The Grill from Ipanema - DC

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$30 and under
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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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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

l
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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GT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was just ok consider price.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MD
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious, authentic cuisine with impeccable service.

BC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to bring a group

m
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was very, very good. Sadly, our wait staff left us sitting for almost 30" after everyone was done eating - I had to ask that she come back to our table. That was the only negative - I would happily go again, hoping someone else was waiting on us.

MD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful reception and service for our party of eight. Celebrating graduation from college with family - everyone enjoyed drinks, appetizers, main courses and desserts!🇧🇷

MB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and even better service. I hadn't been here in years and it was my friend's first visit. I rarely revisit restaurants, but glad I did so tonight. Thanks!!

R
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife and children to The Grill from Impanema on Mother's Day (2019). We were plesantly suprised that we showed up on one of only three days out of the year that they offered a buffet style dinner. There were many options to choose from and the food was fresh! I will definitely return and tell my friends about our great experience.

KH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely go there again! We went for mother's day and mom liked it so it's winner!

GO
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food here was amazing! I chose this place for my graduation dinner based on the reviews and everyone loved it. the food was so well seasoned and everyone enjoyed their meals. Our waitress wasn't very attentive but the food made up for it. Highly recommend

LM
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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KK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I was supposed to receive 1,000 Open Table points, but only received 100. Can this please be fixed?

KK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed the varied menu; however, the distinction of flavors could be more accentuated with a sampler platter. Also, serving the dish could be considered an opportunity both a presentation in visuals as well as lesson in Brazilian culture.

N
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. They managed to get us a big table and make us feel comfortable.

MS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Great drinks, delicious food but slow service and bad coffee.

W
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. We had a great evening which got even better as the caipirinhas flowed. A few noisy birthday celebrations around us were the only downside.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was amazing and very knowledgeable. The food was extremely good and came out in good time. Great set up and a very intimate environment.

LR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m so bummed I didn’t try this place sooner!! The service was fantastic - everyone was so friendly and accommodating. And the food was fresh and delicious. We will absolutely be back!

KV
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was so welcoming! The food was amazing, my mouth is still watering days later. Authentic taste, authentic staff. Reasonable pricing. The ambience was great. Definitely coming back during my next D.C. visit.

SA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there with my husband for the Easter Brunch. Food and service were amazing. As a Brazilian person I would recommend this place to everyone that want to try an authentic Brazilian food.

AK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We don't go back to many restaurants multiple times in DC, but this one we do. We were lucky enough to visit on Easter Sunday. They had a WONDERFUL buffet of the best food. This place is so good that even their beans & rice, such simple items, are delicious on their own. The desserts are a must for us.
Even with a buffet we had great service. The restaurant has a family vibe, I'm not sure if it's family owned or not but they are all so welcoming and friendly. Even the chefs have come out to interact with us before. We feel lucky to have found this place.
We will be back again, I'm sure of it.

Thank you!

F
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We visited for a birthday celebration, and because we heard it was a lot of fun. However, the food was just average. The cocktails were good, but the food came out luke warm. The only redeeming thing was that the service was great. The waitress was very attentive.

SJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely staff, very attentive, spoke both fluent English and Portuguese. Food was authentic and very yummy. Reserved for my Brazilian mother-in-law’s birthday and they brought the table a complimentary and large serving of ice cream to share. Would return!

LD
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ipanema has a really good selection of meal choices, and provides attentive, yet inconspicuous service. Food arrives looking very tasty and enticing.

MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Very surprised that 18% tip charged on bill for a party of 3!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is okay; it’s not terrible but it’s not great either, it’s average at best. My father and I both got their Baiao de Dios and it was incredibly disappointing, the steak was so incredibly fatty that a third of it was completely inedible. Their baiao was pretty bland and there was about 1 pound of it on the plate. My mom had the salmon and she said it was quite nice. Overall this place isn’t worth the money and I would not return.

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