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Buzina Pop

1022A Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.77109 -73.961759
at 73rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-879-6190 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Brazilian
  • Price Range: $$$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.

Prices

$24–$34

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Great Desserts
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Required

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Buzina Pop’s soundtrack is a good indication of the overall experience: half classic bossa nova, half contemporary pop-electronica. The same thoughtful fusion extends to the retro-sexy decor; the restaurant occupies two stories of an elegant townhouse, with a grass-green, slate-black, and natural-wood color palette. Even the toilet paper (black, with a stamped pattern) is stylish. The food, which blends French and Italian techniques with Brazilian flavors, is a hit: Pupunha carpaccio, a dish of marshmallow-size scallops over crunchy hearts of palm, is bathed in a golden- and garnet-hued honey-hazelnut vinaigrette; a potentially staid risotto is jazzed up with fresh peas and brie. Not everything sambas, though: A prehistoric-looking lamb shank is stringy and overcooked. But any sour notes are redeemed by dessert. The avocado mousse with bitter cocoa nibs is an adventuresome must; tamer sorts may opt for the bolinho de tapioca, the pudding fried into churrolike squares and served, in another cross-continental flourish, with coconut-wasabi sorbet. The girl from Ipanema would feel right at home in this playful, slick restaurant.

Note

The kitchen closes daily at 11 p.m.

Namesake
Buzina Pop’s name is a nod to Chacrinha, a clown and pop icon from Brazilian TV, and his famous horn, or buzina.

Recommended Dishes

Pupunha carpaccio, $17; nut and green pea risotto, $24; avocado mousse, $8; bolinho de tapioca, $8

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