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“Nice Restaurant in Heart of the City” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Churrascaria Plataforma

Churrascaria Plataforma
316 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 245-0505
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Ranked #325 of 11,771 Restaurants in New York City
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".
New York City, New York
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“Nice Restaurant in Heart of the City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

After hearing so much about them I decided to dine at a Churrascaria; I chose Churrascaria Plataforma after several recommendations from friends and reading the reviews. We (wife, preschooler, infant and I) decided to dine hear on a Saturday night after visiting Rockefeller Center and Times Square. The price for an adult dinner was $62.45 and $5.95 for my preschooler, it was definitely worth it! The waiters made their way to the table with a nice selection of meats which included lamb, chicken and various beef cuts. In addition to all the meats you can enjoy is the great buffet which included salads, fried calamari, sushi and a host of other great treats. The restaurant I found to be very kid friendly. The service staff was very attentive and professional. The family definitely enjoyed themselves and I could see us going back in the near future.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Special Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

If you haven't been to a brazilian bbq this is a must try, very unique experience. This restaurant is expensive, but a nice place for a special occasion. By the time desserts come around you are pretty full but if you can fit it try some - I say they are as good as the meats! And the caipirinhas are great! Good location, nice after you eat to walk around Times Square. Good for a group or couple - we even attended a wedding party here.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“When restaurants used to have flair”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I went with a good friend who is a lifetime New Yorker. No menu, but a eye catching buffet followed by streams of meat servers who carve off skewers. Count on $75-$100 a person. Above my usual price range, but a fun experience in the big city.

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“Best churrasco in New York”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Amazing, amazing food and great caiparinha's. Salad bar is awesome and the service is good. A bit on the expensive side, but worth it.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“second time, not as good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

A couple of years ago, I took my family to this restaurant after a show. We had a blast! The whole experience was new and we really enjoyed it. The selection at the "salad bar" was outstanding and of course, the meat was never ending. As well, we enjoyed the Brazilian drink, the caipirinha, prepared fresh table side. The atmosphere was warm and the staff gracious. Since we had such a nice time, we thought we'd go again this year. Perhaps because it was no longer a novelty, I found this experience mediocre and over priced. The staff was still gracious, the meat was never ending and good, and the salad bar selection was average. Perhaps we were just trying to relive the initial experience. We all left satisfied but just a tad disappointed. It's well worth trying once!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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