About The Grill From Ipanema
The Grill From Ipanema is a piece of Brazil in the heart of Washington DC, anchored on the 20 year history and legacy of serving the best of the Brazilian cuisine has to offer. Grill From Ipanema is the only authentic Brazilian restaurant in town and a landmark in Adam’s Morgan neighborhood. As a family owned and operated restaurant, we have been committed to offering the best culinary experience with the well-known Brazilian-Spirit of hospitality. The Grill From Ipanema is named after the famous song and Grammy Award winner (1965) “The Girl from Ipanema” by Anthonio Carlos Jobin and Vinicius de Moraes. The inspiration behind the name evokes beauty, elegance and a dream.
Brazilian cuisine has its strong roots in the Indigenous people, Immigrants from Africa, Europe, Asia and many other parts of the world. There is a lot of history and culture behind each dish served at our restaurant. We are committed to offering the best culinary experience so that guests can truly taste traditional Brazilian cookery with different flavors and from different regions in Brazil.
Alcy De Souza, started cooking early in life. As a kid, he used to help his mother in the kitchen preparing meals for his younger siblings and never stopped from there. With an entrepreneur spirit and a vision to have a Brazilian restaurant in the US, Alcy De Souza came to USA in 1987 to pursue his American dream. At the Grill From Ipanema, Alcy saw the opportunity to create a contemporary restaurant bringing back the flavors of the Brazilian cuisine to the USA. Alcy wanted to stay faithful to roots of Brazilian cuisine and so he crafted a menu that included dishes such as the Feijoada, Moqueca a Baiana, Picanha, Bobo de Camarao. Alcy makes sure he offers only the freshest ingredients in the dishes. Alcy understands that Brazilians have a peculiar way of preparing and appreciating food. He understands that informality and simplicity may also be chic.