About Novilhos Brazilian SteakHouse

12405 SE 38th St
Bellevue, WA 98006-1201
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Welcome to Novilhos!

The Brazilian "Churrasco" has been a tradition for generations in Southern Brazil, where Gauchos (Brazilian Cowboys) pierced large pieces of meat and slowly grilled them over open flamed pits.

With a fixed price and this unique style of barbecue, Novilhos features continuous service of sixteen selections of beef, chicken, pork, lamb and sausage, all slowly spin-roasted, preserving their natural flavors and textures.

When perfectly grilled, these delectable cuts are brought to you directly from the grill and expertly served by our carvers, dressed in Gaucho attire.

Novilhos' unique concept also offers an elaborated and sumptuous salad buffet with a variety of fresh cut vegetables, gourmet salads and side dishes, along with imported cheeses, cold cuts and other tasty seasonal items.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm-2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm; Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday: 4:30pm-10:00pm; Sunday: 4:30pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
124th ST.

Dress Code:
Formal Attire

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 603-1111

Website:
http://www.novilhos.com/

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Novilhos Brazilian SteakHouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Excellent service

Dined on April 24, 2016

Attentive and accommodating staff. Everyone worked as a team

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

go hungry!

Dined on April 19, 2016

This was our first experience at a Brazilian style meat house. The meats were seasoned well and mostly tender. Go easy on the salad bar so you still have room for sampling all of the meats.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Must try

Dined on April 12, 2016

If you are into quality and great tasting meats. This is the place not to miss. A host of a variety of meats from a great fillet mignon, sirloin, and even chicken wrapped in bacon, it really is a meat lovers paradise. This is complemented by a salad bar that in itself is worth the visit. My wife and I totally enjoyed and will come back for more. Btw, the service is excellent. They make you feel at home and attend to you like you are royalty. All with a smile. At one point my wife wanted a well done portion; the server said give him a moment; a few minutes later, viola! Just what my wife wanted.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Very nice Brazilian Steakhouse.

Dined on April 12, 2016

The food and service are very good but I went on a Monday night and not all selections were available but yet the price was the same. Other than that, the customer service and food are good, just need to either communicate items not available or lower the price if they are not.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I love Novilhos

Dined on April 9, 2016

The more you eat, the better the value. I have never eaten so much excellently bbq'd meat in one sitting. The only negative was the unexpected high price of the cocktail I ordered.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5

Amazing meats!

Dined on April 7, 2016

Amazing meats!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Yummy!

Dined on April 3, 2016

The meats are tasty and favorable . The service is excellent. I the salad bar has a variety of great sides. The drinks are also delicious.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

amazing pork, good beef, didn't like the chicken

Dined on April 2, 2016

A little pricy, I would do lunch option before doing another dinner to see if there is a big difference in options.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Novilhos

Dined on March 27, 2016

We enjoyed our Easter lunch so very much!! The staff was very attentive and the food was great! The salad bar is amazing and the selection of the meats served bt the waiters were so very tasty! We will be back for dinner since some of the meats we wanted to try are only served during that time. We are delighted that it is located on the Eastside! Well done Novilhos....well done. Thank you again!!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I love Novilhos

Dined on March 27, 2016

Good environment, delicious food, drinks and desserts. Perfect for a date or a big event.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

Found the perfect spot for Easter brunch

Dined on March 27, 2016

We couldn't have asked for a more special place to have Easter brunch. Even though we arrived 30 minutes before our scheduled reservation, they seated us right away. The salad bar spread was very well balanced. I wished our server took his time to explain how it worked rather than being so rushed. We missed the best of the deal....the steaks. Since we feasted so much on the salad bar. We will be back but next time we will have to save room for the steaks.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

The service was exceptional. However, s ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

The service was exceptional. However, some of the items were not up to expectation. In addition, some of the meats skipped right past us, even with our green showing to say yes. It was a good one time experience.

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Always a pleasant experience

Dined on March 27, 2016

Took a new person tonight and they loved the experience. Always good food and excellent service

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful day for the family.

Dined on March 27, 2016

Son certainly his 20th birthday. Great had a good time. Recommended place special occasions.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great restaraunt for special occasion!

Dined on March 26, 2016

I love going to novilhos!! We usually come here for special occasions! The food is amazing!! Unlimited meat is always a great thing!the mushroom risotto is my delicious!! So I the creme Brulee!! Great service as well!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience3
service1
value2

Good churrascaria, terrible service

Dined on March 23, 2016

The food was ok; probably one of the better salad bars I've seen at a churrascaria, and the meat selection was decent. But the service was atrocious. Ordered drinks and the side dishes (potatoes, plantains, etc) didn't come until dinner was pretty much finished, I got my first water refill with my dessert. There's not much to waiting on tables at churrascaria - just bring drinks. And they botched that part pretty badly.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Breat Brunch

Dined on March 20, 2016

Had been here before with family for dinner, this time was for a treat to my co-workers on my shift for a chance to eat great food, have a wonderful day and enjoy our selves in a non work environment. They loved the place and had a great time.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service1
value2

Very slow service and limited selection--this time

vip
Dined on March 17, 2016

I visited this place many times, and this time ranked among the lowest. We got there at 6 pm, and were off to a very slow start. We had to wait about 10 minutes between each visit from the pasadores with the meat, and for almost an hour, the selection was limited to 3 things that they kept offering again and again. I hadn't visited here for a midweek dinner before. I wonder if they skimp on the quantities or selection during the week or something. Suffice it to say that I probably won't come here again during the week, or at least wait until later into dinner time. Whatever is going on, please fix it!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food4
ambience4
service5
value1

Overpriced

Dined on March 15, 2016

The food is very good, but it's overpriced. I paid $180 for a dinner for 2.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great service!

Dined on March 12, 2016

We keep returning back to this restaraunt, great experience every time.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

Staff are friendly. Food is good!

Dined on March 12, 2016

Staff are friendly. Food is good!

food5
ambience5
service5

Great service from everyone at Novilhos ...

Dined on March 12, 2016

Great service from everyone at Novilhos - hostess, waitress, servers - all very pleasant and welcoming

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great experience

Dined on March 5, 2016

The overall experience was really good; great food, great service.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

What happened to the service?

Dined on March 4, 2016

Service was not good. Indifferent, cold, almost non-existent. Food was good. Not sure if I want to return, there are so many other restaurants with great and excellent service. Lots of work to do in this place.

food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Great evening out

Dined on March 3, 2016

Wonderful salad bar and the meat is delicious! Would the price!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Best steak meal of my life (60 years old!)

Dined on March 2, 2016

I've eaten at top steak restaurants in Chicago, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Seattle, but this meal topped the list!!! Best flavor - Best presentation - Best Service - Best Variety i have ever had!!! Well worth the price!!!!! ENJOY!!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Pricey but unique

Dined on February 29, 2016

This is a fun place to go for special occasions and lots of food. All you can eat meat, plus they will take into account how you prefer it to be cooked.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

Awesooooooooooooom-EH!

Dined on February 28, 2016

Awesooooooooooooom-EH!

food2
ambience4
service3
value3

A little less than desired

Dined on February 28, 2016

Servers were rare to come by and offer meats. Most cuts were tough and lacking flavor. Waitress was really nice and they did give a free dessert for the birthday person who attended with us, so that was nice and appreciated. Compared to Fogo de Chao it was lacking in many areas.

food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Fantastic place for our 24th Anniversary

Dined on February 23, 2016

I have become a huge fan of Novilhos Brazilian Steakhouse over the last few years and my wife and I have made it our Anniversary dinner tradition. We started with delicious Caipirinhas a house specialty. Next was the well portioned salad bar with fresh meets and cheeses and a superb risotto. Just as we returned to our seats, the gaucho-adorned servers came around with skewers of succulent rib-eye, followed by a parmesan-encrusted pork. We ordered a nice wine suggested by the waiter and the meats kept on coming. There was top sirloin, bottom sirloin, lamb, filet wrapped in bacon, little sausages, barbequed pork ribs and tasty chicken legs. By the end of the meal we were completely stuffed. I think we will continue this Anniversary tradition!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Great experience two weeks in a row!

vip
Dined on February 21, 2016

Great experience two weeks in a row!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing cuisine!

Dined on February 16, 2016

Awesome food that just wouldn't stop....until you turned your coin over :-) Staff was attentive and responsive. Had a business client there for dinner and will definitely be back soon.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service1
value3

Great food, bad service

Dined on February 15, 2016

The taste of those meats were awesome. Every single item on that buffet was delicious. Whoever, the quality of service was very poor. After making a reservation one month in advance for a valentine's day date, we got seated by the emergency exit. Great, not. Our waitress comes up and ask for what we want to drink. Few minutes later, we get our drinks. That was at 6:42pm, and we didn't get a refill until 7:28pm. After the refills, we didn't see her again until dessert time. For the amount of money you pay, we thought service would've been the last thing we worry about.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Valentine's Dinner

Dined on February 15, 2016

We went with a group of 6. The salad bar is amazing. would have been satisfied with just that. Then the meat started coming. All of the beef items were very good, with the rib eye being outstanding. The chicken and pork items seemed to be dry and over cooked. The ribs were burnt and over sauced. The lamb was not to anyone's liking. Tasted like wild game. All in all it was a good experience and we will return.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

Good for meat lovers

Dined on February 14, 2016

The food was good but pretty generic in flavor. Cafeteria style and not very intimate. Great if you are hungry and want meat.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Good to very good

Dined on February 13, 2016

Overall experience was good to very good. BBQ ribs very good. Most beef and lamb tough. Many meats excessively salty. Nice salad bar, sides and rolls. Pricey but reasonable if special occasion at lunch ($28.50) or brunch($32.50). Don't think I would pay the price for same items at dinner ($52.50).

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

Novilhos at its best again! Great food a ...

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

Novilhos at its best again! Great food and great service. It was all perfect despite the less than friendly young lady at the reception :) everything from the sides to the meat and desert was great! and as for the opening statement... We were regulars for a long time but then sadly service degraded and stopped coming. That about 6 months ago and now we tried again and it was great!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing Food

Dined on February 13, 2016

We made last-minute, day-of reservations for lunch for a table for 4 through OpenTable and we still had an awesome lunch experience. The servers even recognize my dad, who, I'm sorry to say, tends to be a little obnoxious since all he ever requests from the servers is the "house special" to come by our table. This time around, I have never seen them come to us so often! So I guess, lesson learned: ask and you shall receive! Anyway, I want to let the staff and servers know that you have great customer service! The food is always great and we can't wait to stop by again. Thank you for being accommodating for us! Especially my dad...haha.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Good Food

Dined on February 5, 2016

I enjoy eating at this restaurant and is somewhere we will go again. The food is excellent!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great experience

Dined on February 5, 2016

Food was amazing and service was attentive. Great selection of meets and the salad bar was fresh and varied.

Tags: special occasion

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