Berimbau Do Brasil
Berimbau Do Brasil

Berimbau Do Brasil

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://berimbaunyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122422606
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Lunch and weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Inacio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Mario (212) 242-2606

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Blecker and Bedford Streets
  • Public Transit: A, B, C, D, E, F & V trains to West 4th Street and 1 train to Houston Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Berimbau Do Brasil
With its narrow yet spacious dining room, exposed brick walls, and banquette seating, Berimbau, a new addition to New York's Brazilian restaurant scene, boasts an antiquated yet urban atmosphere. What's more, their diverse menu of traditionally prepared Brazilian plates leaves patrons' palates pleased.

There is a dish to please every member of your party. Portions are hearty, and the cuisine is indicative of Berimbau's renowned chef's ability to blend both traditional Brazilian flavors with New York diners' sensibilities. The caipirinhas are made to perfection and are a must to have. A variety of flavors is offered at this brazilian hot spot. For an evocative dining experience in the West Village, give this New York Brazilian restaurant a go. Berimbau, aptly named for a native Brazilian instrument, will indeed leave you singing for more.
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Berimbau Do Brasil reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (19)good for groups (11)great for lunch (11)great for brunch (9)romantic (9)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)special occasion (3)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great atmosphere/great service
    Mausi
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Delicious food. Attentive waiter and great ambience. Would recommend to my best friend
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!!!
    DLGreaves
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A friend found this place to celebrate my birthday. It is a cute restaurant with friendly staff, delicious food and the caipirinhas are amazing!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bright Brasil
    JanetWVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Don't miss one of the special cocktails. They set the mood and are delicious. First time I ate here, we split several small plates to enjoy the wide variety offered. Second time we started with two appetizers and then each had an entree. Food is filling, presented beautifully and taste is even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute Brazilian Spot
    Jana
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I met my friend for lunch here. We both got steak dishes w/ yuka fries - mine with fried eggs, rice and beans, and hers with kale. It was pretty good. The waiter, a young Brazilian guy, was very cute, friendly and attentive. They had cool Brazilian music, and I like that it was a simple place because they just had two cooks there - natives to Brazil, it seems - so with just the 2 cooks and the one waiter, they seemed like a little family establishment....and native Brazilians. I like that. Also, the drink I ordered - Cassava (Brazilian Rum?), Guava flavor - was so good with such a unique flavor. So Good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't stop thinking about.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I came back after two days of my first visit.Couldn't stop thinking about the sirloin steak(picanha) and the skirt steak(fraldinha) that my friend ordered. This time my date decided to order a moqueca, a specialty from Bahia(recomended by the charismatic waiter Fernando) and I decided to go for the Picanha again but before that we tried the delicious Tuna Tartar, sided by cheesy puffs , and washed down by a few wonderful caipirinhas. We were already very satisfied and almost full but coudn't help to notice that the tables around us were having this dark chocolate balls for dessert. We ordered the chocolate balls(brigadeiro) and almost fainted from pure pleasure. I strongly recomend Berimbau. What a great find!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Cute West Village spot with solid food. We both had meat (when in Brazil...) and both loved what we ordered; I had the Skirt Steak and she had the Picanha. And let me give another vote for the desert balls - we were skeptical at first but it was amazing !! Im certainly coming back and recommending this place to my friends .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Brazilian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Awesome !! Finally an authentic Brazilian place that I can rely on. Best Pao De Queijo ever, outstanding Feijoada and excellent Skirt steak with hearts of palm creamy sauce !! Their Caipirinhas are a must have as well Definitely coming back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch Brazilian
    NYCTravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    It's a small gem in the West Village. The prices are reasonable compared to most Brazilian restaurants in the city, and the quality is right up there with the best. The waitstaff, was very friendly and made a wonderful evening before the theater.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food is good, but the service could be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vibrant Brazil experience
    fernshawVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Had a lovely meal during the World Cup festivities. Service was great as was the food. Felt like we were dining in Rio.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious, unusual, friendly
    nycjem
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The restaurant is small & narrow with an open kitchen in the middle, so you can see the food prepared-- also served piping hot! The food is slightly unusual Brazilian fare. We both had caipinirhas & the stroganoff which was wonderful and plentiful but not heavy. We shared the chocolate balls for dessert which were EXCELLENT -- not to be missed -- delicious truffles covered with chocolate sprinkles -- one order was plenty for 2 of us. The service was super-friendly if a tad erratic. Nice "real" artwork on the walls. When we first arrived it was so hot & when we asked to move to a cooler table they turned on the AC. The front room is a bit nicer than the smaller back room. There is also a tiny outdoor section in the back with picnic tables
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 425 reviews are from the Berimbau Do Brasil reviews archive.
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We went for a birthday and had great service! At the end asked for some shots but should've checked the price before ordering them... Overall great little Brazilian place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little gem
    PreetyChoosy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We found exactly what we were looking for: terrific food, delicious drinks, casual and enjoyable atmosphere, and very agreeable and helpful wait staff. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brazilian, Delish and Reasonable
    LeslieavaVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Very small restaurant with good Brazilian food offerings. They have a brunch menu but you can select from dinner menu as well. Cute decor of yellow and green (soccer colors?) and great Brazilian music playing on the stereo. Very good service. Food is priced moderately, wine prices okay for whites, but reds, least expensive is $11.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for brunch
    Rg125
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We went for brunch. The food was good, we has the rabanada and an omelet. They also had a good selection of caipirinhas with different flavor on special. Small place but wasn't crowded, we probably didn't need a reservation. Waiters were friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    amapala
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a terrific night at Berimbau Do Brasil. We each had a different meal and it was all wonderful. The skirt steak was tender and had a great flavor, the seafood stew was the best I have every had in my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    NYEats
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Went here at the recommendation of a friend. Super cute and intimate. Food is amazing!! Drinks and dessert are fab! Will definitely make this a regular spot!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I found the rest very friendly open bright Service was great food was wonderful I enjoyed every morsel I will return and recommend to anyone who wants a bright friendly place to enjoy food at decent prices not out to rip you off
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    MJRVA
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I was so excited to try Berimbau do Brasil and was not disappointed. Amazing food and ambience. We even got a special appetizer off the menu that the chef was able to make when we asked about it and our order got mixed up and we got an amazing complimentary passion fruit custard which was totally not necessary since we didn't even have to wait that long! Great place and will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tucked away in the West Vilage
    BlackBird68
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This is a nice little hideaway restaurant tucked away in the heart of the West Village. Almost the anti-churrascaria, with authentic Brazilian flavors and music, which was audible enough to enjoy, but not loud enough to drown out conversation! Very rustic, very intimate, very good! Would definitely go again and recommend it to others, especially Brazilian friends who are looking for a little bit of home in the big city.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All great save our sever!
    BrazAmerVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Love this place for Brazilian in the city, but not this visit. The host/server greeted us and invited us to follow him, only he walked away and left us in the tightest bottleneck in the restaurant. The staff, confused, asked us to move back towards the door. After being seated and orders were taken, everything took forever. Watered down/weak drinks too. The server, needing another chair for another table, comes to ours, removes our belongings in the chair without asking, and then takes it away without a single word. Most offensive, however, was when he asked if we wanted dessert, followed by him looking at his watch. Oh, he brings back the extra chair and says thank you without excusing himself--again. Whatever.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Brazilian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    As usual , food service was superb. And so were the drinks.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • May just be the best in Manhattan!
    OooThatGirlCanCook
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I visited Berimbau this week on Moqueca Night. ($20 for Moqueca + 1 Caipirinha). I was hesitant at first because I haven't been able to find a Brasilian restaurant in Manhattan that serves authentic, down-home Brasilian food. Most of the restaurants have really generic menus. But Berimbau was awesome...much like the food I remember from being in Brazil. The pao de quejo was absolutely perfect. The acaraje was flavorful and creative: served in bite sizes. And the moqueca....WONDERFUL. I'll definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An oasis of Brazil in Manhattan
    David
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Very nice non-Churrascaria Brazilian restaurant serving a wide range of cuisines. Good Feijoada and Pao de Quejo.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feel like home!!!
    rodmacrj2014
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Dear God!!! How I was missing the unexplainable and unique taste of the food from my country... I have found, besides that, incredible and friendly people working there: Rodrigo, Fernando, Tiago, a huge hug for you guys!!! I will sure return at least once per month!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Great Service for what we
    Omar
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great Service for what we ordered. I had beef ribs and my date had salmon dinner. The food was awesome and the waiter was very nice and helpful. We didn't get any wine so I can't speak for that but they did have a nice wine bar. It was very cozy which was what I was looking for. It has a great ambiance with really good music playing in the background.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    XXGambitXx
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went here on Valentine's Day 2014 with a date so I can't tell you about their regular menu. They had a preselected 3 course meal. My date and I were very satisfied with with the food. We even discussed going back to check out their full menu some time. I'm Brazilian so I know good Brazilian food when I taste it and this was good Brazilian food. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I'm used to bigger portions at Brazilian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Warm and friendly staff, great brazilian food, wonderful music, interesting wall art, an din a great neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic
    Calvin
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Excellent food and friendly service in a small neighborhood atmosphere.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not again
    babeegirl1luv
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Sorry for this.... but it was my first time there never again.... The set up is weird kitchen in the middle of restaurant ... food was okay nothing to write home about. Need to add more to menu..
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Sao Paulo in the West Village
    Carlson
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I have never been to Brasil, but after eating at Berimbau I want to go! A wonderful find in the West Village. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had the chance to try they're
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    I had the chance to try they're skirt steak which was love for the very first bite, from now on that's definitely my fav dish. My friend tried they're Shrimp Strogonoff, an amazing option for shrimp lovers. We also shared the passion fruit mousse (so yummy) and a flan (waaay better than the cuban one, lol). So far, I highly recommend this spot for my fellows looking for an amazing brazilian food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold food..
    Kellog
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    the staffs were waiting and waiting to bring our food that was ready a long ago.... and their answer was "oh, it's always ready, I can always rush it when you tell us.". we were chewing on our appetizers forever, waiting and waiting until it felt like we were done with the whole meal. our medium ordered steak was cold hard and well done at this point (since it was sitting out too long), fried fish was hard and cold, lacking flavor. I am still digesting those food I had a week ago.
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  • Not much atmosphere - but delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Berimbau is small, only about 12 tables. There is no atmosphere to speak of and tables are pretty close together. The food is really good however. Interesting, fresh salad with mango, hearts of palm and a citrusy dressing. I had chicken stroganoff, a delicious Brazilian/tropical version of the Russian original. Served with excellent little crispy shoestring potatoes. My husband had a seafood stew that was also very good. Service was friendly and professional, surprising given the size of the place. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for something different and off the NYC tourist circuit. Reasonable food prices, limited and somewhat pricey wine list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a very fresh and delicious
    lmuu
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    We had a very fresh and delicious meal. The service was easy and pleasant and the music was good. As a vegetarian I really appreciated the number of good options offered. Overall we had a really nice time. If you're looking for noteworthy decor you won't find it here, but it doesn't matter because this is a neighborhood gem that you'll want to visit more than once.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the expense
    JPlovesNYVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    It's not easy to produce food that looks and tastes as good as that which we had at Berimbau do Brasil. The impeccably clean, open kitchen in the midst of the compact dining room sent out tantalizing scents of things cooking, and when our dinners arrived, the flavors lived up to our hopes. The cheese bread with a delicate meat filling was a special appetizer; the bacalao was flavorful and not at all salty, as it can be in some preparations; the feijoada was incredibly flavorful. The staff was so welcoming and friendly, it made it feel as though we were dining at someone's home. Our only regret is that it seemed to be a little pricey, but at least the quality and quantity of the food made it worth the expense.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Brazilian in Cozy Spot
    NYCSCHVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    If you're looking for a lovely spot to enjoy a peaceful respite and wonderful Brazilian food, this is your place. A true neighborhood spot with warm ambiance and good service. Portions are huge and prices reasonable. Will definitely return.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great food and people
    Ronnie
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Fantastic chicken and rice soup on a cold day with cheese bread and empanadas that are just perfect along with a lunch menu that is extensive and reasonably priced. The staff are attentive and friendly and the owner is a great host.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre spot
    Normalguy1
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    For the price to quality ratio, this place isn't worth it. The service was good, but the food was just average. The sirloin, ordered medium, was dry and bland. The pao de quiejo was $6 for 6 small pieces of bread. Wine prices very reasonable however.
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  • Mediocre not Jaw Dropping
    pedroVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Food was a little bland the Drinks were Okay and the service was fair the place is Tiny hole in the wall and the food is very Mediocre I had Brazilian food before the Skirt steak had no taste the ChimmiChurri sauce is extremely unflavored. So
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