About The Grill From Ipanema

AUTHENTIC BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE
The Grill From Ipanema in Seattle is all about Rodízio, a popular Brazilian style of enjoying dinner among friends and a truly unique dining experience. Rodízio offers a wide variety of different cuts of grilled meats slowly roasted in specially designed charcoal grills. Served continuously by "passadores" or "gauchos" with food brought on skewers or carved to order tableside, servers make their rounds until guests can’t take another bite. Dining at The Grill From Ipanema also includes unlimited visits to the "mesa de frios" (cold table) for an array of cold cuts, cheeses, and exotic Brazilian specialties.

2313 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Brazilian Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday : 11:00am - 12:00am
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Battery and Bell

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 457-4885

Website:
http://seattlegrillfromipanema.com/

Catering:
Please call (206)6189038

Executive Chef:
Tim Rose

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call (206)661-4597

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The Grill From Ipanema Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.3

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4.2

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3.7

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Good for a Date (58)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
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Fun (47)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Worth the Drive (43)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Authentic (41)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Good for Groups (34)
Romantic (34)
Casual (24)
Live Music (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Scenic View (18)
Business Meals (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Cozy (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Paleo Friendly (14)
Waterfront (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
People Watching (13)
Kid-friendly (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Healthy (6)
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Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great Beer (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Went with a group of 8 for my anniversary. It was amazing! The meat was perfect, the salad bar was fresh, the drinks were delicious, and the service was tops!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 5 days ago

I went to the place because of Groupon and was very disappointed. Overpriced and not that good. The fruit bar was the best.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Our second time so we knew how the system works and how to pace ourselves through drinks and the food bar in preparation for the meat feast. We like our meat on the rare side and were a little disappointed that some of the cuts presented were too well done and consequently not particularly tender. The majority were excellent. On the non-meat side, I particularly like the grilled pineapple. The coconut creme brulee was rich and delicious and we rolled home.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Overall experience was great. Delicious food with good service. Loved it!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great experience.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 11, 2017

So much food!! Everything we ate was amazing.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I was able to go to one of these resultant a in Florida. I was so excited to take my husband here in Seattle. Was not very impressed:(
The service was just okay~ the food was good, but we did ask for a certain kind of meat and thy said sure, but never came back :(
My husband asked 3 times for horseradish, we were almost done with dinner by the time it arrrived.
We sat next to a couple that said it was NOTHING like the one in Bellevue wash.
So if I were to go again I’d check out the one in Bellevue.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was horrible. We reserved a table by the window and the lady was super rude and told us the tables by the window were reserved? Well yeah cause we reserved it! She just walked off and sat us in the corner. Also was trying to get a drink at the bar while we were waiting for our reservation and was looking at a menu. The bartender just said happy hour is over and never came back. The bar wasn’t even busy. They need to work on there costermer service

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We sat in the bar because we were 5 min late for our reservation. The food service in the bar was horrible. We kept getting ignored. Had to specifically ask for things to be brought to us. Drink service was good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Not impressed. Black beans were tasteless. Items at the buffet were interesting but not very "Brazilian ".

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I've been there twice in the last month for birthdays. It's a bit spendy, but well worth it! Make sure you are HUNGRY! A bit of advise: make sure you eat the pineapple (enzymes to help break down the meat) or take some kind of enzymes before or after your meal. Yummmm! So good! Every time birthday time rolls around my adult kids or their spouses always pick Ipanema for their b-day dinner or lunch. Great food! Now my friends want to go their for their b-day every year.

Tags: Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Healthy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was delicious but our server wasn’t the best. He dropped off our drinks we ordered and then quickly left. We sat there a good five minutes not sure what to do until we saw a lady that worked there and called her over. She explained everything to us and then we began eating. The food was really good besides the experience. I would still recommend people to eat there.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and wonderful service! The prices had gone up since my last visit, but the experience can't be matched.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The meat was cooked perfectly but needed more flavor. Was pretty pricey for what you got.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Rodizio style restaurants are great places to try a lot of different meats.
My husband and I sampled at least 10 meats and there were more that we didn’t get to.
It’s perfect for a big group because of the variety of choices.
Warning: utilize the buffet salad bar wisely to augment the meat slices otherwise meat overload. Pace yourself!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had a great dinner for my husband's birthday. The steak choices were excellent & I loved the grilled pineapple. Highly Recommended!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Once again, blown away by how amazing this place is. The food is absolutely delicious, far and above better than almost any other place I’ve eaten at. The meat is cooked to perfection and the salad bar has plenty of options and diversity. The cinnamon grilled pineapple is TO DIE FOR, and can’t forget to mention the cinnamon fried banana they brought by. Meal sent from the gods above, I love coming here and would come much more often if it was just a bit more affordable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good, but pricey. I would have expected a bit more formal vibe from a place that costs $55 a plate. Still, it was very good and would recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Our server was very friendly but I could tell that lack of proper training was the problem. Price was to high for the amount of items on the salad bar and only a few of the meats were offered, also, quality of meat was not the best. I've been in other Brazilian restaurants with the same style of side table serving and you can't compare to those.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We always love coming to The Grill from Ipanema, fantastic food and great service.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Carmen was an amazing server! It was our first time ! My daughter who was 12 had a great time to! Carmen was nice to explain everything to use to and also what was awesome about her I wanted a couple more things and she sent the people with the items to our table You guys are lucky to have her

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great meat. Wide selection of cuts of steak. Reasonable wine selection. Great for those with big appetite.
Excellent musician. Recommend.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I visited this place 10 years ago at it’s previous location and it was much better. The included salad bar actually had items you would want to eat. The meat selection was much better too. But, it was still a good time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Easy parking across the street.
Great Brazilian steakhouse.
Loved the live music ....
Great service
Very good value

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was dry and bland. The service was mediocre

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food! Great service. Thought it was funny hat the hostess was dressed like she just rolled out of bed. Messy hair in a ponytail, plaid zip up hoodie, t-shirt, jeans, and Vans. Would expect a better first impression for a $50+ per person meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

I went years ago and remembered it well. I came back this week as a surprise for my boyfriend's birthday. He had never been and absolutely loved it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

This was a very disappointing experience. Meats were mostly undercooked, hot side dishes were cold. Variety was poor compared to similar churrascaria style restaurants. We'll not be back and definitely wouldn't recommend. Too bad.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We made reservations for our annivasary and thought we could have had a better table. Food and service was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The welcome ambiance was the start to an excellent dinner! We were celebrating our anniversary with our daughters . The meats were so delicious, just wished for more room in my tummy!

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We got there at 9:30 and grill closed at 9:45 I think I paid too much for nothing I think ur reservation should stop at 9

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food and services

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had our family dinner at sunset. It definitely was a splurge but it was worth it. Service was great, they definitely kept the food coming and kept our glasses filled.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Ipanema has good Brazilian meats & a good salad bar, service was good but a little to expensive.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I like the food, but my fiancé said no flavor , so he had to put pepper on each steak.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

I absolutely loved the service and the food. I will definitely come back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent food and a fun experience for or special celebration!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Once again did not disappoint. Top notch dining and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Overall was a great experience, live music, all the stuff is fresh, very creative, clean! Only cons I would say is that is little pricey !

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

This was a birthday request from my partner and we ended up seeing a friend from middle school celebrating their anniversary who joined us. The service and food were excellent and the sunset view was beautiful. We will definitely be going back again and again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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