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2090 Dunwoody Club Dr., Ste. 105 (Jett Ferry Rd.) Send to Phone
Taking over a difficult location in a suburban strip mall may be a challenge, but by focusing on authentic Portuguese cuisine, this newcomer could just find Atlantans eager to taste the real thing. Start at brunch to sample the unique flavors of this cuisine, then come back for more at dinner.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.

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: Cesar Janeira was born in Portugal but reared in the Portuguese community of Newark, New Jersey, where Portuguese restaurants flourish. With other members of his family, he has brought a taste of Portuguese cooking to Atlanta. Sunday brunch is a good time to taste a range of dishes. Start with a glass of chilled white Port splashed with tonic water and a slice of lime. Hope that the pink, juicy roast leg of lamb has been included in the day’s offerings. Picadinho, a dish of sautéed pork tenderloin with sausage, shrimp and Portuguese fried potatoes, offers a lot of flavor. So does the bacalhau a gomes de sa, based on traditional salted codfish with eggs and green peppers. We’ll be back for dinner, probably to get the picanha na tabura, a top sirloin for two for just $20. Dessert’s most authentic offering is the natas do ceu, for which cream and condensed milk are whipped to a fluffy consistency and flavored with coffee and crushed cookie crumbs. We hope for a future more focused on Portuguese dishes, such as açorda (seafood, tomatoes and garlic on moistened bread crumbs) and grilled sardines this summer.


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