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“Nice environment in Little Brazil”

Churrascaria Plataforma
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Ranked #125 of 13,551 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, South American
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Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 8th and 9th Avenues
Transit: N, R, W trains to 49th Street, 1 train to 50th Street & C, E Trains to 50th Street
Description: 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".
Milano Marittima, Italy
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“Nice environment in Little Brazil”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Nice environment, friendly staff and good quality of meet. The salad bar has a large variety of international delicacies ( would prefer bit more Brazilian). Try the roasted pork with Parmesan..

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
“Superb meats!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Yes, at Plataforma it's like beeing at an original Churrascaria in Sao Paulo or Rio. Unexpected. We were guests at the Belvedere hotel (a door connects the restaurant to the lobby) and we were told it ok...Well, more than ok. The dervice is excellent (even when the place is full) the meats are excellent quality, very well cooked and serve to perfection. The drinks are very good as the deserts. REALLY one of the places in town.

  • Visited October 2013
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

I went here with my wife & teenage sons. One of my sons said it was his favourite meal of our week in NYC - so high praise!

Staff were very accommodating - the first table we were shown to was quite near the door and my wife feels the cold, so we asked to be moved and they did so straight away. The appetizers on the buffet were excellent and it would be easy to fill up on them.

There was a good choice of main-course meats as well as vegetable side dishes.

We probably should have not bothered with dessert though as we ate far too much!

Definitely a good place.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Very good Brazilian steakhouse.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Had our anniversary dinner after a Broadway show. So we had dinner at 10:30. Not crowded so we got a lit of attention. The salad bar was a pleasant surprise with a wide variety of selections. However one comes here for the meat and we weren't disappointed. The garlic crusted sirloin, beef rib and lamb particularly stood out. The chicken was a little dry. Other than that, all the other selections were very good. Kind of pricey at $62 for the prix fixe meal but we'll worth it for a special occasion. If you've never tried a Brazilian steakhouse before, I would recommend this one.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Endless Meats...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

We enjoyed eating at the Churrascaria Plataforma while we were in NYC. We have eaten at numerous Brazilian restaurants and found this one to be very generous with the meats. It was very good and worth the price

Visited October 2013
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