Texas de Brazil – 1011 3rd Avenue, Manhattan, New York
Imagine this: You’re seated at a table and with a simple flip of a small round card from red to green the magic begins. Servers decked in Brazilian attire breeze by your table with selections of meat, cooked medium rare on a skewer. The food doesn’t stop until you flip your card back to red and yell for mercy, only to be rolled out completely stuffed.
I recently checked out Texas de Brazil and it lived up to the hype around endless amounts of food. Everything from the salad bar to the hot food station to the waiters running around with different types of meats screamed indulgence.
First stop is the salad bar. With 50-60 fresh gourmet items, the salad area is seemingly everything one’s heart could desire. There are slices of manchego cheese, hearty stalks asparagus, fresh mozzarella balls, sushi options, Brazilian potato salad, olives and much more.
Then the meats start to arrive. Everything is heavily seasoned and cooked medium rare. The meats are all extremely tender and deliciously incredible. We’re talking filet mignon wrapped in bacon, braised beef ribs, pork ribs, leg of lamb, flank steak, etc. The different cuts of beef and lamb were probably my favorite, with the chicken and pork being the meats I’d pass on. (If you’re going for an all-you-can-eat feast, you might as well stick to the good stuff.)
This is the last place I’d go if I was on a diet, but since I’m not, bring on the meat sweats! I had my favorite cuts of meat, and the chicken and pork weren’t anything to write home about, but the overall experience was great. From the second we walked in, the waitstaff was EXTREMELY friendly and courteous. I’ve never felt like anyone truly cared so much about how I liked the food. If you’re in New York City and want to pig out, Texas de Brazil has your name on it.
Please note: I received a complimentary meal from Texas de Brazil.