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About Novilhos Brazilian SteakHouse - Bellevue

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.

12405 SE 38th St
Bellevue, WA 98006-1201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian

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

Cross Street:
124th ST.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 603-1111

Website:
http://www.novilhos.com/

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

Novilhos Brazilian SteakHouse - Bellevue Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (17)
Fun (15)
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Casual (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Romantic (10)
Authentic (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
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Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great but WAY OVER PRICED one of the most expensive restaurants I have ever been to. For some reason I thought going in the price was $32 a person when I got the bill discovered it was $55 a person and nowhere before the meal did I see prices as there really was no menu and I did not ask as I had reviewed the website and missed the prime time prices I guess. I can spend half that amount for the same level of food quality, service and ambience at other restaurants.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great Brazilian meats served on skewers in an all you can eat arrangement. The filet mignon and top sirloin were especially good, and the lamp chops were excellent. Also enjoyed the endless sides of mashed potatoes and fried plantains. Not cheap so definitely a special occasion place.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our waitress was not the most attentive and even forgot to bring my husband's beer out. But when I brought it to her attention it was on the house which was nice and they didn't have to do that. The gauchos bringing the meat around were awesome and right there as soon as you turned your card over. The salad bar was amazing. Definitely recommend trying this place out especially if you love meat!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation because we were so excited to eat there and they actually seated us when we got there. The servers were on point and were very considerate to our requests and made sure we got to taste all of our favorite cuts of meat. Their picanha is hard to top, but their garlic steak and leg of lamb was pretty awesome, too. We really enjoyed our experience here! Thanks, Novilhos!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and service was outstanding, but the whole evening was ruined by sitting at the worst table in the restaurant. Imagine being on display in the middle of the restaurant with people standing around you and walking by you while you eat. Buyer beware.

It's rather unfortunate since I requested a secluded table.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is my first time at this restaurant, it's very clean, quiet and romantic . The staff are very nice and food is so delicious. The price is bit expensive but it's worth it. I will definitely come back, I recommend please to check it out.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Took my friend and his family to experience Brazillian. We've been to Fogo De Chao and their selection of the salad bar was limited and not as tasty as Novilhos. The servers were constantly bringing different meats and informed us if we want a certain type of meat, just let one of the server know and they will bring it. My wife and her friend requested lamb and garlic steak and they constantly brought these two type of meats to our table. Everything tasted great and we really enjoyed the food.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Dine in around 8:30pm,waiting for meat almost 30mins.And the man who served the meat walk around our table but never ask if we need the food.So we just cram ourselves with the food from salad bar.The chicken thighs and BBQ ribs was so dry and hard,it was like the leftovers of yesterday.And beef and pork tasted so salty!I can’t believe we paid around 110 dollars to eat this recooked meat.It definitely not worth this price.Never comeback again.Highest price,terrible service,horrible taste.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wow what a feast! Whole family really enjoyed it and will definitely go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service as alway and Amazing food! Love this place!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Casual, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing!!! Highly recommend this place. Food is delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

If you love meat, Novilhos is THE BEST.
I would not recommend the place if you cannot eat a lot of meat; they still have a delicious buffet table with a Wide variety of delicious and healthy options, but the price is not worth the buffet alone.
Also the value is only worth it if you are hungry!!
My fiancee and I would live there if we could afford it.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

we celebrate our anniversary here years now,love it...the meat is superb delicious...and the buffet with lots choices,everything tasty and god

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

I think the meat is not what it should be, and they didn’t bring to the table mall the cuts they say they have.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The person seated us only let us know of the selection of water no other beverages. When asked for a list she just dropped the wine list at the table. When we ready to leave she had to be asked repeatedly for our check. Then gave us a dying pen to sign it. Food was good though.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food was good. The service was very slow. When unable to locate a server for assistance we asked the hostess who told us to find our server.

We ordered dessert from a tray of delicious looking options only to be told 10 minutes later they were out of what was ordered. The restaurant music was loud and several diners were speaking loud to talk over the music. I was unable to hear people talking to me at our table.

The drinks took an extraordinary amount of time to receive. The bill was incorrect charging full price for a child and for a drink never received. This process was also quite slow. Our family of 4 spent over 2 hours at this restaurant.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Unfortunately we were only able to get a reservation near the end of brunch. We'd been here three times before but for dinner. Our experience wasn't nearly as pleasant this time. Most of the meats were dry and bland, we kept getting overlooked and were seated near a large table of twelve who were very loud and disruptive. We left sooner than expected due to the noise level.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food, exceeded our expectation
with a warmly welcome, the ambient was very pleasant

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very enjoyable! Food was delicious!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Right off the bat, this place had a rustic feeling. With that said, the place is very neat and clean. I will probably the bottom sirloin steak that they offer is the best tasting meat (especially when it comes right off the grill) and the second best was the house special. The waiters/waitresses were very kind and get you whatever you need in order for you to have the best time at the restaurant. Their salad buffet was okay. Had decent variety of dishes that you can put on your plate, but my favorite had to be the Ceviche.

Overall, this place was great and the food tasted great. The only reason I have it 4 star is because it is a little pricey, and for the price that you are paying for, I thought there would be more.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Consistently excellent customer service. Food tastes amazing and quality is on point as always.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Novilhos used to be our favorite family place for special occasions. We loved the food, and the great service. Last Sunday we went to the Bellevue Novilhos (SLU closed) and it was a huge disappointment. The meat was poor quality, hard to chew, raw and with a lot of fat. When I say raw, I mean completely raw :( Even when we asked for a well done meat, we received raw meat. Novilhos will have to get back to offer good quality meat if they don´t want to close this branch too. We are definitely not going back in a long time. :(

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 29, 2017

For my husband’s birthday We decided to visit this restaurant to enjoy meats and salads. Alas, the salad bar did not offer anything worthy of a vegetarian option. Not only were the selections few nothing tasted good. Fortunately my husband and sons did enjoy some of the meats. We did not see 16 meat choices available and when we left there was a note on the door stating that they had to close early due to problems with their grill. Also, the flan was watery and fell apart. The price is very high for the food that we experienced. We were frequent visitors of Brazilian restaurants in Utah and Florida, this was a major disappointment.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing food! The mozzarella steak was the best! Great, friendly service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, over priced for the food, service was ok. Selection of meats and presentation subpar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It was okay. Check your bill because we did find a $12 mistake.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food with lots of meat options. The salad bar is fresh with meats cheeses, hot dishes and salads.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for a birthday. Celine was our exceptional server. Beware of the cheesy muffins. Crispy outside, cheesy inside - parmesan. You know they are trying to fill you up, but will probably fall for it anyhow.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good but over-salted and a bit expensive for what you get. Staff was friendly and the ambiance was nice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was delicious, but it is pricey.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I love this restaurant. The meat is always amazing (the house special is my favorite), and the service is spectacular. The passadores (meat waiters) will actually start remembering which cuts of meat you prefer, and how you like your meat cooked. The salad bar is also amazing, and I have literally (not figuratively, I know the difference) had dreams about their mushroom risotto and woken up drooling. I absolutely adore it. This restaurant is among my top five restaurants in the entire Seattle area, and I will even sit in rush hour traffic to get there. I'd suggest you give it a try at least once; it's an experience you won't forget.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Took advantage of Restaurant Week menu. Great food especially for meat lovers. Disappointed we could not take home one of the desserts we could not finish. Wasted food. Restaurant apparently no longer allows takeout boxes for leftovers

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food is good. But I didn't have more chance to try more different kinds of meat. And the desert is good too

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We started off with reservations at 7:30pm and realized that the restaurant was packed, we didn't get seated until 7:40pm which wasn't too bad. I can't remember the waitresses name but she was very sweet. She was very accommodating and asked if we were ready for drinks. My friends ordered wine and beer and I was interested in a cocktail, she opened up the drink menu and recommended the first cocktail with a strawberry flavor which I accepted, I recall looking at the drink and thinking "wow, $7 for a mixed drink, that's fantastic." Didn't realize that it was a $12 until the bill came which I mentioned the price the original waitress showed me, which she acknowledged was the happy hour drink prices. I'm glad I only got 1 drink.

When it came to the food, we had the green/red tokens to indicate if we wanted more food. So when our tokens were on green, we expected them to come and serve us the delicious meats which they did. Once we got a full plate, we turned our tokens to red... but they continued to stop at our table and offer us more meat. We also turned it to red so that we could continue our conversation but our conversations were interrupted each time they came around. We didn't see the point of the tokens because they came even when it was red.

All the meat they offered was delicious, the chicken, the chicken wrapped bacon, the sausage and spicy sausage. The pork I found to be dry, but everything else was great. The salad bar was amazing with all the different options. They kept it well stocked so I enjoyed the salad bar very much.

By the end of the meal, our water was only filled once at the beginning and never again. When the billed was dropped off by a different waitress (than our original), when we asked for the check to be split, it seemed like it was an ordeal to split the checks. Once we paid, we never saw another waitress again and we probably sat there finishing our conversation for another 20 minutes.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

They didn't have our reservation. Not sure if this was a fail on their part or OpenTable but since they choose to use OT then it's basically theirs. Since this was for our anniversary i would have expected the staff to do something a little nicer than our hostess just saying "happy anniversary" after seating us. Food was very good, but not really worth the 120 dollars I dropped pre-tax for 2 people to eat. A lot of their stuff is on the rare side on first pass, so if you prefer your meats more well done then you'll want to let the staff know as they make their rounds serving. We enjoyed the leg of lamb, house prime, and garlic steak the most out of everything we had.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service was really good, food was really good, great environment and relaxing ambiance!

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

This place is well worth the high price tag, it is all you can eat roasted meats right to your table with free desert and open salad bar. Make it here on a special occassion you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Went for restaurant week, $33 for dinner and dessert can't really be beat by any other Brazilian steakhouse.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great place service is very friendly and food is amazing!!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Healthy, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Seattle Restaurant week

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