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Posted by SusanW on 01/07/2008
Six of us had our annual holiday dinner here Saturday night. We had a 6:00 pm rez and were seated promptly despite a huge crowd. Fortunately, we were in the back room, which is much quieter than the big room up front. Service was excellent, no complaints. The best thing at the salad bar is the sushi, very fresh and well done. The meat courses were also well done (flank steak was the best), but I will say this: unless you have a huge appetite, you can never eat that much so most of it goes untasted. The sides were fine, not outstanding. My dessert (the flan) was not wonderful (my corner bodega's is much better)...but my companions loved the cheesecake. Did not realize that dessert and coffee were not included in the $65 prixe fixe, so that was a waste (for me anyway). With tip, we [drop]ped $120/person (a few rounds of drinks and two pitchers of sangria). My honest opinion is that it was fine but not worth the money...I've had far superior meals at half the cost all over Manhattan. A one-time only for me.
Posted by lucky on 01/04/2008
all that meat they serve you is deliciously grilled but you get full really fast so it is really not worth the money. the appetizer/salad bar is not that amazing. so i would unless you can eat a good amount of meat, it is really not worth it.
Posted by BobD on 10/22/2007
I had eaten here years ago on a business lunch and enjoyed the food and atmosphere then, and wanted to take my wife there. It's not what I remembered... First, the atmosphere (to me) was more like a Houlihans or TGIF. People standing all over, handing out a "beeper" for when your table is ready. Seems as though the atmosphere is VERY casual (which is fine, but not how I remembered it, and not how I think they come off based on advertising). Next, we had 6;30 reservations on Saturday. Now, I realize this is NYC, but after waiting 1/2 an hour (it's now 7pm) and being told they were JUST getting done with seating the 6pm reservations, I thought that was a bit much. I mean, it's not some upscale trendy place. Needless to say, we went elsewhere. So, I'm sad that the wife didn't get to experience what was, at least when I was there years ago, some really good Brazilian BBQ. Not bashing the food here (as I can't), just figured I'd let others know what to expect from a service/atmosphere point of view.
Posted by rjc on 10/14/2007
I came to plataforma with my girlfriend celebrating our anniversary. The food was not bad, but I have had better brazilian bbq for much cheaper. And for that the value is overpriced. I enjoyed the salad bar though, but it was not what we came here for. The service was filled with varied experiences. The maitre'd and the waiters were very attentive and polite but kept on taking our extra chairs at our table to fill other tables, which was an annoyance. At the end of dinner, we ordered a slice of cheesecake from the dessert waiter. He messed up our order and the maitre'd corrected his mistake (in which the the dessert waiter was charged for it). So from that point on, the dessert waiter was quite rude, giving us scowls from time to time blaming us for a mistake he made. Ruined our mood. If not for the service, it would have been a somewhat decent experience. For that reason, my girlfriend and I will not be making a return to Plataforma anytime soon.
Posted by Liam on 09/13/2007
I was there last week. My lovely friend was having a birthday party for about 30 people. CP is definitely a good place to entertain large groups for dinner. The atmosphere was good; spacious and generally inviting. The service was very good, considering it was a Friday night. Basically, we ate for two hours. Salad bar, yes. That is an awesome meal by itself. Fresh as hell. Everything was swapped out quickly. Then the real fun starts. Three or four sides, bread, drinks, meat guys circle the table. I am giving CP 4.5 out of 5. Food was either good or very good. Same goes for the service. The complaints I’ve read don’t hold up. Salty? Yes, the sirloin wrapped in bacon was. It was delicious. Poor service? Just getting turkey sausage? Maybe you looked like a deadbeat. The turkey sausage was to die for. There was so many choices. All good. Expensive? Are you from Omaha? It’s only expensive if the food is bad. Dinner for two with a bottle of wine (tax and tip) could be done for less than $200. Or just go for lunch. Definitely go sometime.
Posted by Nomes on 07/23/2007
This place is amazing. I've been there two times and both times the service was great and the food was more than what I expected. I am not a huge meat eater, but the sirloin was so dilicious, I felt like I might have eaten a whole cow's worth. The salad bar is also incredible. I would highly recommend this place!
Posted by From the west coast on 07/12/2007
I was with a group of 10. We were in New York after a cruise and had heard of your resturant. We made reservations for one of the nights were were in town. I have never been to a resturant like this and had a GREAT time. We all did. Thank you for a great meal and time. We will be back.