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Borlaxx
08-30-2011, 02:14 PM
I saw Mechatool is coming to Orlando (area where I live) and I suggested Texes De Brazil.

This is by far my favorite restaurant in the Orlando area. They have several location across the country.

Basically, it is a high class all you can eat meat orgy. They have people walking around the dinning room with the best steaks, pork, etc you will likely ever have, and all you have to do is say you want it and they will put it on your plate, as much as you can eat. My fav is either the bacon wraped filet mignon or the lamb chops, but I haven't tried anything there that I wouldn't rate a 10/10.

They also have a high class salad bar, with the best Lobster Bisque soup I have ever had, and other high end stuff like fresh mozzerella, etc.

If I could afford it, and if it wouldn't give me a heart attack, I would eat here every day.

From what I remember, it aint cheap. I think like $50 per adult when you include the tip, but so worth it if you like meat and have a big appetite. You would want to call for pricing. You would also want to make a reservation as they tend to fill up on busy nights.

Kids under 2 are free, kids 3-5 are $5, and kids 6-12 are half price.

If you sign up for their eclub (http://texasdebrazil.fbmta.com/members/UpdateProfile.aspx?Action=Subscribe&InputSource=W) you get a coupon for 25% off, and you also get coupons for a free meal with a purchase of a meal on your birthday and wedding anniversary. They will also periodically send you out coupons throughout the year.

Here is their website: http://www.texasdebrazil.com/

Try not to drool on your keyboard.

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Law
08-30-2011, 02:36 PM
I've never eaten at a Brazilian steakhouse. They seem to be the new fad in dining, popping up all over the place. But there is two things holding me back from my most favorite food item..steak:

The price and the amount..
The price to get to clean your chin all night seems a bit high, and I know TdB is one of the highest.
The amount... it just doesn't register with me.. all you can eat steak? Really, I'm full after a steak, there is no need to over do it when it comes to steak..a nice 12oz or even 16oz Filet/Strip/Ribeye is way plenty for my somewhat, normal-size belly. Then you start adding in bread, salad or soup or app.., forget the dessert! Next thing you know, after beer and or wine, you're up to 80-90 dollars for two people! (I heard the salad bar is around 40.00 dollars.)

I don't know..it just seems too gimmicky, I would much rather go to a nice meat market and pick out a beast of a rib-eye and cook it to perfection on my own grill, and buy a bottle of wine for the same price as two glasses..

Borlaxx
08-30-2011, 02:43 PM
I've never eaten at a Brazilian steakhouse. They seem to be the new fad in dining, popping up all over the place. But there is two things holding me back from my most favorite food item..steak:

The price and the amount..
The price to get to clean your chin all night seems a bit high, and I know TdB is one of the highest.
The amount... it just doesn't register with me.. all you can eat steak? Really, I'm full after a steak, there is no need to over do it when it comes to steak..a nice 12oz or even 16oz Filet/Strip/Ribeye is way plenty for my somewhat, normal-size belly. Then you start adding in bread, salad or soup or app.., forget the dessert! Next thing you know, after beer and or wine, you're up to 80-90 dollars for two people! (I heard the salad bar is around 40.00 dollars.)

I don't know..it just seems too gimmicky, I would much rather go to a nice meat market and pick out a beast of a rib-eye and cook it to perfection on my own grill, and buy a bottle of wine for the same price as two glasses..
The price is high, but my god, it is so worth it! The variety is amazing, and trust me, unless you are a fantastic chef, your steaks do not taste this good. I can grill a damn good steak, but it comes nowhere close to this place.

DayliteMag
08-30-2011, 03:06 PM
Great idea for a thread! I eat out a lot and it's sort of hard for me to pick a favourite, but if push comes to shove then I will have to go with Giovanni's here in Ottawa. It is a small'ish italian restaurant located in little Italy. The food is superb and the service is tremendous. I tend to go there for business lunches and they always treat you as though you own the place. Lots of handshaking and "so good to see you again", sort of stuff. It isn't cheap (hence the business lunches which nobody actually pays for out of their own pockets), but it's well worth it. My favourite menu item is Osso Bucco, but it isn't always available at lunch time so I will go with the grilled veal chop with mushroom rissotto. Add a couple of bottles of Amarone Masi and I'm one very happy camper.

Here is a link to their website: http://giovannis-restaurant.com/

Oh, and just to give the place some added "character" the owner was busted as part of an organized crime drug ring. Here is a link to the article:

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/new ... 3fabccc9aa (http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/city/story.html?id=f799ebcc-1635-43e8-adf6-f93fabccc9aa)

You will be glad to hear that the last time I was at Giovanni's Nino was out of prison and had just taken delivery of a brand new Ferrari. And they say crime doesn't pay...pfft!

Retro
08-30-2011, 03:24 PM
My favourite Resturant/pub is the D'Orsay in Quebec City. It's right in the heart of old Quebec City. The pasta is amazing.

http://www.restaurantpubdorsay.com/en/default.asp

Years ago before we were married my wife and I took a trip to Quebec City for a week. On our first night we found this place and went in for dinner. It was quite and the bartender came over and we ended up having a 3 hour conversation with him and two of the other staff. We went there each night and had a blast (especially Thursday night). On our last night there we of course went in for a final dinner at our new favourite place. When we arrived they escorted us to the upstairs area. There was no one else there in that section. The table by a window was all done up with candles and the bartender was waiting for us. They brought out a four course meal that was amazing. They thanked us for coming in each night and said how much they enjoyed having us. As a farewell the dinner and drinks would be on them. Best staff I've ever seen.

6 months later we were at home and bored on a Friday night. My wife say's "I could really go for some pasta at the D'Orsay". So we jumped in the car and made the 9 hour drive, stayed in a hotel and then went out for dinner at the D'Orsay. The second we walked in we were welcomed with open arms. They got a kick out of us driving 9 hours just to get dinner there. But they were that damn good.

Psalm
08-30-2011, 03:53 PM
I have a few places in KC that are awesome....
I would be remiss to not mention Barbeque...
I personally think Kansas Cities best is Oklahoma Joes....everything is insane delish. Its in a Gas station but, that doesn't keep it from being packed constantly. There can be an hour wait at Lunch.... but so worth it.
Zagat rated best BBQ in Kansas City
http://www.oklahomajoesbbq.com/
http://www.oklahomajoesbbq.com/images/home.png

Trez
08-30-2011, 04:01 PM
I have a few places in KC that are awesome....
I would be remiss to not mention Barbeque...
I personally think Kansas Cities best is Oklahoma Joes....everything is insane delish.
Dude, let's hit it up sometime!!! :-c :D

We went to a Brazilian place in LA. It was pretty incredible. They had a grill probably 7 levels high with about 40 skewers of all different succulent meats. The buffet items were awesome also. It was great.

One of my favorite "fad" dining places is the ubiquitous Mongolian BBQ. I love experimenting with all the options. If the meal tastes bad it's your own fucking fault. :))

Borlaxx
08-30-2011, 04:01 PM
I have a few places in KC that are awesome....
I would be remiss to not mention Barbeque...
I personally think Kansas Cities best is Oklahoma Joes....everything is insane delish. Its in a Gas station but, that doesn't keep it from being packed constantly. There can be an hour wait at Lunch.... but so worth it.
Zagat rated best BBQ in Kansas City
http://www.oklahomajoesbbq.com/
I didn't eat there, but when I was in Kansas City for a journalism convention during college we did have some real KC BBQ at B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ (http://bbslawnsidebbq.com/), and it was hands down the best BBQ I have ever had in my life.

The only place that has come close in FL is a place called Cowboys BBQ and Steak Company (http://www.cowboysbarbqueandsteakco.com/) in Okeechobee, FL, and we ate there every day when we were in trial in that area for work..

TrojanTeacher
08-30-2011, 04:04 PM
@Borlax: That place you posted reminds me of Green Fields here in Covina, CA. It servers all sorts of meats (salads of course, but c'mon). http://www.greenfieldchurrascaria.com/index.html It's damn good and a bit pricey, but I like it. It's a Brazilian BBQ as well. There is one in Long Beach, CA and Queens, NY as well.

Trez
08-30-2011, 04:05 PM
I didn't eat there, but when I was in Kansas City for a journalism convention during college we did have some real KC BBQ at B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ (http://bbslawnsidebbq.com/), and it was hands down the best BBQ I have ever had in my life.
I went to BB's with my buddy before Arcade Fire a while back. It was pretty decent, but the steak fries tasted freezer burned. :(

I have to say KC BBQ is the best. The variety of meats and sauces is awesome. So much better than unsauced smoked Texas BBQ or pork heavy BBQ from the South.

Psalm
08-30-2011, 04:06 PM
I have a few places in KC that are awesome....
I would be remiss to not mention Barbeque...
I personally think Kansas Cities best is Oklahoma Joes....everything is insane delish.
Dude, let's hit it up sometime!!! :-c :D

We went to a Brazilian place in LA. It was pretty incredible. They had a grill probably 7 levels high with about 40 skewers of all different succulent meats. The buffet items were awesome also. It was great.

One of my favorite "fad" dining places is the ubiquitous Mongolian BBQ. I love experimenting with all the options. If the meal tastes bad it's your own fucking fault. :))
I forgot we have a Brazillian Steakhouse on the Plaza Trez...fogo de chao. it s really good..but, not KC's flavor.

http://www.fogodechao.com/

Trez
08-30-2011, 04:07 PM
Oh yeah, I've always wanted to try that. Great dining on the plaza for sure!

mechatool
08-30-2011, 04:08 PM
I live in a city that is famous for food, The Big Easy (New Orleans). Anytime we go out to eat, I contemplate it all day at work. There are so many choices it blows my mind. For our 10 year Ann. last week, we went to Delmonico's. http://www.emerils.com/restaurant/3/Eme ... co/welcome (http://www.emerils.com/restaurant/3/Emerils-Delmonico/welcome) I got the Ribeye and the Butter Whipped Potato. It was heaven on a plate.

mechatool
08-30-2011, 04:16 PM
My favorite place to get BBQ in New Orleans is The Joint. www.alwayssmokin.com/index.html (http://www.alwayssmokin.com/index.html) I love their tag line. The Joint, Always Smokin. The place is a run down shack with some funny posters inside. One poster for a BBQ contest they have hannging on the wall reads, "Just like woodstock, but we only smoke pork". =)) =)) =)) =))

Law
08-30-2011, 04:32 PM
I live in a city that is famous for food, The Big Easy (New Orleans). Anytime we go out to eat, I contemplate it all day at work. There are so many choices it blows my mind. For our 10 year Ann. last week, we went to Delmonico's. http://www.emerils.com/restaurant/3/Eme ... co/welcome (http://www.emerils.com/restaurant/3/Emerils-Delmonico/welcome) I got the Ribeye and the Butter Whipped Potato. It was heaven on a plate.

We tried to get into Emerils' when we were in N.O... we ended up at some place called Jean Lefiett's or something like that..it was really good!

But my favorite place is in Costa Rica.. The Gingerbread. It's owned by an ex-rugby, Isreali that doubles as a chef! Here's the website..you don't know what's on the menu because it changes every night. http://gingerbreadarenal.com/
Our family was there on Thanksgiving two years in a row, and it did not disappoint!

johnboy
08-30-2011, 08:18 PM
We have a few nice restaurants in my little town, We have a French restaurant called Bouchon http://www.bouchonbistrot.co.uk/ which was voted best local French restaurant in the UK, on Gordon Ramsay's F word. It's somewhere we've never been as yet but being on a relatively low income, we don't eat out at restaurants very often. Somewhere we do eat and absolutely love is an Indian restaurant called Saathi. They don't have a website but Prince Harry has eaten there. He popped in one night on the way back from an army base out in the sticks not too far from here, there are 3 or 4 Indian restaurants in Hexham and it's the only one we will go to.


On Tuesday night [Prince Harry] dined at Saathi Indian restaurant, on Priestpopple, in Hexham.
The prince showed up at 8.30pm without having booked, to the complete shock of staff.
He was accompanied by seven friends, three of whom were security.
They asked for two tables and the security team sat separately.
The prince ate a chicken korma and enjoyed a rum and Coke. He even helped pass dishes to the staff. Harry and his four friends gave a tip of 11.
Owner Titu Sultan Ahad said: "It was an experience I do not think I will ever get again in my life."

Hexham Courant (Alex Fotheringham)

Kid_Bananas
10-15-2011, 01:14 PM
I like Brazilian BBQ it s great since I am big fan of variety. I do not have a favorite res truant since I like trying new and different things.

http://www.frenchlaundry.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_French_Laundry

I have to say that my best dining experience was at French Laundry that I got invited to go with my parents on their anniversary. I could never afford to go there on my own dime. I can only hope to go back one more time in my life if it still of a high quality. The restaurant is French. I think I had 8 courses with wine pairings. I was definitely in a drunken food coma by the end of the night. This place is so poplar you can only make reservations 2 months in advance and it fills up fast.

Borlaxx
06-15-2012, 11:26 AM
http://www.willowtreecafe.com/

A large group of family is having dinner at The Willow Tree German restaurant tonight in honor of my grandmother who passed away because this was her favorite restaurant, and mine as well. Real German food rocks, and real German beer, well, there isn't any beer better IMO. Add in the live Polka music (perfect drinking music) and it isn't just dinner, it is an experience.

Not anyone I know in pics below, just pics online from The Willow Tree.

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Pwizzle99
06-15-2012, 11:57 AM
Cafe de Work Grill!!!! That's where I go to work on overtime and grill steaks while getting paid $45/hr. Lol

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Jackie R
06-15-2012, 12:18 PM
A large group of family is having dinner at The Willow Tree German restaurant tonight in honor of my grandmother who passed away because this was her favorite restaurant, and mine as well. Real German food rocks, and real German beer, well, there isn't any beer better IMO. Add in the live Polka music (perfect drinking music) and it isn't just dinner, it is an experience.
That's a real nice way to honor her Nate. Looks really good too! =p~