Rio de Brazil
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.
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.
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.
Food was very good. Atmosphere not very upscale, but that was ok with us. Staff friendly. Would go back.
Food & service were amazing
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.
Great food. Steaks are amazing. Service is very friendly and efficient. Unique experience. Come with a big appetite. Cost is a bit much.
Good food. Service could have been better - more attentive.
Great food , Moderate priced, excellent service. Much of the food tastes like none other you’ve ever eaten. Wonderfully flavored, and you get to choose how you ant your meat cooked. We will definitely be back!!!
Servers were very attentive and ensured we had everything we needed. Restaurant was clean. Food was great!
Really nice salad bar with many selections. the salad bar also contained a hot bar selection of six hot items as well as smoked salmon and cheeses. bread was available on the salad bar as were a selection of different dressings. The meat selections included several beef and pork items as well as grilled sausages and lamb chops. a special treat was the grilled pineapple. We did not try the desserts so can't give an opinion there. Nice service and atmosphere.
Great food and service! They was nice and friendly from beginning to end. The food was awesome.
AAA+++ Experience. Wonderful food, awesome environment, friendly staff, & unique experience. Will definitely be back!!!
The service, food, temperature, flavors, music, and atmosphere was great. The whole experience was awesome!
The food was fantastic. The flavors were wonderful
Our first visit to this establishment did not disappoint. Staff was helpful and attentive! The buffet items were fresh and plentiful....but we came there to eat meat. They asked how we liked our meat cooked and everything we got was cooked to perfection....and plentiful! The filet mignon, garlic steak, Parmesan pork loin, and bacon wrapped chicken was amazing! The cinnamon grilled pineapple can’t be missed. We will be back!
Had a very enjoyable experience. Food was great. Felt like the precautions in place for Covid were handled well and i was very comfortable. Will definitely eat there again.
Awesome food. Be hungry. All the meats are cooked perfectly. Used Groupon easily and bottle of free wine was good too!
Awesome food and service. Everyone very friendly. Concerned about the salad bar being available to anyone. And price per person is extremely high for a restaurant with little ambience.
Amazing and on time. Quick to seat us. Only thing was our table was too close to another table, but its ok.
The service was EXCELLENT! The concept of the restaurant is genius. However, the hot food bar was very limited. I think more hot vegetables were needed. Only have a choice of 4 hot sides. The salad bar, while good flavors, was still disappointing. I would rather have had more actual salad toppings than cold salmon and pepperoni. The green beans were great. The bread was also terrific. Most of the meat was not done enough for me. It was not appetizing to look down and see blood on my plate from the meat being too rare. That's just me, though. I prefer well done. The top sirloin was the best of the night because I was given the Cristy end piece. My husband's was way too rare. Be aware that the soft drinks and the dessert were NOT included in the price, which frustrated us. For the price paid, those items should have been included. We were not told the price of theses items were separate. The restaurant itself was nice although I expected a bit more privacy from the other guests. Covid guidelines were followed. Again, service was excellent. Meat choice was great, just not done enough for my taste. Vegetable choice could be improved. And please either explain dessert is additional charge but SHOULD BE INCLUDED.
We had an amazing meal! The salad bar was and understatement it was 5 star. The meats tasted amazing and they never stopped coming. Highly recommend it was a great experience.
Great food and service.
OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Come Hungry, There is a lot of food. We enjoyed it very much.
The salad bar was great and they took great precautions because of COVID with hand sanitizer and gloves. The different selection of meats were very tasty, I did have a few tough cuts of beef though.
Overall, go there for the meat only. Salad bar was not that good, weight service was not that good, they had no idea about gluten-free or anything associated with. And no beer choices even though it’s on the website.
Staff made us feel like the most important people in the restaurant. Food was amazing!!!
Early Valentines Day dinner. Service was outstanding, food delicious, amazing salad bar. Shrimp on salad bar was perfectly cooked. The meats are just delicious. My husband loves the lamb chops. Our second visit there and we weren’t disappointed. The staff is very attentive! They made it truly a wonderful experience! Grilled pineapple is a must have if you like pineapple!!
We visited for our anniversary. The salad bar had a great selection, and amazing side options. And all you can eat! They also had gloves and face masks to use at the salad bar which really made me feel like cleanliness was a focus for the restaurant. The Brazilian meat options were amazing. They even gave us a free dessert for our anniversary. Creme brûlée was phenomenal. So impressed with food and the design. Definitely will be going back!
The service was phenomenal at this location. And the food was very good also. The only thing that could have been better was the hot food hotter that was available at the salad are. And the broccoli alfredo hot instead of cold.
There service and food here was great. I was never in want of anything, and the food was served hot and right at your table. The atmosphere was nice and quite, but the space is a little small so intimacy is limited. Overall, delicious food and service oriented business.
The restaurant was very clean. The service we received was absolutely fantastic, from the hostess when we walked in to everyone we interacted with, including the owner. The food was just outstanding. We can't wait to go back.
Men’s night out for my son’s birthday and the five of us truly enjoyed Rio de Brazil! Everyone was very nice, COVID restrictions followed real well. The food is delicious from the salad/cold bar to the meats.will be going back soon.
Our waiters were amazing great value my daughter loved it
Everything was great. Service, food, everything. We went for a birthday, got meals and a bottle of wine. The wine was selected by the waiter, which was amazing, and the food was just perfect!!!
Awesome food. Great service. Great portions for the price
Wife and i thought the food and service was awesome. Cant wait to go again
Amazing food! Will definitely be going back. Good prices for the amount of food you get.
The concept is a great idea. Service was great but a little to much coming up and checking on us. We constantly had someone come to our table. The meat didn’t have much flavor. The pineapple was phenomenal. Overall I would not come back but enjoyed the experience.
Rio de Brazil is rated 4.5 stars by 104 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.