Emporium Brasil Restaurant & Bar

4.5
144 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian

For a business-casual dining experience featuring authentic Brazilian flavors and a laid-back lowlight ambiance, check out Emporium Brasil Restaurant in Rockefeller Center Midtown, New York. Upon entering, you will find the staff immediately attentive to your dining needs. Emporium Brasil Restaurant also provides the convenience of excellent food and a full bar at your disposal.

If you have never had Brazilian food before, you might want some recommendations. Foods you should try included the boned fried chicken pieces marinated in garlic, fried cod croquette or the fillet of flounder with lemon caper sauce and broiled potatoes. For a truly enriching and flavorful dining experience, stop in at Emporium Brasil Restaurant today.

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PatrickD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, Great service. The portions were fitting. You must try the desserts....

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and the food was great.

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EdwanE
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Thursday night. Pretty quite. Food was excellent, drinks were excellent, and the service was outstanding. Will return when I come back to the city.

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Pass
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Drinks were amazing! Appetizers were ok. Calamari seemed as though it was heated up out of the freezer. Shrimp was good. My steak was nothing special. The food wasnt hot, just luke warm. Not sure if it was because we had the last reservation for night and the chef wanted to go home? I would definitely go back for drinks, not so sure about the food. Service was good too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place has great ambience with very good food

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food and atmosphere to the staff, everything is EXCELLENT!

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EdisonA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a quaint restaurant with authentic Brazilian cuisine. My favorite is the Foijada. Highly recommend it.

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vsk8s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a beautiful pre-theater dinner here, drinks first at the bar with the personable Rio bartender. The menu and presentation was unusual and fun. An easy walk to east-of-Times Square theaters.

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fred
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent and service is always spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating. They addressed us by name and treated us with great respect. We enjoyed the food options and loved what we ate. I would go back again and would recommend to anyone going to midtown for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You made getting the table easy and the place outdid itself! The staff made the experience wonderful! They were attentive from the start to finish! The food was excellent.... the taste, the presentation and the serving were all great. Would recommend it to others and did this morning. Great time and wonderful food. The dessert was probably a best highlight!

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KeithP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a last minute pleasurable surprise - Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early reservation on Valentine’s Day for dinner before a show. Dinner was about two hours, so 5:30PM was perfect to make the 8PM show. We had really great drinks first - I recommend the Manhattan. For dinner we weren’t too adventurous, but everything was to perfection. Highly recommend the salmon and the beef stroganoff. The stroganoff has a Brazilian twist for sure, and it was with rice (not noodles). We just wanted a nice, relaxing place to chat for a couple hours, and this was perfect. The service was excellent - made recommendations when we asked, totally didn’t hurry us, very friendly. It was someone else’s birthday, and they even sang!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server Roger was excellent in seeing that we got the most out of our dining experience. From friendly timely service, recommendations and pairing our selections. We have a new favorite place in the city, the food was so flavorful.

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JanetU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely nice waiter! Great round table. Very good food.

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BiancaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good!! The food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff is very cute, polite and simpatic. Congratulations

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JorgeV
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

As brasilian who not only knows what really good authentic brasilian food tastes like but also, but over the years also had a really good share of "just ok" food, we were extremely disappointed with Emporium Brasil.
For a restaurant who claims the "Picanha" is their specialty what we had was a piece of grilled meat that was far from what Picanha supposed to be. Don't take my word, Google picanha photo and compare to their menu.
Know that Picanha is the smaller thick fat captop layer of muscle over the rump area closest to the skin, because it’s not a muscle that gets much use during the cow’s life, so it remains very tender and covered with a thick layer of fat.
Know to many as Queen of beef cuts, real Picanha gets all the flavor from being grilled with the fat cap, (this cap should never be trimmed away) and of course the rock salt that gives some of the rich flavor.
None of these are present on Emporium Brasil plate. Sides server with it (well a little to none) I managed to get a desert spoon of black beans out of the small bowl, everything else was beans water. Rice was cold and had no flavor.
Menu says it is served with "vinaigrette sauce, toasted yucca flour and fries" never got either one.

Baked Codfish also left a lot to be desired, unflavored, unseasoned and no salt, served with an olive sized potato.

Their burger was so hard and dry was not edible to the point 80% of it was left in the plate.

With 4 people in our party, 3 asked for Diet Coke which arrived completely flat, when we asked for regular coke we were told regular coke was the same way but they could serve us a natural juice????

No for the positive. we had 3 different deserts all of them were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing , I can’t wait to come back !

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The restaurant is good but is very cold inside the restaurant

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AlexanderM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived at the restaurant a few minutes before my party and immediately felt welcome. Was greeted and took a seat at the bar after informing the host the others in my party would arrive soon. Food and Sangria were amazing, as well as their side dishes and desserts. Had a really great waiter who accommodated everyone's needs. Can't wait to eat here again.

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vipMaryG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second time we've dined at Emporium but not the last. Service is excellent as is the food. We have a problem deciding on ordering a new dish or what we had the last time. We're planning on returning in a couple of weeks after a matinee.

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LEES
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My wife had the steak which she said was tough. My brother had the Moqneco de Camarao which he enjoyed, but said was not a very large portion. I had the Coxinha de Frango Catupiry which was perfect , as well as the Pastel de Carne. However, the Frango de Passarinho was dry and I could not taste any garlic flavor. The waiter was very attentive.

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vipFrankP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in the city! Great spot to bring family or business clients! Food is excellent and the service is top notch!

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MarilynT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 9. Arrived early. Very accommodating. Gracious about separate checks.
Excellent food and service! Really enjoyed it!

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vipAlwaysEating
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Prices were very reasonable, especially for New York City. Highly recommend. Enjoy!

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luv2eat
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emporium Brazil is my favorite restaurant ever. Every time we visit NYC, I insist we go there. The atmosphere is elegant but comfortable. You are made to feel at home and relax.The waitstaff takes care of you. The food is outstanding. I always get the chicken in palm sauce because it is so good. The empanada pastry is rich and flaky. The drinks are generous. The homemade Sangria is very nice. I'm happy that they offer several vegetarian dishes, unusual for a Brazilian restaurant. Now the entire family can go !

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at a Brazilian restaurant and we loved it.

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PhilFofo
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, I would go back to this restaurant the next time I am in NYC.

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vipPapi
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid restaurant for whole family

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ChristineW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this restaurant for my daughter's 25th birthday. Everyone was very welcoming. We had drinks at the bar. Bartender gave us ideas of different specialty drinks. Then at the table , the waitor was lovely and attentive. Food was special and delicious. My daughter was brought a special dessert with a candle, as a surprise. As we left, happy birthday was voiced by all staff. Wonderful experience.

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Radnyc
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Emporium Brasil is a perfect place for all types of dinner engagements. It is a small nice looking restaurant with good food and excellent service. I go there frequently after work with many friends and have a really good meal with varied menu in a pleasant environment. I find it hard to find a reasonable priced pleasant place to meet friends midtown after work. This does it for me. I am a repeat customer

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SamFran
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Our reservation was for seven guests at 5:30 on a Saturday night. They were just medium busy at that time, but were pretty full by the time we left. Everything about our dinner and service was great! Warm and cozy atmosphere. And, good food value $$ (for NYC)! Try the fried yucca. Don't tell too many people, though -- we want to keep this to ourselves!

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RichardG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The beef stroganoff was an excellent choice and the service for my wife's birthday was first class

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Lishhh
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was mediocre at best. The waiter was nice, but not exactly competent. Too many errors on the bill. Slow to bring out appetizers and too much of the support staff dont speak English 🤦🏾‍♀️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Wish the drinks were bigger. Staff was awesome.

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DawnB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food been going for about 10 years or more. The manager/ owner is so pleasant. I take everyone from work here as well as personal.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an early, post-matinee dinner here last Sunday. It was a calming atmosphere and the food was superb. Highly recommend the shrimp in yucca sauce, and the mixed appetizers were also delicious. We look forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Que maravilha! I have eaten at most, if not all of the non-churrascaria Brazilian restaurants in NYC. Hands down, Emporium Brasil is the best.

The food is amazing. Having lived in Brazil and having been married to a Brazilian for over 31 years, I feel I have a pretty good barometer to judge. The shrimp empadinhas were way too good and led me to overindulge. The fish moqueca was right out of the winding streets of the Pelourinho in Salvador.

As wonderful as the food was, the staff were even better. The manager Bruno was kind, open, and attentive to all that was happening in the place. The bartender Gabriel made perfect (and strong) caipirinhas and provided great conversation.

My experience helped assuage a bit of the saudade that I always feel for Brasil. If you want an introduction to the cuisine of Brazil or want to return to those wonderful flavors, this is the place for you.

FAQs

Emporium Brasil Restaurant & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Emporium Brasil Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 764-4646.

Emporium Brasil Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.