Rio's Churrascaria

Her Name Is Rio

New Churrascaria Direct from Brazil

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You'll be sitting at your desk when it happens, or perhaps you'll be in a conference room. It's how you'll know the post-holiday diet/detox is over. Suddenly, you'll say to yourself: I could eat a massive amount of red meat right now.

Then you'll make a beeline for Rio's, a new churrascaria direct from (surprise) Rio de Janeiro to Park Ave South, with enough of the carnivore's stuff to go around twice.

A true rodizio-style churrascaria, Rio's is in a massive glass-enclosed space, complete with a sleek bar and impressive scotch menu.  As with all churrascarias, Rio's equips each table with a red/green (stop/go) marker to control the flow of meat to your table. Its an excellent variety at that, including three kinds of sirloin, costela (beef ribs), carneiro (lamb chops), chicken, linguia (pork sausages), bacon-wrapped turkey and even salmon (aka "aqua beef").

We recommend the following strategy: Go 'green' but politely decline the offerings until you see the top sirloin and the incredibly tender ribs. When you're done with those, stay green for the rest of the meats, then wash it all down with the salad and sushi bar (if it's Saturday, save room for the feijoada, a traditional stew so filling that it's only served once a week).

There's nothing like starting off the new year right—scrapping your resolutions and going straight for the all-you-can-eat meat.

Vitals

Rio's Churrascaria
360 Park Ave S
(at 26th St)
Gramercy
New York, NY 10010
212-252-7080

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