Avenida Brazil - Woodlands

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$31 to $50
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Avenida Brazil stays true to the foundations of the traditional Brazilian churrascaria. We offer a world class upscale dining experience with several of the finest cut meats, amazing side dishes, desserts and a full bar that includes red & white wines from across the globe.

The experience is split up into two parts

Part 1: Salad Bar - After being seated, guests can help themselves to our gourmet salad bar stocked with more than 30 fresh items.

Part 2: Meat - At each of our seats, we include a coaster with a red side and a green side. Once back at their table, guests can start signaling our gauchos (meat servers) by flipping over the coaster to the red side. This indicates that the guest is ready to enjoy the 13+ succulent meats, which include lamb, beef, chicken, and fish. As an accent to the meat, we provide five delicious side dishes.
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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure and the service/food was amazing as usual!

MC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our out of town family there, delicious. See you next year

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet up with friends, food was great and service was top notch.

DH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had dinner reservations for Christmas Day and had never been before. I gave them 3 stars overall because of all of the beef they served us (Filet, Bacon Wrapped Filet, Picanha and Beef Ribs) all were chewy and poorly cooked. They had other beef choices but we didn't even want to try anymore beef. Our favorite choices were the bacon wrapped chicken, bacon wrapped scallops and grilled shrimp. The pork was not great either. They did have a lovely salad bar and the candied bacon was the best part of the entire experience! We did enjoy the entire salad bar and the service was very good and attentive and they bread and sides (rice, augratin potatoes and carmelized bananas) they served were good as well. It was $49.50 per person and drinks and dessert were not included. Our check for two people two drinks and tip/tax was approx $158. The experience of the meat being served tableside was enjoyable and if they had much better beef, it would've made us think about doing this again but overall not worth the expense.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xmas great afternoon

RB
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and food!

JC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was very nice at lunch time, no waiting and very peaceful.

MS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food! And a good service to. I totally recommend this place

DS
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff went above and beyond in terms of service. Food was delicious and we were thrilled with our choice for Thanksgiving.

RT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. The grilled pineapple and bacon are delicious.

AT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treated my family to a wonderful dinner at Avienda Brazil. It was their first time and they LOVED IT. I am sure they will be back again!!

O
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffalo was the best cut of meat. I hope they keep it on their menu.

GN
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an extremely important night for my brother. We threw him a suprise birthday dinner for his 21st. Avenida did an incredible job at making our night extra special. Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The shrimp made me want to cry tears of joy. And nothing I ate wasn’t amazing. A perfect evening.

A
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our third time trying to make it to this place. The third time was definitely the charm.
The ambiance is lovely. The staff is friendly, just the right amount of attentive, and communicate your preferences with one another so you don't need to repeat your meat doneness preferences over and over again.
A wide variety of fresh salad bar items start your meal off right. Chilled grilled pineapple, shrimp cocktail, heart of palm, and chilled asparagus spears were favorites. The asparagus could have been better prepped because there were "woody ends" on 2 of my 4 spears.
The meats and seafood were plentiful and offered often. The salmon was cooked to perfection. I was able to get my medium rare beef selections and my husband was brought his beloved well-done. The shrimp was seasoned a bit too heavily for my taste, I couldn't taste the actual shrimp much.
My creme brulee had a thick topping which was fabulous! The husband had more candied bacon and a few more pieces of chilled grilled pineapple. We found out that you can request the pineapple be heated, which he will do our next visit.
This will be our new special occasion place to go.

PD
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food never disappoints! We love Avenida Brazil!

JX
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the brunch at Avenida Brazil and last weekend it was even better as they had the special Kobe beef! Delicious!

T
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had a great experience. The manager was very accommodating to my family’s allergy and dietary needs.

d
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything about this place is great. customer service is awesome!

TN
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire experience was excellent. Marcelino was friendly, knowledgeable and polite. Restaurant was super clean and tastefully done. Food was plentiful and delicious. We will be back. The Nelligan family.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Love the salad bar and meat selection. Service is always top notch.

BK
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Ambience was a little lacking in the back room where we sat but that may not be important considering the food and service was so good. Highly recommend!

J
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Horrible experience, felt like my family and I were invisible. I can see that too based on what we look like and location we were at. Didn't get biscuits, didn't try all the meats, no refills, and no dessert, place was a complete joke compared to Fogo and Chama Gaucha . Will never be going back.

JO
East Texas
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience. Happy hour in the bar until 7pm, then on to dinner. The food was outstanding, and the service was good. Missed the lobster bisque, it was tucked away in a corner away from the salad bar, which, by the way was excellent. Have to go back now that we know where the bisque is kept. Overall, we had a great time, and will certainly be back!

JK
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lobster bisque was excellent as was the salad bar and the table offerings of meat!

K
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The staff was very attentive and nice. We were a large group and they made sure our group was taken care of and had everything we needed. We never had to ask for more water or any drink they were right there pouring!

JM
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Salad bar items unique, delicious and very fresh. Brûlée bacon is wonderful. Meats excellent. Owner, Melissa, is always charming!

PR
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have been to most if not all Brazilian restaurants in Houston area. Avenida is at the top of the list for value and quality. Did the Houston restaurant week luch special for $20. Meat selection was limited to top sirloin, chicken wrapped in bacon, chicken legs and sausage. All the 4 meats were excellent. The salad bar is not as extensive as some others but had a good enough selection. The lobster bisque was well seasoned and was a surprise. The sugar glazed bacon was also a tasty treat. My wife enjoyed the limeade. Even the $34 lunch price seemed a good value for the entire meat selection.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Came in for Sunday brunch with my husband. We made reservations so we were immediately seated. The wait staff was friendly and attentive and the ambiance was nice. Immediately upon waking in I noticed the salad bar and brunch selection could have been better. I ordered an omelet and 40 minutes passed before I received anything. When I finally received the omelette, I realized it was not what I ordered. I didn’t want to wait another 40 minutes so I kindly placed it aside and asked for the check. Overall it was a decent experience, but I will come back for dinner next time.

KH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent, but the staff did not replenish the salad bar to meet the demand nor did they make omelets in a timely fashion during brunch. Members of our party gave up and left after waiting 30 minutes for omelets that never arrived.

LD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We went for the HRW Brunch and thought it was very pleasant. The salad bar had a nice selection and the brunch provided quite a few options from lobster bisque to Brazilian candied bacon to salads, cheeses, fruits and omelets. My family was disappointed with the waffle station. It smelled amazing but there was only one waffle maker and one person making both omelets and waffles. Originally they had a place on the buffet table for the waffles (cut in fours) but they could never keep it stocked. Possibly because there was only one waffle maker and the lady was busy with making omelets so did not keep up with filling the empty container for waffles. When we left though, they finally brought out a second waffle maker and another person dedicated to just making waffles but the line was still really long. Otherwise, it was a good value for the amount of food. Maybe if we go back, we'll get the regular menu and try the meats as well.

RD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Waitstaff was very attentive. Made for a very nice birthday dinner for my daughter.

MD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time visiting the restaurant and it was amazing like the first. Staff was friendly, drinks were nice, and food was delicious. Will definitely be back once I get my appetite back lol.

BC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Very disappointed in our experience. After we ate our salads it took a while for meat to arrive at our table. Since we did not have plates they skipped us, After I requested plates and continued to get skipped I had to walk over to a vacant table and get the plates my self. After the meat stated to get served, on my second selection which was sausage I noticed a large hair on the piece I was given, the server took it away, along with my plate, other selections of meat started to arrive and guess what, after getting skipped again I had to go get myself another plate. Through out the evening when they took a plate from our table we had to get new plates ourselves. The meats would come out sporadically, we kept getting served the same 3 meats, we had to request other selection, as did the table sitting next to us. When my wife and daughter would ask for meat that was not cooked Med raw to rare, it would arrive burnt. Over all it was a disappointing experience, at $45 a plate I expect a lot better service and a higher quality of meat.

t
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and the service was outstanding!

RH
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so full!

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KT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came in to celebrate our anniversary and had an amazing time!!! Our company will be having our Christmas party here in December!!! Everything was excellent!!

f
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Salad bar was great. Nice selection, food was well prepared. Service was friendly. Dessert was OK, nothing special.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great

NC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch and a Mimosa. The salad bar selection was extensive, interesting and delicious! Omelette station, waffles, French Toast plus several hot dishes along one wall with roasted potatoes, Brazilian stroganoff, au gratin potatoes, garlic rice, sausages, Feijoada and more. All delicious, well-seasoned, not too salty, perfect! The service was prompt and attentive. We will be returning to try dinner!