Fare: Portuguese - Steakhouse/BBQ Churrasco
Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 2 1/2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
One of the best Brazilian BBQ Churrasco - Rodizio steakhouses in Northern NJ
Ambiance is attractive old world "Steakhouse"
Fish/seafood dishes a notch below the quality if their Rodizio and steaks
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent Brazilian BBQ Churrasco - Rodizio and steaks with fine dining amenities
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer more traditional Spanish-Portuguese dining
Recommended dishes: When available, Rodizio Barbecued Meat Combination Brazilian Style; The Churrasco à Fernandes, a BBQ meat combination; and The Costela de Vaca de Churrasco BBQ Short Ribs
Liquor: Full Service Bar with an extensive wine list .
Fernandes Steakhouse, located in the Ironbound section of Newark, is popular with diners who come here for the best Brazilian BBQ Churrasco and steaks in Northern New Jersey.
The entrance is through huge doors where you begin to feel like you are about to enter a castle. The huge vault in the foyer is a remnant of the bank that formerly occupied this site.
A walk upstairs takes you to dining area, attractively done up in an old world "Steakhouse Atmosphere." with faux stone walls., wood beamed and Spanish tiled-ceilings, and tables set with white linen.
The bar area is vibrant with large TV's and is especially busy when there is a soccer game on.
Fernandes Steakhouse specializes in well prepared Brazilian Churrasco and Rodizio. Their Churrasco BBQ uses includes beef & pork grilled over charcoal on a skewer above the embers.
Rodizio is a fixed price, all-you-can-eat menu item, containing meats grilled and served on a 3 foot spear, where waiters bring the varieties of meats to your table several times throughout the meal. Waiters walk around with large skewers of meat and you keep eating --- until you tell them no more
The portions are huge, however, they expect that you not share you selection and not take home a doggy bag. They quality of the meats are tender, and tasty, although a little on the salty side, and for the quantity of food, the prices are very reasonable.
The staff at Fenandes is friendly and attentive.
On site secure, valet parking is available.
(updated: August, 2016)
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