Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse - Center City

4.4
612 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
We are now happy to offer take out and delivery options to better serve our guests! Please visit our Instagram/Facebook or call restaurant at 2156088870 for more detailed information.

Located in Center City Philadelphia, Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse offers a truly authentic Brazilian steakhouse experience. Enjoy our gourmet hot and cold salad bar, full of traditional Brazilian dishes, while our gauchos expertly carve each cut of delicious meat for you table-side. In addition to the full rodizio experience, guests can also enjoy our gourmet salad bar only option.

For lighter fare, guests may join us in our bar/lounge area for a variety of delicious dishes from small plates to hearty entrees.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Fri 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:00PM

What 612 people are saying
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AliceA
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I keep going back and bringing new friends and family and they always enjoy it tremendously. The food, atmosphere and service is outstanding. I highly recommend a visit to Picanha Steakhouse when you want to try something unique and delicious!

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AlicaA
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. We will definately be going back.

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BellaA
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most original and unique restaurants i have ever been to. The service was outstanding and helpful in a vast wine selection. An overall fantastic atmosphere and dining experience.

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BeatriceA
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy our visit. Food was delicious and service excellent.

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AleksaA
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of the food is outstanding ! Our recent trip to Picanha Steakhouse - Philadelphia was a return visit, and we will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Restaurant week- food was good. It was super busy but all the staff was making sure everyone was serviced and had what we needed. There was plenty of meat circulating around that was delicious.

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JoyceL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and large selection of meats on top of their enormous salad bar.

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JoanneK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very delicious fast service and all my needs were met. This is my favorite restaurant and I will continue to come back.

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KristenL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for a company staff dinner. Something for everyone. Staff was awesome!

JL
JoyL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday with my boyfriend and it was a great time. The food is always delicious and the cheese bread is what brings me back every time!

JL
JudithL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at this particular restaurant. We were celebrating my best friend's birthday and I wanted it to be extra special for him.

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AlBetsIn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I was here for Restaurant Week with family and the place was packed! Overall it was a good but due to the volume of patrons, the staff seemed to be stretched thin so service wasn't the greatest. I'd like to try this place during a normal week to give a proper review, so I'll definitely be going back.

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Teice
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the most horrible food place I ever ate at. Friar, we were on to e and we had to wait 15 minutes to get seated. Second, when we were seated, the table was dirty and not clean. Third , no waiter came to great or service is. Fourth, we were never given the meats. However, when the meat came the waiter had left the blood drops all on our table and on my glass. And they expected me to pay for this service. I will never go back sgai

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TinaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

loud cramped crowded, not enough meat selections and the frequency was very poor, a one person bathroom, salad bar food cold. Mouse running in vestaview

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Anon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Reservation for 8:30pm, finally seated around 9:00pm. Party of 8, but only tables of size 6, so our group was split up. No waiter came around to give us silverware/menus/water until after the food arrived. Very disappointing service overall.

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Geme
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The food was ok but I expected more flavor. The picanha was good but the other meats were not great. The place was crowded and the gauchos couldn’t get to you with the meats. Besides the gauchos and the bussers, the service was terrible. I really think our waitress was high. The manager tried to help but he was too busy helping almost every table.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful. We didn’t want y

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MonicaR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The staff didn’t come to our table with the meats unless we told a waitress

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Johnp
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

thought the food was very good .came to the table hot and fresh. My only complaint was the whole time we were there did not see any leg of lamb or pork ribs.
Staff was very friendly and courteous. Good value and atmosphere. will definitely be back.

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FarhanA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was awful. Not worth $40 even on restaurant week. I wouldn’t eat there if someone else paid for me. I refuse to eat at this establishment ever again. I bought a Groupon for this restaurant and I returned the Groupon to buy mc Donald coupons. Very unsatisfied. If they allow dogs to eat, I probably won’t even bring my dog.

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DemiG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the time we pulled up to the restaurant to the time we left. Wonderful choices on the salad bar, drinks complimenting the meal and those sides were delicious.

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CarolineD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late for a closing-time reservation, but they still accommodated us graciously. An exceptional act considering the labor-intensive nature of their business model.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy, even with reservation had to wait about 15 min for a table. Food excellent, service was spotty by waitress and also servers, some had attitudes but others went out of their way for you.

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CarlieD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and environment were wonderful.
One of our waiters was extremely good and happy. The other one seemed annoyed when we interacted with her. Highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Restaurant week. Service wasn’t good because it was busy. Waited over 20 minutes for drinks. Food was great.

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vipHinges
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Took over 30 minutes for a waiter to come by with a selection of meat. The final 45 minutes of dinner, every server kept walking by our table without asking if we wanted to try any of their selection of meat. Additionally, took 30 minutes to get a cup of water in which the waiter grabbed the rim of the cup with his fingers to fill the cup. Food had little flavor, you are better off going to Chima or Fogo De Chao for quality service and meat.

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LilaJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The servers passed my table several times all the meat was medium done we asked for well done to come over but it did not happen to close to the end of our meal and we received the wrong drinks they took them back and we waited a few minutes and had to remind the server for our drinks. they tried to sit me at the front door. and the mashed potatoes were watery.

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Chelsea
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food! Tables were a little close but there was plenty of food to choose from!

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NefatinaH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very crowded and staff were overwhelmed.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great waited 20 minutes for check

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daisy0923
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and just wonderful experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!!! I will definitely be going back.

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Erika
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We went for restaurant week so I expected it too be busy, but it was very crowded. They seemed short staffed as well which made the service very very slow. The hostess had to find us a server because nobody came to us when we sat down for a good 10 minutes.
I never really am one to write reviews but I have to say I was a bit disappointed here. The food was very slow to come around and the salad bar was alright.
I don’t think I’ll be coming back here but I’m glad I gave it a try at least.

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DrexelDude14
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I have been here before pre-pandemic for Restaurant Week, so I knew I'd like the food.

Positives: Our waitress was excellent, provided great service. Food was tasty as I had expected. COVID safe process to get food with gloves was appreciated.

Negatives: It was a little more crowded than I had expected. I thought tables would be spaced out more. But maybe that's just me because I haven't eaten indoors during this whole pandemic until now. The gauchos didn't come around as often as I had hoped. I had to keep asking my waitress to send them over.

Over all, definitely worth Restaurant Week, thanks!

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DominiqueL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It’s small and tight. Overall the food was absolutely delicious, all of the sides and the meats, we are cooked to perfection. The drinks were absolutely delicious. I cannot say anything bad about this place. Highly recommend it.

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ChristopherW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A cool place with a great salad bar. Would def go again. Sometimes its a little difficult to get the meats you want while they are walking around. However, the manager saw that we were trying to make eye contact with one meat guy and told him to cover over to us! Thank you for that.

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Badia
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing best tasting sides of any Brazilian steakhouse I’ve been to in the city.

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Erika
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food wasn’t bad but the service was horrible. It took 20 minutes for a server to come over and take my drink order. The guys walking around with the meat came to my table 3 times out of the whole 1.5 hours being there. I had to asked for someone to bring food out. They need a better system with the food maybe incorporate some type of chip or token to say weather you want food or not because other then that how do they know. The cheesecake was warm and that is not something that should be served warm. I would not eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good tome

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DebE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food and Great Service! Would definitely visit again!

FAQs

Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse - Center City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 608-8870.

Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse - Center City is rated 4.4 stars by 612 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.