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Churrascaria Plataforma

316 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 245-0505
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Ranked #304 of 11,845 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
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We went here to celebrate my daughter's birthday and it was amazing. The food and staff were excellent and made it a night she will never forget.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Plataforma is a fine Brazilian rodizio style restaurant in New York with a friendly staff, but not so efficient, as sometimes the waiters forget to bring all the items foreseen in the menu and delay in attending requests. We have been to many "rodizio" style restaurants, especially in Brazil, so we know quite well this type of restaurante and able... More 

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Miami, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

In a time when Fogo de Chão is moving and becoming less of a Brazilian Rodizio it is very good to have this option for the lovers of great Brazilian barbecue.

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New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My wife and I are here prior to watching SNL, we had a reservation, and still waited 20 minutes. Once we were given a table our drink order was taken, and we were off to the salad bar. This was very clean, and the was a nice variety. Upon our return to the table, we were asked which sides we... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

We visited on 9th Jan and although we didn't have a reservation, we were seated immediately. Large room which felt a tad impersonal, especially with lots of people walking past (servers and diners moving to the grand buffet in the centre of the room) but the band and mood lighting make up for this. First time for us to visit... More 

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Plenty of great food and the service was excellent. I would say that this is very pricey for the experience. If you are planning to have a drink and maybe a dessert - expect to pay $100 a person all in.

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New Hyde Park, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We hadn't been here in several years, but were happy to find that the food, service and environment had not really changed. The key to Plataforma is that you have to love red meat. There are other options available, but it's really about the meat. The variety of beef cuts and flavors as well as the other meat offerings are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have eaten here a number of times and if like us you have two hungry boys to feed, it is worth every, expensive, penny. The buffet, meat and service are excellent. Having said that, I would not choose to come here if it was just myself and the hubby. We just wouldn't get value for money. Last bill for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Having booked a table on Xmas Day, to turn up on time and to be told a table would be a 25 minute wait left me pretty fuming, along with a number of others but maybe my tirade at the staff worked as I got one within 10 minutes. Not the best start, but once seated the service was excellent... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I've been to all types of churrascaria in Brazil. This one is really good, meat doesn't taste just the same like it was in Brazil bur good enough. Very good stuff. Atmosphere is nice. Good choice of starters. I recommend this place to all meat lovers.

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Additional Information about Churrascaria Plataforma

Address: 316 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: (212) 245-0505
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
Cuisine: Barbecue, Brazilian, Latin, South American, Steakhouse

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