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
48 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (38)special occasion (29)neighborhood gem (11)fit for foodies (9)hot spot (8)romantic (5)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • First time experience for Dad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My father is very difficult when it's come to food, but he really enjoyed this restaurant. He`s never been this type of restaurant. Next time, he would like to see the show. It`s too bad that there's no show at the Greber location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat Lover's Heaven
    Kardov
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    To anyone who loves to try different variety of meat ranging from beer chicken to Parmesan pork with 3 - 4 different style of beef and even lamb, this is the restaurant for you! Don't forget that this is a buffet so you can eat as you please. There is a vegetable bar for those who wants a greener meal. We had a waiter in training so service was a bit slow. Beside that, the ambiance is great and there is plenty of parking. The best part? Great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The service was great but unfortunately the food was a little disappointing. The meat was either too well done or very undercooked. We previously visited the aylmer location and found that meal to be much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Phoebus1975
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    If you are a vegetarian, you might want to forget about this place! All the meats were wonderful with a variety of "doneness" with all the beef and lamb. I would be hard pressed to pcik a favourite item from teh skewer but I would say the Braziliam Beef and bacom wrapped chicken were favourites, though it is very close. The buffet was good, not fantastic, but why would you want to fill up at the buffet when there were almost a dozen different meats on offer right off the spit? Service was very friendly. We were a very large group and we all had a blast. Will definitely be going back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Gauchos
    Marushka
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The best thing about Ekko de Brasil was the Gaucho service. They were very attentive and good at their job. Unfortunately, the meats were overcooked and the buffet was uninspired and a little flat. Did not realize that "Bring your own wine" meant no wine or beer was available for purchase (first time dining at Ekko). By far, the Gaucho service surpassed the actual food. A variety of sauces accompanying the meats would have helped distract from the overcooked (and sometimes tough) meats.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sigouind
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had a great time and the food is very good. The service is also very good and the place is clean and nicely decorated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just like Brazil
    msous032
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Having lived in Brazil for a while, Ekko de Brasil offered great tasting food that perfectly resembled the delicious food I ate while I was in Brazil. In particular, the beans (feijoada) and grilled pineapple were amazing. The service was also excellent with servers tentative to our every need!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    luv2winedinedance
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great service from our waitress. She was very funny. Food was very good....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luvtoeat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I found the restaurant too noisy for me I like to relax when I go out for supper. It was good but very different so I like it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic and quite authentic
    Brazilianbymarriage
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Having been in a few truly Brazilian churrascarias, I feel it is safe to say that this restaurant is a very good representation of the original. The meats were cooked to perfection and the selection was great. The gauchos were spaced apart nicely and not pushy which makes for a nice dining experience. The other foods were very authentic from the feijoada down to the very tasty pao de queijo. If your looking for the next best thing to actually going to Brazil, this gem will fit the bill with fantastic food and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Orleansguy
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Visited on Thursday with my daughter and mother for a late dinner around 7pm after winning a gift certificate from a local AM radio station!. The food and the service was great and entertaining!! Make sure you try the deep fried Polenta and the Garlic Beef..damn it was all good!! Hope to see a location in Ottawa (Innes Rd in Orleans is growing!!!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance
    mkla
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fantastic food, good service, and well priced. The décor is very festive and the restaurant is lively! Note you can bring your own wine too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ekko du Brasil
    mitaines888
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great place, love the buffet for the side dishes and the meat! The dessert (cinnamon pineapple) was awesome! Give it a try! You will love it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service!
    Foodfan
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to ekko for dinner Saturday night. We were immediately impressed by the fast, friendly service. The food was great....I couldn't even narrow it down to a favourite dish. The pineapple for dessert is one of the best desserts I've had! Overall, great experience. And thank you ekko for not having corking fees for byow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    amadeus68
    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!!
    gnie
    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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 61 reviews are from the Ekko de Brasil reviews archive.
  • 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.
  • 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