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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (67)
Good for a Date (63)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
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Good for Birthdays (49)
Worth the Drive (48)
Fun (43)
Authentic (40)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Good for Groups (38)
Romantic (30)
Casual (28)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Live Music (20)
Business Meals (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Cozy (16)
Paleo Friendly (16)
Tasting Menu (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
People Watching (12)
Scenic View (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Waterfront (11)
Healthy (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 8 hours ago

We had a great experience. The service was friendly and genuinely attentive.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

I love this place! Great Brazilian food! All varieties of meats! Great salad bar and great friendly and professional service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Had a wonderful evening and dinner here. The live entertainment was a fun bonus too. Overall wonderful experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The service and staff are incredible! The food is so amazing. I have dreams about the grilled cinnamon pineapple. We knocked over our water and the staff were so quick to help clean it up and made us feel like it was no big deal and were happy to get us back on to our dinner. I look forward to going back again and again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

If you love meat this is the place to be.... Perfection.. :)

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Overpriced. Meat was sub-par for a Brazilian steakhouse.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We took another couple with us that had never been to a Brazilian restaurant. Both men are big meat eaters so they were excited. We had reservations but arrived about 15 minutes early. We were seated right away and the waitress explained how the whole thing works. All of the food was prepared well. The salad bar was well stocked and kept clean. The pasidors came by frequently with many options of meat. We used 2 Groupons with no problem. We will definitely go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was delicious with so many choices of meat. The salad bar was great to. We’ll definitely be going back soon!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great service and salad bar. Meat selections were satisfactory.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Very eh. There are much better Brazilian rodizio style restaurants around town. The food was below average, and the ambiance was less than desirable. Not to mention the waiter spilled animal blood on my shoe.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

A friend of mine and I used a $60 Groupon for dinner here and with 2 glasses of wine the bill still came to $45 a piece, which was pretty expensive for the quality of the food served. The food wasn't bad - it just wasn't all that good and for my money (i.e. if I were going to spend that kind of money for dinner) there are better places around town. This strikes me as a "quantity vs. quality" place.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was my first time there with my girlfriend, i was kinda nervous and didnt know anything. The waiter explained to me what to do. Service was great, and food was awesome. I ate so much. I would go back again, just because of their service and food.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

First time and it won’t be the last. Fabulous food delivered fast and continually so best get that green/red card ready because you’ll want to savor every bite.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

I was a bit disappointed that altho the reservation was not only on-line, but also called in, that the staff seemed unaware that we had a reservation and our group was sort of stuck in a corner. Also, it was for a birthday, but no mention of it by wait staff or offer to bring out a dessert.
On the plus side, the food was fantastic and we would definitely eat here again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The service was excellent but I guess I expected a more authentic atmosphere. The salad bar was smaller than I anticipated especially for the cost. The meats were excellent and we had to take frequent breaks as it just kept coming. Limited wine selection

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Out of all the Brazillian Steakhouse/Grills I've been to, this one was the most bland. The meat was cooked to perfection, but the flavor was seriously lacking. The salad bar was boring too compared to other restaurants like this one. They had only 3 options for hot side foods and a pretty lackluster salad selection. The service and environment were amazing though.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Every time we come here, the food is super fresh and delicious. I can always see the juices pouring out of the meats and never spend a lot of time chewing. The service is very good, swift and friendly. The ambiance is usually nice. Quite expensive but worth it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Abundant food for a hungry stomach. Meat selections were not as extensive as we thought it would be. Service was a little slow, but pleasant. Make sure to use a Groupon. It will save lots of money. However, it's hard to find parking. We parked across the street and we paid $14. Welcome to Seattle!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was a wonderful restaurant with excellent cuisine, atmosphere and service. It speaks volumes when you’re greeted by someone who makes eye contact and works to connect with your party. Our out of town relative from L.A. considers herself a foodie and was very impressed. Needless to say- we’ll be back. Great place for growing teen boys who love to eat😊 Thank you for the memorable experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tapas, Organic, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Fun, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Cozy
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Good Tasty meats and salad bar. First

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We love it here. I wish the kids prices were better. We love how our 13 year old eats the quality meats but still she doesn't eat very much. All in all we love the food and service!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Friendly service and remember I like well done. Many variety of meat, salad bar, and up to 18 year old wine. Defiantly would go again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 ".

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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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