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Written by Gary J. Arzt

Monday, 15 September 2008

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A very elegant version of the Brazilian "Churrasco" restaurants that have sprung up around South Florida and other parts of the United States, Grimpa is located in Mary Brickell Village, just west of Miami's Brickell Avenue 'financial district.'

Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant should be a spectacular haven for gourmet and glutton alike! For the gourmet, it offers the opportunity to explore an extraordinary collection of meats, chicken and fish…explore them for texture and taste. While the glutton can indulge his overweening appetites at a fixed price!


Your meal will commence with a selection of soft bread rolls, warmed to perfection along with a few delectable cheese puffs.

Grimpa's Steakhouse Red DiskThe most important thing to remember is the disk – a disk that is Red on one side and Green on the other. It's like a traffic light for the waiters who are constantly moving about the room, carving fresh meats off sword like skewers. Red side up and they'll ignore you; Green side up and they'll come at you. The disk is critical to a pleasant, well paced meal and hot meats!

Begin your meal, lunch or dinner, at the salad table. I say "table," because it is not an Olive Garden style "salad bar," albeit, I, for one, have never seen said salad bar.

The salad table at Grimpa has a plethora of appetizers from fresh Asparagus, Parma ham; mushrooms, Caesar salad, green salad, tomatoes with mozzarella, smoked salmon and things, delicious things, only identifiable by the sign in front of them. Do not over indulge or you will miss the best part!

As far as the meats are concerned, it is hard to know where to begin. Rest assured they will be fresh from the kitchen and you'll get it rare, medium or well…as it's almost like a whole side of meat on the sword. It's a thing of beauty to watch the waiter carve off your piece, or pieces, as you snatch them with your tong.

You name it…prime rib, tenderloin, sirloin top, sirloin, flank steak, boneless rib eye, one more beautiful and flavorful than the other. Brazilian Churrasco

Beef ribs, lamb chops, pork ribs, pork loin, boneless chicken, broiled salmon; it is a veritable Bacchanalian feast for the meat eater, and will satisfy the most discriminating palate.

The bar drinks are expertly made and served just as nicely, while the wines on their Wine List hale from every part of the globe; California, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia. And least we forget Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Portugal (that is in addition to fine Ports from this country).

If you cannot find a wine you'll enjoy, then you may never find one anywhere!

Should you be able to accommodate dessert; I never can and settle for an excellent espresso (or two), the available desserts are an exquisite obscenity, none of which I shall mention.

Get to Grimpa and dig in!

 

Grimpa's Steak House Bar
Grimpa's Steak House Bar

Grimpa's Steak House First Floor
Grimpa's Steak House First Floor

Grimpa Steakhouse
901 Brickell Plaza
Mary Brickell Village
Miami, Florida 33131
Telephone: 305.455.4757
www.grimpa.com.br/miami




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