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Rio de Brazil, Johnson City, TN
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Rio de Brazil

4.5
4.5
188 Reviews
$50 and over
Brazilian
Rio De Brazil is a unique, all you can eat “Churrascaria” featuring a full salad bar with over 35 items, Brazilian hot dishes and a “parade” of different types of meats sliced at your table by our Gauchos. Along with a full bar, we have a beautiful walk-in wine cellar with a fine selection of wines from Argentina, Chile, California and of course, our famous Caiphirinha cocktail.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian, Steakhouse, Brazilian Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 11:45 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 1:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (423) 328-7043

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Johnson City

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

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What 188 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CW

    CraigW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to the Rio de Brazil for my 50th birthday. We had a great meal. The side bar was well stocked. Our favorite meats were the flank steak, ribeye and beef rib. The servers were attentive. We went on a Wednesday evening, and there were not a lot of other diners. I have seen other reviews where others have nit picked on meat doneness and price. They probably have not been to a Brazilian Steakhouse before, and did not know what to expect. If you want a certain type of meat, or it done more or less done, or more or less rare, just ask the server. They were happy to accommodate our requests. I am glad this restraunt is in Johnson City. It is a great place for special occasions. We will be back.
  2. KH

    KimberlyH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I Visited Rio de Brazil with my 2 sons for the first time last night, the food was amazing and the waiters were fantastic. It is a little pricey but worth it overall.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service!!
  4. CW

    ChuckW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was clean, quiet and tastefully decorated. The food was Wonderful and the service from both the waitress and the gauchos was excellent ! The salad bar was cold and fresh and the hot side dishes were Very Tasty ! It was a very nice place to celebrate our anniversary ! ! Thank You Rio de Brazil !
  5. EE

    EmilyE

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at Rio de Brazil! The food was fantastic, and the servers were super friendly and helpful. We were there for the meat, haha, but the salad bar was fresh and super tasty! I ran out of room way too quickly. The picanha was so juicy and tender, I could have made a whole meal just out of it. We splurged on creme brulee that was some of the best I've had.
  6. BA

    BobbyA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Steak was either over cooked or undercooked depending on type. Expensive for poorly cooked meat.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so very good here. Good cuts of meat and we'll cooked. The sides are good as well but don't fill up on them. It's pricey but for all you can eat definitely worth it.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day
  9. MN

    MarkN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was great and it was a great atmosphere for dining. The staff was very attentive and friendly.
  10. S

    Shay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and seasoned and marinated so well… it’s around $40 a plate but it’s all you can eat and you can constantly try new things or let your stomach settle then eat some more
  11. PC

    PCR8

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the food here, and the service is great. Very neat experience m!
  12. A

    Anon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Not worth the price. Food would be good when they first bring it around but not after that
  13. DS

    DanielleS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    The meat selections were very fatty, not good flavor and value for the price wasn't there. Salad bar was okay. The only thing decent was the grilled pineapple
  14. G

    Gary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner experience! Awesome service. I will be returning.
  15. DM

    DebbieM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My husband, daughter and I went for my husband’s birthday. It was perfect! Everything was delicious and served at a “just right” temperature. The only thing I would suggest is for the wait staff to pay attendance to water drinkers and keep them refilled. Everything else was wonderful!
  16. j

    jules

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    vanessa was an awesome waitress! everything was fast, delicious and overall a great time.
  17. RF

    RobinF

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were having a celebration of life for a friend which we do every year. We have been in Florida and usually go to Brazilian steakhouse there. The food was delicious and if anyone goes away hungry from Rio de Brazil it’s there own fault. We will be back.
  18. KM

    KeithM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a quiet Wednesday evening and a wonderful dining experience. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The buffet was well organized and attractive. The grilled meat selection was plentiful and exciting. Everything tasted fantastic. We had a great evening and will return soon. I highly recommend this restaurant to all.
  19. JB

    JoeB

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Me and my wife went out for New Years and I will not recommend that place to anyone the drink we got taste like dish soap and the food was not the best
  20. MO

    MarkO

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at a Brazilian steakhouse. Food was very good. I would definitely recommend it.
  21. w

    wheelerpain

    Western NC

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    As I appreciate the restaurant being open and the staffs willingness to work on Christmas day we were just feeling so-so about our $109 dinner for two. The ambience wasn't anything special nor was the salad bar area. We were underwhelmed. The meat was ok. Parmesan chicken was way overcooked and dry as was the filet. The lamb was absolutely perfect however and so was the garlic steak and the house steak,... The mashed potato with gravy was tasty. I ordered a extra cold dirty martini with blue cheese olive. What I got was a white creamy looking dirty martini with a cup of ice floating in it. I was to scared to drink it. I've never experienced a creamy white dirty martini with a ice chest floating in it. Smh. Ice cold means shake it a bit longer so it's colder.... Our service was good, I'll assume we didn't have just one server as it appeared they worked as a team. Only thing we didn't love was when we were done with our dirty plate it just sat on the tiny table until we flagged someone down to clear it. Our experience wasn't bad but like I said we paid $109 plus a nice tip and we both felt we would of enjoyed waffle house more.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Christmas Day!
  23. JW

    JenniferW

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice Christmas meal with my family! Thank you for being open
  24. AR

    AshR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We have visited this restaurant several times and always been pleased.However, tonight we was so disappointed. They didn’t have their famous bread, bananas (kid’s favorite) and wasn’t even going to tell us until I asked. Then to make things worse, the steak was dry and almost burned to a crisp. Our server checked on us 2 times, and there was only one other table there besides us. The floors was also dangerously slippery, I think they cleaned them with pledge, because it was literally like walking on ice. I told our server and she kind of laughed it off and said it was because of the temperature. I used to always recommend this place, but after today, probably won’t be and won’t be returning.
  25. B

    Becky

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience for our anniversary. Service was outstanding!!
  26. D

    David

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was not great. Servers walked by often. Wait staff did not check in. Meats we good....but lacked inner flavor. Not bad. Ambiance needs some warmth.. Just meh...
  27. FJ

    FatherJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    The experience was Meh. I have been to a similar Brazilian restaurant before which was amazing and although the food and service were okay it definitely did not meet my expectations. Good food but exceedingly average.
  28. VM

    ValerieM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food and service! This will be our new special occasion dinning spot.
  29. S

    Sharon

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great holiday meal. Service is always outstanding.
  30. SP

    SusieP

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the wait staff was great! Lunch selection is less than dinner but we had more than enough food. Excellent lunch choice.
  31. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Great environment, Pricey due to high quality food
  32. CD

    CarmenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was cozy, quiet, and was very clean. The food was delicious. Fairly priced with generous servings
  33. RF

    RebeccaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was very expensive however it was our anniversary so we splurged. It was a good experience because I cld not have bought all the different meats for what we paid. I was able to try many things I would not normally get to. I would recommend trying.
  34. DC

    DanielleC

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely the best customer service we’ve ever had!
  35. PH

    PHILW

    Western NC

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The salad bar was okay. The meat was okay but not well seasoned. Also, they didn’t bring meat out frequently. My wife sat for a good 10 minutes with nothing on her plate. Twice someone came by and asked if we wanted anything specific and then nobody brought it. I’ve been to a Brazilian steakhouse many times. This was not the best experience.
  36. M

    Mary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Make sure it's cooked to the customers request. It was very good but the last round my husband's wasn't done
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, ambiance, and service was amazing. This is a hidden gem in our community.
  38. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience from the waitstaff to the food was amazing. We will definitely be back.
  39. DD

    DannyD

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Sunday's visit was the second only in dining at a Brazilian steakhouse (the other was in Everett, MA). This restaurant is on par with our first. Overall, the food was good, even though the salad bar could use a bit of improvement in selection and presentation. The service was excellent, both in efficiency and attitude. We will definitely return for another adventure into the wonderful world of Brazilian steakhouses1
  40. DF

    DarleneF

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone in our party loved it! Everything was fabulous

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Rio de Brazil is rated 4.5 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Rio de Brazil

1091 Hamilton Pl, Johnson City, TN 37604

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Johnson City

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 11:45 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 1:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian, Steakhouse, Brazilian Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

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