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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value

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87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Good for a Date (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Romantic (21)
Business Meals (21)
Authentic (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Cozy (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Fun (9)
Casual (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Healthy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Waterfront (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Always a pleasure to dine at Rafain's. Service and food are always spot on! Waiters gracious and food delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

It was so good! One of my favorite places!!

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·Dined 7 days ago

The food was good not great , the service however was poor. More than once we sat there with empty plates hoping for someone to walk bye. Some meat was over cooked and burnt on the outside. Probably explains why the Fort Worth location closed. There are several restaurants with the same concept I would opt for one of those before I come back here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent service, great food, nice ambience

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Love this place. The service is great. The food is delicious. The staff are so nice and friendly.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This is a meat lovers paradise. Diners get to experience all types of cuts of meat brought table side as long as their indicator card is green side up. They do however also have an extensive salad and dessert bar as well. The ambience is exquisite and works great for a business meeting as it does for a romantic evening. The service is also top notch. The cost as with most Brazilian steak houses is on the higher side but definitely worth a visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Special pricing for lunch this week made it an excellent value. The only negative is the 3.50/can charge for soft drinks. Get a fountain or adjust the pricing on soft drinks. Service is always excellent and the food is consistently outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was excellent. The bar was great with several choices for lunch and dessert. I highly recommend this restaurant. The spicy picaña and the flank states were excellent

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything was awesome

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Salad bar is the best and excellent selection of wine. The servers are friendly and quick. I’ll definitely be back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This was our first visit to Rafain and it was an exceptionally enjoyable evening...Our servers were attentive, but not overly so, the food was delicious, the ambiance was wonderful and it was quiet to where we could have a conversation...Highly recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food, service, and ambiance put Rafain at the top of the list of the Brazilian Steakhouses. Add in the pineapple and it's over the top. HIGHLY recommended!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The meat selection and quality were outstanding as normal for dinner. We went because there with a special dinner offer for $33.99 on black Friday instead of their normal $44.99. The dessert selection has shrunk a bit since I was last there for dinner (probably over a year ago) as there was no more chocolate cake or pecan pie. Maybe people are too stuffed to eat dessert, but I remember their chocolate cake being some of the best I ever had. The flan and cheesecake are still great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food and service were excellent! Great atmosphere as well.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food still excellent, managers are very attentive but the wait staff and gauchos all are new now, and don't know the regulars. service was very slow and everyone seem lost.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We don't always go to Rafains, but on occasion it is our go to Brazilian steakhouse in the DFW area. The location on Frankford and the Dallas North Tollway is not as big as some of the other Brazilian steakhouses which is a really good thing. The atmosphere is classier than some of the others that I have visited. The service is always great and the staff is always there with a smile. I would recommend Rafains over all the others in the area and we will be headed back soon.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Had a fabulous time

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was my birthday dinner. From beginning to end everything was exceptional. I will definitely be back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I was at another Brazilian steakhouse last week in Addison, Fogo de something, this place was everything the other place was not - meat coming by all the time, great tasting with flavor!!! Will never go back to the other one, with or without a coupon. Come to this place you will not be disappointed!

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The meat was great. The sides around the salad bar were bland, no seasoning. The server made me feel a rushed. Wasn't really able to enjoy my meal. The server dropped off my check fairly early. Once the check was dropped off, the server no longer cared about my needs.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

There were ants on the table. The food was okay but not great for the price. The waiter left us sitting at the table for a good 15 minutes before we figured out on our own that we were supposed to help ourselves, buffet style. We purchased a $75 Groupon for this dinner and we're still charged $48 even though the only thing extra we ordered was 1 glass of wine. For that price it would be better to just go to a Ruth's Chris type steak house to get an amazing steak.

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The quality has gone down a lot. The first selections were so bad that we couldn’t eat them.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Texas de Brazil is much better. The food was bland and over cooked but the service was incredible.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was OK but meat was tougher and less selection than anticipated

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Server was very attentive. The meat grillers were very proactive in offering different kinds of meat. Overall a very nice experience for a first timer.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was good, service was pretty good.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food and service at all levels. The salad bar is wonderful ... but don't fill-up too much because one needs to leave room for plenty of awesome meat

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was super good. The pineapple and the rollswere the best I have ever had. Bring your appetite but pace yourself.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was told this was a great place to eat at, however, the service was slow. The food options were limited and they kept offering the same meat (beef) over and over. We kept having to ask for Lamb, and they offered no sides. We also had to ask for coffee. This was not a good dining experience for my wife birthday. At this point I would not go back to this place, nor would I recommend it to any one to eat there.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great experience, great staff and great food!

My wife and I enjoyed every moment of this night. Great way to celebrate our anniversary!

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

What a gem!!! Our 1st time at a brazilian steakhouse, so there was a learning curve, but Wow! Delicious!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good quality, selection/offering is somewhat limited for a "rodizio" type restaurant, but good decent quality. service was great and ambiance is very nice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The restaurant was amazing. We had a great time. We wanted something special that wasn't too expensive for our 10 year wedding anniversary , so we jumped at the chance when we seen there was a Groupon. The only down side was when we used the Groupon, we did not get 2 meals for $75. We discovered after we left, we got $75 off the bill. We were still charged for the remaining portion of the dinner. After discovering the issue, we realized we didn't have a receipt to show so we didn't go back. I like usiing Groupon, but this time it didn't pay off.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

As usual, great food!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

As a birthday surprise, I took my fiancé to this restaurant and he loved it! Definitely will go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Loved it, as usual!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The overall experience was incredible. Service was exceptional, but the 17 selections of meats including the awesome salad and dessert bar were phenomenal. I especially liked the "Spicy Beef"!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The choices for meats is outstanding! The flavor's were all wonderful! The servers are friendly and efficient! Never went more than a few minutes without some type of offerings!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Loved it!!!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

His was my second time and it’s my favorite here in Dallas hands down!!!! 😍😍😍 will keep returning

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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