Wielding knives and sword-like skewers, the servers at Texas de Brazil seem prepared for impromptu duels. However, they only brandish the blades to replenish dinner plates, slicing meat from their spears at the behest of each table. The cuts of steak, lamb, and brazilian sausage are all slow roasted over an open flame in traditional churrascaria fashion—a technique that stems from the campfire meals of Brazilian gauchos, and one that fed the family behind Texas de Brazil during their life in Porto Alegre. In an effort to bring the South American style to the States, they established their first restaurant in Texas, thereby merging down-home charm with Brazilian spice.
Today, Texas de Brazil has expanded to several award-winning locations across the country. Despite the lofty ceilings and chandeliers that characterize their venues, the staff remains rooted in ranchers' habits. They conscientiously grill and season their meat, bake brazilian cheese bread in-house, and pass classic cocktails and loaner saddles over the bar for cowboys who consider chairs unnatural. To complement savory bites, guests can browse more than 50 gourmet sides at the salad bar—a compendium of soups, vegetables, and appetizers such as imported cheeses. They can also ask the resident wine specialist for recommendations on suitable pairings from the cellar.
Grab a bite at Ridgewood's The Stable.
Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed-down fare.
Parents appreciate The Stable's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
Skip long waits and head to The Stable with your large group for easy seating.
Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from The Stable.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
At The Stable, you can park your car in seconds with the nearby street and lot parking options.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Serving a traditional Brazilian feast in the Union City neighborhood of Union City, premium cuts of meat are grilled to perfection at Rio Janeiro Brazilian Churrascasria.
The drink list at Rio Janeiro Brazilian Churrascasria has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Rio Janeiro Brazilian Churrascasria caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Between the music and the crowds, Rio Janeiro Brazilian Churrascasria's noise levels can be intense.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Rio Janeiro Brazilian Churrascasria is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
You can leave your car curbside with nearby street parking.
Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
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.
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.
For a taste of South America, Hamburgao is home to some of the tastiest Brazilian fare in town.
Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at Hamburgao with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Turn your living room into a five-star restaurant with takeout or delivery from Hamburgao.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
Hamburgao's diners can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
Hamburgao offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Affordable food or tasty food? Hamburgao doesn't make you choose.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Hamburgao — swing by for your favorite meal.