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Via Brasil

34 W. 46th St., New York, NY 10036 40.756449 -73.980127
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-997-1158 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, South American
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

viabrasilrestaurant.com

Hours

Sun-Tue, noon-10pm; Wed-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center

Prices

$13.95-$26.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

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

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

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 the near-nightly musical performances. 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, grouper or salt cod.

Extra

The caipirinhas—Brazil's famous cocktail of lime, sugar, and sugarcane liquor—are tart, smooth and super-strong.

Recommended Dishes

Feijoada completa, $26.95; moqueca with shrimp, $20.95

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