When it comes to fine dining in Lisbon, Belcanto leads the pack. Located inside a historic men’s club, the chef José Avillez–led restaurant is the only one in the city to have two Michelin stars. Settle into a booth at the back, and enjoy a tasting menu that consists of Avillez’s modern interpretations of Portuguese classics, such as sea bass served with seaweed and bivalves, and pork rind pudding topped with raspberry and wasabi sorbet.
Located in the buzzy Chiado neighborhood, Alma offers another take on the tasting menu. The stylish, Michelin-starred space offers a range of menus focusing on everything from seafood and traditional Portuguese cooking to fusion cuisine drawing on chef Henrique Sá Pessoa’s laps around the globe.
Barrio do Avillez
A multi-restaurant concept from Belcanto’s José Avillez, Barrio do Avillez features a more casual approach to Lisbon’s dining scene. The sprawling, light-filled restaurant features five separate dining areas, ranging from a gourmet deli for quick lunches to the sexy Beco, where diners can catch a cabaret while enjoying craft cocktails and a prix fixe menu.
Sky Bar at Tivoli
For inventive cocktails served alongside serious views of the city, head to Sky Bar. Located on the rooftop of the Tivoli Avenida da Liberdade, the recently revamped bar features just the right mix of buzzy energy (thanks in part to live music and a resident deejay) and laid-back atmosphere—making it one of the best places in the city to enjoy a sunset drink.