BRIO Tuscan Grille - Cherokee - Cherokee Casino

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712 reviews
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BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city. To learn more, go to www.BrioItalian.com.
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LB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Brio's when we travel to Cherokee. The food is excellent, the servers are always pleasant and the atmosphere is enjoyable. We never hesitate to recommend this establishment to our friends

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I normally love the food at Brio but this time I was very disappointed. I ordered the spicy eggplant/shrimp appetizer and the shrimp was overcooked and tough. I ordered the ribeye steak and it was so salty that I could not even eat it. The server did send back and have another one cooked, but by that time, I was ready to leave. I used my Diamond dining certificate and was very disappointed that my meal could not be comped or that I had to pay for such a bad meal (even though it did not cost me anything) and I had to use the certificate on such a bad meal. The service was also very slow for a Thursday evening. Not a very good experience all the way around.

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

Overall excellent experience.. last minute trip to Cherokee and Brio was recommended.. great choice., Gioni waited on us and service/banter were spot on.. All three dishes were incredible.. Salmon, Steak & Lobster, and lamb chops.. we will be going again next time in town.

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PS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Service was perfect. After dining drink was the perfect end to an awesome meal.

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n
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always make a reservation at Brio whenever we visit Harrahs in Cherokee. The food is great and we do not have Brio/Bravo's here in South Carolina so it is a nice change.

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BC
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good selection and fairly priced wine by the bottle. We had a steak special, my husband's was overcooked but still tasty. What bothered me was that I asked what came with the special and was told asparagus and mashed potatoes, when I looked at the bill later, we were charged extra for the asparagus. I find that deceptive. Overall however, I love this restaurant! The food was good, the service good.

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FB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Jake was an OUTSTANDING server. Very personable and attentive.

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SK
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious selections. I highly recommend a meal here.

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I
Little Rock
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The calamari was OUTSTANDING! A generous portion; perfectly prepared (not one morsel rubbery!); accompanied by 2 good dipping sauces (aoli the shrimp was dry and over cooked in both dishes (tho the lobster pieces were perfect); and the sauce for the lobster & shrimp dish was terrible...needed a bit of acid (maybe lemon?) and far less cloying cheesy sauce additive. While the calamari was very reasonably priced, the pasta dishes were over priced.

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RR
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The beef carpaccio appetizer is outstanding, we get this every time we come. Very disappointed however in the entree steak salad. For $23 it was a few slices of steak on some arugula. In the past there were a lot more ingredients and worth the price. Not sure what happened.

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s
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We have eaten at this a Brio’s many times, and we have always had an excellent meal - until this time. This was one of the worst meals we have ever had anywhere. My husband and I both ordered the lamb chops, medium rare, that cam with grilled asparagus and sliced roasted potatoes. When our meals were served, the plates and vegetables were cold, the potatoes were hard, and the lamb chops were charred and over grilled on the exterior, making them very dry. They were essentially rare on the inside, and very fatty and tough. We took the lamb chops off our plates, before we realized how rare they were, and asked our server to at least heat up the veggies, which she did via microwave. This meal was so inedible, we ended up eating almost nothing on our plates. The pasta al la vodka, that we always share as an appetizer, was excellent, as is their bread. I spoke with the manager, and she comped our meal, but we were using Harrahs points and we just wanted a nice meal together. She agreed the lamb was overly grilled on the outside and really rare on the inside. What a disappointment.

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B
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went early so it was quiet, but usually the noise level isn't bad.

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LD
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The dinner was very good and all of us felt very positive about the occasion. The quality of the food was top-notch and the service was excellent. The pricing was reasonable and the menu had a nice assortment of choices. When we visit the casino again we will plan to give BRIO Tuscan Grille every consideration for our dining.

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WA
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Very very disappointed. Everytime we go to Cherokee, we make reservations at Brio every night we are there & look forward to it. All of our favorite things have been removed from the menu which was the whole point of going, not to mention the prices have increased significantly. The flavor of the pasta was different & not good...couldn't even eat it. We will not be going back which makes me sad. Service was great though.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I hate the menu has been changed and seems much smaller than it used to be. one of my favorite reasons for going was the extensive options and choices.

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NG
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was yummy and server was great. However, I would have liked and expected a better table that the one we were given, especially since we made a reservation. Also, after we were set, the hostess sat another couple at a nicer table near us. It did put a bit of a damper on the evening.

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DH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Building smells like smoke.

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Calamari I have ever had. Entrees were delicious and service was awesome!

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S
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Greeter was not friendly. Server was not friendly. Also noted it was our anniversary - no one acknowledged and poor service. Disappointing. But food is always amazing.

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HO
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

New menu. Everything was salty, very. This place changes floor people so often is crazy and some of them are not very good. I’m going to take a rest from them for a few months. I’ll check back later.

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m
Western NC
29 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great birthday treat. Thanks for making my special night at the Cherokee Casino an excellent adventure. Gioni did an excellent job.

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N
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Much better than Olive Garden!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection on the menu, staff friendly and service was great. Highly recommend.

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OT
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was ok. I was disappointed that they took the veal Milanese off the menu. The spaghetti pomodoro was flavorful but was luke warm when it arrived. I doubt if I’ll go again.

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J
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

It took over an hour to get our food after ordering. I had salmon, sautéed spinach & fingerling potatoes. Each item was room temperature at best but tasted good. If it had been served when the food was plated, it would have been a nice meal. Overall, this is a mediocre restaurant.

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KR
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, professional, efficient and friendly service.

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WM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic overall experience. The food was great and brought out in a timely manner! The ambiance was superb!

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BK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable
Thank you for a nice evening and diner

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F
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Least favorite restaurant at Cherokee. What kind of Italian restaurant does not have meatballs?

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AS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great.

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place. We always eat at Brio when we come to Cherokee.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

I was excited to take my husband to Brio for the first time and it was his birthday. I ordered my steak medium and it came out rare. My waiter said they would make a new one because I had already cut it up. The manager Jennifer came out and decided to refire it instead. It came back unevenly cooked with some pieces well done and some actually medium. We will never go back.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The team at BRIO made my birthday dinner very special. What a wonderful experience with fabulous food and service.

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SC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food the past two times we’ve been to Brio is lacking.

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JB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The calamari had no meat, it was small flakes like the bottom of the bag, and skimpy on flavor.
I usually enjoy the Salmon Salad but the salad itself was shredded like coleslaw, like bagged or bulk, very disappointing and a bad value if you only eat the Salmon.
My husband had the veal special which he enjoyed.
Bottom line, very dissapointing because we have enjoyed Brio for many years.

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RK
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was very good Service was slow considering they were not that busy Still a great evening

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been here several times and this time it did not live up to our past experiences. Service was very good but food was marginal. I had a steak that was almost burnt. My husband had a chicken dish that was almost too greasy to eat. We will not be back any time soon.

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B
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service is always very good. The food was fresh and very tasty. The pork chops were tender and juicy. The Salmon Fresca was over spinach, red peppers and asparagus drizzled with balsamic. It gave the veggies a sweet flavor without the sugar. The whole meal was delicious. We have dined here before and never disappointed. Reservations are suggested as they are busy.

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SB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner and prompt service. Have always had a good experience here.

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