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Churrascaria Plataforma

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Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, 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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Late Night, 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
Excellent meats and service

Very friendly service and excellent steaks. Wished the salad bar also had ceviche, but otherwise it was very good too. Pricey but worth it if you go there hungry.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Verona, NJ
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Verona, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Very friendly service and excellent steaks. Wished the salad bar also had ceviche, but otherwise it was very good too. Pricey but worth it if you go there hungry.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

I have been to these before and they are all about the same. This particular one was OK but extremely noisy.

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Secaucus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

So its our anniversary, a show and dinner. A beautiful romantic evening just us two. First The Jersey Boys then we decide to eat at this wonderful rodizio. Great service, fantastic salad bar and an endless supply of every meet you can think of but you better digest it quickly because the bill will surprise you. Turns out our wedding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This Brazilian restaurant is lively place to get all you can eat beef steaks of great quality. We were a group of 15 and all had a great time. Do not have too much from the starter station, which is very hard not to as all the food is great but the meat is fantastic!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a good choice for people going to the theater. The price is a bit steep but for that price you get a generous salad bar, lots of meat cooked over a grill and delivered direct to the table, and rapid service. I probably would not go back again, but it was ok to go their once.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What a great combination of great food, great service and great value (for what you get). There is even Sushi and chilled shrimp on the salad buffet table! But hold your appetite for the unending meat parade: it is simply overwhelming until you say ‘stop’. Ambiance is good in that you can have a conversation. Sides are good but save... More 

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West Islip, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This restaurant has amazing food. The only thing better than their food is the service!!! All of the staff is professional and kind. The Maitre d's in particular could not provide better service. Leonardo, Angel and Gustavo are accommodating and anticipate your every need. My family and I try to go there at least once every two months and for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

First night in New York hubby wanted steak. We found this place and have been to a Brazilian place back in London and really rated it. So we tried here. The buffet is a very odd selection. The meat was good but felt as a couple we were constantly interrupted to be offered various cuts of meat and to fill... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have to admit that I have a soft spot for churrascarias in general, but Plataforma is definitely one of the best and the closest thing I've found in the US to the kind of places you find in Brazil. The food (and in particular the beef) is of the highest quality and the service is absolutely top-notch. I try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was our first and certainly not the last visit to the restaurant. We came here for lunch last Sunday and had a wonderful experience. Warm welcome by the staff at the entrance, cool design and atmosphere of the location, all staff were extremely friendly and attentive. The salad bar was fantatstic in variety and quality, nice presentation of the... More 

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Additional Information about Churrascaria Plataforma

Address: 316 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: (212) 245-0505
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, South American

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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, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups

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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