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“Awesome view, friendly staff”
Review of Claro

Claro
Ranked #1,420 of 4,456 Restaurants in Lisbon
Price range: US$77 - US$141
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We spent an afternoon in Caxias, and we were a little bit lost. By mere coincidence we went in the Carlo. We drunk a coffee and ate a croissant. The view was awesome and the lady who served us was very kind and helpful.

Thank Zsolt M
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We went here at the recommendation of our local wine shop back in London. It was a bit hard to find - it's inside a hotel and the easiest way to get there involves a 20 minute train out of Lisbon and then a ten minute walk along a narrow pavement next to a dual carriageway. Thankfully cabs are cheap in Lisbon so it was easy to get one back into town (circa €15).

Nevertheless we were very pleased with our decision to trek out. They have a lovely view of the river (probably better at lunchtime - not too much to see in the dark).

The tasting menu with matched wines was a hit. Every course was interesting and the wine pairings (all Portuguese wines) were fun and a different, but very well matched. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and we had a good chat about Portuguese wine - his English is great. He said he is studying for his Master Sommelier award, which is insanely difficult (watch the movie Somm - it's on Netflix). Very impressive!

The atmosphere was a bit lacking - we were the only couple in there that evening, and as mentioned the journey out was a bit trying. But otherwise a perfectly lovely evening. Recommended.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We were spoiled by Vitor Claro and his team. It is already the fifth time I had dinner there. Great ambiance to traditional food in a modern way of presenting the food. When you get the wine matching the food it becomes even better in experience.
Vitor Claro presented us his own wine Domino the produces him self. Just great!

I can definitely recommend this unique and charming place by the Sea.

1  Thank Benedikt C
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RestClaro, Gerente de relações públicas at Claro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Dear Benedikt,
thank you for your words and recommendation. We're glad we could give you a good experience here in our "new" restaurant.
We work every day to meet our clients expectations and it's very rewarding to have this feedback.
Hope to see you soon,
Claro

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Reviewed 11 January 2015

My first review without tasting food
Still curious about this chef/cook food but I can’t overpass certain minimum requirements like cleanliness of the place, service, friendliness of staff, etc
Obviously I had taste this chef food @ Mercado da Ribeira place and I had to return everything back to them.. They served me dishes with herbs (mint and coriander) that were rotten, and this is not acceptable, not even for the low-cost place like a canteen or a tavern
Now this place is grim, gloomy, dark, nasty and unpleasant. The service is run by a waiter alone in an almost full restaurant, that didn’t have time to welcome us or even talk to us properly. The tables we were waiting for were with dirt ashtrays and the place is so depressing (décor, light, atmosphere) that even if Gordon Ramsay or Robuchon were cooking there we weren’t staying.
So my review is not based on the food but based in all other aspects besides the food that don’t meet the minimum standards to open a place and ask to 50 to 100€ for a menu.
I will be available to return there and review my review asa the place make the adjustments I believe necessary to welcome customers and serve a meal.

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2  Thank bigfatmamma
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RestClaro, Gerente de relações públicas at Claro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Dear bigfatmamma,
We’re pleased to tell you that all the changes have been made, also in the decoration and we even have a new team.
We'd be delighted if you could visit us again and let us change your first impression.
Hope to see you soon,
Claro

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Reviewed 22 September 2014

We were there on a Saturday night at 9pm (Restaurant didn't open before) ... and found ourselves pretty much the only guests at least for an hour. Which explains the atmosphere comment .... the food, wine and staff were excellent, menu built with a story line, excellent choice of wines along the menu, very knowledgeable and professional waiter ..... clearly a recommendation for food and wine, if you are into a cozy romance dinner you might want to go elsewhere .....

Thank Jan S
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