This Brazilian restaurant near Rockefeller Center and the Theater District has many dishes that harken back to the country's Portuguese roots. The ... More
This Brazilian restaurant near Rockefeller Center and the Theater District has many dishes that harken back to the country's Portuguese roots. The decor is rather ordinary, but the food and service are excellent. Starters of note include crepes, crab meat, soups, salads and sausages. Entrees include grilled and marinated shell steak, as well as other meats like chicken, pork and sausages. There is also feijoada (black bean stew with assorted meats), and mariscada (lobster, shrimp, clams and mussels in green sauce).
I have been to Ipanema twice. The food was great both times. the portions can be slightly small unless you are paying over $20 a plate. The prices for food and drinks are very high. They only have one TV at the bar with limited channels (and tiny). The service is OK, nothing special (nothing like Fogo de Chao). The restaurant looks OK, but it is so long and cramped, which can be a hassle moving around. The bathrooms were nice. Overall, it has good food that is a little overpriced and mediocre everything else.
We loved everything although they could use a little more pizzaz in the decorating department!! Service was friendly and accomodating, food was excellent, and we thought a great value.
Try it!!! Oh and you can get small apps. if you are afraid you might not like something -- give you the opportunity to try new things without blowing a fortune.
A family favorite for many years! The best place to go for lunch after a long day of walking in the city. The same chef for over 20 years and let me tell you he knows how to cook. Awsome experience every time. Try it and you won't be dissapointed. A hidden jewel in the city.
food can get to complicated. this is down to earth cooking that you will love for a great price. fabulous service, i felt like family. i didn't leave hungry and enjoyed a meal i will not forget. from ca. see you again in oct. i love ny city.