Raleigh >Brasa Steakhouse
Best Grilled Meat Service in Town! Great Ambience! Worth it all!. I love Brasa because of its great food, especially the meat service, the ambience and the attentiveness of the staff. Im so glad that Raleigh now have a restaurant like Brasa. It makes you feel like coming home after a long time and and being showered with food and attention. I love their signature picana, filet mignon wrapped in bacon, garlic sirloin, roasted pineapple and fried bananas! It is so worth it all. Its a real treat to go to Brasa.
Love it!!. I heard from many friends about how I should go to Brasa because they enjoyed it, so I figured that I would go finally to see for myself. My friends were right. It was a great experience. The meat comes around to the table and you get a card with a green side and red side for when you want meat and when you need a break or done. My husband loves the place. Our server was really nice too. The food itself was good. I like my meat well done and so they let me request my meat well done and my server made sure it came to me first since it was a special request and then the meat runner went to other tables...so you can get meat made how you like it which was nice. I will be returning to Brasa next time with friends and family because it was great environment and when we are done with dinner we can sit next to fireplace and listen to the live music that they have in the lounge. Now I have to tell my other friends about this place!!
Beware of Waiters Carrying Bloody Skewers of Meat!.
We went to Brasa Steakhouse with a group, so the restaurant was picked by someone else...normally we would not patronize a steakhouse. I am vegetarian, and frankly nobody needs to eat that much at one meal! The atmosphere is very nice, and you can go dressy or casual which is a plus. The prices are sky high, we had the Salad/Appetizer Bar for $25 each. They give you a coaster to let the waiters know you want them to stop at your table side with the big skewers of meat. I didn't have a coaster but they wouldn't leave me alone. And I guess that's how my husband came home with steak juice poured down the back of his shirt.
I saw another waiter dropped food on our friends sport coat as he was clearing plates and the kid didn't say anything. When he got up to leave he food all over his coat.
We can say we've been there and we won't be going back.
Terrible Example of a Churrascaria. I have been to many brazilian steakhouses and I once managed one. This is by far the worst churrascaria I have ever been to. The gaucho's or meat runners are not brazilian and know nothing about cooking the meats. The salad bar was terrible and had strange things like meatballs. Who comes to a steakhouse and pays for steak and eats meatballs. Clearly they are clueless as they do not know in a churrascaria white rice is traditional not yellow rice. I heard the owner is from India or something and this must explain why they don't know what they are doing. If you would like to try a good traditional churrascaria try Chamas in downtown durham at the brightleaf square shopping center. It is owned by two brazilian ladies and most of the people who work there are from brazil. The food is very authentic and the head chef for the meats is from Rio Grande do Sul in south brazil where churrascaria's originated. Avoid Brasa and try a real brazilian steakhouse. If you live in another city Fogo de Chao and Texas de Brazil are reputable chains that are always very good as well. The place is decorated very well if you can stomach the food
Worth trying.. Once. I was very excited to try this restaurant, as I had never been to a Brazilian steakhouse. The ambience was gorgeous, it was very beautiful and romantic. I took my boyfriend there for his birthday last week, on a Wednesday night at about 5:30, so the place was pretty empty except for the bar (they had martinis on special). My martini was pretty bad (much too strong on the liquor and not mixed well) , but his Brazilian sugar cane cocktail was pretty good, very limey. I was very unimpressed with the cold buffet choices, I could not have made a meal off of this food. It was overall very light and bland. Some of the meat was very good, but it really dependent on the cut the server gave you. I do recommend the house picanya (when they give you a good piece), the grilled pineapple, the chicken wrapped in bacon and the filet, they were all quite good. Definitely come hungry as you will eat more than you notice. All in all, it was quite good but I felt overpriced. We each had the meal with meat and one drink apiece, and the tab (with tip) was about $100.
Come hungry . . .. I visited Brasa my first night in Raleigh. I had never eaten at a Brazilian-style steakhouse before, but had heard about the concept and thought that it might be fun. The atmosphere was really cool, the crowd seemed trendy, and the food was copious and delicious! The service was outstanding -- to the valet parking service to our very attentive waiter. Some advice -- come hungry! This meal amounts to A LOT of food and if you select the meat option, it's easy to fill up fast. We were there for a couple of hours, so we paced ourselves, but I can imagine that it's easy to overdo it. The only negative comment I have is that our waiter wasn't terribly knowledgeable about wine. He brought enlisted the help of another waiter he thought would be more helpful, but she didn't seem to know very much either. That said, Brasa's wine list is extensive and can accommodate most budgets (you just need to know what you like in advance). I recommend Brasa's for a small group outing -- it's a lot of fun sampling all of the different foods!
Did not meet minimal expectations.
I tried Brasa after first viewing their site, and I must saw the resturants decor looked impressive, the price was a little steep, but what I expect to pay for fine dining, so I decided to give it a Shot on a cold Saturday, and I was disappointed. The place looked just as beautiful as online, the service was good, but I did not find anything impressive about the food. I only enjoyed my salad. The hot and cold bar was even more disappointing than the meat, I thought how can you get this wrong. I think they are trying to get over with portraying themselves as fine dining, when they are nothing more than 1st rate ametuars. Nothing was freshly prepared on the bars.
The worst part for me was when a slice of steak that appeared to be well done was sliced for me and as soon as I placed it on my plate it was gushing every where. I am not fond of rare meat, but I can accept that everyones tastes are diffrent so they offer a variety but a sloppyy mess is unacceptable. It just added a salt to an already bad evening. The experience wasn't my worst but it could have been alot better if the meats their specialty was 100% better, there wasn't one piece of meat I enjoyed.
Great Place!. I went to this restaurant on a Friday night and was highly impressed. There was no wait and we were seated immediately. I had never been here before and was hesitant about what to expect. The food was amazing and the service was excellant. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves steak and a nice atmosphere.
My family and I went to Brasa to enjoy the Brazilian food, but we all had an unpleasant dinner. The meat was uncooked, unsalted and not warm. Waited long time to be served... My husband even asked the manager to bring a meat well done, since all the meats were raw and he brought a piece of meat that didn't look fresh.
I think it's expensive and it doesn't look at all as a GOOD Brazilian Steakhouse... it's so far from it.
Brasa, Brasa, I love this place!. On a scale of one to ten I give Brasa an eleven. This place is great. A couple of weeks ago we went with large group of people and we could not have a chose a better place. The restaurant serves different cuts of meat at the table and then they also offer a huge hot and cold appetizer bar. All of this is included in your meal for everyone. There was something for everyone in the group. I don't know another place in town where you can get this much great food. I recommend this restuartand to anyone wanting to try something different. This place is great for large groups as well as if you're looking for a romantic evening out. Give it a try, Brasa is awesome!
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