The Grill From Ipanema
The Grill From Ipanema

The Grill From Ipanema

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://seattlegrillfromipanema.com/
  • Phone: (206) 457-4885
  • 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
273 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (178)good for groups (143)fit for foodies (134)scenic view (85)romantic (75)great for lunch (64)neighborhood gem (62)hot spot (43)kid-friendly (39)great for brunch (28)late-night find (23)vibrant bar scene (13)notable wine list (11)great for outdoor dining (6)Show More
  • Unique cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    If you want to try something decent and are not a vegetarian, check out Grill from Ipanema - aunthetic Brazilian churrasco.
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    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quantity over quality
    rvrinsea
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Service was superb, view is great and the meat in Brazilian steak house style kept on coming. However, the meat all more or less had the same over charcoal-ed flavor. Salad bar was meh. Real noisy and energetic - great for college students and those looking for constant energy and agitation - horrible for an intimate dinner date or just having a good conversation with a friend. My wife and I both hate Claim Jumper - a great example of wretched excess and quantity over quality, but both of us agree - if we were forced to choose Grill from Ipanema vs. Claim Jumper - we'd choose Claim Jumper
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Dining Experience in a long, long time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great Service, Great Food, Great Atmosphere. A winner! We will keep this restaurant on our "always go here for something special" list. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place in seattle!
    JH123
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Food was great! Service is very professional. Love the steak. You won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waitress was not present
    DavidP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    ThE food was good and the guys bring around the meat were awesome bit the waitress acted like we did not exists. My wife order a glass of wine and never got ask if she would like another and I had ordered a coke and had to ask for a refill the first time and didn't bother to ask for another. We also wanted desert but by the time the waitress came back by decided to go to another establishment to get it. For the cost of the meal I expected a way better experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mardy
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Great food and great service. Will definitely coming back with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very tasty
    Renee
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I took my boyfriend there for his birthday. He's a meat and potatoes kind of guy so I wanted to expand his food tastes while still making sure he would enjoy his dinner, and I know I succeeded. The idea of people just coming to your table with a sampling of different meats right of the grill was a fun experience and the salad / sides bar was quite delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is quite an expensive restaurant. I should have just gone to a regular steak house and pay less (I got the rodizio + drink + desert).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun, unusual dining experience
    feeding2teens
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food: My son's call it the "meat parade." The meat was all very tastily seasoned - cooked med to medium rare (for the beef). A carnivore's dream come true. The buffet was varied, colorful, fresh, and delicious. The desserts are unique & delish. Recommend saving room, which is hard to do here. The coffee is very good. Service: The wait staff is very courteous & friendly. Requested items come to your table quickly. The table server, was spread a little too thin. She was a little slow at refilling beverages and clearing plates. However, when she did come by, she handled it all very quickly. The restaurant was very clean. I recommend this for a fun social group dining event or a special occasion among family or friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IMHO
    jocko267
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I would highly recommend Ipanema to anyone. I will certainly be back again. Worth every penny. An outstanding dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Recommended
    Ruan
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was a first wedding anniversary dinner. When I made the reservation I told them it's for an anniversary. When we arrived the hostess was extremely rude and had no other remark than a head nod to another girl to take us to our table. Our table was in the middle of the restaurant, the restaurant was mostly empty so a nice gesture would have been to place us at a table by the window. Service was OK we had a really nice waitress but once again the hostess set the mood for us, and the table in the middle of the restaurant also set the mood. Food was OK. Our bill was $170, for that amount I do not think that it was worth what we paid. The pure lack of customer service and the rudeness of hostess should have been a sign not to eat here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You Won't Go Hungry!
    AkGoBlue
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This was our first time at a Brazilian steakhouse and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The meat was all delicious with a lovely smoky flavor; the smoke went especially well with the bison and with the provolone cheesesteak. As others have pointed out, to call the salad bar a salad bar is a little misleading (like calling the New York Philharmonic a local concert band) - there were plenty of choices in sides, both hot and cold, and it was all delicious. A couple of minor downsides. The house Malbec was a little too tannic for my taste and way overpriced. The sangria was plentiful although I've had better. All told, though, it was definitely worth it for the food and atmosphere alone, so give it a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Carnivore Dream
    tall66
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great selection of meats as well as a nice selection of Brazilian specialty's at the salad bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience!
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Great service, wonderful food and drinks. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us navigate the menu. Totally worth every penny!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beyond satisfying
    madine
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Every dish served for the Rodizio was mouth watering. This place never fails to amaze me. There so much to choose from, great for people wanting to try new dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Cda521
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great atmosphere and food. Was sat right away when we checked in for our reservations. Wish we would have had better service. This was the only thing that I could say bad about this place. I will go again but if get the same poor service it will be my last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for group events!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was amazing! Everything was fresh and well made. I feel that the dinig experience would be better overall if either the non pork/beef options-shrimp,lamb,chicken-had sauce options or spices similar to the pepper steak or parmesean steak. I also feel since most people will come in as a group and that you should have an option to split the bill without the diner(s) having to write down the infortmaion on the back of the ticket. Makes the establisment seem unprofessional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    shellbell
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    my children love this place. I love this place it's great food. If you love meat this is the place for you. it's a little pricey so I take my family for lunch but it's a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Unique Experience
    Greenchileyumyum
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This is really the only dining experience of its type. Really fun with all of the different types of meat coming your way and the abundance of all you can eat sides. Make sure you come hungry! Maybe even skip lunch. I had a great time but would only come here for special occasions, if someone was in from out-of-town, or if someone had just never been before. Had a great time and did enjoy the food and service. Note that if you do the rotating meats it is going to be near $65 a person.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place for mixed diets
    MeghanBp
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was perfect for our small group- a mix of paleo & vegetarian diners! Amazing salad bar with plenty of of options, meat was perfectly seasoned & cooked, selection was vast and service was responsive. Great ambience and music- a perfect night out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Longaaron83
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Amazing food amazing experience. Had a group of 8 people and we all left extremely happy. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring your appetite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    So much food. ..stomach too small. The continuous flow of meat being brought to the table seems never ending. The food is so good you do not want to stop eating. Do not fill up at the"salad" bar or you will regret it. A carnivore's paradise.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    FoodAdvntr
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Loved the ambiance and food. The wait staff was not ontop of things however. Had to go find one twice and request was not fulfilled. For the price that should improve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food and Fun
    funtimes3
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This was my husband and I's 2nd visit and both times were excellent. We brought along some friends for their first visit and they absolutely loved it. We will all return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Treat
    Whitey
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The salad bar was a meal in itself and I will return just for the salad bar. This was our first visit to The Grill and we enjoyed it very much. The choices of meats being offered was excellent and someone was always at our table with a new taste treat. When we wanted more of something, it was immediately sent to our table. I would highly recommend The Grill to anyone for a special treat. We plan to take our adult boys to The Grill for a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Grilll
    mdean9
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Combining a casual business dinner and drinks with the Rodizio style of eating, is always a winner in my books. The Grill From Ipanema was no differernt. Tastes from South America surrounded with an incredible atmosphere make this place a "must do".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place but a bit pricey
    Andrew
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Food is great, atmosphere is great, service is great, but prices are not so great especially if you are not that hungry. Maybe a more flexible pricing policy could help mitigate that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • delay in receiving food
    shells
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    It was an awesome experience except it felt like the meat servers staff numbers were too short to accommodate the volume in the restaurant. We waited for various cuts of meat to come to our table. The placement of the tag may have been the issue -- given the waiter would have to come right to the table to see it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was an amazing placenter for dinner. Good view, great service. My only complaint is that they won't divide the bill amongst a group. If you go in a group pay cash.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Unique Dining Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    You get served by gauchos bearing 17 different kinds of meats on skewers. You get to choose from this buffet at your table and decide what to eat or what to pass on. It's all you can eat and it's excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Everything was amazing. We had such a great time and already are planning our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderfully unique experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Took my parents on a double date with my fiancée, and we were all blown away! Absolutely delicious! Such a great place, we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat Eaters Delight!
    Gary
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This is by far the very best Meat diner I have ever had. Amazing variety and absolutely great service
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A meat eaters paradise
    USCarreraGuy
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Any meat eater would be in paradise for all 17 of the most flavorable meats in Seattle (maybe on Earth). And not to be overlooked, the salad bar has everything that a non-meat eater would want, and it is all fresh and very tasty. Lastly, you can't leave without a glass (or 2, or 3) of Caipirinha.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steakhouse
    TRinOlympia
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is the second Brazilian steakhouse I've been to; the first in Vegas. This one beats Vegas. The server was awesome, the food was great and I wasn't left with the feeling that they wanted to have people sitting so closed together. I would eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ArnoldDotson1965
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I travel extensively and have eaten Brazilian food all over the country and this in fact for me was the unpleasant experience I have ever had. I went for lunch and everyone that told me to go here was quite taken back when I told them of my visit. Most apologized but there was no apology needed I just had a bad experience that day I may or may not try them again. Lunch should have stated that it had a lesser amount of food offered so I would have stuck with dinner because I had a dinner time reservation to.
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  • Expensive but good
    Darren
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It's like disney land for a carnivore. Prices have gone up a lot in the last 2 or 3 years at all of the brazilian steak places, but it's still filling and enjoyable. Onc draw back is they don't ask whether you want a more well done piece, medium rare, rare etc. At the brazilian steak place in factoria in Bellevue, they usually ask if you want a rare, medium, or well done piece.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous and Different!
    ClayMoore
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    What a lovely and different venue. The superb service is highlighted by traveling waiters with up to 17 varieties of meats on a skewer which is cut at your table. The salad bar is to die for, one cannot get to all of the choices in one meal. Good food and earthy ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A treat for meat eaters.
    AGuyInSeattle
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The quality and variety of protein sources is amazing... and there are even enough terrific things available for non-meat eaters. Really a terrific dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love, love, love it
    Student4food
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Love coming here for special occasions. The prices are a little high but the views are worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.