Fodor's Expert Review 100 Maneiras
In a cozy, all-white space, Serbian-born Ljubomir Stanisic offers one of Lisbon's most stimulating tasting menus, changing every six weeks. Book a table at this 30-seat restaurant, sit back and enjoy nine creative, often playful starter-size dishes, like the Estendal do Bairro (neighborhood clothesline): bacalhau chips hung up like drying linens. Others might include sea urchin and crab crème brûlée; confit of pork shoulder with creamy beet polenta, clams, delicate pickles, and baby vegetables; and prawn head with lime and garlic mayo, prawn olive oil, and the North African spice mix ras el hanout. It's not cheap—€60 gets you the tasting menu, while an extra €35 includes the standard wine pairings and €60 more gets the deluxe pairings—but as a special-occasion restaurant it's hard to beat. Chef Ljubo also runs lively Bistro 100 Maneiras at nearby Largo de Trindade 9, whose globe-spanning menu includes Serbian dishes. The two venues share a phone; when reserving, make clear which you want.
Rua do Teixeira 35
Lisbon, Lisbon 1200-459, Portugal