Hell has frozen over, pigs are flying, and we’re telling you not to order pão de queijo. While we’re at it, you should also skip the calabresa and stroganoff at this seven-table spot in Hell’s Kitchen. You’ll find better examples of those dishes at most of the places on this guide, but what you won’t find is feijoada like the version here. The five types of meat - bacon, sausage, pork ribs, pork shoulder, and carne seca - give off so much flavor that even just the stew-soaked rice seems engineered to provide a full churrasco experience in every bite.
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From bakeries to steakhouses, here’s where you’ll find the best Brazilian food in NYC.
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Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine
In truth, without a basketball court and Walt Clyde Frazier's involvement, we wouldn’t be talking about the Wine and Dine. The space is massive, the layout is clunky, but the food is pretty good. If you're a hoops fan, it's a must visit.
Ardesia is first and foremost a wine bar, and a good one at that. The food is decent, but it’s secondary to what they do best, which is selecting excellent “mineral-driven” wines from all over the world.
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Point Brazil is a buffet in Astoria that offers specialty meals on the first Saturday of every month that you should go out of your way for.
Fogo de Chão
Fogo de Chão is an international chain of Brazilian steakhouses with huge location in Midtown where you should eat meat with a group.
Berimbau Brazilian Kitchen
Berimbau is a casual West Village spot that serves the best Brazilian food in NYC.
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Miss Favela is Brazilian restaurant in Williamsburg with live music, grilled meat, and caipirinhas. It feels sort of like a beach party in Rio.
Beco is an all-day Brazilian restaurant in Williamsburg with an airy space and outdoor seating.
Casa is a Brazillian restaurant on a very quiet block of the West Village, and it’s perfect for a nice last-minute meal with a few relatives.
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