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.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Daily 4:30PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
The fish dish and the happy hour apps are great.
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.
Everything was great.
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.
Wonderful Brazilian food at decent prices. Helpful and attentive service. Highly recommended.
I love this place and visiting after a while that I had not been there reminded me why I love this place.
Our neighborhood favorite. Wonderful choices; friendly, attentive staff
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!
The service and ambience were great but we all thought the food was just OK. Everything was Good but nothing to write home about.
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful experience. Great food. Lovely service. Warm and welcoming!
Great! Lots of food for reasonable prices. Kind and attentive employees
Friendly service and amazing food and cocktails. They're willing to accommodate large groups, which is nice for parties.
We simply loved out meal, service, and overall experience
Love everything about this place. Service is top notch, and the food never disappoints.
Amazing simply put
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.
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???
Excellent fare and "to die for" desserts. The band had many classics done to a modern rhythm.
Wonderful food, great staff. Terrific evening.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
Went for dinner with a friend from Brazil. Great service, food was delicious and a good value.
Delicious, authentic food. Great atmosphere and excellent service. Will be back.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will dine there again. Service was excellent as well as the food.
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!
Family-owned with impeccable service and scrumptious food. One of my favorite restaurants in DC.
The food was disappointing. I was expecting big flavors, but it was a miss.
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 here was excellent. My friends and I had never been here and we don’t have much experience with Brazilian food. The staff took the time to really talk us through the menu. We sat outside which was lovely and it accommodated our need to have our baby in the stroller. Prices were okay and the food was delicious!