• Via Brasil

  • South American Brazilian $16-$29
  • 34 W. 46th St.
    New York, NY 10036
  • Neighborhood: Midtown West
  • Phone: 212-997-1158
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Despite having one of the larger signs in Midtown's Little Brazil, the entrance to Via Brasil is fairly narrow and unprepossessing. Inside it's a different story: The interior extends far back with tropically colored walls decorated with pictures of toucans and parrots, large round tables and banquettes, and a piano standing ready for musical performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Worthy of star billing on the menu is feijoada completa, Brazil's national dish. This elaborate, inky stew of small black beans, cured and fresh pork (and other meats) is served with sides of collards and toasted manioc flour, the latter sprinkled over the stew to soak up the sauce. Obsessed meat-eaters may prefer one of the grilled meat selections called churrascos. Other menu standouts include the moquecas—rich stews made with palm oil, coconut milk, onions, and tomatoes; the various renditions here are all made with seafood, be it shrimp, pollock or salt cod.
http://viabrasilrestaurant.com
  • Hours

    Sun-Tue, noon-10pm Wed-Thu, noon-10:30pm Fri-Sat, noon-11:30pm

  • Prices

    $16-$29

  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Live Music Lunch Take-Out Good for Groups Theater District Business Lunch Outdoor Dining Kid-Friendly Catering

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

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