Leblon's Rua Dias Ferreira is becoming a go-to street for foodies, and the upmarket bar-restaurant Brigite's is a major reason why. As one might expect in body-conscious Leblon, there's an emphasis on fresh, organic ingredients, and vegetarians fare well here with dishes such as goat cheese–stuffed risotto and hot tomato sauce. Meat, fish, and seafood lovers will find a lot to like, too. The octopus is a popular dish, as is the fresh pasta with a lamb ragout. The wine choices are extensive, and delicious, if pricey, cocktails can be enjoyed at the long balcony bar. Floor-to-ceiling plate-glass windows allow sunlight to flood Brigite's by day, and dim lighting creates a more atmospheric mood for after-dark drinking and dining.
- Address: Rua Dias Ferreira 247 A, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, 22431–050
- Phone: 021/2274–5590
- Location: Ipanema and Leblon