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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Findlay, Ohio
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After looking at some reviews, and not having eaten much Brazilian food for decades, we decided to visit this restaurant on a day trip to NYC. It deserves the good ratings it gets for food and service, and the ambience is pretty nice (lots of picture of Pele). Value? Well, for three of us dinner was a bit above $200... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a restaurant within walking distance to our hotel and based on the reviews we chose Ipanema. It was a solid meal, but compared to the type of cuisine I come to the city for, this meal fell a little flat and honestly I can't pin point why. Portions were good, varied menu, prices overall were typical... More 

Thank Urban68
Kingston, New York
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Early dinner after a matinee was a treat! Excellent,attentive service and an interesting, delicious menu made for a lovely evening.

Thank Fresser2014
Judite P, Guest Relations Manager at Ipanema Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Fresser2014, Thank you for your comments and the 5* rating! We are so pleased that you had such a lovely evening overall and particularly enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Judite Pedro Guest Relations More 

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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700 reviews
548 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ipanema was an excellent venue for a business lunch. In addition to the warm, inviting and friendly staff the cuisine was delicious. We enjoyed several entrees including a stew that was just amazing. The restaurant is reasonably priced and has a full bar with seating. I may even have to try it out for happy hour. Highly recommend!

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

Dear RMGTravel, Thank you for the high recommendation! We are very pleased that your business lunch was a success and you enjoyed your meal and service. Happy hour is a great time to try some of our bartender's special caipirinhas. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Judite Pedro Guest Relations More 

Hampstead, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our recent trip to NYC we were looking for a Portuguese restaurant. On our internet search we found the Ipanema - a Brazilian/Portuguese restaurant. We are so glad we went. It was the best dinner of our 6 evenings in New York. Our welcome was warm and our service was friendly. The food recommendations were outstanding. We ate upstairs,... More 

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

Dear Valerie, It warms my heart to learn that you found us in such a big city and had such a positive experience. It's great to hear that it was your "best dinner" of the 6 evenings. I am glad you tried the Caipirinha, as our bartender makes some of the best in the city. I hope your visit to... More 

Dallas, Texas
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119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had tried the restaurant across the street about a year earlier on a separate business trip, and thought I would spread the love when taking a business colleague to lunch. Both are excellent. They were able to seat us quickly for lunch. We tried the croquetas start -- shrimp was my favorite. I had the dish pictured in the... More 

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

Dear Jennifer, So glad you gave us a try this time for your business lunch and even more pleased that you both enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you again on a return visit to NYC. Best, Judite More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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