Emporium Brasil Restaurant & Bar

4.8
165 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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gator
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and nice food selection

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QuickSilver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Servers were not as attentive. Had to chase them down to take order.

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BiancaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav Brazilian restaurant in nyc for sure! Love the food and the service

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JoaoF
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida.
Atendimento otimo, muito atenciosos todos.
Ambiente bom.
Gostamos muito.

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Steff
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a great place with great food, service, and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Best service!!!

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vipHelenMelon
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great steak, friendly waiter

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vipRobU
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Great place to grab a quick buy excellent meal before going to Radio City a few blocks away.

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Muncher
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were absolutely delicious and the service was stellar! It is definitely a place I would return to. Best feijoada ever!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well made and excellent service. The portions were very healthy, but everything was delicious.

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vipLeslieFortLauderdale
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience2

Although the food and service were good, nothing upsets me more than a bait and switch scheme. The menu prices posted on their website were significantly less expensive than the prices on the menus we received once seated. Shame! Furthermore, their wine list was not up to date as it still listed my selection which they did not have. Naturally, my selection was decently priced and I had to choose a more expensive alternative. Another annoyance is the way they calculate the tip. You enter the percentage and the tip is calculated on the entire amount including tax. Although not a big deal, it is greedy and leaves me with a sour taste.

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AlejandroD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service with quality food. Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We dined for Mother’s Day and really enjoyed the food. We have a 1.5 year old which they were happy to accommodate with a high chair, spoon, extra plate etc. everyone was very kind. The door was open so our fries got cold fast but I do appreciate based on the pandemic the safe environment they created. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner, good service. Overall enjoyable meal. Seafood selections very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and def won’t be the last. Food was delish, and staff were all lovely!

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vipMariaM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Emporium for several years and have never been disappointed. The best “feijoada” in town. The “picanha” is a must try. The “pastel de carne and queijo” is to die for. Desserts are delicious. You must try the flan and the brigadeiro. Besides, service is impeccable!

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AdamL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious food! Incredible service! The waiter was one of the sweetest people, I’ve ever met! Loved this place! Will definitely be going back soon!

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MickeyOfMahwah
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for fabulous food.

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Salaamseeker365
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant dining experience. Highly recommended.

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SvetlanaZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very attentive and gave us great advice on what to order. The food and drinks were delicious. We ordered the empanadas sampler, branzino, steak, and cachaka.

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PatrickD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, Great service. The portions were fitting. You must try the desserts....

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and the food was great.

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EdwanE
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Thursday night. Pretty quite. Food was excellent, drinks were excellent, and the service was outstanding. Will return when I come back to the city.

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Pass
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Drinks were amazing! Appetizers were ok. Calamari seemed as though it was heated up out of the freezer. Shrimp was good. My steak was nothing special. The food wasnt hot, just luke warm. Not sure if it was because we had the last reservation for night and the chef wanted to go home? I would definitely go back for drinks, not so sure about the food. Service was good too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place has great ambience with very good food

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food and atmosphere to the staff, everything is EXCELLENT!

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EdisonA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a quaint restaurant with authentic Brazilian cuisine. My favorite is the Foijada. Highly recommend it.

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vsk8s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a beautiful pre-theater dinner here, drinks first at the bar with the personable Rio bartender. The menu and presentation was unusual and fun. An easy walk to east-of-Times Square theaters.

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fred
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent and service is always spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating. They addressed us by name and treated us with great respect. We enjoyed the food options and loved what we ate. I would go back again and would recommend to anyone going to midtown for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You made getting the table easy and the place outdid itself! The staff made the experience wonderful! They were attentive from the start to finish! The food was excellent.... the taste, the presentation and the serving were all great. Would recommend it to others and did this morning. Great time and wonderful food. The dessert was probably a best highlight!

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KeithP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a last minute pleasurable surprise - Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early reservation on Valentine’s Day for dinner before a show. Dinner was about two hours, so 5:30PM was perfect to make the 8PM show. We had really great drinks first - I recommend the Manhattan. For dinner we weren’t too adventurous, but everything was to perfection. Highly recommend the salmon and the beef stroganoff. The stroganoff has a Brazilian twist for sure, and it was with rice (not noodles). We just wanted a nice, relaxing place to chat for a couple hours, and this was perfect. The service was excellent - made recommendations when we asked, totally didn’t hurry us, very friendly. It was someone else’s birthday, and they even sang!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server Roger was excellent in seeing that we got the most out of our dining experience. From friendly timely service, recommendations and pairing our selections. We have a new favorite place in the city, the food was so flavorful.

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JanetU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely nice waiter! Great round table. Very good food.

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BiancaB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good!! The food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff is very cute, polite and simpatic. Congratulations

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JorgeV
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

As brasilian who not only knows what really good authentic brasilian food tastes like but also, but over the years also had a really good share of "just ok" food, we were extremely disappointed with Emporium Brasil.
For a restaurant who claims the "Picanha" is their specialty what we had was a piece of grilled meat that was far from what Picanha supposed to be. Don't take my word, Google picanha photo and compare to their menu.
Know that Picanha is the smaller thick fat captop layer of muscle over the rump area closest to the skin, because it’s not a muscle that gets much use during the cow’s life, so it remains very tender and covered with a thick layer of fat.
Know to many as Queen of beef cuts, real Picanha gets all the flavor from being grilled with the fat cap, (this cap should never be trimmed away) and of course the rock salt that gives some of the rich flavor.
None of these are present on Emporium Brasil plate. Sides server with it (well a little to none) I managed to get a desert spoon of black beans out of the small bowl, everything else was beans water. Rice was cold and had no flavor.
Menu says it is served with "vinaigrette sauce, toasted yucca flour and fries" never got either one.

Baked Codfish also left a lot to be desired, unflavored, unseasoned and no salt, served with an olive sized potato.

Their burger was so hard and dry was not edible to the point 80% of it was left in the plate.

With 4 people in our party, 3 asked for Diet Coke which arrived completely flat, when we asked for regular coke we were told regular coke was the same way but they could serve us a natural juice????

No for the positive. we had 3 different deserts all of them were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing , I can’t wait to come back !

FAQs

Emporium Brasil Restaurant & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Emporium Brasil Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 764-4646.

Emporium Brasil Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.