Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse - Center City

4.3
673 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 673 people are saying
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vipJerseyGirl
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The salad bar has a lot of variety, but the quality is not even. The meats are good to excellent. We particularly liked the chicken, the pork tenderloin and the filet mignon. The staff was very attentive. However, it's a little pricey.

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TraceP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Luncheon menu is very reasonable and food was excellently prepared. Always have a positive experiences at Picanha.

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TomN
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every moment! Extremely professional, pleasant and attentive. It was a special occasion for my daughter and she couldn’t stop beaming. We all felt special. Thank you!

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Nice atmosphere and setting.

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OwenS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! It is always a great time there!!!

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TravisS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely. My boyfriend’s steak came out too raw but they threw it back on and it was great.

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TrevorT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were out of this world!! Truly amazing. Top five I have ever had. He made the experience more than 5 star.

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SamT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever! Because of the pandemic, I hadn't been to the Picanha for dinner in a long time. I will definitely go back soon.

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NoahR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making the birthday celebration so special! Excellent customer service and delicious food and drinks.

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TrentP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was wonderful! Our server, was attentive but not intrusive. All in all, we enjoyed our meal entirely!

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KaitlynC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pretty spot. The servers were all very attentive and knowledgeable. We had a lovely dinner celebration for our anniversary. It was my first time having churasco and it was a lot of fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Julio Cesar and crew were amazing! Julio has an amazing knowledge about wines, and he is very friendly! Can’t recommend him enough! His customer service was top notch!

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KelvinB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjpyed the place immensely. I enjoyed the energy and the atmosphere. The only thing I did not like, but amused by is how the servers were a little upset that I did not continously take as much meat as I could get off the sticks. I had people coming by with the same food 30 seconds apart and could not figure out that my plate was already over run with MEAT! But I used that to have fun!

I will RETURN! But only with meat eaters and loves!

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jennmoly
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food wasn’t good. The green salad was wilted. The rolls, the plantains were cold. There was no pineapple. They didn’t have fresh brewed ice tea (just cans of Brisk). My husband got violently ill about two ands half hours steer we ate there. I would not go back.

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NashiaB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and authentic Brazilian food! This is my second time here in two weeks

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was disgusting the restaurant old and he smelled mildewed. I will never eat here again like ever. No seasoning on food whatsoever ever..

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Tran
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my partner and it was our first time. We absolutely loved it. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. The house special meats were amazing. I usually don’t like bacon, but the bacon on their bacon wrapped chicken was very good. If you love meat, you would love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to town for parents weekend at Temple University and my son said he misses steak the most so we figured we would try this. It was perfect. The service is amazing. The food was amazing. We sat outside and loved the vibe - lots of really friendly people walking around the neighborhood. The food was better and the price much more reasonable than the food we get at similar restaurants in Boston. We will definitely come back !!

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vipMarkA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Unaware that it was a Restaurant Week menu with only half of the items from menu available. Truthfully the high end meats like short rib and filet weren’t available. Even the servers were embarrassed. First trip, will not be a second.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I would try this place again because I went on restaurant week so I don’t know if it’s different. They were busy so they weren’t checking the table often. The fixed menu didn’t have enough steak choices . It seemed like it as more chicken and pork.

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robm
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was immediate and polite. The food was very good and they had a nice variety of meats to offer. The ambiance was lacking as it had more of a cafeteria feel and less of a Brazilian Steakhouse.

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PhillipS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a graduation. Excellent service and the food is always amazing.

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SimonP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a good experience when going here. They where very attentive and the food was fresh!

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PierreS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great outing for a special occasion or just as a treat.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience!

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ScottP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very nice and proficient. The food was delicious. Everything had so much flavor!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Came for restaurant week with friends and it was very crowded with barely any room to walk. The churrascaria hardly came to our table and when it did the meat was either very rare or very dry. We waited for quite a long time as they walked past us several times and didn’t even have the opportunity to try all the churrascaria they offered on their restaurant week menu.

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annep
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and delicious food! Our table of 13 had a great time and left stuffed!

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GennaroC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have really enjoyed our dinner during the restaurant week. We have been 4 of us with our little 4yrs old boy. All went very well.

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NickK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the staff was great. Gabby was fantastic

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CatherineL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and for as busy as they were, they paid attention to everyone we didn't feel neglected

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TheresaC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Restaurant week. Packed. Server didn't tell us we need to get plates from salad bar. Salad bar yuck. Meat service meh.

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LDavis
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service & the food was GREAT!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went on a Tuesday for restaurant week and was a little disappointed at times. Many of the meats didn’t make it to our table and we found ourselves constantly having to flag staff down to try to get access to the meats-which is a bummer since the whole point of going to a Brazilian steakhouse is to access a variety of all you can eat meats. The food we did have was pretty good.

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KandB36th
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

First time here. We went for an anniversary celebration. This is definitely no Fogo de Chão. We were very disappointed in the quality of the meat. The salad bar was all inexpensive ingredients. There were some hot items on the salad bar that were delicious which we enjoyed. The drinks were outstanding and the dessert was good. We won’t be back. Disappointed In the food service. We waited way too long for the tableside carvings and it was not even a weekend. The carvers seemed to always be going to the same tables and we were sitting right toward the center and they skipped us every time!

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dining here. Would go back. Everyone was very pleasant.

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GregoryR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary!

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lingc
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Very bad meat, quality and taste. Extremely disappointed at the lack of care.

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JulianL
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After this most recent visit, Picanha has become one of our favorite restaurants

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 4.3 stars by 673 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.