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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Good for a Date (27)
Good for Birthdays (22)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fun (15)
Business Meals (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Authentic (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Romantic (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Casual (9)
Cozy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Healthy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
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Seasonal (2)
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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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went there for my husbands birthday, fun experience.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

one of my favorite restaurants if you are a meat lover this is the perfect place☆☆☆☆☆

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We did lunch on a weekday. Everything was very good, except coffee needs some work. Highlights were filet mignon, the salad bar (meatballs were awesome), and desert. Service was outstanding, too, and the facility was nicely decorated and clean. No problem parking either.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great deal during Seattle Restaurant week. Same all you can eat meats (minus a few meats) with salad bar and slice of cake for $33. Loved the ribs, sausage, green salad, beans and rice.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We went for Seattle Restaurant week. The choices were good. The only thing that was poor was all the red meat was not cooked throughly. We asked for med well each time, and the servers seemed annoyed. Had to wait at least 15 minutes for them to return with the meat that was still on the red side.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We went for Seattle restaurant week. It was great. The food was great. The server was great. All in all, nice experience. We will go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It sounds expensive but it's really a good value if you compare to other restaurants of similar quality. I really appreciate the market table/salad bar and I thoroughly enjoyed the meats. We were there for restaurant week which is a nice lower priced inro and is a great value. I will say I have been previously and do love having all the other meats to choose from when it's not restaurant week. Things that stood out for me: mushroom risotto, blue cheese, ceviche, salmon, bacon wrapped chicken, black beans and I always love the picanha.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I went to Novilhos with my boyfriend and daughter. We were all three very impressed. First of all, the buffet is gorgeous , and is stocked with extremely tasty and interesting foods. The meat that was brought around was amazing, and quite the show. It's like eating the best steak, chicken, ribs, etc. hot and fresh with every bite! Also, there were children present, quite small children, and babies...I am not sure how we didn't hear a peep from even one of them, but we didn't! It was warm, friendly, all the servers had amazing attitudes and gave 100% with every interaction. I cannot believe it took this long to find a restaurant like this but for every special occasion we will be there. The drinks were amazing as well, and the desserts are outstanding. One fantastic experience. I would love to include photos but we were so busy eating I couldn't bother taking any : D

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Best expirience and place for Brazilian stake house.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We like our meats rare to medium rare. We asked several times if we could please get rare meat and were told by several people they would bring it. After the 5th time asking and told yes, we finally got one selection of rare meat. Otherwise, all else was good and we were offered a desert at no charge for the birthday person.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a lot of fun and the service was excellent. A great place to eat and relax.

Tags: Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great upscale , this was our families second time there0 Loved it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was amazing. The salad bar was delicious with lots of variety. Then the meat was amazing. You get to choose to eat from so many cuts that you’ll never get bored with this place. Their house special was so good.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Outstanding food. A little pricey but you get what you pay for, seriously. We couldn't afford to come here often, but we plan on coming back next time we get a good excuse like an Anniversary. Great wait staff - very attentive, kind, and patient. And I expected to have to wait for food because it's a steakhouse but wow. If you don't forget to flip that coin back to red, your plate is going to fill up fast with some of the best steak I've ever had.

By the way, try their house-made lemonade. It's to die for!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food and great staff! This is my third visit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great service and food. A great Brazilian Churrasco experience.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Casual
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

I arrived at 1pm and by 1:45pm they stopped serving the meats. That was a bit disappointing. I felt the waiters were rushing to server all the kinds of meeting as fast as they could. I expected a bit slower pace and the food not to end so quickly.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We sent here for a birthday party and were thrilled with the food and atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was delicious. Not only the meats but there were many sides and salads to choose from. The staff was fantastic and brought us the meat we requested. We would highly recommend this restaurant. Thank you for a great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Its always fun to go to a Brazilian steak house. And Novilhos is really good. It's just VERY expensive....I think they've raised the rates since the last time I was in. I had some serious sticker shock.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Sparkling water is not free and waiter/waitress would pour into your glass without asking you if you want regular water. It's an additional $9 into your are already pricey tab.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Love the food and love the ambiance definitely will return again and told many co-workers about it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

While my son has visited before, this was my first time. I really enjoyed the variety of the salad bar, and for the most part enjoyed sampling the different meats that were brought around. My only suggestion would be to use a bit less salt...I found it to be a bit much for my taste. Otherwise, an enjoyable experience, would definitely come back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Friends lunch out

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Really awesome, buffet style meal with editors that bring you different cuts of meat.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 21, 2017

My wife and i celebtated our 29th annivetsary here and it w as s fantastic.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

It was our anniversary and this place couldn't be more perfect for our night. The staff were awesome, the food was amazing the atmosphere was just great. Would definitely recommend and planning the next occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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