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Churrascaria Plataforma

316 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 245-0505
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Ranked #431 of 11,649 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $35 - $80
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I have been to this place three times. Prices were reasonable. I love the whole idea of them coming around and u get to try different cuts of meat. Food was delicious and very juicy. Also had the buffet before they come around with the meat. It was pretty good. I don't recommend eating too much of it because then... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Wanted to write this review while it was fresh on my mind. We decided to throw a surprise birthday party for my uncle at Churrascaria Plataforma for three reasons - the cost was reasonable (pricing for children depending on age and we had a lot of children!), they were able to accommodate a large party of over 40 without a... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Not the best quality meat nor flavors. The staff are very friendly and very tentative. However those assigned to clearing the tables exceeded the servers! Only 2-3 meats were being served at a time which I feel is too little for such a large restaurant with such a wide variety of meats. At some point I was just waiting around... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family and I love this place and I don't even eat meat. While my beloved carnivors savored the meat, I enjoyed fried rice, freshly prepared vegetables, and many other offerings at the tappas bar. Another reason to love this restaurant is the deserts - save some room because they are excellent! And Churrascaria Plataforma is a friend of diners... More

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100 reviews 100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After having had a sensational and unforgettable experience with brazilian food at restaurant Fogo de Chao in Washington D.C., we decided to try another one in NY. The Plataforma was recommended in the Tripadvisor ranking list as one of the best in town, so we had great expectations. I cannot say that we were disappointed, but it surely was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I was there last night. Best Brazilian Steak House ever you can't compare . By the way my head waiter was amazing he follow was thru the entire dinner. Vary help full. Thanks Leonardo.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great service, outstandingly varied selection of cold buffet which would in itself make for a great night out, but the true test of any rodizio is in the quality of the meats, and in this respect, you simply cannot fault this place. Also boasting a comprehensive and competitively priced wine list - plus, Manhattan Lager on draught. A superb rodizio... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Ate there last night. Far and away the best Brazilian steakhouse I have ever dined at. HUGE variety of meats and service beyond compare. Left a 25% tip.

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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I've never heard of churrascaria!!! Gosh!!! This is awesome!!! A galore of meat!!! From flank, tenderloin, sirloin, filet mignon, lamb chops, sausages, chicken and buffet of sushi, salads pasta! I can die of eating!!! All the meats were superb!!!! Do not eat the whole day then come here for dinner you will agree with me!!!! $60-80 per head dessert and... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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