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Review: Churrascaria Plataforma is a Brazilian restaurant in New York City

Churrascaria Plataforma is a Brazilian restaurant in New York City’s Restaurant Row.

Churrascaria Plataforma in New York
Churrascaria Plataforma in New York. Photo Credit: Vinicius Carvalho.
Churrascaria Plataforma in New York. Photo Credit: Vinicius Carvalho.

Churrascaria Plataforma is a Brazilian restaurant in New York City’s Restaurant Row.

On Saturday, March 16, this journalist had the chance to dine for brunch at Churrascaria Plataforma.

Salad Bar item at Churrascaria Plataforma
Salad Bar item at Churrascaria Plataforma. Photo Credit: Markos Papadatos

Salad Bar

As part of their Rodizio lunch, the first course included Salad bar which featured such items as Grana Padano, stuffed grape leaves, Parmesan Cheese, crumbled feta cheese, olives, beets, tomatoes and mozzarellas, pickled onions, and stuffed peppers, which were a blend of Brazilian, Greek, Mediterranean and Italian cuisines.

Salad Bar at Churrascaria Plataforma
Salad Bar at Churrascaria Plataforma. Photo Credit: Rudy Bundini

Steaks

Churrascaria Plataforma is that it is Manhattan’s first Brazilian steakhouse.

All of their steaks were tender and tasty. These included their “Prime part of Top Sirloin/Picanha,” which was served over a garlic crust or sea salt, as well as their “Top Sirloin/Alcatra,” which was thinly carved, and the “Bottom Sirloin,” which had a rich taste and unique texture.

Fans of chicken and poultry should try their “Chicken/Frango,” which is lightly marinated in a mixture of onion, garlic, beer, salt, and pepper. Another solid option is “Coração de frango,” which is roasted skewered chicken hearts.

Other standout choices are their leg of lamb (“Carneiro”), as well as Pork Loin (“Lombo”) and their Pork Sausage (“Linguiça De Porco “).

Side dishes

Several of their noteworthy side dishes include “Fried Polenta,” “Batata Fritas,” which are better known as French fries, mashed potatoes, white rice (Arroz branco), black beans (Feijao preto), and Fried bananas (Banana a Milanesa).

Side dishes at Churrascaria Plataforma
Side dishes at Churrascaria Plataforma. Photo Credit: Markos Papadatos

Desserts at Churrascaria Plataforma

Their desserts were distinct and savory. These included their “Brazilian Style Caramel Flan” drizzled with caramel sauce, their “Chocolate Mousse Cake” with rich chocolate cream, their “Chocolate fudge truffles,” “Coconut Caramel Cake,” as well as their “Espresso Flourless Chocolate Cake,” which would give anyone a much-needed energy boost.

Desserts at at Churrascaria Plataforma
Desserts at at Churrascaria Plataforma. Photo Credit: Rudy Bundini

Vegetarian options

While it is mostly known for its meats, vegetarians can also experience such meals as their roaster cauliflower, avocado salad, roasted sweet potato salad, couscous Portobello salad, Tabouli, as well as their grilled asparagus.

“My recent lunch experience at Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse in Hell’s Kitchen was nothing short of extraordinary,” social influencer and model Rudy Bundini said.

“From the moment I entered, I experienced a welcoming atmosphere that set the stage for an unforgettable meal. The attentive staff ensured that every aspect of my dining experience was top-notch, from the diverse selection of perfectly grilled meats to the vibrant salad bar offerings,” Rudy Bundini elaborated.

“The traditional Rodizio-style service added an extra layer of excitement, making each bite a true delight. For anyone seeking an authentic taste of Brazil in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, Churrascaria Plataforma is a must-visit destination,” Bundini added.

The Verdict

Overall, Churrascaria Plataforma has a warm, mellow, and pleasant ambiance. There is a rawness and authenticity to their Brazilian cuisine. The service is swift, and the wait staff are professional and attentive to the patrons’ needs.

With its top-notch dishes, this eatery is the quintessential way to experience the Brazilian cuisine and its versatile multi-cultural flavors in the Big Apple.

There is something new to try at every visit due to its elaborate menu of offerings. Churrascaria Plataforma garners an A rating.

To learn more about Churrascaria Plataforma, check out its official homepage, and follow the Brazilian steakhouse on Instagram.

Markos Papadatos
Written By

Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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