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“Lots of good food, although on the expensive side. Service good until our waiter asked for an extra tip just for him.”

CT Boucherie - Leblon
Ranked #33 of 14,412 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Leblon
Reviewed December 20, 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us by a Swedish chap staying at our hotel who had lived in Leblon for 3 years before moving back to Sweden.

This is not a fancy place, the place mats have a picture of a cow with the different cuts of meat marked on it, that are on wooden tables. The menu lists the different cuts of meat and the other mains available and then the sides are delivered separately to the table in large pots/pans by the various waiters and you choose which sides, and the quantity of them, that you want. We ordered 2 Picaniha cuts of steak (about BRL100 each) that were both cooked to order and were delicious. We were then also offered, as if on a production line, a range of side dishes including boiled potatoes, mash, broccoli, beetroot, zucchini, okra, crumbled biscuits, ratatouille, polenta, apple passionfruit, potato crisps, rice, toasted faroa plus some others. All of the food was very tasty.

Wine list was not large but we had a good bottle of Merlot.

We were too full to even contemplate dessert.

Service was friendly and efficient and when the bill arrived we left the requisite 10% amount of service charge that had been added to the total bill to cover the service. It was at this stage that the whole ambiance of the evening changed when our waiter, who had only taken our order and delivered the mains, not any of the numerous sides, requested a tip. When I said that I had left a 10% tip he said, quite rudely, that we should leave an extra tip just for him. This was quite embarrassing and, after a quick reflection, we decided that his service didn't require any extra reward, but we still left the restaurant feeling a little bit guilty.

As a result of this I wouldn't recommend this restaurant, even though the food was plentiful and quite tasty.

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Thank westy54
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

We had been on the road for a month and this was our last dinner so we wanted to go top shelf. The place has been highly rated and I felt they did a really good job with their food. Especially the meat, we got a nice strip steak for around $ 35- and lots of ( like 10 ) sides with it. Yeah they were only medium spoonfuls, but you got the taste & it was plenty. The weird thing was that we know we cannot eat 2 entrees, so we shared the steak which was actually more than enough. Also shared a ceasar salad and got a bottle of wine. They were cool with that but were watching us like hawks so that we did not share the sides ..What is up with that? We did not ask for more than they offered or seconds. It was so silly, the youngish matre'd out front scolded us once, then had his eye on us the rest of the evening .
So we had to sneak tastes between us.What was the point?
With a 3:1 exchange rate ,even this dinner was totally reasonable, although by local standards I suppose a but pricey. Service was good, the steak was excellent, the weak wine recommendation was not appropriate for a big steak. No room for dessert and probably would not return due to so many other choices in town.

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Thank Travelbug1155
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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

Disappointing... this restaurant use to be a must in Rio, but unfortunately the quality and options of main courses have dropped dramatically. The wine list also diminished with modest wines at expensive prices.
Not going back.

Thank Alvaro M
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

We were recommended this place by a food tour who cancelled on us due to lack of numbers. We were not disappointed. It's not cheap but the steak was superb and the service was outstanding. And then we need to talk about the sides!! They just kept coming and coming; we thought we were maybe being taken for a ride and were going to get charged for them all at the end, but no all part of the experience. Most of the waiting staff spoke English which was a bonus too.

Thank Kman2525
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Both meats and dessert are delicious.
The all-you-can-eat menu is perfect.

The restaurant is pricey, but you will enjoy the environment, the staff and the location.

Thank mameira
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