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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (19)
Special Occasion (18)
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Authentic (15)
Fun (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for a Date (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Casual (8)
Business Meals (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Cozy (3)
People Watching (3)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

This is our favorite restaurant in the area. The service is always personal and friendly and the food is amazing. We live an hour away and have no issue taking a drive to enjoy Green Forest.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

We decided to try this restaurant because it had fairly good reviews on various sites. I would never in a million years go back to this restaurant. Our plates were full of blood from the undercooked meat and the for the meat we could eat, it was very under seasoned. We are very familiar with Brazilian steak houses and this is by far the worst we’ve ever been too. We left and ended up getting fast food. Save your money or go to Texas de Brazil.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic experience. Food was fresh and delicious. Staff was awesome and kind. Overall, great experience.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been going there at least twice a year for the ladt 5 years to celebrate birthdays. I have never had a bad experience and the good is outstanding. I highly recommend going there for a special experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and friendly staff.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This is the best overall restaurant in Pittsburgh. Nicole is the best. I love these owners. Great service. You always feel welcome here. This is the best value if you want steak....

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was my husbands 60th birthday. The restaurant was clean and the food was fresh. The service was very good as well but the food choice was kind of strange. It’s definitely not for kids and the meat was ok. Nothing was outstanding for the price. Spent $330 for 3 adults and 2 kids. Won’t be back.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It is unfortunate that a restaurant that charges $45.00 per person can justify the underwhelming food and experience. Certainly did not reflect fine dining and I felt as if I were in a cafeteria. The Caesar salad was soggy even though we were there at 5pm and they had been opened since 4pm. The servers and waitresses were attentive but if we liked a certain cut of meat, we had to wait for that particular piece to come around again to have more. We were served tiny slivers of each of the meats. chicken and sausage, but if we wanted more we were denied and had to wait. Their ploy is to offer salads and other hot foods and then make you wait for the main courses that you like. French fries and cheese bread were offered, but again just a plan to offer as little meat as possible. Did I mention $45.00 per person!!! Such a waste of money and time and so unfortunate.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I have been here several times and always tell my co-workers how epic it is. We finally all got together and came for dinner. Everyone loved it...but come hungry.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Wonderful staff and food once again we really enjoyed ourselves and they fed us until we could not eat.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very nice staff, great meat selection! Salad bar was great, with 50+ options. Food prepared for all degrees of meat preference from rare to medium . Would go again! Love the Brazilian Steakhouse !

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went for restaurant week. Had a party of 9 (originally 6, but on 3 separate calls we upped the number 1 by 1, and they were more than hospitable catering to our frenzy).

Great cuts of meat as always, and service was equally good at handling our large party.

Only complaint was that they didn't have the pineapple on the menu, which is a big reason why we came here. That said, we certainly weren't disappointed with the meal, and were completely stuffed afterward.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We love to come here! The regular servers and the meat servers (I don't know what to call them :-) ) are fabulous. Great personalities and very friendly. The meat is WONDERFUL - I love trying all the different cuts and the salad bar area is also very nice and has a big selection. If you like meat, visit soon, you will be happy you did!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was my first experience at a Brazilian Steakhouse and I was pleasantly surprised. The staff welcomed my friend and myself upon our arrival. The staff explained how the experience works and were overall very friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Authentic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our favorite Pittsburgh restaurant for a unique experience. Family owned and always terrific

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Favorite place if you enjoy different cuts of meat. Great atmosphere and service. Even better when running a discount or special.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Have been to other Brazilian restaurants this is an excellent dining experience at a great price. The usual over the top service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was very good my wife likes her steak well done they made sure they made some of everything for her.

Tags: Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 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 24, 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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 (Pittsburgh)·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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very Nice place, well worth the visit.

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 (Baltimore)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Pittsburgh)·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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 (Pittsburgh)·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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 (Pittsburgh)·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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