Rodizio Grill-Sarasota

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Rodizio Grill is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse located in Sarasota, FL. It was founded by Ivan Utrera, who brought family recipes from Brazil and began this award winning concept. Our exciting atmosphere and delicious unlimited and abundant Brazilian fare will have your party believing they are in Southern Brazil.

Rodizio Grill is 95% gluten free and offers over a dozen rotisserie grilled meats, perfectly seasoned and carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. Authentic Brazilian sides, salads, homemade desserts and our very own made-to-order Rodizio Limeades make this an unforgettable dining experience! We can accommodate large parties up to 240 and semi-private parties up to 112. Please call to book large parties of 20 or more.

Everything at Rodizio Grill is homemade...It is the Brazilian Way!
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JL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The value was great I think... Was out of Filet Mignon item....
Salad bar was nice..... Sides were good.... Dessert was fantastic...
Chicken and Ham great... Beef was good.... Sausage had little flavor..

Overall very good place and will return... Thanx Jeff

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First time and our waitress didn’t ask our kids age. And charged us adult price for two of them. I said something so she changed it. But was disappointed I had to say something. I would not pay 36 dollars for a 9 year old.

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NH
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Fantastic staff. Great food.

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L
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The gauchos were great. They were extremely prompt, polite, and the service was fantastic.
The seasoning on the food was inconsistent, the cauliflower and bacon soup was under salted, someone of the meats were too salty, and some of the salads were flavorless. The ceviche needed more citrus. An experience for sure, however.

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BK
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good and the servers were nice. The atmosphere was really great for a date.

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CP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We were expecting to pay $36.99 each as indicated on your website, but was charged $41.99 for the Valentines day special, even though we did not want it. Placed is very noisy.

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EM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love going back and also the one in Voorhees NJ

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SB
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and plentiful. Service was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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AW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Great experience; the service, online reservation, our server Gabi, food, drinks atmosphere!

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MH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My first Brazilian Steakhouse experience - it was terrific. By buddy and I took our wives to their Valentines Day meal. We reserved our table online - nice streamlined process. We showed up for our meal, and they moved us to our table right away - past the lines of people waiting for their turn in open seating. They were very busy, but you wouldn't know it the way we were served. Our waitress was prompt and very friendly. Then the guys started their rounds.

So much fun having them roam by the tables, trying the different meats, it got to the point where their were so many things being offered to us, we couldn't keep track of what our favorite was, or if we had even tried one of the selections yet.

And, even though we were stuffed from the main courses the desert tray looked so good the 4 of us split one of those too.

This was a very fun evening which we will want to repeat.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Table service was awful, the guys bringing the meat were great, low quality cuts of meat cooked medium
well to well done. The bar of salads was great. Gratuity of 25% was already added in to check. It was Valentines weekend so there was an additional cost per person. Wouldn’t go back.

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CJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

food was great! And I would deff recommend to a friend (:

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MH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Ham and Pineapple were amazing. Everything was delicious and full of flavor. I'm pregnant so they accommodated me on having well done meat and making sure I was comfortable. The managers were very friendly helped the wait staff and even gave us a coupon for the next time just because. We will go back.

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JP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was one of the best experiences that I've ever had.

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DK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around five stars. Great food, service and staff. Quality was awesome.

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TW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The hostess check in process takes entirely too long at this restaurant. Server took a long time to greet us and was not the least bit friendly or accommodating. The restaurant has apparently stopped serving filet except for "special occasions" according to the server. The little cheese rolls that used to be served hot, in a basket, at the table are now sitting cold on the salad bar. Overall, Texas de Brazil is a better value.

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WC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

All the red meat was tough and fatty doesnt compare to fogo de chao

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GE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very very thin slices of meat and very small as well some was mostly fat and gristle, salad bar was okay, drinks were a little pricey, did not have desert

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LD
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family visiting from Ohio. Great food, great service as always

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JE
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first trip to the Rodizio Grill in Sarasota. Easy to get there from Port Charlotte. I75 to Fruitville Blvd. A right on Catlleman's RD and a right on Commercial. The dining areas were pleasantly designed with soft Brazilian music playing in the background. There was a feeling of comfort and, important to us, cleanliness. We were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. This type of restaurant is a favorite of Judy's despite the fact that she does not eat beef, or other RED meats. Chicken and fish are her mainstays. We arrived early 5:30, and there were few diners at that point. We ordered drinks: Judy had wine and I had an appletini. There are ample salads and appetizers, soup, polenta, cheese bread, etc. I should have taken a picture. The servers, dressed as Brazilian gauchos, were very attentive. Beef, in many different marinades and cuts, chicken, salmon, ham, lamb, and sausages all grilled to perfection were served table-side. Not to be missed is the grilled pineapple, which we had as a dessert. We looked at the dessert offerings, but we were stuffed at that point. Our wait staff included, Kimberly, who was attentive, brought the drinks, extra napkins, and answered all our questions. It is not inexpensive, but you won't blow your mortgage payment (or your allowance) either.

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Went with my son and husband for a pre Valentine's dinner. Couldn't have been better

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NE
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The experience was disappointing. The noise level inside was terrible and got worse when there were birthday drums happening. It was so crazy busy with people running around the whole time. Not at all a relaxing dinner experience. I had downloaded the menu online but it didn't say anything about the "all or nothing" kind of choice between meat plus sides, or sides only. Before I knew this, I had hoped to order just the picanha. The price seemed OK for what was promised, but the execution left a lot to be desired. Many of the beef choices were tough and lacked flavor. The lamb was tasty but fatty and with little meat, and it was only brought by once. The tenderloin was tough, which is my first experience with this cut being like this. I'm wondering if it in fact was tenderloin. The Picanha was OK but too much fat and I only got two tiny pieces. The other roast cuts were extremely tough. One was totally inedible. I looked for the tri-tip but I don't think it ever came around. Portion sizes were way too small, so in the few cases when something was good and I wanted more, it took a long time for someone to come back with the same cut, if they came back at all. The roasted pineapple was good, as was the ceviche and the caesar salad and broccoli soup. Our server at the beginning only came by at the very start and the very end. It was hard to justify the 20% tip I left for her. No one asked us if we wanted drinks other than water, and we were ready to order wine. We finally gave up. Our meal was on 2/10/19 at 6:15. I'm not sorry I gave this a try but I feel that it was not worth the money for the quality of the beef and lamb I had. I would have paid the same price for one picanha steak cooked Brazilian style with sides, but that wasn't offered.

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P
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Compared to other Brazilian steakhouses, this one needs a little tweaking. The salad bar was much smaller than the ones we have seen at the other steak houses, when the skewers are brought to the table when they sliced the meat several times it was very fatty. The person should have noticed it and offered to re-slice another piece instead we had to ask for another piece as he was turning away. This happened way too many times. They did not give you a lot of variety of meats, as the other restaurants. The others have had shrimp and scallops etc., this only has salmon , steak and chicken and lamb. There was one table that was extremely noisy screaming shouting making total photos of themselves and the maître d’ should have gone over there and asked them to quiet down. But no one did. Sorry but definitely not worth the money. We could go to Longhorn steakhouse for less money and have a much better meal.

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SD
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

If you have never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse, this might be a good one to start with. If you like the concept and are willing to spend more money, and are lucky enough to have one in your area try Fogo de Chao.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Some of the meat was way over cooked and missing seasoning

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LA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my Bday. Food was delicious! Great variety of meats and poultry. Buffet bar was fresh with a nice variety -- including ceviche! Service was fabulous!

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b
Tampa
112 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I feel that the food is overpriced!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

They bring out drums for birthdays and it was obnoxious. Otherwise great food.

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e
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good and the service was exceptional.

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LS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Texas De Brazil several times in different cities. We saw Rodizio Grill-Sarasota on one of our trips to Sarasota. Since there is not a Texas De Brazil close to us we decide to make a reservation for Rodizio Grill-Sarasota and try it. We were absolutely blown away with how good it is. It was equal to what we were use to at Texas De Brazil and also a lot cheaper. We will be going back

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RW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Was VERY DISAPPOINTED with Rodizio Grill. The service was slow and uneven, and the meats were tough and short on flavor. The bar was poorly stocked (no Hendrick's gin and no Tanqueray gin). The pricing was outrageous for what was delivered. The hot entrees from the salad bar were worse than cafeteria food!
I have been to other Brazilian steak houses that were far, far better than this.

I won't be back.

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience.. would definitely recommend to a friend or family member.. thank you kindly..

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CV
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A totally unique experience, Rodizios is a wonderful diversion from conventional restaurants and dining. The food is wonderful and the service is extraordinary. This is an experience said everybody should have at least once.

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TS
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We frequent Rodizio at least once a month. The last 2 visits were less than the normal standards we've come to expect. This time, we brought friends to celebrate a birthday. Service (our server was Jordan) was terrible. He did more disappearing than a magician. We had to request salt & pepper, had to request the soda get refilled, had to request a refill on our beer and wine, and had to ask him twice to remove the dirty plates.

Not sure if under new management, but no one came around and asked how our dinner was. We also had to request them bring chicken, as we had multiple visits of some of the other meats, but no chicken. Our Gaucho, Junior, was more than accommodating and got us chicken immediately. I really hope that this is just a glitch happening; however, twice in a row has me a bit concerned.

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HV
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Far to expensive for what you get Slices of meat are small. Sides were just ok. Mashed potatoes were cold. Staff was great. Dessert or non alcoholic beverages should be included for the price you pay. I would not go back

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PC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique delicious experience. The freshness of the salads to the tender bites of different meat. Plus it was just “fun”

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RJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cleanest and freshest salad bar we have seen in any top class restaurant in Sarasota/Bradenton area. We had the Full Rodizio and it was the best we have ever had anywhere! Service was terrific and prompt throughout our 2 hour dinner. Without exception, the servers were enormously helpful, bright and cheery, respectful and efficient--more so than in any other experience we have had locally, and we are residents who eat out 5-7 times per week! We will return often. Thanks to you all!!

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great cuts of beef, pork, sausage, chicken... Seasoned nicely. Always hot to the table. Gauchos were constantly around with something new. They were aware it was my birthday so staff sang and brought over a nice flan. Thank you.. Then I realized I left my credit card there; spoke to someone and they will be mailing it to NJ for me. Great experience and will be back again. This was our 2nd visit and we brought friends. It did not disappoint!

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TS
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our 4th visit, and we brought more visitors to share the experience. I would have to say, it seemed a bit off from our other visits. The food and selection were phenomenal as usual; however, we had to ask for a number of meat items that never seemed to be making the rounds. Very unusual from our previous visits. I realize every place has a night where things seem to be not quite smooth, but we will still be back. It is one of our favorite places to go.

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LW
Tampa
48 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice Birthday Dinner with family. Our server Kimberly was courteous, friendly and attentive. Great cocktails, salad bar and meats.

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