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Green Forest Restaurant
Green Forest Restaurant

Green Forest Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.greenforestdining.com
  • Email: greenforestcafe@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (412) 371-5560
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian
  • Executive Chef: Jairo M. Azevedo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room can be used on Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday and Sunday all day only.
  • Private Party Contact: Flavia (412) 371-5560

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Green Forest Restaurant
Authentic Brazilian churrasco sliced at your table. We offer 18 different kinds of meat, a hot buffet with 5 Brazilian dishes include feijoada daily, a salad bar with sushi and sashimi made fresh by our sushi chef. All of our desserts are homemade. We recommend that you check out our wine list, enjoy a Caipirinha, brazilian drink, our homemade sangria and much more.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went for our daughter's birthday dinner and had a wonderful time. The food is exceptional and the service couldn't be beat. We will go back! Can't find one negative comment about the entire experience."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Food was fantastic..Service was as good as it could possibly be..Only draw backwas , we arrived at 4:30 and they didn't seem prepared for early guests..neither meats nor sushi were ready,allthough we made reservations ,so they knew we were comming.Still love it,next time we would probably go a little later."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "1) Service that makes the diner feel like royalty 2) The hot and cold food bars provide a well balanced standalone meal or are a great addition to the skewers of meat 3) The bar offers a unique assortment of Brazilian inspired drinks. I highly recommend the "Caipirinha""
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I love to dine here when we want to treat ourselves - always a great meal with great service!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My family dined here for my son's thirtieth birthday and thoroughly enjoyed the food! The wait staff was prompt in bringing rounds of different meats and the buffet was loaded with a variety of fresh foods. I loved the sushi in particular. Our waitress was kind and informative and did an excellent job of taking care of us! I would highly recommend this restsurant to anyone for any occasion! It's an event, nor just a dining experience ! We loved it!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was the second trip back to this establishment, it was good, however the first time was better. They need to bring more of a variety of meats around. They have a selection but we always saw more of the cheaper meats and only half of what they advertise. All in all it was still a good meal. They also had less seafood than last time."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been to many Brazilian Churrascarias, This is hands down our favorite. The food is always outstanding and the entire staff is friendly and welcoming. It is not too loud so you can have a nice conversation around the table. Highly recommend you try it!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I keep coming, month after month... highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was good, but felt that the cost was a little steep for what was offered. Also the amount of smoke from food being cooked in the dining room was distracting and bothersome. Should have fans to reduce smoke."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "overall experience was good and value for the money. There was a good variety of dishes at the salad bar. The meats were of high quality and came round and regular intervals (you were not having to look around for them, which has happened to me at other places). The ambience as not great but that may be as it is set up for groups rather than intimate eating. I would recommend it for people coming to Pittsburgh"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "At any wedding reception I would go to my mother in law would always say - go for the meat. At Green Forest it is all about the meat. Once you flip your card to green, the passadores start coming with some great cuts of beef, chicken, lamb, sausage, turkey, etc. and don't stop until you succumb and flip your card over to red. My wife and I celebrated my birthday at Green Forest and while the restaurant did not recognize the event, it was a very enjoyable and memorable evening. The food was delicious and the wait staff very attentive."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The buffet was very nicely displayed and had several different types of food, and we didn't even get to try any of the hot buffet items because of the overload of grilled meats. The meat runners were very friendly, and just coming around with different meats to try. Every time I would flip my coaster to red to stop them from coming to our table, I would listen to what they were offering nearby tables and end up flagging them down anyway; I didn't want to miss out on anything! No sausage offered the day we were there however."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "there were 8 people in our party. WE were there for a birthday celebration. The salad bar area was good, the meat selection and quality was very good. The gauchos that served at the table were very attentive (although didnt seem very happy) they did a above average job compared to the other brazilian resturants in the general area. Because there were 8 people in our party they added the 18% gratuity to the bill. The gaucho servers deserved every bit however they really need some brush up on the waitress staff. They were slow, had to ask for drink refills and when paying that much to eat and the automatic tip I expected alot more."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This place was fantastic! The food was out of this world and the staff was tremendous. Would highly recommend this place to anyone. Worth every penny!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This was my first time at a Brazilian restaurant. From the moment we walked in the staff did everything they could to make the experience excellent. We were seated right away. Everything was explained to us thoroughly. Salad and seafood bar was outstanding. Cuts of meat were delicious! We never waited for anything. Service was outstanding and very friendly."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We love going to Green Forest for birthdays, Valentine's. ... any excuse we can find to go. The service was fantastic as was the food. The price is fair fit the amount of food that you are offered."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, the seafood salad bar was spectacular and the meat was marvelous. Everything thing was fresh and tasty. This was my 1st time there but it will not be my last."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Food was incredible and the staff was very friendly and accomodating."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentines day dinner. Was very nice. Good experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I'm a huge fan of Kenia , so I went to hear her perform at the Green Forest and I was not disappointed. Great service and food to complement the wonderful music."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Have been going to this restaurant for years now and will continue for years to come, food is great, service is great, if you don't leave full you are doing it wrong!!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The quaility and taste of the meats are unbelievable. The idea is to have a huge selection of meats cooked perfectly to about medium rare. They will bring around meat that is cooked more but I think this is mostly at people's request. One of the servers actually asked us how we prefer our meat cooked. The service is top notch. They seem like they really appreciate your business. The Caipirinha drink was also amazing! This restaurant is ideal for anyone who loves to eat meat. I'd rather pay $40 to have an endless variety of perfectly cooked meat fresh from the grill then to pay $40 for one steak that you hope they get right! But even non-meat eaters can have an amazing dinner from the hot and cold food bars. Everything was amazing!!!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "As we have come to expect, a fantastic experience. I would have given it 5 stars, but the waitress was a bit slow. When you have toclag someone to refill your coffee, that is a problem. Overall servers were polite and very timely delivering the great cuts of meat to the table. If you have not been to the Green Forrest, you need to go."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This was the second time visiting Green Forrest and I'm completely in love! It's becoming the place to go for birthdays and special occasions and has something for everyone! If you leave this restaurant hungry shame on you! The filet, lamb, ribs, everything is amazing and if you love seafood this is a great place to visit too! I can't wait to go back again as I still haven't been able to try everything! Make sure you go hungry though as they have about 20 types of meats to try, hot side dishes and soup, and an amazing salad bar and seafood spread that includes crab legs, oysters, and sushi. The service there is also amazing and the staff is so nice. If you have a special occasion or want to to impress someone this is the place to go!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "To eat here is a truly interactive food experience. From the friendly greetings at the door to the way the absolutely delicious meats are served all aspects are hands on. The quality of the food was outstanding,from all the meats to the hot bar and cold bar. This was definitely an unforgettable dining experience that you have to try in order to understand. My wife and I loved every minute we were there. If you don't enjoy eating and being waited on hand and foot this may not be the place for you, but for a true foodie barrage on your senses this is THE place. Look for a full review on urban spoon soon. Thanks."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "So incredibly delicious, and the servers are fantastic."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "I truly enjoyed the food. As a Brazilian myself, I can attest to the fact that the foods served and the style of serving are indeed quite authentic. However, the ambiance is starting to look dated and worn. This wouldn't be too big of an issue if the price wasn't so high. I remember going to another 'churrascaria rodizio' in Boston and, for the same price, the place itself look a whole lot better. But again, if all you're concerned about is the food and taste, you won't regret it!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "This was my first experience with churrascaria, but it was a wonderful one! I did NOT expect the amount of food that came, and kept coming! The meats (i was told there were 18 different choices floating around) were all cooked to perfection and delicious. The salad bar was enough in and of itself. As an amateur, I ate far too much from the salad bar and not enough of the meats. I think I could only try 5 or 6 before I called it quits! My husband and I both left in physical, yet blissful, pain from eating so much. Absolutely worth the $40. :) Also, try the caiprihana! I had 2 and could've easily thrown back a few more. The only downside was that dessert was not included."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "The food was very disappointing. Had better fair at other Brazilian restaurants in the area. We spent less than 30 minutes in the restaurant."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "If you like grilled meat, all kinds - beef, pork, lamb, poultry, even some swordfish- then this is the place for you. The meats were all tender, juicy and flavorful. Service was quick and courteous. The salad bar is very nice but you can go anywhere for salads, the primary focus of Green Forest is to provide the diner with an amazing variety of roasted meats. I have been there several times in the past few years and the quality has remained high. A bit pricey but well worth it."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "The food is always wonderful and fresh. The meats are so mouthwatering we always leave sooooo full. But the Passion fruit Mousse.... Save room for dessert. It is by far the most amazing thing they have!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Nothing but good things to say about our dining experience at Green Forest. The food was outstanding, and the staff was wonderful. One must be careful not to fill up on the varied and interesting buffet items and side dishes, as the star of the dinner is clearly the various meats brought tableside ranging from poultry to steaks. Once made aware of our preference for medium rare preparations, the server was careful to bring over samples that were cooked precisely as we had requested. We had the Brazilian dark chocolate mousse, and the tiramisu, both of which were excellent as well."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Green Forest never disappoints. The servers are very friendly and accommodating and the food is always tasty. Go hungry!"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Last time food was very bad, the quality of the food was too bad I usually enjoy the food in your restaurant ,but this time I surprised by the meat quality because it was not good with smell and taste."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "I was beyond excited to go here for dinner. I made reservations for my anniversary and i have to say the food was very good, selections fantastic, and service was very friendly. I feel the price is a bit high, for the quality of meats and the amount one can possibly eat. I was so excited i wanted every kind in fear i would not have an opportunity again, and as a result, got full way to quickly. I'd recommend eating slowly, enjoy yourself, and don't worry, they will bring around the same meats again."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We had never been to a restaurant like this before. I think the concept is very unique and you get such a variety of things to try. The choices on the buffet were incredible. There is something for everyone there !"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "There really isn't much to say except that I brought my mother their for her birthday and she has been raving about it for the past couple of days. She definitely wants to go again!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "My husband and I went here for our second anniversary dinner. The staff was friendly and the food was amazing. The one suggestion I would have is to create a separate more romantic area or give the place a face lift. It wasn't very romantic at all or cozy but the food and service really made up for it. If you're going for great food you'll be happy if you're going for candlelit ambience you'll be sorely disappointed."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Love it. Fun place to eat for a special occasion or any occasion!!!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "The meat quality continues to be very high, and the salad bar is exquisite. It's a great experience, go there hungry!"
    Dined on 8/14/2013