Ekko de Brasil
Ekko de Brasil

Ekko de Brasil

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://ekkorestaurantgatineau.com/
  • Phone: 8192053556x
  • Hours of Operation:
    lundi - vendredi: 17h - 23h, samedi & dimanche: 16h0 23h


    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Ekko de Brasil peut accommodé des groupes de 2 à 150 personnes


    Ekko de Brasil can accommodate groups of 2 to 150 people

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. Louis
  • Public Transit: à la porte


    directly at the door
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: à la porte
    directly at the door
A word from Ekko de Brasil
Ekko de Brasil.....la churrascaria authentique de la région de la Capitale Nationale. Notre restaurant est spécialisé dans l"art de la grillade des viandes à feu ouvert, se distinguant avec un service de viande servi sur broche directement à votre table par nos cowboys brésiliens.



Ekko de Brasil....the only authentic churrascaria in the National Capital region. Our restaurant specializes in the art of grilling meats on an open fire. Our brazilian cowbows will come directly to your table and offer you a variety of ten different meats.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Ekko de Brasil reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (32)special occasion (23)neighborhood gem (9)romantic (7)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (5)fit for foodies (5)late-night find (4)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food and the fresh meat is simply exquisite. i highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • super!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    La bouffe est bonne, l'ambiance est agréable et la musique fait que l'on se sent au Brésil. Les viandes sont succulente. Par contre pour les gens qui préféreraient leurs viandes très cuites... Je ne vous conseil pas ce restaurant. Mais personnellement je n'ai rien à dire de négatif
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect place for groups
    CATSIM
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were 4 people and we enjoy the dinner. The services was excellent and the atmosphere agreable. This is the type of restuarant to go in groups. Regarding the food, it was fine but not outstanding. This was interesting for the experience and I would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bring your own Wine
    JeffS
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    ...And appetite! This is a fun place to dine and the meat just keeps coming!! All Good!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Que Saudade!
    saudadedobrasil
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband and I lived in Brazil over 20 years ago. We were thrilled to re-experience the authentic churrrasqueria here in Canada, something we have wanted to do for a long time. The restaurant met our expectations in every way, including the attentive service, the amazing buffet and the succulent meats which just kept coming! Our rookie family members loved it! Being able to take our own wine and beer is a welcome perk too! We will be back, like an echo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fam5
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was good but cold in the buffet, service was good but not the best where we were sitting
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Chiqui
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The foods were excellent, friendly service and reasonable price. I will definitely come back again and for sure will recommend Ekko de Brazil.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    Foodisgreat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I expected much more than I got. We went as a group of 8 around 9pm on a sat night. Food in buffet was soggy as if it was siting there all day. Meats took forever to come around to us and we barely saw chicken. Once. They were not busy so it seemed like they were not bothering to cook much rather just give us scraps leftover. We had to pick up our own dishes Bc the server barely came around and we wanted clean dishes. I expected some entertainment. No show. Nothing like copa cabana in niagra. Definetly wil not go back to Gatineau location ever.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place!
    Robert
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I am not going to say it was the best Brazilian BBQ I have ever had, but for the price they charged it was good. The service was great, very friendly and prompt...The only complaint I had was the selection on the bar, but they were right there with the meats, and lets face it, that is why you go there anyway...I would recommend this place for special occasions but remember to bring your own wine or beer if you would like to drink alcohol.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food with Hugh prices
    Fooddiva
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Really disappointed we wasted our money! Food was ok service was slow but servers were friendly...definitely not worth the money we spent! Don't go!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ekko de Brazil
    Jdprince
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Despite dinning at Ekko de Brazil the day Brazil got shellacked 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup, the ambiance was bright and cheery. We were greeted by a lovely hostess right away and shown to our table. The restaurant itself was painted in vibrant colours and very nicely decorated, just enough nick nacks to be interesting but not too much to be gaudy. The salad bar was full and nicely stocked with variety of veggies, rices and different bread treats. Onto the meat! This is what we went for. Wave after wave of different selections of meats, from bacon wrapped chicken to a delicious roast. I liked some more then others but interestingly enough everyone at the table had there different favorite. Location was on Greber in Gatineau.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmosphere good, food good but...
    LoveFood
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We came with a table full and no meat made it down to the end of our table, even with the green circle up. I paid 25 dollars for 4 very small pieces of meat. Was disappointed in that and how long it took to get clean plates. The dinning room wasn't full either.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    Jack
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great place for dinning wether it be for a birthday or anniversary. I give the taste and quality a perfect score perfect that's what it was. Servers were kind and helpful. Definitely a great place to try at least once.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    luv2dine75
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I love this restaurant and the concept. It has a great atmosphere, staff are very friendly and The food was great I cant wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food.
    SteveR
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent food and set up. What I didn't like is how they seem to charge for everything, ex: coffee is not included and for a regular cup of coffee, it's rather expensive. The surprise was that you have to pay an additional $10/person for those birthday ceremony i.e a cheap mini cake, a Brazilian hat and the staff singing. This, in an age where most restaurants do it for free and it's not even anything special; needless to say, it felt like a rip off!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining experience!
    minac
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great food and atmosphere. Will certainly return! A great new discovery for us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LA45
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Premiere visite pour mes enfants, 11 ans et 17 ans, ils ont adoré leur expérience à votre restaurent. Merci!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food when finally arrives
    Yumm
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    No complains about the food, just took too long to receive the meat. Waiters a Need to be much more observant for the green cards or they should change the display of green card. At some resorts they have the card displayed higher and more noticeable
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent concept!
    MamaJ
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    It was our first time at this restaurant, the food was delicious, service and ambiance was A+ for my husband and I and we loved how we got to sample all the wonderful different meats they served. One tiny thing that should change but wasn't all that bad is adding another server for the meats, so that everyone can sample all the meats faster and less chance of missing a table. Other than that, this has become one of our favorite restaurant. A must try !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • below expectations
    Tony
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I m familiar with Brazilian resturants. This one is way below my expectations with Brazilian resturants. The service is very slow and they pass by your table without serving you. The food is not tasty at all. I don't see why I paid 35 dollars plus tax plus tip for just samples. You have to bring your own drinks.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great staff
    Vango62
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We arrived 30 minutes earlier and we were promptly seated, no fuss. Waiters were very nice, friendly and accommodating. They made the occasion a nice outing for my family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could be good
    Kiki79
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Went on a Wednesday night. Service was very slow. We've been to other Brazilian Grill Houses before and there was always lots of meat being brought around so your plate was often full. Here my plate was empty a lot. I'm hoping it was because it a Wednesday maybe on the weekend it would be better
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very sad mother day indeed.
    Vical
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We visited on mother's day, two adults two children. We've originally booked via opentable and that seemed to be a contentious point for them. We were given a table outside of the server area. He did not really take care of us and whenever we needed anything it was self-serve. Out of the 14 meats claimed, all that we could get was uncooked chicken drumstick and sometime cooked one. We called in another waiter to ask if there would be anything else and we receive, yes more uncooked chicken. I asked the young man serving if there would be anything else, we were told not really as they did not have anything cooked in the other meats. After another 30 mins we were presented with a piece of burnt something. Called the mgr without success
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    Marielle
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    My boyfriend and I really loved the food and it was a verygreat experience. We will recomand that place to everyone who loves good food... and especially good meats ! Thanks for our romantic night and we will definitely come back !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the Ekko de Brasil reviews archive.
  • Interesting
    eat2live
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The restaurant is nice in terms of decor. I enjoyed the salad bar. What I didn't enjoy were the meat selections delivered to the table. Maybe I'm picky but I enjoy lean cuts of meat that are cooked medium well. I do not enjoy blood swimming in my plate. Although they did try to find meat cooked to my specifications, most of the time they were unsuccessful. I did enjoy the lamb and some chicken items. What I would have liked to have seen was more fish or seafood. The only fish was salmon at the salad bar. Overall it was a satisfactory experience. If I do go again I will go to the Aylmer location as I hear they have more in terms entertainment and food choices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Far far far too noisy and busy.
    Bullism
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The first time I ever visited the Ekko de Brasil was at the Aylmer Rd location and it was absolutely lovely. The look, the feel, the food, the music, the drinks, everything about it. I was excited to go back again. Unfortunately on the day my wife and I decided to go, the Aylmer Rd location was not in service for some reason so we booked reservations at the Greber Blvd location. It was ridiculously busy, impossible cramped, the wait servers were no where to be seen, half of the meat seemed so under-cooked it was almost too soft to eat. The biggest complaint though, the noise level was through the roof. It was so loud I could not hear my wife across the table from me and spent most of the night asking her to repeat herself.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tastn4u
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great restaurant to bring friends to enjoy a great dinner. Loved the bring your wine concept. The staff are very pleasant and make you feel welcome. They do not rush you. Great selection of cheeses and side dishes. The ranchos with the meat often pass by the tables, so you ask for what you want.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Watch4Me
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Overall a really nice experience, the food was good and service also, I recommend it. It is nice that you can bring your own wine and even your own cake if it is for a birthday although they charge a minimal serving fee.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meateater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    My husband and I were very pleased with our dining experience. The service and the food were excellent. The choices were varied and everything that we choose was very good. I enjoyed the fact that I was in control of the portions and therefore could sample many things without overdoing it. I especially liked the variety of meat and the fact that I could choose some rare pieces. I loved the pineapple dessert, it topped off the meal just right. I left the table feeling satisfied but not overstuffed. The service was attentive yet not intrusive. I am recommending Ekko de Brasil to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frindly atmospher
    Paul
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Staff as friendly, efficient food good nice experience.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • definition of elegant restaurant
    Johny2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    excellent service - excellent taste - excellent atmosphere - cons: more food variety
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bonne bouffe, serveur pas motivé
    ServiceSVP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Le serveur nous dis "votre serveur va venir vous voir dans pas long, je ne sais pas c'est qui" Le même serveur revient la face longue et dit "ça a l'air que ça va être moi votre serveur , je m'en allais mais là il faut que je reste" ...! Super bar a accompagnement, bonne grillades a la table. Bon rapport qualité/quantité/atmosphere/prix.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le service au début a été
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Le service au début a été très ordinaire. Nous étions assis depuis déjà un bon moment avant que notre serveur vient nous voir. En fait, il est allé voir des clients qui étaient arrivé après nous...après cela, le service à été excellent. La nourriture dans le buffet chaud était tiède, même froide....par le temps que retourne s'assoir à la table, c'était froid. Plus de variété dans le buffet serait apprécié.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricy
    Melly
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Different concept however way to expensive for the selection. $35/person. No choice of desert apart from pineapple that's included. Service was a bit on the poor side. Went on Sunday so wasn't busy. Food was tasty but not enough selection for sides at the buffet.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Succès assuré
    France
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Belle soirée dans cette ambiance chaleureuse. Les viandes sont succulentes et le service excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still hungry the next day!!
    carfour
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had been to the Ekko in Aylmer and had liked it but were a bit disappointed. We loved the food but found the service passable. We decided to try the Gatineau location for a family event. What a great surprise. The restaurant decor is beautiful, much more than the one in Aylmer. The waitress was extremely friendly and came to see us many times to make sure that we had everything we needed. The gauchos were frequently at our table with their selection of meat. The buffet was clean and replenished so that it did not feel like we were missing out on some of the items (which was not the case at the Aylmer location). We ate very well. The music was at a decent level that made for good conversation. The next day we woke up still full!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great experience
    patty
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My wife and I stumbled across this restaurant when looking online for a Brazilian steak house in Ottawa. We booked a reservation and header out later that evening with our 2 kids. The place was in a strip mall so we were a little concerned at first. However, once we were greeted and seated we felt very welcome as the service was very good. The host explained everything to us and how the system worked with the cards (green side up for more meat, red side up for no more). The food was really delicious, the meat (especially the beef choices) was awesome. The salad bar was also very very good. It was a Saturday evening and the place was jam packed and as you looked around the restaurant everyone seemed very very happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • evening at ekko de brasil
    craycray
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I recently took my girlfriend to ekko de brasil for her birthday and was a little disappointed. I was expecting a romantic dinner for two but instead was greeted with a noisy restaurant filled mostly with diners in groups. We were actually given a booth for four instead of a romantic table for two when I had said in my reservation that I was bringing my girlfriend out for her birthday. Also I noticed that there was a quieter side of the restaurant filled with just tables with few diners and I could not understand why we were not seated here instead of with the noisy side filled with groups. Our waitress was excellent and the food was delicious however this is not a restaurant for a romantic experience for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Although a couple people in our group found the food salty most of us really enjoyed it all
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night out with family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    It was great. The kids (12 and 10) loved it. The service was great. It is expensive for what you get. I have been to a Brazilian Steakhouse in Orlando and the food was better. This food is good but not exceptional. Overall an expensive but nice night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.