Rio de Brazil

4.6
140 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielC
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good. A little pricey. Very nice atmosphere and great customer service

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DarinW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The meat choices were great and you can get as much as you want. The salad bar was okay ( I prefer a few more salad toppings myself), but the do have a few hot items that were good. I do recommend it.....but it is a little pricey.

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STEVIEH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!! Our dinner for 2 was perfect. Very nice staff, great service and great food. We are looking forward to our next dinner at Rio de Brazil. We also highly recommend it to others. Thanks for a wonderful dinner!!

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with very friendly staff. Food was delicious and brought out quickly, fresh and wonderful. Have already recommended to others and they have loved it too.

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RogerThat
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came for our 46th wedding anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed our evening! The food was delicious, the atmosphere was relaxing and the service was fantastic’

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was cold and old will not be back we had to keep asking for more

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DwayneL
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I really liked this place. I've been looking to go to Brazilian steakhouse for awhile.

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Joseph
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very surprised to find so few diners when we entered. However, the items on the salad bar were very fresh and cold. When it was time for the meat, it was also very fresh, hot, and juicy. The staff were attentive, but not over bearing. It was a great visit and we would recommend Rio de Brazil to anyone.

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TammyM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for our 27th Anniversary. The servers were very attentive as well as our host. Our drinks never emptied.

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PaulM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Generous portion. Staff is friendly and very attentive. Great value.

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JoyW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meat was good. Other food was outsourced food and not prepared at restaurant.

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Really
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid meats! Chicken dry. House special was great.
Great for Johnson city tn.

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went early on a Saturday despite being small crowd food on salad bar was fresh and service just as energetic as if the place was full

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Mwebst
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavor and they were quick to bring each meat to the table! The salad bar was kept super clean!

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ShannonD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to a few of these Brazilian steakhouses. This was by far the most flavorful. The service was excellent. Will be coming back.

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BudH
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome I'm definitely coming back family friendly

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MarkA
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The first time we went, a month or so ago, it was some of the best food anywhere - it was great. This visit was not so good. Several of the meats were tough and the service was slow.

Not sure we will be back. At such a price, you expect better. If it was like the first visit, we would be back soon. Not so much after the second one yesterday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We went for our anniversary. The food and service were both very good, but the atmosphere is lacking. The TV screens and set up of the buffet style of the hot and cold bars kept it from feeling like a nicer restaurant to fit the price tag for the evening.

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jcresident
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't let the exterior of this place fool you. No idea why they went with a sign that almost makes it seem like a daycare at first glance. Thankfully all of my doubts were alleviated upon entering. The inside is actually classy, the lighting is just right, and the staff are professional. Pretty much the kind of environment you'd expect from a Brazilian steakhouse, which is a good thing. It was fairly slow on a weekday - our server was also our gaucho. He was friendly yet professional, and asked how we wanted our meats cooked. The meat was cooked perfectly to our preference and were definitely the highlight of the whole experience. The flavors were impressive - better than some big city Brazilian steakhouses. The salad bar is decently sized and has some great choices like smoked salmon. They have a decent selection of wine as well. I wild highly recommend this place. My only suggestion to them would be to change the exterior sign to something better reflecting the more upscale interior. Their website's logo would be a good choice.

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
129 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service.

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AnnessaD
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 WOULD RECOMMEND. Exceptional location, food, service and overall great experience.

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MamieH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very interesting concept and overall good food. It’s a little pricey so won’t be my “go-to” place.

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StephenG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely incredible, and we’ll definitely be going back.

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DougB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks and select meats. Amazing Salad bar selection

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AmberN
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were very good. We will definitely be going back.

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Karleenw
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

food was mediocre, salad bar nothin special, the 4 hot items horrible, rice really dry and hard, instant mashed , had to ask for the ribeye and sausages that were never offred, chx, pork were really dry, waiter no personality, at all!!! way!!! overpriced for sure, dont recommend, i was also disappointed they didnt have their signature flan as advertised, my anniversary dinne rnext year wont be this place, and the house beef i think the picanah, very chewy!!! awful, so disappointing , for our special anniversary dinner, 40 a person . they also charged 7 dls for each dessert and our coffee, on top of the 40 per person, unbelievable, only thing place looked clean. and the website made it look elegant but it wasnt . nothing special. they told us to wear mask and gloves at salad bar, people who spoke spanish that came in after us walked in no masks, and didnt use gloves for salad bar.

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DavidN
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful/friendly staff! Service was excellent! I didn't understand why there wernt that many people there. We went on a Thursday. For the food, value and the staff, this place should be popping! We will definitely be back for sure!

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JimJ
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visitor. The food and service were outstanding. Unique dining experience!

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DanielleB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great for people on Keto! Soo many options. Meats are all flavorful and tender.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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NicoleW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went at 11:30am on Saturday for lunch. We were the only ones in the restaurant for a while. Felt like we had a personal chef.

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MichelleB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Salad bar to die for! Great variety of meats all good some excellent. I was worried because they weren't that busy,but it actually worked to our advantage. Before we left,I was planning our return.

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BrianW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We made a reservation for 6 for my son's birthday last weekend. When we arrived, they had our reservation in the computer, but did not have a table for us. They scrambled to seat us around a table in the middle of the room that was made to seat four. We repeatedly had to flag down wait staff to get beverages. On several occasions, the gauchos went to tables around us but didn't come to our table to offer meats. When it came time for dessert, no mention or recognition was made of my son's birthday, even though we had notified them ahead of time. Dishes from dinner were left piled on the table, and rather than clear them, when our dessert was brought, the dishes were just shoved into the already overcrowded center of the table so a dessert place could be squeezed in. This was our second time going. The first time was just my son and me, and we had a wonderful dinner. He wanted to return and bring the whole family for his birthday. We were embarrassed to have recommended this place to our family based on our more recent service. I doubt we'll return anytime soon. For the price ($40 / person plus drinks and dessert), we expected a much higher quality of service.

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AprilM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was my second time eating at a Brazilian restaurant. The first time was at Hilton Head. It was so delicious that I couldn't wait to try this one, which is much closer to home. The service at Rio was good, but the food was ok in comparison to the Hilton Head restaurant. I was disappointed and probably won't be back. If I hadn't tried the other one prior, I would have been more satisfied. The price for the food was the same for both restaurants.

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MargaretR
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and well presented. Next time i will get my meat more rare, the server asked me how i would like it and i said medium. The service was very polite and came by often to check on us. We went on a slow night and we enjoyed it that way.

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AnnmarieM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Atmosphere not very upscale, but that was ok with us. Staff friendly. Would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food & service were amazing

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KatyM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The good: Hot and cold bars had great selection of items, and the drinks were tasty.
Cons: Servers completely ignored the red, no-service discs, which was kind of annoying. There was someone AT Our TABLE, offering us food, literally every 5 minutes. Too many interruptions. Filet was tough. Drinks were very expensive for Johnson City. Overall price was way too high for small town market and the atmosphere (old Pizza Inn with almost no remodeling) and constant interruptions.

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CharleyD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food. Steaks are amazing. Service is very friendly and efficient. Unique experience. Come with a big appetite. Cost is a bit much.

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SusanW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Service could have been better - more attentive.

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Rio de Brazil is rated 4.6 stars by 140 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.