After narrowing our choices down to a South African restaurant and a Brazilian restaurant, we settled on Brazil Brazil Restaurant on 46th St. between 8th and 9th Avenues. We very much enjoyed our experience, and while the food was good, the title of the post is a bit misleading. This was the first time that either Lori or I had tried real Brazilian food.
When we arrived around 7:00 we were greeted by a very friendly host. We informed him that we had reservations, but that we'd like to have an adult beverage at the bar before dinner.
There was a Prix Fixe menu for $25 per person available, but we decided to order from the regular menu to try a few things that looked really good. We started with the Tapas appetizer which consisted of Frango a Passarinho (fried chicken), Camarao Alho e Oleo (sauteed shrimp), and a chicken pastry. The shrimp was very good, and the chicken pastry was both excellent and different than anything I had had before. We really enjoyed both of those. The chicken was a bit dry and overcooked.
|Outside Seating Area|
Lori's dish was fantastic. The sauce was delicious and flavorful, the seafood was cooked perfectly, and it went well with the black beans and rice that came with it. I even stole some of the sauce to eat with my Paelha because it was so good.
|Bobo de Camarao|
Since we were so full after dinner, we decided to walk off our meals before getting coffee and dessert somewhere else.
Overall, we were very happy with our dinner at Brazil Brazil. If I had to grade it, I'd give it a solid "B". We enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was very good. I can't compare the food to other Brazilian food, but we generally liked our choices. On our next trip to the city, we'll likely try a different restaurant simply due to the multitude of great choices, but I'm glad that we ended here during this trip.