Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak House
Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak House

Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rodiziogrill.com/Nashville
  • Phone: 6157308358
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Thursday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian
  • Executive Chef: Carrie Kelley
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Rooms are available for parties of 6, 10, 40-110.
    Restaurant buy outs are available. The facility seats up to 340. Our Stadium Room overlooks LP Field with seating to 110. Some room require minimum purchases and other fees. We have a private entrance on 1st Avenue which can be used to secure privacy for celebrities and private valet.
  • Private Party Contact: Glenn Zigli 6157308358

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Just north of Commerce Street on Second Avenue N.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: VALET PARKING IS AVAILABLE $7 Weekdays, $10 Weekends. Valet is provided by an independent vendor. Note: Downtown events can interrupt valet service.

    The most convenient garage parking is the Commerce Street Parking Garage or parking in the Caremark Building. Both have entrances Commerce between Second and Third Avenue. Garage parking is $10-$20 depending on downtown events.
A word from Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak House
Rodizio Grill is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse called a Churrascaria (pronounced - Shoe-ha-skah-ria). The restaurant has no menu - The restaurant features unlimited Brazilian appetizers, a large gourmet salad area and endless slices of rotisserie grilled steaks, lamb, pork, chicken and fish. The grilled meats are carved table side by our Gauchos (Brazilian Cowboys).

The restaurant also features a variety of Brazilian Cocktails including a flawless executed Caipirinha (Brazil’s National Drink). Refreshing non-alcoholic specialties like the Brazilian Limeade and a Bahia Breeze are also featured. Guarana the Brazilian's favorite soda is also available.
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Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak House reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (27)special occasion (22)fit for foodies (12)romantic (7)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (5)hot spot (5)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)neighborhood gem (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • all 3 in party were disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I travel in Nashville 2-5 nights per month on business. I chose Rodizio based on hotel recommendation. My customer is a steak and potato guy. My co-worker is a little adventurous with food. All three of us were disappointed. We could not find a meat that any of us "loved". We each found something we could tolerate. My customer ordered a pizza after we left. That was after spending $180 for the meal, drinks and dessert. Yes, it is advertised as buffet but dessert was extra. OH! to be fair, the dessert was delicious. and everyone loved the mashed potatoes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great...
    Nash1974
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My spouse and I went to Rodizio for our 18th anniversary. Having heard both the good and bad about this restaurant, we decided to give it a try. Service and ambience were excellent. The salad bar was also exceptional, having both cold and hot items available. The meats, however, were extremely salty and lacking any real flavor. The sirloin tip and pork entrees were the better choices, but not the best cuts of meat. We happened to dine on a night they were also serving wild game (boar hog, frog legs, kangaroo, rattlesnake sausage, etc.). Yes, it was all you can eat; but, again way too salty. We were most happy with the salad bar and desserts, which were enough to warrant the price of the whole experience. A def "once in a while" experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time! Great food!
    loricarnes
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had a great evening out with friends! Salad bar had lots of choices and everything I tasted was good! Even tried the quail eggs! All the meat choices were good as well. Would go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had a great dinner with my wife. Greatly enjoyed the succulent food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally a rodízio within reach!
    wangw3
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Rodízio Grill doesn't disappoint with its energetic environment and endless meat. We counted 16 or 17 different meats, including a rattlesnake sausage that was fantastic! Can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for carnavores
    Dora
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Never disappoints any time we go. The food is always good, fresh, hot and plentiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nicest restaurant I've been to!
    GreatEats
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This place was awesome. You get 3 courses for 33.99$ and everything tasted like heaven. My husband and I were celebrating our 5th anniversary and the ambience of the restaurant made it romantic. Over a dozen of different types of meat served. You will be stuffed and satisfied when you leave
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go hungry
    Scottpat
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Puts a new twist to the old "All you can eat" buffet! Large salad and hot sides buffet type bar that is a level above Shonney's! We arrived at 7:30 and the salad bar had a picked over look, several items were down to the last serving or two. The meat servers or Gauchos were prompt when we had our marker on the green side(you'll figure this out) and the meat was good for the most. The lamb was over cooked but the other meats were good even though they pretty much all taste the same. I enjoyed the fish the most. At $33 with no drinks it is a fair value if you are hungry and like lots of meat, our 18 year old carnivore son was in paradise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT what it used to be! :(
    Belle
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We started dining at this restaurant when it was Sabor & really enjoyed it then - unfortunately ever since Rodizio Grill has taken over the quality of EVERYTHING has gone downhill. It's sad to see what once was such a fun & lively place to visit has become so sterile & lackluster. Even from simple things like having the lights on too high & the music on too low - the ambiance of this once great room has been lost. Yes, the prices have been lowered, but it seems the standards dropped dramatically as well - we would be happy to pay more per visit to regain the past experience of Sabor. Unfortunately there are just way too many great competing restaurants nearby for us to return for yet another disappointing dinner at Rodizio Grill. :(
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  • pretty good
    Jenny
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wish it would have had higher end meat and fish. Oh well we had good company so it was ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't eat to much! LOL
    chefjeff
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food, I loved the salad bar which is a meal in its self. Service was good everyone was very friendly and I would recommend to anyone that is in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Looking for high-end cuts, not here
    Kickin
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I'll start out by saying that I've been to 20+ different Brazilian restaurants over the last 7-8 years. Every single one of them (except one somewhere in Phoenix that I cannot recall the name of) has been a 7 out of 10 or greater. The Good: - Dined between 6-8pm mid-week and were not busy - Greeted and seated within seconds - Drinks arrived within 5 minutes of ordering - The Chocolate Martini that is made with chocolate syrup that is drizzled around the edge was fantastic! - The salad bar was great. Bacon salad and pico type salad = awesome The Not-so-good - Higher end meats never came with exception of Picanha that came ONCE after 45 minutes - No bacon wrapped filets - No top sirloin/top round - All low end stuff was constantly offered
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Different
    Love
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was me and my husband's first time at Rodizio. We enjoyed it very much. It is a different kind of dining experience. The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the experience
    momschoice
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The greeting was very prompt and pleasant. Our waitress explained everything in detail to us as it was our first time. The meat service was fast and plentiful. Some of the cuts were a little on the dry side. My husband enjoyed celebrating his birthday there and we both liked it enough that we would go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You won't leave hungry!
    Julie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I ate here for our anniversary and loved it! Unlimited appetizers and an enormous self-serve salad bar that includes traditional and brazilian side dishes. Servers come by your table with skewers of unlimited fresh, hot meat and there are 19 different choices! The dessert choices are also awesome! My husband and I chose the blended ice cream. You can choose what fuits you want mixed into the vanilla ice cream and they make it for you and bring it to your table. We chose pineapple and coconut and it was super amazing! Even though we were stuffed, it was easy to finish. This whole meal was an experience and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lower Your Expectations
    MeatLoverVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Just not good. Service was terrible....they should have had less employees banging the birthday drum and more serving. Food was OK, not bad, not good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Simply delicious and a bargain!
    dms21
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I've been there twice now - once with my boyfriend and his Mum and once on a bachelorette party. Both times were amazing! The food is absolutely delicious and the chef came to our table to ask what ingredients the vegetarian at our party would like for a special dish. Friendly and attentive staff and great ambiance. Make sure you're VERY hungry and maybe avoid on a night you're hoping to go out for lots of dancing/drinking as the meat sweets may set in!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat was a huge disappointment
    Roxhannah
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I was hoping to get some great meat at rodizios but it really fell short. Majority of meat was very fatty. Sides were good and the concept is fun, but it's not worth the price in my opinion. Things I did like was the limeade and the desserts.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 60 reviews are from the Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak House reviews archive.
  • Always great
    cmule
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food and service is always great!! My kids love it
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  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    If you like meat, you'll love Rodizio. The service is typically fantastic, and the food is excellent. The variety and flavors stand out dramatically from any other steak restaurants.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    RW79
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my dad here for Father's Day. A co-worker highly recommended it which was echoed by someone else. I was expecting really Great food based on the reviews and my prior experience at other Brazilian steakhouses. The food for me was just okay. I highly recommend the kale salad though. I was disappointed that they do not serve plantain which was surprising. I typically eat myself to sin at these places, going back and forth from red to green. There was not one meat here that made me want to gorge myself. My dad is old school and we asked for one of the steak options in well done which they will typically provide upon request. They never came back with the well done steak. Also, the meat service was not as regular as I am accustomed to.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oh what fun!
    Zole
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We celebrated my son's high school graduation with out of town family and guests at Rodizio Grill and had a fantastic time!! I will definitely be back and I highly recommend this Rodizio Grill!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitly Different!
    Diner
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    They bring the meat out with a series of gouchos when you turn your table indicator to green and the rest is a buffet. If you are in a group this doesn't work. I felt over whelmed by the volume of choices being brought at once and could not enjoy my food. I like to eat my food with sides while it is hot and that was tough to do here. The experience is nice and if we only had 2 people I think it would of been fine but no one was on the same meat schedule which made it hard.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rodizio delivers the beef
    JaredBVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Rodizio delivers the beef and chicken and lamb and turkey and .....We went for Mother's day lunch and it was crowded but our reservation was honored immediately. The food was great and of course there was unlimited amounts that were tasty and different. The bar drinks were great and not too expensive. The salad bar is probably the best Nashville has to offer. This is a great place to take Mom or to take Dad with the family for his day too. The price is high end for lunch but it wasn't much different than others charged for Mother's day brunch or dinner. We have been to Rodizio before and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jamie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food, excellent* service. Great for dating, special events, business outings & a unique experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem of a Churrascaria
    rthender
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    One of the best Churrascaria's I have eaten at in the US for meat quality. Salad bar has some short comings. Have seen much better in that area at Fogo de Chao and Boi Na Braza. But, over all a very good place. Pricey, bring your wallet and our appetite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food
    Dave
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Was very disappointed after all the hype I heard about how good this restaurant is. Most of the meat was over cooked, Having to use MSG on the meat tells me yall aren't confident in the quality of your meats. Trust me I know you use MSG because im severely allergic to MSG. For 37.00 per person I felt it was a waste of money. I cannot and will not recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    My wife and I went there for dinner. The staff was friendly. The waiter was very friendly along with the gauchos.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • don't bother
    foodtravelers72VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    As Brazilian steak houses go this one can be passed on. It's location in the tourist area has led to success because of the volume of customers it garners. True foodies will be disappointed.
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  • Service was great, food was ok
    RachaelSVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The Service was great! We were always attended to for all of our needs. Every piece of food was over salted and couldn't be enjoyed.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exquisite Eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Personally I think the restuarant is the distant relative to The Melting Pot except you don't have to cook your food. Food Non-stop and you stop eating when you are ready to. Great tasting food quiet atomosphere (during Lunch/Brunch anyway), will visit again.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    JJ65
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We couldn't believe how stuffed we became so fast. Everything we had was tasty and we enjoyed the good spirits of the staff. We definitely learned that if you want to enjoy the meat leave the sides items alone. Or keep to the lighter sides and not have the pastas, etc. We laughed as the host told us we should expect to have a 1 and 1/2 hour experience and we lasted about 20 minutes.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than I thought it would be.
    NicNac
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The cocktails were good and the wine and beer list were had selections that I would find in a fine dining restaurant.I loved the salad bar. The noise level was on the high side, but it was a Saturday night, and the place was packed. The chicken, fish, and beef were all very good. The lamb and the pork were cooked a little more than I would have liked, but they were ok. Loved the chicken hearts! Desserts were all pretty good, but the chocolate cake was on the dry side. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't Compare
    Ilovemeat
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I've eaten at many Brazilian Steakhouses throughout the country, and this one is several levels below all of them. The service was slow, but the people were friendly. The salad bar was just ok. I usually have to fend off the guys walking around with meat, but at this one, there was often a long wait between each one. The meat was just ok as well, a lot of it was dry or overseasoned. Maybe I got my expectations up too high at places like Texas de Brazil and Fogo de Chao, but this one is only a couple dollars cheaper, and not worth half the price. I hope my experience was a unique one, but I have my doubts.
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  • Excellent, Pricey, Overstuffed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    At $33 a plate not including drink and dessert I better get a lot. Well, the service was great and they just don't stop bringing food until you put up the stop sign. The food was delicious and I was way too full when we left the restaurant and we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for group dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This was our second experience at Rodizio Grill. This time we took more people with us. It was so much fun to see how much they enjoyed it as well. The food and service were delightful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rodizio Grill
    MSgtJoe
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Having enjoyed dining at other Brazilian Steak Houses I have something to compare to. Would I go again: Yes but only with a group Price: The brunch we did was $29 a person and was reasonable. Overall...the food was good and the meats were well prepared and not overly seasoned. The big negative to me was several times the meats were from medium well to well done. When pork is well done...better off to eat the sole of your shoe. The whitefish was not very good, the chicken hearts were excellent. The salad bar, although sparse compared to other places I have been, was well stocked and very good. Our waitress was attentive and took great care of us, the meat servers were efficient but there were some loooong spaces between carvings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice variety of foods
    trup
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The selection of salads and side dishes had lots of variety and all the ones my husband and I tried were delicious. Everything on the salad bar area was fresh and replenished. You could easily make a meal of those items. If you like the concept of being able to have a bite of this and a bite of that this is the place for you. We had rib-eye steak, bacon wrapped filet bites, tenderloin, chicken and ham offered to us. It doesn't take much to get full but the nice thing is you can take your time and space out when you want to get your food and when you need to rest. All in all it was a great meal. Go when you're hungry and plan to be there a while if you really want to enjoy and savor all the foods.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    botc2006
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Nice valet parking great waiter food was above average will go again.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular
    Michael
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The dining experience at Rodizio is second to none in Nashville. A must see experience of nightlife in the Music City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.