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132 E. 61st St., New York, NY 10065 40.76357 -73.967603
nr. Lexington Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-223-2965 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Brazilian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Tues, noon-10:30pm; Wed-Sat, noon-11pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

57th St. to 66th St., Second Ave. to Fifth Ave.


Named after the circus drawings on the walls, this bustling Upper East Side eatery specializes in nouvelle Brazilian cuisine: delicious flaky empanadas stuffed with chicken and mustard, pan-seared salmon steak with potato crust, and shiitake mushrooms in shrimp sauce. A boisterous late-night crowd comes for dishes prepared with typical South American ingredients such as coconut, beans, rice and fruits. Circus is also a recommended spot for Brazil's national dish, feijoada, black bean stew with pork, beef and sausage served with collard greens and rice. Like the country from which its cuisine hails, Circus's atmosphere is casual, and you might find yourself talking to your alluring, fun-loving neighbors by evening’s end.

Recommended Dishes

Pan-seared salmon steak with potato crust, $24; feijoada, $29