Fogo de Chão is an international chain where you’ll find a $25 shrimp cocktail served in a massive Midtown space that feels like the set from a Michael Bay-directed Oceans 14. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way - you should go to Fogo de Chão. Specifically, you should go with people who really like meat, and everyone should do the $70 churrasco experience. Once you sit down with a plate of feijoada and sides, round after round of filet mignon, pork and beef picanha, and a dozen other meats will arrive on spits ready to be sliced onto your plate, cooked to whatever doneness you prefer.
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From bakeries to steakhouses, here’s where you’ll find the best Brazilian food in NYC.
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The Lobster Club
The Lobster Club is the brightly colored Japanese restaurant in the Seagram building in Midtown, from the same people behind The Grill and The Pool.
Now, Lexington Brass is infinitely better than most of the tourist trap garbage that you’ll find in this part of our fine city. There’s no question about that. But this place is dangerous because it actually might lead people to believe that this is what the “cool” NYC restaurants are like.
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Santo Bruklin is a casual Brazilian spot in Carroll Gardens with a nice backyard and some of the best pão de queijo in NYC.
Favela Grill is a Brazilian spot in Astoria that’s a good option for group dinners, especially on weekends when there’s live music.
Beco is an all-day Brazilian restaurant in Williamsburg with an airy space and outdoor seating.
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Peter Luger Steak House
Peter Luger is a New York City steakhouse institution, and eating here is an experience unlike any other in the city.
RH Rooftop Restaurant
RH is the restaurant on top of Restoration Hardware in Meatpacking where you can get design inspiration for your megayacht while eating American food.
Keens is a Midtown steakhouse with tons of history, but even if you don’t care about Albert Einstein’s smoking pipe, you’ll eat some great meat.
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