Texas de Brazil - Fairfax

4.6
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Steakhouse
Texas de Brazil is no ordinary steakhouse. It’s a dining experience like no other. Here, traditions of Brazilian cooking blend with Texas hospitality to create a lively atmosphere in an upscale setting. Your meal begins with a visit to our extravagant salad area where you can indulge in a wide array of seasonal roasted vegetables, fresh artisan breads, charcuterie, imported cheeses and other specialties. Then enjoy the rodizio-style dining that has made us famous. An endless parade of gaucho servers visits your table with skewers of freshly grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage carved directly onto your plate. It’s all served with authentic side dishes of garlic mashed potatoes, Brazilian cheese bread and sweet fried bananas. To complement your meal, select from our award-winning collection of wines or traditional Brazilian bar creations. And don’t forget to treat yourself to one of our decadent à la carte desserts.
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DW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Not sure where the breakdown was. With open table or restaurant.

I tried to make a reservation beginning at 530 and every 15 Min increment until the online system took 645. We get
to restaurant and it’s easily 75% empty. Staff said it had been all evening and the problem was online reservations was not working.

OS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food Y.

LT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was not feeling well so I didn’t get to truly enjoy the wonderful food and atmosphere. Our waitress was awesome and caring. My friend she enjoyed ever chew of her food. I can’t wait to come back so I can truly enjoy this awesome place.

P
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Advance reservation didn’t work. Stayed one hour on the line to get a table.

PR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and kind service. Very accommodating. Food was delicious as always

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter...Leon...awesome
Service....awesome
Food....delicious

MI
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The meal and service was great up until we opened our take home dessert the next morning. We had family from out of town and my wife said your Brazilian Cheesecake was to die for, so we ordered three to take home. My son had one that night and loved it. The next morning when my wife went to have hers she was surprised by the chocolate cake that was in the box; More surprised when she opened the other box to find the same thing. Not very happy with receiving only one piece of cheesecake when we ordered three. The establishment is not very close to us and my wife and family member had to leave the next afternoon, so there was no way to go back. I did not think I would have to open the dessert boxes to ensure the staff got the order correct. HIGHLY disappointed with that part of our experience. Everything else was great, but not the way we wanted it to end.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Bisque is fantastic, but wait until you sink yout teeth into the Lamb Chops. They are phenomenal, especially when cooked rare! Great service, great atmosphere, and great food is a guarantee. Truly appreciate how they offered a 50% discount to us Veterans for Veteran's Day. Thanks Texas de Brazil...for everything!

KB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so awesome and worth every cent. Pace yourself or you will be full in 10 minutes,

O
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Try the Cream of Jalapeno soup!! They only have it in weekdays for lunch....Yum!

CJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate with a group and enjoy a long lingering dinner.

RH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Great for big time meat lovers. Very limited and poor value for others. That's fine but it makes for expensive salads when catering for the whole family. Go understanding this and you won't be disappointed

MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food is always delicious and wait staff is very attentive. If you are waiting for a particular cut of meat they are quick to send it to your table. Always enjoy coming here and leaving stuffed.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, clean restaurant, delicious food and the wait between services is minimal. Highly recommended

OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food and the service I would definitely come again.

DS
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

All the food tasted the same. Poor explanation of what to expect(our first time) we were not told that every beverage you order you have to pay for usually drinks are unlimited refills on cokes etc. our waitress didn’t speak English well and accent was heavy and it was too noisy to understand everything. No menu except if you wanted beer/wine. The gauchos were annoyed with us because we kept asking what the meat was because we couldn’t hear them either so at one point they said very plain and loud for us to hear “would you like to have the meat menu? “ as if they got tired of us asking! Most likely will not go back and spend $130 bucks on a meal! Totally not worth that price at all! Save your money and go up the street to Freddie’s... chances are you will have a better meal for 100 bucks cheaper!

MS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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G
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good as always

DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We won't be going back to Texas de Brazil. The hostesses were snooty. We waited almost 15 minutes for the waiter to come by. With the exception of their "special" top sirloin, all the other cuts of beef were very tough & chewy. Their filet mignon was so full of gristle that it was hard to cut with a steak knife. I had to remove a bite from my mouth as I couldn't macerate it by chewing. Our bill worked out to be $64 per person with no alcohol or dessert. Okay, in all fairness, absent the beef, the other meats were good and the atmosphere was very nice & upscale. The salad and soup bar are exceptional. And although we didn't order wine, they have an excellent selection of wines. We really came in for the beef, which was a huge disappointment. So add a star to the above if you are more of a fan of chicken, lamb pork, or sausage.

CW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

First time eating here, chose this for my husband’s birthday dinner because he always saw ads in magazines. The food was good, but in my opinion could use more items on salad bar.

KG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

There were 6 of us on Friday evening at about 7:30 celebrating my son’s birthday. This was not our first time. The atmosphere is perfect, and the self service food bar is amazing. The problem was with service outside of that. We were bombarded with meats when we got there, then the service stopped. We were not finished eating, asked for specific meats, and got them about 30 min later. For the price, I would expect better service.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday well visiting Washington DC. The service was excellent. The food is always fantastic. The portions never fail to impress. The salad bar is my favorite. All in all a good time. A little expensive but a good time.

RH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Waiters are friendly. A great variety of items on the Buffett.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We felt like a forgotten table for the gauchos. We grab what we could. I don’t get when the server ask you for your choice of dones of the meat. I prefer medium, medium rare, but if they give you rare or well done most of the time.
Still better then fogo de chao Tyson. For sure.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff - food is always good and fresh. Love it!

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and the food was spectacular. Meats were very delicious and the specialty picanha was by far our favorite. Service just seemed a little slow when it came to dessert side but overall we a wonderful time.

BM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Texas de Brazil was an excellent choice for a guys night out. All four of us enjoyed plate after plate of amazingly tender and flavorful cuts of meat and the salad bar selections were high-quality and provided a great variety to go with the main event. The filet mignon wrapped in bacon, the picanha, and the sausages were the favorite meat choices at the table (we didn't bother wasting room with trying the chicken, although it did look good when it went by). The BBQ ribs were just OK and you'd be better off getting those at a true BBQ place, rather than here.

The location itself was nice and the ambiance was appropriate for an evening out with the guys or a business dinner or a date night (if both partners really like eating lots of meat).

The only thing keeping this from being a 5-star review was the over-"attentiveness" of the server. It bordered on being pushy and distracting. Without any exaggeration I must have declined a 2nd cocktail at least 15 times. I know they make money off of the drinks, but they needed to get the hint that I didn't want any more booze and I felt like they were pressuring us to order more. At the end of the meal, they brought by comment cards and then waited right by the table for us to fill them out, reading them as they were collected. It made it uncomfortable to give honest feedback and again just seemed like we were being pressured. It wasn't like there weren't any empty tables and they needed to seat someone else, but a little bit of privacy would have been nice. They were good about bringing the meats by frequently and asking if there were specific varieties that we wanted, so I'll give them credit there.

I'll definitely go back, but I'll be prepared to tell the server that I only have one drink at a meal so that they don't needle me endlessly while I'm trying to eat my weight in steak.

TC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We did not start our dinner until 7:30 pm. The servers are very anxious for us to eat more as they asked very often what we wanted to eat. I felt like being rush to finish and could not carry a conversation with my family while we were enjoying our dinner. Maybe it is good intent to serve, but can’t eat fast when one getting older!

SP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, nice environment, all servers are polite

t
Tulsa
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Au gratin potatoes were cold, lamb chops were tough. Server was ok till she got another table then we never saw her. She dropped off the check and then took 10 minutes to come get it to process it.

CS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a great option for people who are on a Keto eating plan. It was my husband's birthday and this was his choice for his birthday meal. We came on a Tuesday evening and it was fairly quiet. The food was very good and the service was excellent. We would consider eating here again and we would recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,fast service,good drinks,salad bar was wonderful,especially the shrimp and potato salad,love the lamb as well,a little pricey lol

GS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Great fun. Service was outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and excellent meat and said bar.. I almost always skip the salad, but too many good options.. we were asked several times if we wanted any specific meats to come and they always delivered

SM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Have been a long time customer of this chain. This visit was less than stellar. Our party of 4 arrived at 6:15 and promptly seated. Server was immediately working with us and the noise level moderate. As restaurant got more busy, Noise was to a level that dinner conversation was impossible. Our server was fantastic however, the meat did not come around as often as usual and we went without for to long of a period. We were asked several time what we would like to have come around but it just did not happen. I believe that kitchen just could not keep up.

OT
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food service is good, though we did have to request some meats occasionally. However whenever we did the requested meats came out almost immediately.

N
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time to a Brazilian grill. It was the greatest experience I've ever had a restaurant. Everything was outstanding, from the service to the incredible food.

B
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fabulous, and knowledgeable, helpful and a great attitude... Thanks for our experience you put the cherry on top of my Birthday.

O
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our go-to place for dates and celebrations. We love coming here and this is the best Texas de Brazil in this region.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The selection of meats were not a lot compared to our previous experience. One was so tough and chewy (the picante) that all 4 of us had to spit it out and leave it on the plate. The servers keep coming around with the same selection that I had to ask if there was any lamb. The appetizer buffet was still good however.

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