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Jun 22, 2008 04:23 PM

Riodizio - Roslyn, NY (long island)

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Riodizio in Roslyn Heights, NY.. we live close by and thought we might make a date night of it..
388 Willis Ave, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

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  1. I have been there twice, once when they first opened, then once last summer for a promotion they were having for business people. I feel just about the same about all of these places. I would rather go somewhere that I can order a meal for that price, and have well cooked food, served to me. For the price, I don't feel it's worth it. If you want that kind of thing, although they don't have the buffet, I feel that the meats at Churasquira Barraida in Mineola, which is only about 2 miles south, on Jericho Tpke just west of Willis Ave, has better meats.

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    1. re: robinsilver

      thanks for the response..
      i'm hoping to hear more from folks who enjoy churrascarias - we actually love places like fogo de chao and wonder if this place compares to that at all..

      1. re: patplh

        My son loves Fogo, and we have been to the one in Atlanta with him, as well as going to various others, including Platforma in the city. If you like that kind of thing, then by all means go. They have a varied buffet, plus all types of meats. Do you like Master Grill in Queens?

        1. re: robinsilver

          Green Field on Northern Blvd. in Corona is another suggestion.

          1. re: MKS

            i've been to two of them and really didn't enjoy it.. if riodizio is like green field, i'll probably have to pass.. although, i did notice they had pao de queijo (cheesebread).. that's good stuff

          2. re: robinsilver

            I've never been to Master Grill in Queens - would you say it's better than Riodizio? This will be our first 'date' since having our baby in December.. my parents will watch our son, so we could make the trek to Queens if it's better than Riodizio.. but Platforma would be too far for us.. we liked that place too

            1. re: patplh

              I think it was. If you like it for the meats, then I would say go to the place on Jericho Turnpike. If you like the buffet foods, I liked Master Grill better, but they did not have those puffy little cheese breads that Rodizio has. Another thing about date night though, I don't feel that these are usually the kind of places that you would spend that much time in. However, if you choose it, that's great. You may want to go a few blocks south for dessert and have the Gelatto.

              1. re: robinsilver

                Before anyone makes the trek out to Flushing, Master Grill has been closed for quite some time.

                I really liked the place, the salad bar had some interesting and tasty stuff. The waiters were great getting you a specific cut of meat, if you hadn't seen it come around for awhile. And the place had a great lively atmosphere.

      2. For what its worth this place is owned by the same people that own Churascara Plataforma in the city.

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        1. re: byrd

          really? good to know.. we enjoyed it last time.. but Fogo is still the favorite..
          thanks for the info

          1. re: patplh


            So... Did you end up going here? I'm interested in a report on the place.

            1. re: ltlevy

              I haven't been to Riodizio yet, however I frequent Green Fields often. My sister has been to both and from what I've been told Rio not only has more to offer in selection, but the quality is better too ofcourse with a 5-7 doller increase in price compared to G.F.

              Going to Green Fields during the week is always a bad choice, everything's overcooked and not the best selection of meat when you're there, Rio offers baby suckling pig fresh as well as some other goodies that G.F. never offers.

              I am a sucker for G.F.'s sirloin/tenderloin cut that you can only find from Brazillian butchers I wish I remembered the name of the cut but they refer to it as the "hump" usually. Anyways, my girl and I always go to GF for that more than anything else they offer.