The Grille From Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse

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Sim, por favor. Yes, please. The Grille From Ipanema is a nice change of pace in Coeur d'Alene restaurants. It is located in the Parkside Tower, and is entered from the Parkside lobby facing Front Avenue. We were seated promptly and the service was excellent. Reservations are recommended, but not required. Our waitress, Carol, was professional and gave us precise directions on what to expect from our dining experience.

She invited us to partake of the salad and sidefood bar, explained the best way to work with our server when he brought the churrasco (pronounced Shoo-Ras-Koo) Brazilian Barbecue around. Carol also provided us with tokens to signal the server whether to stop by our table with more meat. "Yes, please--Sim, por favor" on the green side and "No, thank you--Não, obrigado." on the red side.

I sampled a little of each of the meats, all of which were excellent. I can't honestly name a favorite. The food was perfectly cooked and served at a good temperature.

Don't go to the Grille expecting spicy food. Unlike many of the international foods we're used to eating, Brazilian fare uses more in the way of herbs than spices.

From the salad & side bar I had a small helping of Brazilian Rice and Beans. These were good, if a little on the warm side, rather than hot. Their cheese bread was a nice little surprise. I'd expected it to be a slab of bread with melted cheese. Instead, it was a small "nugget" of dense, cheese-infused bread. Quite good. Luckily, I only had one, because they're very filling. The friend who was with me had two, and between those and the rest of the side dishes he filled up too quickly to sample more than a few meats!

As for me, I made the mistake of ordering a Brazilian Lemonade, which was quite tasty to start, but very rich, and I was unable to finish it because after about half of what they brought me was gone it tasted too sweet to continue.

When we had eaten our fill of the all-you-can-eat salad & side bar and meat, we were very satisfied. That's when our server offered to bring us grilled pineapple for dessert. Far be it from me to turn down a portion of grilled pineapple! It was a great way to end a very satisfying meal.

The prices are fairly reasonable for a independent restaurant. $14.99 for the rodízio lunch, and $24.99 for dinner. Kids up to age 11 can have lunch for $7.99 and dinner for $11.99 and non-alcoholic beverages range from about the $4 range to about $7.

On a personal note, I would say The Grille from Ipanema is a good choice for a date, but given the round robin manner in which the churrasco is served may not be the best choice for a business meal.

It was definitely a worthwhile experience, and I'm glad this restaurant has opened in Coeur d'Alene.

The Grille from Ipanema is located in the Parkside Tower at 601 Front Avenue and offers a nice view over McEuen Field. For reservations, please call 208.676.1122.

The Grille's website is: www.thegrillefromipanema.com


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The Grille From Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse Is Sucks!!!!

I was there with family and friends, the service is really bad. The waiters that start to serve our table disappeared and other shows up after we have no water or Brazilian juice (lemonade).

Also they take too long to show up with the meat, I guess they do that just to make us to become full with other food from cold/hot salad bar.

Also the Brazilian lemonade was too sweet I could't drink, the food it self wasn't that big thing. It was just a grilled meat, it doesn't worth the money.
The only good thing in this restaurant is just the location. I guess that all the money worth just for the location.

I agree with you about the

I agree with you about the Brazilian lemonade, Anon. It quickly became too sweet for me to finish. However, I disagree about the service--when I was there, we were served well. The food was also quite good in my opinion. As far as location, that is definitely part of the price, however for the potential of eating nothing but an unlimited amount of nicely-prepared meat, the price does seem reasonable.

Thanks for your feedback!

The Grille From Ipanema is Bad in their price, services or food

I have been in others Brazilian Steakhouses before, such as Fogo de Chao in Kansas City and Tucanos Brazilian Streakhouse in Boise-ID which their barbecue selections is much better with many others items on it, also they have bigger salad bar. They have very nice location but we do not pay for the location,but instead,we pay for the food that they serve it.Other observation is that price in Tucanos is cheaper than The Grille From Ipanema, as an example the full lunch barbecue and dinner there is $12.95 and $19.95 with many more items than the Grille From Ipanema.
The glille from ipanema severs service wasn't that good, they are looking lost in their own job,also they are insecure and some barely speaking English. It was very frustrating to my Dad/Mom to communicate with them.
Some people might like the glille from ipanema,Like my Dad, because they don't know or never had been in other Brazilian Steakhouse to see the difference in the services, and food taste or variety.
Anyone can check what I'm saying at www.tucanos.com