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Ipanema Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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43 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-4121
+1 212-730-5848
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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264 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this restaurant with my co-workers for dinner. We received a very warm welcome from a manager, and got promptly seated. Our waited explained to us the specials and when we told him that some of us were gluten intolerant , he was able to highlight from the menu what items were safe to eat. The food, the drinks... More 

Thank vkramaro
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear vkramaro, So glad to hear you had an "excellent dinner" and warm welcome. In addition, it was good to hear that the menu was explained and you were put at ease about the gluten free options. We have many dishes which are grilled meats and fish as well as our staple rice and beans. We look forward to you... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal was excellent. One of us was on a Paleo diet. No problem, the waiter said. One didn't want red meat. Fine, said the waiter. The meal was excellent, and so was the service. It is quiet enough for conversation and not too large. And a welcome relief from the hubbub and chain fare of Times Square.

Thank FemaleBizTraveller91
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear FemaleBizTraeller91, Thank you for your review of our restaurant. We also appreciate you pointing out the fact that our cuisine aligns itself well with the Paleo diet, It also has many glutten free options. We are so glad to hear your group enjoyed the meal, service and atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Judite More 

Brooklyn, New York
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice Brazilian restaurant in Midtown! Great selection of food and very nice ambiance and service!

Thank UrbanHippieYogaLover
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, service, and atmosphere. Definitely recommend this place and will come back again. We had 3 different entrees and all were fabulous!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so grateful that you took some time to leave us a review and a 5*rating. Feedback is always appreciated and positive comments give us encouragement to continue working hard. Thank you as well for recommending us. Best wishes, Judite More 

Holly Springs, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went to Ipanema and had a truly great dinner. The cuisine is quite authentic (I am first generation Portuguese/Brazilian and grew up eating this type of food). the ambience was lovely and our waiter was attentive without being "over hovering". i would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Miguelensa
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Miguelensa, We appreciate your comment and 5*rating! So glad to receive such positive feedback from someone that has familiarity with our Portuguese/Brazilian cuisine. We are also glad you enjoyed the ambiance and that your waiter was able to achieve that at times difficult balance of being attentive without over doing it. Thank you for the recommendation and we hope... More 

San Jose, California
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Dining here solo, in Little Brazil, I was really looking forward to a "mash up" of a meal. Ipanema did not disappoint. I started with the Caldo Verde soup which was really tasty (altho the bread was disappointingly dull), For the entree, I chose the Mariscada (seafood stew, basically) which was chock full of shrimp, prawns, scallops, mussels and clams.... More 

Thank serenity1631
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Serenity1631, Thank you for taking some time to write us a review and for the 4*rating! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your meal but disappointed that you felt the "serve was somewhat cold". We strive to make all our guests welcomed but try to give them space to enjoy quiet time during their meal (this balance is... More 

Newark, New Jersey
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Small cozy restaurant with two floors; went for Sunday night dinner. Our server was "Gustavo" who was attentive and overall great! As an app we had "Salgadinhos Sortidos, for our main course I had the "Bitoque" and my date had the "Fraldinha Com Chimichurri", and finally our desert was one recommended by Gustavo. EVERYTHING was great; no complaints! Great price... More 

Thank Alvin C
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alvin, Thank you for the great review and high rating. It appears you had a good sampling of our cuisine with suggestions from Gustavo. We have many wonderful dishes but the bitoque is probably one of my favorite meat dishes. It is nice to hear that you plan on returning as this is the best recommendation one can hear.... More 

New York
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86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We liked the steaks and the rice and beans side which gives it a great Brazilian flavor. The interesting sauces bring flavor to the appetizers. We had the croquettes and the calamari. The mango sauce is interesting. The only thing I did not care for were the fried potatoes that come with the steaks.

Thank vasile123
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear vasile123, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your meal. It appears you had a sampling of our cuisine with the appetizers and steak and hope you return to try some of our other yummy options. The fried potatoes are a favorite of many but not all. Feel free... More 

Weston, Florida
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

If you are in a forced diet mood this is the perfect place.... it takes so long to get the food that you will have time for just a meal a day. One hour after ordering 4 picanhas.... still waiting while listening to the comments of a very annoying waiter. Miss the old Ipanema... In general not worth of your... More 

Thank Guilherme S
Allentown PA
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128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Down to earth environment, with a no-frills menu with quality food. Great beautifully done eating space and bar. Wonderful drinks and good service, straightforward Brazilian food. We ate off the bar menu, and had a great selection. Bar team was wonderful...owner friendly and accessible.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 32
Brazilian, Latin, Portuguese, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-4121
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-730-5848
In the heart of Little Brazil street is the famous Ipanema Restaurant, considered to be the best Brazilian restaurant in all of New York City. Ipanema offers a relaxed and contemporary atmosphere complemented by the authentic cuisine our chef has perfected over the past 30 years. While the name Ipanema refers to the famous beach in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil our menu is firmly rooted in the culinary crossover between both Brazil and Portugal. Ipanema's menu combines the timeless history of Portuguese recipes with the zest and vibrancy of Brazilian cuisine, resulting in a one-of-a-kind dining experience. At Ipanema you can immerse yourself in a true Brazilian-Portuguese experience with famous dishes including: Feijoada, Vatapá, Pão de Queijo, Bacalhau Assado, Bitoque Mariscada, and more.

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