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The Grill from Ipanema - DC

4.5
713 reviews
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$30 and under
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Brazilian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brazilian, Brazilian Steakhouse, Latin American
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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.
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Phone number
(202) 986-0757
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alcy de Souza
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Catering
TGFI is happy to provide carry-out, delivery or full catering services. We can customize a specific menu for your party. Our PARTY SIZED PANS are Generous portions that Make Your Dinner or Party Planning easier. = Half Pans Feed Approximately 8-18 people. = Full Pans feed approx 20-30 people.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
18th St
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Parking details
Street parking. Public parking garage is also available at the corner of Biltmore & Columbia Rd or at 18th St (drive through out the alley next to the restaurant - just across 18 Street). Parking validation on the weekend for brunch until 5pm.
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Public transit
We are close to Woodley park metro station or Dupont circle metro station (red line).
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Special events & promotions
We offer banquet menu for private and semi-private events (accommodate groups of all sizes).
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother's Day Special Brazilian Brunch All You-Can-Eat Buffet with a glass of Champagne $36.95 per person Plus Tax & service. 12 noon - 4:00 PM.

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What 713 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Turned out TGF Ipamema was a great choice for a late-scheduled double date night out with our good friends. An excellent, authentic taste of Brazil, including friendly hosts and servers more than happy to serve as ambassadors of their wonderful country. We received a tour of the menu, great advice, and even had beautiful Sao Paulo photos shared with the table. All four of us ordered something different and were unanimously pleased. A very nice experience.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Everything was great.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Normally the Grill is flawless! But yesterday they were short staffed; a waitress called in sick and her absence affected slower than usual and less attentive service. Two wait staff worked the 2 room restaurant that filled up quickly in a short period of time. Fortunately I’ve been often enough to know how unusual this is. Nonetheless, the food and drinks were delicious! Of course I’ll be back. I’d just suggest someone next time walk around and explain to customers the unexpected situation and ask for their patience. Most of us will understand.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful Brazilian food at decent prices. Helpful and attentive service. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I love this place and visiting after a while that I had not been there reminded me why I love this place.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our neighborhood favorite. Wonderful choices; friendly, attentive staff

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The drink, the food, the service, the ambiance, all really good. Everything seems very traditional Brazilian. Started with the drinks that everyone thought was delicious -- from the Caiprinha (sp?) to the fruit flavored or coconut flavored beverages, everyone was happy. The starter included some sort of pulled chicken, shaped and fried up - very tasty. The second starter fried yucca and beef -- where the frying of the yucca was light and no overdone. For the meals, I personally got a beef pasta with onion, tomato and pepper along with a madeira sauce (light). Quite delish, but a LOT of it. Everyone seemed pleased with their meals all told and DEF will return to this restaurant!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The service and ambience were great but we all thought the food was just OK. Everything was Good but nothing to write home about.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We came here eager to try the restaurant. Being that my boyfriend is Brazilian and we brought our friends for them to try some authentic food we were embarrassed by the quality and value received. The meat was tough and dry and you can get better vegetables from a truck stop. Picanha is a staple cut of meat in Brazil this was the worst I’ve ever had. It was so tough I actually had to spit it out into my napkin because I would’ve choked on it trying to swallow through all the fibers in the meat. The waiter was kind and accommodating and brought out a different plate which was slightly better but not much. I was looking forward to this place for weeks, very disappointed.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This was my first time eating "authentic" Brazilian food. I expected the food to be a lot more flavorful. I ordered the Churrasco Misto. The vegetables and rice were fresh and tasty but the meats just seemed bland to me, not a lot of flavor. The mixed drinks we ordered were good.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had 10 people for dinner and we could have accommodated many more. The drinks were great and the service friendly. A neighborhood resource for large groups.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Wonderful experience. Great food. Lovely service. Warm and welcoming!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great! Lots of food for reasonable prices. Kind and attentive employees

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Friendly service and amazing food and cocktails. They're willing to accommodate large groups, which is nice for parties.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We simply loved out meal, service, and overall experience

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Love everything about this place. Service is top notch, and the food never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing simply put

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Unfortunately for our waitress, the kitchen simply did not deliver on what the menu advertised. One of our party ordered their mean medium rare, but instead it was delivered well done. He asked for a new plate, and that was basically seared on the outside but fully raw on the inside. After asking they cook that meat up a little more, it was finally at the right temperature. Sadly, it wasn't the original cut of meat that he requested and that we were paying for. Our waitress was sweet and helpful but there was nothing she could do. Overall, not worth the $25 per entree price tag.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We went for the Carnaval party event but with dinner first. Reservations made for 8pm as recommend by the carnaval flyer on facebook. Food was good and it was enough to be full and happy at the end. Good Brazilian food. When we arrived we were told that we would have to vacate our table by 9:30pm for the party set up.-- that was fine. We had a 8pm reservation and the music was going to start soon after that. We were taken to the room that would hold the live music, but then the hostess moved to a table that was completely outside the event room.-- My thought was that now the 9:30pm vacate the table was negated. Right????

9:30pm comes and goes, we are enjoying some drinks and waiting for the show that was scheduled for 10pm. The crowd is starting to gather for the event-- bar is filled, tables are filled with people. Now the hostess comes over and says, "I am going to have to take your table from you now because someone has a reservation". We are not done with our drinks, haven't seen our waitress in over 30 minutes, and have still not paid our check. Every other table is around finished with their food, some having drinks, and other just waiting for the show that obviously will not start on time. No. We will not move. Who does that?-- have you ever been to a restaurant and be told that you have to leave your table? We did not leave, but now I felt obligated to order more drinks and food. Okay-- I wanted to drinks, but not more food. She also did not tell any other table (even the ones that arrived before us) to vacate their tables.

Overall the food is good, service was good until it got close to the event and our waitress got too busy to attend to us. -- not her fault. It was poor preparation and planning by the management. Of course the music did not start until 11pm. What was the deal with the old man singing on stage with an iPad because he didn't know the lyrics to any of the songs? And the neon sunglasses?? WTF???

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent fare and "to die for" desserts. The band had many classics done to a modern rhythm.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful food, great staff. Terrific evening.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

If you're looking for authentic Brazilian food that isn't a churrascaria or rodizio, this is the place to go. Great, made-to-order plates that covers Brazilian foods across the board from appetizers, to meats, to seafood, to desserts. Would also highly recommend their happy hour for a taste of great Brazilian beverages.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

We went in kind of on a whim for restaurant week and ended up loving this neighbourhood sport. The food was delicious - the portions were huge, you could easily split on entree between two people. They had a wide variety of options, I had a hard time picking because everything looked good.

Overall, great under the radar local spot with great food and yummy drinks.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This place is great for large groups and birthdays.
My family had a table for 20(yes you read that correctly we had TWENTY PEOPLE).
This restaurant:
1. took our large reservation and gave us a follow up confirmation call for our reservation 2 hours before our reservation the day of
2. had AWESOME customer service: very polite and answered all of our questions, helped us with menu choices
3. has a wonderful atmosphere: they play wonderful music in the back ground, the lights at slightly dim and they have a lit tree of paradise (has little white lights on it), white table linen, beautiful decor and cultural paintings, clean silverware and glassware, clean restrooms, clean and clear floors
4. has wonderful and flavorful food: wonderful menu options-seafood, meats, EVEN NON-MEAT OPTIONS ....the food is moist and flavorful, the menu has beautiful descriptions of the food
5. the prices are budget friendly: there is something for everyone's budget(small to big) on this menu
6. for birthdays they sing happy birthday to you and bring out a dessert

*please know that it's hard to find parking in this area. There is a parking garage around the corner from the restaurant or you can find street parking, but space is tight and it is a busy surrounding area*

THIS RESTAURANT IS DEFINITELY WORTH GOING TO!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My friends and I had a great Saturday brunch here! The staff was very very friendly and attentive - our mimosa glasses were never empty and they even gave us refills after we paid our bill! They had a lot of great food options but we found our meals to be slightly hit and miss. I loved the spicy pork sausage from the brunch menu, but my friend ordered the fried chicken dish and was slightly disappointed. It wasn't bad, it just didn't blow her mind. If you get the 3 course brunch, I definitely recommend going with the soup instead of the salad for the 1st course and the banana instead of the rice pudding for the dessert.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Went for dinner with a friend from Brazil. Great service, food was delicious and a good value.

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Delicious, authentic food. Great atmosphere and excellent service. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was outstanding! We have been there before, but my brother n law and his girlfriend had not. They were so very pleased with their meals.
Portions are more than generous. I made 3 meals out of my order!

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food, service, can’t wait to come back again. I plan on making this a part of my regular restaurants. I was so pleased finding an authentic Brazilian restaurant and my family was as well.

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1.0Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

This was a fabulous place! The service was warm and attentive and the food was just excellent (I was dining with a colleague who has spent several years working in Brazil, so she had some expectations).

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will dine there again. Service was excellent as well as the food.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 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!

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on October 1, 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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2.0Dined 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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