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“A Fabulous Birthday” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rodizio Grill

Rodizio Grill
777 North Water Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3508 (Downtown)
+1 414-431-3106
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Ranked #243 of 1,393 restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Wells St and Water St
Description: Rodizio Grill is the first authentic Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant or Churrascaria in the United States. It was establish in 1995 by founder and President Ivan Utrera, a native Brazilian born in Sao Paulo. Rodizio Grill is an award-winning restaurant featured in many national media, including USA Today, The Washington Post, CBS News, NBC News and others. Today Rodizio Grill, the Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant, is a beloved and bustling restaurant that currently operates restaurants nationwide, with several units under development.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A Fabulous Birthday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We found this to be one of the more unique experiences of our eating lives. 15+ different rotisserie meats (and pineapple which was unbelievably awesome!), a very nice soup and salad bar, unlimited appetizers (the fried polenta was to die for), wonderful decor and ambiance (loved the floor to ceiling wine case) and an extremely friendly and helpful staff (the manager even went to get a specific meat we asked for) made for this to be a most fabulous special birthday for my wife. We ate until we were so full I wasn't sure I could drive home (we ate for an hour straight).
The only reasons that this wasn't a five for us were 1. some of the meats were overcooked and some didn't have the flavors I was expecting (the "spicy" sausage was little more than a bland breakfast link) and 2. the price. We went with an online coupon deal (which included a bottle of wine) but with the tip it was still $82 for the two of us.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, WI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Where's the Beef?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

On a positive note, the salad bar was pretty good and the wait staff friendly. But, I typically go to a Brazilian type steakhouse for great beef. Very little beef was served, mostly chicken in various forms, pork, lamb, sausages and tons of pineapple. We dined in the restaurant about 1 1/2 hours and had sirloin brought out twice, then served in small portions. My suggestions...if you're looking for a good salad bar, this place is fine. But, if it's beef you want, skip this restaurant and go to one of the better steak houses in Milwaukee.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, WI
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“Birthday Celebration”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Visited during Downtown dining week - dinner was $25 on special. Was very good, however if you are thinking you will be receiving huge hunks of meat that is not the case. Salad bar was very good - the food was good but it is not like sitting down & having a steak dinner.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“"Salad bar " is a gross understatment, meat good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

These restaurants are famous for their salad bars, and this one was great. You can easily make a meal of this salad bar. I particularly liked the seafood salad, and this evening they had beef stroganoff and mashed potatoes on the salad bar, both of which were great. As for the meat that comes to the table, it did not come as often as at other Brazilian steakhouses I have been at, or as often as when Sabor used to be in this same location. It also seemed as though the beef selections, which we were most interested in, came about once every five times compared to the ham, chicken, turkey and pineapple. although toward the end when we told the server with the ham that we were more interested in the beef entrees, they came fast and furious. The next time we go, we will tell the servers what we are interested in up front and see if the beef comes more often--shame on us!

Visited June 2014
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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“Best Brazilian Fare in Wisconsin ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Endless meats and excellent service. Staff is friendly and playful. Ambiance is great for a date, family, or just with a group of friends. Salad bar is pretty extensive as well. Lastly don't forget to join the Birthday club, you get a free ticket to come back.

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