Ipanema Restaurant

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446 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Brazilian

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Ipanema offers a relaxed and contemporary atmosphere complemented by the authentic Brazilian/Portuguese cuisine our chef has perfected over the past 30 years.

Ipanema’s menu combines the timeless history of Portuguese recipes with the zest and vibrancy of Brazilian cuisine, resulting in a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

At Ipanema you can immerse yourself in a true Brazilian-Portuguese experience with famous dishes including: feijoada, vatapá, pão de queijo, bacalhau assado, bitoque mariscada, and more.
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DW
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice South American cuisine in a pleasant restaurant. Sound level was fine (during lunch) and service was excellent.

j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was okay, not great. The restaurant was fairly empty, so easy to have a conversation, but no atmosphere to speak of. We would not go back.

NA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had a great experience at Ipanema. The food was great, the drinks were great. The staff was attentive. The atmosphere was great. We had a 6pm reservation on a Friday and had no problem making our 8pm show. I'd recommend.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious!! We can’t wait to come back!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service and good very good. Nice to try different cuisine in nyc apart from the many Italian restaurants on offer.

t
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Ipanema serves delicious food with great flavors. The decor is somewhat disappointing and the noise level is very high. We had the octopus salad, croquettes, and garlic shrimp. All 3 were really good! Our server was very attentive and friendly.

K
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and superior service! Can’t wait to get back to NYC to eat at Ipanema again!

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely meal here, reminded us of our visit to Rio.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome dinner great waiter

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Endroit très calme et propre. Pas déçus par nos plats. Bon rapport qualité /prix.

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B
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Genuine Brazilian food with proper flavors and spices; very well cooked and harmonized. Good service; it is cozy, be aware it is noisy during lunch which brings an energetic vibe.

EP
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, quality food and beverage. One of the best restaurants in New York City

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Brazilian place in NYC , I always go there for happy hour !!!!

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

Got together with a former coworker. Food and drinks were great. The service was also great. we had a great time. I had the flan for desert and it was good. I love flan.

SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Staff very attentive, atmosphere pleasant and place was clean. Food was lacking pop of flavor which we expected with Brazilian food. Sea bass was on dry side, steak with crab meat was the best dinner ordered in our group. We didn’t stay for dessert.

BD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant - my favorite in NYC. will visit again

HW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, as the restaurant was not busy when we visited it (12pm) The waiter was also very nice and attentive.

JA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Ipanema. New to Brazilian food, our server had a lot of wonderful suggestions. None of these disappointed our group from the US & France. Certainly a place to go back to try some of the other menu items.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always good, reasonable prices, friendly customer service.

R
London
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The meet was overcooked chewy and tasteless.
It was cold. They refused to adjust the temperature

PP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The meat was really good and the service was also really good. However, the side dishes were blend and the restaurant is really noisy.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great drink menu, excellent food, well prepare. the service is amazing with attention to detail.

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time at Ipanema and we will be sure to return. First rate service. Excellent food. Also, I would highly recommend to people with allergy concerns.

j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was exceptional. Our waiter was attentive and very friendly. Food was delicious.

BD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like this restaurant so much. Food and Service are terrific. And the price is not exorbitant.

FM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place. To repeat

CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and staff. I would say it was the best restaurant we ate in whilst in New York

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious!

AG
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, creative, good service and wonderful ambience

NM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely delicious. The staff was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. My only small complaint is that it was a little too warm for me. I am definitely coming back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Second time dining at Ipanema. The first visit was amazing, food was great, so my friends and I decided to go again. Not sure if they were having a bad night but the food was mediocre. I ordered a steak medium rare and while it came with the proper doneness, it was mushy, grainy and had no chew to it. One of my friends had eaten here before on a separate occasion also agreed that it was amazing the first time she dined here but that tonight's food was lackluster. I want Ipanema to stay a dining option when I'm in the area but this experience has made me doubtful.

MY
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the service even more! They are very welcoming and makes you feel right at home! Thanks for an awesome dining experience! Will definitely be back if we find ourselves in the area.

MS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 3rd time here. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. My daughter enjoyed celebrating her 21st birthday here.

MB
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Staff were very attentive during our visit. Food was lovely and the portions were very generous. Noisy during our visit but this was due to Brazil playing football being shown on the screen in the restaurant.

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We had dinner at Ipanema when we were in town for a Broadway show. The food was well prepared and tasty. The portions were generous. Our waiter was very attentive and helped us understand the various dishes of Brazilian cuisine. The beer he recommended tasted good and went well with the stew. The salad was delicious because of the olive oil and lime dressing. We had cake soaked in milk for dessert, which we enjoyed. The sizzling steak dish was on the salty side and a bit tough. All in all, it was a good experience. (Note: this is the review for Ipanema, not Thalia, which was inadvertently posted to the wrong location.)

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Ordered an appetizer that never came out, our server realized this once our entrees were being brought to the table (could see him talking off to the side to one of the bus boys)

Server failed to apologize or even acknowledge that the appetizer never came out, and instead brought us a side of potatoes free of charge. Best part is that we were charged for the appetizer still. I deducted the price of the appetizer from his tip and wrote a note on the receipt. What an embarrassment of a food server

B
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

There's a lot dishes to choose from so I asked the waiter to get a better description. I ordered Vatapa and it was delicious! We enjoyed our dinner, a lively and casual place to enjoy a meal.

b
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Awful service and overpriced food. Would not go back

HR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and very good value for the price. Thank you for this.

H
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything Brazilian without the need to leave NYC!