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“Great steaks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Giuseppe Grill

Giuseppe Grill
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre 370, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22431-000, Brazil (Lagoa)
+55 21 2249-3055
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Ranked #54 of 8,662 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lagoa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great steaks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Nice atmosphere with great service and good food. Fish was fresh and baked nicely and the sirloin steak was tender and great flavor. Nice wine selection and very helpful explaining the menu.
A little off the beaten path but worth the drive.
Highly recommend

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fresh fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I have been twice to this restaurant and both times had the fish because it is so fresh and you can see it cooked to order.

The atmosphere is very relaxed and upmarket. The bar area is a nice place to have a cocktail before being seated and seemed to have almost every kind of drink you could imagine!

The staff are extremely helpful.

The kitchen is visible behind a glass wall.

I would recommend this restaurant but it is pricey.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice place with a good grilled food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I'm used to go there to private lunches in a very enjoyable room in the downstairs. The restaurant has a good service and specialties as Giuseppe potatoes. It's possible to eat an entire piece of grilled fish. There's a big wine list too. The bad part is the price. As the majority restaurants in Rio is expensive.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“best meal ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The restaurant is very upscale and fancy. I ordered the picanha supro, which was really pricy, but worth every penny!!! I would order it all over again because it was soo good. The bathrooms are very modern! A must visit

Visited March 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Disappointing and overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I pass Giuseppe's every day on my walk to Leblon beach and had been wanting to try it out for ages so when a friend came in from Australia and wanted meat we decided to go. The disappointment starts right at the door when you try to look at the menu. It is prominently placed but there is no light so you can't actually read it. We went in a bit further and asked to see the menu. Offhand response: "it's the same as the one at the door". Once inside the waiter service was prompt and efficient but the menu was not available in English for my companion and none of the staff speak any English at all. Anyway we ordered their recommendations- Bife de ancho and bife de chorizo which come with tiny accompaniments of I'm not quite sure what. Waiter offered no suggestions about a salad or french fries (which of course we ordered as soon as we saw the size of what it came with).The bife de ancho was cooked medium rare to perfection; my bife de chorizo was seared on the outside but actually cold in the middle.
And so to the wine. Well all I can say is don't come here if you are on a budget. The majority are priced at around the R$400, 500, 800 mark so well upwards of US$150. We went for the only bottle that was priced at R$70 (around US$30) which they told us at first had run out - a merlot that was nothing special but at least drinkable. To finish we passed on deserts but my companion ordered a coffee with milk which came in a tiny expresso cup. Asked for a normal sized one- not available..

Verdict overall? For the hefty prices they charge Giuseppe's could definitely do better. If you want to eat good meat in nice surroundings this place is not a patch on CT Boucherie which is only a few minutes walk away

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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