Bistro 100 Maneiras, Lisbon
Portugal 1200 466
Tel: 351 910 307 575
Concierge.com's insider take:
In October 2010, Bosnian-born chef Ljubomir Stanisic opened Bistro 100 Maneiras, which offers a more playful dining experience than the nearby 100 Maneiras restaurant that made him one of Portugal's most celebrated young culinary talents. Expect modern Portuguese classics with a dash of French and Yugoslav influence at this buzzing two-floor space in Chiado. The swank white wood–paneled interiors are lined with backlit vitrines showcasing old-fashioned Portuguese food products. Not to be outdone, the waitstaff is equally stylish, in olive green and gray uniforms by prominent fashion designer Aleksandar Protich. The menu includes a cheese and spinach pie, which is pretty tame compared with the "For the Brave" options for adventurous diners (sweetbreads, frog legs, and various small birds). Book a table on the nonsmoking floor upstairs, which has low ceilings, romantic alcoves, and views of the Tagus River. Be warned—reservations aren't easy to score.—Anja Mutić
Open Mondays through Fridays 12 pm to midnight, Saturdays 7:30 pm to midnight.