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Aug 8, 2008 04:21 PM

Brazilian Steakhouse in Manhattan?

Hi ,

I am visiting NYC with my friend this weekend and would like to consider going to a Brazilian Steakhouse (must serve Chicken, amongst other meats) in Manhattan for dinner.

We have been to Fogo de Chao before, and were hoping that NYC would provide more options....

We are familiar with Manhattan, and would prefer taste over touristy spots, ambience is a plus.

Thanks so much,
Happy chowing,


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  1. My personal favorite is Churrascaria Plataforma on W. 49th Street. They serve a variety of meats and the occasional piece of seafood. I can't remember chicken in particular but the turkey wrapped in bacon was very good.

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    1. It's not a steakhouse, but the food is great - Zebu Grill. Not the traditional churrascaria (sp?) experience, but warm atmosphere, friendly staff, etc.

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      1. re: MMRuth

        I have to second MMRuth's reco of Zebu Grill. I dined there recently, on MM's suggestion and was very pleased with not only the food, but the warm and considerate service. Again, not a typical churrascaria experience, but a terrific experience nonetheless.

      2. Buzina Pop - lexington ave (@ 73rd st)

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        1. re: kcijones001

          I also really like Buzina Pop, not a steakhouse, but they have steak and a wide variety of entrees and it is a fun place. For the more traditional Brazilian churrascarias that perhaps the poster is asking about I prefer Porcao over Plataforma. Last time I was at Plataforma there was practically no choice, either from the meats they brought around or at the salad bar, and it was so noisy we couldn't have a conversation. Like the ambiance, food selection, and service better at Porcao.

        2. The best churrascarias in the city are Porcao and Plataforma. I prefer Plataforma on 49th Street. Both serve chicken.

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          1. re: Toot

            I agree on both your recommendations. And while Plataforma does have the better meat, Porcao has better ambience, as well as some terrific off-menu offerings like lamb chops, leg of lamb and chicken hearts.

          2. There is a restaurant called Hacienda de Argentina on E.75th St between 2nd and 1st Ave. I walk by all the time and think I should try it some time but have never eaten there.