655 Rodi Rd ( )
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
655 Rodi Rd ( )
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
July 6, 20074.0
I tried Green Forest about 2 years ago with 3 other friends. This was my first experience with a Brazilian Steakhouse, so the concept of the red light / green light was a bit of a novelty for me. So, on to the layout of the restaurant. Basically, there is a self-serve buffet with a pretty extensive salad bar, a sushi bar with various maki rolls as well as grilled ahi tuna, and I believe there were even other various non-meat selections. Overall quality of the sushi bar I remember to be decent, but not really great or even worth the stomach space. Also, as a side note: at this time the restaurant was operating on a BYOB basis, but this may have changed since my last visit due to the possible acquisition of a liquor license.
So, on to the fun part of this review: the meat. The concept for this type of place is embodied in a 2-sided card sitting on your table. One side is green, which alerts the servers of your desire to keep the skewers of various meats coming to your table. Once at your table, you instruct the server as to when to stop slicing off hunks of meat onto your plate (you could conceivably tell him/her to give you the whole skewer). The red side signals the opposite, or “please no more meat for us at the moment.” During the “green light” phase, a barrage of servers will come by your table with skewers of meat ranging from flank steak, strip steak, fillet (can’t recall if this was definitely a choice?), sirloin steak, leg of lamb, pork tenderloin, and other various cuts that I am surely forgetting. I seemed to recall the quality of the meat as good and flavor as mildy marinated, but quality was not excellent, and it was clearly the quantity of food at this establishment that made it so great! I do have a lucid recollection of feeling so full after leaving this place I could barely breathe! So, if you’re looking for a fun time out with your buds and are craving high quantities of iron and protein, this is the place to do it!
February 15, 20085.0
This place is awesome! You cannot go wrong with this place. There is no reason I will not go back at least once a month! I usually end up spending $20 per person + tips at any steak house in pittsburgh. This place is a little bit more expensive BUT it is ALL YOU CAN EAT!! Do you hear me? ALL YOU CAN EAT (Filet mignon wrapped in bacon, Pork Tenderloin, Beef Tenderloin, Skirt Steak, Flank Steak, Rib Eye, T-bone, Ribs, Leg of Lamb, Sausage, Small chicken wings and more I am sure I am forgetting off the grill) Salad bar has a lot to offer including ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB LEGS!!! Sushi as well!!!! There was also SWORDFISH as an option as well as Rice, beans and other assortments!!!
So here is what you get…
ALL YOU CAN EAT!
Steak (Various types), sausage, Pork, ribs, chicken and lamb
Sushi (Not huge portions like a japanese restaurant)
Swordfish(I also was told other days they have trout, salmon and other types of fish)
All of this was $32.00 per person + tips and drinks
How much do you spend for all you can eat crab legs at any other place in pittsburgh?
How much do you spend for a (1 COURSE) steak dinner at any steak house in pittsburgh?
Why not have ALL YOU CAN EAT + more options for $12.00 more?
The staff was so friendly and I even spoke with the owners! How many times have you spoken with an owner of any other place? Very warm welcome and it feels like they care about each and every person that is there. I went on a Thursday and it was early in the evening. There were only 4 other parties there.
Im sure I am forgetting other stuff so I will have to stop back out there to remind myself soon! This place was too good not to write a review about and share with everybody who loves to eat and have a little bit of culture as well!
YOU CANT GO WRONG WITH ANYTHING AT THIS PLACE. All you can eat Crab Legs, Tenderloin, Porkloin, Filet Mignon wrapped in bacon, Flank steak, Skirt steak, Rib eye, Leg of lamb, Swordfish and Salad bar!
April 21, 20125.0
so many varieties of beef selections , along with lamb, chicken , turkey all brought to the table and sliced fresh. Along with a large variety of seafood , raw and cooked .
December 14, 20095.0
Meat, meat, and more meat! Calling all carnivores! This is the restaurant for you. Look no further, you are home. When you think Green Forest Café, think rainforest. When you think rainforest, think Brazil. When you think Brazil, think Churrascaria. And when you think churrascaria, think Green Forest Café, Pittsburgh’s only Brazilian Churrascaria. But what is a churrascaria? And why is it so hard to pronounce? Charrascarias are a Brazilian tradition serving mouth watering meats, barbequed over an open pit using wood charcoal, each portion carved for you at your table. Additionally, Green Forest has a full salad and seafood bar, as well as a hot bar with traditional Brazilian specialties. It is all you can eat and a fun way to enjoy food. The salad, seafood, and hot bar are all self serve. The meat, however, is brought to your table one selection at a time, until you decide you are full or pacing yourself using their red light/green light system. Does this read like a brochure or website, you bet. Why? Selfish reasons really. If I promote them well, and people visit, then they stay in business and perhaps even open other locations; which ultimately mean more fine meat selections for me.
What were those fine meat selections? Imagine turkey wrapped in bacon, garlic flank steak, prime rib, lamb chops, savory sausages, grilled chicken, parmesan steak, ribs, pork loin, rib eye, skirt steak, all grilled, succulent, and juicy.
I give it 5 menus
June 29, 2012
Green forest don't get me wrong is a nice palce, but way too expensive. Maybe it's just because I come from Massachusetts where they have Brazilian and it's roughly $10.00 a plate for buffet.
April 22, 2012
Last month my husband and I went to a restaurant like this one in Niagara Falls called Copacabana. It was so delicious that we looked to see if there was anything like it in Pittsburgh. We found Green Forest online and were excited about…
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