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The Grill from Ipanema - DC

697 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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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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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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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


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Daily 4:30PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 697 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We simply loved out meal, service, and overall experience

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing simply put

vipLaura (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 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.

cody (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 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???

JuanC (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful food, great staff. Terrific evening.

Jcunnin (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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.

arielle (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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*


OpenTable Diner (Shreveport)
5.0  Dined 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.