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Aquavit

#382 of 10,489 Restaurants in Brasilia
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SMLN, trecho 12 - conjunto 1, casa 5 | Jardim Botanico SMDB - Area Especial, Brasilia, Federal District 71.680-001, Brazil
556133664686
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Wed - Fri 20:30 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

This place is located on the edge of Brasilia´s Lake Paranoa. I went here with my husband for his birthday. It was a very special evening. We went for the Taster menu. A very stylish and elegant setting and really made for a romantic evening.

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Thank JennyWhitelockOz
Netherlands
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Although reserved by mail a table for the vegetarian version of the menu, which was approved, on arrival it became clear the chef did not record this. Improvisasion resulted in a small standart salad stript of the meat, one lovely shrimp, more an amuse, a very good soup and two pale dishes I could not finish due to lack of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

The service was uneven, the dishes as well - some good, some not that good. Coffee took 20 minutes to arrive, and was undrinkable. The rosquinhas with cinnamon and cardamom were great. The white bread was on some of the open sandwiches was stale.

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Thank 247Edison
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

No way to think the other way. Since the start to the end, one of the greatest views in a brasiliense restaurant. Very well trained staff and the amazing fusion between Scandinavian cook and Brazil center-west ingredients! A-MA-ZING!

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Thank Guidr
Brasilia, DF
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179 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Service was excellent, which is what matters the most. Food was good and creative, as any gourmet meal is suppossed to be. You must a reservation to be there, so make sure you give them a call some days in advance (you can make a reservation for dinner starting anytime you want, considering their working hours). I just believe that... More 

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Thank PaulaEstrada
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

Summary: great setting, great service, excellent food and wine, not cheap but perhaps a fair price considering the whole package. My wife and I dined at Aquavit in Feb. 2013. We arrived with some high expectations, having for years read about the restaurant and the chef's (Simon Lau Cederholm) highly-rated creative exploits in various sites and magazines. We were not... More 

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Thank UffeBrazil
Brasilia, Brazil
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

Ok, you go to a restaurant mainly for the food. And the food at Aquavit is simply the best one in Brasilia. Not only the taste, but the colours, the smell, the combination of ingredients. All this in a nice atmosphere, wonderful views. Not to go in a rush. You have the whole night. It is expensive, no doubts, but... More 

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Thank FernandoLyrio
Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Ok, the restaurant is excellent, i really agree with that. But i never would take a tourist to there... I really believe that if you are coming to Brasília you have better options than that (not talking about the food, but about the whole experience). You gonna pay A LOT an you gonna have a ambient too fancy for a... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Inventive culinary. The chef combines Brazilian ingredients with modern technics. The dishes are as beautiful as delicious. The ambient is wonderful and also has an incredible view from Paranoa’s Lake and the city. It’s far from city center and also expensive, but believe, it’s really worth.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 87 - US$ 117
Cuisine
Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Open Hours
Wednesday
20:30 - 00:00
Thursday
20:30 - 00:00
Friday
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SMLN, trecho 12 - conjunto 1, casa 5 | Jardim Botanico SMDB - Area Especial, Brasilia, Federal District 71.680-001, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  Federal District (DF)  >  Brasilia
  • Phone Number: 556133664686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?