I will be traveling from New York to Lisbon with my boyfriend in a few weeks. We are in our mid 30s and like to explore good restaurants and bars. I am wondering what is the best neighborhood to stay in terms of proximity to restaurants, nightlife, cafes, shopping etc. we'd like to be able to walk outside and have some good options . Also, I am looking for some must-do restaurant recommendations local spots and local cuisine, not tourist traps- looking for good food/fun crowd/lively atmosphere - not looking for something formal or stuffy, but we want excellent food. Price is not really an issue but we don't need to go to the most expensive spots in the city
Also, we'll be spending 2 nights in Cascais so if anyone has any restaurant recommendations in that area let me know. Do you think the best bet would be to rent a car to go between Cascais and Lisbon?
Thanks in advance.