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“A perfect example of style over (any) substance”
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Ranked #312 of 4,552 Restaurants in Lisbon
Price range: US$31 - US$49
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chiado & Carmo
Description: Set within one of the most up-market and iconic areas in Lisbon – Largo do Teatro S. Carlos, Chiado – it is located within a building of the Lisbon Patriarchy, given that the main wing of the restaurant is part of the old cloisters of the Convento da Igreja dos Mártires. Chiado is one of the busiest and most cosmopolitan areas in the capital and is a compulsory stop. Consisting of a main floor, across the building, and a mezzanine, the space features several distinct areas, a combination of architectural concepts absolutely unique. One of the striking features in the creative design of the restaurant is a 30-metre wall with three panes of black glass encased within the wall. They contain three large aquaria, populated with dozens of jellyfish that create an original effect with movement of dance and light.
Reviewed 9 June 2014

It may be where the beautiful people go, but certainly isn't where the beautiful service or food is.

I've just been on a foodie weekend to Lisbon and I have to say out of the five restaurants we visited, this was the biggest (and only) disappointment by a country mile - each of the other four eateries were absolutely superb - this was just 'vin ordinaire'..

The food wasn't actually that bad, (although I could have cooked every dish at home to a better standard) but by no means good or memorable, when compared to the service which was putting it simply, 'rubbish' - zero attention to detail, sloppy and inattentive.

The problem is, I think, that Largo has absolutely no soul which permeates right from the kitchen, to the bar to the waiting staff. No one seemed to care one iota - it was the sort of place that just wants your money. Not an ounce of enthusiasm - about as much as a starving mouse finding the only piece of cheese to eat is in a rather unpleasant looking trap.

Such a pity, as with firm direction and spirit from the top it could be so so much better. It needs a visit by Michel Roux or other luminary who would take it to pieces, but in a constructive way, and with a few firm tips and strong advice whip it into shape.

Until that happens don't even consider wasting your money, there are so many more really fine places to eat in Lisbon, which to me is a food lovers heaven.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Largo is a vert Nice restaurant. The atmosphere is really pleasant, everything is vert design but warm at the same Time. The service is excellent, our waiter was very Nice. (we sad it was a birthday week end and hé brought us a little cake with a candle !). Foot is very good and wine was perfect. Be careful of booking a table because it's apparently the place to be. My advice should be to go early if you want a quiet time at the beginning. The (very good) music is going louder and louder… and then you are ready for a crazy night !

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Thank JulieLND
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Daniela V, Proprietário at Largo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014
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Bom Dia,
em nome de toda a Equipa agradecemos as suas simpáticas palavras. Com os nossos melhores cumprimentos, Equipa do Largo.

Hi,
our team appreciate and thank you for your kind words. Best regards, Team of Largo.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

This was a recommendation for a special occasion dinner as Belcanto was fully booked. Well, food was just about average (we tried both fish and meat), special tartare was nothing special. Bellini cocktail was probably one of the worst ever. However, atmosphere and service were pretty good, not a wasted evening. Just don't expect too much.

Thank Oles
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Biooked a table for 20:30 arrived early and had a few cocktails, ushered to our table where the service was impeccable. The food served was of good quality, the wine reasonably priced. Would recommend the choice of desserts. The restaurant is situated a few minutes away from the massive escalator at the Baxai Chiado metro station. You can walk down the hill from the restaurant to the British Bar for a nightcap.

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Thank snei
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Daniela V, Proprietário at Largo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014
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Bom Dia,
em nome de toda a Equipa agradecemos as suas simpáticas palavras. Com os nossos melhores cumprimentos, Equipa do Largo.

Hi,
our team appreciate and thank you for your kind words. Best regards, Team of Largo.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The ambiance, décor and vibe of this restaurant is really unique and makes for a memorable dining experience. The food is really good and some of the menu options are really unique. Be sure to try one of the excellent gin drinks from the gin menu. I hope you will enjoy the dining experience as much as I enjoyed mine.

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Thank Fran K
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Daniela V, Equipa Largo at Largo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014
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Bom Dia,
em nome de toda a Equipa agradecemos as suas simpáticas palavras. Com os nossos melhores cumprimentos, Equipa do Largo.

Hi,
our team appreciate and thank you for your kind words. Best regards, Team of Largo.

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