Where to have dinner on New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve. It was in 2017 that I met one of the city’s most amazing restaurants: the Rib Beef & Wine. I had promised to talk about it last week and here it is. The restaurant is part of the Pestana Vintage Hotel, but you do not have to be guests to have dinner or have lunch there (although it is much more interesting to enjoy the whole experience).
As its name indicates, Rib Beef & Wine is a restaurant specialized in meat and wine, with a privileged location in the Riverside area of Porto. And if it is true that the meat – we ate the Tomahawk ribeye steak – is wonderful, so are the entrees, the sauces and even the different salts with which we can season the meat.
Also, the decor is impeccable and elegant. In shades of green, it is unpretentiously cozy and makes us feel like we are dining at a friends' house.
I do not drink wine, but the experience wasn’t less delicious because of it (although there are more than 100 types to choose from, for connoisseurs). The fusion of flavors, combined with a pleasant space and a refined aesthetic make Rib Beef & Wine a restaurant of choice. The menu is signed by chef Rui Martins and there was nothing, from the starters to the desserts, that was not absolutely delicious. I was very much a fan of the toasted bread butter, the meat croquettes with smoked onion sauce, the meat and of course the dessert, a parfait of port wine and chocolate mousse.
Also, the decor is perfect and elegant. In shades of green, it is unpretentiously cozy and makes us feel like we are dining at a friends’ house. There, time loses itself giving place to a plot of flavors from where it does not feel like leaving.
So if you still do not know where to have dinner on New Year’s Eve here’s a great suggestion. You will love the Rib Beef & Wine not only because the food is great and the staff is great, but also because it is one of those places that fill our stomach and soul.
RIB Beef & Wine
Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel
Praça da Ribeira, 1
To book a table: +351 966 273 822