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Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse
Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Address:
    316 West 49th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Brazilian Steakhouse
    Price: $50 and over

Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://churrascariaplataforma.com
  • Phone: (212) 245-0505
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 12:00am, Sundays & Mondays 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private rooms have capacities for 28 and 65 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Reservation Department (212) 245-0505
  • Entertainment: Live Brazilian Music - Thursday through Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 8th and 9th Avenues
  • Public Transit: N, R, W trains to 49th Street, 1 train to 50th Street & C, E Trains to 50th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Icon Parking Public Lot at 350 West 50th Street, for $10 for 5 hours.
A word from Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse
Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse 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".Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have been a regular customer of Plataforma since its inauguration. In the past I always considered it outstanding and would have given five stars for food, service and ambience. Unfortunately during my last visit, things seemed to have changed for the worse. Service was generally unfriendly and unskilled (meat slicers not properly trained in the art of slicing the meat, as appropriate). Meat offerings were limited with long gaps between offerings, and requests for side dishes appeared to create too much trouble for the servers. The traditional Brazilian hospitality was lacking. I write this in hopes that management realizes that much improvement is required ASAP to restore this otherwise wonderful Churrascaria to its former condition."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great food and outstanding service. My second time in this place and its getting better all the time. I recommend this to all NY visitors."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The staff here is great. Both visits we always felt important to all the servers. Highly recommend. I don't even eat meat but the salad bar is great. The meat eaters with me said the meats were all delicious"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We have been to a few Brazilian restaurants but this was the best so far. Great choice of starters and appetisers with excellent quality of food. The meat served at your table ( when you turn your card over to green) was very good - we counted about 8 different choices. We have had meats with a wider variety of sauces and coverings elsewhere, but that is being picky... Overall great food and great experience. Service was very good indeed - and very attentive to needs. The whole place was lively - quite loud actually - but it added to the experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant numerous times in the past and have always had a wonderful meal. However, this last time was not nearly as good. The quality of food was not the same. The gauchos were slow to come around. In addition, the Brasil Soccer game was on all throughout the restaurant. Though this is a Brazilian restaurant I did not expect to have the game projected onto screens in the dining room while I was trying to have a nice dinner with my date. It also seemed to distract the waitstaff."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I had lunch with my daughters and their boyfriends at Plataforma. The food was delicious and the staff were adorable. Love this place. Can't wait to return! Don't fill up on the salad bar. Wait for the meats to come around."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have been to a few of these Brazilian Steakhouses in NY and in other states. This one fell short of my expectations ambiance wise. The meats were great but the sides dishes and salad bar were not at all. The place had lots of kids dinning which added to the completely relaxed environment. Everyone was super casual and laid back as though they were at a bar. The lighting was awful and did not give the restaurant an adult , romantic hotspot , date spot nor trendy spot. For $60 starting price I expected more a semi upscale environment."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My first Brazilian Steakhouse. The salad bar was amazing, but don't eat too much. The meat was diverse. My only complaint was the "doneness" was a little too rare for me and a couple of the cuts. The filet was parmesan encrusted and was great. The sausage was not my favorite. If you don't like something, wait a second and they will come around with something you will like. I did not even get through all the meats. This place is a carnivores delight."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Enjoyed the superb food but it was louder than expected. If you want more ambiance, they may not be best place but great date night scene! Will return!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "If you are a carnivore, then this is a must-have experience. And there will be something new, unique and perfectly prepared for any pallette in your group. The salad bar is packed with top-notch appetizer, seafood and salad items and will keep any appetite satiated no matter their dietary leanings. I follow a Paleo diet and found this menu a great fit for my cravings. Every one of the limitless meat items is cooked to perfection and are served up by a cadre of polite and helpful wait staff. Do not leave without asking them for their suggestions on pairing the various meats with any of the unique in-house sauces."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Filets and sausage best, chops over done. Too much food."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "If u r a meat lover this is a place 4 u. However there also is a buffet w all kinds of salads cold cuts cheese u name it. Hold ur stomach empty till u get there. Then schedule a cab to take u home. Too much food"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "my new favorite restaurant in NYC. The cold bar was outstanding great selections and all were flavorful and fresh. All the meats were excellent and again flavorful and never stopped (turkey, pork, lamb, beef and more beef and more lamb). The staff was exceptional never had a dirty plate or flatware sitting in front of me and my glass was always full and waiter was very attentive to all our needs. See you again real soon with friends next time."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great way to spend time with friends and eat good quality meats. The salad bar was also amazing from sushi to fish casseroles accompanied by the BEST Caipirinha made with Pitu cachaca."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is great if you want to experience the all you can eat vibe for Brazilian steak. Food will be served nonstop and the service is great."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Not only do you can all you can eat meats of various style, you have an salad bar buffet with sushi and chilled jumbo shrimp. While you do pay $70 for this it is worth your while but be sure to bring your appetite."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "we love the Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse yummy food great salads impeccable friendly professional servers loverly place to eat when you have tickets to the theater"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "If you're a craving carnivore, this is the place to have at it. Although the salad/hot bar options were of good quality, I have been to churrassscrias with more options on the buffet. That being said though, everything was delicious and the service was especially friendly and on point this night."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Everyone at our table was impressed with the service and the food."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I loved this restaurant. It was my first time here, and I look forward to returning again !"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse is a meat eater's delight. While there are certainly many vegetarian choices (they were even able to happily accommodate a member of my party who is a vegan) in my opinion you come here for the meat and you will not be disappointed. Cuts of beef, pork and chicken came in a never ending parade. At the suggestion of our waiter I tried a Brazilian beer (Xingu) and found it truly enjoyable. I highly recommend Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Excellent post-theater spot. Great salad bar with a wide variety of choices. The skewered meats just keep on coming. I wiil definitely be going back for more."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "If you are looking for a different experience and would like to try delicious meat cuts and Brazilian side dishes this is the place. The salad bar is excellent, service is very good. Don't eat all the cheese bread so you can save space for the meat courses. The concept is fairly common price fixed, alcoholic beverages and desserts not included. Worth every cent!! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My wife and I were in NYC for a concert and celebrating our birthdays. This place stepped up to the occasion~ Dino, the Maitre'D gave us the "lay of the land" starting with a wonderfully appointed salad bar...but don't eat too much there. This place is for LARGE appetites. A fun, vibrant place for big eaters. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, the service was top-notch, and the drinks were of best quality! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "You will not leave hungry. Plenty of servers. Great salad bar, although it gets very busy and you have to wait in line. Very clean."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Plataforma was delicious. The food was incredible. The attention to service is second to none. Our party enjoyed the experience from start to finish. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is consistently excellent. Although pricey, there is good price value. The Salad bar has great variety and something for everyone. The meat runners are plentiful and the food is downright tasty. This restaurant always scores a perfect "10" when I am entertaining guests from Europe or out of town. One word of caution, if you don't eat meat, this is not the place for you. We shall be back !!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This was my second time here, and I was equally impressed. Brought my parents and cousins visiting from Italy for a very special lunch -- and no one was disappointed! The salad bar / appetizer bar was excellent (many fresh, tasty selections of vegetables and specialty salads). The feature attraction ... the endless skewers of meat -- were tender, juicy, and delectable. Most notably, the service was extremely attentive and at the same time completely unobtrusive. We went mid-week for lunch when the restaurant wasn't at all crowded."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Service was impecable!!! I would recommend this restaurant in a minute. All the boys were very polite and each of them try to accommodate us in every way possible. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We've been to several Brazilian style restaurants around the country. Churrascaria Plataforma was comparable to others in terms of food. Excellent selections at the salad bar. Tasty meat with a fair amount of variety (though somewhat less than other Brazilian restaurants where we've eaten). Choosing your own side dishes was a nice touch instead of a few standard ones. The service was outstanding, with friendly and responsive staff. The noise level was a bit more than we usually like but tolerable. The wine list was huge --- many of the selections seemed quite sophisticated for the style of the restaurant. We opted for a lower priced bottle but it was quite good. Though you'll be stuffed, don't pass up dessert which was superb! "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The food was not that great indeed some of it was very salty. However, there is a bunch of it and the cuts of meat were good."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was expensive but experience justifies the cost. Service was outstanding. The place isn't somewhere you should go to have good meal but it's more of place to experience. Only downside was that it seemed like the choice of meat were limited. Would have been nicer if they had more variety of meat like it was mentioned on the website."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Waiters go around to different tables with a large variety of different meats on skewers. There is a lot to choose from. The entire staff is friendly. The salad bar is good. If you are a true carnivore, you will love this place. The place, itself, is very nice. I would definitely come back. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "our go to place great food sublime service prices good for thither district love this place"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I had great times at this restaurant in the past but their food has deteriorated and their service too. Paying $120 per head for food and drink let you expect a great experience, this was not it."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Simply put it is one of the very best restaurants in the big Apple. Service is second to none! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We have been to plataforma before many years ago, & to the one in TriBeCa . Love the TriBeCa one better, better ambience. This one is older beginning to show its age. Love churasscha's, love capahrinia's. The service was very attentive, food good. Kind of pricey, lots of big groups, tourists? Business people? We had a good time, we we ate too much, got to the theater on time. Will we go again ? I doubt it unless we are a big group. We like healthier food these days. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Have been going to Plataforma for many years, it never disappoints. Wonderful service, great wine list and outstanding food. Simply the best Brazilian Steakhouse in. Manhatten , For Sure!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014