Splashy murals, a touch of samba and the scent of cachaça spilling over limes set the stage for feasting Carioca-style at this low-key grill. While all the Brazilian accents are here—including creamy bobó de camarão and a serviceable moqueca—it’s the beef that lures the crowd. The costela Bam Bam, prime rib with a mammoth-sized hunk of tender meat, is top choice among churrasco-deprived expats. Brazil's signature steak, the grilled picanha, (top sirloin) also makes a fine appearance, served with classic farofa (fried yucca flour) and vinaigrette. There’s a particularly nice buzz Thursday through Saturday, when voice and violão (guitar) add old-school bossa nova to the scene.
|Venue name:||Favela Grill|
33-18 28th Avenue
|Cross street:||at 34th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun noon–11pm; Fri, Sat noon–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: N, W to 30th Ave|
|Price:||Average main course price: $17. AmEx, Disc, DC, MC, V|