Texas de Brazil - Albany
Here, traditions of Brazilian cuisine blend with generous Texas hospitality to create a lively atmosphere in an upscale setting. Your meal begins with a visit to our extravagant salad area – a feast for your eyes as well as your palate. Indulge in a wide array of seasonal roasted vegetables, fresh artisan breads, charcuterie, imported cheeses and other specialties.
Next, an endless parade of gauchos visit your table with skewers of freshly grilled meats carved tableside. Choose from perfectly seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage, cooked over a wood charcoal fire the way cowboys of Southern Brazil have prepared it for generations. It’s all served with authentic side dishes and to further complement your meal, select from our award-winning collection of wines or traditional Brazilian bar creations.
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We dined on a weekday and enjoyed drinks during Happy Hour prior to being seated. The staff was excellent, from Stella at the bar to “J” (Jaleel?), our waiter, and Felippe, the manager. The restaurant was clean, the food was exceptional, the waiters were attentive and accommodating. Specifically “J”, who made sure that our every request was met. We have dined at other locations in Florida, but the Albany NY location exceeded all our expectations. My only disappointment was that the salad bar did not have the artichoke hearts and crispy bacon that is mentioned on the location’s website. This was easily diminished by our overall experience which was amazing and 5 star worthy! We love traveling and look forward to trying other locations, while secretly hoping one will open in our home state of Massachusetts! Currently, the only option is Fogo de Chao, which in our humble opinion, is inferior to Texas de Brazil.
Amazing food, great atmosphere and friendly staff .
Love this restaurant, the food is great, I like that I can try lots of different meats without committing to a whole plate of it. You will NOT leave hungry! The service makes you feel special, the staff is very kind and attentive. I would and do highly recommend!
Very Very bad service ..😥
The welcome was immediate and accommodating as we waited for other guests to arrive. Excellent, well-paced service. Great fresh salad bar (and don't forget the soup and hot food bar). The meats were especially well-seasoned and delicious. When we asked for a particular type of meat, it arrived within minutes. Decent wine by the bottle special. You get a lot for the money, but it is not inexpensive. Atmosphere was nice, considering it is on the corner of two mall walkways - which are not used that much. Sit in a little from the walkways and you will hardly notice.
Signature drinks are a favorite and the food is good for most palates. Love the meat selections, but beef and lamb is a favorite, some pork was overdone and dry. Au gratin potatoes not so tasty, a bit too much cheese sauce and mushy in texture, should have chosen rice, but full by then. Overall a good experience eating with fiends.
Always leave there satisfied!! Our families go-to for a great overall experience!!
Since 9/30 was the last day to use your VIP cards, I made reservations a week early & expected it would be crazy busy. Well obviously the restaurant didn’t agree with my thinking because they were terribly short staffed all night. People were waiting for tables all night. They ran out of plates twice, several times I looked around & no people were walking around with skewers of meat! We would have left at least 30 minutes earlier if we had gotten the top sirloin which I had asked for at least 4times. The staff that was there did their best, but they were overwhelmed and unbaked to keep up. One thing that was really nice (& a little surprising because we’ve been there so much) is that the 3people who had birthdays at our table of 5 all got a free slice of cake! We’ve been there before & never realized this was a thing there. I was a little embarrassed because the other 4people with me had never been there before but they did love it & understood because it was so busy,
Always delicious food! Busy night so service was shakey, but overall great time
Been there multiple times, This time was the 1st time that we constantly had to ask for the skewers of meat to be brought to the table. Never saw the filet mignon, filet wrapped in bacon, or the garlic picanha. The picanha and flank steak were delivered once. A few other meats were seen a couple of times. We talk to a server and a manger and it didn't improve. Salad bar and meats we had were delicious
As always, the food was top-notch! As always, the service was not! Our server would disappear for long stretches of time so it was hard to ask for additional items. I also found finding a clean plate a challenge and had to ask twice for one.
The service was excellent. If you want the meat, this is the place to go. Not all is top shelf but is very good. The salad bar was fresh and well stocked. A little pricey but nice for a special occasion.
The food and service was great!! The manager and waitress checked on us often.
My daughter goes to AlbanyU and we all love Texas de Brazil
We have been to many of the locations and are repeat guests of this location as well as others.... ( favorite and best is Orlando Fl)
This has been our 4th visit in the past 2 years to Albany and they were pretty consistent... we arrived on time and was seated promptly... waiter seemed new but ok... we ordered drinks and went to the salad bar.... drinks came salad bar was good...
he then asked are you ready for the meat and what temp would you like it.... we all replied medium please..... well that’s where the problem started.... first off they kept coming by with only 3 different types of meat and it was all the end of the piece of meat and all rare to raw....
We kept asking for medium, here’s rare, we want medium and this went back and forth.... we asked for the manager and she came buy and we showed her all the in touched meat dripping blood and again asked for medium. She apologized and said there was a large party and she would send over fresh full skewers of meat and all the different cuts....
sorry to say it didn’t get better... she kept coming by and say it was the same and went back to the kitchen.....
All the tables around us had the same issue....
She could have easily said continue to enjoy the salad bar and we will only bill you for that.... we would have understood as sometimes it’s just off.... but we kept getting rare meat... we asked for the check didn’t see her again and were given 15% off....
We are teachers and get 20% but at this point we were just done....
I emailed her a couple of days later thinking since we are frequent quests they would have done the right thing but no response
I called her a week later and she said she got the email and they were working on something
2 weeks later nothing
So I guess it’s a hot or kiss at this location
We just went to the Long Island one on Saturday and it was superb
As usual, the drinks were great, the service was attentive, and the meat was delicious and endless.
The food is always good but for some reason our table was not served all the meats available. We had to ask several times to be served certain meats and cooked the way we prefer.
Travel 1 1/2 hrs to eat in Albany NY compared to the Hartford CT Texas de Brazil’s restaurant which is only 45 mins from us because the meats are seasoned perfectly! Been to many in other different states and Albany’s comparison is exactly the same! Hartford CT is over seasoned on their meats have been twice won’t go back and have heard that from others there. Will only go to Albany for us, or if traveling will visit 1 of Orlando’s, Memphis, Miami, etc
We try and go just a few times a year, as it is an indulgence. Best not to eat at all the day you go! Love the large salad bar, that itself is a meal. The meats are so good, flank is always a favorite there and always a decent variety of meat. Learn to pace yourself. The Brazilian cheesecake is tasty.
We find it is a tad noisy( due to the design and bad acoustics ? ) and it’s heard to hear your servers, or people at your table , unless they are right next to you.
Service and food was great!
Very disappointing. Salad bar was great as usual. Meats were less than good. Our last two visits yielded meats that were all well done. Far from medium rare. There was one that was seared on the outside and raw on the inside. I like rare but that was purely raw. Service was very slow. Appears that the server had too many tables to tend to. The spicy sirloin was so tough I am surprised that they were serving something that sub-par. Everyone in our group was very disappointed. We have been going here every other week and are considering making another restaurant our go to place.
Great dining experience. The staff is always exceptional, but was even more impressed with the expediency of service this time out. My family and friends dine here on a fairly regular basis, and have never had a “bad” experience; it has always been above average and mostly excellent.
Great food and service! Quite loud in the restaurant. Because of the price we only go on special occasions.
We love the barbequed meats and the fantastic salad bar and the fabulous house drinks.
This is the best place in Albany to come to celebrate a really special occasion!
The food is first rate and the choices can be overwhelming so pace yourself.
Our waiter was awesome! Bob is a good natured funny guy!! Food was great!
Definitely off their game tonight. Meats were overcooked and the server was not refilling drinks. I must say that the bartender was awesome. We are regulars and love this restaurant. If they were consistent they would be one of the best restaurants.
Took two people that never were there before. All of us had a fantastic time. Day later and the newbies are still talking about the experience. Definitely a special occasion place to have dinner.
The food was amazing! Meat done to perfection and the most comprehensive salad bar I have ever seen in a restaurant.
The staff was excellent the food was amazing definitely recommend
So disappointed with the visit. Service was poor. Fillet mignon never came to our table. The flank steak guy dump the entire stripe of rare meat in my plate in my plate while I only ask for a small slice. Too lazy to cut? That’s a easy way out. Recommend you to try something else if you are looking for a decent experience
Always good food and service. Used up our reduced price card. Good value. Hope the do again.
Love going to this place! Food is outstanding. Would recommend to anyone
The waiter was excellent. Very Efficient and friendly
Several of the beef pieces were tough and had a lot of grizzle. We never experienced this at prior visits
Good place for any occasion. Great salad bar,my Long Island iced tea was perfect. We had a great time
Selection of meats offered were not as flavorful and diverse as in the past.