Novilhos Brazilian SteakHouse - Bellevue

4.3
621 reviews
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$50 and over
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Neighborhood
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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
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621 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
60%
Very Good
21%
Good
11%
Fair
2%
Poor
5%
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

This was a great choice for lunch for our anniversary. It’s nice, but also casual. We can’t wait to bring our family back.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Great restaurant. You won't be disappointed!

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3.0Dined on July 10, 2018

You don’t get seated at the time you booked, waiting time will be at least 10 minutes.
Plenty of kids here, getting extremely noisy.
After 7PM be ready to not see half of meat variety on rodizio.
You will get obviously worse level of attention and hospitality if you’re using a coupon for the dinner.
Frequently out of plates for salad buffet, a lot of salads never renewed and/or refreshed during the dinner.
Could be much better for this enormous price!

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2.0Dined on July 9, 2018

First off, lots of screaming children running around unattended. Yes, I cannot fault the restaurant for this, but running toddlers and guys with skewers and sharp knives do not mix. There was very little selection of meat, and even though we had our little food buttons on the green side, we were ignored repeatedly by the meat server. Also, their salad bar has gone way down hill, with most of it containing lettuce and pickles.

For about 10.00 less per person, I would much rather go to Fogo De Chao instead.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Overall good experience

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

If you want to go to a Brazilian steak house, I wouldn't recommend this one. I've been to a different one in Seattle same price, better selection, meat, seafood, and fruit options and all were cooked perfect. This restaurant lack in flavor, and meat was over cooked. The buffet options were okay. Overall the I'd recommend the Brazilian steak house in Seattle.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great service friendly staff and good food!
Great location and very accessible.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food was enjoyable but the meats were a little salty this time around. Great service and amazing atmosphere. There were some tiny distractions and a few moments where it seemed to be a little louder than normal but overall, very nice experience! The service is absolutely 100% amazing!

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Very overwhelming choice of meats can challenge one's capacity to consume the meal. The meat is well prepared. I encourage diners to be selective when filling the plate at the salad bar and on the side dishes. All are "designed" to fill you up and reduce your ability to "pig out" on the variety of meats coming by your table. Despite that, I heartily recommend the risotto. During the meat round they will bring chicken items frequently, but it is rare to see the beef filet, ribeye or leg of lamb. We had to request the lamb and they came by shortly with leg of lamb and then lamb chops. All were delicious!

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The steak servers were understaffed for a busy Thursday night and weren’t very attentive and we had to ask 3 different times for a specific cut of steak we all wanted. The buffet selection was slim and didn’t have as many options as some other Brazilian steakhouses we’ve been to. Overall I would come here next time just for happy hour and not much else.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great business lunch

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great authentic Brazilian food and great service. I prefer Novilhos over Fogo de Chao.

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1.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Did honor Groupon and had no real reason why

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Decided to take my dad to Novilhos since we didn’t get the chance to take him out for Father’s Day. The food was good but service was subpar. Overall good experience for my dad’s first time!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

I bought a groupon, but i would pay full price! I was pleasantly surprised! Food was fantastic, service was fantastic!

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1.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Overpriced for underwhelming food. The lamb and sausage had decent flavor. The rest of the meats were dry or bland in flavor. Service was ok. Very expensive for what you get in terms of quality. I suppose if you have the capacity to really eat a ton, then it might be worth it to stuff yourself. But the quality is not worth it.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Brought my in-laws for a late Father's Day dinner mid-week. It was fantastic! Due to schedules, we came in near closing, and we were treated with so much care! My father-in-law has never eaten this kind of food, and was constantly blown away by how tasty everything was. It was a wonderful night, and I appreciate the Novilhos staff so much!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Awesome meats and salad bar. Service was very good. Great experience.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Awesome food -- will come back for sure! The food and service was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The food was awesome. Be ready eat a variety of meat. Beef, Pork, Bacon wrapped Chicken, Ribs. Food Coma afterwards.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Not a lot of rotation as with other Brazilian steakhouses we have been to. Service wasnt as helpful. Never offered to have things come back that we liked. Even when we had our chips flipped to green a lot of the offerings passed us by. The cold bar/fresh market was very limited for the price and took a while to refill empty things.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Most of the meat was rather bland. Salad bar was nice. They bring the whole set of desserts to you to instead of a menu which is uncomfortable

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We used the Groupon so it was GREAT value! Fantastic food, great service.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

The food was very good and the service was excellent. We will certainly return.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We celebrated our 18th anniversary with our friends. I have been here many times before and I just love this place. Great atmosphere and of course, the food is amazing. This place never disappoints us.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

It was our anniversary 32 years made reservations a week in advance. We were seated in the far corner next to the busboy and told at the table that we only have 1 hr 15 mins to dine because they busy. When you’re spending over $140 for a special dinner that’s not what you want to here. I guess they don’t care about repeat customers or recommendations. Very disappointed

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

love the place, food and people from this place, i will be back soon

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Excellent service, tasty food and a nice ambiance. A little pricey, but not too insane.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Novilhos is all you can eat, so come hungry! It is fairly pricey at 54.95 per person for only the food, and it is all-you-can-eat. The food is excellent and there is always someone offering more. The salad bar is very good as well.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The hubby and I took our mom's out for a late mother's day dinner and they LOVED their experience. Great job.

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2018

I bought a Groupon deal for Novilhos Brazilian Steakhouse $120 value off four adults Rodizio Dinner. I had my family visiting from overseas and they were looking for a nice steakhouse and since I had heard a lot about this restaurant that they have good steaks so I went ahead and made a reservation for 5 adults and 1 child at the Bellevue Washington location and after having dinner when i was paying since the server brought me the check i asked the server that i have a Groupon coupon and she wrote down the code and clicked redeemed but after 5 min she came back with her manager that they cannot accept it today and we will not be given the discount. When I asked that its redeemed now and why you clicked redeemed if you were not gonna accept it and she said sorry we cannot give you the discount and was very rude and not helping at all. All she said is that work it out with Groupon yourself even though it was her fault to click on redeem before making sure that if they will be able to accept the voucher or not. I ended up paying the bill without Groupon discount and was really upset about all what happened and my guests were upset too. Food is good but the staff is rude and not courteous at all and my main concern is that if you are not going to accept Groupon voucher then why you guys even advertise it on Groupon. I will never recommend this place to anyone if they are looking for a place where they will feel welcomed and will get a good customer service and will feel that they were taken care of. The next day i contacted Groupon customer services and explained them that my voucher is redeemed but I did not get the discount and told them the whole story of what happened they apologized and they were very helpful and refunded my money.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Awsome experience. Both the food and service are top notch.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The Seattle Location was incredible, nice romantic setting that gave a very luxurious 5 star feel. The Bellevue vacation was a step above Red Robin in ambience. Also after we were seated we were never spoken to again about drinks or anything until we were don't and had to flag down a server. Used to go here every year for my anniversary and will no longer be going there. PS they removed my favorite item from their menu (Mozzarella Steak)

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The food was good but the selection of salads was rather small ( compared to another Brazilian Steakhouse I had visited in the past)

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Fantastic cuts of meat and even better service!! The salad bar was also delicious nearly everything i tried was delicious but the cheesy break omg ❤

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Best experience! Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Staff was extremely helpful, informative and accommodating. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

So delicious and the service was amazing this place is definitely worth the price

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

All you can eat at a fixed price, great for meat lovers!

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great ambience. Lots of energy. Prompt service. However, our meats all tended to be over cooked and over seasoned. Pork and chicken skewers were dry and very over cooked. Beef that we were able to ask for rare to med rare seemed to not be of great quality. for $50+ ea, we were left feeling disappointed. That said, the cheese bread was out this world good, but we went there for the meats...

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The main star of the show, all the grilled meats were excellent!! Love love love the mushroom risotto! Some of the salads are really nice, but some of the charcuterie items are below average. When the restaurant intro mentioned over 60+ items, I was expecting 60+ dishes of sides and salads, but the different kinds of condiments are included in the number which was like almost half of it, but that's just me being picky. Service is really nice! Always asking if we are doing ok and do we have a specific kind of meat, which we really appreciate!

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