Rice N Bean - Hell's Kitchen

4.7
205 reviews
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$30 and under
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Brazilian
Love, Peace and Rice 'n Beans. It's true that rice-and-beans are the staple at this Brazilian hole-in-the-wall, but to say they're the chef's specialty would be an understatement. Our restaurant is the only place that you can find all flavors from every state of Brazil. From the North we have a special Fish Stew known as "Moqueca de Peixe" to the South a special Grilled Steak, and much much more. Don't skip the Feijoada, Brazil's national dish. It's a casserole of black beans with pork loin, sausage, bacon, spare ribs, and beef. The place itself is cozy.
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RP
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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AJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A cute little place, very tasty food. Great value for the money. I recommend the rice croquettes, the chicken croquettes, and the plantains.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic!

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DD
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing foods. Tastes like Brazil.
I would definitely recommend this place.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great authentic Brazilian food! Me and my wife will definitely go again.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JB
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience
Amazing food
Very nice staff
Delicious cocktails

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Visiting from Chicago & would definitely come back!

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RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Like eating a homecooked meal in Sao Paulo!

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good and such nice staff. Happy hour is a real bargain and we loved our food. This is a great place!

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DG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service & great prices.
Love their empanadas!

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NC
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful time at this great little place. Love it here so much.

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P
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Brazillian food and very friendly service. The place is quite small but it didn't feel cramped.
I would recommend the cheese puffs and the Feijoada.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved the place, the food, the service and learning about Brazilian culture through food. The place is small, but just how we like it. We enjoyed our whole experience.

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LG
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and staff. Wish the place was a little bigger

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. Great value. Felt like we were in Brazil.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very small place. Make reservations if can!
Recommend the Garliac Steak- very tender and flavorful!

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service were great. Only drawback was when the bill came and we were charged $5 for water. If you visit and they ask if you want water just state you want tap water and not $5 dollar sparkling water.

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GE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went prior to a Saturday matinee. By 12:15 all the tables in this small restaurant were full. By showing up around 11:45, we had our choice of seats - a good thing if there are only two of you as tables along the banquet wall are close together while tables on the opposite wall offer more space and privacy.

We had empanadas and black bean soup - both were good - but the star dish was the feijoada stew.

Once the restaurant was full, service dropped off a bit. There were only two servers and one was in training, so that will improve with time.

The value is tremendous. We wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

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CC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good and intimate space. Almost too intimate! One dish was a little too salty but overall really enjoyed the dining experience

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BP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak appetizer is to die for. 4 of us had meals, 3 of us got a variation of Rice n Bans and it was phenomenal. One of us got a fish dish that wasn't based on Rice n Beans and it was good, but not as good as the dishes bearing their namesake.

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TP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for authentic Brazilian food in Hell's Kitchen, but get there early if you don't have a reservation.

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LJ
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and drinks! Great service, highly recommend!

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MW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give more than 5 stars for the food and lovely service I would. My niece came from Australia and is amazed at all the various cuisines! But she keeps recalling rice and beans and wants to go back. I am not easily impressed by food. But this was amazing.. bursting with beautiful flavors!! New fav place in town!!

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GE
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good variety of Brazilian food. Good service, but restaurant has small seating capacity.

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SF
New England
57 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really nice little restaurant. A tiny hole-in-the-wall, but excellent service and delicious, authentic food. The Sangria was to die for. Very reasonably priced for NYC, too. I will definitely return.

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JA
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! It's my go to place when I'm going to a show on Broadway.

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S
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has become one of my favorite spots to eat and recommend ... love the service and food

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MO
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Feijoada special and it was excellent, in fact possibly the best Feijoada I have had. Also found the Caipirinhas cocktail to be superb, very flavorful. I will be back!

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LP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service! I love this place.

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WH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good value authentic Brazilian cooking, fantastic caipirinhas!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a great experience at this super authentic spot! Reminds me of true Brazilian home cooking! Staff always super friendly!

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JA
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, as usual.

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OT
Dallas
59 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small, brightly decorated restaurant with yummy dishes and friendly, helpful service. Our group of 4 absolutely swooned over the desserts: passion fruit mousse and the “other worldly” chocolate brigadiers. A wonderful value. We can’t wait to return.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Brazilian food in a small casual and friendly storefront. Great value at this unassuming spot.

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MW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a new pre-theater gem! Loved everything about this tiny little spot from the friendly service to the unique cocktails. The yucca fries were to die for and the cheese puffs were delish. And that was just the starters.

We’ll be back!

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NM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small restaurant with great food. Some of the best collard greens I’ve ever had.

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RP
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Continues to be my neighborhood regular
go-to restaurant

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MW
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and tasty and plentiful -- and according to a friend who has lived in Brazil, authentic. The appetizer assortment was just OK, but the codfish dish (can't remember the name) was really outstanding. Also the chicken and fish-stew were very good. We had a very nice waiter, and the happy hour drinks were good.

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