After the tremendous success of Fenícios, this family business expanded and landed a second restaurant on the last floor of an office building. It may be hard to find the place, so I’ll give you some directions right away! In R. Castilho (close to Os Tibetanos and Cinemateca) find the grayish building with the number 14; then you need to go up a set of stairs under the arcades to find the 14C door. After that, take the elevator to the seventh floor. Finally, go left and it’s just at the end of the corridor.
The restaurant is quite cozy and it has a very large balcony with a great view over the city – similar to the one from Miradouro S. Pedro de Alcântara. Far away, to the right, you can even spot Castelo de S. Jorge! However, if you want a table there book or arrive early. And be aware that they only open for dinner.
The staff is fantastic: they listen to you and even help you pick a dish or a drink. They suggested their fresh orange juice with spices for me and I loved it! After we were done with the meal, the manager chatted with us for a little bit and told us that his mother was the head-chef for both restaurants and that all the recipes were a family secret. Enticing!
Overall, it’s a great experience to go to Fenícios (at Castilho or not). I will go back soon!