MidtownEats
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    March 25, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 17, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
MidtownEats's Reviews
 
Texas de Brazil is carving out a new experience in fine dining. The restaurant is an authentic Brazilian-American “Churrascaria” or steakhouse that combines the cuisines of Southern Brazil with the generous spirit of Texas. <br />Treat yourself to our 50-60 item gourmet salad area including appetizers, fresh vegetables, soups and salads. Turn your place card to green and prepare to be swarmed by a troop of carvers generously serving various cuts of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage, all accompanied by traditional side items and house-baked Brazilian cheese bread. As your dining experience continues, let one of our in-house wine connoisseurs select the perfect pairing from our extensive, award-winning wine lists, or sip on a freshly-made signature cocktail-the Caipirinha. Complete your dining experience with one of our many decadent dessert selections, and then relax with an after-dinner drink or steaming espresso and enjoy the ambiance that is Texas de Brazil.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Surprisingly good salad bar
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The meats are the star, but the salad bar shines in its supporting role in the Texas de Brazil show. The sprawling, two-story, family-friendly space packed a decent crowd at 5:30 on a Sunday. Standout salad-bar offerings included pineapple carpaccio, seared tuna, sauteed mushrooms, salami and prosciutto, grilled gorgonzola, and shrimp. Some tables are very far from the salad bar, but close to the floor-to-ceiling window. As expected, the meats are fantastic, and most are served medium or medium-rare. It's not a cheap meal, but we'd much rather have this in the neighborhood than California Pizza Kitchen (the former tenant of the space)."
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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A modern steakhouse with seafood specialities, headlining an impressive selection of USDA prime black Angus beef steaks, all dry-aged-on-site for 30 - 35 days. <br />Both upstairs and downstairs feature a main dining room and bar area; downstairs stars 4 private party rooms which are all available for customized parties and special events. All dining rooms provide an intimate, romantic ambiance. The combination of harmonious beige ceilings, custom made vintage chandeliers, reclaimed barn wood and snake-skin walls, with classic oak wood floors creates a wonderful art-deco inspired setting.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fine neighborhood steakhouse
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It's in an odd location, so I'm not sure how long it will be around... but we had a terrific experience here. Perfect steaks, hearty side dishes, generous portions, desserts served with homemade schlag, and friendly service. It's a smallish space with minimal decor, but the pleather dining chairs are comfortable and there's a good amount of elbow room."
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2006
Special Features: special occasion
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FIG & OLIVE is about passion for the best olive oils, flavors and cuisine from the Riviera & Coastal regions of the South of France, Italy and Spain. It is a full service restaurant featuring lunch, brunch and dinner menus. The exceptional wine list includes over 30 wines offered by the glass or bottle from Italy, France and Spain. <br /><br />FIG & OLIVE FIFTH AVENUE truly stands out with its elegant and authentic design from the French and Italian Riviera. This space offers numerous possibilities to host a variety of events from 12 to 250 guests. <br /><br />FIG & OLIVE’s menu philosophy is based on the notion of clean, healthy and sophisticated ingredients and dishes, each prepared or finished with unique olive oil. <br /><br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Atmosphere better than the food
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/25/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/25/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The host staff seems disorganized and not on top of things. Seating our party of two took longer and was much more complicated than it needed to be. But our server was very smiley and friendly and pleasant. Crostinis were interesting and delicious and shareable, but the paella was a smaller portion than expected and the rice was too soupy. Chocolate souffle was waaaay too sweet -- no subtlety at all. Overall the place is nice, it's always crowded at lunch, but the food turns out to be just a teeny bit better than decent."
Dined on 03/25/2014
 2009
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Ichiro offers the finest and freshest Japanese cuisine and sushi available on the UES. The dining room offers an elegant yet comfortable space with impeccable customer service. Ichiro is just an overall great neighborhood spot.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Hoppin' on a Friday night
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/21/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/21/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Glad we made a reservation! The place was packed at 8pm on a Friday evening -- families with kids, couples on a date, large groups, many different kinds of folks. Service was efficient, although the shrimp hibachi bento took much longer than everything else. But our party was happy with all the dishes we ordered. Sushi was fresh, portions were good-sized, tables are close together but not suffocatingly so."
Dined on 03/21/2014
 2009
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