655 Rodi Rd, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1523540.446923 -79.827573
Exceptional Brazilian Churrascaria! – I've been to several Brazilian Churrascaria's in my day, notably in NYC and elsewhere. The Green Forest looks a bit odd on the approach because it resembles a corporate center more than a restaurant. Once inside, we were reassured with a spacious and airy restaurant where we were given some room to relax, without overhearing our neighbors' breathing. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The carvers were helpful and generous (when asked to be). The food quality, from the salad/appetizer bar to the meats, was exceptional. High quality ingredients and appealing presentation were the focus in Green Forest. The price was more than fair (around $26 per adult for everything except drinks and dessert - we stuck with non-alcoholic drinks to keep the price reasonable). If you like, you can BYOB and pay a modest corking fee (around $2, I think). Finally, we were allowed to take our time; we were never rushed in the way I have experienced at other similar restaurants. Choose carefully, take your time, and you won't be disappointed. Overall, this place was a genuine winner and I will certainly return when I'm in Pittsburgh again. Well done!
Wicked Good – Great place!!! The food was excellent! The service was as well.... one warning.. the brazilian soda (pronounced "Gwadana") is 6 bucks a pop. The meat they bring around is excellent and the salad bar has various types of seafood and salads.. all good. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Good parking as well. If you're a coffee drinker, have the coffee. It is very similar to the style found in Brazil, which is very strong but very good.
Brazilian Churrascaria you can't go wrong with!!!! – This place is awesome! You cannot go wrong with this place. There is no reason I will not go back at least once a month! I usually end up spending $20 per person + tips at any steak house in pittsburgh. This place is a little bit more expensive BUT it is ALL YOU CAN EAT!! Do you hear me? ALL YOU CAN EAT (Filet mignon wrapped in bacon, Pork Tenderloin, Beef Tenderloin, Skirt Steak, Flank Steak, Rib Eye, T-bone, Ribs, Leg of Lamb, Sausage, Small chicken wings and more I am sure I am forgetting off the grill) Salad bar has a lot to offer including ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB LEGS!!! Sushi as well!!!! There was also SWORDFISH as an option as well as Rice, beans and other assortments!!!
So here is what you get...
ALL YOU CAN EAT!
Steak (Various types), sausage, Pork, ribs, chicken and lamb
Sushi (Not huge portions like a japanese restaurant but still sushi)
Swordfish(I also was told other days they have trout, salmon and other types of fish)
All of this was $32.00 per person + tips and drinks
How much do you spend for all you can eat crab legs at any other place in pittsburgh?
How much do you spend for a (1 COURSE) steak dinner at any steak house in pittsburgh?
Why not have ALL YOU CAN EAT + more options for $12.00 more?
The staff was so friendly and I even spoke with the owners! How many times have you spoken with an owner of any other place? Very warm welcome and it feels like they care about each and every person that is there. I went on a Thursday and it was early in the evening. There were only 4 other parties there.
Im sure I am forgetting other stuff so I will have to stop back out there to remind myself soon! This place was too good not to write a review about and share with everybody who loves to eat and have a little bit of culture as much as I do! They also have deserts, BYOB with no charge but will have a Bar soon...but I dont drink so :P
Food was good... but romantic is a STRETCH – My boyfriend and I were in town and tried this place based on the good reviews. Romantic? Definitely not. The food was good. Some of the meats were fatty but we just cut it off and moved on. We were there at 7:30pm on a Sunday, which I guess is a slow night, because we had to ask for meats... they stopped coming out 15 mins after we sat down. The cold buffet was good but not extensive. Our waitress was great... attentive and friendly. Our fellow diners were disgusting... we were one of 3 tables and the other 2 were loudly talking on cell phones and screaming about how expensive their bills were ($32 a person is NOT a bad deal). I would recommend going on a Fri or Sat night when it is busier and there are more meats coming out.
Yummy!!! – I went to my first churrascaria on my honeymoon in Aruba and loved it! I never dreamed I could find a Brazilian steakhouse in Pittsburgh but a quick google search proved me wrong. We went to the Green Forest and it was delicious. The restaurant was clean, the servers were super attentive and the meat just kepty coming. Lots of great variety on the buffet table.....I can't say enough great things. The only bad part was that I loved everyhting so much I couldnt possibly have 2nds!!! Great experience and great restaurant.
Something for the whole family – Our family went to the Green Forest for dinner to mark the end of summer vacation for the kids... It was up to dad to make the choice of where to go. Dad turned out to be a hero! Between the well stocked salad bar, hot buffet, and the many selections of various cuts of meat that kept coming to the table, there was something for everyone's tastes. Is this a five star restaurant? No. But it's a fun place, with good food, and courteous staff. We will go there again.
SAY YES TO BRAZILIAN – The person who wrote the negative "say no to Brazilian" review exposes himself as uncultured by mocking the waitress' accent. Ignore that review and listen to everyone else -- this place is great!
SAY NO TO BRAZILIAN FOOD – I was treated to the Green Forest Restaurant by my oldest son May of 2005 who was told they had good food. I saved up all day after reading the reviews of this restaurant and was looking forward to it. To my dismay, I was not pleased. I thought the food was bland to be a Brazilian restaurant and there were not enough tasty hot items on the buffet bar. The waitress had an accent and we could not understand some of the things she was saying and she became inpatient with us because we did not understand her. The meat servers were complaining as well as other tables because they felt the meat was not coming out fast enough. I also waited 20 minutes at the buffet for them to bring out more ranch dressing after asking for it.
Who'd think to look for Brazilian barbecue in Penn Hills? – The Scene
Large families, groups of adults, and couples all enjoying the food-lover's delight. One can eat till they are filled, and flip a marker (red on one side, green on the other) to tell the waiter to stop. Sounds easy, but with the choices and quality, it's hard to say no.
There is a large salad bar, plus a long steam table, filled with traditional dishes such as beans and rice, as well as baked fish dishes and even spaghetti in clam sauce. But the big draw is the grilled meats: at least twelve on weeknights, more on weekends. Beef predominates, from ribs to flank steak to sirloin. There is also lamb, spicy pork sausages, chicken, and turkey wrapped in bacon.
Extraordinary – This is one of our favorite special occassion Restaurants. The meat entrees quality is outstanding, the best I have experienced. The buffet bar is very good too, but I might stay away from raw seafood and quail eggs. These are difficult to keep fresh on a buffet bar, if the restaurant is not really busy. The Sangria is very good. The Service is friendly and very good, however with some of the servers there can be a language barrier. I would say we are somewhat regular patrons now, but on our second visit (2 months after our first visit) the waitress remembered our name. A very fun and friendly place.
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