Estancia Churrascaria - Arboretum
Good Churrascaria!Great price point, good food. Great service. Very nice decor as well. Wine prices and selection were very good (being from Napa, I know a little bit about wines). I would definitely visit here again.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day LunchMy wife, daughter & myself went to Estancia Churrascaria for Mother's Day. Upon arrival, they gave my wife a long stem Red Rose. The waiter's catered to my wife & we had a great time. My daugher would like to have seen more fruit served at the salad bar. However, everything else was excellent!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food service could be betterAlthough there's lots of meats coming and the thought is that you'll get the meat that you want, it really wasn't executed in that fashion. I wanted to start out with lamb or lamb chops first. I had to repeat myself to multiple guys until I finally got lamb maybe 10 minutes later, even though one meat server would promise that he'll go get it. This happened throughout the meal. I also felt that the main waiter was a tad unattentive to us and didn't come to our table that often. I still recommend it. It was mother's day. The meat servers are moving fast but maybe they'll need to focus on giving the customer the meat that they want faster.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMeat lovers paradise!The food was excellent - everyone at our table tried every type of meat - even my son who doesn't like trying new foods was having them carve off meats he had never heard of before. It was fun we tried new foods without being afraid - if we liked it we asked for more. The concept is cool perfect if you have a large group of hungry people. The waiters seem to instinctively know when someone has turned over a card to green for more food, because your table suddenly has three or four waiters with different meats on skewers ready to carve you a piece of meat. Fun experience for our family.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA very unique restaurantMy family and I began frequenting Estancia Churrascaria when the restaurant was originally located in South Austin. We have continued attending on a regular basis until present. The service, quality of food, courteous and friendly staff have always been and continue to be truly outstanding.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinnerThe service is fantastc. The steak was the best steak I have ever eaten.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for a Mommy/Daughter date!I took my 3 year old for our Mother's Day dinner, and we both loved it! The service was prompt - we had our drinks, including a glass of wine, before we got back from the salad bar! The servers we great - it didn't take long to get whatever you needed, whenever you got low on any of the sides or your plate looked over-used, they were there and ready to exchange them.
The food was phenomenal! I've been to similar restaurants before, they seem to be a part of the same chain because everything from the layout of the restaurants to the taste of the food was exactly the same.
It was a little pricey and crowded, but all in all, well worth it!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA very pleasant experienceThree of us went for a "ladies' lunch" and had a very nice experience. The salad bar is beautiful - with enough options to make a meal of that, alone. The service was excellent but unobtrusive, so we always had food (all of which was excellent) but never felt rushed; we spent hours chatting and enjoying ourselves. Leave room for dessert - they have an excellent variety and all are delicious. Although it would be easy to get through the meal on a regular "lunch hour" the price, atmosphere, and experience warrant a longer meal. Definitely worthwhile for a special occasion.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMService was impeccable. FoodService was impeccable. Food was excellent. Other area restaurants need to send their servers here to learn the ins and outs of the service industry. Can't wait to return.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVegetarians and Carnivores delight!Went to this restaurant for our anniversary. I love vegetables, he loves meat. This place had the best of both worlds. Be prepared to spend $100+ for two. The service is attentive and friendly but be sure to come hungry!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHot off the spit!As usual, Ironi's staff outdid themselves. Service was snappy, with lot's of friendly smiles and attention. Salad bar was beautiful, tidy, and well stocked. Meats were tasty as usual, and hot off the spit. It is always a special treat to visit Estancia with my wife.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food were great.Service and food were great. The birthday dessert was fantastic ( creme brûlée).4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMkeep on grillenI enjoyed it alot, i've been three times now and i'll be back4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a wonderful meal andIt was a wonderful meal and nice evening...our 39th wedding anniversary....which I mentioned in online reservation. To our delight, when we were served our dessert, a Happy Anniversary greeting adorned the plate. The service was outstanding, friendly and polite. The salad bar is a meal in itself. Wish we lived closer!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a large group of co-workers.We had a large group of co-workers. The food was great, the service extremely accommodating. I would do another team event at this location. But - be ready to eat a lot of food!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMalways great food and service.always great food and service. best salad bar around.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff are exceptional.The staff are exceptional. They were friendly and the service was outstanding! It's a great place for groups because you won't have to wait long for the food to come out. The minute you sit down, they'll start bringing food to the table. We love this place!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Food, Stellar ServiceSix star service and extreme quality and variety. Estancia Churrascaria provided an exceptional experience in food, drink, and wonderful service. Incredible salad bar surpassed only by the fantastic meat selections. The staff was very attentive and gracious but avoided being intrusive--a perfect balance. I very much look forward to my next visit.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service! The staffWonderful service! The staff was full of amazingly considerate and informative people. Loved the experience4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dining experienceOutstanding dining experience for us and our guests from Houston. They declared it one of their best dining experiences - not matchable in Houston's broad array of restaurants. We were introduced to Estancia when it was on the South side of Austin. The Arboretum site was even more enchanting and the food & service every bit as good.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first experienceThis was my first experience at a Brazilian steakhouse; my husband has dined at Fogo de Chao in several cities, and when we saw that Estancia was participating in Austin Restaurant Week, we decided to try it. I'm not a big meat eater but found the salad bar and side dishes delicious. Husband said he remembered Fogo having more choices but had plenty to try at Estancia. The service & presentation were outstanding. Excellent flan and molten chocolate cake for dessert. Ambience was relaxed fine dining. Will certainly return (probably for lunch, which is a better value).4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWon't be disappointedI was a little hesitant about this place. Being a fancy restaurant in the arboretum I figured we'd be in for another meal where the wait staff looks down on you for not ordering the $100 bottle of wine. We were completely wrong. My wife and I went for our anniversary and it was an amazing time. The staff was kind and courteous, they helped us with the menu, made us feel special, and when it came time for the good stuff, the chefs were all there within a minute of requesting more meat. The food was great, the ambiance was great, the staff was great. The only con was we were sitting by a table with a middle aged man and his mom/step-dad. He kept arguing about video games and such. His voice carried so much that it was tough to ignore.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for restaurant week.Went for restaurant week. Service was exceptionally excellent.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVery accommodating staff.Very accommodating staff. Wide range of food and drink. Try a little of everything. Clean.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond to none dining experienceExcellent doesn't even begin to describe the dining experience provided to my friend and I at Estancia Churrascaria
The service we received here could not have been any better. The gauchos made it a point to be sure we had what we needed without making us feel crowded or rushed. As a matter of fact, most of them took into account what our favorite cuts were and always seemed to know exactly when to come back and deliver more
The meat itself was cooked and seasoned to perfection. If you didn't like the perparation of a particular cut, you could request it to be cooked to your liking
For all of you out there wondering, "How does it stack up next to fogo de chao" Please let me assure you, I'll now be frequenting Es4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIndulge and Arrive RavenousA favorite way to indulge in endless wonderful food. Wait staff is super friendly and prompt and excellent. They are a rival of Fogo Di Chao.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverythiing clicked for ourEverythiing clicked for our group. We had a wonderful evening together and the food was EXCELLENT!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening.We had a great time at Estancia-Churrascaria at the Arboretum. It was a lovely evening. The food was top notch and similar to what I'd had at other Brazilian Steakhouses in other cities. The service made the evening. They went out of their way to make sure we were having a wonderful time. We'll be back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMafter i eat around texas (Fogoafter i eat around texas (Fogo de chow,Texas of brazil) Estancia Churrascaria is the best3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy visit to Estancia was okay.My visit to Estancia was okay. The food is usually better quality and flavorful then it was for this visit. The wait staff was great. One particular man was very helpful in sending our favorite meats to our table when we were ready.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband described it best:My husband described it best: It's like a dream (come true)! Perfect for your favorite little carnivore, and plenty of options for those that like meat, but prefer a little salad sometimes.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe level of service and theThe level of service and the quality of the food is always consistent. The staff keeps a good eye on your table to ensure that you have adequate sides, beverages and has a fresh salad bar plate available as you are taking the last bites from your current one.
We usually alternate visits between getting the salad bar only and the full dinner so that we can take advantage of the great salad bar.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are thrilled Estancia nowWe are thrilled Estancia now has a north location and are even more excited after our experience there. The food and service was incredible!! Can't wait to go back3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed eating here.I really enjoyed eating here. You must try the lamb chops. They melt in your mouth. The service was excellent.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was most attentive,The staff was most attentive, and it was an overall pleasant experience.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA lot of great food - .....Just come hungry, because it is none stop food arriving at your table !5/5/2012 12:00:00 AM