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“Good food, nifty experience at a good price”
Review of Gaucho's

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Ranked #29 of 88 Restaurants in Northville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Brazilian, Steakhouse, South American
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Detroit, Michigan
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good food, nifty experience at a good price”
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
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1 Thank Barry N
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English first
Leuven, Belgium
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Generally really nice food, not cheap”
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
Thank slowlyraoundtheworld
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Stop here.”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

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

Visited July 2012
Thank ann marie b
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Decent food at a ridiculous price”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

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.

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Thank angcpell
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Calumet, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“First time at a Brazilian style steakhouse, they made it a good one”
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
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1 Thank HighTech_Redneck87
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