Spark's Pub into steak house and in 1977 they moved it to its current location. Sparks' worldwide reputation for great steaks and fabulous wine cellar was assured in 2001 when the New York Post rated them "the greatest steak house in Manhattan". Sparks' wine list, with its incredible range and reasonable prices, has been awarded the Wine Spectator magazine's Grand Award every year since 1981.
    Park Avenue Bistro, North America
  377 Park Avenue South - New York, NY           
Park Avenue Bistro loft is available for private functions: Seats up to 30 guests. Perfect for: Corporate Luncheons, Closing dinners, Wine and Scotch tasting’s created by PAB, Rehearsal dinners and Birthdays
    Lincoln Ristorante, North America
  142 West 65th Street - New York, NY            
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The latest incarnation of famed restaurateur (and longtime Patina Restaurant Group CEO) Nick Valenti's commitment to bringing the ultimate in culinary experiences to the nation's leading cultural institutions. Lincoln combines high-concept design with the impeccable contemporary Italian cuisine of Chef Jonathan Benno. Valenti worked closely with the architectural firm of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro to create Lincoln's unique design featuring glass walls, signature sloping lawn roof and a spectacular view of the reflecting pool and the Henry Moore sculpture. The restaurant's environment is both comfortable and refined – with an open kitchen, bar, lounge, two dining rooms and private dining accommodations.
    Park Avenue Cafe, North America
  100 E. 63rd Street - (Park Ave.) - New York, NY           
Park Avenue Cafe offers a unique menu of innovative American cuisine from Chef Neil Murphy, a welcoming and informed service team, and an outstanding wine list at the corner of 63rd Street & Park Ave. on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. In fact, it was this winning combination that made leading food writer John Mariani exclaim, this is "One of the best dinners I've had in New York this year." The newly renovated restaurant is a wonderful setting to an exceptional meal, followed by unforgettably beautiful and delicious desserts by award-winning pastry chef Richard Leach.
    Austin's Steakhouse, North America
  8915 5th Ave - Brooklyn, NY           
Brooklyn's premier eclectic fine dining steakhouse, specializes in classic hearty fare of generous USDA Prime 21 day aged beef as well as fish, lobster, veal chops, lamb chops, pork chops, chicken and a 42 ounce porterhouse which is the house specialty for two people. The Menu is complemented by a wine list of 130 selections from California, Italy and Australia. We are "Professionals serving Professionals" with a commitment to excellence.
    Riverdale Garden, The, North America
  4576 Manhattan College Parkway - Bronx, NY            
The Riverdale Garden welcomes you with a comfortable fine dining experience in the tree-lined Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York. The restaurant features no-nonsense seasonal cuisine in a casual and elegant atmosphere, including a flower garden (for dining al fresco), terrace and a wood burning stove.
    Isabella's, North America
  359 Columbus Ave. - (77th Street) - New York, NY            
Isabella's has been hailed for over fifteen years as an "Upper West Side institution" by neighborhood regulars and serious diners alike. Once you walk through its doors, you'll immediately know you're somewhere special. Known for not only great food but for its reasonable prices and great service, Isabella's has earned its place among the must-do New York experiences.
Offering both creative renditions and dishes that are sure-to-please, Isabella's inventive Mediterranean cuisine melts perfectly with the quintessential Upper West Side setting, making it the ideal destination for any outing.
    Lea, North America
  230 Park Ave - New York, NY           
Lea, a 60 seat wine bar, reataurant-lounge adds an opulent quality of romance to Grand Central's typically professional ambiance. Behind dark wooden slats, nestled in the hollowed granite halls of the Helmsley building, Invoking a 19th century writer’s den of the romantic period, Lea is a seductive and secluded wine bar and lounge located near Grand Central.
    Aska, North America
  90 Wythe Avenue - Brooklyn, NY           
Aska, "Ashes", represents new and old, an ending and a beginning. Here, cooking is more than just a craft and chefs are constantly focusing on our ingredients. Vegetables and meats, fish and offal and weeds - all are valued equally. Aska chefs hand-pick the majority of produce served at the restaurant. All ingredients are sourced from humanely-raised animals, sustainable seafood, and local farms. Aska cooks with equal parts forward thinking and nostalgia. Aska always looks to our place in the Northeast while remembering its roots in Scandinavia, its traditions and its culture.
    Le Colonial, North America
  149 East 57th Street - (3rd-Lexington Aves.) - New York, NY           
NYC's noted upscale Vietnamese restaurant. Beauty, romance and spirit of French colonial Southeast.
    Porcão Ipanema, South America
  Rua Barão da Torre, 218 - Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
Após um bem sucedido choque de gestão iniciado em 1975, buscando a excelência no atendimento em churrascaria rodízio padrão, “O Jeito Porção de Servir” alcançou pleno êxito, após incessantes métodos de aperfeiçoamento ao longo dêsses anos. Os procedimentos adotados fizeram da marca, o maior e melhor complexo churrasqueiro do estado e um dos mais importantes do país, desenvolvendo "musculatura adequada" para ocupar lugar de destaque em outras cidades brasileiras. Ao todo, sete filiais, sendo quatro delas situadas na cidade do Rio de Janeiro.
Resenha da Filial Ipanema: Localizada à Rua Barão da Torre, 218 com capacidade para 300 pessoas, mantém altíssimo padrão para carnes e serviços: picanha, fraldinha, cupim, carneiro e baby beef de excelente sabor. Os turistas, principalmente, elogiam os cortes diferenciados de nossas carnes. Serviço de bufê com variedade de saladas, peixes nobres e pratos lights são igualmente serviços obedecendo ao padrão de qualidade da casa. Adega climatizada com 1500 garrafas de vinho de diversas procedências
    Aureole, North America
  34 E. 61st Street - (Park Madison-Aves.) - New York, NY             
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Charlie Palmer's unabashed, energetic signature Progressive American cuisine first took root in the original townhouse location of Aureole, where the chef made an early commitment to farm over factory food. Today, Aureole shines at the spectacular Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, the most environmentally advanced skyscraper in the world.
    Barolo Restaurant, North America
  398 West Broadway - New York, NY           
Walking down West Broadway, the main Avenue of New York's fashionable Soho district, among the fine boutiques and art galleries, you will notice the spacious front of Ristorante Barolo. Etablished in 1990, Barolo has crafted a reputation of excellence among a fashionable and discerning clientele, both locally and internationally. Ristorante Barolo is well known for some of the most exquisite and authentic Northern Italian cuisine, complemented by a prize winning wine list of over 1,200 selections.
    Ouest Restaurant, North America
  2315 Broadway - New York, NY           
Ouest is a contemporary American Bistro, highly regarded on the Upper West Side and citywide. Partners Tom Valenti and Godfrey Polistina have created an Oasis of fine dining and fine wines in a casual but sophisticated environment.
    Gramercy Tavern, North America
  422 West 20th Street - New York, NY            
A revival and renewal of the classic American tavern, Gramercy Tavern offers refined, seasonal American cuisine, warm hospitality and unparalleled service.
    Jane Restaurant, North America
  100 West Houston Street - New York, NY            
Exceptional cuisine, in an energetic yet intimate dining experience at palatable prices -- this is the vision of managing partner Jeffrey Lefcourt and chef/partner Glenn Harris. In the spring of 2001, this seasoned duo opened their doors, and Jane became the much-needed addition to the downtown culinary map, delivering a tantalizing mix of intriguing food, gracious service and sexy scenery
    BLT Fish Bistro, North America
  21 West 17th Street - New York, NY           
BLT Fish commemorates renowned Chef Laurent Tourondel's return to the sea, and the second in the BLT series of signature modern bistros. At BLT Fish he re-immerses himself in the deep blue waters of the Pacific and the Atlantic and brings to the surface of a Flatiron townhouse a New England-style fish shack on the first floor and a sophisticated third floor dining room designed to showcase sublime seafood.
The first floor is a relaxing seafood shack with exposed brick walls, white wainscoting, a staged raw bar, black and white photographs of seafarers and a blackboard at the helm highlighting seasonal raw bar specials and homemade pies. BLT Fish's third floor dining room is a much airier palette, taken from the interior of a shell. This is reflected in Walnut wood tables, muted suede covered walls, delicate bone china, royal blue and white Belle Cuisine pots of all sizes and a retractable glass rooftop giving way to the stars.
    Church Lounge, North America
  2 Sixth Ave. - (White Street) - New York, NY           
Located in the center of the hotel’s soaring atrium, the Church Lounge is the contemporary incarnation of the classic New York hotel bar. An intimate gathering place by day, and a downtown destination by night, Church Lounge TriBeCa’s long, glossy bar, plush armchairs, and softly glowing lighting provide the ultimate in sophisticated downtown socializing. From a classic American menu designed exclusively by Tribeca Grand chefs to some of the best signature cocktails New York City has to offer, the stylish Church Lounge provides guests with a flash of downtown city life at its best. Weekends keep up the pace with a leisurely buffet-style Grand Sunday Brunch, a brunch both New York City locals and hotel guests call their favorite.
    Morton's Steak House, North America
  551 5th Avenue - New York, NY            
Walking distance from Broadway Theaters, Times Square and Empire State Building. Grand Central Station and Rockefeller Plaza, as well as shopping on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue.
    Tribeca Grill, North America
  375 Greenwich Street - New York, NY
          
Tribeca Grill is co-owned by renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent and legendary actor Robert De Niro. It opened to much acclaim in 1990 and was instrumental in helping put the Tribeca neighborhood on the map. Its all-star roster of investors includes such luminaries as Bill Murray, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Lou Diamond Philips, Russell Simmons, Peter Max, Christopher Walken and Harvey & Bob Weinstein of Miramax Films. http://www.myriadrestaurantgroup.com
    Siri Mole, South America
  Rua Francisco Otaviano, 50 - Arpoador - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
O Siri Mole comandado pela Chef Ísis Rangel e por Agda Pereira, completa10 anos de sucesso em terras ipanemenses e considerado um dos melhores restaurante de cozinha brasileira da cidade. Acarajés, patas de caranguejo, sururu, moquecas de camarão e peixe, vatapás, são iguarias típicas da cozinha baiana que encantam clientes brasileiros em geral e turistas de todas as partes do mundo.
    Restaurante Deck, South America
  Rua Guilhermina de Almeida, 67 - Recreio dos Bandeirantes - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
Localizado no Recreio do Bandeirantes, em um ambiente glamouroso e aconchegante. o Deck Restaurante localizado à Rua Guilherme de Almeida, 67 Recreio dos Bandeirates e de propriedade do tow surfer Rodrigo Resende com os surfistas Leandro Migani e Úrsula Rollas, apresenta culinária internacional, com pratos bem refinados e preparados com requinte e bom gosto, propondo servir aos convivas uma culinária contemporânea de influência oriental com um toque de ousadia, como a moqueca asiática de camarão acrescida de crustáceos cozidos, peixe, vegetais e arroz de jasmim. Aproximadamente dez chás, incluindo os de folhas de bambu, finalizam um especial encontro com um dos principais restaurantes do momento.
    Aspargus Restaurante, South America
  Rua Senador Dantas, 74 - 17º andar - Centro - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
Localizado no Edifício das Seguradoras, no Centro do Rio de Janeiro, o Aspargus, dos sócios Ribamar Aragão e Evanir Sarruf, é um restaurante que dispõe de 150 lugares, de culinária contemporânea que tem na qualidade de seus produtos e serviços a sua principal característica. Sua decoração é assinada pelo arquiteto francês Gilles Jacquard. Por estar no 17º andar, proporciona aos visitantes uma ampla vista que abrange, além de prédios históricos do Centro do Rio, os arcos da Lapa e o Corcovado.
    Hansl, South America
  Rua Professor Júlio Lohman, 132 - Barra da Tijuca - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
O restaurante austríaco Hansl promove no inverno Festival de Fondue, tornando-se endereço tradicional e ponto de encontro dos apreciadores da culinária suíça e alemã. Outras opções apreciadas é o filé flambado no conhaque. Local com ambientação correta para um jantar a dois.
    Photochart Restaurante, South America
  Praça Santos Dumont, 31 - Gávea - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
O restaurante Photochart é o prazer da alta gastronomia em um ambiente agradável e sofisticado. Situado à entrada do Jockey Club, a casa está pronta a receber os apreciadores da boa comida internacional. Venha saborear a vista florida, apreciar o desfile dos cavalos antes de cada páreo e a decoração temática do mundo do turfe
    Porcão Ilha, South America
  Estrada do Galeão s/nº - Ilha do Governador - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
“Em 1975 o Grupo Porcão iniciou o que viria a se tornar um marco no mercado de churrascarias. Nosso serviço revolucionário promoveu tal melhoria , que os restaurantes Porcão se diferenciaram das outras churrascarias brasileiras. Além do crescimento de nossa marca, que a cada dia fica mais reconhecida e forte, o objetivo do Grupo Porcão é o de sempre manter o seu serviço único. O jeito Porcão de servir.”
    Churrascaria Vacaria do Sul, South America
  Estrada Niterói-Manilha - BR 101 - Km 26,5 - Itaboraí, RJ           
Qualidade e alto padrão de atendimento.