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“Great food and cocktails”
Review of Brasilina - CLOSED

Brasilina
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Brazilian, Latin, Spanish, South American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: 54th and 55th
Cascais, Lisboa, Portugal
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food and cocktails”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Got a table at 7.30 mid week, although it filled up afterwards. Excellent Margaritas to whet the appetite. Ceviche of squid, octopus and shrimp was fabulous and fresh, enough for 2 to share as a light starter. I had slow cooked short ribs and my son had picanha, cooked just right. The tropical vegetables on the side were a perfect accompaniment.
The place has a buzz but the tables are well-spaced and the decor is agreeable and informal.
A good experience but not cheap - about 160 usd for 2, with beer and cocktails but no wine and no dessert or coffee

Visited June 2013
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Thank John D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

24 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great restaurant near theater district”
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Food was excellent and creative. Service fell off when the restaurant got busy. Overall, would go back.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Eric C
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NYC
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Run from here”
Reviewed 23 February 2013

This place looked so great, but:

1) waaaay under-staffed and the waiter couldn't even open a bottle of wine (I had to do it for him, no kidding)
2) the place was so dark that we had to use our iPhones' light to read the menu
3) my main course, ordered rare, was cooked to a crisp. They re-did it but by then everything else was cold
4) the place was over-the-top noisy, made noisier by the two hostesses who did nothing at all
5) they had no idea what to do with an OpenTable check

What a disappointment. Flee!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Jordon50
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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240 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Nice little place on 9th”
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Everything we had here was very good. Hot when it should be hot. Well-prepared. Very good waitstaff and bartenders.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank YoPhilly
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1 review
“Very cool”
Reviewed 21 December 2012 via mobile

U must visit brasilina! Very good btazilian food, great staff!its not the obvious brazilian food and thats great, a diferent place that is perfect for a dinner or just a drink with friends!i

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Thank Bdemasi
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