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

Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.RodizioGrill.com/Nashville
  • Phone: (615) 730-8358
  • 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 (615) 730-8358

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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Food and service is always great!! My kids love it"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great food, excellent* service. Great for dating, special events, business outings & a unique experience."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My wife and I went there for dinner. The staff was friendly. The waiter was very friendly along with the gauchos. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Nice valet parking great waiter food was above average will go again."
    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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The dining experience at Rodizio is second to none in Nashville. A must see experience of nightlife in the Music City."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Consistently good, but we went on a slow weeknight and the pace was a bit slower than normal."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "First time to a brazilliansteakhouse and it was a great surprise! It can go as fast or slow as you want. The men were happy because of all the meat - the women were happy because of all the sides and salads! Such a fun concept. There were 5 of us and everyone loved it!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a wonderful table overlooking the rest of the restaurant - a little secluded, which was terrific. The salad bar was outstanding - would have had no trouble filling up on those items, but had to resist that urge to save room for the main course. Next came the steady parade of meat. My favorites were the beef options, but everything was good. We all *loved* the grilled pineapple. Our table ended up sharing a flan and a cinnamon pastry dessert - both were great, but we loved the Rabanada (cinnamon pastry and ice cream). For our wallets, this is on the pricey side, but for special occasions, we'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our experience at Rodizio was great, and definitely on par with what I have had at other Brazilian steakhouses. I have been to others that we're more romantic, or had slightly better food, but over all, Rodizio fits the bill, the food is great, and it is a good spot for a group, special occasion, or just a nice meal out in general, especially if you have a taste for meat! For money, the thin cut marinated steak was the best red meat, and apart from that, the best meat servings were the wine chicken, bacon wrapped turkey, and port sausage."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "This is the second time my girlfriend and I have eat'n at Rodizio. We found the wonderful restaurant on open table and we fell in love. To quality of food far surpasses the price you pay, we have loved both of our encounters with this fine dinning establishment and plan to eat there many more times in the future. Ther service is great, the good is even better, and in my oppinion you can't beat the price for what you get!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "My wife's birthday and our 1st date night of the year. We had a great time! We'll definitely be back. Blessings"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Reasonably priced for lunch, attentive staff and very pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The meat is the centerpiece of the restaurant but it is nothing special. The wine list is more impressive. Not worth the money if you're looking for a good meat eating experience."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I have been to Texas De Brazil and Fogo De Chao, as well as Bombashathat used to be here in Nashville. But Rodizio Grill is hands down the best. There are more food choices than those other chaines and the service is impeccable. The atmosphere is romantics and very chiq for the reasonable $35 per person asking price. There is valet parking provided by the restaurant, which is understandable considering it is located in downtown Nashville. But the premium to have your car parked for you is much cheaper than any of garages nearby."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We mistakenly thought this would be a romantic and yummy spot for dinner on New Year's Day. This is the McDonald's of steakhouses. They try to fill you up on non steak items that are far more served than any real meat. Apparently, we were seated at the end of the line, as we only saw the scraps of the sweat pants wearing over eaters before us. Unauthentic prefab apps and over cooked meat make this a No-go. The only bright spot was the discount we received from the manager after complaining."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Second visit to Rodizio and it didn't disappoint! You must go hungry because the food is amazing and you want to be sure to try it ALL! The meats and sides were PERFECTLY prepared and seasoned and the service was on the level of a 5 star restaurant. I particularly noticed that the servers and the gauchos made an effort to use our names - very nice! Can't wait to go back again!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My first visit to Nashville's Brazilian steakhouse. I have eaten Brazilian before and knew what to expect. For the first timer in our group,it was an experience. To see the look of delight on that man's face as our table was surrounded by those bringing varieties of meat was a sight to see. Overall a great night out with friends, A LOT of good food, mostly super friendly staff, and a comfortable environment."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The restaurant is set up nice, the food is not worth the price they charge."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I usually don't do a lot of red meat, but the food was great and the service was excellent. I kept wanting to eat but had to turn the red light on to stop the food from coming. Our waitress was very knowledgable of the services and the food and kept checking on us which is great. My fiance' brought me there for our date night session and we are thinking about taking our parents."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Very good food. My kids really enjoyed it and I like the fact that you have a kids price."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I have been to this restaurant several times before and loved everything. This had to be an off day. The salad bar was horrible, the food looked it had been sitting there all day. The meat was slow to my table and they skipped my table a couple times. This is far from the norm here, their salad bar is usually Perfect. I will give them another try, like I said probably an off day..........."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "This was a nice experience. We love Brazilian, so we decided to give them a try. There service was prompt, the food was ok, they had a great drink selection, & best of all, the price was right. Of the three Steakhouses I've been to (Fire of Brazil, Fogo de Chao, & now Rodizio Grill), this was the least expensive. The salad/appetizer/side bar was good, but their items were inconsistent. Every trip showed different items, which made it difficult when we wanted to repeat a dish. The flavor on the meats & knowledge of the gauchos was not that great compared to others. If you want the experience w/o the cost, go during the week for lunch. Its only $17.99/person. Brunch on the weekends is only $24.99/person, and $32.99/person for dinner each day."
    Dined on 12/22/2013