While I've been to Cafe Brazil repeatedly, for some reason I have never tried Bamboo Restaurant next door; until last night that is.
I was actually incredibly impressed with the food. We had the soft-shelled crab, crab cakes and the salmon. Everything was excellent.
Not only were the prices reasonable but the corkage fee was only $5. Moreover, great patio for outdoor dining.
Someone once mentioned to me that the owner formerly worked at the Ivy and took all the recipes with him/her. Not sure if the story is true or not.