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1477 Second Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.77194 -73.956104
at 77th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-879-4707 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Portuguese
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic


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Carvão, which is Portuguese for charcoal, serves churrasco (or Brazilian barbecue) at affordable prices with plenty of romance but no pretension. This restaurant and lounge is a single establishment, and although the two halves—one rustic, the other sleek—look nothing alike, they serve the same menu of tender salt-seasoned beef, chicken and seafood. The cuisine qualifies as Portuguese rather than Brazilian "because of all the fish." In contrast to New York's flashier prix-fixe churrascarias, where you pay for the spectacle of meat carved directly from the spit onto your plate, Carvão's à la carte menu allows you to pick and choose, which saves you a bundle. Flank steak is melt-in-your-mouth tender and goes well with wine, a caipirinha, or blood orange martini. Finish off your meal with one of a myriad of flavored gelati, and you've just saved yourself a ticket to Lisbon.

Recommended Dishes

Steak Carvão, $14.95; sweet mashed potato, $3; spinach, $3.99