The Grill from Ipanema - DC

4.7
916 Reviews
$30 and under
Brazilian
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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FrankM
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, the drinks was very good. Our waitress did a great job. Highly recommend.

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Henny
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and quick kind service will go again

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PedroL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would go back and order the "moqueca baiana" every day!

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vipMimi
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is simply fantastic. The food is terrific. The service is great. The drinks are so fun and so well made. Good prices. Can't say enough good things. I had the seafood stew on the chef's special and was tempted to drink straight from the bowl it was so good. The appetizers are also amazing, you could do tapas-style here as well.

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Alex
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Brazilian food and drinks in a relaxed , casual , clean and service oriented environment
Strongly recommended
Best brunch deal in town

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Meridian
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome experience and amazingly large portions! We will definitely be back.

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Kisha
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite authentic Brazilian restaurants in DC.

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JDFutbol
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great, a great meal overall!

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DeeLu
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took out of town guests for dinner and they were very impressed. Drinks, food, service, ambience were all great. Hospitable staff. Delicious food and good portions. Would come back again soon.

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vipAlcioneS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, but a bit too modified to American taste.

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lily
London
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Outdoor seating available, off the main drag. Welcoming staff, pleasant atmosphere outside. Food took a while to come and was just so so. Lamb chop was ordered medium rare but came out well done. Steak was cooked to the right temperature but flavor was lacking. Prices were high for quality of food. Owner/manager was very kind and attentive. Would recommend for a small bite but not a full course meal.

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GabrielF
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Brazilian food! Friendly staff and outdoor seating.

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vipcarolgalaty
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't know which made our get-together more fun the service or the high quality of the different, interesting and delicious food. We split an appetizer between the 4 of and as well as a desert, but each order our own entree. The portions were so big we took enough home to supply my husband and myself with two additional meal. It was a nice night, lovely to eat outside and greet neighborhood friends passing by. The menu was long and varied, but we received excellent advice from the owner of the restaurant.

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Xavier
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. A very friendly and professional staff. Reasonable prices and no long waits for food. The brunch menu is a great offer! Português é falado aqui.

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KahamaW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Took My fiance out on Valentine's Day. She loved it , we both got the rack of Lamb. If you are able to get a good seat then it is definitely a place you can take someone to sweep them off their feet ( for a budget ) .

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was ok

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The services was amazing. The food was just ok. I had the Filet Mignon and my partner has the rib eye.

The wait staff was amazing and super attentive. I would return just for them.

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Ameenb1
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at a Brazilian restaurant and it was one of the best meals we've had in DC. The steak was cooked perfectly and was tender and juicy. Every item from the appetizer to the dessert was filled with awesome flavor. Would recommend it and we will definitely be coming back.

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CarolK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a friends birthday and this was the first time for each of us. We each ordered something different. Two got the Caldo De Feijao and one got the Salada Verde. Both were delicious. We each then ordered different dishes so we could sample off of each other's plates. Great idea. One got the Passaro Preto, one got the Feijoda and one got the Carre a Mineira - great choices and everyone loved their meals. Great portions and we all had food to take home. We ordered desserts but could not eat them cause we were so stuffed from the entree and appetizer. We had great drinks and took the desserts home and vowed that we would return again. I would definitely recommed to anyone wanting great Brazilian food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a special birthday dinner there.

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vipcharmcitygreg
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My meal and experience were wonderful!! My waitress helped me make food and drink selections. I started with a Maracujinha, a tasty passion fruit cocktail. I started the meal with the Coxinha de Galinha chicken and cheese croquettes which were cooked to perfection...and the sauce they were served with added just the right amount of spice. My second course was the Feijoada. I LOVED this rich, flavorful stew and the way the greens were cooked was wonderful!! And with it, I had a Caipirinha traditional Brazilian cocktail. I finished with the Pudim de Leite which was a lovely, delicate flan to top off the meal. My waitress even taught me a little Portuguese!! Outstanding experience!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente atención y excelente comida!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday for my partner this month and for mine back in November; genuine and great staff, food is always tasty and we love their drinks

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MarcN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service only issue is trying to find parking in the area

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome place and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have loved this place but Given the pandemic, I love how intimate the date was. Being Brazilian, the food tastes relatively authentic, as close as you’d get to a home cooked meal.

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Aline
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the place, the staff and the food! Totally recommend!

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vipAMADC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! This was my second time there & the service, food & environment was perfect. The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely go back!

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Tony
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly waitstaff with ties to Brazil. Incredibly knowledgeable about the menu. Portion sizes were substantial - great value for the money, would definitely go back again!

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TiiTii
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was nice and helpful. Very engaging and told us a little about the history and culture.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, service was amazing, quality of food and service is good.
Ambiance is good too.
Only thing is that u have to have a good eye to spot a parking spot

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MarklynL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my Saturday brunch here! They have bottomless mimosas and the best 3-course brunch menu. Super accessible as the restaurant is all on the ground floor. The wait staff was attentive and helpful! Will definitely come back.

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vipPaulJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Grill was truly a great experience. Very attentive staff, the food was superbly tasty. I will definitely be visiting again.

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CustomerI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and drinks. Service was quick and waiters were very respectful, efficient, and attentive. Would highly recommend the paella and the steak. Desserts were amazing as well! Could not be happier with my dining experience

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Jayindahood
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good neighborhood place. Pleasant outdoor seating. Nice staff. Food was fine but not distinguished & less exciting than I expected from Brazil. Great deal during Restaurant Week.

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vipAlexM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value food!

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SDavis
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Grill from Ipanema for restaurant week and our experience was outstanding. The service was great and the food was excellent. The portion sizes were also very generous. Both my boyfriend and I had leftovers, and my boyfriend rarely takes food home from restaurants. I got the paella which was delicious. Dessert was outstanding as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional Brazilian food, it doesn’t get any better than this! The atmosphere is so nice and pleasant and the staff members are wonderful! Not one bad thing to say.

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amber
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, exceptional food. They were very flexible with our reservation.

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The Grill from Ipanema - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Grill from Ipanema - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 986-0757.

The Grill from Ipanema - DC is rated 4.7 stars by 916 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.

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