Who’s ready for some great Brazilian food?
Hi everyone, I have a unique restaurant review for you today. (Although almost anything can be that way here, in unique New York, try saying that five times in a row!)
305 E. 92nd St.
New York NY
4.25 stars out of 5 stars
The review :
It is not often that I eat at a Brazilian restaurant, I am not an expert in their cuisine and there seems to be a lack of this type of food in New York City. Therefore, when I went to Zebu Grill, I had my mind open and was ready for a gourmet adventure. My friend and I started our meal by split two appetizers: Enroladinhos (3 Brazilian spring rolls filled with shrimp and crab meat with a spicy mango sauce on the side), and Costelinha de Porco (baby spare ribs with a blood orange, ginger & coffee bean glaze. The spring rolls were crisp and delicious, and were a perfect match for the spicy mango sauce. I really enjoyed the spare ribs; they were extremely tender and almost fell off the bone. In addition, their sauce was sweet with a little kick of spice and was very tasty. For my entree, I tried a tilapia special, sautéed and accompanied with an acai sauce, julienne vegetables, and yucca puree. The fish was great; it was excellently seasoned and cooked to perfection. The aecia sauce surprisingly gave it a great flavor. (acai, for those who don’t know, is a South-American berry, which is small and black-purple, it resembles a grape and some say it has great importance for different aspects of health). While the vegetables were fresh and well-cooked, I disliked the yucca because it was very dense and dry. For dessert, I decided on passion Brulee topped with caramelized bananas. This was outstanding; the bananas were crunchy and sweet, while the custard was light and airy with the definite flavor of passion fruit.
My meal at Zebu Grill was truly superb for the most part, however This restaurant was more expensive than I had thought. That being said, my friend ordered Feijoada, which is Brazil’s national dish: lean cuts of beef, pork & sausages in a black bean stew. He really enjoyed it, I even tried a little and it was great. Perhaps I will taste this dish the next time I dine at a Brazilian restaurant, and the adventure continues! Regardless of the price, I definitely recommend that you try out Zebu Grill, or at the least, have a taste of this delicious cuisine.
Thanks very much for reading, please let me know what you think of my review.