Oliveira's Steakhouse - Somerville

4.6
118 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Feast on a wide selection of skewered meats including pork sirloin, chicken, sirloin steak, sausages and more. Help yourself to the salad bar and hot and cold side dishes including salads, rice, beans and much more. At Oliveira's Steak House the beef is seasoned with sea salt and slow roasted / grilled over an open flame to capture its individual flavor. Traditional spices are used to season our pork and chicken.

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Wed 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Thu - Fri 9:00AM - 11:00AM 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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PW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall everything was great. The only issue would be that the waiter service was a little slow but that's because the place was busy. I would definitely go back to eat.

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b
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and cooked perfect. Service was a little slow with drinks but overall I would absolutely go back.

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B
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

First time here, celebrating my nephews 21st Birthday. It’s a very casual place; didn’t like the meat but the chicken and sausage were good, didn’t care for the salad bar either, didn’t seem very fresh . Wouldn’t go back

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VD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This place is really busy. We can’t go here without a reservation anymore. If you don’t reserve in advance the wait time is over an hour plus. We have been going here for years. The line to get the food is so long. Food is fantastic. Only reason why we go back other than that, this place gives me anxiety.

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C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious cuts of meat! Food bar gets crowded, but overall great dinner and we left satisfied.

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SD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice time at Oliveira's . The steak and lamb were delicious, and the salad bar had some tasty offerings. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful.

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T
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Making a reservation for this place is truly pointless-- despite making one, we waited for half an hour to be seated. They say they take requests for meat preparations, but when they're busy that is understandably not true. It's good value for what it is, and the meats they do bring out are great. Just go into the experience understanding that this is a cheaper rodizio experience, and you will be treated as such. If you're looking for the bells and whistles and professionalism, timeliness, organization, etc. this is not the place for you though it is literally half the price of the alternatives. If your main priority is just the taste and quality of the food itself then I highly recommend

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing there is almost no reason for making a reservation because I still had to wait for 40 minutes when I got there. Also the service could have been better.

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EV
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, drinks and service.
Personal is very friendly.

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DK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service; the food was delicious and lots of variety. Highly recommend

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JC
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

Staff was really polite food was good plenty of it the issue is is after 1pm lobby very crowded they need to come up with some kind of separate waiting room everyone standing from the outside door right at the food I thought that was kind of weird bringing in germs

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

4 of went there over the Weekend and it endless amount of food to try servers kept coming around with different types of meat. We opted for the all you can eat $30 per person. The meats were little fatty but cut off the fat and eat the meat yes we will try again nice place

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LG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great. The only thing that took away from that was the fact that the line for the hot bar was so long, it was extra crowded. you're basically sitting back to back with strangers and it was so loud i couldnt hear anything. We had a large party and they quickly accommodated us but it didnt happen that smoothly i had to speak with a manager first.

I loved that they keep bringing around hot skewers of freshly cooked meat and the food in the hot and cold bar was delicious. The guys holding the skewers dont pay attention very well thought. They are just trying to go quickly from one table to the next. But our waiter was great!

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K
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Too expensive considering drinks and dessert are not included. Good selection of meat but buffet options are limited. Waiters don’t speak good English so can’t really explain how the process works (supposedly there is a buffet option and a pay by weight option). Space is extremely cramped and noise level is bordering on uncomfortable. Can’t really enjoy the experience.

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FI
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I went with my friends on 3/10/2018 Sunday. They didn’t give us Boston Restaurant Week price which was supposed to be $25 each person and clearly listed on the Boston Restaurant Week link. We were charged regular price. And the food is way to salty!!!! Not recommended at all!!!

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TW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

It was very crowded when you enter the restaurant. You have no idea where to go to check in, as you try to work your way through the sea of people. Even with a reservation we had to wait for some time. The food was decent, but the whole check in and waiting area experience is definitely awful.

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DT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

An unusual experience, reminiscent of dining out in South America (Peru, Paraguay). Very good meats, good choice of salad and extras on buffet. Busy and friendly service.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was absolutely amazing. I have never been before and will definitely go back. The entire staff was friendly and made for a great experience.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in Boston area and it was my favorite food of the trip. The service was outstanding as well.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

it was crowded and we felt squished into a corner. the food was nice but it was hard to move around as there was a party next to us.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food with great atmosphere the waiters are faster

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IT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it great food and great prices loved the services waiters are very polite

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MT
New England
85 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

food is buffet style. good food mostly. the bacon chicken is superb. the pork was so grissely was impossible to chew. overall was decent food. A little high priced, but good. service was a bit smothering. every 2 minutes (literally, every 2 minutes) a manager or server checked in on us to make sure we were ok. was difficult to enter engaged conversation because of the constant attention. i may go back, but not soon. if i could id give 3.5 stars. a little better than average, bit not a 4 star place for me

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e
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was pretty good. The restaurant is set up a little funny, it's kind of cramped and the buffet line kept backing up.. loved all the beef options they have and the pineapple was delicious!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service
Second time there and it was perfect

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DM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is very good. I am not sure who the lady was that continued to come to the table because she was not the waiter but she annoyed us every 10 minutes. She poured water in the cup with Sprite etc. I'm sure she thought she was being helpful but it was too much. Also the bartenders need to step up their game.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Bad food and service.Very noise environment .

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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good night had to go back twice

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AD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

This restaurant was overwhelmingly crowded. 30 minutes after our reservation we still hadn't begun our meal and we had somewhere to be after the meal. The manager was kind in allowing us to leave without having to pay since we hadn't eaten, bit the atmosphere was very loud and the line at the buffet was not even moving. The food looked and smelled good and they could accommodate large groups by rearranging tables. Still, the tables were very close together and the bars and tvs ruined the atmosphere. We were disappointed that we didn't have a timely meal.

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Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife an I loved it so much that we are going back tonight

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PS
New England
39 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner at Oliveira's. The meats were very tasty and the variety was good. The salads and vegetables weren't as good as I had hoped, but who goes to a churrascaria for the salads?

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HS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the place was great, me and my fiance will go again! we love the service and attention to care. everyone greeted us and the food was so good.!!!

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a
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My dinner partner and I knew what we were getting into when we started. The food came fast and furious, since we opted for the all you can eat. Most of the meats were amazing, but some cuts were very tendony. The desserts were fantastic as well.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, and such a fun experience!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very tasty. Highly recommend the passion fruit cake for dessert.

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1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single employee there will provide service with a smile, refreshing! Service is prompt yet not obstructing.

The selection of foods, from the buffet, to the grill to the a'la carte menu, provides something for...frankly almost everyone. The one thing about this type of food is that the chefs definitely keep the salt shaker close :-)

The crowd is mixed, everything from dressed up special occasion patrons to grab a quick bite on the way home from work. "Noise level" would be a poor choice of words, the sound level better describes it, is nice, provides an ambient yet by no means is it noisy.

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation at 7:15, got the table at 8:45. The reservation clearly made no difference at all.

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great staff and food

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New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great buffet options!

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