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“if you like A LOT of meat this is the place for you” 3 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 #326 of 11,750 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".
Tel Aviv, Israel
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“if you like A LOT of meat this is the place for you”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Brazilian Restaurant in NYC
very unexciting salad bar
it is all you can eat meet restaurant - you get all kind of meat (Chicken, lamb, beef) until you say no more

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Great food and impeccable service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This restaurant is pretty special. I have been to a couple of different restaurants which work on a similar principle to this one, but this one was quite special.

The menu is set at about $60.00, but is well worth it for the quality of emat that you get. The only thing we found difficult was choosing a wine.. After feeling a little paniced when the massive wine list came out and seeing the majority of the bottles of wine were between $100-$300 (but going up to $4500.00!!!!), but we did manage to find a nice pinot noir which was quite light to go with the meat for $48.

The waiters and waitresses were fabulous, they were there when you needed them and left you when you didnt need them. INfact the service was so good there. I left the biggest tip I have ever left for 2 people eating in a restaurant!!!

Well worth a visit, especially for a special occasion. Thats Plataforma!

Visited February 2013
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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“Great food but prepare beforehand”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Walked in on a lark and had a great dining experience. I should have known it would be pricey but I didn't think to ask (it was about $62 per person just for the food). My bad. That in mind I will definitely go back, though maybe a bit more prepared. Fill your wallet and do not eat anything before going in to get the most out of this. And do not go crazy on the salad bar though you might be tempted. Lots of good things there.

Best dishes were the chargrilled octopus, which comes out one a at a time so you need to ask for it and wait a few minutes, and the chicken hearts. You need to ask specifically for this dish since it's not on the menu. SO worth it. Service was outstanding.

The only thing I'd change is to section or partition the room. It felt like a high end cafeteria in the main room.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Perfect sweet sixteen party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The staff was very helpful, right from the moment we called to discuss the reservation. We had a table of six teens, and a second table (near, but not too close !) of four adults. The girls had a corner table, and absolutely had a great time. The service was impeccable, as always, and they loved the tableside carving. The $39.95 lunch price was great, because we didn't need the enhanced dinner salad bar. This was a perfect spot for a special meal, and we would highly recommend trying it for any occasion !

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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State College, Pennsylvania
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“Expensive but very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This restaurant is not on the cheap side (but it is all-you-can-eat), but it is really great, especially if you are missing some traditional "churrasco"! They have guaraná and caipirinhas to drink, pão de queijo, and a good selection of meat. This is the only Brazilian churrascaria that I have tried in NYC, so I cannot compare with other options available.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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