Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak House

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Rodizio Grill is Nashville's only authentic Brazilian Steakhouse.
Rodizio Grill is located on Historic Second Ave. in the heart of Downtown Nashville's Entertainment District, just one block from Broadway Honky Tonks, 2 blocks from Bridgestone Arena and walking distance to downtown hotels, Schermerhorn, Music City Center, TPAC and Nissan Stadium.

Parties of 2 to more than 200 welcome.

The Steakhouse features unlimited Brazilian appetizers, a large gourmet salad area and endless slices of rotisserie grilled steaks, lamb, pork, chicken and fish. The grilled meats are carved table side by our Gauchos (Brazilian Cowboys).

The restaurant also features a variety of Brazilian Cocktails including a flawless executed Caipirinha (Brazil’s National Drink). Refreshing non-alcoholic specialties like the Brazilian Limeade and a Bahia Breeze are also featured. Guarana the Brazilian's favorite soda is also available.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great, as usual.

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SF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We heard good reviews, but we were still blown away. I’d go back for just the salad bar. But steak, swordfish, etc...ahhhmazing. Service-perfect-ambience/overall look-awesome. Definitely our new favorite spot!

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JW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is really exceptional. The drinks are excellent. It is a little noisy, but better than the average restaurant. We will come back again.

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SC
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous food! Highly recommend for special occasions! The salad and sides bar never disappoints and the meats are always perfectly cooked.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Sides are mediocre and don’t have any flavor. The only attended servers were those with the meats. Not worth the money

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall a nice experience. Service from staff was outstanding! Will give them that, unfortunately thou, the food itself didn’t meet my expectations. I found the sirloin mainly, way too salty to the point to make it uneatable. Almost everything was way too salty but couldn’t eat more than a single slice of sirloin due to it being way over salted.

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DB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal and experience. Glad we had reservations. Will be back again and do recommend to friends.

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EP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The experience in itself was amazing. It was a very simple process to follow and the food was great. The various food options were great as well. We loved it!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Valentines

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QB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great time for my son's birthday dinner! Food was delicious - especially the pineapple:) It is a must-try!!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

They over sold and over booked. In My Opinion they were rushing people in and out. Not the same experience as usual, but I guess it is to be expected on Valentine’s weekend.

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DM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We went on Valentines day weekend and the service was horrible. Everyone that was seated by us and including my wife and I had to complain several times to get any type of meat brought over to our table.

The point of going to Rodizio was for the food so how can you expect us to pay $49.99 per person and not get the service you deserved. After several complaints, the manager finally started to bring the meat over to this area. Once we received it the top sirloin was basically raw and bloody so it was just a complete failure. No more Rodizio for me.

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RB
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The area on 1st Ave side is the quietest, but you have to walk back and forth by the restrooms to get to the food bar and while the restrooms did not “stink”, they did have that restroom smell. The food bar was simply not good and for the price per person definitely not worth it. The various cuts of meat were slow to be served and served in such small amounts each time you would have thought we were on rations. The meat was not seasoned well at all either. If you wanted some flavor you had to get part of a hard outer piece. The chicken was good. The waitress was excellent, however we will never go there again.

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GC
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Kinda like an expensive golden coral Buffett.
Salad/hot food bar not kept full. They were busy and scrambling to bring enough food and dishes out. Meat was good, but At $50/ person a little steep. Good place for large group, and tourists. We were seated in bar, which was much brighter. Bar has no ambiance, TVs had poor reception. Not a bar to hang out, more of a waiting area. The far dining room facing the river is the place to sit.

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JT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The portions were small but it’s all you can eat but the food had no added flavor or taste which was a real put down for a special 50$ a person meal for valentines weekend I’m not impressed with them by any means a big let down .

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AA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

I really was expecting more of a quality service. I told the waitress I wanted my meat medium well but they never worry about my request. I had to pay $110 just to eat beans and rice and a small portion of salad.

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TB
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE IT! GREAT BIRTHDAY DINNER, we have been several times and will continue to go.

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TM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. A little pricey (haha) but I’ll for sure be back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience. The staff was great. Food delicious.

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AF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The day we went they had a Valentine’s Weekend special going so the price were a little higher than normal. They were supposed to have a couple kinds of steak but the only thing that really made it to our table was the ham and the pineapple. For $50 a person we were kind of hoping for a variety of meats. More than ham lol

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BH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey, but a nice night out for a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed every minute of it! It was worth the money. Thanks the Jones family

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TJ
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

When my daughter wanted to celebrate her birthday by trying a Brazilian steakhouse, Rodizio was the first thought. We have dined there previously and enjoyed it immensely. Our server, Carla, did her best to give us top notch service (despite how busy the restaurant was that evening.) She was friendly and genuinely wanted us to enjoy our experience. She explained the concept easily to the kids who had never been there before.

Every new offering by the gauchos was delicious. My daughter was in steak heaven and my son (not a huge steak eater) was very happy with all of the chicken, pork and fish offerings. The salad bar was fresh and tasty and our cocktails were well made. For dessert we enjoyed the creme brulee with its refreshing citrus twist while the kids shared the enormous chocolate cake and almost couldn't eat it all!

We would like to give a special thank you to gaucho Jordan who found grilled pineapple (which I had raved to my children about) as we had not been offered any by mid meal. We are sure it is a favorite and gets taken quickly. He made sure we got to enjoy that and we appreciate it.

Thank you for a wonderful dining experience and for making my daughter's birthday dinner one she will remember for a long time.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All you can eat, good food... service is helpful and it was all around a good experience! We went on Valentine's Day weekend and they had a fixed price and it was a little more expensive but well worth it! I will be going back!

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BS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great and the food was delicious. I had a table reserved for Valentine's Night and we were seated within 10 minutes upon arrival.
The staff is very informative and friendly and the drinks we ordered were delicious.
5/5 Would recommend.

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JC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

If you’re wanting a more nice quiet evening make sure you request not to sit near the grill. We were right next to it. It was extremely loud. And there was like 10-15 guys standing right next to our table the whole time waiting for their meats, so they can serve. They were all using obscenities and having inappropriate conversations. The grill cook and the wait staff got into a fight while we were dining. There was lots of yelling screaming and cussing. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu but had a very bad attitude.
The food was absolutely amazing, great selection, the decorations were lovely. The staff not so much.

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SS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Great food, don’t go on a holiday. Last year I went for the first time the day after Valentine’s Day. This year we decided to go on the holiday itself and regretted it. Not even due to the increased price, but way too full of a restaurant. For 2 people we spent $170 dollars only to hardly be waited on due to the high volume of other customers. Also, we only were offered the sirloin steak for the first half of our time there because there weren’t any other options available. I was very disappointed a restaurant that prides itself for being one of the best choices in Nashville allowed itself to be so stretched thin just to bring in more customers. Also, likely unrelated but also a surprise, I ordered an old fashion only to be disappointed again. I’m not even sure what I was given but didn’t drink it at all. And rather than causing a fuss because they were clearly not able to really support each customer individually I decided to not say anything. On another day I would recommend this place to anyone. But never again on a holiday.

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E
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We expected more with it being a Valentines Day special. Increased price with nothing different with an exception of ribeye and beef wrapped with bacon.

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WK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

was a good experience for me and my girlfriend on Valentine's day great food great atmosphere that I would not recommend and go in on a holiday or Valentine's day very very expensive two of us was $175

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Booked for Valentine’s Day. They were 20 minutes behind on our reservation, the valet was unorganized and the service was so slow. I understand that Valentine’s is a busy day, but they should’ve planned accordingly. Food was mediocre at best. Will not go back or ever recommend.

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PA
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We were told the meal was all inclusive. The server didn’t tell us dessert & dessert drink weren’t included in the price. The website also said gratuity was added on parties of 8 or more. We were a party of 2 and 20% was added to the bill. The food and everything else was great. We felt we were misled by the server & wasn’t adequately told about the special terms for Valentines Day.

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TN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

They are really slipping below where they started years ago. Food is great, but very few selections ever come out?!?! They push the low cost pineapple, fish, organs, and breads to fill you up so less room when/if you ever see the good stuff you came in for! When they opened, we'd see up to a dozen select meats of all sorts. Sad how far they have scaled back from the beginning!

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JM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a very poor server it seemed other servers were better never got refills never got started etc

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DW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I think this is the best place in Nashville to eat. My husband is a huge meat lover with a big appetite & he loves all the variety of meat. I an vegetation & this place gas tge best mile long salad & side dish bar every. We both always leave over stuffed & happy. The staff is always more than awesome. This place is wonderful!

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TC
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good, waitperson marginal at best. Staff serving various meets were pretty good. Overall quality not in top 50%. Probably will not go back as too many really good places to enjoy in greater Nashville area.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Highly recommended

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A
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Never go on a holiday! I typically go here often but after valentines never again! I spoke with the manager and he gave us a refund very kind .

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R
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has a lot of items on the salad bar and it’s nice that the drinks have free refills compared to the other churrascaria.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Dinner was great! We’ve been here numerous times and chose to come here again for the incredible food and fair prices.

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ES
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent waitstaff . The food is top notch . What seems to be expensive truly is not. It’s actually a very good value. We enjoyed every kind of meat you can think of. The grilled pineapple will knock your socks off!!! This is a must do when visiting Nashville !!

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