The Grill from Ipanema - DC

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Brazilian

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The Grill From Ipanema is the only authentic Brazilian restaurant in town. This restaurant takes pride in its hospitality and is committed to offering the best culinary experience so that one can truly taste traditional Brazilian cookery with different flavors and from different regions in Brazil. The inspiration of the menu is a reflection of the people, different cultures, and flavors within Brazil. Try our "Moqueca Mista a Baiana" style, it is a mixed seafood stew of fish, shrimp, mussels, squid, clams and scallops is prepared in a blend of palm oil and coconut milk with fresh cilantro, tomato, onion, scallions and green pepper (Please indicate how spicy) served in a clay pot with rice and fish broth, and a yucca purée on the side. Grill from Ipanema is a delightful surprise to anyone interested in a unique adventure from way down south.
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NN
Washington DC
147 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was my first time dining at The Grill from Ipanema and I am just sorry I didn't do so sooner. We shared a great shrimp broschette appetizer and the feijoada croquettes were just so yummy. My mom, dad and I each got an entree and every one of them was absolutely delicious - the shrimp stew, the shrimp in tomato sauce with a cream cheese on top and the feijoada. You can tell the kitchen takes their time to develop the flavors in their sauces/stews. Can't wait to go back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT!! RECOMMEND!!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had the 3-course special for Valentines Day and the food was excellent. The Brazilian dishes are very tasty with lots of flavors. Included in the special was a cocktail which I would recommended for anyone that goes. The only negative was that our table was a plastic table and we waited a long time for our deserts.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was my first time eating Brazilian food in DC , it was so delicious!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courteous staff gave a good insight into Brazilian cuisine. Food was excellent. All in all a very good experience

LD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazingly delicious. The moqueca de peixe was to die for.

EJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during restaurant week and we ordered from the restaurant week menu. Everything was very good as were the cocktails!

LD
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food exceptional, but so is the customer service. The ambiance is cozy and homey. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and always fun! One of my family’s favorite restaurants!

CS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the Bobo de Camarao. With my eyes closed, I could have been back in Salvador da Bahia. Wonderful food!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome drinks and food!

OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service, phenomenal experience.

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Authentic Brazilian food and drinks served with a big smile and great friendly attitude.

PB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My kids and I went to TGFI after visiting ZooLights. I hadn’t been there for several years, and it did not disappoint. The feijoada was soothing and the tapas quite tasty. Curiously, there were only a few other diners at 7:30 on a Saturday evening. It’s a very good little neighborhood restaurant and I hope they stay there.

JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Four of us had a very nice meal in a quiet setting, with very friendly service, prior to seeing a play in Adams Morgan.

A
New England
25 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This is a cute little restaurant, however the only thing that was actually tasty out of my entire meal was the appetizers (fried yuca and yuca stuffed with cheese). Also, service was a little rushed even though the restaurant was empty.

GD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food taste was absolutely AMAZING. However, we went for the buffet with live music that was supposed to be from 1pm to 4pm. We got there around 3:15pm for lunch and most of the food from the buffet was cold. It is ashamed. We ate anyways, it tasted really good but they could have made an effort to keep it nice and warm, at least until 4pm. Also, just before 4pm they served desert. After a line of people served we went for some and there was nothing left but one mousse. They didn't made enough for everyone paying for the buffet. Very disappointing as I paid just like everyone else. I would go back but won't trust the buffet hours.

m
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Great food, but our waitress made a few mistakes and was kind of rude in general. The food was so good that I think I'd still go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a reservation for 10 people. All of us loved our food and the ambiance of the place. It also has really good prices! A must visit!

g
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I had a marvelous time in our first visit to the Grill from
Ipanema . There were lots of beautiful people , delicious food very authentic since I’m from Rio and Gil is American . We both enjoyed not only the food but the warmth and kindness of the superb staff and the wonderful live music that made us feel we were vacationing in Brazil . We made three new friends and will be coming back for more soon ! I highly - underline highly - recommend the delicious , fun , The Grill from Ipanema .

OT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice restaurant on a quieter block of Adams Morgan. Went with a group of foodies based on the great reviews, but it was only ok. Food was cooked well but nothing stood out, and service was friendly but inadequate. Didn't once offer to refill water glasses. Desserts were good!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brazilian restaurant in DC! Food is delicious, the service is amazing and we will come back for sure!

n
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time here, just moved to the area. I'll be back. The food was great, the service was exemplary - friendly and efficient. My only complaint was that the steak I had was a bit tough/gristly, but it tasted great so I'll try it again next time.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent caipirinhas, as always, made for a great accompaniment to a leisurely meal of petiscos or Brazilian tapas. Am looking forward to going back for their entrees! Service was attentive and the dishes came out quickly. Highly recommended if you enjoy Brazilian food beyond churrasco.

D
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, wonderful service. Busy on a Saturday night.

l
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was just okay, not great. The service and ambiance friendly, low key and family friendly. We sat for a long time and it was fine.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time in DC. This restaurant came highly recommended. We are glad we ate there. The food was delightful and the service was very good. It was a little expensive but I think it was worth it.

JA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I can’t remember when I’ve enjoyed a restaurant experience more. The staff was extremely attentive, friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great eating experience. Great food and great service. Highly recommend!

SA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was simply excellent. From atmosphere to decorum to food tasting so delicious. Be recommend to everyone. I rate you an A+..I give the restaurant a High 5. Lol!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week

GT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As a customer for many years, my recent visIt mostly lived up to my high expectations. I was only disappointed in the limited selection of beers.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i would definitely recommend this place. My mother in law and my husband simply love it the food and the service

KC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best coxinha de galinha ever! Excellent food. Wonderful service, and I couldn’t resist a second caipirinha!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was just ok consider price.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here and I'll be back. Food, drinks and service were great!

MD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious, authentic cuisine with impeccable service.

BC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Our visit here was very dissapointing. It took 40+ just to get a salad and our waitress did not once check in on us in that time. Instead there was a crowd of waiters at the bar on their phones socializing. The food was good but overall not that nice of a restaurant...the website makes the ambiance seem much more refined than it is.

TG
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, interesting menu. Bartender and server were excellent.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to bring a group

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