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“Trying too hard, very bland.”
Review of Rodizio Grill

Rodizio Grill
Ranked #23 of 119 Restaurants in Maple Grove
Cuisines: Brazilian, Steakhouse, South American
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This is a brand new Brazilian Steakhouse located in the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes shopping area. It just opened last Thursday and I ate there on opening day and would like to review it.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Trying too hard, very bland.”
Reviewed 14 July 2012 via mobile

Like others have stated the waitress service was bad, but the guys bringing the flavor less meat around were very helpful.

We didn't have booze and it was still $80 for two, and most of what was brought to us had no taste. The bacon wrapped turkey was good and the brazillian pot roast was a brighter spot but the rest was like another guy stated Old Country Buffet on a sword.

Oh and the 'endless appetizers' probably are endless because you can't finish the few they bring to the table. They taste like old donuts made in old grease.

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2 Thank MinnesotaWT
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great salad bar and variety of meats”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

loved that you have the option of just the salad bar for $19.95 if you don't want to partake in the endless supply of grilled meats. Salad bar has a variety of salads, grilled veggies, cheeses, and even warm side dishes. Meats are delish! Be warned that a few of us at our table had some meat juices splattered on them as the servers were moving their skewers from person to person.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank mnchuns
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Do not recommend - old country buffet on a sword”
Reviewed 13 May 2012 via mobile

We dined there Saturday night, dressed up thinking it would be like Fogo de Chao, it is Nothing like Fogo. Food is mediocre at best, we had to stack our plates and go get our own clean plates. It has a cafeteria atmosphere, noisy, very casual. Appetizers are all Fried...rather tasteless, there is no ribeye or filet. We paid $100 for two dinners and two alcoholic drinks - could have gone to Pittsburgh Blue for the same price and got a great cut of meat. We will not go back, such a let down.

3 Thank MNtraveler50
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 929 helpful votes
“Would NOT Recommend”
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Possibly one of the worst dining experiences I've encountered in a long time. Had the salad bar only option for $20 on a Saturday night. Once the server took the order we barely saw her for drink refills, appetizer refills or just to see how we were doing. Totally ignored by this server. We're eating on 3 stacked plates because our table was not bussed. It was frustrating until a server from another section noticed us and cleared the plates and brought refills thankfully! The salad bar itself was not worth $20. I've had better salads at Ruby Tuesdays or Byerly's the grocery store. For $20 I'd expect a pretty amazing selection of delicious offerings and this just wasn't the case. The prepared salads tasted like institutional dorm food. he appetizers were all deep fried. Can't comment on the meat options because we didn't try them. Finally some sort of a management person came around and asked how we enjoyed our meal as we ready to leave. I told him the service was nonexistent and the food we tried was mediocre at best...his response was "it's not for everyone and maybe you'll come back or maybe you won't". UNBELIEVABLE response from a manager at a new restaurant trying to gain business. Safe to say I won't be back nor will I be recommend this place to anyone.

  • Visited May 2012
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4 Thank PlanetR
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Mpls, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Wow, dare I review this? I want to get a table”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

This is hands down the best new place in the area. The food is simply amazing. The service exceptional. Tha value amazing too, $ 20.00 for all you can eat lunch buffet! Loved it! Please don't tell your friends! Amazing Brazillian and authentic to a T. 5000 out of 5 stars!!!

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