About Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse

Rafain - The First Prime Brazilian Steakhouse.



Please visit www.rafain.com and find out more about this Indulgence of the Senses.

18010 North Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75287
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Latin American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Frankford Rd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(972) 733-1110

Website:
http://www.rafain.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Service is offered.

Executive Chef:
Chef Pablo Hernandez

Private Party Facilities:
2 full Private Dining Rooms available for small parties and up to 100 people.

Private Party Contact:
Laure Rasdall : (972) 733-1110

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

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80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (41)
Special Occasion (41)
Good for a Date (39)
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Good for Birthdays (32)
Good for Groups (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Authentic (24)
Business Meals (23)
Romantic (23)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Cozy (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Fun (15)
Casual (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Greg was awesome! Will definitely come back.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Really good quality food, good service and nice atmosphere. We are certainly going back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

I have been loyal to Rafain Brazilian Steak house. However, it was disappointing to see the loyalty was not recognized during my visit on February 14th. I came for dinner to use a special gift card for 25 dollars that was given to me.

Unfortunately, I coukd not use it on Valentine's Day because they had a customer special on this day. I was not an average customer and have been visiting the lunch and dinner tables often.

I should have been allowed to use my gift card regardless of a special for the general public. I spent extra that night because I was led to believe I could use my gift card at anytime and there was no expiration. All I was left with was a large bill and a bad taste in my mouth. I may have to consider other places to dine at because of this kind of disloyalty to dedicated customers.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Vegan, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Siempre me an tratado bien,pero este 14 defebrero mi servicio de mesero fue fatal.nunca me dio mi bebida cuando se la pedí 2 veces y solo fue 2 veces a preguntar si necesitaba algo.era un día especial y salí disgustada por eso.pero bueno siempre me an tratado súper bien.una se perdona

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Waiter service sucked. Waiter never brought what we asked for to our table. We had to get up & go get it ourselves. Waiter probably came 2 times to our table & still didn’t bring anything that we asked for.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent choice for meat lovers.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful lunch with my date for Valentine’s. We had our wedding rehearsal dinner here 10 years ago. Their salad bar has gotten better and better over the years. The meat was yummy!

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·Dined 5 days ago

First time at Rafain. I took my wife for our Valentine's dinner and she was impressed. Love the selection of meats for both she and I. Salad bar has some pretty good options but really not overwhelming. I figured it was going to be a lot of options on salad so you would fill up and not eat a lot of meat but really wasn't bad. I wish the tomato soup was warmer from the salad bar. Just ask the waiter what meats they have and they will bring it to your table and cut it off right there. I wish some of the meat was a little less fatty. I loved the pineapple with sprinkled sugar. Really good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

The foods are great and the price is reasonable. We enjoyed it very much and will come back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 7 days ago

This place is FANTATIC, the food was delicious, the selection was great and my belly was full when I left. It was definitely worth the visit. We plan on returning soon!!!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Very nice upscale dinning with great service and excellent food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Fun
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The service was great and friendly on top of it all.
Food was really good, but what I liked the most was there drinks.
I really recommend this place for a romantic dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very nice dining experience. Food is awesome and service is great

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food service forgot about our table on 7 different occasions. Had to ask our sever 4 times of what we needed & requested. Not acceptable!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was great as always

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I used a Groupon special: 2 dinners and 2 coffees for $69. After arriving, I promptly notified my waiter of the Groupon. He appeared familiar with it but apparently he was not because he asked if we wanted coffee and was going to charge us for them. Service was awful. We sat there for 30 minutes and was only offered pineapple and 2 other cuts of meat. We usually dine at Texas de Brazil and are accustomed to having different meats consistently offered no longer than 10 minutes after being seated. I believe we were only offered 3 types of beef during dinner (we had to specifically request a 4th because it was not being offered to the rest of the patrons).

Regarding quality, it’s subpar compared to competitors. Considering similar pricing with competitors, bad service, and inferior quality meats, it’s best to go to Texas De Brazil or Fogo. I will not return.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Fresh salad bar and loved the meat selection. Good service. Thank you!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I have been to other Brazilian steakhouses, but the food here was on a different level. All of the meat was prepared perfectly with amazing spices and the salad bar had many different choices. I also loved that dessert was included at the salad bar. We tried the pineapple coconut flan and Passion Fruit Mousse with Dark Chocolate. We will definitely be coming back again and highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Rushed service cold veggies and rude server...meats were great but that was it

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Im a frequent diner and normally have a great experience at Rafain. This visit was very disappointing. Service was TERRIBLE !!! We had to wait for cheesebread until almost middle of the meal. Bananas were not given until we asked for it. Asked for chimichurri but never came. Took forever for the check to arrive. Just a terrible day for the establishment.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Took my parents to lunch on Sunday. It was very good, as usual, but I wish they had lamb at lunch time too. I don’t recall if that has recently changed, but I definitely would’ve liked to have had it available (as well as the smoked salmon on the salad bar). The passion fruit mousse was amazing as always, and all of the meats were fresh and cooked perfectly.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Could not have asked for better service. Food was outstanding. Very personal attention.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Not as efficient as previous visits. Short on staff was the reason given. Food, however, was still top quality.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Love this place! Awesome service and food. Highly recommend Rafain!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I dine here often. I have been coming for years with my family. Thursday was the first time I have actually been very disappointed.
I brought my fiancee here for his first time and I was very disappointed in the service. Hardly anyone came by with meat options. I had to keep asking for more otions and for them to come by. We were only offered 4 types of meats and pineapple. Which for me I go for pineapple and spicy picanna! But for it to have been his first time and I wanted him to experience the whole special Brazilian way....it just wasn't there for us this time which made me sad and disappointed.

Paige Bramhall
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Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I have been to Rafain's before and it was wonderful. That was not the experience this time. The service was very slow, the meats came far apart and very few times, and, even though I had a reservation, I had to wait for 30 minutes before my party was seated (which was disappointing as my husband had to rush because he was on his lunch break). I waited at least ten minutes between each visit to the table with a cut of meat and we ended up only being offered 6 or 7 different cuts. Also, my water was empty for at least 2/3 of my visit while a table near mine was being refilled every time their glasses were half full. Overall, this was the most disappointing visit to one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was quite good with the usual selection of freshly roasted meats and outstanding salad bar that you would expect from a Brazilian Churrascaria Steakhouse. Valet parking was available and the ambience was nice. We were celebrating a birthday, which we noted on the online reservation, but no mention was made of it by the staff. Service was quite slow and inattentive. We had to request that dirty dishes were removed. One or two cuts of meat were regularly offered but we had to request the nicer cuts such as filet mignon or lamb. We ordered a bottle of wine from the menu, it was unavailable, so we were offered a considerable upgrade which was very nice and appreciated. Overall, I would return again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything was good except for the hosts. I told her we had a resversation at 6:00pm. She said it will only a couple of minutes. Then there were people after us that came in the restaurant. She sat them before us and one didn’t even have a reservation. She then looked at me and asked what was your name for the reservation? I was highly disappointed that I wasn’t seated right away and that she forgot all about us. We were seated 20 minutes later and the place wasn’t even busy. I’m sure on my ticket it said we were celebrating a reservation. My boyfriend was mad , I was upset. It was the host with long hair and a little short chubby. It seems like she didn’t know what she was doing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Most of the meats were cooked at medium well to well. Very disappointing. I asked 2x for medium rare and got brought medium well plus.

Also was my daughters birthday and they did nothing. At the end of the deal they gave a $25 gift card—for a 10 yr old. A simple candle on a piece of cake/pie would have been more appropriate.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I do not eat meat unless it is well cooked. In many cases the meat was raw or very bloody. I mostly ate from the salad bar. was charged full price. Don't think we will be back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Absolutely horrible food. Asked the servers to bring out medium done meats and they just laughed and ignored us. Finally at the end they brought out charred overly well done meat at which point I just gave up on trying to get anything there. NEVER GOING BACK.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was not very good. We had to ask for clean plates. Then had to ask for drink refills. Then had to ask for meat to be served in our area. Then had to ask twice for our check. All of these were done by flagging down someone other than our waiter. The food and ambiance was great, but we had to work harder than our server. Will not be back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This place is amazing, great food and amazing service. Everything is top notch.

Tags: Healthy, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This is the best Brazilian place in Dallas!! A must try.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I thought the salad bar was lacking. There didn’t seem to be an abundance of selection for the meat either- and several cuts were over seasoned and fatty. The service however was top notch and they made us feel very welcome and attended to.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent service. Very attentive waiters. Nice place for date night or any occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were disappointed with the attentiveness of the staff. We needed to complain a few times and make several requests for the same items. The service was slow. By the end of our dining the service was better. Also, we needed to ask about the roasted pineapple. If we didn’t know about it, we might not have gotten it. Same for the fried plantains. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Horrible experience!! You would think because it was New Years Eve they would be prepared. But they never came around our table to offer anything .. no drinks.. NO MEAT...or simply if we were doing ok. We sat there hungry!!!.. 50 minutes went by and only ONE person with some pineapples came by. Will not be going back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The staff seemed ill prepared tonight which is the first time I have ever experienced that at this restaurant. Overall it was still excellent and the Manager did his best to keep us satisfied but they were definitely a little “off” tonight.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Most meat cuts were not available. Server was slow and not attentive. Not worth the price per person

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