Novilhos Brazilian SteakHouse - Bellevue

4.3
677 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Welcome to Novilhos!

The Brazilian "Churrasco" has been a tradition for generations in Southern Brazil, where Gauchos (Brazilian Cowboys) pierced large pieces of meat and slowly grilled them over open flamed pits.

With a fixed price and this unique style of barbecue, Novilhos features continuous service of sixteen selections of beef, chicken, pork, lamb and sausage, all slowly spin-roasted, preserving their natural flavors and textures.

When perfectly grilled, these delectable cuts are brought to you directly from the grill and expertly served by our carvers, dressed in Gaucho attire.

Novilhos' unique concept also offers an elaborated and sumptuous salad buffet with a variety of fresh cut vegetables, gourmet salads and side dishes, along with imported cheeses, cold cuts and other tasty seasonal items.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm-2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm; Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday: 4:30pm-10:00pm; Sunday: 4:30pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(425) 603-1111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
124th ST.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 677 People Are Saying
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JR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellentl experience! I will be back for sure!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Had reservation but didn't get seated for almost 2 hours then kept getting passed by with meat even though was on green then paid and glass was not clean left immediately money wasted

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P
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to Novilhos for lunch on a Saturday. Seems a little pricey, but for a special occasion the food was good and the staff was cordial. The salad bar included some really great dishes. I especially liked the mushroom risotto and the chicken stroganoff. The featured meat was very good, but the parmesan crusted pork and the chicken were a little too salty for my taste. A couple of families seated near us had crying young children/babies, which was a little distracting for our special occasion. Overall, we had a good time, and the food was delicious.

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m
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If visiting during non-busy day and time - you’ll get exceptional service.

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GB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place was amazing!
Great food with a salad bar with so many options!

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LS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so delicious, friendly atmosphere, generous amounts given, waitress was very attentive

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b
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my first time here but my wife has wanted to come back since her first visit. We had a reservation but it wasn’t really needed because it was right st the beginning of the dinner rush. Starting off, the salad bar was amazing, from the chicken salad to the vegetables and meatballs. But obviously it was all of the different types of meat offered which was fresh off the grill and cut onto your plate! My favorite was the bacon wrapped fillet mignon but the spicy sausage was a close second! But overall it was all so good, bacon wrapped chicken, beautifully coocked tri-tip, parmasian steak, garlic tri-tip...my mouth is watering just writing this! Such an amazing place. And to top it off, my wife received a complimentary dessert for her birthday! Can’t wait to go back for my birthday!! Oh did I mention we also drove 2 hours for this amazing food? I’ll just say, the drive was worth the food!

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AE
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Worst service at a Brazilian steakhouse ever. They were extremely rude - would not allow 2 tables to be put together (a 4 top and a 2 top) in order to accommodate a party of 6 so we had to split our small group. They were out of 2 different types of fairly popular alcohol so folks couldn’t get their desired drinks. They were out of several of the meats on their menu as well. Not good when you go to a meat place where they are out of meat. It is more expensive than other Brazilian steakhouses locally which makes the poor service and inability to stock their food and drink supplies even more frustrating. It is in a Factoria which is not as nice as downtown Bellevue so ambiance is also less than other similar places. Will NEVER go here again.

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AK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Ok meat quality, good for a visit to experience what Brazilian Churrascaria is and looks like. Received good service but perhpas my expectations on the cuts were too high, given the dinner price was around 60 bucks.

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went here for my husbands birthday we got seated right away even tho our reservation wasn’t for another 20 mins we got sat at our table then headed straight to the salad bar , After the salad bar we flipped the coin over to green and the meat started coming by frequently so we had to flip it to red for a little while to catch up to what we already had on our plates , the only complaint is they should coke by with all the meats all the time we noticed they brought certain ones out more often then others , we did request certain meats and they had no problem bringing them right out . We had a great time and would definitely go back ! Really good selection of meats and the staff was great very welcoming and accommodating would for sure recommend it to friends & family , also they brought out a complimentary dessert for my husbands birthday 🎂

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SS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very excellent meats and service. Salad bar could use some work. Will go again, though!

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DT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were expecting more meat varieties and better quality meat for the price. Compared to other Brazilian Steakhouses we’ve been to, yours unfortunately did not compare at all in quality and exuberant ambiance.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

I made a reservation to avoid waiting and it was 25 mins into my reservation before we sat down and it was so busy there was a line for the buffet and based on where we were sitting it took forever for the meat options to come our way. Not worth the $150 at all. Disappointing.

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JB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very tasty....the meat was constantly coming by....but I felt there wasn't a huge variety of meats. I've been to a few of these types of places, and others had more meat options which is always nice.

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m
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and it was great!
The service was outstanding food was delicious!
Best tasting meat was the beef ribs melt in your mouth tender!
The salad bar was just as impressive with many great choices.

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TA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We pay close to 60$ for an Adult. For that price, they need to give DESSERT and at least a SODA.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey but worth it considering the cuts of meat they serve! Additionally, the salad bar is AMAZING!!! I am not a big meat person but my husband makes up for me in that area. Specifically, the mushroom risotto is the highlight of the menu!!

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1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were celebrating my son’s 11th birthday. We all had a great time and loved the food. Attentiveness to our drink needs and preferences has been better before with our prior experience. However, getting a free desert with a candle made up for the service gap. Thank you!

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F
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great time, with the exception of the chicken being a little dry, my cocktail had generous and extra liquor ( not good balance) and the waitress really did not need to announce to the whole world about our Groupon, or the poor couple next to us who also had one but couldn't use it due to same day purchase- I felt embarrassed for them. Try to train the servers to have better discretion. Otherwise it was wonderful. Really enjoyed the risotto.

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E
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent service! Everything on the salad table was consistently refilled and food was fresh. Thanks!

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MJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I are on the Keto diet, and were looking for a good dinner location that would meet our dietary needs. Novilhos was perfect! The meat was delicious, and there were several good salad bar options for us, too. It's a little pricey, but a fun location for a night out.

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DO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Normally I love this spot! Unfortunately the last 2 times the service has been slow enough to really limit my experience. They were 20 minutes late getting us seated for our reservation, we were there about 2 hours and they kept missing us with meat. I didn’t leave full. A couple of times some things I was really excited about were raw in the middle (I normally eat medium-rare or rare meat and it was too underdone for me). I mentioned it and they seemed apologetic but left the small plate with the raw meat i’d Set aside on the table for the entire meal.

I will definilty be back but I will probably wait a while to see if they improve their level of service. You can tell they are trying and that they’re good people.... maybe they are just understaffed?

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location, easy to get to and a ton of parking. Great food and service. Buffet table had a very nice mix of foods, hot and cold. Shrimp risotto was the best. Meat choices were abundant. House special sirloin and the sausage were delicious. Waiter asked if we had a favorite that we wanted to revisit so that was appreciated. Overall experience was terrific but if I had to say one negative thing is that the drinks were a bit expensive. Will return though for sure.

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CV
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Hosting was confused so the initial greeting was not ideal. We arrived 10 min before our reservations. After seating we and ordering our drinks (2 iced teas and a lemonade) we waited just over 23 min for them to be delivered to the table. After that, however the service was fine. All staff were friendly. Food was fine nothing spectacular. Checked it off the list, really no reason to go back.

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JF
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Very expensive tasting all you can eat buffet food. Nothing stood out to me as “outstanding” and our bill was well over $100. All the meat was okay and the chicken wrapped in bacon was disgusting.

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G
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Our waitress was excellent but the person that served the meats stop visiting our table after 30 minutes even though we still displayed green mark. Is this the restaurant practice to limit the meat consumption? Bad practice, considering we paid for AYCE rodizio and spent $90 per person for the meal.

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RW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

$80+ per person for a buffet salad bar and what was stated to be 2lbs of meat just didn't work for me. Great staff though.

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AS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome! Our #1 go to restaurant on any day of the week. Service is amazing. Food is even better!

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BM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was okay, a bit too salty, rubbery don't bring some of the better cuts more than once, which makes $60 per person overpriced. Drinks and dessert not included.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The serving staff were really unfriendly and cold. Servers regularly walked past me with food, without serving me and rather heading to another table. In a brazilian restaurant, that’s not a great experience. The food was usually more medium, than medium rare and the selection of meats on offer is pretty small, compared to other Brazilian restaurants in the area. Lastly, I think they cheapen the experience by asking everyone whether they will be using a Groupon. I didn’t use one, but throughout the night it felt like they were just trying to get me to eat as little of there food as possible.

It also didn’t help that they charged me for two dinners that I had to ask them to remove one.

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WB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great quality food. Not too much variety compared to similar restaurants. On both the salad bar and the meats served.

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BT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

All is good. One main thing. We were served Prime Rib once. We asked for Prime Rib 3 more times in a matter of about 15 minutes. We never received the 2nd serving of Prim Rib. We arrived around 4:30 pm and, so therefore there should not been a shortage of Prime Rib so early on a Sunday.

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PP
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was good and we had a voucher and our friends had their own voucher and rest refused to honor our friends voucher, very embarrassing.

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WM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I definitely prefer this place over Fogo de Chao. Their table service liqueur they offered was a welcome pallet cleanser and delicious. My only criticism is compared to Impanema, Impanema has more choices of meat or creative ways of seasoning.

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H
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This place is nice and clean inside and service was exceptionally good. The veggies and carb options buffet are good and fresh and it is always being refilled at a timely manner. The servers are gracious and always smiling however the meats that they offer in the menu weren't all offered. I wish there was a list of all the things offered while you're dining to see what else you want to try. And if you like something then sometimes it takes a while for it to circle back. The dinner price is very pricey and luckily we had a groupon. If we didn't have the groupon then I don't feel like we got our money's worth. And not all meat are soft and yummy as others.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We were seated right by the kitchen so it was a bit louder than usual. BUT we got the food and all the meat a lot faster. The waiter forgot to bring us our beverages and bread.

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LV
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

After reading great reviews, we picked this place for our Anniversary Date. Oh, I wish we didn't. Decor of the place and location is nice, but that's about it. I found hair TWICE in two different salads, and the meat servers would stop by with cheaper cuts much more often that with more expensive cuts. I had to wait for about an hour to try lamp chops, and file minion, when chicken tights and pork sausage came by every few minutes. Not impressed at all, for the price they charge, not a great selection of fresh salads too.

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K
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love going, the only ding I would have is that it didn't seem to have the variety that I'm used to at Novilhos and that it was slower than usual. Still a great meal!!

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WL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Authentic Brazilian bbq. Many options of meats. Good service.

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BS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Selection of meats was limited. We had told them it was a birthday celebration and they did nothing

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