Santo Antonio da Alfama
Tucked away up the stairs from the Travessa Terreiro do Trigo and down the San Miguel alley is the restaurant Santo Antonio de Alfama. The three-floored restaurant is done in glamorous cinema-style, with wood wainscoting, red velvet seats, stage lights, and black and white photos of famous actors and singers. Meals begin with complimentary deep fried potato skins with aioli. The best deal is to order a round of starters to share, such as mushrooms stuffed with Gorgonzola, whitebait fried in batter, and breaded brie with raspberry jam. In nice weather, sit on the terrace overgrown with grape vines.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.