Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse
Best Churrascuria in DFWWe love eating here!! Unfortunately, we aren't able to come and enjoy as often as we'd like due to distance and having 3 kids. But, as soon as an opening is available in our busy schedule, Rafains is the first on our list! Can't wait to come back!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMthe salad bar, lamb, housethe salad bar, lamb, house special, and pineapple are Outstanding! !6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMimpressed and eager to returMy wife and I drove to dallas to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. I chose rafain as the venue and let me tell you that was an excellent decision. The food was amazing and the service was absolutely perfect.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentMy wife and I love to eat here. Food is amazing and service is spectacular. We love the to have a slice of pineapple after each meat to clean the palate so you can enjoy the full flavor of each meat.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ExperienceThe staff at Rafain are a wonder to behold. They are so friendly, knowledgeable, and really seemed to enjoy serving others. The food is fantastic, and I would recommend the relaxed atmosphere for anyone who wants a special experience.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA Night AwayIt's hard to get much time away - or time for yourself - with 3 kids ranging in age from 5 years to 4-months! So, when our 10 year anniversary rolled around, we had pretty much given up hope of too much romance and pampering with only one night away while the kids stayed with the grandparents. An hour or so of attentive service from the staff of Rafain was a refreshing change from the world of cartoons and toys, to say the least! The staff was wonderfully attentive without being intrusive or hovering over your table. The wine list was extensive without being intimidating.The food was perfect. This was not our first trip and it definitely will not be our last!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our dining experience,We enjoyed our dining experience, we will be going back often5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a winner!My wife and I had an splendid evening at Rafain. Great wine, great food, prompt and unobtrusive service. I hate going to some of these restaurants that I feel they want to sell me their momma. This place is just perfect. Definitely the best Brazilian steakhouse in town. I will definitely go back over and over again.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcelent customer serviceMy wife and I had an excellent dinner. all the service was friendly and excellent food !!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were bothFood and service were both a step up from our "regular" Brazilian Steakhouse.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat LunchI took my moher and my little brother to lunch at Rafain and it was a great experience. The staff were very friendly and helpful while offering new plates when it seemed necessary. The meats were cooked perfectly to my tastes and I loved the cheese bread balls and the fried bananas served with it. I recommend Rafain to anyone who is looking for a splendid lunch with a amiable appetite.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service!When I made a reservation on opentable I included a note informing them that it was my fiancés birthday. I didn't talk to anyone else about it besides that form and they brought a cake and a candle at the end of the meal. I was so impressed that they did that without me sayin anything. Some of them meat wasn't the best but there were lots of different types to chose from.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother day in paradiseIt was a Happy Mother's Day at Rafain. Even with full house, and I mean, FULL, these guys were unbelievable. Service was impressive, salad bar was simply beautiful and the meats were just melting in my mouth. It had been a long time since I saw my mom so happy. I believe my bros and I did well by bringing her here. My reservation was around 2pm, I got to sit down around 2:30. People seemed to be having a good time and lingering at their tables, even the manager came to apologize for the delay, but I didnt think that there was a need to, I mean, this is a popular restaurant, and I felt blessed just by being able to be and eat there. Everything was perfect, from the courteous hostess to my very professional server and non stop meat servers.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThought the food was great.Thought the food was great. Little pricey for my daughter and myself because we can't eat close to $40 worth. My boys loved it and ate a ton. Would go back again. Pineapple was to die for!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistant and outstandingWe have been coming to Rafain's since the opened for several years now. We make it there about once a month. They call us by our first names when our family walks in. One of the owners last year when he went to his home town in Brazil, actually brought back native gifts for our two daughters. This goes so far beyond service, we have no need to eat at - let alone even try places like Ruth's, III Forks, and other nice places only a couple of miles away. We don't even slow down when we drive past them.
Not good, but outstanding food, outstanding service and simply put one of the nicest and friendliest places that you will ever dine.
Recommend strongly and have for years.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceWe are frequenting this restaurant since it opened a couple of years back and have found that this is the most authentic brazilian restaurant around. We are aware that there are other restaurants that offer brazilian food, but they do not even come close to the variety and the taste of Rafain. Having been to Brazil numerous of times we appreciate the authenticity of the recipes and variety of the various regions and the quality and freshness of the food as well.
The food is always amazing and we love that custom requests are always honored if possible.
The service is amazing and we always love to come back here at least once a month. The staff is very attentive and extremely friendly.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM1st timer...it was Great!...& my friends enjoyed it as well...luv the gauchos and how they accommodated our request for well-done meats...I will visit again, hopefully soon!!! :)5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent all roundWe went to Rafain on a Monday night, so it was nto very busy. The food here is always great, and we were not disappointed this time either. The service was very attentive and rivaled some very high dollar restaurants I have visited that cost twice as juch to eat at.
In particular our waitress was efficient, caring, professional and non-intrusive. She was there when we needed her, but left us alone to talk uninterrupted. I believe her name was Haley. While the food at Fogo is of like quality, I find Fogo very loud. This was much better suited to a date night.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always fantastic.The food is always fantastic. If there is a cut of meat that you are waiting for the staff is very attentive and will ask what you are looking for and will make sure to bring that out for you. The meat is cooked perfectly and if not they will make sure to make it to your desire. Great service top to bottom and always a great fun experience.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Awesome dessertGreat food! Awesome dessert /salad bar
Garlic picanna was phenomenal! Sorry about
My garlic breath honey!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGirls Night OutIt isn't cheap, but it is my top choice for special occasions and girls night out. Which is once every 3 to 4 months.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, not not greatAttentive staff, but at times felt rushed, meat selection came too quickly and not much attention was paid to whether the cards were red or green. The lighting was too low, and the temperature was absolutely freezing so that everyone in our party (men and women alike) commented on it. All in all a good experience but could be improved in the details. Food was generally good but some meat was tough (spicy beef), and of the desserts, only the passion fruit mousse is worth mentioning, the rest was unimaginative, dry and unremarkable.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great, the serviceThe food was great, the service was on point always there ready to assist when called upon. The only criticism I would have is that the eclectic music playing on the speakers was a little loud and distracting at times.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent! IThe food was excellent! I was surprised with the salad bar. Previous reviews said it was small but we found it to be very nice and fulfilling. Get your veggies in and then enjoy the gauchos with the meat skewers! We had a great table and our waitress took great care of me and the wife. The supervising staff also ensures you have a great experience.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family and i have dinningMy family and i have dinning at Rafains for a few years and each visit was as outstanding. There are numerous choices of Brazilian Steak Houses in the Dallas area but Rafains is our choice to visit, whether it is for a special occasion, business or just family dinning. Our pick will always be Rafains3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMfood and service is alwaysfood and service is always superb. staff and management always try to make yor visit another memorable experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first trip toThis was our first trip to Rafain's, and it was excellent. The food was fantastic, and the customer service was top notch! We had a great time trying all of the food.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe caipirinhas are amazing,The caipirinhas are amazing, the picanha and the rest of the cuts were amazing.. service was very friendly..3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMReally good, even though thisReally good, even though this genre is a bit overdone (there are multiple places in Dallas now offering this style menu). Meat was delicious and there was a wide selection. Service was outstanding. A reasonable value for the cost, if you are a meat eater!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Atmosphere & Service, Food OKCustomer service was amazing. Salad bar was OK, not great. Meats were good, desserts were AWFUL. Tasted like they had been frozen and the quality was just really bad - coffee they served was lukewarm.. Not a great way to end the meal.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIT WAS GREAT EXPERIENCE,IT WAS GREAT EXPERIENCE, EVERYONE WAS SO ATTENTIVE. I WILL GO AGAIN3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about our dinnerEverything about our dinner was exceptional from the food to the drinks to the service3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is an outstanding restaurant.This is an outstanding restaurant. Impressive service and attention to detail. We came from out of town to visit family and met at Rafain. We could not have chosen a better place. We never felt rushed or over-served like some other similar restaurants that try to push everything in their menu, and instead of helping they take your attention away from your guests. I truly recommend this place. Keep it up guys. Great job.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was amazing.The service was amazing. They pulled out our chairs and refolded napkins and brushed off the table when we made a mess, but it wasn't over the top. The service was perfect!
The waiter overheard that my husband and I were newly weds and brought out sangria on the house. That was absolutely delicious too. What attention to detail!
The salad bar was phenominal! Everything you could want and more!
The meats were delicious! My favorite thing served off the skewers was the pineapple!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service! The grilledWonderful service! The grilled pineapple is a MUST!!! We celebrated our anniversary
and everything was outstanding. Be sure to try the special after dinner desert/drink
with mango. It's a perfect ending to an evening.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you love meat, this isIf you love meat, this is the place to go! Many meat selections. Waiters attended to us constantly but perhaps it's because it was Monday and it wasn't that crowded. The dessert was excellent too. We will go back again.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want great service...Great food and service! When you're in the mood for a good Brazilian Churrascaria dining experience, definitely recommend Rafain! Great food, awesome dessert spread (included in all you can eat price), and impeccable service. Everyone treats you so well!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI try and come at least onceI try and come at least once a month. No fail food and service.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place! Great foodLove this place! Great food with very fast and attentive service. Fair price for the quality and quantity!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)We dine here every couple months and Rafain never disappoints. The food is outstanding and the service is spot on. The quality of the grilled meats is fantastic and it is a struggle to not go back to the salad bar because everything is so fresh and delicious. This place truly deserves five stars.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSalad and main course wereSalad and main course were great! Better than Fogo de Chao.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMReturning guest, who is alwaysReturning guest, who is always impressed by the high level of service and attention you get. The food doesn't need any comments. I pick my favorite meats, and always end up eating too much, because it's sooo good.
/Jan3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy overall experience wasMy overall experience was good. Food was awesome and service was great. The only thing is that I left a note for a surprise birthday gesture for my friend and it never came. I'm not sure if opentable or rafain actually looked at my online reservation, and since it was a surprise, I didn't want to ask the server for it in front of my friend. Nonetheless, my friend had a good time, and I just hope that this does not happen again in my future reservations.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for our anniversary.We went for our anniversary. The staff was wonderful, we could not have asked for a better experience.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch tasted just as goodLunch tasted just as good as the competition - only significantly cheaper! The buffet also comes with desserts, which is a plus.
Only downside is that the drinks are a bit pricey. $3 each for coffee or tea.2/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timer at Raifain andFirst timer at Raifain and I must say I LOVED IT!!! The food was awesome and the service was amazing. The wait staff were so on top of things and very attentative. I would def go back!2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMRafainsFirst time at a churaskaria can you say meat heaven!? My server treated me like I was family and gave me the low down on everything from sauces, to appetizers to which deserts were best. The guys with the meat were attentive to how I liked my meat cooked. The manager even walked by our table and talked to us about brazil and was very friendly. Will come back soon I joined their e-club and received a coupon so I'll be back sooner than later! Loved it!2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great. FinallyEverything was great. Finally got my meat fix. So stuffed2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent customer serviceI just want to give a big thank you for service my wife and I had at rafains last night. Everything was perfect. Waitstaff took care of our special needs with our allergies. The manager was very helpful and made us feel like one of the family.
Everything was amazing even the anniversary cake and port wine was a nice touch.2/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI wonder if their employeesI wonder if their employees get tired of eating there. I don't... Thank God for the picanya hummmm so delish, and oh oh oh oh, my new favorite is the Prime Beef. Great restaurant and great service as always, thank you Patrizio and Janely (sp?) for making me feel special. See you guys soon.2/21/2013 12:00:00 AM