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Churrascaria Plataforma

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Midtown
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, Spanish, South American
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316 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
N, R, W trains to 49th Street, 1 train to 50th Street & C, E Trains to 50th Street
(212) 245-0505
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Churrascaria Plataforma is a Rodizio style restaurant. Rodizio is a method...
Churrascaria Plataforma is a Rodizio style restaurant. Rodizio is a method of serving meat that originated in the south of Brazil in the early 1800's. The concept is to serve a wide variety of different cuts of beef - sirloin, baby beef, top round, skirt steak, short ribs, brisket, rib eye; pork - ham, pork ribs, sausage, pork loin, suckling pig; chicken - chicken legs, chicken hearts; turkey - wrapped in bacon; lamb, fish, etc. in succession, to each diner individually right at their table. A meal typically begins with a trip to the gourmet salad bar, which features a variety of vegetables and composed salads in addition to four hot dishes. We also serve a selection of side dishes at your table. The main course, the highlight of the meal, will start when you flip your coaster-sized "chip" from the red side to the green side, signaling the meat cutters you're ready to be served. Winner of Three Consecutive NYC Health Dept "Golden Apple Award".
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The place to eat Brazilian rodizio

The gold standard for Brazilian rodizio. Service is excellent, very friendly and attentive. All the food is tasty and well-prepared. It's pricey but if you're a big eater, you can get your money's worth (everything but drinks and dessert is included). The asparagus risotto and cheese bread... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The gold standard for Brazilian rodizio. Service is excellent, very friendly and attentive. All the food is tasty and well-prepared. It's pricey but if you're a big eater, you can get your money's worth (everything but drinks and dessert is included). The asparagus risotto and cheese bread balls were divine. Go hungry and go for lunch to save some money... More 

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was an unexpected surprise - the atmosphere is terrific (nice brick walls, jazz band on Friday night), Start with the buffet and then sit and enjoy the service as the waiter come around with sliced steak, filet, chicken, etc.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is attached to the Belvedere Hotel and they offered a wonderful atmosphere and excellent food. It is a Brazilian Restaurant which cooks meat on spits and serves them at your table. You start with a fabulous selection from the salad bar and then you can order several side dishes (the fried bananas were lovely), then waiters move around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food is excellent and the service is second to none. The meat is perfect and the waiter staff is very attentive. if you take a sip of water out of your glass, it will be refilled in a matter of seconds. No answer to a question is never no. They just say. Just a minute and I will get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went there with my family. The meat was very good, so were the side dishes. The buffet (for the starters) is very huge and offers lots of different things. Staff is professional and friendly. If you love meat, you have to go there!

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is our first time visited New York City and we got ripped off by this restaurant. We had made a reservation for 5 adults and two kids, one 13 yrs old and one 10 yrs old. It is a kind of all you can eat and charged per person, they call Fixed Prix dinner. At the end, they charged... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Brazilian BBQ is amazing. The flavors of the meat, the high quality salad bar which also includes raw cheese and the high quality wine list. The service really makes the largest difference. The staff, maître de, the sommelier and the wait staff are 5 star. The cheesecake is not included in the fixed price, but it is out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It's NYC... everything is expensive. What sets Churrascaria Plataforma aside is the quality, quantity, and service. I will start with the food... The "salad bar" is loaded up with quality seafood (sushi), a variety of salads, cheeses, and more. I hit the seafood hard, getting large pieces of crabmeat, a half dozen different kinds of sushi, and some fried calamari.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had lunch here during restaurant week and thoroughly enjoyed! The salad bar was so fresh and delicious that I could have done without the meat and just kept going back for more. Glad I didn't because the meat was tender and cooked to perfection. Our favorite was the sirloin, but everything we tried was delish! The side dishes and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We chose Churrascaria Plataforma to dine with cousin visiting from Italy and our cousin from Connecticut knowing we'd have the finest Rodízio anywhere. Antipasto bar, skewers of fresh meats & generous side dishes were as always delicious. Service is outstanding. Our cousins enjoyed the evening as did we all.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 316 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019
    (Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: N, R, W trains to 49th Street, 1 train to 50th Street & C, E Trains to 50th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 245-0505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, Spanish, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business

Description

Churrascaria Plataforma is a Rodizio style restaurant. Rodizio is a method of serving meat that originated in the south of Brazil in the early 1800's. The concept is to serve a wide variety of different cuts of beef - sirloin, baby beef, top round, skirt steak, short ribs, brisket, rib eye; pork - ham, pork ribs, sausage, pork loin, suckling pig; chicken - chicken legs, chicken hearts; turkey - wrapped in bacon; lamb, fish, etc. in succession, to each diner individually right at their table. A meal typically begins with a trip to the gourmet salad bar, which features a variety of vegetables and composed salads in addition to four hot dishes. We also serve a selection of side dishes at your table. The main course, the highlight of the meal, will start when you flip your coaster-sized "chip" from the red side to the green side, signaling the meat cutters you're ready to be served. Winner of Three Consecutive NYC Health Dept "Golden Apple Award".
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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