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Ipanema Restaurant

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43 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-4121
+1 212-730-5848
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to Ipanema and had a truly great dinner. The cuisine is quite authentic (I am first generation Portuguese/Brazilian and grew up eating this type of food). the ambience was lovely and our waiter was attentive without being "over hovering". i would highly recommend this restaurant!

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Thank Miguelensa
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Miguelensa, We appreciate your comment and 5*rating! So glad to receive such positive feedback from someone that has familiarity with our Portuguese/Brazilian cuisine. We are also glad you enjoyed the ambiance and that your waiter was able to achieve that at times difficult balance of being attentive without over doing it. Thank you for the recommendation and we hope... More 

San Jose, California
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dining here solo, in Little Brazil, I was really looking forward to a "mash up" of a meal. Ipanema did not disappoint. I started with the Caldo Verde soup which was really tasty (altho the bread was disappointingly dull), For the entree, I chose the Mariscada (seafood stew, basically) which was chock full of shrimp, prawns, scallops, mussels and clams.... More 

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Thank serenity1631
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Serenity1631, Thank you for taking some time to write us a review and for the 4*rating! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your meal but disappointed that you felt the "serve was somewhat cold". We strive to make all our guests welcomed but try to give them space to enjoy quiet time during their meal (this balance is... More 

Newark, New Jersey
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small cozy restaurant with two floors; went for Sunday night dinner. Our server was "Gustavo" who was attentive and overall great! As an app we had "Salgadinhos Sortidos, for our main course I had the "Bitoque" and my date had the "Fraldinha Com Chimichurri", and finally our desert was one recommended by Gustavo. EVERYTHING was great; no complaints! Great price... More 

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Thank Alvin C
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alvin, Thank you for the great review and high rating. It appears you had a good sampling of our cuisine with suggestions from Gustavo. We have many wonderful dishes but the bitoque is probably one of my favorite meat dishes. It is nice to hear that you plan on returning as this is the best recommendation one can hear.... More 

New York
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83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We liked the steaks and the rice and beans side which gives it a great Brazilian flavor. The interesting sauces bring flavor to the appetizers. We had the croquettes and the calamari. The mango sauce is interesting. The only thing I did not care for were the fried potatoes that come with the steaks.

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Thank vasile123
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear vasile123, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your meal. It appears you had a sampling of our cuisine with the appetizers and steak and hope you return to try some of our other yummy options. The fried potatoes are a favorite of many but not all. Feel free... More 

Weston, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in a forced diet mood this is the perfect place.... it takes so long to get the food that you will have time for just a meal a day. One hour after ordering 4 picanhas.... still waiting while listening to the comments of a very annoying waiter. Miss the old Ipanema... In general not worth of your... More 

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Allentown PA
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128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Down to earth environment, with a no-frills menu with quality food. Great beautifully done eating space and bar. Wonderful drinks and good service, straightforward Brazilian food. We ate off the bar menu, and had a great selection. Bar team was wonderful...owner friendly and accessible.

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rev123
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So...you know how sometimes you read the trip advisor reviews and they are all good to great and you think to yourself.."No Way! Couldn't be that good!" Well..in the case of Ipanema Restaurant in NYC the great reviews are legit! Serious! Here are a few reasons why from my wife and my recent "anniversary dinner" we had there.. ~LOCATION. Super... More 

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Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant with a warm welcome from the manager. We enjoyed the different meals eaten. Service fast and efficient with good advice regarding the different plates to choose. A very good experience.

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New York City, New York
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167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Christmas Eve dinner for five. Friendly servers and really good food. I wouldn't say gourmet fare, but each dish was good. I am not a steak house fan, but they do have good steak and chicken and even salads. We took a lot home and enjoyed it again.

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Thank Douglas T
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Douglas, So glad to hear you enjoyed your meals and since we provide generous portions it is great to take some home to enjoy more later. We hope you had fun at the theater and look hope to see you again soon. Best wishes and Happy New Year, Judite More 

San Diego, California
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172 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the mood to try Brazilian dinner, Ipanema is an excellent choice. We arrived without reservations. The manager offered us immediate seating the bar area. He ended up waiting on our table for most of the evening. We decided to share a starter (octopus), main course (steak) and desert (flan). All three choices were super. We especially... More 

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1 Thank DonR_09
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear DonR_09, A long wait is not uncommon during this time of the year and we appreciate your patience. Reservations are normally recommended but it is good to see you made the best of it and enjoyed the ambiance and some samplers while at the bar. You did not mention, but I hope you tried our signature caipirinha drink as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $32
Cuisine
Brazilian, Latin, Portuguese, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-4121
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-730-5848
Description
In the heart of Little Brazil street is the famous Ipanema Restaurant, considered to be the best Brazilian restaurant in all of New York City. Ipanema offers a relaxed and contemporary atmosphere complemented by the authentic cuisine our chef has perfected over the past 30 years. While the name Ipanema refers to the famous beach in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil our menu is firmly rooted in the culinary crossover between both Brazil and Portugal. Ipanema's menu combines the timeless history of Portuguese recipes with the zest and vibrancy of Brazilian cuisine, resulting in a one-of-a-kind dining experience. At Ipanema you can immerse yourself in a true Brazilian-Portuguese experience with famous dishes including: Feijoada, Vatapá, Pão de Queijo, Bacalhau Assado, Bitoque Mariscada, and more.

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