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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