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Churrascaria Plataforma

316 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 245-0505
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Ranked #356 of 11,362 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Bronx, New York, USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

come hungry and ready to eat - this Brazilian BBQ is amazing - while the variety of the salad bar has gotten smaller the quality is still the same - Sushi, Cocktail Shrimp - 4 hot dishes and plenty of salad & roasted vegetables - make sure you ask for the grilled cheese and grilled octopus which is served hot... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This is pretty much an all you can eat Brazillian buffet without the buffet atmosphere. The food was expensive and I think just ok. I would eat here again but it wouldn't be my first choice.

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North Wales
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We enjoyed a great evening here on Monday 31st March with friends. We were a party of 9 so had pre booked. We enjoyed cocktails in the bar before being shown to our seat. The bar bill needed settling before we sat down which was a bit strange. Our maitre d sat us and explained the format. There is a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favourite NYC restaurants so when visiting friends I had no hesitation in reserving a table for 9 of us ( 4 adults + 5 kids ) Unfortunately our 6:30 pm reservation ended up with us being seated at 8pm. The meat was excellent , the service when we finally sat down was excellent but the... More

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Manalapan, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Brazillian Steakhouse - Larger than most New york City restaurants adn well spaced out. Salad Bar was OK for my taste (but I am picky when it comes to a salad Bar. Beef, Prok, Lamb, Steak and Fish were excellant. Service was great (I dropped my napkin on the floor picked it up and it was taken away from me... More

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Plainville, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Don't miss this restaurant! I have never been to Brazilian Steakhouse before and it was really a treat. Nice, clean, great salad bar and meats. The lamb chops were amazing. Wish I could go tonight!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The food was great! I've been to a few Brazilian steakhouses before so I was use to the all you can eat meat. There was a HUGE variety of meats and a wonderful salad bar. It is defiantly the best Brazilian restaurant I've been to so far. The service was perfect , the wine and plates were taken care of... More

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San Francisco
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I usually do not like an all you can eat menu. I find the amount of food overwhelming and the quality not always great. My evening at Churrascaria Plataforma turned out to be a lot of fun and the food very tasty. We were a group of 9 people celebrating my nephews birthday. I wanted a martini with potato based... More

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New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Visited this restaurant on a very special occasion. Made reservation for anniversary online. When we arrived about 15 minutes early after our afternoon Bway show, they did not take our reservation name as the restaurant was empty. Needless to say nothing was done for the anniversary celebration. Great salad bar, fresh ingredients. However the overwhelming fishy smell made me wish... More

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New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Ok well my wife is Portuguese and we have done the Brazilian eating fest but this does not compare to anything I have had before. The only problem is that we were going there before a work event and could not relax. We arrived at 12 PM Sharp and were the first guests to arrive and the first to DIG... More

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