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Novilhos Brazilian Steakhouse

12405 SE 38th Street, Bellevue, WA
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Ranked #56 of 443 restaurants in Bellevue
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 124th ST.
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  • English first
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a restaurant for meat eaters. You can buy salad bar only, but it is expensive for a bunch of green stuff, even though there was fish (tilapia and ceviche), The restaurant wasn't particularly busy, but it was early (5pm) and they seated us in a part where we weren't alone (good). Since we hadn't been before, they explained... More

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This place is one of the few churrascarias that approach the Fogo de Chau chain's quality. This is an excellent spot. Highlights: Awesome meat that's very skilfully cooked (mostly--sometimes the parmesan pork is wanting a tad bit). Their best cuts are their ribeye and their lamb and they knock both of them out of the park! Salad bar is modeled... More

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Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We purchased a Groupon and I saved it for my husband's birthday. Traveled an hour to the restaurant which would've been hard to find without my GPS. Parking was easy. Although there were many empty tables in the restaurant, we were led to the least appealing table - immediately next to the kitchen door (not 3 feet away). Being our... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had dinner on Valentine's evening. Service was excellent. We have several wait staff taking care of us. They were all friendly, and we did not feel rushed even for a night as busy as Valentine's night. The decor was inviting, and they even put red roses on every table. The food was pretty good. Meats were juicy and tender,... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We have been here on a Groupon voucher but even so the price was rather high even for a rondizio. The starters were rather unimaginative and mostly didn't really reflect the the Brazilian food culture. Likewise half the meat choices you wouldn't find at an authentic restaurant (like BBQ-Ribs and Parmesan Pork). However the more authentic beef dishes were done... More

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Tehachapi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We arrived about 10 minutes before our reservation and were promptly seated to a small table with rose petals and a candle, where at least three staff members attended to us all night while gauchos walk by with various meats on sticks. The meat is always tender and delicious and well flavored. The "House Special" is my favorite. A first... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We have visited Novilhos several times over the years. About a year or so ago, we decided to give it a break due to 2 consecutive disappointments. I was pleasantly surprised with our last trip. The food was great, the service was outstanding.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Looking for churrasco and caipirinha? Novilho's is the right place to go if you are in Seattle/Bellevue/Redmond area. Nice staff, great barman, and careful waiters, besides a Brazilian specialty - pao de queijo! Huge salad bar, with Brazilian hot dishes, like white rice, black beans and farofa.

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Seattle Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My wife and I took our daughters and their husbands out for a Friday night dinner and chose this Brazilian steak house as we had heard good things about it from friends. The atmosphere is typical white table cloth steak house. The service was good and our servers were very attentive to our drinks being half full etc. We never... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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164 reviews 164 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

With Groupon offer in hand ($100 off for $50 spent), we went to Novilhos for a special family dinner; having both kids home for the holidays. We had been to a Brazilian steakhouse with a similar format once before, in another city, so had a benchmark for comparison. Here are my impressions: Atmosphere: Novilhos suffers from location in my opinion.... More

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