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Fantastic! Food Quality: 10; Atmosphere: 10; Service: 9We went to the new Brazilian Steakhouse on Thursday evening. Greeted by a friendly and courteous hostess, we were impressed with the atmosphere. There is an air of familiarity of the former Amerigo with the fireplace and blue pearl granite bar; however, what is striking is the eleveated dining room floor is gone and the centerpiece of the restaurant is the gourmet salad bar. The salad selections are unique, fresh, and abundant. After enjoying an excellent salad, we were greeted by a never ending supply and selection of unparalleled meats by the passadores or gauchos. The spears were filled with beef (filet and sirloin), pork (picanha and sausage); chicken, and lamb chops. The flavor and quality were superior. The owner, Vilmar Zenzen, is integrally involved in the operations and both greeted us and check on our meal. He explained that his purveyor is Buckhead Beef Company. The quality of the meat that Buckhead Beef provides is perhaps the best in the industry. Also, I learned that Mr. Zenzen is Brazilian by birth and lived in the United States for the last 14 years operating Churrascarias.
The price is reasonable, $29.00 considering the quality and quantity of the food and dining experience. The same experience in Atlanta would cost you almost double. For those that are meat eaters like my wife, there is plenty of salada and vegetables available for a more modest price. Also, the wine list is excellent and pricing ranges from low $20.00 to $40.00. Again, reasonable. Please be patient with the service. The restaurant has only been opened for a few days. Whatever transgressions the staff might make, is overcome with friendliness and eagerness to learn.
This is perhaps the best dining experience I have had in Knoxville! Knoxville congratulations on landing a "big city" restaurant! I wholeheartedly recommend Brazeiros!