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Gilson's Brazillian Restaurant
Ranked #183 of 3,862 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $27
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: At Gilson's Restaurant the food is served on self-service buffet style with the brazilian's special spice. Serving you in english or portuguese to give the
Reviewed June 28, 2014

This location was picked by the organizer of our Friday Night Dinner Group; as one of his favorite places, and it did not disappoint!

There were nearly 30 of us and we doubled our usual Friday night outing with the retirement party of one of our gang.

We were to share the large, open, event space with another large group. There was plenty of space, with long tables on each side the room and they separated the two groups with several large sofas facing each dining area. It was big, cool and comfortable.

Servers welcomed our group, found out who went on which check and took drink orders. They were very friendly, refilled drinks quickly though out the night and kept plates cleared.

The Main Dining Room is open with high ceilings, touches of stone and glass - very contemporary, clean and bright.

The buffet was clean, well stocked and kept refreshed all night - I started with Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) - there was a large basket of fresh warm bread, an assortment of cheeses and sliced meats and a large assortment of salads and toppings.

I tried a kale salad with cranberries and shaved Parmesan cheese - it was really light, fresh and not overly dressed. Also another diced salad with red peppers, corn, quinoa, cous cous, mango and another diced vegetable/ fruit that i couldn't identify - it was AWESOME and all of the flavors stood out.

All of the meats, sausages, vegetables, rice and beans were well made, flavorful, hot and fresh... steaks brought to the table were nicely cooked and hot.

Dessert are served in small cups and were lime mousse, passion fruit mousse, rice pudding and caramel.

Everything was really well done and we'll definitely be back!

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1  Thank Mark K
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

The decor and atmosphere was very nice. It was a Buffett and had a good variety of food chose at the bar. It was approx $24.00 per person, but let me say the cooked to order steaks they brought to the table were worth that price alone. Loved the service and food here. Had a wonderful meal with family here.

Thank William M
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Just been to Gilsons as a change from the normal restaurants in the area. Buffet was $25 per person and staff were very friendly. All in all not bad food but found some items on the buffet a bit cold. It was early evening and quiet but expect buffet food to be hot. A nice selection though and tasty with the steaks served at the table very good. Beware of the drinks prices was charged $12 for a small glass of wine. The atmosphere would be improved when the place was busier

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1  Thank Hayley99730
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

We visited this restaurant three times and each time it was a pleasure which is why we went back! The steak is fantastic. Although a buffet they bring the steak specially for you to the table! It was always cooked exactly as I asked for and there were always 2 steaks not one!! The staff were excellent and mostly all from Brazil. Would definitely recommend!

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1  Thank PaulF503756
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Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

This place is bound to be the new hot spot in Orlando. It's sleek and classy. I love the design.

All staff were very professional. Fernanda was a real sweetie.

You have a wide range of choices on the buffet menu. Their steaks are delicious. They give you so much steak.

Fresh fruits and vegetables. The black beans and rice were the best I've tasted.

Their rice pudding is so delicious. I ate two! Lol.

They have great hours and are open late if you are having a good time exploring Orlando and are looking for some place to go.

Prices are very reasonable for what you are getting. The food is very delicious. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Calondra
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