From the moment you sit down at a Brazilian steakhouse, you immediately enter a dining experience unlike no other. Upon arrival, without even so much as a menu, you’re swept into a feast that doesn’t stop moving until you do. And when you dine at Texas de Brazil, you enter a whirlwind that only someone who has experienced it, can truly understand.
Here are a few nuggets on what to expect and some tips on the art of a successful visit:
First of all, you will not look at a menu, so put those formalities out of your head. Their version of sitting down, settling in and perusing appetizers is hitting the massive salad bar, where you will immediately fill your plate with various cheeses, salads, sauces, breads, meats, soups, and anything else you can imagine. But you better hurry up and eat that quickly, because your server, who will dot on you all night long, almost to a point of making you somehow feel guilty, is getting ready to move you on to the meat guys, who will fulfill all your meaty desires.
The process is pretty simple. You have two cards, a red, and a green. Put the green one up to indicate you’re ready, willing and able. To eat, that is. The red to indicate you have had your fill. Once the feast begins, the roller coaster is a ride that doesn’t stop until you turn that card and say it’s over. Meat after meat arrives at your table, being sliced, diced, and laid out for your enjoyment, along with the never ending level of service and attention kept upon you by the staff. But although the restaurant is for the meat lover, of course it even has meat in it’s name, it’s appeal is not relegated to meat lovers only. Not only is the never ending salad bar enough to fill you up, along with unlimited sides like garlic mashed potatoes, but the chicken dish and chicken parm bites will have you tending to your food baby for hours to follow.
I started with a small plate of couscous, garlic stringbeans, grilled cheese, the tastiest tuna, cheese slices, mozzarella ball, and grilled pineapple which was delicious.
If all that wasn’t enough, your meal also includes UNLIMITED garlic mashed potatoes and giant plantains.
I decided to fancy myself European on this lovely dinner date out, and so, cheese lover that I am, I made myself a dessert in the form of a cheese plate. That was of course before they brought out the dessert tray, and I decided that this night called for two desserts. A cheese plate AND a slice of key-lime pie.
For the dinner at a Brazilian steakhouse is that unlike no other. And a Friday night date night that started at the uptown location of Texas de Brazil ended in a food coma on our couch watching Dateline Id. Frankly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Texas De Brazil has locations all across the US. Find out more info and pricing here.