Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse - Center City

4.3
697 reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
We are now happy to offer take out and delivery options to better serve our guests! Please visit our Instagram/Facebook or call restaurant at 2156088870 for more detailed information.

Located in Center City Philadelphia, Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse offers a truly authentic Brazilian steakhouse experience. Enjoy our gourmet hot and cold salad bar, full of traditional Brazilian dishes, while our gauchos expertly carve each cut of delicious meat for you table-side. In addition to the full rodizio experience, guests can also enjoy our gourmet salad bar only option.

For lighter fare, guests may join us in our bar/lounge area for a variety of delicious dishes from small plates to hearty entrees.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Fri 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:00PM

What 697 People Are Saying
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PAchick
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We were seated near the door and it was cold Everytime someone came it. Expected various side dishes. Not what I expected for the price. It was nice food,, but to pricy for the quality

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Horrible the some of the meats chewy , fatty overall I would not recommend this place

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NeilW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word: Fantastic!
I would highly recommend.
Over the top service!

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vipPapalecki
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picanha is a great Brazilian steakhouse. I liked that is feels family owned, with high quality for and cocktails. Other Brazilian steakhouses seem too corporate.
Definitely go hungry. Salad bar was excellent, meats were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and the service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The meat was too salty. Not much else I can say really.

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Jesse
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was incredible. Rodizio was non stop service like a freight train. Getting coffee and the check at the end was a bit difficult. Party of 10. Overall great experience.

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TedB
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved this restaurant, can't wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Not worth it. Low budget fogo

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great experience. The waiters were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious, all the meat was tender, and everything was well seasoned. Definitely recommend.

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DaveanG
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Decadent food and friendly staff. Had an awesome experience for my birthday lunch.

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JME7
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing food. The servers were quick in getting around to tables. The buffet options were great.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good, my only issue was there’s wasn’t a big variety of meats, maybe that was due to it being a Sunday night and the place was not busy at all. I did ask one of the servers if they had any of the bacon wrapped steak. He said he’d check and came back 10 minutes later with some. Our reservation was at 8pm, but we called around 530pm just to check if they had any cancellations and was told come in any time. That’s was a nice surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my son's birthday. Service is great.

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FavourU
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did have a wait although we made a reservation. However, the wait was worth it.

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Helena
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Take it from a Brazilian, this steak house is the place to go for churrasco. The meat was delicious - juicy, flavorful, tender. The staff was knowledgeable and would slice off the perfect temperature of meat. And in the sea of red meat, don't overlook their garlic chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food I would recommend this restaurant to other people and family and friends

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food, generally, was good. We were expecting more desserts in the buffet, but.....the delicious grilled pineapple, rubbed with cinnamon and sugar before grilling and serving, made up for that.

Also, I was treated to a very good 'Happy Birthday!' cheesecake treat before leaving!

Please be mindful that without a coupon, Picanha is a bit pricy.

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ChristinaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for my husband’s birthday and it was our first time here. Everything about it was amazing, the food, the service, we loved it.

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Kaykay
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was so bad. They will not go away. They asked me 5 times if I wanted a drink within the first 10 minutes then came back and asked again. It didn’t stop. I do not drink alcohol. Then someone came over and brought me wine I did not want. Truly annoying. Ruined the entire meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! My son is handicapped and the help to locate him in an accesible table was excellent. All employees were really professional and into all details of service. This was our second visit and the first time they had lasagna on the buffet area, this time they did not have it, when I said it was one of the best we have taste they did one just for us.

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MEATMAN
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Like other churrasscaria places, expected to feel quite heavy after the meal, but absolutely not the case. Felt wanting more. The picanha and grilled pineapples were outstanding.

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KarinaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a brazilian myself who likes to find different steakhouses to have dinner, this one was a surprise. I have never heard of this restaurant before, but the food was incredible! The meat was delicious, the sides were great, and the service was perfect!
Highly recommend this place for anyone who wants a restaurant for a casual date night, a business dinner, or a place to have fun with friends.

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vipJerseyGirl
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The salad bar has a lot of variety, but the quality is not even. The meats are good to excellent. We particularly liked the chicken, the pork tenderloin and the filet mignon. The staff was very attentive. However, it's a little pricey.

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TraceP
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Luncheon menu is very reasonable and food was excellently prepared. Always have a positive experiences at Picanha.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Nice atmosphere and setting.

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TomN
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every moment! Extremely professional, pleasant and attentive. It was a special occasion for my daughter and she couldn’t stop beaming. We all felt special. Thank you!

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OwenS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! It is always a great time there!!!

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TrevorT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were out of this world!! Truly amazing. Top five I have ever had. He made the experience more than 5 star.

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SamT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever! Because of the pandemic, I hadn't been to the Picanha for dinner in a long time. I will definitely go back soon.

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TravisS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely. My boyfriend’s steak came out too raw but they threw it back on and it was great.

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TrentP
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was wonderful! Our server, was attentive but not intrusive. All in all, we enjoyed our meal entirely!

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NoahR
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making the birthday celebration so special! Excellent customer service and delicious food and drinks.

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KaitlynC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pretty spot. The servers were all very attentive and knowledgeable. We had a lovely dinner celebration for our anniversary. It was my first time having churasco and it was a lot of fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Julio Cesar and crew were amazing! Julio has an amazing knowledge about wines, and he is very friendly! Can’t recommend him enough! His customer service was top notch!

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KelvinB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjpyed the place immensely. I enjoyed the energy and the atmosphere. The only thing I did not like, but amused by is how the servers were a little upset that I did not continously take as much meat as I could get off the sticks. I had people coming by with the same food 30 seconds apart and could not figure out that my plate was already over run with MEAT! But I used that to have fun!

I will RETURN! But only with meat eaters and loves!

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jennmoly
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food wasn’t good. The green salad was wilted. The rolls, the plantains were cold. There was no pineapple. They didn’t have fresh brewed ice tea (just cans of Brisk). My husband got violently ill about two ands half hours steer we ate there. I would not go back.

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NashiaB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and authentic Brazilian food! This is my second time here in two weeks

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was disgusting the restaurant old and he smelled mildewed. I will never eat here again like ever. No seasoning on food whatsoever ever..

FAQs

Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse - Center City offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 608-8870.

Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse - Center City is rated 4.3 stars by 697 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.