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The Grill from Ipanema
The Grill from Ipanema

The Grill from Ipanema Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thegrillfromipanema.com
  • Phone: (202) 986-0757
  • Hours of Operation: MONDAY-THURSDAY 4:30-10:30PM. FRIDAY 4:30 - 11:30PM. SATURDAY 12:00 NOON - 11:30 PM. SUNDAY 12;00 NOON-10:00PM. BRUNCH SAT-SUN. 12 NOON 40:00PM. HAPPY HOUR MON. - FRI. 4:30 - 7:00PM. AT THE BAR ONLY.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, International, Latin American
  • Executive Chef: Alcy de Souza
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: PARTY SIZED PANS = Take-Out or Deliver. Generous portions of our Menu items to Make Your Dinner or Party Planning easier. = Half Pans Feed Approximately 8-10 People. = Full Pans Feed Approximately 16-20 People.
  • Special Events & Promotions: we offer banquet menu for private and semi-private events (accommodate groups of all sizes)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18th St
  • Public Transit: We are close to Woodley park metro station or Dupont circle metro station (red line)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday to Wednesday, Street parking or public parking garage on 18th Street (drive through out the alley next to the restaurant - just across 18 Street)
A word from The Grill from Ipanema
The Grill From Ipanema is the only authentic Brazilian restaurant in town. This restaurant takes pride in its hospitality and is committed to offering the best culinary experience so that one can truly taste traditional Brazilian cookery with different flavors and from different regions in Brazil. The inspiration of the menu is a reflection of the people, different cultures, and flavors within Brazil. Try our "Moqueca Mista a Baiana" style, it is a mixed seafood stew of fish, shrimp, mussels, squid, clams and scallops is prepared in a blend of palm oil and coconut milk with fresh cilantro, tomato, onion, scallions and green pepper (Please indicate how spicy) served in a clay pot with rice and fish broth, and a yucca purée on the side. Grill from Ipanema is a delightful surprise to anyone interested in a unique adventure from way down south.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went to specifically eat Brazilian style seafood, not just meats on skewers. Great Bahiaian style seafood dishes."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Birthday party for a group that spent a couple of weeks in Brazil, and miss the food. We weren't disappointed. Paella and other traditional food items weren't "dumbed down" for American consumption. Great wait staff. Fun evening. Indoor and outdoor dining 2 miutes walk from Hilton on Connecticut. Locals and visitors. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "We took the alligator served with mustard in appetizer, it was really good. For the entrée, I took the picanha (I tried already on the bbq with Brazilian friends), and the taste was as delicious as with my friends. The meat was well-cooked, really tasty and the seasoning was just perfect. I recommend this restaurant if you want to discover Brazilian food."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Exceptional menu with all of the standard fare, along with the national drinks and famous dishes. Unfortunately, they have omitted some of the delicacies found on earlier menus (e.g. tongue) to cater to the more pedestrian American tastes. A gem, nonetheless."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "The Grill is the real thing, authentic food, authentic Brazilian staff, authentic Brazilian ambiance … very warm welcome and delicious food, the bartender was particularly welcoming and delightful … you will feel at home here and you will eat well …"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "This is a restaurant that can infuse flavors perfectly and taste like every ingredient (down the spices) were chopped fresh for each dish. This was the case of The Grill. Secondly, the ambiance of the staff and venue are very special. Imagine going to dinner at a traditional Latin family's home where they bring out the best linens, dishes and service they have. The manager/co-owner (ESTER) visited our table several times and kept a watchful eye to ensure our dining experience was special and enjoyable. We sampled a variety of Brazilian food since it was restaurant week. Our favorites were the Paella, the Galinha com cameroes, and grilled meats. Probably the coffee and desserts are also some of the best in the area."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Traditional brazilian restaurante in DC keep up its brazilian special dishes and goid service"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This place ALWAYS has outstanding food, service, and spicy goodness!! Enjoy it!!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "This is a restaurant that came a long way, with a good sample of Brazilian cuisine, including feijoada, moqueca, coxinha, bobo' de camarao. In addition, the DC Choro band added a special touch with nostalgic samba, bossa nova, and the fantastic voice of Gigi. This is a place to start knowing Brazil and evolve into going to carnival and the 2016 Olympics in Rio!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The food wasn't bad. Pretty authentic (We've been to Brazil a few times). However, the price was way too high. NOT worth the money. Our waiter seemed like he was doing us a huge favor every time he came to our table. We felt like an inconvenience to him. Caipirinha (tradicional alcoholic drink) was tasty, but it didn't have much alcohol in it. For almost $9 per drink, it was definitely not worth it. The website advertises happy hour from 4-7 pm (even says so on the door), but it's just at the bar. You pay full price at a table. I'm not returning!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The owner, Raquel, with her warm welcome, the familiar environment and the great food made our dinner really pleasant. Will definitively return when in DC again."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "It took the waiter 10 mins just to come over to our table & get our drink order. We asked for a half tea/lemonade (DC staple) but he said he didn't even know if the 2 could be mixed together. I ordered the salmon & my friend ordered a chicken pasta with salad. The salmon was okay but I definitely have had better. The mashed potatoes that came with it had an entire can of salt in it. The salad my friend ordered had 10 pieces of lettuce. The pasta she ordered tasted so bland that she had to send it back. The waiter kept reaching over our plates to get menus, plates etc. off the table & even touched friends fork. Needless to say, this was the worst dining experience I have ever had. If I could give a negative rating, I would."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Good but not 24.99-an-entree good. We (myself, my partner, and my parents) will most likely not be returning."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Ipanema Grill offered authentic Brazillian food beyond the normal churrascaria in a relaxed friendly setting!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We have eaten at the Grill From Ipanema several times, and always enjoyed it. Usually we have terrific service. This last time was different. The food was good enough, and the owner/manager was gracious as always. However, our service was terrible. Our waitress could barely be bothered to serve us and she forgot some of our food. She never checked on us and we had to work very hard to find her most of the time. She didn't even bother to bring us the check and when we finally hailed someone else down to bring us our check, it took another ten minutes for our credit card to be returned to us, and someone else had to do that too. Granted, Brazil had just lost their game to Germany so everyone was in a bad mood, but that is no excuse."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Was there watching a World Cup match. Place was packed and still received great service. Hats of to you."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "It took one hour to get our food and the appetizers came with the main meal--even when I specifically requested that this not happen. Service seemed chaotic and nonEnglish speaking staff made issues more challenging. Food is good. Having eaten here several times before, this time I brought family and friends from out of town. They were appropriately unimpressed. Sorry to say that I no longer view this as a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I had been wanting to try the Brazilian dish feijoada for some time, so on a recent occasion, I took my sisters out to dinner here. The place did not disappoint -- great meals, drinks, and desserts. Would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I made a reservation during a World Cup match when Brazil is playing, so my students could experience the Brazilian food and culture. Everything was good. I was just disappointed with the size, amount, cup presentation and price of the caipirinhas drink :-( It was served in tiny plastic cup (my boyfriend's even broke when he hold his cup), lots of ice and not much beverage :-( for basically 9.00 dollars....:-("
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The good was way overpriced. Appetizers were 10 each and we were served no more more than half a cup of food was served. The beer was warm and the service was too slow."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Love this place. Had a fantastic afternoon feijoada here! Was so satisfied afterwards!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We met to provide an appreciation dinner for one of our teachers. Considering our limited budget, we opted to order food "tapas style" with 1 large salad and one entree, and 4 appetizers - for 4 people. Our server was extremely friendly and accommodating. I have been to establishments where servers give patrons a hard time for ordering appetizers only. This was not the case here. Our group reservation had also changed from 8 to 4, which I mentioned upon arrival -not a problem. The food was great, I would recommend the Brazilian paella, the black bean coxhina, in particular. This was our second year hosting our "teacher appreciation" dinner here; and we had the same great experience last year as well."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Bon de mais means super good in Portuguese. I've been eating at the Grill for over 20 years. The owner, Elce, was a chef in Brasil and recreates the authentic Brazilian dining experience. His mexilhões a carioca, Carioca Mussels with a green sauce I have never had anywhere else are a reason to keep going back. The carne picahna is my favorite entree. You cannot go wrong by starting out with a traditional Caipirinha, the national drink of brasil, and some mandioca frita, otherwise known as yuca."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Cozy, welcoming little place. Extensive menu of Brazilian specialties. Great food. Most excellent caipirinhas. Staff mostly Brazilians. Indoor and outdoor tables. It feels like a neighborhood restaurant somewhere in Brazil. But it's actually in Adams-Morgan a 10 minute stroll from the Woodley Park Metro station. Bacana mesma."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I have been coming to The Grill From Ipanema for over 20 years and have always had consistent excellent Brazilian food. I began courting my wife there when I was single and this started her love affair with Brazil. I recently planned to meet friends there for a special evening. Although my friends didn't make it the staff was willing to accommodate me despite the "no show". The food was delicious and the staff, especially Edward, were attentive and professional. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We chose this local restaurant for the first time en route to the Gala Theatre. Great find. Lovely welcome from one of the family owners. Tried an excellent Brazilian cocktail in their happy hour and then opted for the caldeirana with sea food. Lovely food and great friendly and efficient staff. The restaurant is now on our list - and we will return"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The muqueca bahiana was tasty. It just did not taste like muqueca bahiana is supposed to taste. And the caipirinhas were small and weak. Both had been better in the past."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We arrived on time and our hostess/waitress seated us right away. We sat outside for a long, long time waiting for water. Our waitress, who was really animated, took our drink and appetizer order quickly. The wine came and the apps came quickly too. But then, we waited, and waited for our entree. I had ordered my meat cooked medium - and it was more like well done. Great flavor of all of the food, though. Would have been so much better if the service was faster. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We love "grill from Ipanema". Great food , outstanding service and the best caipirinhas in town. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had a really nice meal with my visiting parents, and were happy with just about all of it. Friendly, welcoming service, nice atmosphere, great menu, fair prices, good valet parking. Only quibble is the meat quality: two of us had various preparations of rump steak, and one of us got a steak that was extremely tough and chewy. Everyone else was very happy with their food. The prices are reasonable and we do not expect five start meat quality, but the second rump steak was really inferior quality and detracted significantly from the meal. I hope they can do a better job of meat selection in future as otherwise this is really a great place going into its third decade in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My friend and I had dinner at the grill and everything was amasing !! The service is great and you fell like you are in Brazil ! The feijoada is the best ! "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Great food, great atmosphere, overall A+ I will definitely be going back!! If you're looking to try something new or just looking for change from the typical american cuisine, you should start here!! It's definitely different in terms of how food is prepared/served, but still meets the american standard for those questioning if the food is too different. Service was spectacular and my friends and I had such a good time!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Our party of 6 had a great time today at The Grill from Ipanema! Great Food! Great Service!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Start with a Brazilian cocktail and take the staff recommendations the first time. Cheaper than flying to Rio!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Excellent and authentic recipes along with a good wine list at reasonable prices. We would return on a future visit. Its close to the Shoreham and Marriott hotels."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The service and food was great I felt like I was back in Brazil visiting a local restaurant."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "My husband and I went to the Grill from Ipanema on our vacation to the D.C. area. We loved this restaurant! The food was delicious and authentic, and the service was fantastic. Our waitstaff were very helpful and explained the different Brazilian cuisines to us. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal! The appetizers were delicious -- we especially enjoyed the croquettes. Also, you can't go wrong with the authentic Brazilian cocktails - the caipirinha was a real treat! Highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a nice evening and a delicious and authentic meal!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I visited this restaurant with a party of 10 for my birthday dinner. It was easy to find; parking on our own was difficult so the $10 valet was perfect (note: the valet parks cars in special areas along the street, not in a lot). We were greeted and seated immediately, and my later guests were brought to our table as they arrived. Service was prompt and friendly; the servers made us feel at ease about pronouncing the names of our dishes, which was a feat for people unfamiliar with Brazilian cuisine. My food (Coxinha De Galinha & Churrasco Misto) was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS ...although the beef was a little undercooked for my liking. The drinks were great too but small. Def would eat here again but for a special occasion as it is a bit pricey."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Cachaca cocktails are great! Mopeca (sp?) tomato, fish dish was the best! They let us turn our table so that we could see the band. The band members greeted the audience on their break. Romantic, kid-friendly, it felt like home. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "First of all, the meats are fantastic! There are over 10 different types of meat to try and 80 percent are exquisite! The meat melts in your mouth. No gristle. My favorites are the cheese steak, tri-tip, filet mignon, & parmesan pork' The others were very good. The only one that was okay to me was the sausage. Second, the salad bar is fantastic! Even my vegetarian friend loved it! My two favorites were ratatouille and caprese salads. The fresh fruits were incredible. For dessert, I loved the cinnamon pineapple from the grill. The atmosphere is wonderful. It overlooks the Puget Sound. Great place to go. The meal can initially seem pricey; however, it's well worth the money for all the great food I ate! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
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