Ipanema Brazilian Grill

★★★★☆
Offering a unique, authentic Brazilian dining experience in Seattle, the Rodizio.
  • 1225 1st Ave

    Seattle, WA 98101

    Cross street: Seneca Street

    Map & Directions
  • 206-957-8444

About Ipanema Brazilian Grill

Hours
Mon-Thu 11:00am-2pm, 5pm-10pm Fri 11:00am-2pm, 5pm-10:30pm Sat 11:00am-3pm, 5pm-10:30pm Sun Noon-3pm, 5pm-10pm Happy Hours 3-6pm Mon-Sat

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The food was good.

The Service was terrible! Our waitress came back to visit once. Thats it.
She was rude. I do not think we will be back any time soon.
If she was expecting a tip then the least she could have done was refill my

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★★★★★

The food was good.

The Service was terrible! Our waitress came back to visit once. Thats it.
She was rude. I do not think we will be back any time soon.
If she was expecting a tip then the least she could have done was refill my

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As a lifelong carnivore, Brazilian steakhouses are some of my favorite places to indulge. By far my favorite is Texas de Brazil, which I try to eat at every time I am in Ft. Worth.
Seattle has Ipanema, with unfortanately pales in

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★★★★★

As a lifelong carnivore, Brazilian steakhouses are some of my favorite places to indulge. By far my favorite is Texas de Brazil, which I try to eat at every time I am in Ft. Worth.
Seattle has Ipanema, with unfortanately pales in

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Whenever I travel, I love to eat at Brazillian Style Steakhouses. Many have includued Fogo de Chao, Pampas both in Culver City & las Vegas, Fogo De Brasa, and a few others. This was by far the worst.
The Service was terrible. Slow to fill drinks, Salad Bar was so so, there was at least a 20 minute lull, were they didn't even come by the table with anything.
The Meat that they did bring had too much salt & pepper. They tried to bring Bison & Boor but those failed too impress. Never going back for sure.

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★☆☆☆☆

Whenever I travel, I love to eat at Brazillian Style Steakhouses. Many have includued Fogo de Chao, Pampas both in Culver City & las Vegas, Fogo De Brasa, and a few others. This was by far the worst.
The Service was terrible. Slow to fill drinks, Salad Bar was so so, there was at least a 20 minute lull, were they didn't even come by the table with anything.
The Meat that they did bring had too much salt & pepper. They tried to bring Bison & Boor but those failed too impress. Never going back for sure.

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We have been there three to four times and the experience have been positive except for today, It's a good place for meat eater and expect a big variety of meats. But today they kept coming back with top sirloin steak, pepper steak, and pork sausage most of the time. The six of us stopped eating quickly because were fed up with the same meat over and over.

The biggest surprise came when we picked up our car at the recommended parking garage ("Ipanema offers a partial 10% parking validation at the Harbor Steps Parking Garage".. With the 10% off advertising on their web site, we paid close to $21 for less than three ours.

We called the restaurant and complained about it. I was first told that nobody could address my concern. When I asked for the manager I was told that the manager was not available. I dropped the call and called again and insisted talking to the manager and he finally picked up the call. He kept declaring that the restaurant had nothing to do with the parking garage and could not control the garage either. I reminded that this is the recommended parking from their own web site and he should not have declared this. After a long discussion he reluctantly agreed that they should do something about their web site. We will see, Through out the whole conversation I could not detect any sincereness.

I would have given them better rating if not for the inconsistency of food and the surprise. AFter all we are there for the food AND how we are treated right?

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★★☆☆☆

We have been there three to four times and the experience have been positive except for today, It's a good place for meat eater and expect a big variety of meats. But today they kept coming back with top sirloin steak, pepper steak, and pork sausage most of the time. The six of us stopped eating quickly because were fed up with the same meat over and over.

The biggest surprise came when we picked up our car at the recommended parking garage ("Ipanema offers a partial 10% parking validation at the Harbor Steps Parking Garage".. With the 10% off advertising on their web site, we paid close to $21 for less than three ours.

We called the restaurant and complained about it. I was first told that nobody could address my concern. When I asked for the manager I was told that the manager was not available. I dropped the call and called again and insisted talking to the manager and he finally picked up the call. He kept declaring that the restaurant had nothing to do with the parking garage and could not control the garage either. I reminded that this is the recommended parking from their own web site and he should not have declared this. After a long discussion he reluctantly agreed that they should do something about their web site. We will see, Through out the whole conversation I could not detect any sincereness.

I would have given them better rating if not for the inconsistency of food and the surprise. AFter all we are there for the food AND how we are treated right?

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I had some friends from out of town visiting from the mid west so I wanted to tak them somewhere fun and different. I am so glad I did! We had such an experience and they can't stop thanking me for taking them there. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was really fun and upbeat and the service was fantastic. This is my new go to place to take guests in Seattle!

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★★★★★

I had some friends from out of town visiting from the mid west so I wanted to tak them somewhere fun and different. I am so glad I did! We had such an experience and they can't stop thanking me for taking them there. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was really fun and upbeat and the service was fantastic. This is my new go to place to take guests in Seattle!

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Came here with a large group of friends for a birthday party and had lots of fun. The food and drinks were great the service and attentiveness was really good. Had a BLAST!!!!!!

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★★★★☆

Came here with a large group of friends for a birthday party and had lots of fun. The food and drinks were great the service and attentiveness was really good. Had a BLAST!!!!!!

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I just took my wife to Ipanema for our Anniversary and had a great experience. The manager was very personable and friendly. The food was great as always. We went at 5:30 and it wasn't crowded at all. I would go again.

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★★★★★

I just took my wife to Ipanema for our Anniversary and had a great experience. The manager was very personable and friendly. The food was great as always. We went at 5:30 and it wasn't crowded at all. I would go again.

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We always go with a large party and it works great with the type of service and large buffet. No coordination of serving, eat when you are hungry, works great.
Attitudes not always great from the servers but I've found that to be pretty universal at currasco places.
Meat selection is excellent and very well grilled. Don't ask for sauce. They will frown.

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★★★☆☆

We always go with a large party and it works great with the type of service and large buffet. No coordination of serving, eat when you are hungry, works great.
Attitudes not always great from the servers but I've found that to be pretty universal at currasco places.
Meat selection is excellent and very well grilled. Don't ask for sauce. They will frown.

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We went here with a group of 8 for a birthday party. It was doomed from the start, as one of the group was a vegetarian, and she was sour because she was not allowed to NOT order the Rodizio dinner. Like, they wouldn't let her sit there and order a salad even when she explained she was a vegetarian. So, that kind of put a damper on things. I guess I understand their policy, and yet, surely we're not the first group in the Seattle metro area to be traveling around with a vegetarian.
So, then, it was mid-week, and the meat wasn't moving around fast enough to really satisfy our hunger, and so on and so forth. You know, once you start a group of women off on the wrong foot, its kind of hard to impress. I just think its a bad policy to force someone to sit there and pay $40 and not be able to eat anything that you're serving. At the very least, you'd think they'd have offered to fix her something in the back besides the basic cold table offerings.

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★★☆☆☆

We went here with a group of 8 for a birthday party. It was doomed from the start, as one of the group was a vegetarian, and she was sour because she was not allowed to NOT order the Rodizio dinner. Like, they wouldn't let her sit there and order a salad even when she explained she was a vegetarian. So, that kind of put a damper on things. I guess I understand their policy, and yet, surely we're not the first group in the Seattle metro area to be traveling around with a vegetarian.
So, then, it was mid-week, and the meat wasn't moving around fast enough to really satisfy our hunger, and so on and so forth. You know, once you start a group of women off on the wrong foot, its kind of hard to impress. I just think its a bad policy to force someone to sit there and pay $40 and not be able to eat anything that you're serving. At the very least, you'd think they'd have offered to fix her something in the back besides the basic cold table offerings.

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From the first moment we walked in the door, the two hostess were not the friendlist of hostesses...which is quite surprising because the hostess is usually the most courteous people. We waited for an hour for a table of 5 even though we asked them to be seated and there was an open. Then, the waitress came around, for the two hours we were there, for about 3 times for our drinks, bills, etc. The lamb and shrimp were not coming around as many times as the rest of the steak. We were a table of 5 and they stuck the 18% gratuity. When asked, the waitress indicated she had no ability to change and had to ask the manager. I don't see why she couldn't validate the bill before she puts it down and then when she returned w/ the fixed bill, she told us next year, there is a required gratuity for all parties. We are not worried since we will NOT be back. 40 bucks is not worth the obnoxious attitude that this whole restaurant have (from hostess, waitress and mgmt).

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★☆☆☆☆

From the first moment we walked in the door, the two hostess were not the friendlist of hostesses...which is quite surprising because the hostess is usually the most courteous people. We waited for an hour for a table of 5 even though we asked them to be seated and there was an open. Then, the waitress came around, for the two hours we were there, for about 3 times for our drinks, bills, etc. The lamb and shrimp were not coming around as many times as the rest of the steak. We were a table of 5 and they stuck the 18% gratuity. When asked, the waitress indicated she had no ability to change and had to ask the manager. I don't see why she couldn't validate the bill before she puts it down and then when she returned w/ the fixed bill, she told us next year, there is a required gratuity for all parties. We are not worried since we will NOT be back. 40 bucks is not worth the obnoxious attitude that this whole restaurant have (from hostess, waitress and mgmt).

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We showed up to a party of 15 and instantly got attitude. Bad weather kept all our people from getting there right on time and we were refused seating although there were 6-8 of us waiting at the bar. But we did get a disclaimer-style lecture about food service seating policies from some bleach blonde host with a very self righteous attitude while the bunch of us didn't get offered any drinks by the bartenders.

I've personally been here before for lunch and when my best friend asked me for suggestions on her birthday dinner, this naturally came up. The meat is very good, the buffet is at least palatable, though pretty generic. But the continuing poor service was inexcusable. It took a very long time for our waittress to get drinks and she disappeared for the first hour of the meal so buffet plates were stacking up pretty high and glasses were empty.

At one point a meat-bringer asked if "she was finished" about a male friend (who sports a goatee and is clearly masculine) who had gone to the bathroom, and when corrected the employee scoffed and repeated with a smirk that he'd thought he was a girl.

At the end of the meal we were brought the wrong ticket. It took a minute to realize that a bill for 6 people had been brought for out party of 15. We are honest people and let them know it was the wrong bill, but that poor waittess would have had to pay a lot out of pocket at till balancing time, like $600.00. Mistakes are always made, we weren't upset about this, but it all just kept adding up.

I had brought my bff a gift, wrapped in a bag with a card and a gift card inside, which unfortunately she left under her chair. When she called the next morning she had trouble communicating with a Brazilian employee with an excruciatingly difficult accent, but after a very long conversation gathered that the gift was there and the woman remembered it being turned in the night before to the podium by a bus boy, and named off the items- card, gift card and gift. My bff then went to pick up the items only to find that the card and gift card were no longer there.

The woman from the phone conversation turned the matter over to that same bleach blonde attitude guy from the night before. He refused to even admit that parts of the gift weren't there, even though his employee had named the items on her own and said she remembered them. He was extremely argumentative and seemed to be taking the matter personally , as if it was a personal accusation. Basically after a long altercation he was still refusing even a simple apology for the thievery committed by one of his employees and she left in tears. The only thing she got from this "professional" was his email and the promise to forward it uncensored to the restaurants owner, which he seemed reluctant to do.

This matter has been completely mishandled. A simple apology was all that was needed. I believe this manager needs a new job, NOT in customer service. We still haven't heard back from him, but really there is nothing they can do, since like I said, all she wanted was acknowledgment and apology. The service was mediocre by everyone except the bus boy who kept our water glasses full and had delivered the lost gift, intact, to the management.

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★★☆☆☆

We showed up to a party of 15 and instantly got attitude. Bad weather kept all our people from getting there right on time and we were refused seating although there were 6-8 of us waiting at the bar. But we did get a disclaimer-style lecture about food service seating policies from some bleach blonde host with a very self righteous attitude while the bunch of us didn't get offered any drinks by the bartenders.

I've personally been here before for lunch and when my best friend asked me for suggestions on her birthday dinner, this naturally came up. The meat is very good, the buffet is at least palatable, though pretty generic. But the continuing poor service was inexcusable. It took a very long time for our waittress to get drinks and she disappeared for the first hour of the meal so buffet plates were stacking up pretty high and glasses were empty.

At one point a meat-bringer asked if "she was finished" about a male friend (who sports a goatee and is clearly masculine) who had gone to the bathroom, and when corrected the employee scoffed and repeated with a smirk that he'd thought he was a girl.

At the end of the meal we were brought the wrong ticket. It took a minute to realize that a bill for 6 people had been brought for out party of 15. We are honest people and let them know it was the wrong bill, but that poor waittess would have had to pay a lot out of pocket at till balancing time, like $600.00. Mistakes are always made, we weren't upset about this, but it all just kept adding up.

I had brought my bff a gift, wrapped in a bag with a card and a gift card inside, which unfortunately she left under her chair. When she called the next morning she had trouble communicating with a Brazilian employee with an excruciatingly difficult accent, but after a very long conversation gathered that the gift was there and the woman remembered it being turned in the night before to the podium by a bus boy, and named off the items- card, gift card and gift. My bff then went to pick up the items only to find that the card and gift card were no longer there.

The woman from the phone conversation turned the matter over to that same bleach blonde attitude guy from the night before. He refused to even admit that parts of the gift weren't there, even though his employee had named the items on her own and said she remembered them. He was extremely argumentative and seemed to be taking the matter personally , as if it was a personal accusation. Basically after a long altercation he was still refusing even a simple apology for the thievery committed by one of his employees and she left in tears. The only thing she got from this "professional" was his email and the promise to forward it uncensored to the restaurants owner, which he seemed reluctant to do.

This matter has been completely mishandled. A simple apology was all that was needed. I believe this manager needs a new job, NOT in customer service. We still haven't heard back from him, but really there is nothing they can do, since like I said, all she wanted was acknowledgment and apology. The service was mediocre by everyone except the bus boy who kept our water glasses full and had delivered the lost gift, intact, to the management.

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We 'dropped' in at 630pm on a Sat evening. THEY WERE booked through 830pm but put us on the list to call in case of a cancellation. We enjoyed our time in Seattle and got a call at 730pm. It was two adults and two children. We were VERY VERY well taken care of. First, with the drinks and desert waitress explaining to us 'how it works' to the waiters that were on our table as soon as the 'sign to serve' was on green! Water alWAYS full, and food was coming for as long as you can stand eating it! The kids were amazed. Everything from the meat, to the salads to the deserts and specialty drinks was AWESOME!! To experience this place to it's full potential, PLAN ON STAYING A WHILE!! It's all you can eat folks, AND SO DARN WORTH IT!!!!!!
To have a 'bad experience' here, YOU have to go in with a seriously negative attitude. They were bending over back wards to make sure we had a fantastic experience!! Will go back when ever we can!
If you are looking for a fun place to truly enjoy food, THIS IS IT!

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★★★★★

We 'dropped' in at 630pm on a Sat evening. THEY WERE booked through 830pm but put us on the list to call in case of a cancellation. We enjoyed our time in Seattle and got a call at 730pm. It was two adults and two children. We were VERY VERY well taken care of. First, with the drinks and desert waitress explaining to us 'how it works' to the waiters that were on our table as soon as the 'sign to serve' was on green! Water alWAYS full, and food was coming for as long as you can stand eating it! The kids were amazed. Everything from the meat, to the salads to the deserts and specialty drinks was AWESOME!! To experience this place to it's full potential, PLAN ON STAYING A WHILE!! It's all you can eat folks, AND SO DARN WORTH IT!!!!!!
To have a 'bad experience' here, YOU have to go in with a seriously negative attitude. They were bending over back wards to make sure we had a fantastic experience!! Will go back when ever we can!
If you are looking for a fun place to truly enjoy food, THIS IS IT!

Pros: Great service, fantastic food, NICE NICE NICE servers!

Cons: Plan at least two hours to do this right! ;-)

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great place! we go akmost on a weekly basis and love it every time. thank you MARIANA for a good time every time. and thank you sandra for the great bananas!
see you next time,

jesse +itai and the rest of the gang, israel

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★★★★★

great place! we go akmost on a weekly basis and love it every time. thank you MARIANA for a good time every time. and thank you sandra for the great bananas!
see you next time,

jesse +itai and the rest of the gang, israel

Pros: great food, nice atmosphere, good people!

Cons: low on fried bananas sometimes... (:

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The place, atmosphere and food were ok . However, the service is by far the worst that I have ever experienced. I went there with my gf and we had been ignored couple times on purpose. The waiter brought the food to the table in front of us, skipped us, and brought it to the one behind us, and went back to the bar. We had eye contact and I am sure he knew I wanted the food. There's some food that I wanted to try and never had a chance, water never got refilled...I don't know if that's some discriminations there but nevermind cause I know I won't go there again anymore.

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★☆☆☆☆

The place, atmosphere and food were ok . However, the service is by far the worst that I have ever experienced. I went there with my gf and we had been ignored couple times on purpose. The waiter brought the food to the table in front of us, skipped us, and brought it to the one behind us, and went back to the bar. We had eye contact and I am sure he knew I wanted the food. There's some food that I wanted to try and never had a chance, water never got refilled...I don't know if that's some discriminations there but nevermind cause I know I won't go there again anymore.

Pros: food, place

Cons: service

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Delicious and fun -- try the drink of Brazil, the caiprinha, with your meal. A very long salad and vegetable bar starts out the meal. Then, throughout the meal, waiters bring long skewers of the exotically braised meat, chicken, pork, lamb and shrimp. They just keep coming and coming around until you tell them to stop. A kind of a gimmick, but amusing and delicious.

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★★★★☆

Delicious and fun -- try the drink of Brazil, the caiprinha, with your meal. A very long salad and vegetable bar starts out the meal. Then, throughout the meal, waiters bring long skewers of the exotically braised meat, chicken, pork, lamb and shrimp. They just keep coming and coming around until you tell them to stop. A kind of a gimmick, but amusing and delicious.

Pros: unique way to eat that is interactive and high protein!

Cons: can be busy -- a bit of a wait

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This is a great place for a night out, or to treat out of town guests visiting seattle. Its brazilian grill which means they bring you unlimited amounts of meat on a stick until you turn your card over indicating you can not possibly eat another bite. At lunch they have 9 different types and at dinner 19. Lunch is a much better deal if you are on a limited budget, but if you are like the people I dine with you will have to go back at some point to try the remaining 11 kinds. For the all you can eat price you also get all you can eat salad bar which often includes some warm sides as well. They also bring you the most delicious fried bananas at some point in the meal but unfortunately they will only bring this to you one time. If you work downtown or have the day off go for the weekday lunch for only 17$, but prepared to be stuffed and unable to return to work without a nap.

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★★★★☆

This is a great place for a night out, or to treat out of town guests visiting seattle. Its brazilian grill which means they bring you unlimited amounts of meat on a stick until you turn your card over indicating you can not possibly eat another bite. At lunch they have 9 different types and at dinner 19. Lunch is a much better deal if you are on a limited budget, but if you are like the people I dine with you will have to go back at some point to try the remaining 11 kinds. For the all you can eat price you also get all you can eat salad bar which often includes some warm sides as well. They also bring you the most delicious fried bananas at some point in the meal but unfortunately they will only bring this to you one time. If you work downtown or have the day off go for the weekday lunch for only 17$, but prepared to be stuffed and unable to return to work without a nap.

Pros: Lots of vareity, good for a night out, great salad bar

Cons: expensive.

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Six of us went there for dinner,the place is vibrant,fun and extremely friendly,while we din't know what to expect our waitress guide us to the whole experience and it was awsome!! the 'mesa do frios" is superb with salads that I never seen in other places,the pasadores brougth all kinds of meats including bufalo,wild board,tenderloin etc etc over and over again tender,juicy and delicious..the wonderful brazilian music added to our experience..A great restaurant second to none!1 we'll be back soon for more...

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★★★★★

Six of us went there for dinner,the place is vibrant,fun and extremely friendly,while we din't know what to expect our waitress guide us to the whole experience and it was awsome!! the 'mesa do frios" is superb with salads that I never seen in other places,the pasadores brougth all kinds of meats including bufalo,wild board,tenderloin etc etc over and over again tender,juicy and delicious..the wonderful brazilian music added to our experience..A great restaurant second to none!1 we'll be back soon for more...

Pros: food,ambiance,service

Cons: no parking on site

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Why do we go out to eat? For great food, and this was great food and tons of it. Four of us went out last Saturday night for a birthday celebration. Two of our party ate the meat and two had the cold bar option. I was very impressed with the cold bar and next time I go I will try more items from the cold bar and cut back on the NEVER ENDING supply of perfectly cooked meats.
Also the grilled pineapple is out of this world.

I'm sorry other reviewers did not have a fantastic dinning experience, but we sure did.

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★★★★★

Why do we go out to eat? For great food, and this was great food and tons of it. Four of us went out last Saturday night for a birthday celebration. Two of our party ate the meat and two had the cold bar option. I was very impressed with the cold bar and next time I go I will try more items from the cold bar and cut back on the NEVER ENDING supply of perfectly cooked meats.
Also the grilled pineapple is out of this world.

I'm sorry other reviewers did not have a fantastic dinning experience, but we sure did.

Pros: Awsome food

Cons: Not a big enough stomach, will have to go back again !!!

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I'm quite sure people have their reasons for negative comments. As for us (family of 4), we enjoyed the Rodizio dinner very much. Perhaps the key is to make reservation, start early and request how well/raw you want your meat to be cooked. We went there at 5pm and everything was perfect since we're the first few parties. The service was quick and friendly. The presentation of the food was excellent and everything was abundant. Within the first 30 minutes, we have already sampled all varities of meat plus pineapple (you have to try it). I'd recommend this place if you like meat. Even if you're vegetarian, they have plenty of non-meat dishes to keep you entertained. It's true that towards the end of the night, some of the dishes were not being replenish but we were able to request the waitress to bring us what we want. Overall, we're very happy with the value, food and overall experience.

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★★★★☆

I'm quite sure people have their reasons for negative comments. As for us (family of 4), we enjoyed the Rodizio dinner very much. Perhaps the key is to make reservation, start early and request how well/raw you want your meat to be cooked. We went there at 5pm and everything was perfect since we're the first few parties. The service was quick and friendly. The presentation of the food was excellent and everything was abundant. Within the first 30 minutes, we have already sampled all varities of meat plus pineapple (you have to try it). I'd recommend this place if you like meat. Even if you're vegetarian, they have plenty of non-meat dishes to keep you entertained. It's true that towards the end of the night, some of the dishes were not being replenish but we were able to request the waitress to bring us what we want. Overall, we're very happy with the value, food and overall experience.

Pros: Variety of meat, vegetable, pasta, potato, fruits etc

Cons: A little messy towards the end of the night

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this restaurant is best for cowboys, their grilled foods are tasty and very astonishing... better taste it while you still can guys

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★★★☆☆

this restaurant is best for cowboys, their grilled foods are tasty and very astonishing... better taste it while you still can guys

Pros: best in town

Cons: what?

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We waited forever at the bar for a table, then asked if we could be seated in the lounge instead. Our server was also one of the bartenders and knew we had been waiting a very long time, so he went above and beyond to accomodate us. He bought us a round of drinks and was very attentive and friendly, which helped to make up for the infrequent meat service. Some cuts were very greasy and fatty, which offset the others that were dry and flavorless. We repeatedly asked our server for specific cuts which were then delivered as we'd asked, (more shrimp, peppersteak, pineapple especially) but it looked to us like the dining room was first in line for meat, the lounge getting what was left over. Oh well. On a positive note, we ordered a bottle of wine, and our server recommended another bottle instead which was a few dollars less than the one we'd ordered, and it was spectacular. These days, every buck counts.

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★★★★☆

We waited forever at the bar for a table, then asked if we could be seated in the lounge instead. Our server was also one of the bartenders and knew we had been waiting a very long time, so he went above and beyond to accomodate us. He bought us a round of drinks and was very attentive and friendly, which helped to make up for the infrequent meat service. Some cuts were very greasy and fatty, which offset the others that were dry and flavorless. We repeatedly asked our server for specific cuts which were then delivered as we'd asked, (more shrimp, peppersteak, pineapple especially) but it looked to us like the dining room was first in line for meat, the lounge getting what was left over. Oh well. On a positive note, we ordered a bottle of wine, and our server recommended another bottle instead which was a few dollars less than the one we'd ordered, and it was spectacular. These days, every buck counts.

Pros: service

Cons: meat

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Let me start off by saying that I have never felt the need to review a restaurant online before tonight's dinner. Never have I felt like it was my duty as a human to use the power of the internet to warn others of an unknown danger. But then again, never before had I eaten an "Ipanema Brazilian Grill". The general atmosphere was nice; a typical churrascaria atmosphere with more colors. The drink cups were plastic, in fact in looks like they raided the cupboards at Denny's in general. Needless to say I didn't get a water re-fill ALL night. When I finished my first Guarana (Brazilian soft drink), they poured my second once over the melted ice from 20 minutes earlier. The first couple cuts of beef I had were well-done, without even an option for medium rare. I thought at first I would have to leave the CHURRASCARIA hungry. Finally came the Picanha, (which they erroneously called "top sirloin"). These cuts varied from very good, to too rare and chewy. Besides the Picanha, other meats that stood out were the Buffalo and Wild Boar, not typical at a rodizio style restaurant. So besides the service being very slow, the meat being either too rare or too well done, the other main area of criticism came from the side dishes. Usually you would expect a medley of cheese bread, potatoes, and fried banana. Instead, the sides were FRENCH FRIES (really?!?!?) and the saddest (breaded!) and fried banana I've ever seen. No body wants their bananas fried in the same oil that french fries are fried in. As a result, the couple bites I took of the banana literally tasted more like ONION RINGS than bananas. Bottom line, if you are in Seattle and absolutely NEED to eat a whole bunch of picanha, skip out on Ipanema.

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★☆☆☆☆

Let me start off by saying that I have never felt the need to review a restaurant online before tonight's dinner. Never have I felt like it was my duty as a human to use the power of the internet to warn others of an unknown danger. But then again, never before had I eaten an "Ipanema Brazilian Grill". The general atmosphere was nice; a typical churrascaria atmosphere with more colors. The drink cups were plastic, in fact in looks like they raided the cupboards at Denny's in general. Needless to say I didn't get a water re-fill ALL night. When I finished my first Guarana (Brazilian soft drink), they poured my second once over the melted ice from 20 minutes earlier. The first couple cuts of beef I had were well-done, without even an option for medium rare. I thought at first I would have to leave the CHURRASCARIA hungry. Finally came the Picanha, (which they erroneously called "top sirloin"). These cuts varied from very good, to too rare and chewy. Besides the Picanha, other meats that stood out were the Buffalo and Wild Boar, not typical at a rodizio style restaurant. So besides the service being very slow, the meat being either too rare or too well done, the other main area of criticism came from the side dishes. Usually you would expect a medley of cheese bread, potatoes, and fried banana. Instead, the sides were FRENCH FRIES (really?!?!?) and the saddest (breaded!) and fried banana I've ever seen. No body wants their bananas fried in the same oil that french fries are fried in. As a result, the couple bites I took of the banana literally tasted more like ONION RINGS than bananas. Bottom line, if you are in Seattle and absolutely NEED to eat a whole bunch of picanha, skip out on Ipanema.

Pros: Good atmosphere

Cons: Bad food, service, and vibes

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this is a great place to eat if you love meat! we have been twice now and we definately get our moneys worth. it seems like we got to eat at least 8-10 different kinds of meat while we were there. they also serve fried bananas and cinnamon sugar pineapple that is amazing. you should definatle take advantage of the lunch special. you only pay $17 for the meat and unlimited salad bar until 3pm. we love it and will definately be going back.

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★★★★★

this is a great place to eat if you love meat! we have been twice now and we definately get our moneys worth. it seems like we got to eat at least 8-10 different kinds of meat while we were there. they also serve fried bananas and cinnamon sugar pineapple that is amazing. you should definatle take advantage of the lunch special. you only pay $17 for the meat and unlimited salad bar until 3pm. we love it and will definately be going back.

Pros: you get to try lots of different meats so it is great if you are indecisive

Cons: parking can be difficult, it's seattle

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For us, it's a very-special-occasion-only outing.
I think the rodizio should be $25 not $40 and the buffet price somewhat less, also.

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★★★★☆

For us, it's a very-special-occasion-only outing.
I think the rodizio should be $25 not $40 and the buffet price somewhat less, also.

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This is the very best food experience of my life. You can go anywhere to get good food but NOT the experience you will enjoy at Impanema

Besides great food, they have added FUN to the menu at no charge. When you walk in the door you think. WOW!! You ain't seen nothing yet. This place rocks your senses. If you do not have fun and enjoy the experience here, look in a mirror, there is your problem.

Of 66 reviews, 32 were 5 star, 6 were 4 star and the rest don't count (in my opinion).

THIS PLACE IS A MUST !!!! If you get lucky you will get Noah as your server!

Gary

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★★★★★

This is the very best food experience of my life. You can go anywhere to get good food but NOT the experience you will enjoy at Impanema

Besides great food, they have added FUN to the menu at no charge. When you walk in the door you think. WOW!! You ain't seen nothing yet. This place rocks your senses. If you do not have fun and enjoy the experience here, look in a mirror, there is your problem.

Of 66 reviews, 32 were 5 star, 6 were 4 star and the rest don't count (in my opinion).

THIS PLACE IS A MUST !!!! If you get lucky you will get Noah as your server!

Gary

Pros: It's all good!!!

Cons: None

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I am surprised, I thought it would be the only claim to this restaurant, for being the only one that serves barbecue that I have a lot of people understand that the beef and barbecue.

Have you lived in Brazil, I am married to a Brazilian, know well the barbecue! sorry but the meat does not look like or with a little barbecue in Brazil,
Have you lived in other states where there are great Brazilian Barbecue where they intend to work even barbecue.

I decepcionei yesterday 11/20/08, I was lunch with my wife does not like the food, by the way do not have anything to Brazil, very bad, the meat then, I agree with our friend who wrote down, dried meat, nobody can talk and that the family barbecue, seasoning horrible, and care should improve a bit too.

I only guide for those who will eat the meal as the food is not good it is worth paying 40.00 per person for dinner.

I believe that such criticism can be constructive, because the restaurant is not good, ta exchange manager at the time of the official or improve, the good would seek a Brazilian who knows the preparation of barbecue cooking and thus could prepare a good roast beef avoiding that the movement no worse every day.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am surprised, I thought it would be the only claim to this restaurant, for being the only one that serves barbecue that I have a lot of people understand that the beef and barbecue.

Have you lived in Brazil, I am married to a Brazilian, know well the barbecue! sorry but the meat does not look like or with a little barbecue in Brazil,
Have you lived in other states where there are great Brazilian Barbecue where they intend to work even barbecue.

I decepcionei yesterday 11/20/08, I was lunch with my wife does not like the food, by the way do not have anything to Brazil, very bad, the meat then, I agree with our friend who wrote down, dried meat, nobody can talk and that the family barbecue, seasoning horrible, and care should improve a bit too.

I only guide for those who will eat the meal as the food is not good it is worth paying 40.00 per person for dinner.

I believe that such criticism can be constructive, because the restaurant is not good, ta exchange manager at the time of the official or improve, the good would seek a Brazilian who knows the preparation of barbecue cooking and thus could prepare a good roast beef avoiding that the movement no worse every day.

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Not Recommended - Bad barbecue - Bad Service -

There is only one restaurant with Brazilian barbecue in Seattle, and they still manage to make a mess of meat.

I went to dinner on Monday 17/11/08, the meat was horrible, dry, without any seasoning, they should have used the meat rest of Sunday.

Customer horrible, because when I went to claim the manager told me.... eat Mac Donald's.

People who delivers the meat very bad manners, get out with all the dirty laundry of both splashing fat.

Do not get it because I had a meal so bad, because I have friends who frequent the restaurant at lunch is already about two months and said that the meat and the service very good

If the lunch and that cost around 18.00 and and say well, what about dinner that costs 40.00 and become a mess.

So I would like to know why my experience was so bad, after paying 40.00

I am disappointed, at dinner I did not come back, I try to go for lunch with my friends tell whether the meat and the care and even better.

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★☆☆☆☆

Not Recommended - Bad barbecue - Bad Service -

There is only one restaurant with Brazilian barbecue in Seattle, and they still manage to make a mess of meat.

I went to dinner on Monday 17/11/08, the meat was horrible, dry, without any seasoning, they should have used the meat rest of Sunday.

Customer horrible, because when I went to claim the manager told me.... eat Mac Donald's.

People who delivers the meat very bad manners, get out with all the dirty laundry of both splashing fat.

Do not get it because I had a meal so bad, because I have friends who frequent the restaurant at lunch is already about two months and said that the meat and the service very good

If the lunch and that cost around 18.00 and and say well, what about dinner that costs 40.00 and become a mess.

So I would like to know why my experience was so bad, after paying 40.00

I am disappointed, at dinner I did not come back, I try to go for lunch with my friends tell whether the meat and the care and even better.

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A very unique experience. The various preparations of beef were incredible as was the way they were served. There is a huge salad bar but if you get the all you can eat, go light on the salad as they chefs proceed to bring all the various meat preparations right to your table, you slice a piece off, grab it with the provided tongs and put it on your plate. Tons to eat!! Atmosphere was great, expect downtown prices.

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★★★★☆

A very unique experience. The various preparations of beef were incredible as was the way they were served. There is a huge salad bar but if you get the all you can eat, go light on the salad as they chefs proceed to bring all the various meat preparations right to your table, you slice a piece off, grab it with the provided tongs and put it on your plate. Tons to eat!! Atmosphere was great, expect downtown prices.

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We went here for dinner for a special occasion and had terrible food. The servers were very nice, but the food was DRY! The only meat item that was not horribly overcooked was the lamb, which I don't eat so I don't know how good it was. The shrimp was so overcooked that the shells stuck to them. We were the only dinner table that night (there were people in the bar) and all 6 of us asked for something that was more rare. We would have been happy if they just threw one piece of meat on the grill for us to share, but we were just told we were out of luck. I went home and ate a sandwich, something I don't think I should have to do after a $40 meal.

Since I had heard such great things about the food I decided to send them a message, via their website, about our experience. I was just trying to figure out why our experience was so bad, hoping it was something out of their control. I was hoping for a sorry or response or explaination telling me why we spent about $350 that night, but the last half of our meal we were talking about all the places we wish we had dinner instead of there. I work in the industry and wasn't going to post anything since I figured I would get an email telling me what happened that night. I haven't heard one thing from them, leading me to believe they don't care about unsatisfied customers. Since they don't care about customers going away happy I decided to post this review.

I have heard they are good for lunch, but I won't be going back to find out...

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★★☆☆☆

We went here for dinner for a special occasion and had terrible food. The servers were very nice, but the food was DRY! The only meat item that was not horribly overcooked was the lamb, which I don't eat so I don't know how good it was. The shrimp was so overcooked that the shells stuck to them. We were the only dinner table that night (there were people in the bar) and all 6 of us asked for something that was more rare. We would have been happy if they just threw one piece of meat on the grill for us to share, but we were just told we were out of luck. I went home and ate a sandwich, something I don't think I should have to do after a $40 meal.

Since I had heard such great things about the food I decided to send them a message, via their website, about our experience. I was just trying to figure out why our experience was so bad, hoping it was something out of their control. I was hoping for a sorry or response or explaination telling me why we spent about $350 that night, but the last half of our meal we were talking about all the places we wish we had dinner instead of there. I work in the industry and wasn't going to post anything since I figured I would get an email telling me what happened that night. I haven't heard one thing from them, leading me to believe they don't care about unsatisfied customers. Since they don't care about customers going away happy I decided to post this review.

I have heard they are good for lunch, but I won't be going back to find out...

Pros: servers were nice, even turned up the tv for us

Cons: Terrible food, no response to complaints

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I really enjoyed the variety of food available and the dinner is very reasonably priced. The only thing that detracted from the experience was the horrible service we received from our waiter. We were one of two large parties that evening, each with about 15 members. I was nearly suffering from dehydration before the night was over and towards the end of the night, we found out that he had not put in our dessert order until about 15 minutes after we ordered it. A couple members of our party requested separate checks and after about literally 30 minutes of waiting for him to return with change/cards, he gave us a speech about how much of an inconvenience we had been. Not only that, but he charged our party for two extra dinners and the dispute was not settled until we asked to speak with his superior. All in all, decent food, HORRIBLE service. If you get the guy with the thick accent and long, wavy hair, ASK FOR SOMEONE ELSE.

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★★★☆☆

I really enjoyed the variety of food available and the dinner is very reasonably priced. The only thing that detracted from the experience was the horrible service we received from our waiter. We were one of two large parties that evening, each with about 15 members. I was nearly suffering from dehydration before the night was over and towards the end of the night, we found out that he had not put in our dessert order until about 15 minutes after we ordered it. A couple members of our party requested separate checks and after about literally 30 minutes of waiting for him to return with change/cards, he gave us a speech about how much of an inconvenience we had been. Not only that, but he charged our party for two extra dinners and the dispute was not settled until we asked to speak with his superior. All in all, decent food, HORRIBLE service. If you get the guy with the thick accent and long, wavy hair, ASK FOR SOMEONE ELSE.

Pros: Good food, great variety, reasonably priced

Cons: RUDE EMPLOYEES

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Wow, for short notice they got us in. The meat was to die for. I loved having the guys come along every so often and offer us some other type of meat. The atmosphere was very friendly and the servers were tons of fun. Love the music also! I have been telling all of my friends about it.

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★★★★★

Wow, for short notice they got us in. The meat was to die for. I loved having the guys come along every so often and offer us some other type of meat. The atmosphere was very friendly and the servers were tons of fun. Love the music also! I have been telling all of my friends about it.

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My sister and I went to this restaurant and absolutly loved it! We felt the staff was great and the food was even better! I'm from south america and its almost as good as home ;o)

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★★★★☆

My sister and I went to this restaurant and absolutly loved it! We felt the staff was great and the food was even better! I'm from south america and its almost as good as home ;o)

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We?ve been regular customers of this establishment since they opened more than 3 years ago. We keep coming back and recommending it to our friends / acquaintances for several reasons:
Number One: the food and the drinks ? If you are a meat lover, this is a great place to indulge yourself with a wide variety of meat cuts for a very reasonable fixed price. Filet mignon, pepper steak, chicken, prawns, pork, wild board, cow and pork ribs, and many more. You can eat as much as you want until you can?t possibly eat anything else. They also have seasonal specials that make the menu never dull. The wine list offers an interesting assortment of wines from different regions and countries. But of course, you need to try the CAIPIRINHA.
Number Two: the people working there. I have nothing to say but good and positive things about the Ipanema?s employees. They always greeted and served us with a warm attitude. Even if things were not going as expected (long wait to get a table, missing orders, etc), they always showed a willingness to sort things out. For example, we?ve been offered complimentary drinks / orders and they continuously checked back on us to find out how things were going. If you are a night owl ? like us - then you will love their late happy hour (from 11 pm to 1 am).
Finally, I firmly believe that people should refrain themselves from posting defamatory claims about people?s personal life in these reviews. If they have a desire to vent out, then they should use other methods.

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★★★★★

We?ve been regular customers of this establishment since they opened more than 3 years ago. We keep coming back and recommending it to our friends / acquaintances for several reasons:
Number One: the food and the drinks ? If you are a meat lover, this is a great place to indulge yourself with a wide variety of meat cuts for a very reasonable fixed price. Filet mignon, pepper steak, chicken, prawns, pork, wild board, cow and pork ribs, and many more. You can eat as much as you want until you can?t possibly eat anything else. They also have seasonal specials that make the menu never dull. The wine list offers an interesting assortment of wines from different regions and countries. But of course, you need to try the CAIPIRINHA.
Number Two: the people working there. I have nothing to say but good and positive things about the Ipanema?s employees. They always greeted and served us with a warm attitude. Even if things were not going as expected (long wait to get a table, missing orders, etc), they always showed a willingness to sort things out. For example, we?ve been offered complimentary drinks / orders and they continuously checked back on us to find out how things were going. If you are a night owl ? like us - then you will love their late happy hour (from 11 pm to 1 am).
Finally, I firmly believe that people should refrain themselves from posting defamatory claims about people?s personal life in these reviews. If they have a desire to vent out, then they should use other methods.

Pros: Food, drink, service, ambiance, friendly people.

Cons: Street Parking

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This was the place for the perfect Birthday Dinner. What a terrific place, fun and lively. Damian was our server and she/he was friendly without being fake or too much. The description of the molten piquant chocolate dessert had me wanting dessert firt! Since they knew we were there for a celebration, Damian was attentive but also gave us privacy. The 16 cuts of meat in the Rodizio-Table side service were cooked perfectly and the "mesa de frios" / salad bar had a great variery of vegetables, salads, cold cuts, cheeses and even some seafood in addition to a "hot table" of rice, beans, and pasta. The only downside is that it's easy to over eat! I recommend this place to anyone who is a meat lover and for those evenings you want to remember for a long time.

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★★★★★

This was the place for the perfect Birthday Dinner. What a terrific place, fun and lively. Damian was our server and she/he was friendly without being fake or too much. The description of the molten piquant chocolate dessert had me wanting dessert firt! Since they knew we were there for a celebration, Damian was attentive but also gave us privacy. The 16 cuts of meat in the Rodizio-Table side service were cooked perfectly and the "mesa de frios" / salad bar had a great variery of vegetables, salads, cold cuts, cheeses and even some seafood in addition to a "hot table" of rice, beans, and pasta. The only downside is that it's easy to over eat! I recommend this place to anyone who is a meat lover and for those evenings you want to remember for a long time.

Pros: great food, service and value

Cons: can be a bit loud

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LOVE IT!!!
Great meat,if u are a meat lover you have to go there! they have 16 different kinds of meat and it is the best I try in town so far.
The service rock especially the argentinian blonde girl that was very helpfull and sweet!!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

LOVE IT!!!
Great meat,if u are a meat lover you have to go there! they have 16 different kinds of meat and it is the best I try in town so far.
The service rock especially the argentinian blonde girl that was very helpfull and sweet!!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!

Pros: Greast service and meat

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It was difficult to find any information on Ipanema's Happy Hour that was less than two years old, which is about the only thing that moved me to post. So, here's a quick rundown: Happy hour is 3-6 Monday-Friday The food on the small plates or bar list (whence the happy hour food) is typically quite good, though it often takes its time in arriving. Happy Hour drinks include discounted beer, wine and sweet tropical drink specials (that are actually akin to my experience of cocktails in cheap bars in latin america - think whiskey and coconut milk - kinda gross, kinda delicious). I don't find the service to be hostile...more...entirely indifferent. That said, if you're passing by, feeling slo-mo and there's room in the bar area, it's a pleasent enough happy hour.

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★★★☆☆

It was difficult to find any information on Ipanema's Happy Hour that was less than two years old, which is about the only thing that moved me to post. So, here's a quick rundown: Happy hour is 3-6 Monday-Friday The food on the small plates or bar list (whence the happy hour food) is typically quite good, though it often takes its time in arriving. Happy Hour drinks include discounted beer, wine and sweet tropical drink specials (that are actually akin to my experience of cocktails in cheap bars in latin america - think whiskey and coconut milk - kinda gross, kinda delicious). I don't find the service to be hostile...more...entirely indifferent. That said, if you're passing by, feeling slo-mo and there's room in the bar area, it's a pleasent enough happy hour.

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I will start off by saying that the food is good. The meat is delicious and the meat cookers and servers are, for the most part, such great guys! Now, let's move on to the aspects of this place that trump the tasty food. To start, I understand the owner has changed since I was there so maybe (hopefully) a thing or two has changed. The manager, MARIELA, is a wretched woman who is incredibly unproffessional and obviously doesn't care about her employees OR her customers! If you make a reservation for a certain number of people and somebody doesn't show up (through now fault of your own, eg traffic or something), you are forced to pay the almost $40 meal per missing person!! This is perposterous and unsympathetic, and the manager presents this information in the most unpleasant, uncomprimising way. I've watched as she insults and belittles her employees right there in the restaurant. I'm sorry, but this disfunctional way of working with people really carries over to the energy and hospitality that employees cary over to their clients. I also learned many horrible thing about the old owner, Marcus, who has filed bankrupsy when he's not bankrupt and run out on his employees paychecks, etc.
So like I said, the food is good, but the all around energy is abosolutely awful if you have to deal with the manager or rules in any way. AUGH! The only way I would want to support this place is if I were to get food to go and not deal with any of the politics (it shouldn't be an unpleasant experience, really!), but do I really want to give money to a place that treats everyone so terribly?

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★☆☆☆☆

I will start off by saying that the food is good. The meat is delicious and the meat cookers and servers are, for the most part, such great guys! Now, let's move on to the aspects of this place that trump the tasty food. To start, I understand the owner has changed since I was there so maybe (hopefully) a thing or two has changed. The manager, MARIELA, is a wretched woman who is incredibly unproffessional and obviously doesn't care about her employees OR her customers! If you make a reservation for a certain number of people and somebody doesn't show up (through now fault of your own, eg traffic or something), you are forced to pay the almost $40 meal per missing person!! This is perposterous and unsympathetic, and the manager presents this information in the most unpleasant, uncomprimising way. I've watched as she insults and belittles her employees right there in the restaurant. I'm sorry, but this disfunctional way of working with people really carries over to the energy and hospitality that employees cary over to their clients. I also learned many horrible thing about the old owner, Marcus, who has filed bankrupsy when he's not bankrupt and run out on his employees paychecks, etc.
So like I said, the food is good, but the all around energy is abosolutely awful if you have to deal with the manager or rules in any way. AUGH! The only way I would want to support this place is if I were to get food to go and not deal with any of the politics (it shouldn't be an unpleasant experience, really!), but do I really want to give money to a place that treats everyone so terribly?

Pros: food

Cons: unauthentic, people are treated terribly

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We had reservations and were promptly seated. The hostess was very friendly and answered any questions we had with a smile. She checked on us several times. The wait staff was great. They were prompt in bringing around the meat selections. All were very tasty, moist and cooked perfectly. The filet mignon was great as was the pork loin.....my favorites. The cold and hot bars provided a good selection of vegetables, cheese and salad items. Don't fill up here.....wait for the MEAT! We will go back. Highly recommend.

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★★★★★

We had reservations and were promptly seated. The hostess was very friendly and answered any questions we had with a smile. She checked on us several times. The wait staff was great. They were prompt in bringing around the meat selections. All were very tasty, moist and cooked perfectly. The filet mignon was great as was the pork loin.....my favorites. The cold and hot bars provided a good selection of vegetables, cheese and salad items. Don't fill up here.....wait for the MEAT! We will go back. Highly recommend.

Pros: Lot's of food for $40!

Cons: Did not find any.

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When I lived in Seattle I went to this place WEEKLY! Now I live in TX and when I'm in Seattle I always make a stop there for lunch with my friends. We call it "Meatsa-Meatsa", that's our code for its time for some awesome food. It's great for lunch plans work/personal and dates in the evening. The staff is friendly, caring and always on spot at the right time...the meat and food bar are amazing! Enjoy.

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★★★★★

When I lived in Seattle I went to this place WEEKLY! Now I live in TX and when I'm in Seattle I always make a stop there for lunch with my friends. We call it "Meatsa-Meatsa", that's our code for its time for some awesome food. It's great for lunch plans work/personal and dates in the evening. The staff is friendly, caring and always on spot at the right time...the meat and food bar are amazing! Enjoy.

Pros: Lots of Variety, you can even take a vegetarian and have them fed well!

Cons: I don't live in Seattle anymore.

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Went on my birthday 1/15 this is the place for great food. Been to Brazilian restaurants in Las vegas, Mexico and just recently in New York. We have here in Seattle a Gem of a place. The variety of food the decor and service outshines all others. A great experience, don't miss this opportunity for great eating pleasure.

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★★★★★

Went on my birthday 1/15 this is the place for great food. Been to Brazilian restaurants in Las vegas, Mexico and just recently in New York. We have here in Seattle a Gem of a place. The variety of food the decor and service outshines all others. A great experience, don't miss this opportunity for great eating pleasure.

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Ipanema is the third Churascarria that I've been to. I visited one in Costa Rica and one in Australia. Ipanema is great! The food is amazing, the wait staff is friendly, the cold bar is extensive and fresh and the bartender serves drinks with lots of flair. The hostess (who I assume is the manager that others refer to) greeted us with a smile and a friendly attitude. She checked on us during our meal and also made sure to wish us well on our way out. The grilled items that were offered while we were there were: buffalo, garlic steak (my favorite!), wild boar, cheese steak, pepper steak, garlic shrimp, a few different types of sausage, turkey bacon, pork ribs, beef ribs and grilled pineapple dusted with cinnamon and sugar! This was one of the best and most fun dining experiences I have ever had in Seattle. For our meal we each had the traditional dinner and we also had a bottle of wine. The ticket was right around $100.00. This is a great date spot and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys meat! (You could even bring a vegetarian here with their cold bar containing so many fresh veggie dishes.)

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★★★★★

Ipanema is the third Churascarria that I've been to. I visited one in Costa Rica and one in Australia. Ipanema is great! The food is amazing, the wait staff is friendly, the cold bar is extensive and fresh and the bartender serves drinks with lots of flair. The hostess (who I assume is the manager that others refer to) greeted us with a smile and a friendly attitude. She checked on us during our meal and also made sure to wish us well on our way out. The grilled items that were offered while we were there were: buffalo, garlic steak (my favorite!), wild boar, cheese steak, pepper steak, garlic shrimp, a few different types of sausage, turkey bacon, pork ribs, beef ribs and grilled pineapple dusted with cinnamon and sugar! This was one of the best and most fun dining experiences I have ever had in Seattle. For our meal we each had the traditional dinner and we also had a bottle of wine. The ticket was right around $100.00. This is a great date spot and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys meat! (You could even bring a vegetarian here with their cold bar containing so many fresh veggie dishes.)

Pros: Romantic, delicious, unconventional.

Cons: Parking on the street only. But there are garages nearby.

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This place is fantastic! I've been several times for lunch as i work just up the street but i'd never been for dinner until recently. Dinner was even better than lunch with more choices of meats and veggies and other stuff. Everytime friends or family come into town this is the first place we take them. My sister who lives in town loves this place and now takes all her friends here as well.

The staff is courteous and friendly, and we've never waited longer than a few minutes to be seated. Most of the time, especially during lunch, we've been seated right away. They have great beverages and we've never experienced crying babies or unruley kids while dining here.

We can't wait to go back again.

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★★★★★

This place is fantastic! I've been several times for lunch as i work just up the street but i'd never been for dinner until recently. Dinner was even better than lunch with more choices of meats and veggies and other stuff. Everytime friends or family come into town this is the first place we take them. My sister who lives in town loves this place and now takes all her friends here as well.

The staff is courteous and friendly, and we've never waited longer than a few minutes to be seated. Most of the time, especially during lunch, we've been seated right away. They have great beverages and we've never experienced crying babies or unruley kids while dining here.

We can't wait to go back again.

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Hostess was rude when informing me my table wouldn't be ready for 15-20 minutes when I had reservations. Waited until 30 minutes past my reservation time before leaving. The manager told me "they guarantee a table, not a time." Isn't that what a RESERVATION is???? Food might be good, but I'll never know because I'll never go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Hostess was rude when informing me my table wouldn't be ready for 15-20 minutes when I had reservations. Waited until 30 minutes past my reservation time before leaving. The manager told me "they guarantee a table, not a time." Isn't that what a RESERVATION is???? Food might be good, but I'll never know because I'll never go back.

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I really liked this place. We were seated immediately and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had already eaten but the drinks were good and the food they served to other patrons around us looked so good we came back the next day and had dinner. It was fantastic, with skewer after skewer of fantastic sizzling meats being offered to us as fast as you could eat. Not only a great variety of seasoned meat, but good music and a skilled wait staff making sure your needs were met. Another review I read said they didn't have a changing table for their baby. Thank god for that. This is a quiet bar and restaurant with no crying babies or bratty kids. Our kids are grown now, but when they were younger we took them to the local pizza parlor, not a nice quiet bar / restaurant. I'll definitely go back again.

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★★★★★

I really liked this place. We were seated immediately and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had already eaten but the drinks were good and the food they served to other patrons around us looked so good we came back the next day and had dinner. It was fantastic, with skewer after skewer of fantastic sizzling meats being offered to us as fast as you could eat. Not only a great variety of seasoned meat, but good music and a skilled wait staff making sure your needs were met. Another review I read said they didn't have a changing table for their baby. Thank god for that. This is a quiet bar and restaurant with no crying babies or bratty kids. Our kids are grown now, but when they were younger we took them to the local pizza parlor, not a nice quiet bar / restaurant. I'll definitely go back again.

Pros: Great food and service, nice ambience

Cons: none

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While visiting Seattle my husband and I came upon this great Brazilian restaurant. The atmosphere and decor was very nice and the staff was extremely friendly. We had no problems with being seated right away. The food was excellent! We ordered the Rodizzo, which are different cuts of meats offered to you off of a larger skewer. We never had to wait for the Pasedores to offer us a different type of meat . Loved it! Loved it! The Brazillian music playing added an extra touch to our eating experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any of our friends. Would difinitely go back! I would suggest going there for lunch when it is not very crowded.

2
★★★★☆

While visiting Seattle my husband and I came upon this great Brazilian restaurant. The atmosphere and decor was very nice and the staff was extremely friendly. We had no problems with being seated right away. The food was excellent! We ordered the Rodizzo, which are different cuts of meats offered to you off of a larger skewer. We never had to wait for the Pasedores to offer us a different type of meat . Loved it! Loved it! The Brazillian music playing added an extra touch to our eating experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any of our friends. Would difinitely go back! I would suggest going there for lunch when it is not very crowded.

Pros: All you can eat for Meat Lovers! Great price!

Cons: Couldn't find any?

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I don't know if a l will eat here again. They say they are kid friendly but I don't see how when they don't have any changing tables in the bathrooms. I had to wait until I got back to my car to change my baby. Also they charged me for my son who is 5. When I looked at the reciept once I was home I realized what they had done. It says on the reciept for ages 7 to 12. They never asked how old my son was. The food was good. I just wish that when they say they are kid friendly for it to be true. I called to see if they would credit me for the child and they said they would. They took my information and said that they would have to do it the next day. I have never seen that credit on my card yet. This came from the manager. Why he couldn't do it him self while I was on the phone I don't know. I do hope that they read there reviews. I have told people about it stating that the food was good but not kid friendly. Make sure when you go with your kids that you let them know the age if they are under 7.

1
★★★☆☆

I don't know if a l will eat here again. They say they are kid friendly but I don't see how when they don't have any changing tables in the bathrooms. I had to wait until I got back to my car to change my baby. Also they charged me for my son who is 5. When I looked at the reciept once I was home I realized what they had done. It says on the reciept for ages 7 to 12. They never asked how old my son was. The food was good. I just wish that when they say they are kid friendly for it to be true. I called to see if they would credit me for the child and they said they would. They took my information and said that they would have to do it the next day. I have never seen that credit on my card yet. This came from the manager. Why he couldn't do it him self while I was on the phone I don't know. I do hope that they read there reviews. I have told people about it stating that the food was good but not kid friendly. Make sure when you go with your kids that you let them know the age if they are under 7.

Pros: Good food

Cons: not kid friendly

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I don't plan to recommend this restaurant to anyone, ever. On a Saturday evening at about 7:30 our group of five walked in. Understanding that this is a busy restaurant I told the hostess how many were in our party. Shejust stared at me. Clearly, by the numbers of people waiting, there was a wait. I had to ask her how long she estimated a wait would be. She and the front-end manager discussed the issue (and for some reason it was an issue) and came up with an estimated time of 20 to 30 minutes. No problem, I said and had her put my name on the short list. After waiting for 30 minutes, in which time a group of 8 left and no one of the many waiting at the front was seated, the others in my group, sensing it would be longer asked me to check about the wait. (By the way, it took them more than 10 minutes to clean a single table, even though more than 15 people were waiting and had been for a long time.) I was then told it was only chance (yes, she said chance) if we would be seated at all. To make a long story short, we left after waiting 30 minutes not to have a chance to sit. I wonder how long it would have taken them to us we were waiting in vain. ... By the way, on our way out of a nearby Japanese restaurant, (where we were seated promptly and attended to very well) we noticed a small group that had been waiting in the front of Ipanema Grill across from us -- clearly, they weren't important enough to be seated either.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I don't plan to recommend this restaurant to anyone, ever. On a Saturday evening at about 7:30 our group of five walked in. Understanding that this is a busy restaurant I told the hostess how many were in our party. Shejust stared at me. Clearly, by the numbers of people waiting, there was a wait. I had to ask her how long she estimated a wait would be. She and the front-end manager discussed the issue (and for some reason it was an issue) and came up with an estimated time of 20 to 30 minutes. No problem, I said and had her put my name on the short list. After waiting for 30 minutes, in which time a group of 8 left and no one of the many waiting at the front was seated, the others in my group, sensing it would be longer asked me to check about the wait. (By the way, it took them more than 10 minutes to clean a single table, even though more than 15 people were waiting and had been for a long time.) I was then told it was only chance (yes, she said chance) if we would be seated at all. To make a long story short, we left after waiting 30 minutes not to have a chance to sit. I wonder how long it would have taken them to us we were waiting in vain. ... By the way, on our way out of a nearby Japanese restaurant, (where we were seated promptly and attended to very well) we noticed a small group that had been waiting in the front of Ipanema Grill across from us -- clearly, they weren't important enough to be seated either.

Pros: don't know, didn't get to eat

Cons: Host and front-end service

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I had lunch at Ipanema about a month ago, and although the carnivore in me loves the restaurant's concept, I honestly wasn't that impressed with the food. Dining at Iapnema involves visits from pasadores, sullen but attractive Latin gents roaming the restaurant with enormous quantities of roasted meat on spears. No, I'm not kidding. The meat choices are quite varied, but I didn't find any of them to be particularly tender or memorable. There was a decent beef steak encrusted in parmesan, along with sausages, pork, and even chicken. Though I wasn't enthused by the flavors, watching the pasadores saw off portions of meaty goodness above my waiting plate made for a unique dining experience. Of note, diners indulging in the rodizio lunch are entitled to unlimited visits to Ipanema's mesa de frios, a buffet laden with salads, cold cuts, and cheeses. There is a hot buffet as well, featuring Brazilian side dishes such as rice, beans, and seafood. Perhaps my palate simply isn't used to the Brazilian flavors, but I just wasn't crazy about the seasonings for most of my choices. I must also confess that I wasn't really crazy about the Brazilian national drink, the caipiranha, either. A caipiranha consists of muddled limes with sugar and sugar cane liquor--don't think for a minute that it tastes like a mojito! The cocktail was almost too strong to consume, and would most definitely not be something I would order again. Although I am not a big new fan of Ipanema, I still encourage adventurous diners to give it a try. It's a fun experience, even if the flavors don't suit your taste buds. My recommendation is to go for lunch, as the rodizio lunch price is $14.95 compared with the $34.95 dinner (which in my opinion would definitely not be worth it). As for Ipanema's sometimes-maligned service, I am pleased to report that our hostess was perfectly bubbly and the pasadores efficient though perhaps not so effevescent.

1
★★★☆☆

I had lunch at Ipanema about a month ago, and although the carnivore in me loves the restaurant's concept, I honestly wasn't that impressed with the food. Dining at Iapnema involves visits from pasadores, sullen but attractive Latin gents roaming the restaurant with enormous quantities of roasted meat on spears. No, I'm not kidding. The meat choices are quite varied, but I didn't find any of them to be particularly tender or memorable. There was a decent beef steak encrusted in parmesan, along with sausages, pork, and even chicken. Though I wasn't enthused by the flavors, watching the pasadores saw off portions of meaty goodness above my waiting plate made for a unique dining experience. Of note, diners indulging in the rodizio lunch are entitled to unlimited visits to Ipanema's mesa de frios, a buffet laden with salads, cold cuts, and cheeses. There is a hot buffet as well, featuring Brazilian side dishes such as rice, beans, and seafood. Perhaps my palate simply isn't used to the Brazilian flavors, but I just wasn't crazy about the seasonings for most of my choices. I must also confess that I wasn't really crazy about the Brazilian national drink, the caipiranha, either. A caipiranha consists of muddled limes with sugar and sugar cane liquor--don't think for a minute that it tastes like a mojito! The cocktail was almost too strong to consume, and would most definitely not be something I would order again. Although I am not a big new fan of Ipanema, I still encourage adventurous diners to give it a try. It's a fun experience, even if the flavors don't suit your taste buds. My recommendation is to go for lunch, as the rodizio lunch price is $14.95 compared with the $34.95 dinner (which in my opinion would definitely not be worth it). As for Ipanema's sometimes-maligned service, I am pleased to report that our hostess was perfectly bubbly and the pasadores efficient though perhaps not so effevescent.

Pros: Fun experience, friendly hostess (on weekend days)

Cons: Food preparation average, flavors hit-or-miss

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I had read many of the reviews prior to going to Ipanema, some not stellar on their service, so I had no expectations on how my experience would. My husband is from Brazil and I had lived there for a while so we wanted to try this restaurant and see if it's possible to get great Brazilian BBQ outside of Brazil. We were pleasantly suprised as the food was fantastic! The meats are perfectly grilled and the pave (a dessert with ladyfingers and passion fruit) is fantastic. The signature drink, capirinha, tasted like we were on the beach in Brazil. The service was wonderful, both our waitress and the manager on duty were very attentive. I would definitily recommend this restaurant. Yes the prices are a little high for some, but so is any nice restaurant in downtown Seattle and Ipanema is an all you can eat!

2
★★★★★

I had read many of the reviews prior to going to Ipanema, some not stellar on their service, so I had no expectations on how my experience would. My husband is from Brazil and I had lived there for a while so we wanted to try this restaurant and see if it's possible to get great Brazilian BBQ outside of Brazil. We were pleasantly suprised as the food was fantastic! The meats are perfectly grilled and the pave (a dessert with ladyfingers and passion fruit) is fantastic. The signature drink, capirinha, tasted like we were on the beach in Brazil. The service was wonderful, both our waitress and the manager on duty were very attentive. I would definitily recommend this restaurant. Yes the prices are a little high for some, but so is any nice restaurant in downtown Seattle and Ipanema is an all you can eat!

Pros: All you can eat, great bbq meats

Cons: Price

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I've just had the WORST dining experience of my life !!! If they don't like people coming 10 minutes before their closing hour, tell us in the beginning and we would be happy to go to another restaurant. The manager was rude and a despicable woman who should not be allowed to speak to other's until his attitude problem is taken care of. If this restaurant is sooo concerned with making money and profits well they're going about it the wrong way.? I don't! What is worst of all, this poor excuse for a manager upset me and the rest of my family. I will never go back to Ipanema and I will tell everyone I know not to go there unless the want to be overcharged and a big plate of rudeness.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I've just had the WORST dining experience of my life !!! If they don't like people coming 10 minutes before their closing hour, tell us in the beginning and we would be happy to go to another restaurant. The manager was rude and a despicable woman who should not be allowed to speak to other's until his attitude problem is taken care of. If this restaurant is sooo concerned with making money and profits well they're going about it the wrong way.? I don't! What is worst of all, this poor excuse for a manager upset me and the rest of my family. I will never go back to Ipanema and I will tell everyone I know not to go there unless the want to be overcharged and a big plate of rudeness.

 

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