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“Disappointing”
Review of Gaucho's

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Gaucho's
Ranked #23 of 89 Restaurants in Northville
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Brazilian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Went to Gaucho's for the first time. All I can say is it will also be my last.
The service was rushed and impersonal. It was like it was a race to stuff us full of meat and turn us out. The meat was in general over cooked - and not one server asked how we preferred our meat to be cooked. The shrimp were cooked to a point that they were little pieces of rubber. They continually brought out the lesser expensive cuts of meat - but, the pricier ones (leg of lamb, etc.) we actually had to ask for. The salad bar was substandard and bland.
Although the restaurant was aware it was an anniversary dinner there was no recognition - so, I thought that perhaps they would mark the occasion with a dessert and ordered a tiramisu to split with my husband. To my surprise it came out still frozen (obviously it was pre-fab).

At $50 a person, $180 total, I will go down the street to Flemings for a good steak and warm service.

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1  Thank donnajOct8
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

A group of us went here after work (it was recommended by a South American colleague) and as a place to eat for a group or family it has great atmosphere.

Service was very attentive without being intrusive and the food (we had different cooked meats served at the table) were excellent.

The only issue I had was my glass smelt "musty"; I had origionally attributed it to the type of beer but it turned out to be a very dirty glass - so that was the last I had to drink.

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Thank Cran4
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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

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1  Thank BarryN857
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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.

Thank slowlyraoundtheworld
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

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

Thank ann marie b
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