Pampas, a Brazilian Churrascaria-style restaurant is about to open in Palo Alto. The owners have done an amazing job with the space, creating a high-end atmosphere but intended to be “family-friendly” and casual. They even have portable DVD players to distract their younger customers. For more photos, check out these galleries: interiors, headshots, and details.
Interior showing the bar and lounge area near the Alma-side entrance.
The seating along the sides of the restaurant. The low backlit brick wall creates a nice texture and adds to the tactile ambience.
The raised central seating area. There’s additional seating under this raised area that’s sunk into the ground, but that wasn’t photo-friendly yet.
Side seating with a translucent screen separating from the bar/lounge area.
Side seating shot from the raised central “plateau.”
General ManagerSaeed Amini
Executive Chef John Karbowski
Owners Tim and Masumi Reynders
Masumi Reynders, Owner
Tim Reynders, Owner.
Detail shot of coffeetable
Detail of the amazing lights over the bar
Detail of the screen separating dining from bar/lounge. I love the colors of the Brazilian art showing through.
Lights over the bar
The “swords” or skewers for the rotisserie
Saeed shows us some skewered meat. Yum!