The Grill from Ipanema - DC

4.6
943 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience of AUTHENTIC Brazilian cuisine, coming from a Brazilian! My wife and I were treated like royalty from the time we entered to the time we left. The hostess made us feel welcomed and at home. Our server, Grillo, was deeply attentive, present and knowledgeable about the menu, as well as the land of Brazil with its language and customs. I will definitely be back upon next visit to DC! Thank you for a meal to remember and a memory to cherish!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Brazilian food in Washington DC

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Samata
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was superb to me and my date. And they shared videos about their culture, and it made us see how much we have in common. We look forward to dining there again.

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vipBrianDespard
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Having travelled widely in Brazil, can confirm that his restaurant has authentic Brazilian cuisine that really captures the flavors of the region. Excellent Caipirinha drinks too. Friendly staff. The waiters are pleasant but could be a little better at checking on tables - maybe a touch of the covid related problem afflicting so many restaurants. Overall, this is a restaurant that is well worth a visit - and Brazilian food is delightful.

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PeteD
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Made anniversary reservation - 33 years. No acknowledgement, nothing. Didn't even bother to look at it.

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Motorgirl
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Really great food, and the caipirinhas are outstanding

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Nantz
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter recommended a delicious mocequa. The setting is beautiful. The service was outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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LAURA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at the Grill from Ipanema. It was a Monday night when we met with some friends, so the restaurant was nice and quiet. I’m guessing the noise level can rise on busy nights. The service was excellent, without being intrusive. The food was above average. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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Neighbor
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food -- everything we've had here has been delicious, and they have such a wide selection to chose from. Raquel and everyone here are so friendly - they know their customers and it feels like a neighborhood community.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening! Friendly staff, delicious drinks and food, and a great atmosphere. We’ll be coming back to this place.

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Freedom
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and drinks! Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Caipirinhas, coxinhas, mandiocas fritas, picanha and the muqueca!! The service was awesome, everyone was very friendly. I’ll definitely go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My family was visiting me in college and we decided to try somewhere new. We are all huge fans of Brazilian food so our expectations were quite high. However, this restaurant met our expectations. The food was scrumptious! Service was a bit cold and rushed but not terrible. Enjoyed the experience overall.

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Mamafez
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside. Selection of appetizers (yuca/sausage, shrimp skewers, mussels and beef croquettes) - fed 3 people though some portionsa little small. Chocolate mousse cake and cocktails. All good. Service quick.

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Nikki
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We only ordered two small dishes (fish croquettes and sausage with onions) because we weren't that hungry, but both dishes were very good. I would definitely go back to try some more of their offerings.

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vippreethyk
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Super helpful staff

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vipMelissaG
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The Grill from Ipanema has a lot going for it but expectations need to be managed upfront. When we think about Ipanema and Brazil, we think about churrascarias that truly understand how to grill meats. This is not the case with the Grill from Ipanema. Their seafood will not disappoint but their meats; the steak which is supposed to be very popular and the pork drops were so tough you couldn't cut through them. The steak was indeed medium rare but either it was overcooked outside or it was a poor cut of meat because I had to send it back. I was pretty embarrassed to have to do that but it was not edible. When I looked across the table, one of the women in our party also couldn't eat her pork chops. Everyone who had chicken or fish was happy. So the food is ok. The ambience is great. Our waiter was nice enough but his english was just not very good. I had to pull up google translator to tell him that the steak was duro (tough). So all in all, I'd go again but I'd probably stick with the tasty fish dishes, rice and yummy collard greens.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A DC MUST!!!

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andrewd
Cleveland
29 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100% delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious!
Great service
Definitely recommend
Only problem is parking

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Helen
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outdoor seating is very buggy but they have bug spray for you!

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SharronJ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the best coxinha the in the area. And the Picanha grelhada is a must try. You won’t regret it. Not to mention the staff is amazing, make you feel right at home.

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Scottersons
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Two of us went to Grill from Ipanema last night and it did not disappoint. We had two types of fritters to start and they were both excellently fried and extremely flavorful. The MOQUECA À BAIANA was amazing! We got it with the mixed seafood option and there was sooo much and it was all well cooked. Some of the plumpest mussels I'd ever seen and the flavor of the stew was rich and expertly spiced. The drinks were all great (and we definitely had a few) and I would highly recommend coming here!

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OliverB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! The food is delicious, and the people are incredibly warm and accommodating

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viptrusgift
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Restaurant Week menu was a real value, and not stingy with selections. My steak was a bit overcooked (I don't know why everyone in DC lately has been interpreting "Medium" as Well Done, but it is irritating).

Service was just right, and everyone was very friendly. Lovely place; I will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great time. The food was delicious and the service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It took forever, the waiter forgot our desert and we already had waited so long that I didnt want to wait anymore. The food was cold and the meat was hard.

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India
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was absolutely delicious. Server was good…it was his first day so there were a few hiccups. I would definitely come back.

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pgreen
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

the food was very subpar. my steak was well seasoned but overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend for a great eating experience.

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vipJohnP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was friendly and welcoming -- both the cocktails and food were great. The fish stew was different than anything I have had before and delicious.

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vipBandido
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brazilian food, reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good! Nice people, excellent food.

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vipVeronica
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was Brazil game. The food was not that great and they lacked in structure to attend the number of people. But the overall energy was great

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here many times. The food and staff are both incredible. Highly recommend.

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SusanaG
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food is always amazing and the staff is super friendly

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Julsd
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our friend who served in the Peace Corps years ago loved this place! It was the highlight of his visit here.

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vipeatwell
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love this neighborhood gem, excellent Brazilian food and great cocktails!

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TazB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been visiting this Brazilian spot in AdMo for years and never a bad experience! Thanks to very friendly owners and staff. The Seafood Paella is simply spectacular. The Croquettes are also a delight. The overall menu provides great depth of choice and one is highly unlikely not to find something to rave about!!! Thank you and keep up the great work.

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The Grill from Ipanema - DC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 986-0757.

The Grill from Ipanema - DC is rated 4.6 stars by 943 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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