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Churrascaria Plataforma

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Midtown
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 365
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  • 232
    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Steak lovers' paradise

I had a lunch together with family and a friend in this Brazilian steak house last Sunday. Price is fixed USD40 per pax for lunch (USD 60 for dinner?), drinks and dessert additional however group rates are available. The price includes the open salad bar, cheese rolls, side of veggies, mashed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Staten Island, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Staten Island, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had a lunch together with family and a friend in this Brazilian steak house last Sunday. Price is fixed USD40 per pax for lunch (USD 60 for dinner?), drinks and dessert additional however group rates are available. The price includes the open salad bar, cheese rolls, side of veggies, mashed potatoes and fried plantains however it is best to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A fantastic restaurant if especially if you are into beef! Very fresh food delivered to your table. For vegetarians, it actually has an amazing salad bar!

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I went to this restaurant for a friends birthday,the place is very pretty a live music entertainment. My only complaint is the prices. I believed it is a pre fixed plate the salad bar is unlimited. You don't order a plate you simply put a card on the table with a green sign and they will continue making their rounds... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I'm not usually into the all you can eat buffet places. But this place is next level!!! The range of meat, the quality, all I can say to quote friends "Oh god good"

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was our first visit to a Brazilian Steakhouse, and what an evening! The meal begins with a fabulous salad bar, with mussels, shrimp , crab and all kinds of interesting foods. The meats start coming when you give the go sign, and never stops until you say ENOUGH! They bring everything to your table on long skewers, and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

i'm brazilian, I've been in many, many 'Churrascarias', but this the best so far, and is not even in Brasil.!!!A must go.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have been to other Brazilian steakhouses in other cities and thought it would be fun to try Churrascaria Plataforma for Valentine's Day with another couple we were traveling with. For four people, our bill was $400. We each purchased a drink and shared a desert, which was an additional cost. With that said, there is no way each of... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Yes, the food is great. Yes, they have an excellent wine selection. Yes, they could probably make any drink on this planet. Yes, the desserts are fabulous. What is over the top is the service. There are always around but, they are not pushy, nasty or in your face and when you can't eat anymore, they don't rush you because----maybe... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Just a quick preface, I was here some years ago. That said, it was such an amazing dining experience that I think fondly back on it years later. I will be in the New York area soon and will be sure to visit again. The food is mind-blowing, the ambiance cozy and welcoming, and the wait staff attentive and polite.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The service was supreme and the meat was of excellent quality with plenty of diffrent cuts to choose from, the salad bar was a little meh and the lamb like most american lamb wasn't great but I will definitely be back next time I'm in New York

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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