Nelore Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse
Nelore Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse

Nelore Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.neloresteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 7133951050x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Richmond Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Service
A word from Nelore Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse
Nelore Churrascaria offers a unique fine dining experience. We are an authentic Brazilian style steakhouse, named after the Nelore cattle breed, Brazil's most famous breed. At Nelore Churrascaria, we believe the "gaucho" style of service sets us apart from other steakhouses. We welcome you to visit us at Nelore Churrascaria, where our goal is to exceed your expectations every step of the way. Join us tonight for an evening in Brazil!
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Nelore Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (7)romantic (6)neighborhood gem (5)special occasion (5)fit for foodies (4)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Anniversary Dinner
    AnniversaryDinner
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our Waiter was very attentive, coming by every so often to refill our wine and water and asking if we needed anything. The catered meats were extremely juicy and appetizing and the open salad bar had a variety of unique dishes to try. After we finished our meal, our waiter brought out a dessert plate with flan and " Happy Anniversary" inscribed in a raspberry sauce. That was a wonderful surprise that was totally unexpected! It was a fabulous experience that I would definitely recommend to a friend or a family member.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you want to talk ...
    Gorn457
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We are so lucky to live in Houston as we have many really good Churrascarias available and Nelore is among the best. The food is on par with the best of the best; their "butter beef" is a standout for my family. Perhaps the best aspect of Nelore is its location. It is in an old House on Montrose near 59. From a venue perspective it has a lot of natural light and has a noise level that can best be described as lively. Stated another way it is quiet enough to converse with others at the opposite end your table, but not so quiet as to be stuffy. When you are done the museums or even Murder by the Book are only a short drive away. The staff is attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rather disappointing, 1 timer
    DLTBVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food decent, not exceptional. Service very slow. Took 30 minutes to get our bill and receipt after we asked for it. For the price could go to quite a few different Houston Brazilian steakhouses that are superior. And no pineapple is included with dinner. For those of use that know Angus Grill or Pradaria , that is quite disappointing. It is a $9+ dessert to get pineapple.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 32 reviews are from the Nelore Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Only one strange blemish
    frdbbh
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Everything was terrific--food, drink, service, ambiance--everything but one thing: There was nobody there to greet us so we stood by the door for quite a while feeling invisible. And the same thing happened when we left: No manager/host to provide the promised Mother's Day gift or to say, "Please come back." Strange.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FOOD
    delicious
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    great service awesome food very attentive staff great experience all around.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not near as good as we had
    Singapore
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Not near as good as we had expected. The cost outweighed everything. Had to ask for our plates to be taken away when we ordered dessert. Way, way too expensive for what we got.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great
    jasanchez75
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Me and my children love this place. The service is always good, food is good and its a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence is Standard at Nelore's
    Msxine
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I always enjoy my dining experience at Nelore's. It is my favorite place to take family and friends a wonderful meal. It is ideal for any occassion. The atmosphere is delightful,the staff very attentive and the food is divine. I have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was over cooked. All
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Food was over cooked. All meats were the same. When we finished eating, they started to offer new meats, and they looked to be better; however, I couldn't try them because I have finished eating. Have been in many rodizio places and this was the worst one so far. Bad experience.
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  • Decent, but not worth the price.
    Ryan
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    If you enjoy good service, then this may not be the place for your. The wait staff sat us down, never explained how this place worked, and the left. My family and I sat there for a good 5-10 minutes before somebody came by to fill our waters, at which point we were able to ask how everything worked with cards and such. The food was decent. However, it there was nothing noteworthy. I think I had set my expectations high for this place because of all the good things my friends told me about it. I was sorely disappointed. I will not be returning to this restaurant in the future.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • if u like meat
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Great restaurant if you like meat, lots of meat, all kinds of meat, beef, pork, lamb. The special was the best. The only issue was they did not have our reservation, even though it had been confirmed via open table return confirmation email. No problem with seating on Christmas night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Times
    jthomas1985
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Great specials and a good dining experience overall.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas cheer...
    Out4xmas
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Decided to go out for dinner with family on Christmas, and picked a great place to go...food was great and atmosphere was great!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Day lunch
    Mags
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The 5 of us had a great time, lovely food and friendly service. We came Christmas Day 2011, it was ok. This time it had improved so much, it was so much friendlier, food better. Well done for such big improvements. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • New Favorite Churrascaria
    llabj2
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    We have eaten at many of Houston's finer Brazilian steakhouses and find Nelore to be one of the best. It is a great cozy place to have a great dining experience without a lot of pretense. The manager and staff were extremely accommodating (my wifes birthday). We were treated like VIPs, and although I made an unusual request at the end of dinner, the manger made it happen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It wasn't as good as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Been here multie times. This was my least enjoyable visit. Food wasn't as good as always, some meats burned and didn't taste as great as before. Visited 2-4pm, empty practically. The remodel inside is nice for the salad bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Bill
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Most all the meats were served at once then not much afterward. The meal taste was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great repeat experience
    bulldog
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    This was my fourth time at Nelore. It has always been a very pleasant experience. The food is excellent. The service is very prompt and timely. The meats arrive at a nice pace, not so often that it piles up on the plate, but not too slow for those who skip some items. There are several Churrascarias in Houston, and Nelore is among the best. I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Dinner Meeting
    FrankS
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Overall a good experience, but with a few comments and suggestions. First drinks... My customer ordered a Gray Goose martini, very dry with 2 lime twists. The bartender put so much vermouth in it that it got sent back. Second time no better. So my customer sent back and made his own to show the bartender what he meant. Had to do the same thing for the second round too! Waitress should have brought clean plates out after the salad round, before the meat course started, and also explain that we needed to go up again to get our own potatoes and veggies for the main course, as these weren't brought to the table like the big chain Brazilian steak house does. We got half way through the meats before we realized no sides were coming our way.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Bobbysafe
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    I love eating meat, therefore I've eaten in a lot of Brazilian steakhouse Restaurants Nelore Is one of my favorite places. The food, service and ambiance is upscale
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Location, Location, Location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    This is a great spot near the Med Center and with a wine bar across the street it was way better than diving all over Westheimer for dinner and then elsewhere for drinks after. The food was about par for the course, nothing really memorable... Similar to Pradaria or Chama Gaucha in the Galleria area. Just another Brazilian Steakhouse but this one wins the with the best location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An unlimited supply of meat
    WhitVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    An unlimited supply of meat which was well prepared. It's a little too much emphasis on meat for my taste. I prefer a more balanced dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bravo....again and again!
    MCinTheWoodlandsVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Over the past several years, after trying many churrascarias, we always go back to Nelore... and we always have a perfect 5-star experience! Their meats are just, hands down, superior over the competition, and they really know how to season all of the selections perfectly. The Garlic Beef - others have tried to imitate this Nelore specialty only to fail - some more miserably than others. The Garlic Beef at Nelore seems to only get better. For the imitators: the key is the fat STAYS ON and it's cooked so that it melts, divinely, when eaten. The service, as usual, was spot on, and the quaint atmosphere, with those gorgeous windows, make for a cozy, romantic dinner. Thanks again, Nelore!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Find FoFather's Day Lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We traveled to Houston from the DFW area to celebrate Father's Day with family. Could not have made a better choice. The staff were extremely friendly, professional, attentive, and the service was exceptional! The salad bar was fabulous and we were introduced to some new and delicious side salad dishes. Our party of 8 never had to wait for the meats or refills of our drinks. The meat selection was oustanding and oh so delicious - lamb, rib eye, filet mignon, pork, chicken, sausages, and it seemed to go on and on. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Nelore's. Thanks Nelore for making our Father's Day celebration a great success. My dad loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place for all tastes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Wow. This restaurant has EVERYTHING! I came here with my family for brunch on Mother's day and we were quite satisfied. The salad bar is enormous, and I was very happy to have my fill of delicious salads and vegetables. But once the meat started coming around, I started to lose interest in my salad (ha ha). In truth, I rarely eat much steak, much less know how to grill... so this was a real treat! My favorite was the garlic beef: tender, garlicky, cooked perfectly. I also tried the chicken sausage (yum), parmesan pork (yum), and some other cuts of beef and lamb. The only disappointment for me was that they don't have chimichurri sauce to go along with it. Some of the meats can be a little dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not appreciate having
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Did not appreciate having to pay 18 percent tip, I would have tipped more. Our waiter was not friendly or attentive, although other waiters were nice to us. It was my daughter's 19th birthday and I wanted it to be special.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our second time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    This was our second time to Nelore. It was even better then the first! The salad bar has a great variety, all fresh, and all delicious. The meats were excellent, especially their picanha, the house special. The service was top notch on our last visit- we were constantly served, and the manager came by several times as well to check on us. I love the ambiance of the restaurant. I suggest sitting in front, near the windows. I definitely recommend you try Nelore, and I plan to go back asap!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great! The salad bar would
    gjrosa
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    Great! The salad bar would be a meal itself, but the meat cuts just make it better. Great for dates or a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Diamond standard!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    Nelore's is a diamond! Tucked away in the Montrose area of the Museum District, the view is wonderful. The atmosphere is romantic but not overwhelming. The food....fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better for families than business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The best thing about this Restaurant was the price. Cheaper than most Brazilian Steakhouses, but then the salad bar was limited, and the meat was good but not fantastic. I'd go here again with my family, but not with a business party.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    The food was excellent as always. This is our favorite Churrascaria in the Houston area. The servers were very attentive and prompt.
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    special occasion
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  • Rude manager on duty. Selection
    AppleVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Rude manager on duty. Selection of meats were over cooked.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Give your review a title
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Deserted restaurant, which meant all the meat they were cooking was for our table. Kept getting the same, limited choices over and over. It may be better when busy
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  • I've been to my share of Brazillian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/19/2012
    I've been to my share of Brazillian steakhouses and this one is probably the worst one I've been to in Houston. Meats were way too tough, service was very intermittent. Don't bother.
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  • Delicious! We always take
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    Delicious! We always take out of town guests here!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet