905 W. Main St., in Brightleaf Square, Durham.
Cuisine: Brazilian steakhouse.
Rating: ** 1/2.
Prices: $$$ (full dinner with meats $26.95, salad bar and buffet only, $19.95).
Atmosphere: vibrant and contemporary, in a refurbished tobacco warehouse.
Service: generally efficient, can get brusque when rushed.
Recommended: picanha, pork sausages, beef ribs, feijoada, pao de queijo.
Open: lunch Monday-Friday, dinner Monday-Saturday.
Reservations: recommended on weekends.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar; kid-tolerant.
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