After we were called to be seated, our server, Oscar, took great pains to make us comfortable and explain how Texas de Brazil works. We had been there before, but the premise does need explaining for those of you not familiar.
You are encouraged to try the salad bar before the main course. This can be tricky, because the salad bar is amazing. It’s not just salad; it’s meats, cheeses, pastas, and seafood. If you’re not careful you’ll fill up on the salad bar and be too full for the meats.
After you are done with the salad bar, you are given a clean plate and a card. The card is red on one side and green on the other. This is important. You don’t order a meal at Texas de Brazil. You turn your card over so it is green and wait for the magic to begin. There are dozens of servers walking the restaurant with huge, sizzling, skewers of meat from the kitchens. When they see a green card facing up, they stop by your table and offer you some of the meat. You get prime rib, new york strip, parmesan pork, parmesan chicken, roast pork, lamb chops, ribs, sausages, and more! When your plate is full, or you need a break, just flip your card over so the red side is facing up.
Every meal comes with 2 sides; mashed potatoes and candied bananas. And of course you can go back to the salad bar as often as you like. And of course you can eat as much meat as you like.
The meat is simply amazing. Savory, salty, rich, full-flavored – it’s cooked and seasoned to perfection. I must have eaten six pounds of meat.
After we ate our fill of meats, we forced ourselves to partake of the yummy deserts. I had the pecan pie and Carey had the creme brule.
After an hour and half, we spent about $180.00 on dinner (with tip and valet). It was well worth it. Each plate was $50.00, but add on the wine and desert and we quickly racked up a nice bill. Texas de Brazil is not for everyday casual dining, but if you want to treat someone special to an amazing meal, this is the place to go.