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Ipanema Restaurant

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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looking for a place to dine with my family in Midtown I searched Tripadvisor and came upon Ipanema. At first I was concerned since we had a vegetarian, a fish-lover, and a meat eater in our group. A quick look at the menu appeared to fit the bill. We were not disappointed. The restaurant accommodated our vegetarian by making an... More 

Thank RobertD807
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear RobertD807, So pleased to hear that we were able to satisfy all three diners with very different preferences. We try to accommodate as best we can and our goal is always to offer quality meals and excellent service. It makes us proud when we are able to achieve it. I am glad you also enjoyed your desserts. I must... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As someone who has visited both countries and loved the food I really wanted to try this restaurant. To start I had the mixed croquettes which came with a sweet chilli dip. For main course my partner had chicken in a white wine and garlic sauce with mushrooms and I opted for Brazil's national dish, Feijoada. This is a black... More 

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

Dear bluebearuk, Thank you for the falulous review! Our portions are generous so come with an appetite. There are many wonderful options on our menu and the Feijoada is definitely a favorite of many. Coming from someone who is familiar with Portuguese and Brazilian cuisine, it is great to hear how much you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again... More 

Vallejo, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hubby and I were looking for someplace with in walking distance to our hotel and found this place. We started with the Portuguese sausage and yucca, it came in a bowl pilled to the top with a mix of delicious linguisa and fried yucca with a nice spicy dipping sauce and homemade Tabasco if you needed more kick. My... More 

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

Dear alwaysbcheap, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I am glad that overall you enjoyed your meal but I can see that we fell a bit short in that you did not enjoy the yucca. I apologize for any shortcoming. We are pleased to hear that you will come back next time you are in... More 

Staten Island, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Salgadinhos Sortidos for an appetizer and Bitoque for dinner and my co-worker had the Camarao Panado and all were excellent. We each had a different types of Caipirinha drinks which were good, but I'm more of a beer guy, so I could not rate this versus anything else. I don't know what is authentic Brazilian or not,... More 

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

Dear whiteyaw, Thank you for the great review and 5*rating! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service. Also nice to see that you ventured in trying our national Caipirinha drink. Our bartender makes some of the best and besides the traditional, he also makes several different flavored caipirinhas. Your recommendation is evident and we truly appreciate... More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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391 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't really sure what the menu at a Brazilian-Portuguese restaurant would serve, but the location was great so we made reservations. The woman who worked the front desk was delightful. She greeted each of our guests as we arrived and were seated at different times. Later we learned that she owns the restaurant and her husband and she have... More 

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

Dear creativecrew, We are glad that your first experience with Brazilian-Portuguese food was at Ipanema. So pleased to hear your guests enjoyed the paella, and although I am glad to hear the sea Bass was "fine" I hope you return and are able to enjoy an option that will lead you to say "wow". Our goal is for every guest... More 

Myrtle Beach, United States
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner with my wife. The restaurant doesn't overly impress from the facade but once inside we realized it was beautifully decorated and cozy. No reservation no problem for the friendly and accommodating hostess. The wait staff was friendly, as well as the owner who visited our table, too. The steak I had was excellent and very reasonably... More 

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

Dear Robin, Thank you for the great review and 5*rating! It makes us very happy to hear that you and your wife not only enjoyed your meal but also the atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Judite Pedro More 

Akron, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bigger than it looks from the outside. Clean prompt service. Delicious caipirinhas that were as you'd expect when in Brazil!

Thank davealbers
Brisbane, Australia
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Brazilian restaurant was a new experience for us. We asked for advice on meals and had some delicious food as well as the traditional cocktail. Great service too.

Thank Lisa B
New York City, New York
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247 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Brazilian Food and was looking for moqueca. They don't have it but the black paella was really good. It is good for two. I had the creme brûlée for dessert and it was so creamy that I finished it all. I will be back next time with family.

Thank Camila120428
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Camila120428, We appreciate you taking some time to leave us a review. We are glad you tried a new dish and even more so that you "really" liked it. We apologize for removing moqueca from our menu but unfortunately, it was seldom requested. We look forward to your return and for you to bring your family to share the... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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265 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 

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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
US$15 - US$32
Brazilian, Latin, Portuguese, South American, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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