Bonissoni

4.6
171 Reviews
$50 and over
Brazilian Steakhouse
The Bonissoni Brazilian Steakhouse is a restaurant located in Ogunquit, ME. It brings to this region the authentic Brazilian cuisine with the best food and our world-famous Brazilian Barbecue.

Following the footsteps of our family wine business, which brought to America the best history and flavor of Italy, a new flame was kindled in our hearts to pursuit another passion that also will be spread throughout this nation.

Steakhouses are traditional all over Brazil, as well as the wonderful smell of the charcoal barbecue everywhere.

Therefore, we decided to start the Bonissoni Brazilian Steakhouse to give everyone the opportunity to taste our unforgettable barbecue.

The Brazilian barbecue is served in a “Rodízio” (rounds) by the servers (Gaúchos) who bring to your table the meat of your choice, at your desired temperature and slice it right in front of you. This way, you have unlimited meat and side dishes for an affordable flat rate.

So, come in and enjoy it.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was our last dinner on our vacation in Oguncuit. The restaurant is beautiful and the service is good but I must say that we were disappointed. The $50 price fix per head rate only has value for people who enjoy the Rodizio/Rotation style of eating or just want to stuff their face without any regard to what they are eating. Instead of enjoying a good night out with my wife we were constantly looking over our shoulder to see what the next round of the 12 cuts of meat was going to be. Some of the meats were excellent, some average and some of the best cuts were saved until the end or didn’t show up at all. Instead they came over 3 times for both the chicken and garlic steak. The wine was also overpriced for what it was. Spending $200 plus for this type of experience doesn’t work for me. I would’ve been much happier having a simple ribeye with some good sides, a good glass of wine and conversation with my wife to soak up the experience. In the end the whole experience was rushed and we felt sick from eating too much. I expected much better from a restaurant on OpenTable

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AK2021
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very tasty, but the better cuts of meat were the very last served and we had to ask for them. Atmosphere was extremely loud and we could barely hear our waitress. Other than that waitress was pleasant and food excellent!

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BobbyH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food and a very fun experience! I highly recommend!

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TessaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and authentic. The food is endless so you do get a lot for your money. The service was very good despite low staffing due to season and CoVID. The apple cider margarita I had was perfectly made and delicious and my husband had a Brazilian soda which was addicting. So glad this place came to Ogunquit, what a nice addition.

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SarahS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The sides were delicious. That was the freshest Caesar salad I’ve had in a long time. Also had the plantains and the mashed potatoes. Both were excellent. There was a good variety of meats, but we had to ask three times for certain cuts, and it took 15-20 minutes before the requested cuts came through. The drinks were double the price of other Brazilian steakhouses I’ve been to ($16 each). The sirloin cuts and lamb were the best - the bacon wrapped chicken was dry. The servers were are all friendly and helpful. It would be nice if the drink prices dropped a bit.

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antoniom
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC!! We all (7) had a great experience. Grat drinks, wonderful Brazillian food that seemed endless, excellent sides and courteous, attentive service. We will definitley be going back again. Everything had so much flavor, was warm and fresh. Meats and sides showed up quickly, we took our time socializing and never felt rushed. We were treated like family. I can't say enough good things about Bonissoni

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JYfridayniteout
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We made reservations which would be wise. The steak beef and lamb were very good and very well seasoned. The sides were also very good. I would have liked to have seen more chicken options. They had a cinnamon baked pineapple (wonderful) which I did not notice on the menu. I thought the drinks were a bit pricey. The desserts were excellent as I had the flan with caramel sauce and bananas flambé for the other person. The service is excellent. I would definitely go again. They offer limited outdoor seating with flame heat. Very nice.

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KendraS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the people working there were very friendly. Overall it was a great experience.

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was fine. Small portions of meat. The sides were nothing special. The service by the waitstaff was outstanding. The meat carver was not helpful or did he ask what kind of cut we prefer. We were told what the meat was but with no other explanation of the cooking process. His demeanor was boring and lackluster. For these prices I would expect a little more enthusiasm and charm. Overall, it was not worth the price.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, a little pricey but what isn’t? I felt a little rushed but maybe I’m a slow eater? Like the service was so good that they brought the food too quickly for my taste. I would go back for an occasion dinner but I would ask for slower service. Overall would recommend, just speak up for what you want:)

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CathyE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christian, our waiter, was very pleasant and attentive. All of the staff that helped serve were friendly and helpful. The food was very good. We got the full experience so we got to try all of the meats.

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very helpful and the ambiance was inviting and comfortable. Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome drinks, awesome, awesome waitstaff. Everything and everyone showed appreciatonthat we chose to dine with them!

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JoanneH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the Brazilian dining experience! The selection of sides & meats were delicious. The rolls were also very good. Will return for sure!

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MaybeTryAnotherRestauran
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food was average for a Brazilian restaurant. We found that they continued to offer top sirloin, bottom sirloin, and chicken, but unless specifically asked for, they weren’t bringing around garlic steak, ribeye, or filet. And when asked, it would take close to 20 minutes to have those show up (if not even requiring another request). The served was good. Servers were wonderful. But, I would not recommend this location based upon our experience.

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LynnP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening
We will definitely be back
A great place to bring out of town guests

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BrendaG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. We went here for my birthday weekend. Best Brazilian steakhouse I’ve ever been. Service was exceptional, food was delicious. Everyone is so nice. Highly recommend. Family friendly atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

overpriced but meets were good, sides small
few single malts

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipPhilipH
West Palm Beach
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A nice concept for meat lovers.

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vipChrisD
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with wonderful, knowledgeable staff. Extremely polite and friendly. Excellent meats, but also expertly prepared sides. A very fun and healthy place to eat. We will be going back again very soon.

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Margie
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was good but our waiter pretty much ignored us the whole night. Took almost a half hour to get our check after we said no to desert.

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StacyV
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous dining experience! It is a beautiful restaurant without being pretentious. I highly recommend for a special night out.

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RyanQ
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent Brazilian steakhouse with fantastic sides to go along with great meats.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience

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Tirsah
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. 100 stars! We left so satisfied.

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JohnC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Apparently they treat and pay their staff well!

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Kitiara
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immaculate, very friendly helpful staff. Really enjoyed it and I'm not a steak person normally

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JenniferE
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! My kid's really enjoyed the food and tried different things they normally wouldn't have had...and best of all THEY LIKED IT! Will be back!

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KennethO
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and we enjoyed the experience. We knew going in we were paying for the experience rather than the food because we just don't eat a lot. It was worth it.

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JennieP
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food and cocktails were amazing. It was a different experience for us, we hadn't been to a Brazilian steak house before. We can't wait to go back!

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StephenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time to a Brazilian style steakhouse and we enjoyed it. Great selection of meats and we had plenty to eat. It's not cheap so you need to be hungry to make it worthwhile but they really did a nice job decorating and renovating the building. Service was excellent. Only complaint is they charged $8 for water which seemed high given how much everything else was. Would recommend if you love meat.

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BenH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, no complaints whatsoever. One thing I wasn't sure of was the table they were pushing around with beef ribs referring to it as prime rib. The cut looked more like the part of the animal that would be cut up into short ribs. Regardless, it was very tasty.

The atmosphere was quite nice, although the acoustics made it very difficult to hear. After being seated, it was a little slow to get drinks. The sides were ordered before drinks and sides arrived at our table before drinks.

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DKennedy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it... We have been there 11 times this year. When our friends come to Ogunquit to visit, they ask if we can go to Bonissoni for dinner. The side dishes are wonderful and the quality of meat is outstanding.

It is definitely work every penny...

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CoryL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🥩🍗🐑 excellent meal wish I had a cheat sheet for each course of meat that came out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful - every aspect!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Very good flavor. The ribeye with that crust is excellent! Go see them!

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Jeremy
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks cooked to perfection, good chicken, and I don’t eat lamb but they have that too!

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vipEric
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonissoni is a welcome addition to Ogunquit. The Rodizio and plentiful sides made for a festive dinner! The pineapple Caipirinha was delicious!

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NadaD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and kind waitress.
Food was delicious but salty meat
Tasty side dishes

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Bonissoni is rated 4.6 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.