Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse

4.6
1915 reviews
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$50 and over
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of operation
Sunday & Monday- Noon to 10 PM
Tuesday through Thursday: 12 PM to 11 PM
Friday & Saturday: Noon to Midnight
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Phone number
(212) 245-0505
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Reservation Department: (877) 740-8293
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Cross street
Between 8th and 9th Avenues
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Parking details
Icon Parking Public Lot at 350 West 50th Street.
Discounted parking available: $12 for 5 hours for regular cards and $22 for SUV's.
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Public transit
N, R, W trains to 49th Street, 1 train to 50th Street & C, E Trains to 50th Street
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Entertainment
Live Brazilian Music - Fridays & Saturdays - 7 PM to Midnight
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Excellent service, but the meats were incredibly salty across the board - enough where halfway thru the meal, you could really feel it on your tongue. The very real pain of salty tongue is something I haven't experienced in my life before dining at this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Best place ever

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

I love Brazilian Churrascaria. I lived part time in Rio de Janeiro for 20 years and Plataforma is very authentic, the real thing. Now, they are never stylish nor are they coolest thing from Brazil- but it is special. There are a few items that can put a Brazilian restaurant to the authentic test: Pao de Queijo (chewy cheese bread) and “Picanha” a uniquely Brazilian cut of beef. Both are perfect at Plataforma as are many other items. My one suggestion is that while the salad bar is very tempting, remember you’re there for the MEAT! I choose to only take a few tiny things from the salad bar because I don’t want to fill up on anything but the many different cuts of beef and other meaty delights.

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Overpriced. The meat was quite hard and of low quality for a churrascaria. Only the filet mignon and the picanha were fine. Also, the buffet could definitely be improved. Value very low!

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Went with the kids on a Thursday night. Not super packed and the service was awesome. We lived the Garlic Steak and asked for more and within 5 minutes a waiter was back with a piping new rack.

I would say the only knock would be the salad bar could be upgraded a bit. For NYC I would honestly consider it a value for a family if your willing to spend $

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

It was pricey but would definitely go back for a special occasion. Meat was so good so if you’re having a man-cave appetite, this is the place.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Had a wonderful time, so happy they have hard cider available at the bar. This place is a meat lovers heaven. I definitely ate my weight in meat there. Will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food was delicious!!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner. While I usually go with work groups or other adults, this time I brought the entire family and some good friends (ie: we had the kids with us). Steak was awesome. Much better cuts than you typically see at a Brazilian restaurant. Kids where in awe. Had a band playing providing nice background music. In the middle of dinner, some Brazilian dancers came out to celebrate a 101st birthday at the tables next to us. Thiago and Angel took good care of us and Thiago went out of his way to show the kids a great time.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Awesome!! Standard Brazilian Steakhouse, but with good service, great sirloin!!

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

You get a lot for your money. Copious amounts of food- salad bar has many options including cold and hot dishes. The scrimp was delicious and the risotto. The sushi is fair but the salad varieties were good. The sliced meats that are cut at your table were very good. I preferred the brisket and the sirloin. There was always a waiter who comes by to ask what you need. The live band on Friday evenings is a treat also. You feel like you are in a nightclub. Very spacious restaurant with comfortable seating. The dessert options ( rolling cart is brought to your table )
There is a great variety and all the desserts are yummy. the mousse is what I prefer. The drinks were good especially the Kaperena. ( Brazilian drink ). The noise level was not too bad.
This is always my families highlight of the year

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Family in from out of town

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Its rare to find a spot in the city that has good food, close, affordable and NOT MIND NUMBING LOUD... if you want to have a comfortable dinner in a nice scenic and warm environment and hear the people your with, this is the spot for you, trust me I’m from Chicago and we know what loud is.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

For the price of $67/person, I would have expected exceptionally great selection of meat, but some of the meat was too seasoned or dry when it got to the table. The salad bar was pretty good, but I don’t think the overall experience equated to the expensive price tag.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Outstanding service and food! The meat was tender and passed around often. Impeccable....worth the money. A special thanks to the Maitre'd, Carlos, for seeing to my gluten. Allergy! That was just to start!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Traditional Brazilian steakhouse experience. Great service. Wonderful selection of meats, sides, and salad bar that had everything from greens, shrimp cocktail, sushi, paella, and spare ribs. Perfectly located near times square and the theater district. Wonderful bar with great cocktails, wine selection, and beer menu. I had no room for desery, but the cart looked delicious. Will definitely be back again when in town.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The food was great. The service was great. No complaints at all. Definitely would come back

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The food , service and atmosphere were all great.
The salad bar had a ample selection to choose from to start your meal
The meat selection was great
The wine pour was good
My only caution would be that the dessert and coffee are not included in the dinner price

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2.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The steak cuts were mostly fine -- some were too salty, but all of them were juicy. The pork and chicken cuts were dry. There were few times where one person at our table would refuse something, and the server would just walk away without offering to anyone else. I also saw and heard other tables being offered cuts that we were not (pork ribs, beef ribs). One time, one of the servers asked what we were still waiting for. I told him I wanted the beef ribs that I just saw, and he just walked away without responding. Never saw the beef ribs so I just gave up. For the price they charged, what they offered was pathetic.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Delicious food! Great service! Great drinks! All the meat you can eat!

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2.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Used to come here all the time. Hadn’t been in a few years. Won’t be back. They’ve been passed up by the “chain” South American streakhouses like Texas de Brazil and Fogo De Chao.
We ordered a bottle of wine - after he poured the tasting he announced this was the last bottle he had. Shouldn’t he have done that before he opened it? They lost the sale of a second.
Meat choices were less than stellar.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We had a very good dinner. The salad bar was very good and lots of choices. The meats were interesting and varied. The quality was good. Plentiful and probably next time i would just choose the salad bar.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Absolutely wonderful lunch place. Great value. Something for everybody. Great place for a group of coworkers!!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food was amazing... Even their salad bar was great. However it is on the very pricey side.. 297 (including tip) for two people.. . only had 2 drinks each plus dessert.. So yeah. However, my boyfriend was very pleased with the food. Would go again but it's a once a year type of thing

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food was good. Some of the steak was a bit salty. I had to do my reservation 3 times as they kept cancelling my reservation. I called them after getting it cancel twice. Found out they were cancelling my reservation because someone else had same last name and they thought I was double booking. It was frustrating.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This was a great place for my birthday dinner evening! Food was even better! Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Plataforma is one of the best rodizio steakhouses in America. The salad bar and sides are excellent, and the meats, brought to you as long as your medallion is green side up, are a good mix of well done to rare slices from the same slab of meat. Dining alone, I had exactly the attention from staff that I desired.

They have good guarana and fresh squeezed orange juice to complete the authentic Brazilian ambience. If only the live music could sound Brazilian, too!

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Good was great flavors abound ,drinks were perfect our waiter Johnny was very attentive. I would go with more friends in the future.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Another perfect service and delicious dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great food! They serve a large variety beautifully prepared meat dishes. The salad bar is outstanding--even the sushi is decent. The service is great. The wine list is extensive, with decent values to be found among the South American wines.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Service was top notch. Food was abundant and fresh. Meat was scrumptious. Even had dessert which was all yummy. Will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Thank you for the amazing experience and for making my husband’s birthday even more special! We will definitely be coming back!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I had a wonderful and delicious Birthday dinner with my family. Everyone is so courteous. The atmosphere is very nice. The piano and the cello musicians were just perfect over dinner. Thank you.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Food was just okay. Came in with high hopes from other reviews and was left disappointed. Some of the meats did not taste fresh. The restaurant did not acknowledge that we were celebrating a special occasion. Maybe will try again some day as the reviews were good.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We reserve this BEST RESTAURANT IN NEW YORK for all our special occasions. We are never ever disappointed by them.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The food and the service are amazing. Be prepared to over eat... lol ... and for a hefty bill.

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1.0Dined on May 23, 2018

What’ a dump! Food was not good at all. Place is a total rip off. 220 for 2 people. For what? I could have had better food at a dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Amazing place.always take my friends there when they visit NYC

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Food was delicious, service was excellent, was hoping for beef ribs (bone in) but they didn’t have that for lunch, so if you want beef ribs go during dinner

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Amazing food great salad bar selection and every kind of meat you could imagine.

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