Churrascaria Plataforma

Restaurants , Brazilian Hell's Kitchen
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Photograph: Jessica Lin, Photograph: Jakob Layman
Churrascaria Plataforma
Photograph: Jessica Lin, Photograph: Jakob Layman
Churrascaria Plataforma
Photograph: Jessica Lin, Photograph: Jakob Layman
Churrascaria Plataforma
Photograph: Jessica Lin, Photograph: Jakob Layman
Churrascaria Plataforma
A samba band fuels the frenzy at this stately but ultimately chaotic restaurant. Grab a potent caipirinha off the drink cart and head for the salad bar crammed with octopus, quail eggs, hearts of palm, sushi—almost everything but greens. Just remember, the main course is yet to come. Servers swing by with endless streams of meats—sausages, lamb, prime rib and more. There’s flan for dessert, but if you still have room for it, you’re doing something wrong.
Venue name: Churrascaria Plataforma
Address: Belvedere Hotel, 316 W 49th St
New York
Cross street: between Eighth and Ninth Aves
Opening hours: Mon, Sun noon–11pm; Tues–Sat noon–midnight
Transport: Subway: C, E, 1 to 50th St
Price: All you can eat: $52; lunch: $31. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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Adam V

Really great experience - the dining process is a bit different than what you may be accustomed to - and the explanation given of a rodizio was brief and probably not enough if you are unfamiliar. Basically, you pay a fixed price for a combination self-serve buffet (largely seafood and salads), followed by table service of a bevy of meat varieties. Note - it should be clearly labeled, but again, most drinks, desserts, and a la carte side dishes are added as a premium and not included in the fixed price. Now, moving on to the ambiance and atmosphere - there is a certain hustle and bustle, that makes is more familiar and genial, and the entire wait staff was courteous and efficient in making sure we were properly served. Finally, and most importantly, the food was really good - the most important part is timing the buffet, and choosing little pieces as a taste rather than large filling portions - by the time you make it to the meat it already begins to feel a bit like a challenge, so be forewarned. Great experience overall, really enjoyed the food and the experience, would highly recommend.


This was a great experience.

The service was great, the matre d was hilarious too. 

The food was amazing... I'm a sucker for a Brazilian steakhouse though, but I really enjoyed their variety of meats and sides. 

If you've ever been to fogo de chao, it's similar but with way more to choose from at the salad bar.... Like sushi! BAM!! Didn't expect that.

The live band was a great touch too, I thoroughly recommend this place for any occasion.