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Rafain

#200 of 2,957 Restaurants in Dallas
#212 of 3,232 Places to Eat in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Brazilian, South American
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18010 N Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75287 (Frankford Rd)
9727331110
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Rafain - The First Prime Brazilian Steakhouse. Please visit...
Rafain - The First Prime Brazilian Steakhouse. Please visit www.rafain.com and find out more about this Indulgence of the Senses.
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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best of its type in Dallas

Highly recommended for group of 6 or less, 2 - 4 is ideal. Don't be shy about telling the waiters what you like and don't like. Some people like their meat well done, some people like them rare and - unless you tell them - they will bring you whatever the last guy liked or refused as available. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Nancy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Highly recommended for group of 6 or less, 2 - 4 is ideal. Don't be shy about telling the waiters what you like and don't like. Some people like their meat well done, some people like them rare and - unless you tell them - they will bring you whatever the last guy liked or refused as available. My husband... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great food and a variety of meat choices. The salad bar is great, lots more than just lettuce. The servers were very attentive without being over-bearing. Atmosphere is nice. My only complaint is the restaurant is just a little too dark (crack the window blinds a bit). The roasted pineapple is incredible!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I would like to give this place 4 stars but I can't. The meats were inconsistent. We got the same meat from different servers and one was perfect and the other would be overcooked. The salad bar is amazing, the tomato soup was my favorite. The staff is extremely friendly and attentive. You won't leave hungry! The atmosphere is nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Four of us went for the first time this past weekend, and all of us were impressed. The salad bar was extensive/superb, We had so many cuts of perfectly cooked meal I lost count, but I know I tried ribs, lamb, pork, and beef. The dessert selections were also excellent. For the meal, wine, tip and tax it was just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Special date night with my wife what an awesome choice. Good was great but the service was excellent. Good atmosphere and overall a joyful experience. Read the reviews by many people and would say lives up to the positivity to the praise. Better than the other Brazilian places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Rafain was excellent. The food & ambience was exceptional. We went to celebrate our friends birthday & we were able to get a seat immediately without the need to have prior reservations or wait. All the staff was very friendly & very attentive to all of our needs & wants. The pricing is not that bad, it's very reasonable since... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Throughly enjoyed my birthday dinner at this great establishment! Nice ambiance, outstanding service and incredible tastes! I used the plural because of all the varied meats and the different types of seasonings used. I'm a big carnivore, specifically the grilled variety. I needed a wheelchair or wheelbarrow after my visit! I made the mistake (if you could call it that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

5 stars for the service, 4 stars for the value, and 3.5 stars for the food. Overall a good spot if you are looking for a ton of meat at a reasonable price. Rafain's ambiance and service are top notch. From the moment you are greeted at the front door to having your chair pulled out for you every time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went to Rafain to celebrate and everything was perfect. Our reservation was for noon and we were immediately seated. Our drink order was taken and the staff was extremely profession and polite. Our drinks never had a chance to get empty. The meat was exceptional and done to perfection. Everything was extremely fresh on the salad and dessert bar.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Do not make reservation. Do not waste time and energy, you will only get disappointed and end up either still waiting 25-30 minutes or going to another restaurant. Exactly that had happened to me and my husband 3 times. One time can be an accident, but 3 times...it's a nasty habit. We had referred so many friends to that place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18010 N Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75287
    (Frankford Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: 9727331110

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Rafain - The First Prime Brazilian Steakhouse. Please visit www.rafain.com and find out more about this Indulgence of the Senses.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?