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About The Grill from Ipanema - DC
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.
Washington, DC 20009
Brazilian, Brazilian Steakhouse, Latin American
Hours of Operation:
We open during the day for private events for groups of 30 or more. Regular hours are: Monday-Thursday 4:30-10:30pm. Friday 4:30 - 11:30pm. Saturday 12:00PM - 11:30 Pm. Sunday 12:PM-10:00pm. Brunch Sat-Sun. 12 Noon 4:00pm. Happy Hour Mon. - Fri. 4:30 - 7:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
PARTY SIZED PANS = Take-Out or Deliver. Generous portions of our Menu items to Make Your Dinner or Party Planning easier. = Half Pans Feed Approximately 8-10 People. = Full Pans Feed Approximately 16-20 People.
Valet parking available on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday to Wednesday, Street parking or public parking garage on 18th Street (drive through out the alley next to the restaurant - just across 18 Street)
We are close to Woodley park metro station or Dupont circle metro station (red line)
Alcy de Souza
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
we offer banquet menu for private and semi-private events (accommodate groups of all sizes)
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The Grill from Ipanema - DC Ratings and Reviews
Initially, waitress was pushy and frustrating. Told literally 3 times “I am waiting for my husband” but continually asking if I was ready to order and did I want wine menu. I don’t know if I (or we) (or he) wants wine, I am *waiting for my husband.*
Would give 3.5 stars if possible. Ambience nice. Remaining service pleasant/decent. Just do not pushy staff or being rushed. Reservations btw were early enough there was no need to rush they didn’t have back up or waiting folks, in fact - most of our meal it was half empty.
I was surprised I had a bad experience based on reviews. Issues were
1. both dishes we ordered were terrible.
2. one dish was actually based on server strong recommendation (she encouraged me to order it as opposed to what I originally told her I wanted). yet it was still bad!
3. I made my reservation via OpenTable, showed up on time with my wife. They somehow changed my reservation to "one person" despite two of us showing up as planned, messing with my Open Table points.
4. They completely forgot to bring the appetizer we ordered.
5. Way too pricey for food that was subpar
Upside: they graciously surprised us with a delicious chocolate desert due to the forgotten appetizer.
We hadn't been to The Grill From Ipanema in a few years. Our recent visit reminded us why it is one of our favorites. They still serve the best Caipirinha in the DC area (and one of the best anywhere), though it seemed that there was more ice in the glass than we remembered from past visits. The menu includes pretty much something for everyone; neither meat lovers nor vegetarians will be disappointed. Our party of three had chicken (the Frango Vinicius de Moraes , a spicy dish, is awesome), beef, and shrimp for our entrees. While fried yuca is plentiful in the DC area and usually does not stand out, don't skip it here.
The service was one of the slowest that i have ever experienced.
Took them over 7 minutes for someone to show up at the doors to seat us.
Took them 13 minutes to show to our table to take our orders.
Food was late over 24 minutes.
Paying the check was even slower and it took forever. They looked like they were like ignoring the table and we had to look around for anyone to take care of it.
This is a Brazilian restaurant which served delicious food. The menu offers seafood, beef, chicken and vegetable entrees. Each of the three of us enjoyed our food very much. Mine provided dinner and lunch the next day. The service was friendly and attentive. The only drawback was the sound of the blender making special drinks. Perhaps that could be moved away from the bar area and into the kitchen. I would happily go back .
3 out of our party of 6 ordered medium rare steak. All 3 were over cooked and waiter acted annoyed with us from the time he took our first drink order to when we paid. He never mentioned they add a 20 % tip to group of 6. He only deserved 10 %. Won't be going back.
We dropped in for Brazilian tapas and were not disappointed. The abacate maraja (avacodo with shrimp) and bolinho de feijoada (black bean croquettes) were particularly good, but the mexilhao a carioca (green mussels) and mandioca frita (fried yuca) were amazing!
I loved the Brazilian street food experience (tapas). The portions are generous and great value to be served family style. Best caipirocas and passion fruit cocktail I ever had. My friend who joined me for dinner is gluten free so she loved the fact their menu had a great selection for gluten free eaters. Also, I really enjoyed that everyone speaks Portuguese and it is a family owned restaurant so it adds to the experience.
Authentic Brazilian food with a very friendly staff. However, the place is a little run down and the food does not taste fresh. We ordered a shrimp dish we are very familiar with and it was alright, but the shrimp were very overcooked. We ordered a steak and it was hard (difficult to cut and chew). They were also out of some appetizers because they had "an event the night before" - but it was Father's Day brunch, so surprising they didn't have the ingredients.
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