Texas de Brazil Steakhouse Coming to former Buddha Bar space on Mass Ave

457 Massachusetts Ave, NW

The Buddha Bar space closed since 2012 finally has a new tenant Texas de Brazil (website says opening 2014.) Their website also says:

“Texas de Brazil is an authentic Brazilian-American Churrascaria (steakhouse) that combines the cuisine of Southern Brazil with the generous spirit of Texas.


Texas de Brazil is carving a new experience in fine dining. The restaurant is an authentic Brazilian-American “Churrascaria” or steakhouse that combines the cuisines of Southern Brazil with the generous spirit of Texas.

Treat yourself to our 50-60 item seasonal salad area including appetizers, gourmet vegetables, soups, and salads. Turn your place card to green and prepare to be swarmed by a troop of carvers generously serving various cuts of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage, all accompanied by traditional side items and house-baked Brazilian cheese bread. As you dine endlessly on Brazilian fare, let one of our in-house wine connoisseurs select the perfect pairing from our extensive, award-winning wine lists, or sip on a freshly-made signature cocktail-the Caipirinha. Complete your dining experience with one of our many decadent dessert selections, and then relax with an after-dinner drink, steaming espresso or a hand-rolled cigar and enjoy the ambiance and service perfection that is uniquely Texas de Brazil.”

You can see their menus here.

The Washington Business Journal reported the lease signing and says:

“The Brazilian-style steakhouse, which features all-you-can-eat meats served in the churrascaria style as well as a large seasonal salad bar, has a location in Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, and another in Richmond.”

Anyone happen to have tried one of those locations?


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  • Been to the one in Fair Oaks. I found the meat to be more flavorful than Fogo de Chao. Salad bar may be a bit more expansive as well. Same pigout kind of experience. Should go over well with the conventioneers.

  • Makes sense, they’re kind of obsessed with Texas and Texas-style everything in Brazil these days.

  • Is it just me, or is the only reason I recognize the name “Texas de Brazil” is because I see it in every in-flight magazine? How about a Tilted Kilt or a Tony Merlot’s?

  • All I can think of is Bridesmaids and I can never go here.

  • Comment #1: Just what the District needs…another steakhouse.
    Comment #2: Generous spirit of Texas? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

    • I guess you’ve never spent time among Texans or in Texas. They’re among the most generous people I’ve ever met.

      • Well…that would be wrong. I was raised in Texas. Lived there for 20 years, almost half my life, and you will not find a state in this nation where outsiders (as in, “not us”) are treated more poorly. It could be where in the state you live, your race, your ethnicity, your accent, where you were born, your politics, or your religion…suffice to say if you don’t meet the constantly changing criteria that defines a “Texan”, there are few places you can choose to live that are less pleasant, but…at least…you’ll have lots of company.

        • I moved to Texas from a populous Northeastern state, and lived their for over 25 years before moving to DC. My experience is the polar opposite of yours.

          • Just moved to Dallas last year after 10 years in DC…these people are terrible. New Yorkers are nicer than Texans are to newcomers. Our neighbors won’t make eye contact, strangers who pass me in stores stand directly in my path and wait for me to move, that is if they don’t just walk right into me. Upon buying a second car we were seriously warned at the dealership to ensure we always have proof of insurance with us because getting into a fender bender without it can result in violence. (We laughed, the dealer didn’t.) Texans don’t have an ounce of generosity for anyone but their own. They do, however, have plenty of chain restaurants to export. Enjoy.

        • Agreed. Flying BS flag on you having spent any time in Texas. I was born and raised in Texas. Sorry, but you could not be more wrong.

          • Call BS all you want…but 6 years in Lubbock, 11 in El Paso, and 4 as an undergraduate at UT Austin say otherwise. Plain fact is, Austin is the only city in Texas that I’d even consider moving back to…and you know why? Because it’s populated by “Yankees”! But heaven forbid you should be unlucky enough to live in one of the border cities. The rest of the state treats the border cities and the people who live in them with barely disguised contempt.

          • Kvatch, dude… maybe it’s your attitude. You seem like an unpleasant guy.

          • anon… Why? Because I don’t particularly care for the state I was raised in? I wasn’t the one who, without basis for the comment, opined that I’d never lived in Texas.

            But…ok…let me contrast: After college I moved to Minneapolis for my first job. Though they’re tricky to get to know, Minnesotans are some of the finest people I’ve ever had the pleasure and honor of living among, and I was very sorry when I had to from that state. With luck, maybe I’ll get to return some day.

  • jim_ed

    I’ve eaten at the one in Fairfax. Exactly the same as Fogo De Chao. Fun to do once every so often as a novelty. Will probably make a fortune in an otherwise difficult to use restaurant space.

  • So how did they get the budda out?

    • anonymouse_dianne

      The Buddha was sold and they hired an artist to chop it up and then reassemble it.

  • yeah we had these back home in Memphis–basically a less fancy Fogo de Chao

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