For those who want to celebrate Christmas away from home after two editions of the party in isolation caused by the pandemic, or even for those who want practicality, an alternative is to have supper in restaurants on the date.
To serve this public, different addresses in the capital of São Paulo open their doors this Saturday night, the 24th, and offer buffet dinners, to eat as much as you like, or with à la carte dishes. There are also places that offer a Christmas lunch on Sunday, the 25th.
These meals usually require a reservation. Therefore, the tip is to call the place to check the availability of tables and guarantee a spot before leaving home. Check below 15 places that offer Christmas dinner in São Paulo. And happy holidays.
The Beautiful Sintra
To celebrate Christmas, the Portuguese cuisine restaurant prepares a supper consisting of cover charge, starter, main course and dessert. The highlights of the menu are the turkey and the loin stuffed with sausage. Dinner costs BRL 750 per person, without drinks.
R. Bela Cintra, 2.325, Cerqueira César, west region, tel. (11) 3891-0740. Sat. (24).
The restaurant’s traditional Christmas dinner has a closed menu, costing R$480. There are three stages, with a starter, main course and dessert. To start, tenderloin rolls with mango and arugula, grilled scallop or salad are served. For the main course, there is turkey with risotto and raisins, grilled shrimp in champagne sauce and roasted ham with farofa and rice. A children’s menu costs R$140.
R. Manuel Guedes, 474, Itaim Bibi, west region, tel. (11) 3078-3445. Sat. (24). BRL 480 per person
The house, known for its fondues, serves a Christmas menu that includes a selection of typical cheeses and desserts. Among the main dishes, there is roasted whole turkey with prunes and port wine sauce and crackling pancetta stuffed with herbs and dried tomatoes. Juice, water and soda are included.
R. Itapimirum, 11, Morumbi, west region, tel. (11) 3501-9322. Sat. (24), from 21h. BRL 499 per person, children up to 3 years old do not pay, and from 4 to 9 pay 60% of the amount
To celebrate Christmas Eve, the house offers dinner for R$420 per person. Among the recipes are pistachio risotto with scallop crudo, turkey pithivier with glazed pumpkin and truffle sauce. To sweeten, there’s poached peach with lemon and basil sorbet.
R. Haddock Lobo, 1589, Cerqueira César, west region. Reservations by phone 3061-9543 or Instagram @restaurantecosi
On the Christmas menu, one of the highlights is chester accompanied by a chickpea salad with cod, a mix of green leaves with figs and a tropical salad. The meal starts with capeletti soup and includes salads, six types of pasta and side dishes such as fried polenta. The chicken al primo canto, the house’s flagship, is also part of it. There is also the option to include cuts of meat. Values range from R$ 198 to R$ 260 per person, and drinks and dessert are charged separately.
Av. Otto Baumgart, 500, Vila Guilherme, north region, tel. (11) 5555-2868 and (11) 99300-5492. Sat. (24). BRL 198 to BRL 260
The restaurant welcomes guests for supper on the 24th and lunch on the 25th, served at a buffet table. In it, there are traditional dishes, such as turkey marinated in white wine and roasted with farofa, options such as grilled lobster with ginger sauce, cold dishes, meat cuts and desserts. Drinks are included. Dinner costs BRL 790 per person and lunch, BRL 340.
R. Professor Azevedo Amaral, 70, Jardins, west region. Sat. (24) and Sun. (25). R$340 to R$790. Reservations by phone (11) 3016-5333 or (11) 98360-8257
The traditional carvery is part of the Christmas menu, which is accompanied by a table of salads and side dishes with themed recipes. Among them, chester, Greek rice, tender salad with pineapple, celery and lentils. It costs BRL 255 per person.
Trav. Casalbuono, 120, Vila Guilherme, north region, tel. (11) 2089-1736. Sat. (24), from 20h. BRL 255.other addresses at Fogodechao.com.br
To celebrate Christmas, the restaurant offers a special menu in four stages, for R$ 345. Duck breast, beef Wellington and scallop amuse-bouche are some of the dishes that make up supper on the 24th. R$ 495, has six steps. Both have vegetarian and vegan versions.
Largo do Arouche, 346, Centre. Sat. (24), from 19h. R$345 to R$495. Reservations by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The restaurant installed at the Blue Tree hotel offers a buffet dinner. The table is made up of a selection of salads, pâtés, cheeses, pastas and artisanal breads. Smoked chicken sausage, shoulder of lamb with dried fruit ragu, turkey cooked with herbs, roasted ham with mango chutney, french toast and pave are some of the recipes. It costs from R$ 250.
R. Peixoto Gomide, 707, Cerqueira César, west region, tel. (11) 3147-7000. Sat. (24), from 7:30 pm. BRL 250 per person
Recipes prepared for Christmas dinner at the luxurious restaurant are served à la carte. For starters, the suggestion is the gratin seafood casserole, for R$ 139. In the main section, choose between turkey with rice with dried fruits and red wine sauce with cherries (R$ 179) and shrimp in nantua sauce (BRL 249). To sweeten it, the Panettone Fasano comes with zabaione sauce in port wine (R$62).
R. Amauri, 275, Jardim Europa, west region, tel. (11) 3167-1575. Sat. (24), from 18h. Reservation is recommended
Renaissance Sao Paulo
The luxurious hotel close to Avenida Paulista has a Christmas program and supper in the form of a buffet, with classics such as tenderloin and roast turkey. For dessert, there are panettone and chocotone. It costs BRL 567 per person and includes beer, wine, sparkling wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Lunch the next day has different stations and a different menu, for R$455.
Al. Santos, 2233, Jardins, west region. Sat. (24), from 19h. BRL 455 to BRL 567; children up to 5 years old do not pay, from 6 to 12 years old pay 50% of the value. Reservations by tel. (11) 3069-2233 or 3069-2719; WhatsApp (11) 97607-6586 or email@example.com
The restaurant, which is pet friendly and has an outdoor area, serves a Christmas dinner with typical dishes such as ham, chester, turkey, loin with apples, smoked chicken sausage and pave. To accompany it, there is live music and a visit from Santa Claus. It costs BRL 235 per person and drinks are charged separately.
605 R. Texas, Brooklyn, South Region. Sat. (24), from 20h. BRL 235 per person; children up to 2 years old do not pay, and from 3 to 7 years old pay R$ 150
Christmas dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday will be served in a room with panoramic views on the 41st floor of the historic building. Supper works in a buffet format with recipes with an Italian accent. Among the options, salmon mezzaluna with citrus cream, turkey breast stuffed with dried fruits and shrimp in saffron cream. Prices range from R$790 to R$950 and include drinks. Lunch costs R$360.
Av. Ipiranga, 344, Center. Sat. (24) and Sun. (25). Reservations via WhatsApp (11) 2189-2940 or website terracoitalia.com.br. Sat. (24), from 19h. Sun. (25), from 12h. R$360 to R$950 per person. Children up to 6 years old do not pay, from 7 to 11 years old pay 50%
The new restaurant opens its doors on Saturday night to offer Christmas dinner, accompanied by live music and the participation of a Santa Claus. Dinner is buffet style and includes tables of breads, cold meats, fruits, salads, sushi, desserts and different dishes. Pernil, sausage, farofa, tenderloin, escalope, panettone and pavé are some of the recipes served.
R. Haddock Lobo, 1573, Jardins, west region. Reservations by phone (11) 3377-7733. From BRL 350 per person. Children up to 5 years old do not pay, from 6 to 10 pay 50%. from 20h
Zillis Bar Lounge and Restaurant
The place offers Christmas dinner in a three-course menu that includes starter, main course and dessert, plus alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, for R$350. rack of lamb au gratin in pistachio crust. The truffle-scented cheese mezzaluna is an option for non-meat eaters.
Av. Ibirapuera, 2927, Indianapolis, south region. Sat. (24), from 19h. BRL 350 per person; children from 3 to 11 years old: R$ 175. Reservations via WhatsApp (11) 5091-2339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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