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Midwest Grill - Cambridge

59 reviews
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$30 and under
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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Cambridge’s Midwest Grill specializes in Brazilian barbecue fare, including a full hot buffet as well as rodizio-style dining, with waiters bringing skewers loaded with fresh and juicy meats right to your table. When you choose the buffet meal at Midwest Grill, you can able to help yourself to as much crisp and cool salad items, as well as hot and tangy Brazilian barbecue dishes, as you like. If you choose to order the rodizio-style meal, which is surely recommended, you will be brought as much Brazilian-style barbecued meats on skewers as you can eat. The variety of meats include Brazilian sausage, beef sirloin, chicken breast, pork loin, pork ribs, lamb, chicken hearts and other seasoned and barbecued specialties.

Be sure to enjoy your incredible meal with the national cocktail of Brazil, a caipirinha with passion fruit puree. Midwest Grill also offers delivery services.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Brazilian Steakhouse, Barbecue, Brazilian
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Hours of operation
10:30am - 11pm
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Phone number
(617) 354-7536
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Elm St
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Parking details
Valet parking available on Friday and Saturday
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Brazilian Jazz every Friday and Saturdays
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.2  based on all time ratings
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Unbelievable! I just came from the restaurant where I presented a Groupon. The waitress was nice, but a cook (or manager?) started making excuses not to accept it lying (saying that it was a discount of only 5$ when it was 15$) and later even threatening me.

He refused to let me talk with the manager/owner called Gilmar and lied again saying that because the limit of the groupon was for no more than two people, he would only accept it if I came with someone else. The folk barely spoke English, so I explained to him in Portuguese what "limit" means and he went BALLISTIC!

He started Cussing , saying that I was like other stupid Americans trying to bring stupid papers to eat for free, that he had bills to pay and that I was being a scammer (all in Portuguese, a language I speak for I am Brazilian-American). In one moment I really feared he was getting the knife to threat me! I tried to calm the folk down (the waitress also helped). I later apologized to the waitress for I didn't expected that her day would get so crazy because of the confrontation. Before leaving the maniac started explaining other workers that I was "trying to eat for free" and I then asked what was his name and If I could record his behavior. He went silent and I left. I never saw such behavior in a supposed professional setting. BEWARE!

Princess (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2015

There is absolutely NO PLACE to park in this area so the restaurant makes a mint with a $15 valet - however she was really nice. Since it is a buffet place, the waitress' only job is to bring your drinks. It was early so there were maybe 25 people in the entire place and 14 were with me. Only 5 of us ordered drinks yet it felt like they went all the way to Brazil to get the rum for my caipirinha... With all of that said, the food here is fantastic. I think we'll limit our visits to good weather days when parking is better or the T is an option but we will definitely go back.

vipSuburbanite (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

An absolutely excellent food and great value. The service was wonderful...very friendly people.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

The food was good, but the service was terrible. It was my first time at a Brazilian BBQ grill and I must say I expected much more as far as the service. The waitress didn't greet us when we came in, she just pointed to a dark corner and told us that was our table (Didn't walk us there), so we decided to go find seats on our own, in a lit area. Then she didn't bring our plates or drinks over until we were sitting for at least 15 minutes. But I can say the servers who brought the meat on the skewers were very friendly and polite. They are the ONLY reason why I gave the service a 2 star rating.

vipPhillyGirl (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2014

Delicious and perfectly seasoned grilled meats sliced from the skewer at the table (beef, chicken, pork, lamb, sausages and more) and a buffet loaded with salads and side dishes. Relaxing atmosphere and very friendly staff. -104k

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2014

Meat was great, but the buffet was awful! Get the fresh stuff, don't expect to get anything good except the meat that they walk around with.

DJVisit (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on November 7, 2014

Took my family to dinner. Three of us had all meat service and the rest went for the buffet. We were disappointed with the meat selection and the taste.

chriscrash (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2014

The meat selection was great although there were not as many choices as some other rodizios. There werent many people there and they still made a great selection but patience was needed. The caipriinhas are great, the meat was cooked perfectly, and the buffet had more than enough to fill me up and I didnt get to try everything so I look forward to going back.

vipDisappointed (New England)
1.0  Dined on October 26, 2014

It was a bad experience all together. The service was incredibly slow. We had finish our first round of food from the buffet and our drinks had not arrived. I chose to have the "rodizio" , but before my first serve of meat, I was already satisfied with everything else that I had from the buffet as it took forever for someone to come to our table. My companion did not have any meat and when we asked for the bill, once again it took forever, so we decided to walk towards the cashier only to have our designated waitress insisted that we had two "rodizios", when my companion clearly stated he was not going to eat any meat. Horrible food, horrific service. Not going back!

vipil2e (Miami)
3.0  Dined on October 23, 2014

It was late and I made a reservation for 11pm. When we arrived they said they were closing and that it was a mistake... not sure whose mistake, but they gave us a bar menu and we were able to eat. When the food did not come for a while I asked the waitresses who in turn asked the cook who was leaving and he snapped at her that it has been sitting there ready for a while. It was lukewarm, but we were hungry and ate it. Some items were very god, like the black beans and some was good but not great. It might have been the hour, but I have had really good Brazilian food, so I was disappointed.