Novilhos Brazilian SteakHouse - Bellevue

4.2
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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.
What 736 People Are Saying
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RP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good!

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m
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good but NOT worth the flat cost of $58!

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CJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Over all Novilos is a fun dining experience. The food is excellent but this last time, service for drinks was very slow. The lights were too bright so it ruined the ambiance for all of us. Although the food is always great it is a very pricey experience.

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WB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing, outstanding servers who explained the food to us, as we had never been before. Great wine, delicious food and an amazing salad/food bar. A bit pricey - but considering all you get - well worth it. We will come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great! This was my second time here & it didn’t disappoint. First time for dinner. Way more meat options at dinner than lunchtime.

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C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Service was great, the waiters and waitresses made sure to stop by fairly frequently to make sure everything was going well. Unfortunately, there was a long strand of brown hair w/ golden highlights stuck in the beef rib that I bit into. Considering both my mother and I have black hair, it was definitely not one of ours. One of the waitresses took it to the manager where they puzzled over it and concluded it must’ve been packaged with the meat, which really doesn’t help their case. While they comped for some dessert, that pretty much killed the experience for me.

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D
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a dinner for any special occasion.

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MC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good like always. As a brazilian Novilhos does a great job!!!

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KG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love steak you will love Novilhos! Good service even better food! Tip for newbies don’t over do the salad bar.

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d
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My husband and I came here for dinner on New Years Eve. I had never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse before. I was disappointed they didn't have a specialty cocktail menu, but the waitress was great about recommending some options. There was a fixed price menu for the holiday, but I felt like it was a great value. The men came around often with various types of meat. We felt so full afterwards.

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PL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was good, but overpriced. The service was okay. One shot should not cost $8. I was a little shocked when I saw the total cost.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time and we had a great experience. The salad bar was outstanding and more than just salad. The meats were mouth watering wonderful. I have recommended this place to all my friends .

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AS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE THIS PLACE! This is our only go-to place for EVERY occasion! Date nights, or just family dinners, always fabulous! Never gets boring.

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ZM
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, my first full experience at a Brazilian Strakhouse (well, nearly full: lunch menu lacks some of the meats they prepare for dinner). It was tasty and the food was delicious. Service was impeccable, helpful and attentive without intruding on a long-overdue reunion of 2 friends. We enjoyed it, thoroughly.

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JL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Perhaps (fond) memories, but it appears that the quality of the fare has diminished over the years.

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 6:30 reservation but arrived a bit early. We were greeted with friendly smiles and gracious conversation -- great service, outstanding salad bar and incredible meat selections. Absolutely, one of the best dining experiences.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The ambience not that great. The salad bar is too mediocre. Service was rushed as the restaurant was closing. We didn't now restaurant was closing 30 minutes after our reservation time. Why taking reservations if closing in 30 minuets and rushing customers out?

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R
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

It was ok. Pretty pricey for what you get. Don’t expect it to be a quiet/romantic night out, lots of groups and kids.

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GE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Horrible service. Greeter seemed unhappy with her life. She sat us to a table right next to the kitchen and said “enjoy.” Walked away and being first timers we weren’t sure if we could just go up to the salad bar. We were ignored a couple of times before someone finally attended to us. I had to flag a young man to ask if we had a server after being seated. Our server ended up being attentive halfway through the night so we still have a pretty good tip. I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone mainly because of the horrible service.

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CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Only saw our waiter once, had to seek the service of other waiters/a manager who walked by. The special streak was delicious however all other cuts of meat seemed to start to taste the same. Salad bar was so so.

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TH
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our first waiter talked so very fast and called it a buffet, prouncing the final (t). Then acted put out when I asked her to please speak louder and slower. The service was slow and most of the hot food was barely warm. The meats were mostly cooked perfectly but with way to much salt. Crazy over priced for such casual, catch as catch can dining.

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JF
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience in every way. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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AR
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went for my anniversary and everybody gave us special service we felt very comfortable

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Most of the food was great. You certainly don't go home hungry. Not very personable, but a nice place to try.

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R
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful left over stuffed but well worth the price tag

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VM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. It was mid-week and not too crowded or noisy. The servers came by often with different meet selections and the salad bar had a good variety of choices. Only complaint was a waiter who failed to respond to a request for additional palenta, but was otherwise attentive. Everything tasted very good - go hungry.

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s average at best

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SC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

We were there to celebrate a family birthday, and we wanted to use 2 Groupons--one for a party of 4 and another for a party of 2. When making the reservation, I was very clear about this fact that we had 2 Groupons we wanted to use but wanted to stay close together with two adjacent tables. The staff member said they would ensure adjacent (next to) tables for our group, but that wasn't the case when we got there. Though they had space for two adjacent tables to accommodate our group, they refused to seat us together because we were using 2 Groupons. Very sad, especially with 4 out of the 6 of us experiencing Novilhos for the first time.

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DK
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Our party was very impressed with the salad bar and service! But not overwhelmed by over half of the meat selections. Found quite a few of them lacking in taste.

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b
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. The staff is super. Very attentive. The owner is a gem!

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DD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The shrimp risotto was under cooked, rice was crunchy. They did not have the beef ribs ready and that is our favorite meat to eat.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Thanksgiving

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EO
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. I have been there before as well as the South Lake Union location. I prefer Bellevue. Parking is not an issue and the food is just as good.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The seating is crowded, the meat comes around so slowly. This was my third year coming here from my partner’s birthday. This time we brought his son as well. We had to wait for the meats to come around. I don’t eat anything other then lamb, and I would wait 15 mins and no one came around with lamb, I had to ask two guys serving beef and then the one other guy I had asked said you still didn’t get your lamb, so he ran and got me some . An ok experience.

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J
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Not the best place to choose if you're on a tight budget, however a great place for something unique. We'll make the drive about once a year and always enjoy the experience. One of the best salad bars around.... you could be happy with just that and skip the meat entrees (but why would you? The reason to visit is to sample all the meat choices rotating around the restaurant) Just make sure you're hungry when you arrive, you certainly won't be when you leave.

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WF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The "House Special" is the Greatest Choice for meats. All others still very tasty.

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MB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my husband’s birthday.

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SD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess/server seated us then never came back to check on us. The men servers are very polité and friendly. But I had to wave at a waitress to come to our table for coffee. Coffee served was not hot enough but was replaced quickly. We were not offered options for desserts after dinner. We had to call the server and asked. You really need to get their attention if you need something. Other than that, the food was delicious just like in Brazil! We will definitely come back! :)

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a
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always enjoy going to Novilhos and wasn't disappointed this time either. Great service and yummy food. I did have to request a few items as they either didn't come around at all or came while I had my salad. Once I put in my request, servers came right over.

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KC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My girlfriend and I visited this restaurant for the first time for a romantic date as part of Seattle Restaurant Week. Let me tell you, her eyes were filled with love not just for me but for the food as well. The service was excellent, the salad/chacuterie bar was incredible, and most of the all the 7 choices of all you can eat meat was incredible!

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