Macau's casino boom years were still to come when renowned French chef Joel Robuchon opened his first restaurant here in 2001. Today his foresight seems brilliant, and despite stiff competition this remains one of the best restaurants in town. Now ensconced on top of the Grand Lisboa, in a glass dome offering great views of the city, it's an excellent choice for a splurge, with past dishes on the seasonal menu ranging from grilled Kagoshima beef with shallots simmered in red wine and served with potato soufflé, to duck breast and foie gras cooked in rock salt with pepper in a reduction of seasonal fruits. The wine list's 8,000 labels is among the best in town, and trolleys laden with cheese, desserts, and after-dinner drinks will tempt even die-hards to throw diets out the window. I also like coming for lunch, when a set menu gives choices from a limited menu and light streaming through the airy dome makes it seem like you're dining in a whimsical birdcage.
Robuchon au Dôme
Grand Lisboa, 43rd floor of Lisboa Tower, Avenida da Amizade
Our Rating Neighborhood Near Downtown Hours Daily noon–2:30pm and 6:30–10:30pm (last order) Transportation Bus: 2A, 3, 3A, 7A, 8, 10, 10A, 10B,11, 12, 21A, 22, 23, 25, 26A, 28A, 32, 33, 50, MT1, MT2, N1A, or N2 Phone 853/8803-7878 Prices Main dishes MOP$580–MOP$1,280, set dinners MOP$1,588–MOP$2,288, set lunches MOP$458–MOP$688 Cuisine Type French Web site Robuchon au Dôme
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