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Thinking of having dinner next week at the Brazilian restaurant 'Ipanema'. Would like input from Chowhounds regarding both the service and the meats.

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  1. 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.

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    Ipanema Grill
    1225 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

    1. It's ok foodwise and definitely fun, but my main reaction afterwards was that it was kinda pricey.

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      1. re: GreenYoshi

        while far from cheap, the all-inclusive price is the same as an entree (only) at a good steak house - this doesn't mean they are comparable, just that i think there is definite value offered for cash tendered

      2. 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.