Gaucho Prime (King of Prussia location)

Gaucho is a new entry into the largely generic King of Prussia food scene. I typically don’t review chains (or steakhouses) for that matter, but I saw it gets really good reviews (4.8 Google) so I thought I’d give it a try. I am always trying new restaurants to get new ideas for my catering menu for Crocodile Cafe & Catering. I am glad I visited!

It was a rainy, cold Saturday in March around 12:30. We parked near the front door and Immediately a man in a suit came out with an umbrella to help us in. The dining room was empty and we were seated by a crackling fire. The tables are dressed with white linens and sparkling wine glasses. We ordered the Rodizio menu which includes the salad bar and a vast array of prime meats carried around by pleasant servers and carved tableside

Gaucho has a large salad bar situation with both hot and cold selections. The salad bar looked quite impressive, with hearts of palm, smoked salmon and many items generally not seen on a salad bar. The salmon was especially tasty, but alas, the carved ham was very tough and hard to chew.

Next it was game on with the carved meats! They had about 8 selections: Picanha, Alcatra, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, ribeye, Lamb chops, porco, beef ribs and more. We sampled everything and although the meats were tender, they were heavily salted (and I like salt!)

They have a nice selection of reasonably priced wines by the glass, and of course, several varieties of the signature Brazilian cocktail- the Caipirinha. Dessert was a molten chocolate cake which was quite nice.

Overall, service and atmosphere were both really great (10 out of 10) and more than made up for the few misteps in the kitchen. I recommend doing the lunch- it is cheaper than dinner and also less crowded. If you get the cance, go!


Bob Appetit!!