A Carioca version of the São Paulo classic, the Rio Astor has two straightaway advantages: it sits on a magical city corner, at the start of Ipanema, just across from the beach, and it has a wide, airy terrace. From there, visitors delight in its drink menu (one of the city’s most complete) as waiters scurry hither and yon, at cocktail hour, serving draft beers, which are called chopps and which somehow taste creamier here. The Astor also features a wide-ranging menu that updates Brazilian classics with unusual ingredients and more ambitious presentations of standards like arroz com feijão. The entire mix translates to one of Rio’s winningest combo of bar-rail and white tablecloth venue.
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Av. Vieira Souto, 110 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22420-002, Brazil
+55 21 2523-0085
Sun 12pm - 10pm
Mon - Wed 6pm - 1am
Thur 6pm - 2am
Fri 1pm - 3am
Sat 12pm - 3am