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Churrascaria Plataforma

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Midtown
Brazilian, Steakhouse, 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
12122450505
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun lunch

Great experience, wonderful food! My teenager had a choice to see the saladas before eating them . The meat was delicious

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great experience, wonderful food! My teenager had a choice to see the saladas before eating them . The meat was delicious

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in New York for a play and parked right where this restaurant was located. We had been talking about Brazilian food so it was a must to try. And we were not disappointed. All you can eat tableside as they came out with meat over and over, so much so, that we had to turn the coaster over... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was a business dinner, Brazilians and North Americans. We all agree that the meat was good, but some disagree on the need of the salad bar....it is a nice concept and Plataforma is probably one of the best Churrascaria in the whole US. I would recommend to everybody, including Vegetarians, because the salad bar is great.

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New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delight to return to Churrascaria Plataforma for Restaurant Week-This Brazilian buffet restaurant has been a favorite of mine ever since I happened upon it after going to the theater in mid-town Manhattan a few years ago. The food is simply delicious and the service is absolutely wonderful..............feels like you are dining with family! They make you feel so... More 

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New York City, New York
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to CP for years and for all occasions, including my own wedding reception and this past weekend's visit reminded me why I love it so much - plataforma is largely south beach diet-friendly, which, as someone on the south beach diet, is kind of awesome. For al diners, the meat selection is succulent, cut to your liking... More 

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Nürburg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always when i'm in NYC i have to go here. It's not a typical steakhouse but an 'all you can eat for a fixed price' brazilian steakhouse. We're in Rio where i write this review comparing with the famous ones in Copacabana and Ipanema. YES its stands up to the originals except it's a little more expensive.

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Thank Ron S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dines in some lovely places during our week in New York in December but this place was the best! Fantastic atmosphere, the gentleman waiter (maitre d' I think) who looked after us was extremely pleasant and helpful and not over-attentive. The concept of this restaurant is fantastic. The food from the salad / food bar was scrumptious and the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the best rodizio (Brizilian style all you can eat) restaurant of this type. It is many types of grilled meats that is carved at your table. You have a round coaster that has red on one side and green on the other. Green mean keep it coming. They first start you off with a fabulous salad bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

BEST RESTAURANT for MEATLOVERS & MEATJUNKIES! Not really a place for Veggies! Nice Starters- & Sidedishes-Buffet... It's so good, it can happen you have to wait for a table!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited with friends on a short trip to NYC. Amazing quality, great service, very attentive to all needs. A great experience.

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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: 12122450505

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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 - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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