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Posted by MassTraveler on 05/09/2005
Having been to other churrascaria's, my wife (who is Portugese) and I had a wonderful time and loved the complete, bustling experience. We had reservations at 8 pm on a Friday evening, and were glad we didn't make it any later as the place really filled up shortly thereafter. The buffet was phenomenal with varying tastes. We knew better than to hit it too hard (very difficult to do with the array of foods available), waiting instead for the servers to hit the table with a plethora of perfectly cooked meats. The wine list is extensive, with the only real complaint we had being they had only one Port (and not a very good one at that) to accompany the dessert. Overall, the Mid-town Plataforma gets a high rating and will be on our list for a return engagement in the future.
Posted by JMS on 04/18/2005
Over the last 10 years, I've fallen in love with Rodizio style Churrascarias. I've tried a variety of them in Sao Paulo and Rio, as well as some independents and chains in the U.S. Plataforma rates amongst the best. Simply put, it's my favorite restaurant in America. The meat is prepared deliciously and authentically. The service is excellent, especially for a rodizio style place of this size. They could make the rounds with the picanha a little more often, but that may just be a personal preference of mine. I've tried both the Tribeca and Midtown locations and, while very similiar, the Midtown location seemed a bit more on the ball with the variety and taste of the food. Overall, a phenominal churrascaria experince. Highly recommended.
Posted by Mr and Mrs Rodriguez on 03/26/2005
We've been to many rodizios in Brazil and this one was very camparable. The meat circulating was very fresh and hot. The side dishes looked abundant, but we decided against them; they are NOT necessary in a place with so much else to taste. The salad which comes with your meal is a seafood fest with many cold salads, and also delicious Brazilian/Portuguese traditional dishes in the chafing dishes.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/19/2005
Come hungry and not unaccompanied!
Posted by Carnivore on 01/21/2005
I have been going here for over two years. The service is impeccable when things are not horribly overcrowded (And even then, it is decent - better than many manhattan spots that can take that kind of crowd). It is loud, but this is not a date spot, this is a party spot. The meat assortments are wonderful, and the pre-fix price is decent, considering what you would spend for a similar meal off a fixed price. Also, the desserts? To die for - if you can make it that far!
Posted by Carnivore on 01/20/2005
Fun but loud. Great for groups of 4 or more. If you go for dinner skip lunch and breakfast first. Avoid overloading at the salad buffet and go for the meats as they come around. There's a lot to try, and it's all good.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/19/2004
The meat was excellent - brought to your table on skewers and served to you by the waiter. Buffet was large - but food wasn't excellent. I recommend going early - the line at the buffet and service declines as the place fills up. Would recommend going once for the experience, but won't go back.