Looking for a Restaurant like Papagaio in NY
I spent two weeks in Israel; there I dined at a restaurant in Haifa called Papagaio. It is a meat, all you can eat, establishment that for about $30 pp offers you a choice of some 12 choices of fish and meat. I am looking, if it exists, for a similar offering in the New York area. I am not too familiar with the Manhattan offerings since, even thought I live in New York (Long Island) I avoid the city like the plague. However, for a Papagaio like experience, I would fight the traffic and parking nightmare.
To see what I mean, check out http://www.eluna.com/rest/Papagaio.as...
This is an excerpt from the above web site to "wet ones appetite"
Papagaio is a South American meat restaurant with the emphasis on meat, meat and more meat, sizzling on the grill and brought to you in abundance. Meat lovers, take a look at the rotisseries on top of large gas fires at the cooking range near the entrance to the restaurant. It is impressive, even fun to watch. .
This is a restaurant with a lot of action. Waitresses are up and about between the tables carrying lovely looking trays laden with food and drinks. Grill men scurry about the restaurant wielding sword-length skewers of meat. There is bouncy South American background music and a houseful of guests. Not your quiet romantic hide-away, Papagaio is a hub of activity, as its name suggests.
Papgaio rules! Heading back to Israel for another dining experience. Went to Hertzilya. Are the others as good? Have never seen anything like it in the States. We do enjoy the meat at Le Marais, though. The food is always good. No shows, just good food. Abigael's is good as well. My husband likes Prime Grill. Keep us informed if you find something!
I guess I am looking for something different then the "here is the menu and place your order". The all you can eat options that I have seen are usually on slow days and very restricted choices. I want something different. Years ago (and I mean YEARS ago) there was a place in lower Manhattan called Shalom Japan where you ate dinner and they had a live show - that was an evening out!