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Ipanema Restaurant

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Brazilian, European, Portuguese, South American
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43 West 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036
12127305848
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Description: In the heart of Little Brazil street is the famous Ipanema Restaurant...
In the heart of Little Brazil street is the famous Ipanema Restaurant, considered to be the best Brazilian restaurant in all of New York City. Ipanema offers a relaxed and contemporary atmosphere complemented by the authentic cuisine our chef has perfected over the past 30 years. While the name Ipanema refers to the famous beach in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil our menu is firmly rooted in the culinary crossover between both Brazil and Portugal. Ipanema's menu combines the timeless history of Portuguese recipes with the zest and vibrancy of Brazilian cuisine, resulting in a one-of-a-kind dining experience. At Ipanema you can immerse yourself in a true Brazilian-Portuguese experience with famous dishes including: Feijoada, Vatapá, Pão de Queijo, Bacalhau Assado, Bitoque Mariscada, and more.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Brazilian

In New York, we wanted to eat Brazilian food for the first time. There was many choices, and the food was affordable. The ambiance was good, and the restaurant wasn't super busy. I had great sea food. The food was great, and the stuff were very friendly. We will go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Lesa H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

In New York, we wanted to eat Brazilian food for the first time. There was many choices, and the food was affordable. The ambiance was good, and the restaurant wasn't super busy. I had great sea food. The food was great, and the stuff were very friendly. We will go again.

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Dear Lesa, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent visit to Ipanema. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your seafood meal and our friendly staff. Hope to see you again soon. Judite More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

When I go to NYC I normally stop once at little Brazil to remember my good days in Brazil. Ipanema is probably the best one, the food is good, they have a foodservice and a good atmosphere. They just need to improve their wine list. i knew that they are moving down the street for a bigger location, I believe... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This visit, I had the picanha, which was quite forgettable. My sons had the feijoada and loved it. So, in average.... it was just that, average. Service was good, if only the waiter did not go a bit overboard with his jokes... oh, well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Welcoming atmosphere and a very attentive wait staff make this Brazilian bistro a good call. There were many choices on the menu including a very interesting yucca flour, fried bananas and feijoada. We recommend the mariscada to the seafood lover, with its lobster, shrimp, clams, scallops and mussels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had a lovely Sunday brunch with family. Food was excellent and authentic. My daughter loved her feijoada and her boyfriend and I each had great steaks. My wife had a palmito salad and black bean soup both of which she loved. I'd definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had planned to go to little Italy but it was dark and we didn’t really know where we were going, but down a little side street off 5th Avenue on our way home we spotted some bright lights … and found the Ipanema Restaurant. It’s a Brazilian/Portuguese fusion of food and so I was able to use my little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon for a quick drink at the bar. The bartender was super friendly and the cocktails so good that we decided to order an appetizer. We tried the shrimp in garlic and wine. It was so good! The sauce was delicious; we ended up getting a basket of bread to soak it all up!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Came here for lunch with my co-workers and thought the food was delicious. I can't say a bsd thing about this place. ****they are moving there location a few doors down so call them to get the exact location 3/11/2015*** I had the Grilled Shrimp App and a small salad that I loved, and my friends had the Chicken dish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Since we are in NYC and not in Rio or Faro, yes the food might not be as spicy or exactly like your mom's cooking. But for the rest of us it is a nice downtown spot yo have a reasonable lunch or dinner between shows. The service was slow and we had the time so, what is the rush?... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Five of us were seeking an interesting cuisine at a fair price in Midtown Manhattan (a seemingly impossible task) after an afternoon in the City. Ipanema more than satisfied our quest. The theater prix fixe of $29.95 was very reasonable with nice selections and the regular menu was also comfortably priced with few entrees above $22 and which had several... More 

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Additional Information about Ipanema Restaurant

Address: 43 West 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: 12127305848
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40
Cuisine: Brazilian, European, Portuguese, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 West 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 12127305848

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, European, Portuguese, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

In the heart of Little Brazil street is the famous Ipanema Restaurant, considered to be the best Brazilian restaurant in all of New York City. Ipanema offers a relaxed and contemporary atmosphere complemented by the authentic cuisine our chef has perfected over the past 30 years. While the name Ipanema refers to the famous beach in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil our menu is firmly rooted in the culinary crossover between both Brazil and Portugal. Ipanema's menu combines the timeless history of Portuguese recipes with the zest and vibrancy of Brazilian cuisine, resulting in a one-of-a-kind dining experience. At Ipanema you can immerse yourself in a true Brazilian-Portuguese experience with famous dishes including: Feijoada, Vatapá, Pão de Queijo, Bacalhau Assado, Bitoque Mariscada, and more.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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