Bossa Nova (CLOSED)
Time Out says
Although Bossa Nova is off the beaten track and lacks a sign, locals have found their way to this very hip, eclectically appointed and quite tasty bit of Rio in the city. It's popular for its nightly namesake music as well as for its refreshing take on Brazilian food. Plantain chips and salsa verde get things started while you sip a caipirinha and await the soccer uniform-clad waitstaff to usher out such delicacies as shellfish stew with coconut milk, seasoned lamb tenderloin, and grilled T-bone big enough for two.