Brazilian Steakhouses in Rutherford


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The layout of Rio Rodizio is telling: with a candlelit dining area in one section and a long bar lined with flat screens in another, it's as much a place to take a date for a romantic meal as it is a spot to grab a drink after work. In the dining room, gaucho chefs carve cuts of lamb, beef, and pork right at the table, forcing diners to clear plate space next to seared fish, homemade pastas, and sushi rolls drizzled in flavorful sauce. Like a home that's been decorated by robbing a furniture store in the dark, the cocktail menu is a fusion of tastes, its Asian and Brazilian proclivities represented by sangrias, tropical juices, and sake.

1034 McCarter Highway
Newark,
NJ
US

Seafood stew and skewered meats are served fresh from the grill at Delicious De Minas Restaurant, a Brazilian spot that will not disappoint. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Delicious De Minas Restaurant's menu that can cater to your needs. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Delicious De Minas Restaurant. For comfortable outdoor service, Delicious De Minas Restaurant sets up a seasonal patio. Big crowds can spread out in comfort at Delicious De Minas Restaurant, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings. Free wireless internet is also available at Delicious De Minas Restaurant, so bring your tablet or laptop along.

Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive. No need to put on airs for a trip to Delicious De Minas Restaurant — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Delicious De Minas Restaurant for their catering services.

Drivers should plan to park on the street when dining at Delicious De Minas Restaurant's McWhorter St residence.

Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Delicious De Minas Restaurant running under $30 per person.

168 McWhorter St
Newark,
NJ
US

Meat-eaters flock to Altas Horas Lanches, where authentic Brazilian fare is tastefully prepared. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Altas Horas Lanches, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Altas Horas Lanches with its kid-approved food and ambience. Al fresco eating options are also available at Altas Horas Lanches, which offers a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.

Arrive fashionably early for your pick of tables — the restaurant does not accept reservations. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Altas Horas Lanches is ultra casual.

A free parking lot is conveniently located next door.

With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Altas Horas Lanches. Head on over to Altas Horas Lanches first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Altas Horas Lanches is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nigh owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.

266 Ferry St
Newark,
NJ
US

Just as the surrounding Theater District transports audiences to faraway places, Brazil Grill's dining room immerses guests in the rich culinary traditions of Brazil. Though it boasts a substantial selection of entrees, the eatery's specialty is radizio, a traditional Brazilian dining style where passadores, or meat servers, present diners with an endless rotation of skewered morsels. Patrons can nosh to their hearts' content on beef, pork, lamb, duck, and the other meats that continually appear tableside during the course of the night. To complement the authentic dishes, servers can also recommend options from the restaurant's selection of wines culled from Chile, Italy, and New Zealand. Most nights, guests eat as they absorb the sounds of live Brazilian music, the play-by-play of Brazilian League soccer matches, or napkins practicing their Portuguese accents.

787 8th Ave
New York,
NY
US

Brazil Brazil Restaurant spirits diners away from the helter-skelter streets of New York City into a space rife with french doors, exposed brick, and blond hardwood. Its back patio?a white-trellised three-seasons room and kind of solarium?surrounds guests with lush flora and wrought-iron furniture that exudes the feeling of the tropics, with the scents of grilling seafood wafting over the secluded tables.

This spot is one of the best places to relax in the city, with the New York Times even lauding the patio as a ?romantic retreat? and ?an ideal place to escape the city?s rapid pace.? Chefs plate flavorful Brazilian dishes such as wine-marinated shrimp or pan-seared red snapper in mango sauce with sides of yucca and fried bananas. Late in the evenings, a Brazilian band starts serenading guests lounging in the bar?s cushy sofa chairs, creating a festive atmosphere. Located next to a host of Broadway theaters, the bistro is a great pre-show spot for on-the-go eaters.

328 W 46th St.
New York,
NY
US

Though it's steps down from street level, the dining room at Circus Restaurante maintains a sunny air. Perhaps it's the circus-themed art, the lemon yellow seats, the bossa nova floating through the room that give the space its warm and tropical feel. No matter, because drifting from the kitchen are the scents of garlic and herbs, coconut and lime?all signs that delicious Brazilian cuisine is on its way. Shortly after opening, the New York Times claimed, "Circus serves the food your mother might cook if you were raised in Sao Paulo or Bahia."

The Food

Here are some classic Brazilian dishes to which Circus's kitchen gives a nouvelle cuisine touch.

  • Muqueca: a bold and spicy stew from northeastern Brazil, made with jumbo shrimp, coconut milk, tomato, and lemongrass
  • Frango: chicken roasted till it's crisp, covered in herbs and garlic, and served over rice with a bright vinaigrette
  • Picadinho: hand-chopped beef stew made with rice, beans, and bananas and topped with an egg; traditionally a late-night meal
  • Feijoada: known as Brazil's national dish, it's a melange of lean beef, pork, and sausage cooked into a stew with black beans and served with rice and greens
132 E 61st St Frnt 1
New York,
NY
US