Why choose it: One of the main addresses of Rio de Janeiro’s economic, political and cultural elite, Leblon is a trendy neighborhood in the southern part of the city, between the Atlantic Ocean and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Among the sophisticated options of its streets leading to the most famous beaches of Brazil, there is a center of haute cuisine, home of the Giuseppe Grill, specialized in the preparation of prime cuts of meat of authenticated origin. The restaurant, owned by the Best Fork group, is a favorite of executives, who often fill its 100 seats.
Business tips: The star of the menu is the short rib, a bone-in cut, along with the core of the chuck. The restaurant offers other cuts of Japanese wagyu beef, and fish and seafood options are also available. The dining room is decorated with paintings of bulls by artists such as Rubens Gerchman. At the tables, the cutlery holders are in the shape of pigs, a knick-knack sold by the house.
Average cost per person (without drinks) R$400 (USD 80).
Address: Avenida Bartolomeu Mitre, 370, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - RJ