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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:
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.

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.

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, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, 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

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4.4

service

4.5

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4.4

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4.3

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (11)
Good for a Date (9)
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Good for Groups (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Fun (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Casual (6)
Tapas (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·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.

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 (Washington DC)·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???

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful food, great staff. Terrific evening.

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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·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*

THIS RESTAURANT IS DEFINITELY WORTH GOING TO!

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (Shreveport)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fun, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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).

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 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!

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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vip
 (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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 (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 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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 (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 16, 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 10, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 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 19, 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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vip
 (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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