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360 Park Ave. S. (E. 26th St.) Send to Phone
Roving knife-wielding waiters, chunks of meat in hand, mean one thing: satisfied taste buds and a very full stomach.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Rio's Churrascaria Restaurant Review

: Never arrive at a Brazilian steakhouse with anything but an empty stomach. This 10,000-square-foot high-ceilinged Gramercy Park eatery is home to a dozen knife-wielding waiters who wander the room as part of a perpetual meat procession, dropping nearly the entire cow onto the plates of the willing. Juicy top sirloin, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, flank, skirt, beef rib and prime rib (as well as pork ribs, pork loin, salmon, lamb chops, beer-marinated chicken breast, and various sausages). If that’s not enough, there’s a “salad bar” crammed with pasta dishes, marinated seafood, sushi and veggies. For an all-you-can-eat joint---$50 for an all-access pass---the meat is high quality. The problem is that the endless carnivorous cycle is prone to a kind of taste bud delirium with diners forgetting if they preferred the sirloin or the skirt, the lamb or the pork loin.
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