Rice N Bean - Hell's Kitchen
In response to NYCGourmand visit on November 2, 2019: We are a restaurant in business for 30 years and have always been in compliance with NYC Health Department. We have the obligation to stay within the NYC Health Departments regulations. We cannot under any circumstances break these regulations to satisfy any request that do not fall under these regulations. Our team is trained and equipped under the NYC Health Department to uphold these rules. Unfortunately this customer came into our restaurant asking for a medium rare pork chop. Our waiter came into the kitchen asking for the guest request. The waiter was told that we cannot cook pork at this temperature. The guest was unsatisfied with this response and was very upset. When he saw the chef he was very rude due to the fact that his request was not met. We explained that pork cannot be cooked at his requested temperature. He expressed to our waiter that he has eaten pork chops at this temperature in other restaurants, implying that the other restaurants were not, unfortunately, compliant to such regulations imposed by the NYC Health Department. This type of meat cannot be prepared under temperature as it might cause Trichinella Spiralis, causing gastroenteritis, fever, swelling of the eyes, muscular pain, chills and difficulty to breath. We are continuing our efforts to keep our guest safe. Unfortunately this guest is not accustomed to going to restaurants who keep the same standards.
The food was great and the staff is very efficient and nice. The only thing that would make me put a 5 stars would have been if the music was brasilian instead of electro or pop. It would have made the difference in my opinion.
Many items on the menu are delicious. But, seriously, the cooks in the kitchen have to learn (or else eat what they cook to see what they're serving) how to properly broil and serve pork chops. It's possible to prepare them without ruining them; mine were served as tough as shoe leather. There was no point in complaining because the damage was done and it was proof that they either are unable or unwilling to broil pork so that it is juicy and tender. I had asked for "medium" which seemed to take the gentleman taking our order by surprise; again, the only way around this problem is to see and learn how other restaurants are serving pork chops all over the city and to sample how they are purposely overcooking them at Rice'n'Beans.
Excellent homemade authentic dishes. Very friendly and accommodating staff.
Great service and food! Very small venue, but just make a reservation and you’ll be fine. The food is very good and is a generous portion.
Great little place. We happened to be there during happy hour. 4 delicious drinks were $20 total in nyc. Not bad. The appetizers were great too. We got the sampler. Each one was better than the next. We look forward to going back!
Good food with great prices
I totally fell in love with this place! When we arrived I was surprised by the size (I bet it seats less than 40) so I was very glad that we made a reservation and didn't just show up! The staff could not have been more welcoming and kind. Drinks and food all delicious. Didn't feel rushed but did feel attended to. The location was good for us (we were seeing a show dinner). I will most definitely come back!!
Small place, but great food and service. The feijoada was incredible.
My absolute favorite place near the Theater District. And one of my favorites in NYC.
House speciality, Feijoada was particularly good !!
Food was excellent. Our server, Joe, went above and beyond to ensure that we had an amazing dining experience. We will definitely return!
Excelent one more time....I would came back there several times If my vaccation was not over.....
Always great food, very good service
I can not explain how excelent was this experience. The food was awesome, tasteful and If you eat a lot, you are in the right place. I will came back a lot of times.
The only regret was that I have not discovered this restaurant before....
We were finishing up dinner when the July 13 blackout occurred (7:45PM). The staff handled the abrupt loss of all power very calmly despite the fact that a credit card transaction would no longer be an option to pay for dinner (I had no cash)! The staff worked with myself and my family to successfully transition from credit card to an online money transfer app to facilitate payment for a great meal. The restaurant got paid, we got fed (luckily in the nick of time), and still had the evening's remaining daylight to experience the blackout as people spilled out onto the sidewalks and gridlocked streets to witness NYC history!
Loved the food, loved the friendly and attentive service
Always a very good place to eat, to talk, to make a hangout. Thanks again for this place.
Amazing atmosphere. Friendly and graciuos service. Will definitely be back. (Gregg)
The server was excellent...he help us out with places to party and it was fun.(Dwight)
This was my first time eating Brazilian food and it was FANTASTIC! Our servers were incredible, offering us advice on cocktails and making sure we were enjoying everything. This place is super tiny, so definitely make a reservation, and don’t judge it by how it looks on the outside. The food and drinks were phenomenal.
It was mad yummy. That chicken risotto was so good!! Portions are good price and super filling. Get the cod cakes
Every time I visit New York, I make sure to save a meal to eat at Rice and Bean. Great food, great service.
delish, good drinks good food friendly service will return for the appetizers and black bean stew
Everything was spot on!
Lovely little space for an intimate, authentic meal. Very cozy. Delicious food. Wicked good drinks! Service was wonderful. Can't wait to go back.
Very modest little place with really great food that isn't your everyday fare.
Delicious Brazilian food at reasonable prices.
It Was my second time there and i’ll definitely go back again.
Somewhat disappointed with food. Platter of Brazilian appetizers seemed as though they came straight from freezer- lacked taste. Feijoada was not hot and had chunks of hard almost uneatable meat.
We had the most amazing dining experience. Main courses included the shrimp dish, chicken dish and fish dish. All were excellent. Sweet plantains are a must have. The mojito was great. The restaurant is very intimate. The service was excellent. Shout out to Maria! Oh and don't forget to order the flan!
Food and drinks are consistently good and well prized
This is my go-to restaurant before seeing a play in
the city when there is not a lot of time
A cute little place, very tasty food. Great value for the money. I recommend the rice croquettes, the chicken croquettes, and the plantains.
If you can travel to Brasil 🇧🇷 by food, this is your place. Start of with cocktails- Caipirinhas. You can’t leave without trying one of the many enticing dishes. (Good luck picking) The chef transport your palette with his careful touches of Brazilian flavors.
Amazing foods. Tastes like Brazil.
I would definitely recommend this place.
Great authentic Brazilian food! Me and my wife will definitely go again.
The food is fantastic. I love the small place - the vibe is really cool. Just give yourself time because it takes a while for the preparation, it's not really a fast joint but everything is well worth the wait.
We had an excellent experience. This was a family outing with 6 people and it as really lots of fun. Was surprised that the restaurant was so small (looks like it seats less than 2 dozen people), but it was well run, clean, great service and excellent food for all 6 meals. Would recommend it to anyone who could get there.
Very nice staff
The food was amazing! Visiting from Chicago & would definitely come back!