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"I know what you're thinking: How can a salad bar and endless meats be chic, let alone worth $63 a person, not including drinks or dessert? [If that doesn't sound expensive to you, trust me, it adds up — I recently treated my boyfriend to a birthday dinner here and the bill was upwards of $275 for the two of us, no dessert.] But trust me — this super-authentic Brazilian steakhouse is every bit as delicious as it is decadent. Each table gets a card, one side red, one side green. If the green card is facing up, expect rounds of tender sirloins, chicken hearts, and lamb chops delivered right off the spit in an endless parade of carnivorous delight. Just make sure to save room for the cheese breads, the side dishes, and the salad bar which offers unlimited fresh shrimp, pasta, ceviche, and more. Oh, and just to stick with the Brazilian theme, you'll probably want to order a caipirinha, too."Churrascaria Plataforma
, 316 W. 49th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues); 212-245-0505.