The Grill From Ipanema
The Grill From Ipanema

The Grill From Ipanema

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://seattlegrillfromipanema.com/
  • Phone: 2064574885x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday - Sunday : 11:00am - 12:00am
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Tim Rose
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please call (206)661-4597
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contacts us for catering services information
    (206)661-4597
  • Private Party Contact: Liliana Edwards 2066614597x
  • Special Events: Please call (206)661-4597

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Battery and Bell
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Grill From Ipanema
AUTHENTIC BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE
The Grill From Ipanema in Seattle is all about Rodízio, a popular Brazilian style of enjoying dinner among friends and a truly unique dining experience. Rodízio offers a wide variety of different cuts of grilled meats slowly roasted in specially designed charcoal grills. Served continuously by "passadores" or "gauchos" with food brought on skewers or carved to order tableside, servers make their rounds until guests can’t take another bite. Dining at The Grill From Ipanema also includes unlimited visits to the "mesa de frios" (cold table) for an array of cold cuts, cheeses, and exotic Brazilian specialties.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
The Grill From Ipanema reviews from OpenTable diners
313 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (199)good for groups (153)fit for foodies (151)scenic view (99)romantic (88)great for lunch (82)neighborhood gem (55)great for brunch (48)kid-friendly (46)hot spot (45)late-night find (23)vibrant bar scene (14)notable wine list (14)great for outdoor dining (6)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Service was wonderful. We had a Groupon so the price was good. I just don't think I would have been happy if I had to pay full price.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Grill from Ipanema
    StFlorian
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Enjoyed the personable service. We were seated quickly and got our salad plates straight away. The minor issue was that the drinks were slow in arriving and they missed my request for a second one. But that is a small thing compared with the food. Their menu has a good selection to choose from and it was all at a good price. It would be a good walk from the Market, it's a hike from the Ferry Dock so think Cab when you arrive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Definitely a good spot for lunch, dinner and pretty much any occassions. *two thumbs up* Alot of selections at the salad bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but not great
    DiningOut
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Like most Brazilian steak houses, the meat takes center stage here. We found all of the meat choices to be cooked well and tasty. The salad/buffet bar was adequate, but nothing special. The service was very good, and the wait staff were very attentive and helpful. I've eaten at many other Brazilian steak houses and found this one to be good, but not great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 63mike
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Good food and interesting dining experience. Molbeck wine selected by wine steward was just okay and not at the level of Molbecks we have had before at other restaurants. Maybe just a dad bottle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ipanema
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    It was second time at the restaurant and my visit was less enjoyable this time. The food wasn't as good and as fresh as last time I was there. Also, I asked the person who was serving meat " can I please have another piece of meat due to the one served being just a piece of fat?” ..I was stunned by his answer: “o, I cannot do that, you have wait for another round”. Wow… for $25 a person I should be able to get what I want and as much as I would like… That was a very poor service for an upscale restaurant who would like customers return and tell others about the place. Salad bar did not have as much variety as last time I was there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time
    FoodLover
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was our first time to experience Brazilian Barbeque. Everything was fantastic. The food was excellent and the service was good. Staff was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yes, to the Grill from Ipanema
    palate2go
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful ambiance greets you as you enter and then you notice the water wall on the left and the awesome array and selections of antipasto and creative salads on the right. Ah, all the meats were tender as we three made our selections from the wandering gauchos who came to our table. The parmesan encrusted pork was one friend's favorite. Mine was the bacon wrapped beef. Other friend liked everything. Grilled pineapple refreshes the palate between meat selections. My hard-to-please restaurant friend said afterwards, "This is the place I am taking my brother on his next visit to Seattle. His brother is a world traveler and a connoisseur of fine dining. Score: a perfect 10!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best in Seattle
    Rabvicar
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is a Mecca for those that love grilled meat and a salad bar, in an comfortable setting. The service staff, and atmosphere, is inviting, and friendly. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a date night, craving for well prepared food, or simple family get together. I personally will be returning with my friends, not only for sharing a meal in a good restaurant, but for the restaurant itself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Rodizio in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've always had a wonderful dining experience at Grill from Ipanema. On one visit we were overlooked by our server for some time I had a word with the manager and we were well taken care of from that point and have been treated as regulars ever since. We've been to tge other Rodizio style places in the area and this is our favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, great space
    CyberSurfer69
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Was a nice, mostly quiet evening. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Place
    RickG
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    You need to be hungry to eat at The Grill. The meats are abundant and good. The salad bar is also extensive and good. The restaurant's ambience is very nice and in a good location. The only negative was I found the service to be slow. When we first sat down we ordered drinks. It took almost 20 minutes for them to reach our table; we had already started to eat our dinner. Our server was also missing in action a good deal of the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kinger
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Had an enjoyable evening. Salad bar display was pleasing. There were plenty of items to choose from and they were delicious. The various meats were served promptly when we were dining. Suggest making earlier reservation between 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun with Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Rodizio style serving is always entertaining for everyone at the table. The Grill From Ipanema also has a tremendous salad bar that will keep the "rabbits" in your party delighted. I don't think I'd want to visit this restaurant often, though. It's more for the reasons of novelty one dines here than the food... not that the food was bad, just that it wasn't GREAT.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening!
    SeattleJen
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    There were five of us with different appetites. Three of us did the abundant, very complete and filling "salad" bar which was much more than that! Two of us went for the amazing meat that was presented and sliced off at your table that also came with the salad bar. We were all so full at the end of the meal that we couldn't even try one of their delicious beautiful desserts. We will certainly return when we are very hungry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome-always fun!
    Lifeis2short
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    3rd time there-brought new friends. Had same waiter who took great care of us last time, remembered us and proceeded to take immaculate care of us again! Friends were very impressed! it was late evening dinner after a concert, and I think we were last out, but no one made us feel rushed or hurried and food was delicious! try the Passion fruit trifle for dessert-bomb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • maddhghts
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great spot.... Definitely enjoyed the experience.. Great Staff!!.... Great Food!!.. Great Ambiance!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Redmondguest
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our reservation was not honored until almost 30 minutes past the time confirmed. The dining room was very warm and extremely noisy. So noisy that I could not hear the servers when the meat was brought to the table. Our party of 6 was seated at a booth which made it very inconvenient to make trips to the salad bar. The drink order took too long to come. The selection of meat was incomplete; many of the different skewers did not come to our table. We asked 3 times for the shrimp before it arrived. The server was not very attentive and our plates were not removed in a timely manner when we went back to salad bar.
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  • Delish!
    Doodads
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My favorite restaurant since I went there for the 1st time 10 years ago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I really, REALLY, enjoyed the food. Great service also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good fun
    Vanna
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The variety of grilled foods brought to the table is good. My favorite is the grilled pineapple...delicious! the side dish bar has a lot of items and you could make a meal on that alone, but leave room for the grilled pineapple, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try one of the menu items
    SheilainBelltown
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I've been to The Grill before and had the rodizio, which was fun and very filling (great salad bar, too), however on a second visit my daughter and I decided to order off the menu. Based on our helpful server's recommendations, we both ordered the skirt steak with a side of veggies. It was absolutely the tastiest steak that I have had in years. The side order of asparagus was grilled to perfection. The steak comes with a traditional fried egg on the steak (optional). We complimented the meal with an excellent bottle of Malbec then shared a heavenly custard-type dessert topped with fruit. A perfect, light, sweet ending to a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bird
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    There was no a/c. Too hot. Had to walk outside a few times. Finally I left. This was my anniversary dinner. Not happy
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so much food!
    mmmfood
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    You must go hungry! And of you really want to try all the meat, don't accidentally fill up on the salad bar. It's very easy yo do!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    CHPilgrim
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This is our Second time here. Our waiter Daniel was a true delight and know the Bar Items really well. I was thankful for his input.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Meat Lover's Paradise
    Michael
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Yes, a Brazilian steakhouse is the way to go if you like sampling different cuts of meat and comparing flavors and textures in a single meal. It also has an excellent salad bar. Beware a later afternoon seating on a sunny day by the windows however; even with the blinds lowered, you're going to be very warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food = Meh
    kenai
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    While the concept of the rodizio style dining was unique, the food was unfortunately not very good. Of the tons of food options, the only items I thought were well prepared were the asparagus soup, mashed sweet potatoes, tri tip steak & grilled pineapple. All the other meats were overcooked/dry &/or tasteless. Glad we used a Groupon, or I would have been even more disappointed with the high price.
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  • good birthday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The selection of food was good. Wish there was more meat selection though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow! New fav restaurant!
    TLax
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Amazing food, great service, and easy to set reservations with Open Table. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring your appetite
    Joshua
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Rodizio is the only way to go! Don't fill up on the salad bar too much save room for the beef selections that come to your table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    TheDude13
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food is amazing, atmosphere is terrific! My kids thought it was a high end establishment and loved the "meat on a stick" that they bring to your table. Perfect for a night away with my wife or a family outing in the Seattle area. Thanks again for the memories.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Alyssa
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had a lovely evening! The food and experience is well worth the price! Make sure to enjoy a caipirinha with your meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Fabulous food and service...make sure to go hungry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun yet still sophisticated
    Ribar08
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I went to the grill for my 21st birthday. It was a family dinner so I was happy that the restaurant was kid friendly and didn't intimidate. They have an open salad bar which is amazing! We loved the soups. Their speciality is the Rodizio which is what we had I wish I could have tried all the 17 different types of meat but I got full too fast, overall fun and delicious. Great staff! Very friendly, the bill was a bit hefty but for what we got I think it's a fair price, I recommend the grill from ipanema for a special dinner, I will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary dinner
    kimber923
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food, personable servers, and a unique dining experience. I'd definitely go back! I would call in my reservation next time, however, since my online reservation somehow didn't register. I had requested a window table for our special occasion, but when we arrived they weren't expecting us so we kind of got plopped at an empty table on the side/back. It wasn't a huge deal - we asked to move and they accommodated. Service was fast and provided a great variety of foods to try. We had the Rodizio - open salad and sides bar with a huge variety of things, and then 17 different types of meat began circulating to our table. Bring your appetite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs more servers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had lunch at 12:30 on a Saturday. Restaurant was about 80% full, but there were only about 3-4 servers. Because of the way Brazilian steakhouses work, servers were only able to serve a few tables at a time before running back to the kitchen to put the meat back on the grill. With only about 4 servers, and around 60 customers, service was slow. It only came up to speed when the restaurant started to empty out as it approached 2:00. Salad bar was surprisingly large, although I didn't particularly enjoy it. There were only a few items I wanted to go back to get for seconds. A bunch of the salads were drenched in oil, or some other type of dressing. They all felt very heavy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go hungry
    HollowLegSeattle
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Go hungry if you're going to order the Rodizio because it also comes with the all you can eat "salad bar". Make sure you wait for the servers to bring around the cinnamon grilled pineapple - it's delicious. The filet had way too much garlic on it this last week, it was overpowering, and my boyfriend is allergic to garlic. The cheese steak and other meats were prepared well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the concept. Service meh
    CyberJayVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I've been to several Brazilian restaurants such as Fogo de Chao in Boston. Relatively, Ipanema has similar food but a nicer atmosphere. However, the service at Ipanema isn't as responsive as other Brazilian steakhouses. They're generally slow with beverages, taking initial orders, bringing the bill, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great meal!
    mwhit
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I couldnt help compairing my previous experience with FogoDeCho and our brunch here. The gauchos arent Brazilian or costumed, which was different from FDC. The salad bar was smaller, with less artistic displays. Now for the good..... First, the food was phenominal. Salad bar was stocked with top quality ingredients. Meats flavorful and tender. Wasnt aware that lunch menu didnt feature all 18 meats....that too was different. But what we had was fabulous and sufficient. The manager was attentive and made us feel very welcome, stopping by often to make sure we were comfortable. Overall, food was equal to my other experiences, but more of a casual atmosphere. We will return often!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Dougie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We look forward to eating here when ever possible.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.