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“Good food, nifty experience at a good price” 4 of 5 stars
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Gaucho's
Haggerty, Northville, MI
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Ranked #37 of 70 restaurants in Northville
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Brazilian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good food, nifty experience at a good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Okay, here's the scoop. This place is pricey, but there are ways around that. First, go for lunch. Yes, the menu is smaller, but so is the bill. Secondly, occasionally, they send out coupons for half off the second meal. Third, you go to this place for the experience, as well as the food. So, let me explain the experience.

You will be seated, just like any restaurant. Your server will ask you if you have been there before. If the answer is no, then they will tell you the following. On your table there is a card that has the word YES on one side and on the other side are the words NO THANK YOU. If the card is placed with the YES side up, then people with skewers of beef, pork, chicken or shrimp will come to your table and slice off pieces of meat for you, which you will grab with tongs and place on your plate. There is, also, a salad bar. The salad bar is okay. The best thing we ever had from the salad bar was Butternut Squash soup. It was amazing! Back to the meat, here are my top choices for the meat:

Prime Sirloin
Garlic Steak
Top Sirloin
Bottom Sirloin
Filet Mignon

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Leuven, Belgium
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Generally really nice food, not cheap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The meat is perfectly marinated, but we got several pieces that were grilled/cooked for too long. Salad bar is nice but not exceptional, and the service is professional but not outstanding. A little more transparency about their pricing would also be nice. For example, they offer a nice after-dinner liquor and then charge $6 per person - many restaurants would give you a complimentary treat... We paid almost $250 for 3 persons, and we didn't even have wine.

Visited August 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Stop here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Food is fabulous, salad bar is awesome, lots to eat, great service. Can't say anything negative.

Visited July 2012
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Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Decent food at a ridiculous price”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

We thought we'd try the relatively new Brazilian steakhouse that opened up and things looked good at the start. We liked the concept of getting to try all different types of meat along with a decent salad and side bar. We ordered some glasses of wine and made a trip to the salad/ side bar and waited for the meat to show up. Overall, the food was pretty good, but when the bill came we were absolutely shocked (no prices on the menu). It was $45 per person not counting drinks. With our two glasses of wine and tip it was well over $100 for what I would consider decent food (Outback blows it away for about a third of the price). Needless to say, we won't be back.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Calumet, Oklahoma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“First time at a Brazilian style steakhouse, they made it a good one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

This place is neither cheap nor fast, but the food is great, there's as much as you can eat, and many things to choose from. Good salad bar and various meats brought to your table to choose from.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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