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

Private Party Facilities:
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.

Private Party Contact:
our Reservation Department: (877) 740-8293

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

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Details
Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (45)
Special Occasion (44)
Good for Birthdays (38)
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Fun (35)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Authentic (28)
Casual (28)
Good for a Date (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Live Music (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Business Meals (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Paleo Friendly (14)
Romantic (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Kid-friendly (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Cozy (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

All the steaks were mediocre quality. They would never bring out the filet mignon unless you specifically ask for it. The filet tasted dry and lack of flavor. Will not return to this restaurant ever again, complete waste of money and time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely amazing food! Service was great, the specific waiter we had was not very good however you actually are waited on by many people and everyone else was amazing and went above and beyond to make your time pleasant.
Will always come back and recommend this place to anyone! Just be sure to bring ur appetite

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Ci sono stata 5 anni fa ed avevo un bel ricordo !!
Ci sono tornata me è stata una grande delusione, penso che non ci tornerò mai più !!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

A different version of a buffet, only the food (meat) travels to you. The sides were marginal. A different experience for sure, but too pricey. However, the wait staff was very good. Just not my preferred “cup of tea”.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely perfect. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was my third time to this location for restaurant week. I actually liked it the first time I went however, the last two times were less desirable. Last year, we made reservations for restaurant week however, the reservation was not entered as such and we ended up with a $400 bill at the end where it was only brought to our attention when we asked what the restaurant week deserts were and then was told we weren't put in for it and they took off the meal for the child. This past restaurant week I went with two other people whom have never been there and found that there were actual cuts of meat that was being walked around but could not partake because they were not a part of the restaurant week menu however, that had never been the case in the two previous time that I had been to the restaurant. I go specifically for restaurant week and suggest it to many people. This time it was disheartening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good family dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I went with my boyfriend and my sister for her birthday. The food was amazing and the restaurant as a whole was perfection. Would definitely be dinning here again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I came here for restaurant week and I thought it was pretty good deal compared to their regular non-restaurant week meals. I felt it was a really good deal in terms of price and the variety of meat selections. The quality of meats was also pretty good too. I recommend this place!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Meats were tough and not tasty
Buffet appetizers were not good

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Had a great dinner here, first time at the Plataforma chain, but was not disappointed with the quality of the food. The two bottles of wine we had ordered were unfortunately not available, and for some reason took over 15 minutes to notify us of this, but not a huge deal. Was comped a nice port wine for our troubles.

For the money, on par with other churrascaria around and will not hesitate to make another reservation

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Came here for a birthday during restaurant week. Very comfortable, friendly atmosphere. The salad bar is delicious and has various options. Johnny, our server, was phenomenal and made the experience even more wonderful; thank you for your kindness, humor, and hospitality. The meat and dessert were great just as well. Also, I personally recommend the pomegranate martini!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Unfortunately I did not have a good experience at this restaurant today. The food was ok, some cuts of meat were good some other were disappointing. Salad bar was ok. But what really ruined our dinner was the service. It was just really bad, from beginning til end. I still don’t know if we even had a dedicated server, because nobody basically stopped at our table or checked on us during the whole dinner. Only the manager stopped by at the very end (after the bill was paid) to ask how everything was. At that point I really didn’t feel like complaining because it was so obvious that we were ignored for the whole night. We had to ask for everything multiple times (like when we asked for side of fried bananas 4-5 times). There was no flow whatsoever. Nobody changed our plates after we finished the appetizers throughout the whole dinner until we basically begged them to change our plates because we had no room to put all the meat that they kept bringing. Then my husband asked to put a candle on my dessert (it was my birthday). They brought out the desserts when my husband wasn’t there and sang happy birthday when our party wasn’t complete. I told them that my husband was in the bathroom but they didn’t care. It was really awkward and sad. Our check was $150 per person, to receive the worst service I’ve ever got. I’m not getting my birthday back but for sure I’m not returning to this restaurant nor recommending it to anyone.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week, so only two beef selections: top sirloin was tough, top round was OK. Chicken, sausage, lamb shank, pork loin we're do so. No great flavor. Salad bar was OK. Many choices that were again meh. Shiitake mushrooms were good tho. The cheesy puffs served as bread we're very good. No shrimps, no bacon. Many other rodizios far better. Bathroom on same floor. Service very good.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very friendly staff, amazing food, little noisy but fits with the general mood, they even organized a mini celebration for my uncle’s birthday with a dessert on the the house and a candle so great time overall!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Place is awesome. The maitre d was very welcoming, explain the process and genuine kind person. The salad bar was vast, the meats were great, drinks are tasty and season portions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Ate more than we expected. Live Music was nice. Some waiters were more helpful than others. Leave space for all the meat, don’t bother with salad. Would return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent ambiance , Great Foof and Excellent Service.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Perfect service and delicious food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

A must try very friendly staff. Food unbelievable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Doorman was excellent, however the host man was not at all, actually he was very rude. Other that him, the service was excellent. Food was awesome and the atmosphere was great. When I booked my reservation on line, there was a question if there was occasion and I selected for birthday. I completely forgot to confirm that it was a birthday dinner, when we ordered the deserts the staff came out singing Happy Birthday!! Excellent service!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

It was amazing! The staff was incredibly attentive and friendly!!! We took advantage of the restaurant week prefix menu and it felt like we were the only ones there!

Simple amazing!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Such an amazing restaurant! At first I didn't now they would do Restaurant Week for a buffet-style restaurant, but you almost get every meat option for the lunch menu and I really filled up! Great service, phenomenal food, and wonderful ambiance. It's a bit high in price for us to eat on a regular day but I will definitely be going back every restaurant week!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Even for restaurant week price, it was very lack luster. The servers seemed to be very aggressive.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We always have a fabuluous experience at Churruscaria Plataforma and this was no exception. Great food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Was expecting better especially during restaurant week. You expect to get blown away especially after reading reviews and word of mouth. Nothing blew me away and my expectations were not met.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was on the salty side, and the meat was on the greasy and fatty side. Most people like that but you would think that for $70+ a head, they would have better cuts of meat. But if you want a buffet like atmosphere in the city, you will like this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This place was apparently known for a while. For us, it was a find. Great meat! Excellent service. never expected...

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This restaurant is my favorite place to dine. I can be relax and enjoy the delicious grilled meats and variety of foods.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The variety of food was amazing!The salad bar had much more than I expected and also included some hot dishes as well, such as tomato risotto and baked cod. The meats were delicious, the chicken and the lamb were my favorites. The only thing I would've liked to see was labels for the items at the salad bar, but the staff was very helpful with explanations and recommendations. Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend dining here!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very attentive service. Some of the waiters are very funny and made the experience awesome. The food was out of this world and I’d happily go again. As with everything in NYC, it’s a little pricey but not outrageous. You certainly get what you pay for here because the food is just so good. Highly recommended.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Perfect place :)
it makes you stuffing :D
nice food
good place i will recommend it to my friends

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

very very late to honor reservation -- when finally seated, we needed a new table that wasn't in the far corner room of the restaurant, alone. Food was varied, interesting for a churrascaria, but most meats weren't special, with the exceptions being the ribeye and the sausages.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful restaurant with great food and excellent service. Special thanks to Angel, Virginia and Manager Gabriel. They made our evening special and memorable. We celebrated my nephew’s 21st birthday here with family including two young kids and had a great time. Gabriel even managed to find burgers for the kids despite not being on the menu and saved our evening:)) the meat was delicious and even the salad bar was wonderful; we had vegetarians in the party and they also were very satisfied. Will definitely come back!!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Even though I made a reservation over a month ago we were put at a table next to the front check in area which I didn’t appreciate. However our head waiter went over and above to make it up to us and even bought our first drink. The service was spectacular as always.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My wife and I went to Churrascaria Plataforma for their restaurant week special and found the place slightly underwhelming for a steakhouse. We were hoping for a fine dining experience but it was louder and more low key than anticipated. The service was great and the food was decent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The service was surprisingly quick for such a packed place. The food was a bit pricey, but it was worth every penny! If you’re a meat lover, you MUST try this place

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I was there about fifteen years ago. The place is still as great as it was then.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went during restaurant week and the options that was provided, a selection of six meats, was sufficient.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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