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Travelers' Choice2023
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This property has identified as Hispanic/Latinx-owned.
PRICE RANGE
$32 - $70
CUISINES
Brazilian, Latin, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Midtown
0.1 miles from Empire State Building
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Reviewed March 22, 2023

Had such an amazing dinner here! We tried all their vegetarian dishes, two delicious cocktails & their dessert tasting plate & the food was pure perfection (I mean just look at the presentation 😍)!! My favorite dishes were the Angu (seasonal fried mushrooms, polenta, porcini...vinaigrette & poached egg), the Abobrinha (house made burrata, fall squash, figs, brazil nut pesto & brioche), & the Salame de Chocolate dessert (w acerola sorbet, caramel cream & honeycomb)More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 20, 2023 via mobile

Wonderful dinner. Excellent service by our waiter Nally(spelling?). She made the dining experience great as well as the chef who stopped by our table to elaborate on the appetizers we selected. We had three appetizers : pork belly, octopus and the mushroom dish. All were...great and personally I preferred it over my entree. I got the picanha for my main and the steak was a bit tough; however the taste of the entire dish was very good. Drink menu was good. One small knock was one person in our party ordered a non alcoholic Diet Coke which was flat. They opted not to mention it to the server but seeing how attentive they were I am sure they would have resolved the issue. Atmosphere was pleasant with most diners appearing to be among friends. Easy to have conversations as the restaurant was not too loud.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 16, 2023

Very nice restaurant quality food but the drinks are pricey . Warm welcome, good service and not too noisy

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 10, 2023

We like our food and booked all our restaurants ahead of coming ... we found Ipanema via instagram and what a piece of gold we found. It was a lovely vibe, stunning food, lovely attentive staff, beautiful food and drinks. Best meal we had all...week. Treaty evening but well worth the money and much better food than other restaurants we paid more forMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 25, 2023 via mobile

Ipanema is the real deal. I dined last night and can say everything start to finish was fantastic! I am a food influencer @foodie2shoes_ and they made every detail from the complimentary olives, to a special glass of dessert wine to pair with our tasting...menu. My favorite was the Rib Chop and Burrata. Next time I will definitely bring more people so I can try even more menu items! The venue is also stunning with a clean, modern design that transports you to the elevated restaurant scene of Brazil and Portugal. Thank you Ipanema!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed February 17, 2023

Both Food and drinks were amazing! Every dish also came with an explanation from our waitress and the chef came out to make sure we had everything we need. The service was above and beyond. I dropped my napkin mid dinner and didn’t realize it...and our server saw that and gave me a new one right away. There was barely a wait between our courses and the atmosphere was great. I love low light environment and quieter music so I can talk to my date. It’s definitely a great space to catch up, Business wine and dine, date night for any occasions, special occasions or to celebrate being alive. It’s definitely a must try! The interior of the restaurant also feels like you are traveling somewhere warm, the plants and flower details on the ceiling! I love that everything was meant for us to get a glimpse of Brazil and will definitely come back!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 24, 2023

A Restaurant that takes pride in serving and showing their guest how good Brazilian and Portuguese can be. Exploring different types of recipes that you don’t see in other Brazilian and Portuguese restaurants. Recommended for everyone who wants to try top food!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 24, 2023 via mobile

Absolutely incredible dining experience here! The elevated and very creative food, excellent cocktails! The whole ambiance is very cozy and romantic, though you can have your special group celebration here as well. The service is super friendly and waitstaff is knowledgeable and passionate about the...cuisine. Highly recommend to visit Ipanema and just let yourself enjoy every moment here. P.S. don’t skip desserts! They are divine here!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 24, 2023 via mobile

Cory was a wonderful server! He was very personable, kind and inviting. Felt like I was with someone who I knew forever. Great recommendations and great service!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 9, 2023

Picked this restaurant based on reviews and proximity to Grand Central Station. It did not disappoint. This is NOT a touristy Brazilian steakhouse. The menu was quite curated, and our server did a great job of explaining the ingredients we weren't familiar with and suggesting...dishes we might have overlooked. Cocktails were interestingly complex. The tartare appetizer was melt-in-your mouth delicious. My husband had the octopus appetizer as his entree and the portion size was enough for him. I had the duck entree - another treat. The cumaru creme dessert was so tasty and light. Atmosphere was upscale and chic. Do not pass this one up.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 8, 2023 via mobile

As someone from the Açores, I always enjoy trying new Portuguese restaurants and Ipanema far exceeded my expectations. From the moment we entered, I could tell it was going to be a special experience. The decor is beautiful, inviting, and would be fantastic for a...date night or family occasion. My husband and I were seated side by side at a tucked away table overlooking the bar and dining room. We started with the polvo, foie gras (with passionfruit!!!!), and porco. Every single dish blew us away! Our main dishes were the bacalhau and feijoada, the feijoada could have fed three people! The flavors of each dish are full and interesting, and the portions are generous. We didn't think we could eat anymore but managed to end with a chefs tasting of their desserts. Every single item on the menu was fantastic! The staff were all extremely attentive and they made it clear sharing this experience with their customers is their passion. I would highly recommend making this a priority while in NYC, and we can not wait to return! Thank you for a memorable evening. Teresa and SteveMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 7, 2023

We've visited with a group of friends twice now, each time ordering all of the cold and hot appetizers. I'm glad that I got to taste everything because all of the options are outstanding. Some of my personal favorites are the octopus- perfectly cooked and...oh so tasty. Other standouts are the tartare, mussels, burrata and ceviche. The mains menu is also wonderful. My personal favorite is the bitoque but I've gotten to taste the cod and the duck, both of which I'd order. The staff was super fun and helpful and the ambiance is incredible. The bar is built around a beautiful green space which helps transport you to another place. Delicious drinks and desserts are just the cherry on top. Don't miss out on this gem!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 7, 2023

Unbelievable. An authentic, upscale Portuguese/Brazilian restaurant. The dishes are so interesting. Everything on the menu is to die for. Even the presentation is perfection. You could make a whole meal out of the fabulous appetizers. The burrata, pork belly, and mushroom polenta were among my...favorites. And the desserts! Heaven. Just heaven. I went with several girlfriends, but it’d be a great spot for date night, a business gathering, anything.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed January 5, 2023 via mobile

My mom and I had a fabulous meal at Ipanema. I got the picanha, and she ordered muqueca, which we ate while sipping guaraná and a delicious orange-rosemary cocktail. All the protein was cooked perfectly and of high quality, of course; what was most impressive...to us about Ipanema was how the chef so finely combined flavors native to Brazil into his stunning plates. Specifically, the sauces with both the picanha and muqueca were to die for and also tasted really nice together. For dessert, we did the sampler that features everything on the menu, and it was certainly worth it. Look out for the chocolate salami and guava cake with crème fraiche, which were our favorites, but all of the desserts were excellent. We left full, happy, but not in a food coma, because the plates were so finely made. I would return again and again to this resto if I lived here! Truly memorable and unbelievably delicious, this has to be one of the best restaurant meals and experiences of my life. Obrigada !!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 27, 2022 via mobile

OUTSTANDING meal!! The Cervice and octopus appetizers were wonderful. The steak was cooked perfectly and wonderfully spiced and tender. The dish with the Brazilian bean and sausage soup and collared greens was completely new to us and was wonderful! Dessert was also superb. Jonathan did...an outstanding job guiding us through the menu. We'll be back!!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Sim. Feijoada esta no menu e pode pedir todos os dias.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4