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    Quinta, South America

  Rua Luciano Gallet, 150 - Vargem Grande - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
Localizado em Vargem Grande em local silencioso cercado por vegetação bem cuidada o Restaurante Quinta, tem recebido excelentes recomendações dos principais gourmets da cidade pela excelência de sua cozinha. Apícius, nome respeitado pela mídia especializada é só elogios pela culinária do restaurante. Affonso Romona de Santana, também tece elogios infindáveis pela qualidade das iguarias servidas no local. Endereço perfeito para frequenta-lo com a família em qualquer dia da semana.
    Ricardo Steak House, North America
  2145 2nd Avenue - Harlem, NY             
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The concept of Ricardo Steakhouse was born when brothers Jimmy Mateus and Eddie Mateus teamed up to open a new kind of venue. The first generation New Yorkers, have always dreamt of owning a place where they could gather with friends and family. Since they had just completed a 5 story residential building with ground floor commercial space they thought "why not" SPAHA (Spanish Harlem). It was here the concept of Ricardo Steak House was born. They sensed New Yorkers were starting to re-embrace "comfort food"; but where could they offer the public something special, something new.
The idea was to combine the "Theater" open kitchen restaurant that is a showcase of the outbursting flavors of the angus steaks and house seasonings, with a warm sexy non traditional Steak House, in effect creating a "New World" Latino Steak House offering excellent, gourmet, healthy food at affordable prices. With its upscale spacious interior, exposed kitchen, long, sweeping bar/dining counter area, and open -air terrace, Ricardo Steak House has become one of the in demand restaurant-lounge in the community and a Tri-State destination, helping to further generate the already booming development and renaissance that is currently taking place in Spanish Harlem.
    Sequoia, North America
  Pier 17, South Street Seaport - (Fulton Street & East River) - New York, NY            
Breathtaking harbor and city skyline views complement Sequoia’s savory seafood menu and wooded nautical décor. During the warmer months enjoy delicious food at an outdoor table on the terrace. Sequoia offers three nautically – designed private dining rooms for special occasions featuring spectacular views of historic ships and the waterfront.
    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.”
    Fasano Al Mare, South America
  Av. Vieira Souto, 80 - Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
O restaurante Fasano Al Mare, idealizado por Rogério Fasano e Salvatore Loi, premiado chef do grupo Fasano, é o primeiro do grupo especializado em cozinha mediterrânea, focada especialmente em peixes e frutos do mar, executado pelo Mestre Luca Guzzoni, trazido diretamente da Enoteca Pinchiorri, em Florença, um três estrelas no Guia Michelin.
    Terzetto, South America
  Rua Jangadeiros, 28 - Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
O Restaurant Terzetto, inaugurado em 2005, está localizado em Ipanema, um dos bairros mais charmosos e tradicionais do Rio de Janeiro. A Casa oferece alta gastronomia italiana com toques de contemporaneidade. Receitas clássicas mescladas comcriatividade, ingredientes frescos e de qualidade, excelente atendimento e refinamento praticados no salão, fazem do restaurante um dos melhores da cidade
    Nam Thai, South America
  Rua Rainha Guilhermina, 95-B - Leblon - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
O médico carioca David Zisman, numa viagem de férias em 1994, provou a cozinha tailandesa. “Foi amor a primeira mordida”, diz. Abandoou a carreira de clinico e se lançou de corpo e alma na gastronomia. Após concluir um curso de cozinha asiática nos Estados Unidos, decidiu-se por abrir um restaurante. Local escolhido: Itaipava. Logo após a casa foi transferida para o Rio. Hoje, Zisman ,respeitado restauranteur, já abriu filial em São Paulo, tornando-se um habitual “freguês” da ponte aérea.
    Gendai Japanese Restaurant, South America
  Rua Nóbrega, 260 - Icaraí - Niterói, RJ           
O Gendai foi inaugurado em 1992 no Shopping Morumbi com uma proposta pioneira de uma loja de produtos japoneses fora do circuito comercial da Liberdade, onde um “sushi bar” ganhava destaque junto aos molhos orientais, bebidas importadas, utensílios de cozinha japonesa e outros produtos desta tradicional culinária.
Em 1994 foi concebido no mesmo shopping um fast-food de comida típica japonesa com aceitação imediata pelo público, devido a união de fatores que o novo conceito continha: agilidade no atendimento, preços acessíveis e qualidade.
A rede se expandiu com lojas próprias e a partir de 1996 adotou o sistema de franquia sendo desde então associada a ABF - Associação Brasileira de Franquia. Atualmente contamos com lojas em São Paulo (SP), Belo Horizonte (MG), Niterói (RJ) e em breve nas outras principais cidades do país.
    Locanda Della Mimosa, South America
   - Petrópolis, RJ           
Localizada em uma das regiões mais belas e tranqüilas da serra carioca, a Locanda della Mimosa integra toda a sofisticação e conforto de suas dependências à exuberante natureza local. Em seus seis quartos, é reproduzido o mais alto padrão de qualidade e conforto europeu, além da piscina, sauna, fitness center e um sala de chás. Tudo isso junto a um dos mais consagrado restaurante do Brasil.
    Water Club, The, North America
  East River - Between 28th and 32nd Street - New York, NY            
The Water Club serves wonderful classic American cuisine in a beautiful waterside setting against sweeping river views. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, lunch Tuesday through Saturday and an exceptional brunch on Sunday. A seasonal rooftop bar, The Crow’s Nest, sits atop the main dining room and features a moderately priced menu and refreshing drinks from mid-May through late September. The Water Club also has three private party rooms, a lounge with a wood burning fireplace, and piano music nightly in the dining room. The restaurant has complimentary valet parking in the private lot and the first floor is handicapped accessible.
    Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Bayside, North America
  39-40 Bell Blvd. - Bayside, NY           
Specializing in 21 day dry aged USDA Prime meats, Kobe beef, Australian lobster tails and offering a wide array of seafood and wines. Join us for our old world charm and impeccable service.
    The River Cafe, North America
  1 Water Street - (under the Brooklyn Bridge) - Brooklyn, NY            
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What began as the singular vision of Mr. O’Keeffe for an elegant waterfront restaurant took many years of lengthy negotiation with The City of New York before permission was granted to start construction. At the time, the notion of building a restaurant amid what was such an isolated and neglected part of New York seemed like a great risk. Since opening in May of 1977, however, The River Café has been the recipient of numerous awards including selection as one of the five best restaurants in New York by the French culinary guide “Gault Millau”. The restaurant will forever hold the distinction of being at the forefront of what has become the re-birth of the Brooklyn waterfront.
    Nick & Stef's Steakhouse, North America
  9 Penn Plaza - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY           
Voted "one of the Top 10 best steakhouses in New York City," Nick & Stef's is a masterful blend of ultra-stylish contemporary design and time-honored culinary artistry. Directly adjacent to Madison Square Garden on West 33rd St., it's the place to eat before and after concerts and games for succulent steaks, the freshest seafood and signature side dishes.
    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.
    Churrascaria Plataforma, North America
  316 W. 49th Street - (8th-9th Aves.) - New York, NY            
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Churrascaria is the name used to describe a restaurant that serves meat, mostly grilled, and Rodizio is a method of serving different cuts of meat that originated in the south of Brazil in the early 1800's.
The concept is to serve a wide variety of different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, etc., in succession, to each diner individually right at their table, thus there is not a traditional menu. The restaurant features a fixed-price continuous tableside service. In 1996, New York City was finally gifted with Plataforma Churrascaria: The authentic Brazilian Rodizio...enhancing even more the options this incredible city has to offer.
    Riverview Restaurant, North America
  2-01 50th Avenue - Long Island City, NY           
Riverview Restaurant commands the most spectacular views of New York City's skyline. Directly facing the United Nation with Citicorp Center, Trumps International Hotel and the Queensboro Bridge to the north and the Chrysler and Empire State Building to the south, Riverview is unmistakably, " A Room with a View".
    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.
    Citarella The Restaurant, North America
  1240 Sixth Ave. - (49th Street) - New York, NY           
"Citarella has been a part of New York for over 80 years. Our name is synonymous with freshness, quality and value. We have evolved from a small, neighborhood market to a top food destination in New York City and the Hamptons.
In a city that offers overwhelming variety, we proudly offer the largest selection of fresh seafood & aged prime meats along with prepared foods and gourmet groceries. While growing we have maintained our commitment to providing the best quality, value and service."
    Ponticello Ristorante, North America
  46-11 Broadway - (46th-47th Streets) - New York, NY           
Whether you’re in the mood for one of the classics or something a little different, you’ll always find it on our menu. Whatever you choose, you’ll find it an enchanting experience. Ponticello Ristorante is more than just an unforgettable dining experience, it’s a place where memories are made… first dates, birthdays, engagements, etc.
    Peter Luger Steak House, North America
  178 Broadway - Brooklyn, NY            
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Serving the finest steaks since 1887. The finest USDA PRIME meat available. The selection process is crucial and therefore is done only by members of the family who visit the wholesale markets on a daily basis. It begins with fresh sides of beef that usually come from the Midwest. The section of beef used is called the short loin. Only those cattle graded PRIME by the United States Agriculture Department are even considered. It is then important to examine the color, fat conformation and bones.
    Only if by Land, Two if by Sea, North America
  17 Barrow St. - New York, NY            
One if by Land, Two if by Sea is recognized as one of the city’s most romantic restaurants. Chef Gary Volkov’s American seasonal cuisine takes stage amid the delightful blend of cozy fireplaces, candlelit tables, fresh flowers and live piano music. From Tart of Wild Mushroom to Rack of Australian Lamb to Foie Gras and Braised Duck Terrine, Executive Chef Volkov woos diners with the fresh flavors and palate pleasing textures. With its history never far from reach, today’s diner can select a romantic red from the wine cellar housed deep within the building’s historic tunnels.
    Le Bar Bat, North America
  311 West 57th St. - New York, NY
          
Some come for our acclaimed Coastal Mediterranean cuisine. Others visit Providence take in the surroundings of the space that decades earlier was a landmark church, followed by a world-famous recording studio in which Hendrix, Sinatra, The Stones, Streisand and The Ramones created historic records. Still others frequent Providence to soak in the after work lounge vibe or to groove at one of the few remaining venues in the city where dinner and dancing are offered under one roof. http://www.lebarbat.com/
    Murals on 54, North America
  65 West 54th Street - New York, NY           
Murals on 54 boasts a warm and elegant interior where fine art and history unfolds. Designed by Pierre Court, the concept of the dining room was to accentuate the historic murals painted by Dean Cornwell in 1937. The colours in the murals are radiant against the light background and natural light enters the room from the opening of the large, existing street-side windows, which creates the feel of an open terrace or a sun deck on an ocean liner.
    Esch Café/La Casa del Habano, South America
  R. do Rosário, 107 - Centro - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
Esch Café consagrou-se como o bar, restaurante e tabacaria mais elegante do Rio de Janeiro - e com muitas razões para tanto. É o bar mais aconchegante para quem procura um ambiente sofisticado para relaxar depois do trabalho, com muito jazz e bons aperitivos. É, também, o restaurante ideal para almoços e jantares, com irresistível menu inovador, constantemente com novidades deliciosas. Esch Café é a sua escolha mais segura para momentos de fina descontração.
    Blue Fin, North America
  W Times Square Hotel - New York, NY            
The rave reviews keep coming for our Broadway debut in the W Times Square! Awarded two stars from the NY Times, NY Post, Daily News and Crain's, Blue Fin is a must-see (and eat) smash hit.
Featuring the talent of Executive Chef Eric Woods in a Yabu Pushelberg-designed setting in the W Times Square, Blue Fin oohs and aahs its audience with a prominent Raw Bar featuring shrimp, lobster, clams and oysters. The sushi menu serenades with the Chilean Sea Bass Roll with Sweet Miso Glaze and the Sesame Crusted Shrimp Roll with Orange Curry Sauce sharing the spotlight.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Jardineira Grill, South America
  Av. dos Bandeirantes, 1001 - Vila Olímpia - São Paulo, SP           
Uma das mais tradicionais casas de carne da cidade de São Paulo.
    Boox, South America
  Rua Barão da Torre, 368 - Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
Casa recém inaugurada com especialidades da cozinha italiana. Ravioloni de burrata e salmão com sementes de papoula estão entre os pratos mais solicitados da casa.