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

Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.0

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (36)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Special Occasion (34)
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Fun (28)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Authentic (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Casual (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Business Meals (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Live Music (12)
Paleo Friendly (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Romantic (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Cozy (4)
People Watching (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful options, super friendly service, would definitely recommend! I'll go again!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Have eaten here several times. This time wasn’t as good as previous. Several of the meats were over cooked and dry. Too many beef choices. Still fun place to bring kids. Excellent salad bar and dessert cart.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Best and most authentic Brazilian Rodízio in NYC ... love it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Live Music, Business Meals
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. Fun environment. Will absolutely be back!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Ppl took too long changing out the salad bar that everyone waited over 45 min to be able to eat something.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

El lugar es extraordinario. La comida es especial, la carne es sin igual... tiene un ambiente super acogedor y el servicio es de 1a.
Siempre que voy a NYC es una de mis visitas obligadas.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great restaurant, great service, great food. I have been here about 15 times and have never had a bad experience.
Enjoy!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have yet to be disappointed. Outstanding food, great service. The staff makes you feel like you're the only one there. Carlos is the best!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great time. Staff were friendly and attentive . Every one had the Brazilian special drink, better than Mojito

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The service was very good, the beef was tasty , but most of the beef was tough and chewy. The salad bar was extensive and very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Best Brazilian steakhouse in town. You need to go with an empty stomach. Picaña is spectacular and the wine list is decent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

7 of us were celebrating my son Christopher's 22nd Bday. We started our night with two pitchers of sangria (the best in NYC) and hit the amazing salad bar. There is no better salad bar on earth! Our waitress was incredibly attentive to our every need. She checked on us continuously to make sure we had what we needed. The skirt steak, sirloin, turkey wrapped in bacon and prime rib were magnificent. The rest of the wait staff was awesome and we all can't wait to go back to Plataforma again!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our annual Christmas dinner and as always was perfect

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

Horrible and expensive the service was very bad and the quality of meat mediocre.

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

The best brazilian steakhouse (churrascaria). The biggest and tasty amount of meat in ant restaurant. Ten times better than Fogo de Chao.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful Christmas Eve dining experience!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My friends and I went to Plataforma for Christmas diner and we were not able to eat because the food has salitre. The rodizio is $69 (not cheap) and after eating some salad and two bites of meat we were so stuffed we had to go back to the hotel and after one hour we were hungry again. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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

This has been for the past 5 years and is still currently my favorite of all Brazilian restaurants. The service is exceptional and the food quality is unmatched and choices are endless when it comes to meats.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was good, I’ve been here before and loved it, it was just a bit rushed and noisy. Didn’t suit the occasion, and that’s my fault. Food is great though

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Love the maitre d named carlos delleu! Always request for him!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Too overpriced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Churrascaria Plataforma is one of my go to restaurants in the Times Square area. This latest trip did not disappoint! We LOVED everything about this restaurant. The salad bar is AMAZING. This time there was super fresh sushi, creamy roasted red pepper risotto, and potatoes au gratin with ham. So delicious that we almost filled up right there! The endless skewers of a huge variety of meats was fabulous as always. It was a great opportunity to sample many cuts of meat as well as be adventurous and try a few new ones. We had to wait quite a while to get our check once we were done, but the meal was otherwise flawless. We will absolutely be back soon!!!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I made a reservation for 4 people for my friend’s Birthday, when I got there, my name was not on it but the host did give us the table, however it’s very close to the kitchen with one chair stood out on th path way with waiters in and out of kitchen area. Our waiter saw us struggling to get to our seat, he offer us another table which could seat 8 people. We took it. The food was good, but I was hoping they would come over to say happy birthday to my friend since I specifically mentioned birthday celebration on my reservation. Could not believe the nice restaurant won’t take it seriously when people choose to celebrate the special occasion with them. We will take our birthday or other celebration else where...

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Dined at Churrascaria a number of times. Don't know why, but my experience this time was poor. Maybe it was the season and how hectic it is. The service was indifferent and hurried, the meat and dishes were uninspiring, and the restaurant gave off a vibe of a venue past its prime resigned to its fate of fleecing families and tourists for all they can get. Disappointing indeed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

They had very loud music playing - we couldn't hear across our table- food was very hit or miss- some good cuts of meat barely came to the table - they threw down the sides which were cold not worth it- would have been better going to an expensive Steakhouse - get the cut you want and not feel rushed out the door

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

A fun meal as always. A large selection of dishes so dont feel required to take everything offered

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great place, great waiter named ivandir. Great time!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

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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 (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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