Last week hubby and I discussed what we were going to do this weekend. Eventually he asked if I would go to ReRico Brazilian Grill with him in Springfield. He’s been wanting to try a Brazilian Steakhouse out and he found this one. I just so happened to find a groupon the day before for this steakhouse. So we decided to make reservations (so glad we did) and head up for a fun day of togetherness.
Our reservations were for 6:30 but by about 6 we’d exhausted all of what we wanted to do so we headed to the restaurant early. They were busy by 6 and said they really couldn’t get us in until closer to our reservation, no problem.
We were standing close to the hostess station and in the 30 minutes we were there the wait time (without reservations) went from 25 minutes to an hour wait. The lobby was packed! That to me was a sign this place might be good. The gentleman standing next to me asked if it was always packed or if it was packed because Valentine’s Day was coming up this week, but sadly I didn’t know.
6:30 on the spot, they called our name and we had a table. So you come in and they take your drink order, we both went with Sweet Tea, although trying one of the many Brazilian style drinks could have been fun too. Then they ask if you’ve dined with them before. No, ok well you get your first course, unlimited trips to the salad bar, then when you’re ready you flip from red to green, the waiter brings you a clean plate and the guys with meat come around. The meat is generally cooked Medium to Medium Rare but if you need more done, they’ll accommodate you. Plus you get sides and then (not included in price) you have the dessert cart come around.
Warning: Don’t fill up on all the before stuff!
- Piconha: House Special Rump Roast
- Filet com bacon: Filet wrapped in bacon
- Frango Peito: Chicken Breast with bacon
- Bife Chorizo: K.C. Strip
- Fraldinha: Hoseradish Sirloin
- Lombinho: Pork Loin
- Salsichao: Beef Sausage
- Alcatra: Top Sirloin
- Parmesan Filet
- Leg of Lamb
- Brazilian Crispy Banana
- Sea Bass
- Fried Shrimp
We also tried the pineapple, apparently I didn’t get a picture of it. It was ok but not what I expected. We passed on the Horseradish Sirloin, well I’m not sure why. We also passed on the beef sausage as I’m not real crazy about sausage cooked that way. Shame on me, I should have tried it all!
My only complaint about any of the meat, is some of it was a little on the cold side. I like a nice hot steak. It really didn’t take away from the flavor or make me want to eat less and I so know why there was cooler meat – heck I’d cool off being carried around as well :).
Now prior to coming here, hubby read the reviews and we found a hilarious review some gal left on yelp about the dessert guy. I won’t share it here, but it was humorous. I’d just like to state we didn’t experience a pushy dessert gal. In fact, she was at the table next to us talking to them and I heard Tiramisu Cheesecake. Oy I was so stuffed but anytime anyone says Tiramisu, I’m kind of sold. So she came to us next.
You cannot go wrong with this dessert! Hubby and I got one to share. It had great flavor, the presentation was nice, everything about it was fabulous! Yeah, we’re a sucker for Tiramisu, then add cheesecake and well, you’ve got it covered.