Input on 'Ipanema' in Seattle
Thinking of having dinner next week at the Brazilian restaurant 'Ipanema'. Would like input from Chowhounds regarding both the service and the meats.
as a churraschia, it is all about the meats though restaurants in argentina and brazil differentiate themselves by pushing their buffets and side dishes. our local version has a quite adequate buffet of fresh salads, cheeses, fruit and good quality hors d'ouevres. i have never had anything but praise for the meats both in quality and variety - several cuts of beef and pork (including "wild" boar), buffalo, lamb, sausages, turkey, shrimp - not all things every day but always a nice choice and delivered to your table quickly and in excellent condition. specific requests are easily met. it ain't gourmet but it is quite good.
1225 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
My wife's been there 3-4 times with coworkers, and she didn't like it. She finds everything there to be too dry and a bit bland.
Disclaimer: Before going there, she was in Buenos Aires with me just recently. So that may have skewed some of her perception.