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Churrascaria Plataforma

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316 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-7391 (Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As is usually the case, the service was decent and food quality/quantity excellent! The atmosphere is also nice. We visit somewhat regularly and as meat-lovers, appreciate their diverse offerings. On weekdays the food and service are always perfect. Their one weakness is that on busy days or holidays the service is hit or miss. We've celebrated 6 Thanksgiving's there. Most... More 

Thank steve0261
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plataforma continues to be the best and only authentic Brazilian Steakhouse in NY. The other ones are owned by US companies and are more like going to an American Steakhouse. Service at Plataforma is outstanding

Thank Alejandro Z
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had wonderful service. the server did not rush us at all. The meat selection was amazing, every cut of beef, the prime rib melted in the mouth. We also had some chicken, sausage and ham. Non of us in the group of 4 cared much for the ham. Our favorite was the baby lamb chops but ask for a... More 

Thank grlfrmnsk
Panama City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will tell you the food comes fast and it was good, but the service we received when we arrived, waiting to be sat, sat and then moved was horrible. I will start off, it was my husband's birthday, so he was excited to go to Brazilian steakhouse. We had used open table to reserve our table, through trip advisor,... More 

Thank bridget w
Copenhagen, Denmark
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to a churrascaria and we were not disappointed. The tenderness and taste of the meat was near perfect for all of the different pieces of meat. Especially the lamb chops and chicken hearts were excellent. On top of this the service was perfect. The salad buffet was good, but we focused mainly on the meat... More 

Thank Thomas_Munk
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the mood for steak but wanted to skip the general dark wood dark lighting so many steakhouses seem to opt for. This Brazilian steakhouse gives you a well-lit, poshy setting with eager staff and threw in a jazz trio for good measure! We had a pleasurable meal with a very nice Rhone (good selection of wine albeit quite a... More 

Thank Liz F
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 'rodizios' we experienced when we lived in Rio set the benchmark with their huge variation of cuts and other offerings - including several fish dishes. The salad choice is normally enormous. Plataforma gets pretty close but just doesn't quite make it despite its good selections and excellent service. $64.95 for the rodizio here sounds expensive but given how much... More 

Thank OliverPerth_WA
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went after the show, could not make online reservation, but were sited in 10 min, the group of 5. the staff is friendly and accommodating. The meat is very good, so are the drinks. Once come in, do not waste time and appetite on the salad bar. order a few appetizers and flip the card green right away! Note:... More 

Thank Irene N
Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

So I'm the type of girl who researches EVERYTHING and I normally prefer hole in the wall joints. I've also been to some pretty amazing places and have been lucky enough to travel to Bora Bora. (not saying this to brag, but I want to convey a strong point). I live in NJ and randomly decided to have a date... More 

Thank Meghan M
White Plains
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Celebrated my birthday with friends and had a great time. Come with an appetite, because you can eat as much as you want. The salad bar is one of the most varied I have seen and all is very good. But don't fill up on the salad bar, the meat is the star of the show. If you are a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $80
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-7391
    (Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: N, R, W trains to 49th Street, 1 train to 50th Street & C, E Trains to 50th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 12122450505
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".

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