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About Estancia Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse - Arboretum
Estância is a Brazilian Steakhouse offering a dining experience rich in the culture and flavor of Southern Brazil. Guests begin dining with their preferred selections from our extensive salad bar. The salad bar features over thirty fresh and well selected items. It is guaranteed to win the praises of steak lovers and vegetarians alike. When guests are ready, our professional chefs will personally serve them at their tables by slicing meat selections directly from skewers onto their plates. Our chefs offer guests a variety of over 15 savory cuts of meats, including chicken, pork, beef, lamb, and sausage -all grilled to your desired temperature! The main course is accompanied by traditional Brazilian side dishes. For a set price you can enjoy endless pleasure of our elaborate salad bar, delectable cuts of meats, and authentic side dishes. Come prepared to enjoy as much as you please!
Austin, TX 78759
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:30am - 3:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5 - 10pm
Friday 5 - 10:30pm
Saturday 4 - 10:30pm
Sunday 4 - 9pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Our private rooms are perfect for business meetings, corporate events and any celebration. We can accommodate up to 200 people in an ideal setting with an exquisite menu. Our Events Coordinator will assist you with every detail. From customized wine pairings to complimentary AV equipment.
Estancia Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse - Arboretum Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic service from absolutely everyone we experienced. They take waiting on you very seriously, you will not do a thing while you are here from pulling out your chair to picking up something that drops. Fantastic fantastic service. The food too was of course delightful. I also had their signature cocktail which was delightful. Could not recommend this restaurant more!
They seemed to have worked out their issues with Valentine's day reservations from a few years ago. We waited about fifteen minutes for our table, not too bad considering. The food was excellent and the service was good. You could tell the wait staff was a little rattled by the volume, I think they had extra tables on the floor. It was pretty well packed. Will definitely go back.
We were very disappointed with our experience during our special valentine's night out. We were seated stacked next to other couples, weren't given any drink options other than a wine list (even though others were drinking beer, mixed drinks), and the waiter never showed back up until after we were done dining.
I've been here a few times now, and not once have I ever been disappointed. From the staff, to the drinks, and, ultimately, to the food, there is nothing I can find about this restaurant that I dislike.
If you're a protein nut, this simply has to be on your list of restaurants to dine at. The food is prepared and cooked near flawlessly, and isn't over dressed. And it is plentiful
We have been going to Estancia for several years now to celebrate birthdays for family and friends and all previous experiences have been wonderful with fantastic service and food. However, our trip on February 10 was extremely disappointing for the price paid per person. Our first experience after sitting down was waiting for our drink order to be taken. The first person came by relatively quick to take our order and then we never saw her again. After about 10 minutes another waiter came by and asked if our order was taken and we told him yes but haven't seen the waitress. He took our order and brought drinks out promptly. The next issue was with the meat service. On all other occasions we've had servers coming by so much with meat our plates would overflow. This time the initial delivery was fine, but then meat servers seemed to all but disappear. We watched the restaurant to see if it was just our area , but unfortunately it seemed all the gauchos had disappeared. After at least 30-45 minutes someone finally came by, but by then the table had pretty much decided they were done as no meat appeared to be available. We then waited another 40 minutes between dessert order, delivery and check before finally being done. Our normal meal at Estancia runs anywhere between 1.5 - 2 hours and we are normally stuffed full with food. This time we were in there 2.5 hours and can safely say most of the group was left wanting with regards to meat. In fact the table agreed we definitely did not receive service and food for the price paid. We will likely return, but very disappointing for a birthday celebration.
Reservations were ready and everything was perfect. The service was incredible and the food was awesome. My 4 stars is only because I can't have chicken breast without bacon. My water glass never went empty! This is a must do if you are a beef eater and the creme brulee was awesome!
We dined here for my husband’s uncle’s birthday. He came in from out of town and we wanted to enjoy a nice dinner together considering we hadn’t been able to celebrate his birthday together in years. The staff was very accommodating considering we had 2 small children and a table full of adults. Uncle has called all of his friends and told them how nice a time he had and that he’d like to bring his wife back for dinner one day. Thank you for a fantastic evening and experience.
We came here with our small children for a special occasion. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. I've rarely had the exceptional level of service that they provided. The food was delicious and the experience is everything I would expect from a Portuguese Steakhouse.
I’m not sure why I eat here. Overall it’s just not that great. Sure you get lots of various types of meats but they generally all taste the same. And you sure get to pay for the experience. What I especially don’t like is how they push the alcohol. They have some signature drink that they bring out on trays. They lead you to believe that their complimentary. But no. $12 a piece. Add in desserts at $10 each and you easily have $100 a head for dinner. Just a lot of money for a disappointing dinner.
The food and the experience were average because there was inconsistency. We went on a Sunday night and the restaurant was at about 50% capacity. My filet was tough and rubbery, the house specialty sirloin was burned, other cuts were delicious. The shrimp was perfection, pork ribs were nice, etc. Sometimes the same cuts were inconsistent. I went with one other person and my garlic steak was delicious, his piece was 75% fat. The salad bar was very fresh and has a wonderful assortment. Bread was hard and full of air. I’ve been to Brazil several times, it should be soft, dense, and chewy. Most sides at the table were unfortunate. Potatoes were bland and the polenta was greasy. But the fried bananas were delicious. The table staff is attentive, friendly, kind, and gracious, fantastic service. Always there with fresh water, more side dishes, fresh plates, ready to find you the meat you want if it hasn’t come to your table yet, etc. Some of the best service I’ve experienced. There are an abundance of people helping the tables, so they are immediately there if you want anything. Unfortunately the people who carry the meat often ignored our red cards (which means you don’t want more meat at the time) which made conversation difficult. The deserts looked wonderful, but I didn’t have an opportunity to try one because after asking for a desert menu, I got the check instead and didn’t feel like staying longer for the correction.
Warm, inviting and impeccably clean dining area. I know this restaurant would be great fun for a bigger group, a celebration, and terrific for people who have never been to any Brazilian Steakhouse.
I also had Thanksgiving at this restaurant and the consistency was significantly better. The staff was wonderful even with every table full. The good thing about Thanksgiving is you get a card with a free meal with the check.
This is the second time I’ve been here. The first was on New Years Eve for lunch with a party of six. Things went so well, three weeks later I took my brother for lunch for his birthday. The food is excellent. The service is outstanding! If you are looking for a new dining experience with a huge selection of food that you get to try, THIS IS THE PLACE! Don’t let the word Brazilian in the name of this place make you feel like the food is gonna be different or strange. You’ve got everyone’ favorites here from grilled shrimp to ribeye, to ribs, filet mignon, etc .... the list is long.... Parmesan pork, ....an insane salad bar too!!! Just go! You’ll like it!!!
The restaurant was optimized to allow for the most tables possible, while supporting the least wait staff possible. It was very loud, crowded, and you had to actively get a waiter's attention for EVERYTHING. For $50/person, I expected a nice date night with my wife, and instead I felt like I was at an expensive Golden Corral. The meats tasted fine, but they weren't anything special. Will not be going back.
This was not at all what I expected. I had reservations and they put us right in the middle of everyone hitting our chairs. We only got 3 options throughout our dinner. 2 servers said they would be back with well done and it never happened. My man didn't really eat. He was not impressed at all. I will not go back.
Service was great as always. Food started off good, we arrived at 7:30, they close at 9 so the last cuts of meat were not good, not as thin and a bit dry, literally the last pieces on the skewer. We have been there many times and have never had any issues, next time i will be sure we don'tgo near closing time. My end result/ last pieces of food did not satisfy.
Great place for special occasions. We always use it for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. However we noticed that there was a great change on the bananas and polenta, and potatoes. We had 7 people on our table. We got 2 small platters of potatoes. Each looked like it was 2 tablespoons of potatoes on it. 2 platters , each with 2 small bananas and looked like one slice of polenta sliced into 4 strips. WHATS UP WITH THAT. For the price we are paying, which seems to be higher, there shouldn’t be a need to cut back on these items. Other than these concerns, everything else is thumbs up.
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