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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.

1858 Columbia Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
18th St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 986-0757

Website:
http://www.thegrillfromipanema.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
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)

Public Transit:
We are close to Woodley park metro station or Dupont circle metro station (red line)

Executive Chef:
Alcy de Souza

Additional:
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)

Specials

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Fridays - Sundays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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The Grill from Ipanema - DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.3

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4.2

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4.1

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86% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (11)
Casual (10)
Good for a Date (8)
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Authentic (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Business Meals (6)
Tapas (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Romantic (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Spicy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Delicious food, cozy place, good service and lovely Brazilian bossa nova and samba in the background. Save some room for dessert, as you shouldn't miss their spectacular homemade flan!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Family-owned with impeccable service and scrumptious food. One of my favorite restaurants in DC.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was disappointing. I was expecting big flavors, but it was a miss.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food was good and the portion of food that came with the meals we ordered were very large portions.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I reached out to the restaurant regarding an error in the reservation. Never heard back. I wouldn't go again.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The service was great, but the steak was thin and hard to cut, had a couple of veins or arteries that ran through it, by the time I cut it all away, there wasn't much left, and it wasn't very good. It was a NY Strip.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Absolute best authentic Brazilian experience and food in town.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great experience and great food. Glad we went...the vegetables were surprisingly amazing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

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 .

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Authentic Brazilian cuisine in a pleasant atmosphere with excellent service.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very good food and very friendly staff.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Extraordinary, as always. My fiance is Brazilian and loves this place - as do I; it's the real deal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food and service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

A home away from home - with fantastic food and very friendly service. You can't beat the restaurant week prix fixe, but we will definitely go back even for the usual prices. All of the food was delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great food wonderful tapas menu

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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Outstanding service and delicious authentic food. Will visit again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food, nice service. We went for restaurant week and it was an excellent deal!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The host and waiter were lovely and friendly, and knew the right questions to ask to get us the best meal possible. Great ambience and vibes. The food was delicious and felt like comfort food. We can't wait to come back and try the things we missed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Loved the restaurant week menu, and I greatly enjoyed sitting outside. I can't wait to come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Casual, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excelente! Gostamos da moqueca de pescado mixta e pastel de sorvete muito. o servicio es bom e o ambiente agradable.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great service!!!!!Food rocked my world. Nothing in tthis world like Moqueca. Nothing.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Spicy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

It was an excellent experience! Very good "tapas" - "petiscos"!

Tags: Casual, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I absolutely love it! Very authentic! Brazilians run the restaurant. It had great flavor. The only thing I think is weird is that the food is a little pricey for Brazilian food that is typical street food or home cooked meal style.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Spicy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 26, 2017

We found this through Open Table and were pleasantly surprised. Food was fresh and well prepared.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

One of the nicest restaurants in my immediate neighborhood.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was Excellent and the ambience was great . The music by Cissa Paz was entertaing and enjoyable !

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food taste was blend, had to chase a waiter for a refil for my drink, waitress took too long to show up and first charged us with the wrong table value.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 7, 2017

I had a great time with my friend. Service was great and they took consideration of our wish when choosing the table. Food is savoury and great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Special Occasion, Spicy, Fun
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 (Memphis)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We stumbled upon this restaurant first through GrubHub and were floored by how amazing the food was. Making the trip to the restaurant did not disappoint. It was not crowded, and the service was helpful without being overbearing. The food is absolutely incredible, though, and that is the main reason to go. Everything we have had from here is phenomenal, from the small plates to the seafood to the meats to the drinks! I would especially recommend the Brazilian paella - it's a customer favorite for a reason!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Service and food was overall good. Only draw back was the parking. On the open table site it states that this restaurant offers valet parking. When we arrived at the restaurant we were told that they have not offered valet parking in over a year. It cost us $20 to park for 1 1/2 hours. Since parking is very difficult in the DC area we selected this restaurant for the valet parking. It is suggested that if coming to this restaurant that you take a taxi or Uber.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great meal and service. Thank you!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I love coming to the Grill from Ipanema. This was the perfect spot for my graduation dinner party. The food is authentic and the staff is LOVELY. I have lived in Brazil and speak Portuguese so I love engaging with the staff in their native language. It always makes the experience more enjoyable. The caipirinhas are a must as well as the coxinha appetizers.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Friday at 6:30 was a perfect reservation; we beat the crowds and were rewarded with high attention service and quick food delivery. The server was great at comparing menu options, and drink recommendations. The servings were plentiful, enough for a full leftover meal, and the food was high quality (good cuts of meat, great seafood, tender veggies). Will definitely add this to the rotation when I'm in town!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Spicy, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We were able to make a reservation without much advance and had a great time celebrating my brother's birthday and Mother's Day. Lively, relaxed place with delicious food!

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual
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