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“Good food and service” 4 of 5 stars
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Brasilia Grill
99 Monroe St, Newark, NJ 07105-2110 (North Ironbound)
973 465 1227
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Ranked #31 of 454 restaurants in Newark
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: North Ironbound
NJ
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Went to celebrate a birthday. The servers were attentive and the food was good. A bit pricey but I would recommend it for a nice night out with a small group.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We were visiting friends in NJ and they took us to this restaurant in Newark. They raved about how good the food was and the atmosphere. The food is so-so. The salad bar is ok not great.
Our friends shared they have entertainment on Friday night and it was fun. Overall the place is one big room with tables very close together. The meats are ok - not great. The BBQ is $29 per person or you can order off the menu. The wait staff really push the BBQ - "The kitchen is backed up and it will take a long time for your food." They add the tip to the bill - no matter the size of your party.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Never been disappointed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Newark's Ironbound is home to some of the best Spanish/Portuguese food around, and I've been going to Brasilia for a long time. I can honestly say its rodizio dinner is what makes it better than Forno's and Iberia (two other awesome restaurants in the area.) If you go for dinner, the rodizio is the absolute must. You sit at your table, and the servers come around and bring you meat, after meat, after delicious meat. If you order rodizio, you also get the buffet, which has lots of interesting breads, sauces, and classic Portuguese coxinhas (fried chicken/cheese "thighs.") It's fixed price, so it's your fault if you don't make the value worth it. If you want, you can order a pitcher of sangria, which tastes great alongside the meat. Also, when they bring you sausage, it looks like a giant snail on a skewer. So cool!

Love Brasilia. If Newark was more convenient for me to get to, I'd go back at least once a month.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eldridge, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Perfection!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

There was a bit of a wait, but it was worth it. The food was so delicious, the wait staff extremely friendly, and the price was right. Highly recommended!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“So so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Nothing special.
Average tasting food, nothing out of the ordinary, as a matter of fact for 35$ per person I expect much better food
Salad bar poor

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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