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) #4,861 of 9,243 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ , Latin, South American
132 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-9003
+1 212-223-2965
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Jan 13, 2016
“Restaurant is closed”
Sep 16, 2015
“on par!”
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4:00 pm - 11:30 pmAll hours
Brazilian, Latin, South American
$$ - $$$
132 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-9003
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

please remove this from this list of recommended restaurants It has not been open for more than a year it is a pity because it offered good food and good prices in a neighborhood where that combination is rare

Thank ATINA157
Reviewed September 16, 2015

a real experience that is hard to find in other places even in new york city. the service was really on par.... i cannot love it enough!

Thank stephen l
Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a fabulous dinner with drinks and wine at this Brazilian restaurant. My husband and our friend ordered a beef dish with rice and black beans. His wife got a shrimp dish in a gourd with rice on the side. I ordered the steak...More

Thank 911carolg
Reviewed August 22, 2014

Met my daughter here for dinner and had a very pleasant evening. We both enjoyed the food and the staff were very helpful in explaining the dishes and options to us both. It was not very crowded for a Monday evening and I was able...More

Thank KMRadz
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Central location, cute cozy room and great food. What more could you ask for? Oddly, this place is not overwhelmed with diners, which was nice because we were a big party and felt very unhurried. The waitstaff was friendly and tolerant of our longish visit....More

Thank Roe O
Reviewed November 6, 2013

So my friend said to me..."hey! fancy some Brazilian for lunch..?" and we went into this restaurant..nothing short of fantastic. Waiter was knoledgeable about food & drinks,service was great and i tried a Caipirinha and then i tried another one...well i hadn't had one before..!!!...More

1  Thank EnglandJason
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Just noticed this restaurant when strolling the East Side... wonderful food, service was excellent and the caipirinahs were the best I've had in a long time ! Would certainly go back when in New York especially if I was needed some Brazilian style food &...More

Thank HH922
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Went for dinner with group of friends. This is this beautiful, small restaurant. Decor was cute. Service was friendly. A good, reasonably priced meal. The food was excellent. We each selected different dishes and enjoyed them all. I would definitely dine there again.

Thank KrysiaK
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Incredibly friendly and accommodating staff, wonderful room and great atmosphere, undone by meager portions of tasty food. Linguine and clams with four clams?? Otherwise the experience is good, a local hangout for the UE Siders, full bar, interesting food. Just don't expect them to be...More

Thank Crabbus
Reviewed June 13, 2013

I have tried many Brazilian restaurants but this place was absolutely above and beyond. I had a pumpkin shrimp pie appetizer and it really melts in your mouth. would definitely recommend!

Thank carli r
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $80
Brazilian, Latin, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-9003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-223-2965
  • E-mail
Circus Restaurant has been serving fine Brazilian cuisine for over 17 years. While the menu stays true to their family's recipes, there is a sophistication to each dish.
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