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“Excellent meal, great service, worth the wait”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ipanema Restaurant

Ipanema Restaurant
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Ranked #205 of 13,551 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $32
Cuisines: Brazilian, Latin, Portuguese, South American
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Midtown
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.
Chicago, Illinois
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent meal, great service, worth the wait”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

This restaurant is located in a mini-neighborhood of Brazilian restaurants. There must be at least half a dozen on the block. This one was the most crowded, and judging by our experience, it was crowded with reason. Every dish we tried, from the empanadas to the soup to the fejioada, was delicious, We enjoyed every bite, and our meal was enhanced by attentive and courteous service. We will happily return.

  • Visited September 2013
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“The best Brazilian restaurant on 46th.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Having read the reviews re this restaurant we headed for it on our 1st night in NY.

Regret it was full and they could not offer us a table within a reasonable period. We visited another Brazilian place close by (see separate review).
We tried again the following evening and were lucky this time.
The service, friendliness, food were outstanding - I can appreciate the reason this place as such good reviews.
The menus at all the Brz, places are similar, it is just a question of which offers the best of everything but not by a mile.

  • Visited July 2013
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Canton, Ohio
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152 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great cipirahnas and appetizers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

We went to Ipanema for drinks and appetizers since we were too full for a full dinner after our food tour earlier in the day. The appetizers were very good and the cipirahnas were outstanding! They had a black bean stew on the menu that sounded very good, but I just wasn't hungry enough to try it - maybe next time!

Visited September 2013
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Thank 774Pat
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“If you miss Brazil...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Can't explain how great I did feel when I first come to the restaurant and eat Feijoada for the first time after a long time without eating even a real black bean...lol
The staff is very friendly and the service is quick...drinks are great...
I go to Ipanema almost every time that I'm in NYC at lunch time...love the food!!!

  • Visited November 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Superb food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We had a marvellous meal here and would highly recommend this restaurant. I enjoyed the paella which came with half a lobster. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. Our family had a range of dishes and the sauces I sampled from my daughters' dishes made me want to come back again and try more from the menu. Huge portions of everything, wonderfully cooked and a nice atmospherenofnrelaxed but attentive service. Just do it!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Anthony L
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