Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Restaurant Week- Boi Na Braza

I went to Boi Na Braza last night for the Downtown Cincinnati Restaurant Week deal. For $35, unlimited salad bar, unlimited cuts of meat from of 5 differerent kinds, and a dessert.

The salad bar had quite the selection. A good variety of fresh cheeses, lots of vegetables besides just lettuce, and a few cooked side dishes like shitake mushrooms and mashed potatoes. It was one of the better salad bars I've seen, but you don't go to a Brazilian Steakhouse to fill up on salad. After a small sampling plate, I flipped the plastic market from red to green, indicating to the servers that I wanted meat. For the next 45 minutes, different pieces of chicken, lamb, filet mignon etc., some wrapped in bacon, was constantly ending up on our plates.

We were finally stuffed, our server, Uziel (I apologize if I spelled it wrong) came by to offer dessert. He recommended the papaya cream, because it tasted great and it "helped with digesting." We decided to at least try a spoon of the papaya cream since it was included in what we paid for.

Uziel was absolutely right- the papaya cream was amazing and it did help settle our stomachs after eating all that meat. We ate it at a relaxed pace while having a lively discussion with Uziel about the lack of public transportation in Cincinnati and differences between American and Brazilian culture.

It was a great night, and if you have the appetite, a good value. Uziel gave us each 2 $10 gift certificates to use when we come back some time as a parting gift. I think I heard that is pretty common practice at Boi Na Braza.

I meant to bring my camera and take a picture of all the cuts of meat on my plate, but I sadly left it at home. Insert a mental image of a plate of different delicious meats here.

One thing that surprised me was how empty the place was. Granted, we went at 9:00 on Tuesday night, but I had figured a lot of people would relish the opportunity to have all you can eat meat for $35. I'm not sure what the normal rate is for the place, so maybe it was not much of a deal. They usually have 15 different cuts of meat, but the 5 included for the restaurant week deal were plenty.

Off to Jeff Ruby's tonight!

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty sure it costs $80 for all you can eat for 15 different cuts of meat. This was an amazing deal!! A MUST do for next year's resturant week.