Denver >Food & Dining > Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steakhouse/Denver
1801 Wynkoop St (next to Union Station), Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.746728 -104.999515
Mon. - Sat. 11am - 4pm;Sun. 11am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Union Station, Northwest Denver, LoDo
Good food but cost isn't worth it – Rodizio is one of 3 brazillian steak houses in Denver and does not compare to the other 2. Service was extremely slow (lunch on Saturday and 3 servers...) and the servings were bite size. In the 1 & 1/2 hours we were there, our plates were empty for most of it. Don't get me wrong, the food is good and there is a variety, but havingbeen to a number of these steak houses, the quality was not the same.
Maybe it was because it was lunch on Saturday, maybe it's normal, but I will try other brazillian steak houses before I come back here.
Didn't get to try the food – Knowing that Saturday afternoon/evening can be a busy time in the streets of downtown Denver, my family made reservations for a birthday dinner at Rodizio Grill several days prior to going there. Apparently, Rodizio Grill wasn't aware of the same potential foot-traffic issue - because they only had four to six servers in the restaurant and half of their tables were closed. The hostess explained that because of a "rush" in the morning, they were unable to seat our party of six right away despite our reservations. We waited in the lobby for nearly half an hour, speculating to ourselves about why so many of their tables were closed and why there were so few servers if this was a notoriously busy time during the weekend.
While we were waiting, we also noticed the lack of food being passed around by the servers. Supposedly, when a customer turns up the green side of their tumbler, the servers come by with more meat. There were a lot of empty plates and green tumblers in the time we spent waiting in the lobby.
Slow service is forgivable when there's a rush, but it seems like they should have been more prepared. Their failure to honor our reservations made my brother want to change restaurants; this idea was echoed by the whole family when we got to our seats. When we were finally seated, we sat down to filthy dishes. My mother had something splattered on the side of her glass; my father had something on his glass too, a spot of food on his knife and something dry and crusty all over his napkin; my brother also had a large spot of dry food in his glass; my napkin was either dusty or covered in something like flour. The waitress (who took quite a long time to appear) offered us their traditional fried bananas (?) and began rattling off their menu items. However, we decided to leave at that point - without a bite of food.
To their credit, the waitress rushed over and grabbed the manager when she saw us leaving, who attempted to make it right. He offered us a few comps, but we told him if the dishes were that disgusting, we couldn't imagine what the food was like. Plus, the food is just too expensive for the service we had received.
When we left, we went to the Cheesecake Factory. In the first three minutes we were there, while we waited for the rest of our party to arrive, we were offered seats by three employees and the manager himself. Every table in the restaurant was open and our service was incredibly fast. Plus, there was so much food, it practically felt like "all you can eat" anyway, which made us very happy we had walked out of Rodizio.
I'm sure that if we had eaten in a peak dinner hour, the service at Rodizio Grill would have been better - but they should have been more prepared for a busy Saturday. (This is not abnormal for downtown Denver) However, my family and I will not be giving them the chance to prove my theory correct. I have NEVER walked out of a restaurant before, but I'm very glad I did today.
I WILL NOT GO BACK TO RODEZIO GRILL EVER EVER – I have been to Rodezio grill at least 10 times. Every other time I have been very happy with it, thats why I have gone back. We went there 4 days ago, it was very different from the other times. They seemed like they were trying to cut costs, we had to wait much longer for the servers to bring the meat to the table, when we caught on to this we asked for extra so we didnt have to wait as long and they seemed put off by this they were very rude and so was our main server as well as the hostess. The lemonaide was warm. I WILL NOT GO BACK THERE. People should boycott this place, we paid good money and we got ripped off. At 35 dollars a person we shoud have been treated much better and had better service!!!
Worst service poor selection Not tasty! – This was my 2nd visit to Rodizio Grill And my last time going to this Restaurant. Very poor service.
I'm still full!!! – Rodizio's is a great place to go to if you are having a night out on the town. The reason being that it will take you a long time to tie one on since you'll be so full when you leave this restaurant. The salad and sides bar comes first. Everything on it is really fresh and tasty. The heart of palms are to die for. Be ready for the main course because they bombard you with every kind of meat you can think of, the garlic sirloin is the best as well as the roasted tomatoes. People say it's too pricey, only because this is a restaurant for those who love to eat. If you have a big appetite and want some really good food, then this is the place for you. I love to go to Rodizio's!!!
Meatapalooza – If you are hungry and just craving meat, and lots of it the Rodizio grill is the place to go. Never ending skewers are brought to your table prime rib, ham and just about everything else you can think of in between and it will keep on coming until you wave the white flag? well in this case the red cube. A little pricey but if you go away hungry here it is entirely your own fault. If you would like more information and pictures from this restaurant or others we have visited from fine dining to local Mom and Pop places stop by our blog at www.milehigheater.blogspot.co m.
Good food, quirky service – First off, let me say the food is great. The tenderloin and top sirloin are awesome. Stay away from the chicken hearts though. The place, albeit tasty, is really overpriced. Although I think the worst part was that neither of the two waitresses who visited our table seemed to have a clue what was going on behind the bar. I asked for a ketel one and grapefruit juice and she looked at me puzzled and muttered "capt. morgans and cranberry?". I then had to explain to her that Ketel One was a vodka and that grapefruit juice was... well... juice. I had to repeat the same Abbott & Costello routine with the next waitress.
All in all this is my summary: Good food, fun atmosphere, overpriced, slow drink delivery.
Bravo! Yummy! – My boyfriend loves meat. Loves it like its going out of style. He's from Nebraska, go figure. For his birthday I decided to book reservations here. Hearing all the good stuff on citysearch and looking at that crazy meat menu, I figured I couldn't go wrong here. We had a great time. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was nice and the wait staff friendly. My boyfriend had a a great time.
Mamma Mia!! – Well what can i say.....if you want to have a great meal and eat like a king, come here. But make sure you dont have any big meals all day....because you will eat like pigs!!! In a good way.....The meat is cooked like no other....great flavor, taste and good price.....make sure you have an extra 20-30 min after the meal to take a little walk...trust me you will need it.....so bring your family or a date....this place hits all moods...
As a native Brazilian I can assure...this is the real deal. Awesome!!! – I have been to just about every Brazilian steakhouse in the country, and Rodizio is by far the best value anywhere. The food is delicious, the ambience cozy, the staff is simply great!!! Highly, highly recommend it.
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