Dallas loves Brazilian steakhouses and just in time comes another: Brasão Brazilian Steakhouse, which specializes in rodizio-style dining, will open a location at the Shops at Legacy in Plano.
According to a release, it will open in spring 2021 at 5741 Legacy Dr. #100, aka the former Henry's Tavern space. They are bravely taking on a 15,169-square-foot space which hopefully by spring they'll be able to fill with abandon and COVID-19 will be a distant memory.
Brasão is your quintessential Brazilian-style steakhouse, with meats roasted slowly over an open flame in the Churrasco style, a method of cooking that is supposed to preserve juices and flavor.
Rodizio-style service is when the meats, which include beef, lamb, poultry, and pork, are carved tableside by gauchos, servers dressed in swashbuckling uniforms.
True to Brazilian steakhouse form, Brasao has a salad bar with vegetables, cheese, cured meats, plus a selection of rotating international and gourmet side dishes.
They'll have a full-service bar and an outdoor patio, where you can also enjoy a cocktail, craft beer, or fine wine. They'll have happy hour specials and will also be available for private events.
They'll join a busy Brazilian steakhouse market populated by concepts that include Fogo de Chao, Texas de Brazil, 12 Cuts, and Villas Grill, not to mention another newcomer, Palmas Brasil, opening in Addison in the fall. When all restaurants have closed, apparently all we'll have left is pizza and rodizio.
Brasão originates in San Antonio where it debuted in 2019, taking over what used to be an Asian restaurant called Wangchao. Wangchao was owned by AZ Oriental Food Concepts, who also own Brasao.
Manager/front person Julie Ferro says in a statement that Brasão will combine traditional tastes and modern ambiance, and that guests will be transported to Brazil with every bite. That's good news; with COVID-19, who feels like flying these days.
Jason Kasal of Retail Properties of America, Inc., which operates The Shops at Legacy, says the new concept is a good fit for the center. "When you combine straightforward, authentic cuisine with an attention to service and experience, you have a wonderful way to enjoy lunch or dinner out. We look forward to the restaurant’s opening this spring," he says.