The Grill from Ipanema - DC

4.7
889 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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Aline
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAMADC
Washington DC
7 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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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

ML
MarklynL
Philadelphia
2 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.

PJ
PaulJ
Washington DC
2 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
1 review
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
10 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
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value food!

SD
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
4 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.

MM
MaritereM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were outstanding! Definitely will come back soon.

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StevenS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Define toy worth a repeat visit

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FabianV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the start the team was very professional and super nice! From the server to the bussboy server was excellent. The food had great taste and was an explosion of flavor in our mouths!!!
Definitely recommend if you’re coming for a date or with friends.
They also say the brunch deals are very good, so soon we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch menu at this place is just dangerous to any plans of doing anything else but enjoying the best of life for the rest of your day.

BM
vipBenM
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My date and I had Sunday brunch at the Grill from Ipanema on 19 July. We sat outside at the socially distanced and shady tables out front. All the waitstaff were very courteous and wore facemasks. Both of us ordered from the 3-course brunch menu. I ordered the Sopa de Feijao as the appetizer, Feijoada as the main, and the fried banana for dessert. I was a little disappointed by the feijoada. While the chunks of meat and sausage in the stew were very generous, I found the stew rather bland, particularly when paired with the plain white rice and collard greens (although the orange slices tasted great as a accompaniment). The appetizer and dessert were excellent. Beverage-wise, we both really enjoyed the mimosas. I also ordered a caipirinha separately and it was also wonderful -- it really hit the spot on a brutally hot day!

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vipMartialFoodie
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit a week ago that we had to return! From the fancy fresh salad with delightful homemade mustard dressing, to their signature star dish Moqueca de Peixe a Baiana (Bahia-style Grouper Stew), to the hearty Feijoada (amped up by the fresh orange supremes and special request of Malagueta chili oil), to the perfectly caramelized ripe Fried Banana with homemade Whipped Cream, we thoroughly enjoyed every flavorful and sour-warming bite! The 3-course $22.95 champagne brunch is a terrific deal of exemplary Brazilian cuisine and flavor-packed ample portions! Thank you, Chef Alcy de Souza, General Manager Raquel, and TGFI Team for making brunch such a joy!

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neighborfoodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first dining out experience since the lockdown in DC and we sat at the patio area where there were plenty of spaces between tables. We felt comfortable and absolutely loved their food. The Brazillian paella is a must!

SJ
vipSJHH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. It felt safe eating out doors.

MF
vipMartialFoodie
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a triumphant return from lockdowns to one of our perennial favorite brunch spots, which has become better than ever! The Moqueca de Peixe a Baiana and Passaro Preto (aka the best fried chicken in the Western hemisphere) were impeccable, exploding with flavors, and piping hot to enjoy (indoors, well-spaced apart tables) on the hot afternoon. The Fried Banana with Homemade Whipped Cream was absolutely amazing, perfectly ripe and caramelized--the perfection of simplicity and letting the (even common) ingredients shine! The mood was chill and relaxing with General Manager Raquel making us feel right at home--albeit a far more tropical vibe than ours--with her warmth and generous hospitality! We will return very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was amazing at the bar and at our table. We wanted to try various items to get a feel for the food so we did small tapas style plates. The chicken croquettes were delicious, herby and moist. Everything else sort of fell a little flat. The carne de sol was really bland and lacked salt but the yucca was good, the chicken was moist, but sort of tasted like fish (maybe the oil it was fried in?), and the mixta grill was also just okay. It would have been nice to have different sauce options as all of the tapas came with the same sauce. We had the cheesecake for dessert and that was actually really good. Kind of like a ricotta flan with yummy passion fruit. Again, can’t beat the service - really nice family owned place... just wish the food was little more flavorful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Food was good, atmosphere was good; service was horrible

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Amazing Brazilian food and great service! We will come back for sure!

BM
BethM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our food was excellent and brought back a lot of good memories of my years in Brazil. The staff was so friendly. They sang to our friend who was having a birthday and brought her a pudim de leite (like flan). And since they had made extra rice pudding, they brought us some for free. How kind is that? I already recommended the restaurant to two people.

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vipNomNominDC
Washington DC
147 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT!! RECOMMEND!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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
OpenTable Diner
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
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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

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

TR
vipTayRayT
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Overall I was not impressed. I’ve had much better Brazilian food.

EJ
EricaJ
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
LisaD
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CS
CalvinS
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome drinks and food!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service, phenomenal experience.

TS
TonyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

FAQs

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 889 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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