Opened since 2012 on Rua Dias Ferreira, one of Rio's most gastronomic streets, Brigite's is the third restaurant owned by Ana Carolina Gayoso and Beatriz Stewart, already at the head of the famous Sushi Leblon and Zuka, both also in Leblon.
The address will seduce you with its deceptively colonial decor, white wooden floor, and large festive bar on the ground floor, which draws crowds from the early evening, as well as the much quieter loft upstairs. In the kitchen, Kiko Faria concocts a ‘bistronomic' menu a combination of bistro and gastronomy on a Mediterranean and Italian theme. Among the best dishes: the Namoradoem Crosta Marrone, an absolutely delicious cashew-crusted fish; traditional filet mignon with potatoes and asparagus; and for dessert, the chocolate soufflé.
The house is also famous for its cocktails by bartender Leonardo Pereira, aka ‘Black Leo'.
Rua Dias Ferreira, 247 a
Rio de Janeiro 22431-050
+55 (0)21 2274 5590
Menu: around R$ 125