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Brazzaz

#868 of 8,489 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Near North Side
Steakhouse, Brazilian
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539 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Grand Avenue)
Red Line (Grand/State) Bus # 22, 36, 65 (Grand)
(312) 595-9000
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!

I was very impressed with the meat served here. The rolls were fabulous, the mashed potatoes good, but the meat was the purpose of the visit. It was plentiful and well prepared. The salad bar was sub par and the sides bar a disappointment. Go for the meat and you won't be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
nogentais1986
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Aledo, Illinois
Good for:
  • Large groups
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

There is a reason why it is Empty.........This place use to be really nice when they first opened, several years back. But, in the last 2 plus years they have really gone down hill. First, fruit flies are all over the place, found one in my tea. Secondly, you are always waiting for the Gaucho's. They are had to find.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We have been at the Chicago restaurant now the second time and will not be a repeat guest again. The first time our experience was not the greatest and we wanted to give Brazzaz a second chance. Well the second time around was a total turnoff. The meat service was horrible and even the quality of meat “sucked”. After helping... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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306 reviews 306 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In Chicago where we have our choice of Brazilian steakhouses there are better than this. You might pay a bit more somewhere else but it's worth it. We made a reservation and arrived just a tad early but not very. The restaurant was not crowded. My husband was parking the car and we asked to be seated. The hostess said... More 

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Aledo, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was very impressed with the meat served here. The rolls were fabulous, the mashed potatoes good, but the meat was the purpose of the visit. It was plentiful and well prepared. The salad bar was sub par and the sides bar a disappointment. Go for the meat and you won't be disappointed.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Amazing...just amazing! Went for a business dinner...thank God I hasn't eaten all day because the food hete is excessive! All of thw biffet dishes (side dishes for the meat) are spectacular. The meat....wow wow wow! Every single type of meat was incredible. Just a tip...wait until the end because its when they start serving the best meats in the house.... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

I will start off with the good. The food was good, not great, but good. The buffet was above average, wine selection good and beers were...well for only having bottles...poor at best. The meat (which is why your going right?) is average. I'm sure they can't afford prime cuts for the amounts they are going through, so some of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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155 reviews 155 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This unique restaurant is at the top of my list in Chicago. Reservations are a must, and although it has a large setup, it's always busy. The price is fixed: it's all you can eat meat and cold sides bar. The cold sides bar has over 40 items, from pastas to salads and everything in between. Don't fill up too... More 

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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110 reviews 110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I have been to maybe 10 of the so-called Brazilian Steakhouses over the years, and the ones in Chicago are by far much better then in other places I have been. And among those in Chicago, I believe this one to be the best. They are all over priced, if you ask me, but all equally overpriced. The meats are... More 

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Chicago
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225 reviews 225 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

So, I was here on Valentine's Day...and yes, it was a mess. We waited about an hour to sit down despite having a reservation at 10:30pm. It wasn't fun. And yes, everything seemed to be very disorganized. I take issue with the review that had negative comments about the front desk, though -- they were trying their best to manage... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is no need to book a reservation at this place for valentines day or any other busy holiday!!they did not care at all to make sure the people who had reservations got seated at the time of their reservation. I booked a reservation for valentines day for 2 at 9pm did not get seated till 10:30pm and the only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 539 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610
    (Grand Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line (Grand/State) Bus # 22, 36, 65 (Grand)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: (312) 595-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?