About 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.

316 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday & Monday- Noon to 10 PM
Tuesday through Thursday: 12 PM to 11 PM
Friday & Saturday: Noon to Midnight

Cross Street:
Between 8th and 9th Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 245-0505

Website:
http://plataformaonline.com/

Entertainment:
Live Brazilian Music - Fridays & Saturdays

Parking Details:
Icon Parking Public Lot at 350 West 50th Street, for $12 for 5 hours.

Public Transit:
N, R, W trains to 49th Street, 1 train to 50th Street & C, E Trains to 50th Street

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Specials

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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$65.95 per person. Beverages, dessert, tax or gratuity are not included.

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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We will be serving our dinner menu throughout the day. $65.95 per person. Beverages, dessert, tax or gratuity are not included.

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Mon - Tue 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM

Private Dining

Conveniently located near Times Square in the Theater District, Plataforma has the perfect space and setting for an intimate gathering or a large corporate event. We offer two private rooms as well as our main dining area which can accommodate any party size up to 300 people.

Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Good for Birthdays (36)
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Good for a Date (29)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Fun (28)
Authentic (28)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Casual (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Kid-friendly (13)
Business Meals (13)
Paleo Friendly (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Live Music (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Romantic (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

A meat eaters paradise, it is an up market all you can eat venue, with a constant stream of waiters coming to your table offering different types of meats. You can control the flow by flipping a token on your table, green to let them know you want more and red to to let them know you don't want any more. The meat is of good quality and tasty. The service is friendly and efficient. Just make sure when you go here that you arrive with an empty stomach.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great salad bars, great service. Most attentive staffs. Would recommend to everyone who likes all your can eat steak house. Five stars

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 (Raum Düsseldorf)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great good and impeccable service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our whole family loves this restaurant. We have never been disappointed with the quality of food and service. It is a meat-lover's heaven and a great place for family.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Be prepared to eat. Come hungry but great food awesome service. Feel well cared for. Make you feel special

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very good place with good Rodizio steak. I will recommend every one that loves steaks.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We’ve dined at Plataforma for many yesrs now. The meats are generally consistently good-to-excellent in terms of flavor, doneness, and variety, although on our most recent visit the short rib was a little dry and lacked flavor and the leg of lamb was somewhat tough. The service has always been excellent: the waitstaff always have a smile, check on you at reasonable intervals, are prompt when you have a request, and are very considerate with children. The wine slection is varied and can accommodate all price levels; excellent Caipirina as well.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food and service at this restaurant are always on point and the dessert cart had a nice selection. The coconut and caramel layered cake was delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very good service, good food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing in every way

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Overpriced and poor quality food. Not why it used to be.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food and service. Drinks were overpriced ( avg $15) but it's to be expected in NYC. We were eating within 5-10 minutes of being seated so it's great for a dinner before a show or if you're short on time ...just be careful not overeat!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

One of the best steak house!!! Everything was just wonderful! Recommended for meet lovers!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have eaten here over the years many times and loved it , it has been a while. We started with the salad bar, excellent, fresh and a lot of choices. But we were there for the meat . They kept coming over with meats immed but most of the meat was too rare( bloody). We told them we wanted med to med well and were told he would return. We never got the med meats. We had to eat the less rare meats. They kept coming with the same 3 types of steak and chicken and sausage . The meat was very bland and there were no sauces. We got the check and were paying when all of a sudden, fish, ham, landchops , hearts came out . Where were they for us . We asked for the manager who apologized and walked away like he could not be bothered. As we were leaving we again asked to speak to him and told him how upset we were , he offered us gift cards now. Handeled totally wrong . Maybe a really bad night for the restaurant but for $135 per couple I expect better

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent as always. They are celebrating their 20th year and we realized we have been going there since they opened! Food is great and fresh and service is perfect with servers and managers checking on you. Wishing you another 20 successful years!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wanted some food before we left the city, filled us up, great experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

From the salad bar to the parade of delicious meats to the service this place delivered! We will be back again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very good. Always enjoy myself. If you are planning dinner... skip lunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great ambiance. Loved the variety. Would recommend for special occasions. A little pricey.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Live Music, Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food is subpar for price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always impresses! One of the few restaurant establishments that are still around and have been to repeatedly. If you like meat, this is the place to be!

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We spent Thanksgiving here after coming to town to watch the parade. It was a delightful experience- fantastic food, attentive and gracious service. A full Thanksgiving meal (turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes) was available but the prime rib and garlic steak were hands down the best part of the meal. It was lovely! Make an early reservation if possible then walk around midtown and enjoy the holiday lights.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was freaking fantastic! We had a wonderful time the wait staff was phenomenal the meat was a little salty but delicious. Everybody was so nice the drinks were fantastic. Biggest turkey I've ever seen!

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Healthy, Seasonal, Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The greatest thing about this restaurant was the service. It was top notch. Everyone was so attentive to our every need. The food was very good and we left full and happy. It was very pricey, however it is Times Square in NY! We have been to Brazilian steak houses in San Francisco as well as Cape Cod and the price here was double. But again, NY! And the service here trumped probably every restaurant I've ever been to. Definitely a great place to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We walked in and were seated immediately. The food was delicious as always. The servers were very attentive and our meal was delightful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Celebrated my daughter's birthday with her close friends and all enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the experience. The staff and servers provided excellent service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

churrascaria plataforma is the best place to go when you're in the mood to eat meat meat and more meat!! don't fill up on the salar bar or divine cheesy-bread (which i pop right into my mouth - their bite size deliciousness) because the meat they serve is top notch! be ready to eat to your heart's content

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A beautiful place to take your date and the food very tasty and the meat tender. If you are hungry make sure you have enough space for all the food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Normally I’m a huge fan of Brazilian steakhouses, and I’ve had great luck at this particular one before. This time was different however.

To start off, they couldn’t find my reservation, however they did seat me for my meal. I was seated quickly and the servers came right over to my table.

I enjoyed the salad bar for a little bit of salad, which was very good.

The meal service was good and bad. The gauchos were excellent and brought me all the cuts rather quickly. The down side was almost every cut was over cooked, with most being around mediums. Even the brand new pieces that hadn’t even been cut yet were cooked to medium. I was very disappointed with this. A few cuts were also a little under seasoned.

After finishing my meal, it took nearly a half hour for my server to come bring me my final bill.

So overall I was not happy with my visit. Will I go back next time I’m in the area? I may try another churrascaria before trying this one.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent churascaria restaurant. The salad bar is fabulous as are the cheese rolls served at the table. The assortments of meats are superb--perfectly prepared and very plentiful. A fun place to dine with friends and family who like meat.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It were a great experience. I thought all the meat would taste the same, luckily I was wrong. Every meats has it own texture and flavor.
However, I didn't know that desserts were excluding from the Prix Fixe. I was a little shock when I receive my bill.
It's worth to enjoy the restaurant on occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Outstanding night out! The service was impeccable, the food was delicious, the ambiance superb! A great fit whether out on a date, a family outing, a post work get together, or after the theater this place can handle it. We made plans to return even before we left.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Live Music, Paleo Friendly, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful staff. We were seated immediately and not rushed through our meal even though there was a line. Food was delicious and the drinks fantastic.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I'm afraid Plataforma has lost its edge. I've eaten there no less than 6 times in the last few years. This trip, the salad bar had at least 30%-40% fewer items. It was a typical salad bar with the usual stuff. Not even Hearts of Palm which is local to Brazil.
The meat was the usual. What was missing was the bbq pig on the rolling cart, the smoked salmon and other fish. I had to ask multiple times for a lamb chop. The sausages were good but there was only one variety offered. In the past we tasted different sausages.
If you are a wine drinker, watch out. White wine prices START at $55 and go up steeply from there. It's time to say goodbye to an old favorite.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A meat haven .. this is one place you cannot say you didn't get enough food! Very friendly and attentive staff ...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Food was good, and people very polite and friendly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food here is amazing, the service was polite and very professional. I will most definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to try Brazilian bbq!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The meats and salad bar were fantastic. I was very surprised that the dessert was not included and cost $10 a piece without them mentioning it was separate from dinner. They immediately bring the dessert cart to the table as they wisk away the last dinner dish - making you think it is part of the dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Unless you have a company expense account it's way too expensive for the food & dinks you get!

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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