Gaucho-clad servers parade through the dining room brandishing carved-to-order skewered and grilled meats at this all-you-can-eat Brazilian churrascaria. First stop for diners is the lavish salad bar, then, using a plate-side chip, you signal green for "go" to bring on lamb, pork loin, ribs, and several beef cuts, stopped only by flipping your chip to red, for "stop." You can restart as often as you like. If that's not enough, there are starchy sides and desserts included in the $51.50 price as well; only drinks are extra. Compared to traditional steak houses, this carnivorous all-inclusive feast is somewhat of a bargain. Go on a busy night (Thursday, Friday, or Saturday) to ensure that the meat is tender and not dried out from reheating—this is also when the restaurant is the most fun and liveliest.
Apr 29, 2006
We were rather disappointed in this restaurant. The salad bar was nice enough but those circulating with the meats were slow to arrive, side dishes got cold (not that they weren't willing to replace something the minute you took a bite) and we saw only a few meats, not the 15 that were advertized. I finally asked for the lamb person and the better cuts of beef never showed up. The meats themselves were really not that good...we spent $142 for 2
(before tip, two cocktails each). Spent about the same for Chicago Firehouse Restaurant where everything was FAR superior. Go there!
Oct 31, 2005
Well, the concierge at the hotel warned me away from this place, all purple in the middle of LaSalle but service and food were acceptable, and they didn't act annoyed that I didn't order the eat meat till you gag specialty of the house.