I felt that I was back in
I felt that I was back in Brazil. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was good. The meat lacked the traditional flavor created by coating the meat in rock salt as the salt was reduced to meet local standards. I would definately go back and have recommended it to friends.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Brazilian
We have been to Brazilian Steakhouses before and this was our favorite !! Food quality was top notch and service was outstanding !
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was great as usual. The food fresh, well presented and prepared as requested, meaning how the meat was cooked. The salad bar has a great variety of items, very fresh and delicious.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Less Variety at a Lower Price
My Brazilian friend was celebrating her birthday so we went for rodizio here. We were very pleased by the pleasant decor and the excellent service. Notable were seafood salads with crabmeat and shrimp, tabbouleh, roasted red bell peppers and "salpicao," a unique chicken salad with raisins that was deliciously authentic. Hearts of palm and artichoke hearts were nice touches. Various beef cuts grilled to order, tender and lightly seasoned were sliced and served from long skewers. Chicken, pork loin and lamb chops added sufficient variety, along with typical condiments. Picanha and churrasco were excellent. Desserts included a smooth passion fruit mousse. At $30. p/p, less than others, a good value.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food and service,wine
good food and service,wine list needs a little work.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
An incredible dining experience.
An incredible dining experience. Food was amazing and service professional and prompt.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fair price and good food
This is a great brazilian bbq place, cheaper than other known restaurants. Overall, the cost/benefit is good; meats are not top, top quality but will do just fine. Salad bar is just as good as other restaurants.
If you want to pay half the price and be able to eat a variety of meats, this is the place to go. If you want to have a closer to Brazil reference, with top quality meat, you may need to look out for the expensive restaurants.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
nice all you can eat Steakhouse.
I took my fiance to Area Code 55 as a surprise dinner date. I was happy with the place. It offered a large variety of food in the cold bar and a small hot bar. But lets face it, no one cares we were there for the meat. A large variety of meat carvers come to.your table. I have to admit almost 40% of the meat was dissapointing. Some was fatty or flavorless. My favorite had to be the baby sirloin and the NY steak. I disliked the cordero, filet mignon, and pineapple. Pineapple? Yes that was a surprise. At the end 2 adults 2 sodas $81.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than I expected
I was recommended by someone who went they raved about it, it's basically a lower priced option for excellent food and service. Don't over pay at these high end places this is the exact same thing.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Meat Lovers Retreat
We had a great celebratory dinner at Area Code 55 and loved it! We highly recommend the house special cut and the pineapple. The service was great and they kept our plates full of beautfiully cooked cuts of meat. The variety of cuts were great and the quality was very good for a reasonable price. We also shared the passionfruit mousse which was devine ... both sweet and sour and finished off our dinner perfectly. In all, a fantastic experience with incredible service.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food itself is never a disappointment.
The gentlemen serving the Meat were all great, timely and knew what they were serving.
However I think that the other service providers need some work. My second Visit to this place and I am still not sure what is included in the dinner prices. Does the full dinner price include the Salad Bar or not, is dessert included? they just need to be more clear with that when explaining the options. besides that I think this place is a Gem.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to this restaurant with my family and we absolutely loved it. The service was amazing and every body was really nice to us there. We loved the food. The meant was amazing. Overall it's a great restaurant and I will for sure be dinning there again.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family and I really enjoyed the place, great value, better and less pretentious than other Brazilian places. Good selection at the salad bar and great meat that kept on coming. Also, kids friendly, nice and clean.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch, brunch or dinner
Great Brazilian grill restaurant. The salad bar is fresh, copious and varied as are the meats that come to your table. It's a true meat eaters heaven.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my boyfriend to Area Code 55 to celebrate his 23rd birthday. He was more than satisfied with the food selection and taste; Worth every penny. Can't wait to go back.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
price VS value is very good
I love this Restaurant is one of my favorites in North Miami and The Picaña is one of the best cut´s beef that you can eat there !!!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
good variety of meats and
good variety of meats and very good quality too.! delicious
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A classy place
The staff was outstanding and engaging. They know when to approach your table and when to leave you alone. Food was outstanding.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love area code 55 food we have been there many times. We hope to have it there for long time. Price is great it make affordable for lots of people keep it the way it is today. Thx. See you soon.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meat lovers paradise
The selection of red meat is adequate. Would have liked to have a chicken option. I don't like rare meat and found that it took a bit of time to get medium cooked meat whereas those liking medium rare were served quickly. Missed the traditional greens. Salad bar was just OK. Waitstaff is quite attentive.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated my wife's parents 45th anniversary and they loved it! So much meat to chose from. We all had a good time and would definitely come again.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
really enjoyed this restaurant
A special dinner for our second anniversary. Couldn't have been more pleased. The staff were attentive and friendly. The food was very good. The location is easily accessible with plenty of parking. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is not a vegetarian!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had visited this restaurant before and I have mentioned how good it was to some friends who are meat lovers, but live overseas. They were in town last week and I made sure that we all stopped by.
As I had anticipated, they loved it, just as much as I had.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but affordable
Picahna was very good, and even dessert was great. Love this place!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wanted to go to a conveniently located local Argentinian steak place called The Knife. However, the reviews were terrible so I looked around for other options. I saw some positive comments about a Brazilian steak house called Area 55 which was a bit further away. The online reviewss were very positive. I thought it was worth a chance. I went with my mom and it turned out to be quite good. The salad bar was varied, flavorful and fresh. The meats were very freshly cooked, moist and succulent. The service was attentive and polite. The wine choices were reasonably priced. The espresso was excellent. Finally, the cost for salad bar and unlimited meat servings was just $29 per person. Tips were pre-added to the bill.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good meat.
Excellent rodizio style restorant.Good meat and good price.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tell your friends
Had a great time celebrating my birthday and the food was GREAT!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great eats for local place
I went for nice dinner for 2. While not appropriate for romantic setting because of the open buffet style layout and sport crowd theme on the tv's, the food and wine was very good. Very friendly and attentive service and decent price. Definitely somewhere local to invite my friends
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Favorite but does vary
This is one of our favorite restaurants in South Florida. When on top of their game, they rival Texas de Brazil but sometimes this isn't the case. This is a non-chain (at least not that we know of) Brazilian style Steakhouse where unlimited quantities of meat are served to you by "gauchos" tableside. A "higher end" salad bar includes cold meats, cheeses, various salads and some hot food. Service is usually very good. It is not as expensive as Texas de Brazil or Fogo de Chao. However, sometimes the meats are better quality/flavor/etc. than others. They have added large screen TV's usually playing soccer games to the main dining room which really decreases this from a fine dining experience in our opinion that it used to be prior.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Suprise Birthday Dinner
This was a great night for our family , we have been to several places like this & Area Code 55 is hands down the Best od them all.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM