About Brazil Grill
WELCOME TO BRAZIL GRILL
Come & enjoy Portland"s Best Value in fine dining while experiencing Oregon's FIRST authentic Brazilian Steakhouse or "Churrascaria".
Our reasonable, fixed price menu means you get to select from our freshly made, Brazilian-inspired salad & side bar, which includes vegetarian & gluten free items.
Our traditional "stop-go" system allows you to decide when you are ready for you next course, by turning the disc on your table from red to green.
Skewers of deliciously seasoned, rotisserie meats are then carved at your table by roving gauchos eager to please your palate. YUM! Save room for our cinnamon-sugar roasted pineapple at the end of the meat rotation. If you like pineapple you will think you've died & gone to heaven! SO GOOD! We also offer desserts, a full bar menu specializing in Brazilian cocktails, wines & brews. So come in, relax, celebrate the day with a "Caipirinha" Brazilian national drink & DINE LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: From Monday through Friday 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM.
Saturday and Sunday 3:30 PM - 9:30 PM
SW Jefferson & SW Main
$31 to $50
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Parking lot behind the restaurant includes handicapped parking spaces as well as the adjoining lot behind the cosmotology school. Street parking in front of the restaurant and across the street.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Welcome to Brazil Grill. Oregon’s first authentic Brazilian Steakhouse! Family Owned and Operated. Downtown Portland’s Best Value in Fine Dining. The restaurant is available for private functions Monday-Friday
Brazil Grill Ratings and Reviews
The food is very good, but I cannot eat that much food so I don't really think I get $39.99 worth of food. Not everyone can eat like that. I wish they had a lighter side that wasn't just the salad bar.
We had a most enjoyable evening....our friends were first time visitors and they were completely bowled over! The food was so delicious (my favorite...the mustard glazed sirloin, superb!) and the staff was super. We have another evening planned to experience it all over again in a few weeks...can't wait!
Fun and different dining experience
The restaurant was smaller than I expected. It was nice, clean, and comfortable, but not particularly unique or "Brazilian" in any way. I suppose I was expecting something a little more lavish, with more of an exotic flair. The meat selections are the draw for The Brazil Grill, since that is the unique experience they provide, and the meat selections are excellent. This is a great way to experience a variety of meat choices, including beef, chicken, lamb, ham, and shrimp. The one non-meat item that you must NOT miss is the rotisserie-grilled pineapple! Oh, my, there is no need for a dessert menu after this little gem. Unfortunately, the accompanying salad bar is, in my opinion, a disappointment. It is small, with selections that aren't particularly unique or interesting. It seems like an afterthought. The menu offers two options, salad bar only and the full experience (salad bar + meats). The full experience is expensive, but this is to be expected for such a unique style of dining. The salad bar only, however, is severely overpriced, given its mediocrity.
Our group was well attended, they staff ...
Our group was well attended, they staff treated us with respect, humor, laughter and excellent advise and conversation!! We loved the experience and WILL definitely be back!!
Calling all meat eaters!
If you love meat you will have to try this place. I had steak, chicken, pork, shrimp and more! They also have pineapple with cinnamon and sugar which is the perfect dessert with vanilla ice cream!
Maybe we caught them on an off night, bu ...
Maybe we caught them on an off night, but the meats weren't very flavorful. Their signature dish, Culotte, was quite good, but everything else tasted bland. The charbroiling from the rotisserie offered a nice flavor but the meats themselves tasted like they had not been marinated long enough. The salads and side dishes were also very lack luster. The drinks from the bar were also taking 20+ minutes to arrive, so maybe they really were having an off night. If it wasn't so outrageously expensive I might have rated it a little higher but when I spend $150 on dinner for 2 adults and a child, I expect to be impressed, not underwhelmed.
Service was awesome as as the food.we en ...
Service was awesome as as the food.we enjoyed the experience and would recommend this place to friends and family .
A lot of meat
Before I made the reservation I read several reviews. There were so many that said "romantic". "Nice ambiance". But on the contrary, it was very loud and not romantic at all. A few parties going on. And big groups with kids. Could hardly hear what they were offering when they came to our table. We tried everything. The shrimp was hard to eat with the shell on and was overcooked. Anything that was wrapped in bacon, tasted like bacon. I was looking forward to the bacon wrapped tenderloin. My favorite cut of meat. But was disappointed that it tasted like a big thick piece of bacon. On the flip side, the meat was delicious! The service was outstanding and very friendly. But unfortunately this isn't the restaurant for me.
Way to expensive
For a place that cost as much as it did the atmosphere should be way better. The food was very dry from them recooking it all the time.
It was for my graduation dinner celebration
We came here for my graduation dinner celebration. When my party of 7 arrived, we were seated in less than five minutes (we had a reservation). We were seated right in the middle of the restaurant in a booth. But, we were comfortable, and we could all still hear each other although the noise level was pretty high. Positives: All the steak, lamb, shrimp and pork were delicious. The chicken was on the dry side, but still flavorful, especially the bacon wrapped chicken. My son's favorite was the cinnamon roasted pineapple; “this was yummy!” All of the desserts tasted wonderful. Negatives: They forgot about our beef empanada and chicken hearts order. We had to ask about it a few times. The drinks are on the pricey side, and not enough alcohol in them.
Great and delicious food
The food here is fresh and just keeps on coming out as long as you are still hungry. The sauces and spices on the meat items are not strong or overpowering. The meat was served hot and juicy. Waitstaff is quite attentive and pleasant.
The many,many entrees that were brought ...
The many,many entrees that were brought to the table were anywhere from good to very good. The portions were outstanding and the staff was very courteous. Very extensive salad bar. Definitely worth the $39.95 per person.
Not for light eaters
Brazil Grill is not for light eaters; when you visit, you'd better be hungry so you get your money's worth of high-end meat. Wise customers know to go easy on the all-you-can-eat salad bar, saving room for the meat on skewers, which include lamb, bacon-wrapped chicken, pork, shrimp and beef selections. Dinners are best finished up with the broiled pineapple. A full bar complements the meal, as mixed drinks, wine, or even Brazilian soft drinks are available. It's a bit pricey, but it makes for a very memorable and very fast dinner.
Excellent service and despite full house ...
Excellent service and despite full house very attentive. Food is very good. Salad bar a bit small but with high quality dishes and ingredients.
I have been told many times that the Brazil grill is the place to eat if you want meat! I finally went and I have to say it was fantastic! I am a hard core meat eater and I even ate the salad bar which was wonderful as well!
A little more intimate and a lot more relaxed than Fogo. Also, $15 less per person. Reservations are almost always available with an hour or so of arrival.
We had a wonderful time in this restaurant. Food was great, servers were absolutely nice, and a quiet ambience. We've tried other Brazilian grills which were much more expensive (menu and mainly alcohols), and Brazil Grill was cheaper and as good as them. Only the buffet is smaller at Brazil Grill. That's definitely the best Brazilian grill on Portland.
Great food and service. Salad bar is perfectly fresh, and constantly refreshed. The meats are all beautifully cooked and served hot. The servers seem to genuinely enjoy their work, and are highly attentive.
The more I think about it!
We have eaten at Brazil Grill several times usually for somebodies birthday. The more I think about it the more I am beginning to feel it is overpriced. I can eat enough food to justify $40.00 a head. I can get just as filled you with a steak or a rack of ribs for around $25 - $30 a head. Just saying. In the future I will be steering my family towards other places for birthday dinners.
Best Brazilian Restaurant
Second time here. As first time, friendly staff, fast service, best food. No hidden charges, straight forward. Server brings new plates very often, which is very nice of them. Will come again for sure!!!
Overpriced mediocre food
Food was not great. Tri tip was ok. Salad bar was cheap in both quality and aesthetics. Not worth the money. Wouldn't recommend.
the dinner was excellent. However we ex ...
the dinner was excellent. However we expected to be charged the fixted meal deal many of the top restaurants were doing in March. they presented our bill which included the full bore price. I should have realized something was amiss when I saw so few customers that evening. Jerry
We had such a wonderful time! We'll be going back. Loved that we could try so many great treating items in one stop.
Close... but no cigar
Not sure what I was expecting but I went in with high hopes. Overall the atmosphere was fun and loud, and I enjoyed it. The manager called me to confirm we were still coming, and they held our table when we were a few minutes late (thanks!). It fell apart with the food. They brought out the cheap stuff first (chicken legs, chicken hearts, sausage, etc.), which I sort of expected... but we never really got any tri-tip, filet, or steak of any kind without waving someone down with effort. And the slices were skimpy at best. Kind of laughed about it at first but it started to get annoying quickly. And one of our friends about lost her mind... and not much sympathy from the staff... okay, got it, you're busy. The drinks were good but overpriced.. (dug the Caipirinha.. refreshing!) but since you're downtown I guess you can expect a bump. Left there down about $70+ per person (1/3 of that was alcohol). My buddy frequents Fogo de Chao and tells me it's a much better value and experience than Brazil Grill. We'll try it out next time and see if we like it. Probably won't be back here though, sorry.
Meat lovers dream
I was recommended to another Brazilian place by a coworker but chose the Brazil Grill instead. We were not disappointed. The staff was attentive but not hovering. I got a free dessert(I chose Panna Cotta) for my birthday and it was fabulous. We will be returning soon with friends.
Good place for grill meats.
Good place for grill meats.
Food was great, the service on the other hand was horrible. We had to ask for food and drink MULITPLE times before it would show up. We finally left after asking for drinks four times to our waiter and still they never showed up. This was our first and last visit.
I brought a friend who had never been to the restaurant before for her retirement. She had a wonderful evening to remember for years to come due to the attentive staff. She enjoyed the food and the servers who gave her their best wishes on her retirement. She found herself trying foods that she might not otherwise and to her delight, she liked them. Thank you everyone for assisting us. We had a delightful time.
Best meat in town
This was my second dining experience at the Brazil Grill and it did not disappoint. The meat is cooked perfectly and the pineapple is one of the best things I have ever tasted. Their service is impeccable. We were there celebrating my in-laws 48th wedding anniversary and they gave free dessert, which we couldn't eat, we were so full, but we took it to go. Everything was DELICIOUS!
Excellent food and extremely attentive service!
My wife and I love this place. First, if you are not a carnivore, skip this place. It is all about rotating meats, cooked very well. Also, the grilled pineapple is amazing. If you have a large appetite, even better! They keep serving you until you are stuffed. My personal favorites are the culotte, lamb, chicken hearts and pineapple. But, there is a large enough variety to satisfy almost any meat lover.
BRAZIL GRILL: QUITE A THRILL FOR 50TH
The BRAZIL GRILL is a great spot for ethnic dining. My husband and I chose it for the unusual and tasteful food from Brazil and the fact that the gouchos helped everyone with their skewered selections. The salad bar was unusual and delicious. Several guests had excellent soup, and the polenta appetizers were amazing. Talking later with our guests, they shared that the presentation was fantastic. The one possible change, was the long table, making it hard for conversation. A round table or an alcove might have been easier as we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. The flavor of the food was fantastic and the pineapple was especially good. Thank you for everything!
few $$ less
food not as expected and we didn't have much to eat since mostly chicken thighs, ham, sausage & pineapple were being served. beef, pork & lamb weren't served until later and we decided to leave.
First time visit
Mid week was great...restaurant was less than full....service was excellent and the staff was great to interact with and really made the experience in my opinion. Food was cooked excellent and atmosphere was very pleasant. Definitely use the stop bottom to give yourself some time between bites! We went back for seconds on several items...you gotta try the pineapple!
The food was excellent
The food was excellent
Had a good time, food was good and drinks were great. i recommend trying to get early reservations. Really good salad bar.
Lots of Options
Went for Valentines day and we had such a good time, The service was perfect, and the options just kept coming. One of the best parts is there is something for everyone. We enjoyed the fact that the servers come around frequently enough that you don't stuff yourself right away and can try a little bit of everything then get more of the things you liked best.
We love Brazil Grill and have been coming here once or twice a year for special occasions for several years. We always bring groups of our friends and have a great time! The food is amazing. The best time to come is when it is busy, since the food flows better and is fresher then. If there's anything you want to try, ask your host and they'll send it right on over! My favorites are the beer-marinated chicken legs; the lamb; and the pineapple for sure - the guys at my table loved the mustard beef. The pineapple is a huge win always. Their drinks are really excellent, too. The restaurant is a little spendier than our usual for dinner, but the value is hugely worth it and the quality is just lovely, especially since it is all-you-can-eat of everything, salad bar and seafood and grill (and you can stay as long as you like). Go! Enjoy!
We visited Brazil Grill for the first time on Valentine's Day! What a fun & different experience. The waiting service was excellent and always made us feel welcomed. Was almost like going to a friends house for dinner. Food was great. Salad bar had such a variety and wonderful soups. More food than we could handle. Wine was very pleasing & the stroganoff was to die for! All the meats were enjoyable and loved the grilled pineapple! Had a fantastic time!
Valentine's Day dinner
My boyfriend and I had our Valentine's Day dinner here. The host brought a rose to the table once we were seated. It was a nice touch. Dinner was great and we really enjoyed our meal. Everyone was helpful and polite. Will definitely return.
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