Emporium Brasil Restaurant & Bar

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$31 to $50
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Brazilian

For a business-casual dining experience featuring authentic Brazilian flavors and a laid-back lowlight ambiance, check out Emporium Brasil Restaurant in Rockefeller Center Midtown, New York. Upon entering, you will find the staff immediately attentive to your dining needs. Emporium Brasil Restaurant also provides the convenience of excellent food and a full bar at your disposal.

If you have never had Brazilian food before, you might want some recommendations. Foods you should try included the boned fried chicken pieces marinated in garlic, fried cod croquette or the fillet of flounder with lemon caper sauce and broiled potatoes. For a truly enriching and flavorful dining experience, stop in at Emporium Brasil Restaurant today.

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DB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food been going for about 10 years or more. The manager/ owner is so pleasant. I take everyone from work here as well as personal.

SS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had an early, post-matinee dinner here last Sunday. It was a calming atmosphere and the food was superb. Highly recommend the shrimp in yucca sauce, and the mixed appetizers were also delicious. We look forward to returning.

OT
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Que maravilha! I have eaten at most, if not all of the non-churrascaria Brazilian restaurants in NYC. Hands down, Emporium Brasil is the best.

The food is amazing. Having lived in Brazil and having been married to a Brazilian for over 31 years, I feel I have a pretty good barometer to judge. The shrimp empadinhas were way too good and led me to overindulge. The fish moqueca was right out of the winding streets of the Pelourinho in Salvador.

As wonderful as the food was, the staff were even better. The manager Bruno was kind, open, and attentive to all that was happening in the place. The bartender Gabriel made perfect (and strong) caipirinhas and provided great conversation.

My experience helped assuage a bit of the saudade that I always feel for Brasil. If you want an introduction to the cuisine of Brazil or want to return to those wonderful flavors, this is the place for you.

AL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is outstanding and the food in my husbands’ words: Best Brazilian restaurant he has ever been to!

J
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, great food, great prices, great service. One caveat: wines have a noticeable markup so you might prefer a different drink (there's a large selection)

S
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal can’t wait to go back

G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently delicious and service is always fantastic. Might explain why we've kept going for 30 years. Also helps that the better half of this couple is Brasilian. Gives her a feeling of being "home".

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've done many business lunches and dinners at Emporium Brazil over the years, and my guests and I have always liked this place and its food. I've also visited the place with my family and we all have always had a good time over food and drinks. Good service couple with good food and drinks!

EN
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Visited on a late Sunday afternoon and place was empty, though a large group arrive shortly after we were seated. Service was ok though not overly friendly, though we did have to hunt down a waiter most times we needed service, perhaps they were occupied with the large group. Food offered is typical Brazilian cuisine but as someone who has visited Brazil many times, felt the food was just ok, nothing special; certainly not what I remembered in my countless visits to restaurants in Brazil. As I've walked past this establishment multiple times in the past believe can check it off the list and wish them well.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I planned a small birthday dinner for my best friend here. The price range was fantastic, you could get a nice steak or get something a little less expensive but all the food was delicious. The atmosphere was quiet yet lively. They brought a cute little dessert for her at the end for her birthday at no extra cost. The waiter was knowledgeable about the food and Brazilian culture. This was the best Brazilian restaurant I've ever been to. There was also a lot of street parking :)

AB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A supreme exoerience eating one of the most tasty picana i have ever eaten !! Don t Miss it !!

AM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, good atmosphere overall a good experience

MW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places. Courteous and friendly maître d' and waiters and I always enjoy the caipirinhas and food. Beware though, the cheesy bread is deadly good.

G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's a reason we've been coming here for like 30 years. Food is consistently fantastic, service is always attentive and friendly, and my wife gets to have an opportunity to feel like she is back in Brasil.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebration of job promotions

LV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great food was just perfect portion and the price was not bad value to quality.

SL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to this place a few times and I love it! It's conveniently located if you're seeing a show and they're always quick about getting your food out. The prices are incredibly reasonable and the food is delicious

KY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, plenty of healthy alternatives and attentive staff. I would definitely come back

JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. Will recommend to my friends.

TV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food (steaks were just super delicious) and great service! Definitely recommending!

JN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three of us went here on Saturday for the feijoada buffet style. As usual it was delicious. Dona Samira does a great job in kitchen as always, that's why we keep coming back. The crew upfront is very attentive and friendly. Great place!!

R
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely recommendable. Good value, great service. delicious food. Thanks.

RD
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken was cooked very well. The Cheif special was excellent. The host and waiters were very professional and nice. I would go back soon.

K
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My grilled salmon was cooked to order and fresh. Quinoa salad was not heavily salted. Good options for vegan,

AS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and friendly service. The acorn squash with hearts of palm and shrimp was delicious. So was the steak with toasted yucca flour and a great vinaigrette and fries. My partner thought the black beans were the best he had ever had. Excellent value as well.

SB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was so attentative. Food and drinks were amazing. I love the passion fruit caipiriniha and meat cooked perfectly.

AF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Brazilian good in NY. Polite staff good ambience

MJ
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Emporium the staff is super friendly. The happy hour at the bar is amazing. I’ve been to Brazil over 15 times and the food is authentic. The coxinhas are my favorite. All the food is super fresh If you are going to the theater leave time sq and go here
I go here about 5 times a year can’t wait to go back

A
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and delicious food! Definitely recommend.

DS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food . Good service..

H
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my all-time favorite place in midtown Manhattan. It is a comfort to be here. No loud music, no TV, just the subliminal clatter of dishes and conversation. It is an "adult" place, mellow, where you can have a conversation, with the kind of atmosphere rapidly disappearing in Manhattan. The specials are always worth the price, although I usually choose something from the menu. Menu is good, although I am person who generally chooses the same thing.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Brazilian food!!! Best rice and beans in town.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere!

JB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brazilian specialties for me and perfect steak dinner for my companion that did not know Brazilian food. She tried Coxinhas of chicken and pastel and loved them. Perfect service and friendly staff. Made it perfect.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was very good, nice people, good service. The only thing I would recommend is to include more Vegan plates because they only have 2. The rest was very fine and enjoyed eating there

JB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service form the staff and remarkable food!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Our server, Gerardo (Geraldo?) was so friendly and helpful. My husband is from Brazil and loved the food and service.

a
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly excellent restaurant. Attentive staff, good value, great food. We really enjoyed everything we ordered from the diverse menu.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience here was amazing! Food was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and personal. Will definitely come again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was absolutely delicious and nice sized portions !

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