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Churrascaria Plataforma

316 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 245-0505
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Ranked #424 of 11,618 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, Latin, South American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 8th and 9th Avenues
Transit: N, R, W trains to 49th Street, 1 train to 50th Street & C, E Trains to 50th Street
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".
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Frankfurt, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Being a brazilian living in Europe for so many years all that I need when I am on vacation is to treat myself with a very nice special meat, so let´s leave the green sign open and let the "churrasco" get started! I felt like I was in Sao Paulo my beloved city! Great food, a very good salad buffet,... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

On Friday, 18 July 2014, my family and I went to Churrascaria Plataforma before the theatre for dinner. The ONLY mistake was that we did not have enough time! The meat was superb, and (obviously, given the format) plentiful. The salad bar had varied and delicious choices. The service and customer orientation was tremendous. This is one of the few... More

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Kingston, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This past Monday I was in a rush to find a place for dinner near the New World Stages. Churrascaria Plataforma is just across the plaza so I booked online for a 7pm meal and Avenue Q started at 8pm. Wow...lovely decor and very spacious for NYC standards! The three of us had the full meal (traveling meat circus and... More

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New York City, New York
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65 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I loved this place. They come around with tall spikes of meat. All kinds. Prime rib the best I thought. Loved the little sausages also. The salad bar before was good. Great service great dessert. They also recognized my husband from Tv at the end of the meal and did it very quietly without creating a scene. Very we'll done.

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Paris, France
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

For a family gathering of 9, this restaurant recently proved to be an ideal place to partake of quite exotic food and drinks and also to have conversation that need not be shouted across the table. From the roomy table to the friendly service to the house caipirinhas to the resplendent buffet of hors d’oeuvres, to the various grilled meats,... More

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46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I think I died and went to meat heaven. Excellent food. Let me say that again. Excellent food. Mario, our host, and his team of charred meat wielding men, we're attentive and gracious. I ate so much, I got the "meat sweats". Come hungry, don't overindulge on the fabulous salad bar, which is a meal in itself. A definite redo... More

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Apple Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The food was amazing, the price for what you got was very reasonable $62.00 per person but so worth it! You won't be disappointing!

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Miami, Florida
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214 reviews 214 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

First time , we will be back. If you like to eat meat, this is the place to be. Service was great. Make sure you do not eat in like 6 hours, before coming here. The meat is outstanding, make sure you tell waiter to bring you "picanha", this is a famous beef cut, it is very tender and juicy.... More

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11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Its a fancy and a bit expensive restaurant. 2 guys ordered the meat menu and 2 ladies we had the salad bar only. The salad bar is full of fresh food and not only salad, you can have pasta, chicken etc and they keep bringing new and warm cooked food to the bar. So the salad bar is also enough... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Walked in without reservation on a weekday. Place is huge, so we had no problem getting a table. The salad bar is large and offers a very good selection of delicious cold starters. Once the meat started rolling out, it was a proper feast. The cuts themselves were delicious. There were plenty of meats to try and the staff were... More

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