Carvao Prime Brazilian Steakhouse

4.3
424 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse
We are a traditional Brazilian Steakhouse, offering a beautiful gourmet salad bar with 60+ exotic salad bar items, fresh vegetables and salads and continues tableside service of 16 cuts of meat. We offer full bar with an extensive wine list. Dinner at Carvao is truly a unique and fun experience. It would be our pleasure to share with you our food, service, traditions and culture for your next event.
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MB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive very good service will go back again

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I eat there with family 3-4 times a year when I’m in the area. My favorite Brazilian Steakhouse.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I was a little disappointed in the service. We went at 6:30 on a Saturday, it wasn’t busy. After we had our salad bar we waited about 10 mins before our waiter cleared our plates and asked if we were ready for meat. The meat came in very slowly, we would eat one helping, have an empty plate and then waited about 5-10 more mins before more meat came around. I’m not sure that they had enough meat cooked because it didn’t seem like they were prepared. Food was really good, but the pauses in the meal made it a little frustrating experience. We really wanted to be happy with the service cause this place is super convenient but we most likely won’t be back. The valet was really nice and took a picture for us, probably the best experience of the whole visit.

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TH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, food was great and our sever William was awesome.

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G
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great salad and side bar and amazing tasting meat. Would definitely recommend trying out!

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GW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall a reasonable experience. A better value than other similar type Brazilian steak houses but the food quality was not quite as good as the other restaurants. The prices are better but the food quality is not quite as good. I would return but would not save it for my top of the line dining experience. I do feel they are worth a visit. The service was excellent, the wine selection was decent (not expansive but reasonably priced for a restaurant).

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MB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff very attentive great atmosphere looking forward to be able to visit again.

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MF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the service and quality of meats was excellent. Very good selections at the salad bar. An enjoyable dinner. We will be back

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DF
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad experience there. Of course the food is good but the attitude of the servers is what makes it a great place for a special dinner

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DJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

This place wants to be like TDB- but it's just not. The food was fine but not spectacular. The meat all tasted under seasoned, or overly charred. The sides are Mashed potatoes, or some spaghetti stuff. Not what I'd expect from fine dining. The salad bar is pretty good overall.

The atmosphere is very bland. Not fancy, but really kind of boring. We were disappointed with our experience overall. This place could be great if it steps up to the plate.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A very nice place with a cafe feel. Casual dining with excellent food! The waitstaff is very prompt and courteous. Good selection of salad bar items as well as rotisserie meats. All tasted excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was delicious and the service was great! We always had someone by the table with a meat option, the salad bar was well stocked with a great selection of sides, and we always had full drinks. Overall, it was a great night out and I would definitely go again!

My only complaint is the lighting - it is a strange mix of warm, antique Edison bulbs, and harsh, bright white fluorescent lighting that made the entry way and salad bar area aggressively bright. Maybe it is better during the day when natural light can be used to light the dining area.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 1

The service was very good and the staff was very nice but the food was pretty bad, particularly for the price. Every piece of chicken seemed dry and rubbery and lacked flavor and the beef was tough on the outside and rare in the middle and drenched in sauce but also lacking flavor within the meat. All of the meat tasted as if it had been frozen, thawed, cooked, and then seasoned afterward. It did not taste fresh and did not taste marinated. The lighting where we were sitting was fluorescent bright white and gave me a headache (it wasn't soft at all). For $45 per person, I expected way more. I left a 20% tip because as mentioned, the wait staff was very nice and it wasn't their fault that the food was terrible. This was a birthday and so I really was disappointed. I have been to Brazilian steakhouses before and this was, by far, the worst I ever had. I will not be returning there.

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E
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was very poor. Despite having a reservation for 6 and the restaurant being empty, the hosts told our party upon entering that they were still setting up and we were made to wait 10 minutes for a table.
After finally being seated, we waited a long time before any server came to our table. No one explained how the restaurant worked or introduced themselves and they seemed surprised when we asked about it.

The food was pretty mediocre. We will go for a more traditional steakhouse next time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time to a Brazilian Steak House. Really loved the salad bar and other beginning options. The filet minion, garlic skirt steak and Parmesan chicken were our favorite meats. Had some great wine and great conversation. Great place to relax an take your time, savoring all they have to offer.

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g
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although the restaurant was busy, we received good service. The wait staff helps to cover each other. Once your drink order is taken you are free to go to the salad bar. One of the waiters brought by some hot cheese rolls. The rolls were worth the trip to the restaurant all by themselves. They were delicious. We did not begin to eat the meat until we finished our salads. We went back to the salad bar area and go some of the hot sides and turned our "cards" over indicating that we were ready to be served the meats that were coming around. Just because of timing, we had to wait for most of the meats. The wait was maybe five minutes. In the meantime, we were served delicious top sirloin. When the newly prepared meats came out, they were perfectly prepared, hot, juicy, and very delicious. There were so many choices that we had to be selective. There was no way to each one of each - at least we could not. Because it was Valentine's Day, the waiter also brought by a sample of a rose wine in a flute. It was a nice way to celebrate the day. We had a reservation, so there was no wait.

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We weren't Brazilian Steak house experts the first few times coming here, but always enjoyed it. After trying one of the name brands in Dallas, this place really stands out. Not only are their prices better, the food is significantly better. The salad and warm bar was really good. The meats are all very high quality and cooked perfectly. The wine list was filled with very high quality options, and a few select bottles were priced at street value in the $60 range (one of our home favorites we got at a better deal than at total wine, that's never happened). But the true difference is the family owed style of service. It was later seating, but they frequently asked us if there was any specific types of meat we would like. When it wasn't readily available, they made it fresh for us without reservation (they surprised us with all of our favorites the entire night). We were celebrating our youngest daughters birthday (a true carnivore), and they treated her to her pick of any of the deserts on the house. You could really tell they wanted you to enjoy your meal. What a great night. We will be frequent guests!

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B
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent restaurant, Especially for special events, birthdays, anniversary or business dinners. Well worth the cost!

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C
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not as many traditional Brazilian sides as some others we’ve eaten at. Felt like it was just a salad bar. Meat was good. Service was excellent though. Wine menu excellent.

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DG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So incredibly good! Better than Texas De Brazil!!

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L
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Lots of reviews that suggest service is lacking. Service was OK but not fantastic. For example I noted this was a special event. Not only did we not receive the 'birthday' dessert promised, but we were not offered any dessert. We actually wanted to purchase it to go. Interestingly, as we were leaving we saw a couple of really good looking desserts go by to another table, so clearly they have them. We also waited for our bill for a good 30 minutes after we finished coffee.
However the food was excellent and made up for the lack of attentive service. It was a Saturday night so it was quite busy and the meat was coming out of the back with great regularity. The meat to me was as good as all the other Brazilian steakhouses. It was moist and tender and very flavorful. The salad bar was also very good - but I try to save my stomach for the real star, the meat.
It's a shame that they can't seem to fix the wait staff.
I will go back again, because the food was good, and compared to other Brazilian steakhouses, it is less noisy so you can actually talk at dinner.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

I have been to many types of these places and never had an issue. I was disappointed with the quality of meat. Most of the meat brought out was super dry and cooked way past well done. The service was fantastic. I wished the food matched the quality of service that I received.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

This is our 4th time visiting Carvao and 3rd anniversary that has been celebrated at this location. This was visit was significantly different than the last 3 visits. Generally, there is a constant stream of meat flowing throughout the restaurant. This time we were waiting 5-10 mins in between rounds. We ultimately had to ask the manager if there was a problem and he ended up going to the kitchen and started serving the guests. We saw others with a puzzled look on their face as to the service.

As usual the food that was received was good but in this visit we mostly left hungry, and after spending $150, that should not be the case.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Highly recommend this place!

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent! Highly recommended!

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SR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Drinks stayed full. Food was great. Meat was okay... The salad bar was amazing! Overall very great dinner!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very nice evening celebrating events in our lives for which we are grateful. We had great food and enjoyed the salad bar, sides, good drinks, good service. In particular I think a little more ambiance would be nice. No music was playing when we arrived but it came on later. It wouldn’t seem to be too hard to add some candle light or some fresh flowers. Seems small. For the price of the meal if they would present the deserts on a dessert tray seems like it would be more appealing- but since we didn’t see any - it was easy to pass up. Over all we like coming here for special occasions and think the prices for the food and service are generally in line with our expectations.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The hot sides were very low quality. I thought the meat was good but the sides where not the standard of the meat.

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KH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very attentive and the cuts of meats good quality and flavorful.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second year there. Wonderful service and atmosphere. The meats are great. Salad bar could be improved with more grilled veggie options

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NE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE SHRIMP ON THE SALAD BAR FOR THOSE WHO DON'T EAT MEAT, AND A HOT GREEN VEGETABLE ON THE SIDE BAR....

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M
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd year we have celebrated our anniversary here. Staff is friendly, the selection of meats was g

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Service was not that great. It was Christmas Eve, so they may have just been overwhelmed. In the past, they have had Lobster bisque soup, however, this night it was Carrot soup. It was still good, just went in expecting Lobster bisque.

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CD
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast attentive service. Responded quickly to every meat request. Excellent food and great atmosphere for our special occasion.

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C
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific meal as always

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PG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal and wonderful service! Great variety of meats and salad bar!
We enjoyed our visit very much!!

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EF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately poor service - vet long time for cocktails each time, no offering of dessert menu and had to chase down check after waiting. 30 minutes. Been here many times before with excellent service. Disappponting.

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S
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I usually go to another Brazilian steakhouse, but thought I'd try this on a Monday evening. It was quiet, but it was Monday. But the food and the service were both excellent. The quality of the meat was really good and the salad bar and carrot soup were also very good. Although it's more expensive than my usual, I will definitely be going back again, but probably only for special occasions.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! The experience is always top notch.

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M
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Thought I give them another chance. I made a reservation at 5pm for 6:30pm. I arrived to find a young girl leaning on the reception counter with her chin in her hand. She looked up said nothing. I replied with Hi, I’m here I have a reservation. She stands up looks at me as if it didn’t matter looked into the restaurant which was full, looked at the bar area where people were waiting well it will be about 30-45 minutes “I guess”.. I said but I just made a reservation, she said it will be about 30-45 min. She could care less! Never mind I said we will find something else. She leaned down on the reception desk and put her chin in her hand. We left the restaurant the way we found it.

Don’t bother giving them your hard earned money, goes somewhere that appreciates it. Honestly if she had shown a single sign of concern or care I would understand a mistake.

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