Wood crackles in a blazing fire as the smells of dust and wild grass waft through the air. In the background, horses' hooves pound across the plains. It's the end of the day for the gauchos, rugged Brazilian cowboys infamous for stealing wandering cattle. While the horsemen top one another with tales of their day's heists, succulent meat seasoned with sea salt roasts over the open flame of the fire. The smoke makes the gauchos’ eyes water as much as their mouths as they sharpen their knives in preparation for a hard-earned feast.
This gaucho style of dining dates back to the 18th century. At Sal Grosso, the chefs continue the gauchos' culinary tradition—now known as churrasco—of slow-cooking meats over an open flame and then serving tableside, or rodizio. The servers slice and serve endless portions of beef, lamb, poultry, and pork flavored with various spices and coarse salt. They also deliver traditional Brazilian flan and other desserts along with signature caipirinhas and flavored martinis to diners who haven't zoned their stomachs as carnivore-exclusive territories.
Sal Grosso trades the wild grasses and plains of South America for Brazilian-made leather dining chairs, hardwood columns, and modern abstract art. In addition to a large bar and 70-seat banquet room, the patio gives guests a view of the modern-day gauchos cooking meat inside a glassed-in outdoor kitchen as a fountain sends water streaming into a connected pool.
Red and Green Brazilian Steakhouse offers juicy cuts of meat, making it one of the best steakhouses in Atlanta. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Red and Green Brazilian Steakhouse's drink list. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Red and Green Brazilian Steakhouse, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Red and Green Brazilian Steakhouse, which offers great seating for large groups.
Through their catering service, Red and Green Brazilian Steakhouse can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
From traditional to churrasco to savory moqueca, Fogo De Chao can't be matched for authentic Brazilian fare. No need to miss out on Fogo De Chao just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. With Fogo De Chao's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Bring the whole family to Fogo De Chao, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. The private room at Fogo De Chao is an excellent option when you're heading out with a big group for a night of celebration.
The neighboring lot offers parking, and a valet service is also available.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
Alma Cocina offers an edgier take on the traditional Mexican menu. Alma Cocina is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Toast your evening out at Alma Cocina with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Alma Cocina, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Alma Cocina also offers catering. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Alma Cocina.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot. Or, if you prefer, leave the car at home and catch public transportation at nearby stops at Peachtree Center (Gold, Red) and Five Points (Blue, Gold, Green, Red).
An average meal at Alma Cocina will set you back about $30.
For traditional Brazilian cooking, try Fire of Brazil - Downtown. No need to miss out on Fire of Brazil - Downtown just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Drinks are also on the menu here, so guests can start the night off right. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Fire of Brazil - Downtown, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Free parking is available right next door.
Fire of Brazil - Downtown is a bit of a splurge at around $50 to $75 for a meal. Fire of Brazil - Downtown has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Botekim Brazilian Bistro is a piece of Rio de Janeiro nestled in Marietta. The Brazilian fare is authentic & simple, while the affordably priced wine list and exciting cocktail and beer selection ensure that everyone finds something to suit their tastes. Enjoy authentic Brazilian comfort food as you dine on traditional bist