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Churrascaria Plataforma

316 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 245-0505
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Ranked #361 of 11,587 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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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
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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New York, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A typical Brazilian all-you-can-eat. Meats are excellent, but there is also a wonderful salad bar that includes not only salads, but sushi, pastas, etc. Take it easy with the salad bar, as the main attraction is the meat that keeps coming if your card is turned with the green side up. Be aware that they have a strict system when... More

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Vienna, Austria
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127 reviews 127 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you are the meat-lover and have ever dreamed of endless meat, go to the Churrascaria Plataforma. For the price (60$ per person) the selection of meat you get is superb - especially the filet mignon with parmesan crust. Just delicious. You also get a selection of side orders for the 60$ and there is a big salad buffet you... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Lovely salads and tasty meat which comes round very frequently. We went twice during our trip as we liked it so much. We did reserve a table however for lunch it was not necessary

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New York City, New York
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136 reviews 136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were a group of 10 but decided to skip formal seating to drink and eat at the bar. Service was very attentive and friendly and patient for a crowded Saturday night (the restaurant was packed all night), the noise is slightly on the high side as there is a live band but the mood is Brazilian festive, lots of... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We celebrated our son's birthday at this place, and enjoyed a nice Churrascaria experience, very similar to one we had experienced in Brazil a few years back. This Restaurant is more upscale than a traditional Rodizio.As soon as we walked in, we were made to feel very welcome. Everybody -- from the Greeters and the Maitre D, to the waiters... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great salad bar, great bbq, great drinks, great staff! If you are lucky you can even bump into a celeb :)

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have been to Churrascaria Plataforma 2 to 3 times before and enjoy the atmosphere, live music on a Saturday night and endless tasting of different food. It's a great place for a larger party of 6 or more. I would say the selection of meats was not quite as many as I have had in the past and I... More

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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My favorite restaurant in Nyc, gold standard for rodizio style restaurant, top quality food and service

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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Located in the heart of NYC theater district this restaurant is truly unique. Modeled after a typical Brazilian steakhouse, Churrascaria Plataforma does everything right. You start with a very well stocked salad bar. But salad isn't the only offering. This bar has sushi, shrimp, mussels, calamari, lots of cold salads etc... I could have had a very nice meal from... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Best Brazilian Steakhouse I been too, the competition isn't anywhere close. Biggest selection Salad Bar.

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