About Green Forest Restaurant

Authentic Brazilian churrasco sliced at your table. We offer 18 different kinds of meat, a hot buffet with 5 Brazilian dishes include feijoada daily, a salad bar with sushi and sashimi made fresh by our sushi chef. All of our desserts are homemade. We recommend that you check out our wine list, enjoy a Caipirinha, brazilian drink, our homemade sangria and much more.

655 Rodi Road
Penn Hills, PA 15235
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Brazilian

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 371-5560

Website:
http://www.greenforestdining.com/

Executive Chef:
Jairo M. Azevedo

Private Party Facilities:
Private room can be used on Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday and Sunday all day only.

Private Party Contact:
Flavia: (412) 371-5560

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Green Forest Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (10)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Business Meals (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Romantic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great service, friendly staff and great atmosphere.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We always enjoy it here. Even if you're not a meat eater their salad bar only option is incredible.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Fun, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great dinner, many meat options as well as a hot and cold bar. Would definitely recommend giving it a try. Neat experience with servers coming around with meat on skewers!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service and food was excellent. Great salad bar and their was plenty of meats to have. All hot and ready.

The hostess and or coat check was disengaged, visually flustered, never a smile. No eye contact.
But note she was not disrespectful, just not engaging. Not even a hello . On the way out we got our coats from a pleasant dark haired young woman.

Good ending to a nice night out.

Clean but could use a good remodel.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Consistently fantastic food and service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fun table service. Delicious food. Unique experience

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Green Forrest is our family favorite. The food is abundant and delicious. You will leave there full for sure!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Friendly and attentive staff. Excellent food. Quiet and warm ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was very good. You get a variety of sides, from salads to special Brazilian foods. If you love a selection of meats (sirloin, chicken, turkey wrapped in bacon, and pork) cooked over a open flame, seasoned to perfection, and the meats kept coming, until you decided you had enough. The pricing was good for six people, but the drinks were just a little expensive. Overall, this is a good place to eat, very filling.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love the Parmesan crusted filet and the red sangria!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

They used to offer sushi on their salad bar but they don’t anymore! That was one of the biggest attractions for me.
There was also a 13 year old birthday party which was pretty loud.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife & I truly enjoyed ourselves! The food & service was outstanding! I can't wait until we return!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Live Sports, People Watching, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very Nice place, well worth the visit.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We came here for my husbands birthday and it was wonderful. We loved every meat we tried and really loved the selection of options on the buffet! The cheese bread was an absolute favorite for all four of us! I have already recommended this place to numerous people and plan to come back at least once a month in the future! 👍

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was delicious and a bit pricey. Service from waitress was great. Hostess was not as friendly. They seemed to rush you through the meal

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

service is terrific, staff is friendly . food outstanding

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We went to Green Forest on Friday, October 6th for my birthday. The food was delicious and our waitress was awesome. The only thing I would complain about is that I was offered chicken and pork many more times that the ribeye and filet. It is obvious that they are trying to fill you up on the cheaper meats!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

At $45 a plate it is expected to have a more upscale feel. The furniture was dated. In fact when you walk in there is a pretty old family room style sectional. Although the service was great, it had more of a family style decor. It is definitely okay to wear jeans and a t shirt.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food and plenty of it. Great variety of meats (19). Appetizer bar was outstanding. Service top notch. Highly recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This place is amazing. Come hungry! Try various steak cooked many ways. Anything Brazilian is best!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent food and service! Salad bar/buffet is loaded with unique cuisine. A little on the pricey side, but I don't mind paying well for great food. If you leave and you're not stuffed, you did something wrong!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

This place is just awesome. Be ready to eat and have an open mind. Servers move fast and give you cuts of meat to your liking. Well worth the money spent!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

This restaurant serves fresh every type of meat you can imagine, and every single one melts in your mouth! The salad bar is also incredible. Do not skip desert because you will definitely be delighted with anything you pick!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We love Green Forest. We started only going for special occasions but then we'd be somewhere else having a steak and comment "it's not as good as Green Forest". So we've started coming more often.

Even if you're not a meat lover the hot and cold food bar is amazing - rivals Las Vegas buffets and you can get just that at a lower price.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The meat just keeps coming! The bacon-wrapped filets are fantastic. There is so much to choose from, and there is also a cold food bar with veggies and seafood. The service was excellent. It's pricier than a usual dinner out, but well worth it.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We went because my son requested this for his birthday dinner (15th). The owner greeted us at the door and seated us. She checked on us several times and took extra time to answer our questions. The servers asked if there was anything special we were wanting and if they had it that night then it magically appeared. If you stick to the meal then I would say we had a GREAT value for the variety, quality and quantity of meat. As with most places, the wine and after dinner drinks can get pricey (but the wine wasn't badly priced). Personally I would skip dessert. $13.50 for a piece of cheesecake was too steep. Would I go back? Absolutely.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great variety of flavorful meats, good sushi and fantastic loaded mashed potatoes.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Went out with my wife and brother to celebrate my birthday. Had a wonderful time as usual at Green Forest. It was my choice for birthday dinner out of all of the restaurants in Pittsburgh! Excellent food and service! The owners go the extra mile to make sure that you are satisfied with everything! I would recommend this fabulous restaurant to anybody looking for a different , fun and exciting dining experience. The chimmichurri is my one favorite item if I was forced to pick one. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Huge selection, both at the salad bar and in terms of meat options. Our server was great and attentive, and all of the servers coming around to tables with the meat were personable. Quality of the meat varied pretty widely, with some options being just absolutely delicious and some overcooked and underwhelming.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food was delicious, all of it. I'm a big meat eater so this place was amazing for me, but even the salad/cold bar and the hot bar had excellent food as well. And the service was impecable. I got there 30 minutes before closing, which I felt kinda bad about and don't usually like arriving so close to closing, but that was the only chance I had to go and really wanted to try them out. But not for a moment did I feel rushed or anything, and even when I was the last one there and 20 minutes after closing, the staff was still friendly while cleaning up and offered to get me more food. I definitely recommend this place, especially to meat eaters and buffet lovers. But really, everyone should love it!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The owners were present and concerned that everyone was happy and served well.
Everyone there works very hard. It was a well oiled machine.
Plates are frequently replaced by servers and owners.
Beverages are refilled often.
The buffet is very clean and is frequently replenished.
The possibilities are endless.
The food was great (although quite salty).
Each offering was explained in great detail.
It was a very enjoyable evening.
All three of us have highly recommended this restaurant to our friends and colleagues.
We will definitely return.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great experience but, Bathrooms needed to be cleaned both times we visited.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Get ready to eat air of meat! Great service. Excellent variety in the hot and cold bars.

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Delicious food, great staff, all around wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food particularly the appetizer and salad bar was poor. The food was not flavorful at all. As an example the oysters had no taste and were not at all salty. The meats were fair but not outstanding. The bread tasted like store bought white bread.

The high point was that the wait staff were very good both with their attention and timing.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We love going here. We used to come for just our special occasions but we loved it so much we come at least once a month. I love the sausage! The bacon is delicious, we enjoy the sushi and caprese as a mid meat break. The sangria is delicious too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Absolutely outstanding. I have been to this restraunt twice now. Once with my family and it was such an experience i had to take my fiance. Expect a hefty bill, especially if ordering drinks. But for a night of high end buffet. Well worth it

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We went to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We had our rehearsal dinner there years ago. This time around our children joined us. The staff was very attentive to the children and to our needs. The food was awesome as always and there was such a variety of foods for the kids to chose from. We enjoyed a delicious bottle of wine and yummy desserts. Can't wait for the next time to celebrate!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 24, 2017

as always the service, food and everything was awesome !! we love there !!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 20, 2017

This is a great restaurant for those who love meat. Vegetarians should stay away! I will definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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