Last night, my father, boyfriend and I tried Amor Fiery Steakhouse de Brazil (located in the old Copeland's space on 119th and Metcalf). My father and I had been to Churrascaria Plataforma in NYC before, so we knew what to expect as far as the food...but the prices here were higher here than New York and for much less variety. We were a bit shocked at the $43.99 per person pricing!
Once seated, you're given the instructions to head to the the "Salad Bar Extravaganza," which contained 40 or so items, many of which were very tasty...ahi tuna, gravlax of salmon, hearts of palm, wheels of cheese, different pasta and bean salads, etc. The lobster bisque was far too sherry-heavy...not even edible, which was disappointing.
You're then brought family-style side dishes, polenta triangles, garlic mashers and fried bananas. Once you flip your coaster-sized serving card to green, the cutters begin to bring on the meat. They claim 14 varieties...I believe we saw 9 last night. The picania was by far my favorite, although the filet mingnon and parmesean pork tenderloin were delicioius too.
In NYC, we were offered desserts from a traveling cart - at AFSB a pineapple was brought around by one of the meat servers and sliced tableside, which was tasty. Desserts were also available a la carte. We asked for more bananas and had those with our pineapple :) A traveling drink girl served two types of cocktails tableside as well.
The wine list has about 240 offerings, priced somewhat reasonably. With three dinners and a 1/2 bottle of wine, we got out for $185 before tip.
Since we had a little sticker shock, I thought I'd put the details out here for any other hounds thinking of trying AFSB in the future :) Interested to hear others' thoughts.
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