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Jul 17, 2011 02:32 PM

best rodizio in northern nj?

We are searching for a good rodizo - last night we tried Rio Rodizio and we were underwhelmed to say the least. The meats were dry and everything tasted the same. Also the cachaca they used seemed to be a bit harsh- so a good bar would be welcome too! Thanks

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  1. Try The Stable in Ridgewood......when we went, it was wonderful. I think that it's about $30/per person unlimited including sides. The service was excellent as well. Good luck!

    1. I would have to say the quality and number of selections available at any given restaurant largely depends on the time of day ....and also day of the week, or weekend you venture out for dinner. I've been to Brasila Grill about a half dozen times over the years..... Weeknights seem to have less selections than weekends. Late evenings seem to have less selections overall as well. The times I have been there on weekend nights before 9PM, the amount of various selections and cuts of meat were always more plentiful. Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, Sausages and Offal. My experiences on the weekend have always included a rolling cart with premium and unusual cuts of meat, whereas I have never seen the cart on weekdays....however, I will say the sirloin/red meat option only is very consistent

      1. I'm hoping you get some more responses to this too. I've read through quite a few threads here on Chow. I've seen several names pop up:
        • Rio Rodizio -- although even before reading your comments, I wasn't drawn to a rodizio with a sushi menu!
        * Brasilia Grill -- as mentioned here
        * Fernanzez––Not sure if it's fully open after the fire

        I'm hoping to find a recommendation for a great rodizio so I can surprise my husband for his birthday. I don't need fancy -- just as reliable as possible. We're not getting to eat out as much as we'd like ($), so I want to make the most of it.

        We haven't been to Ironbound in several years, but we'll be back in the area and can use the tips for there or other general North Jersey picks.

        Brasilia Grill
        99 Monroe St, Newark, NJ 07105

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        1. re: eamcd

          Well, it wasn't northern NJ- but we did have amazing rodizio in the city. Churasccaria Plataforma was well worth the price and the drive. Amazing caparinias as well.