Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse - Bay Area
Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse - Bay Area

Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse - Bay Area

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://tradicaosteakhouse.com/webster/home.html
  • Phone: (281) 557-9999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Friday:5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday:4:00pm-10:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, South American, Brazilian
  • Executive Chef: Vanderlei Bernardi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: We feature incredible private dining experiences for our guests.

    We offer three private rooms options with the capacity of 200 for the entire restaurant.

    The Garden Room: Seats up to 12 people. Beautiful view of our goldfish pond and bridge
    The Malbec Room: Seats 14-20 people
    The Rio Room: Seats up to 30-50 people. Our largest room in secluded area
    Highlights:

    Set menus (no menu planning)
    Special Occasions or Business Meetings
    Complimentary use of our projector and screen
    Extensive wine list and full bar
    Named by OpenTable Diners’ Choice Winner: Good for Groups
    All rooms are available for lunch or dinner.

    We are available to be reserved in our entirety for your private event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between I-45 and Hwy 3
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available and valet is usually available Friday nights and weekends.
A word from Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse - Bay Area
Just like in our name, Tradicao, we stay true to the foundations of the traditional Brazilian churrascaria.



The experience is split up into two parts



Part 1: Salad Bar - After being seated, guests can help themselves to our gourmet salad bar stocked with more than 30 fresh items.



Part 2: Meat - At each of our seats, we include a coaster with a red side and a green side. Once back at their table, guests can start signaling our gauchos (meat servers) by flipping over the coaster to the red side. This indicates that the guest is ready to enjoy the 13+ succulent meats, which include lamb, beef, chicken, and fish. As an accent to the meat, we provide five delicious side dishes.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse - Bay Area reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)good for groups (30)romantic (26)fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (14)notable wine list (13)hot spot (7)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great place!
    AandC13
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I love the scene of this place. It was mine and my fiancé's first time there and we enjoyed it. Very quiet and friendly. The food was excellent!! It was a little pricey for us but we definitely want to dine there again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I don't mind spending a couple of hundred dollars on a dinner for two, but this place is not worth it. The salad bar buffet style is nothing to write home...or even tell your friends about...nor are the cuts of meats being sliced at your table by the "Gauchos". They are kabob style meats that are thinly sliced to your plate. The Gauchos are more annoying than helpful as they don't seem to realize that even when you have your coaster flipped to the red side that is okay to ask if you would like..."some salmon for your salad" for example...at least 6 times after me telling them "No thanks".
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was hoping it would be better....
    SouthernRenegade
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I've eaten at several Brazilian steakhouses over the years. This one I would rate as average at best. The salad bar was nice. The service was top notch. The cheese rolls were amazing. But my main gripe here was the quality of the meat. It was good, but not really in the same category as their competition, in my opinion. Let's face it, if you go to a Brazilian steakhouse, you are going there for the meat. Or at least you should be. If the meat is top notch, then everything else can be sub par and I'd forgive them. This place is the other way around. There is a place across town that is much cheaper and has way better meat. The big place across town will cost you a few bucks more, but is better all the way around. Both of them rank higher.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    BrazillianLover
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I had an amazing time. Food was exquisite and service was top shelf! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Awesome service! Excellent food! Good music on Saturday night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Worth $45 Per Person/$10 drinks
    Lovers
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    There's an army of servers hovering around your table while you eat. The salad bar has a choice of 2 greens: iceberg or limp spinach. Tomatoes/cucumbers are cut 1/2" thick. The rest of the salad bar consists of pickled items, cheese, salami & dressings. Not much of a "salad" bar. When you start eating the meat portion, the nicer cuts like lamb and filet mignon are not in rotation (even though they say they are). You have to request them to be brought to your table. The parmesan crusted pork chops are caked with cheap powdered parmesan so thick it's like cement. Not impressed at all. I'm a good cook. When I go out I want to pay to eat something equal to or better than what I serve my family. Forget about taking Fido your bone. Never again
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went for our anniversary and had a great evening. I had made a reservation but our table was ready so we did not have to wait. After a quick trip to the salad bar the meat started to make its way around and it all tasted great. The staff was amazing! They kept our wine, bread, and plates full at all times. Near the end they asked if there was anything that we did not get to try. For us it was the lamb and they brought some right out for us. All together I had a great time and will be going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I am picky
    Mprasek
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was of very high quality. We hsd no meat that was not tender, and all meats were juicy and we'll seasoned. All was cooked skillfully. Wham they did not have our first choice in wine, the waiter recommended a substitute, and because the bottle was smaller, recommended two bottles for about the same price. This type of experience is the norm for us when we come here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Craig
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Always looking for something new to try, we went to Tradicao Steakhouse. The experience was new for us (having the main course brought to the table in pieces). First, the salad bar is excellent. It is worth going to alone. There were 14 different meats, chicken, sausage, lamb, and seafood brought by for us to sample. Each had it's own seasoning and flavor. Don't rush, sit back and take your time. It's all good. We ordered a very nice bottle of wine with dinner and the desserts were outstanding. I ordered flowers to be delivered to the restaurant (thru Open Table) and they were a great surprise for my wife. Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date night for the wife and I
    DateNight
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The wife was very very pleased with the selection that was offered and was very happy about how rare they made the food for her liking
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    enjoyed everything from beginning to end. Valet parking to unlimited food
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely romantic dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My gf and I had a wonderful experience as our first time to a Brazilian Steakhouse. The 13 meat choices were all superb! All the meat was cooked to perfection as we requested. Excellent customer service from the moment we walked in. One thing I'd have to add is that we went on a Tuesday evening, celebrating our anniversary and the place was practically empty. Only about 2 or 3 other groups or couples there. My only gripe would be that even though the place was empty and there were so many open tables around, they sat down two gentleman directly next to us. We could not tune out their conversations. These guys were a little crude with their conversations and we found it a little rude. Other than that, exceptional experience. Will go again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Carnivour's Delight!
    TomL
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Excellent food and service. it was every bit as good as the more touted, and advertised Fogo. The salad bar was full of variety, and the dozen meat choices were all cooked to perfection. The lamb was a bit over-cooked, otherwise, medium rare was the perfect choice on everything else. Friendly service, and a bargain, if you show up as hungry as my lady and me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service and food
    alldaydave
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was excellent . The service was excellent . The employees were very friendly . All employees. Thanks for the excellent service and a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife's Birthday
    TheBrazillianEater
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    As first time guests, we were pleasantly surprise by the outstanding service and quality of food. The management and service staff were professional as well as attentive to our needs. We appreciate and enjoyed our dining experience. We plan to bring our kids back. Before driving away from the door of Tradicao, we were approached by a woman. She walked toward our car and stopped us. She needed gas, so we drove over to the Shell station (HWY 3). She was with someone else who seemed intoxicated coming out of Shell. We felt they were prey on your customers. Valet attendants need to be more aware of this happening, because we feel hesitant to return to this location for fear of being targeted again. Thank you! Joe and Gayla Fee
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treat yourself
    cheftim
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our dining experience began as soon as we were sat at our table. Our reservations were for 5 pm, which we arrived pretty much on time, if not a few minutes early. Of course we were sat right away. Our server, among many that visitd our table that eveing, came and greeted us, took our drink orders, and said we could go to the salad bar. Salad bar was fantastic!! I could have had a dining experience beyond all expectations just with the salad bar. Then the meats started immediately after turning our red thingies to green... everything was pretty much outstanding, with the exception of having lamb readily available. I had to ask for it everytime, then had to wait for it, then, only got 1 chop. Like it was being cooked to order.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Have been here before. This time there were a few noisy children. Not horrible. Maybe go a little later. That's a customer problem not restaurant. Service was excellent. Meats are very well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food and outstanding service. The addition of the Brazilian themed band on Saturday night added to the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Several of meats served were not seasoned to give much taste, the specialty Brazilian cut was disappointing. Parmesan Chicken was the worst as it tasted mealy like it had been frozen multiple times. House wine was fair but overpriced. Was wife's birthday dinner and it was very disappointing especially after you pay the overpriced final bill
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We loved the food and the service, we were able to visit with our friends in the wonderful atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    After dining at several other Brazilian eateries we decided to try this one because it was close to home. The atmosphere was nice, the salad bar was nice and the guys bringing the sliced meats were nice. Our wait staff was attentive and kept our table clean. The hostess at the front was super polite as if we were walking into a fine dining experience. That quickly changed when we were greeted by another host who addressed our table as me and him will be waiting on you. We giggled....The lead waiter was attentive and like I said kept the table clean and our glasses full. The other thing we noticed was that one of the waiters was bossing (could have been Mgr.) the staff out loud in front of customers by the salad bar.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent service. Excellent food which continues to evolve with new cuts of meat and seafood. Added musical entertainment on Saturday night creates an even more enjoyable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for hungry meat lovers
    CUBuff1981
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The is a very diverse salad bar from which you could easily make a meal, but the main event is the wide variety of grilled meat and a few seafood options. All were good. They try offer different doneness when they can (from rare to well done) on certain cuts. The only potential drawback (beside eating too much), is now everyone at the table must order the same menu option (e.g the full menu for $45 or a menu of a few less meats for $35) which wasn't what we originally intended. However, I can understand why from the restaurant's point of view. Our waitress was new and still learning, but other than that the overall experience was good. Come hungry.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion - Birthday
    IOA88
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The restaurant reservation was at 7:30 p.m. We arrived 10 minutes early and they were gracious in seating us right of way. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. The salad bar was stocked to please. The meat delivery was timely and each cut of meat was served hot off the skewer. It was a pleasure dining at this facility. We celebrated my husband's birthday with a candle lighted dessert. Nice touch to end the night. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We came here for my wife's birthday. We had been to other Brasilian steakhouses before and always enjoyed them. This place exceeded our expectations. Good was great, service was even better. If you put your card on green you better be ready for the meat sweats.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service - Great Food
    madame2
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious. There are many great selections of all kinds of juicy meats including shrimp and bacon wrapped scallops, which were my favorite. The cheese bread was also outstanding. It was always fresh and hot. The service was also great. The servers were always very attentive and made note if we wanted our meat well done or not. Overall great restaurant. Well worth the price!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun night out
    love2eat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food and service is exultant, the choices from the bar are great. The servers and the other help are the best. They are very helpful and courteous. I would and will recommend Tradico to all my friends and I have done this as well. We think it is great. If you go away hungry it is your fault and not theirs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    ShariGVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was wonderful and the service was great. I love the free refills on the lemonade.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alomst a great night
    ONE3
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    spur of the moment decision and the group was with really enjoyed everything except our waiter that mishandled a refill situation in the worst way. the negative was the waiter and not the food by any means... Id go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive
    happydiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband and I were very excited to try this restaurant and we were not disappointed! They had great cocktails- we tried the Tradicao Tea and Raspberry Chocolate Martini. The salad bar was big and had great finds like salmon ceviche. The meats for the main course were excellent and they just kept on coming! The meal included sides (mashed potatoes, rice and fried bananas), but we hardly paid attention to them because the meat was that good! Their fried bananas were excellent, though, I must say. And we did have a little dessert plate- a cheesecake duo that was also fantastic. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Houston Resturant Month
    Micky
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first time here , normally we would visit the one in Stafford/Sugarland, everything from the food, to waiter to the over the top hostess and host ( Managers/Owners) went out of their way to make sure we ( and all the guest ) were totally happy and satisfied. I will definitely come back and bring friends!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Priced Golden Corral
    Notforme
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My dining experience here was mediocre at best. I felt that it was over priced for the dining that we experienced. If you you are going to advertise the same level of dining that could be experienced at Texas de Brazil or Fogo, and charge comparable pricing, I would expect you to be able to provide a comparable dining experience. This place is no where near what the other two deliver. I was extremely disappointed to say the least, we will not be going back. I rate this dining experience about or on the same level as a Golden Corral.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    PedroNavaja
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Absolutely everything was great about this place. The salad bar was great.... all the meats were delicious. The strawberry ice cream dessert I had at the end of the meal was out of this world. It was a mixture of ice cream and smoothy. I would highly recommend Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse to everyone. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CuisineAddict
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Really enjoyed the great food and atmosphere! Will return soon! Great for corporate events too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Made reservations for 7:15, was told they are running 5-10 minutes late...didnt get seated until 7:50. Had to look for waiter several times to refill our drinks. Food was good, like any other Brazilian steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 187 reviews are from the Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse - Bay Area reviews archive.
  • Fun for us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Spent our 45th anniversary here "on a whim", looking for something different. Turned out to be a great choice! Food was great and lots of it. Not a beef or red meat eater, so more white meat chicken, etc would have been great, but salad bar was awesome! One time when servers were slow about getting back to table with meats so sat waiting: however, overall...fantastic experience. Thanks for the anniversary dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great place
    Block
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Always a great place to eat and quiet. Nice to have a dinner where you can actually have a conversation and not have to yell.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a Special Occassion
    JSnTX
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    A bit expensive, but it was very good food. Servers continue to bring food to your table throughout the meal; if you go away hungry, it's only because you stopped eating. The variety of meat and seafood that is served is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Atetoomuch
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We really enjoyed our visit. Great place to bring my customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top notch Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I found a couple of the meats to be overly salty, specifically the house specialty. But over all the filet mignon was excellent as well as all of the seafood. Lemonade is the best. The service is top notch. The best really. The salad bar is wonderful. Great selection of desserts. Tres leches is a favorite and did not disappoint. Looking forward to spending all of our future anniversaries here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.