132 E 61st St, New York, NY | Directions 1002140.763599 -73.967762
Neighborhoods: Lenox Hill, Midtown, Upper East Side
Great food!! – Went there in a group of 7. Very good drinks from the bar and the wine was good. The food was excellent. I had the mixed grill, the meat was marinated and grilled to perfection. The crab w/ coconut sauce was very good, too. Definitely will go back again. Service is good but may be a little slow when they are busy. The portions are smaller and the price is definitely not cheap, but you get what you paid for.
Delicious – I like the smaller portion size for dinner. The crab appetizer in coconut sauce was wonderful. Pork tenderloin and red snapper marinated in herbs and banana leaf were delicious. Great caipirinha. For dessert, had the chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and roasted pineapple with coconut sorbet, both were very good.
A Gem - and costs just like one too! – THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT! It was a nice change from Italian restaurants, still similar in feel yet different at the same time. I recommend the "Mamao com camarao" salad with shrimp. During a weeknight, it wasn't crowded, but the servers kept coming up to check but didn't disturb you. Aside from the food, the best part about my visit was the couple having a serious argument a few tables away - wonderful dining drama... It did seem, however, that they took their time in between courses. It's pricey, but worth it.
Great Brazilian Fare – Went there on the Friday night before Memorial Day. Place was kind of empty but I can imagine it was because everyone was out of town. The food was flavorful and excellent; the service outstanding. Our waiter actually recommended a cheaper wine than the one we were looking at which resulted in a larger than average tip. The cirucs theme was nice (my date loved it) but I still don't know how that relates to Brazil. This juxtaposition was irrelevant as we had a great time. I highly recommend Brazilian cuisine to anyone who wants a change from the plethora of Italian and French resteraunts in Manhattan. Highly recommended!
Somewhere different in the neighborhood – Circus - a Brazilian restaurant on the Upper East Side is a delightful place. Right on Lexington Ave there is space for a couple of tables right on the sidewalk. The staff are friendly and pleasant, the food is different and cooked well and the price was not as bad as many other places in the area. For dessert the crepes are to die for! Another friendly neighborhood restaurant but the Brazilian twist makes it a great change
Fun! – This place was great to bring people from out of town. The food is unique and different and the decor is fabulous.
Pleasant! – I went to dinner at Circus tonight. It's a nice mid-sized restaurant (though the American circus theme for a Brazilian restaurant is a little perplexing), attracting more sedate chic crowd. The food was very tasty, the wine list respectable and the prices quite reasonable for the neighborhood. My complaint was with the service-- our waitress was rather pushy and visibly annoyed when we didn't order appetizers or dessert. Don't expect to be amazed, but overall a safe bet for a pleasant evening. Would make a good date restaurant.
decent... – The place is nice, food is good, given there are only 2 other brazilian restaurants in the city anyway, it is not very meaty, which is good, decent spread out menu, good food.. service was good when I was there.. worth a shot. nothing extravagant!
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