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Date Updated: March 9, 2006
Address: 95 DANFORTH AVE , Toronto
Phone: (416) 465-0969

Nearest Major Intersection: Broadview Ave & Danforth Ave


Price Range: $30-40
Reservations Required: No
Delivery: No (or n/a)
Dress Code: None


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Reviews: 1Badges: 0This user has a UserRank of 1
Overall: September 18, 2007
4 out of 9 people found this review helpful. Whilst entering we were not acknowledged by anyone for up to 5 mins. After seating, we were 'pointed' to the buffet. The buffet was poor in taste, very basic. A very shameful selection for a Brazilian restaurant. After waiting for 10 mins for the waiter to serve us, only to taste bland and unseasoned meat. Even British food tastes better than the food of this Brazilian restaurant. I think its due to the fact that its not owned by a Brazilian.

The restaurant does not give a warm feeling. Brazilians in general are warm hearted people, but the people of this restaurant, mostly not Brazilians, are totally opposite. When we complained about the food, the night manager 'Danny' had the audacity to tell us that our pallet was not up to par that evening and it had nothing to do with the food. Gobsmacked by the comments we expected that he would provide us a solution to the soured taste in both food and service.

Bad service, bad food. The chef, poorly dressed and lacking any common sense. If you want real Brazilian food, go to Brazilian Star, its a hole in the wall but you can get an amazing meal for $12, a quarter.

Even the toilets at the Red Violin were disgusting and totally unclean with a foul smell of urine. I sincerely hope that the manager Mikey from the Red Violin actually opens his eyes if he wishes to continue business.

People, don't waste your time, its not worth the trip to this sh1thole. On the way out we noticed a Where Toronto award about the restaurant being memorable, yeah memorable for being the worst restaurant I have ever visited in Toronto.

I do not recommend this place.
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Shaz Overall: December 18, 2006
7 out of 12 people found this review helpful. The food was good; the set-up of the restaurant was unique and interesting. We had a party of 15 on a Saturday night, the place was rammed packed, but the service was slow. As a higher classed expensive restaurant they should adequately have enough staff to accommodate their customers.

Our table was placed close to the kitchen, and they have an open kitchen concept so you can see into the kitchen, well at least the top half. Throughout the night I was observing the chefs and waiters, eating while on the job and what disgusted me the most was I saw the waitresses licking there fingers and knives while plating the desserts. I was utterly disgusted!

We asked for the manager, so we could bring this issue to her attention, which was just useless. The manager was not willing to even hear me out. As soon as I told her what I had seen, she told me that wasn't’t possible and did not believe me. I then continued to tell her I had seen it myself so I very well know it was possible. She then insulted my intelligence saying I was too young for her to discuss this issue with me or the group I was with. Everyone I was with ranged from the age group of 24-32. The only justification she had for this issue. Was that “You are all too young to understand what goes on in restaurant kitchens.”(this is quoted from the manager herself.) She claimed her staff is very well trained so that is not possible. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A MANAGER BE SO RUDE! She was not empathetic at all. We were very disappointed.

I do not recommend this place.
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Reviews: 99Badges: 11This user has a UserRank of 7
Overall: April 12, 2006
8 out of 11 people found this review helpful. MEAT!!!!!!!!! carnivores only. expensive, but the meats are so fresh and delicious. the brazilians like em dripping with grease coming right off a skewer. its awesome.
I recommend this place.
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