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Ipanema Restaurant

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43 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-4121
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought I would give this spot a shot. Visited Rio last April so thought I would compare. Well, its Brazilian but an American version. The depth of flavours just arent there. All of the famous dishs are on the menu, the decor is ok but a bit sterile. You wouldn't know you were in a Brazilian restaurant. Service was professional... More 

Thank haddad007
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our go to restaurant when getting together with friends. The food is always delicious, authentic and plentiful and well priced served up by the friendliest waiters who are always ready to give you advice when deciding on a dish. You can't go wrong dining here!!!

1 Thank denise s
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very accommodating wait staff, let us bring happy meals for our little ones. Fantastic food and service. Great night!

Thank juliebtn
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great range of meals, served with style and and humour. The quantity and quality of food leaves you wanting for nothing other than a main course. I recommend the steak and braised eggs. I guess in the UK we would say poached eggs.

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

Dear GraemeCoyne, Your choice of recommended dish is one of my favorite meat options as well. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal so much we earned a 5*rating. We do have authentic Brasilian and Portuguese dishes and we hope you return to try a few more options. Thank you again for your patronage. Best, Judite More 

Montville, Connecticut
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great atmosphere, professional staff and interesting choices on the menu. I had the CAMARÃO PANADO and loved the crab salad more than the shrimp. Between us there was plenty of food. Definitely recommend.

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

Dear Cindy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for the 5*rating! You are right, the portions are quite generous and we are happy that you enjoyed your meal. Some guests take their leftovers home to make an additional meal next day. Thank you also for recommending us. Word of mouth is still the best... More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my birthday whilst visiting NYC and I chose this restaurant because of its menu and its closeness to our hotel. We were not disappointed. There is a good choice of different Portuguese and Brazilian dishes on the menu but what made this a 5 star review was Gustavo. He was so friendly and helpful it made our evening... More 

1 Thank Gadabouts95
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gadabouts95, First of all, belated Happy Birthday! We are so glad you chose us to go for your birthday meal. Gustavo was very pleased to hear that he made such a positive impact on your evening celebration. It appears he made some good suggestions for your first experience of our food and we hope that you will return to... More 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful lunch here! Very reasonable prices for such an excellent meal in NYC! My steak was perfectly cooked and I never wanted it to end! Wait staff was very friendly and professional. Quick service. We will absolutely be returning when we visit the city again!

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

Dear Erika, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for the "Excellent" 5*rating! We are so glad that you both had a wonderful lunch. Great food and service are what we strive to achieve every day. We look forward to your return visit to NYC and Ipanema. Best wishes, Judite More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Just back from an amazing meal at Ipanema. Service was excellent and food really good. I recommend the seared tuna and avocado!! Price was really reasonable for midtown Manhatten.

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

Dear Becky, 5* thank you! We are so thrilled that you had such a good experience. It's what we aim for every day :-) Our seared tuna and avocado is a fairly new addition to the menu and one of my favorites. Hope you will return again soon. Best, Judite More 

Ottawa, Canada
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The specials and seafood are probably the best bet for this restaurant. My friend had the octopus and risotto (it was a bit hard to find the asparagus in the risotto), while I had the chicken with the blueberry and mango sauce. It also came with potatoes, plus rice and beans which threw me off - no veggies. The taste... More 

Thank quelinda2015
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear quelinda2015, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and for the 4*rating. Glad to hear that you found the taste of your dish "amazing". It seems that you and your friend were a bit more adventurous than most first-time diners of Brazilian cuisine. Bravo! Hope you return soon to try some of our appetizers and... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

What a great evening we had at Ipanema. Tremendous service (thank you, Gustavo!), delicious food, large portions - which means great value for the money, and be prepared to share or take home left-overs. The paelha was wonderful, shock full of shrimp and scallops and chicken, along with clams and mussels. An all round delightful experience.

Thank 05Debra
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 05Debra, Love the paelha and so glad you did too! You had the traditional paelha which is my favorite but I have heard many people rave about the Squid Ink Paelha as well. Thank you for such a great review and we hope you will keep coming back to try many of our other dishes. Best, Judite More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $32
Brazilian, Latin, Portuguese, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: 12127305848
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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