Citysearch Editorial Review.
Don’t be surprised if you get caught stuffing your face at this sophisticated all-you-can-eat River North Brazilian restaurant where the choices are seemingly endless: bread, salad, pasta, potatoes, polenta and succulent rotisserie meats (chicken, beef, lamb). Owner Georges Elbekai often roams the dining room with a history lesson of his galeteria, a type of restaurant in southern Brazil that specializes in roast chicken and is influenced by Italians who settled the region. Meat is the main attraction, whether slow-roasted beef tenderloin, 16-spice leg of lamb or young chicken marinated in white wine, garlic, rosemary and sage for 24 hours before being slapped on a charcoal grill that's straight from Brazil. Between Elbekai's tales and caipirinha-induced bliss, you won't even miss the gaucho-suited, sword-bearing servers from the churrascarias down the way. There’s also another location in Edgebrook.