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Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse - Center City, Philadelphia, PA

Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse - Center City

4.5
4.5
877 reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Located in Center City Philadelphia, Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse offers a truly authentic Brazilian steakhouse experience. Enjoy our Market Table, 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.

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2 people

19:30


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 608-8870

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next event at Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse and let us take care of the rest! Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse offers both private and semi-private dining spaces perfectly suited for special occasions or business gatherings. Our private dining room can accommodate up to 25 guests. Special lunch/dinner packages are available for groups of 15 or more. Call us today to book your reservation!

What 877 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. DB

    DanielB

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome! The food was amazing. The service was superb. Everyone was friendly and warm, as well as attentive. The food selection and quality was fantastic. Don't hesitate giving this place a try, you won't be disappointed.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so kind and they did a great job with the service.
  3. V

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent dining experience, highly recommend!!
  4. NF

    NicoleF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were great! Anthony was a huge help in pointing out what foods to not miss out on. Will definitely be coming back!
  5. CW

    CamiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The overall experience was great, the I my compliment I have is some of the meats were a little under seasoned for my personal taste but that could just be a preference thing. Other than that it was great and the staff was absolutely amazing. Will for sure be going back.
  6. DJ

    DeeJay

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was fantastic. Staff was very kind and friendly. Love the assortment of food for Restaurant Week.
  7. ND

    NDG0

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Nothing wrong with it but definitely doesn't compare to other rodizio restaurants.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great - we went for restraunt week so you could get endless meat! I made a reservation thru open table and when we showed up they said they didn’t have our reservation. Luckily, it wasn’t crowded so they seated us
  9. AL

    AndreaL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was well maintained and staff was very helpful polite and courteous. Plenty meat and delicious sides!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Great hot/cold salad bar. Nice variety of meats. Extremely slow bar service though. We ordered drinks when we arrived and didn’t get them until it was almost time to leave!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    So my boyfriend and I decided to come back (yes, BACK) here since we saw they are participating for restaurant week. In my opinion it’s a steal $40 for all you can eat meats.. heck yeah! Although, it was a slight selection all of the meat were fantastic! However, the star of the night wasn’t the meats… it was the salad/hot bar! My boyfriend and I thought the salad/hot bar was the best part. There were so many dishes to choose from and they were all outstanding! I had a drink as well, the nova, a restaurant week special, and it was pretty good. It was a tad bit strong but once it was watered down a little, it was a lot more better. For dessert, it was the tres leches cake… OMG. GET THE TRES LECHES CAKE. It was so goooood and very sweet (not in a bad way… although if you don’t like sweets maybe let this one slide) I wish they served us a bigger portion! Overall it was a great experience. The only downside was the service was kind of lacking. I’m not sure if it was because of restaurant week or what. I would definitely come back, once again!
  12. MW

    MarilynW

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The salad bar and the hot foods let something to be desired. Mediocre at best. Meat service was overwhelming at 1st and then most servers seemed to disappear. Had to ask for service. Not impressed with quality.
  13. LC

    LaurenC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience, the food was exceptional, they have varying temperatures for the stakes to fit everyone’s preference. Everything will season beautifully, staff is great. They walked around the entire time, offering a huge selection of meats. The thrust leches cake was to die for! Highly recommend this for a quality dining experience.
  14. n

    nicole

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I wouldn't say it was great. The salad bar wasn't great. There are things they could do as far as service to have it ran better. I would say overall it was just ok.
  15. d

    daisy0923

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great place to eat. Food is great. A little loud but overall great
  16. TT

    TTWilson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    family owned, amazing cold and hot bar, very nice waiters even though most of them didn’t speak english it wasn’t really necessary because you just have to say yes or no when they bring around the meat skewers! It was a nice experience, great food and drinks! 10/10
  17. YH

    YucongH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant and nice food. Love the steak and the dessert.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was delicious 😋
  19. MY

    MichaelY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food is very GOOD and ambience very NICE! ONLY complaint is that unlike MOST other Brazilian Steakhouses where they give you Green ( GO/MORE ) and Red ( STOP/ NO ) cards to indicate whether you want MORE meat they do NOT! So the servers ask you EVERY FEW MIN if you want MORE MEAT! ANNOYING!
  20. M

    Miamia

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing time. I dined here during the restaurant week special and it was truly worth it. Great food and service was kind and excellent. I highly recommend.
  21. WS

    WesS

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and the atmosphere was great. Excellent customer service and food was very delicious. 10/10. Will definitely be returning!
  22. JM

    JerryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had a great time at pichana. The vibe was great and the food was delicious. A must visit for restaurant week
  23. H

    Hangry

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Had a reservation for restaurant week nearly a month early for a lunch reservation on a Saturday. We were told they "aren't doing the lunch option".. aka it's dead and they want bigger tips for what is still a cut down menu with limited variety. Even after we sat to debate if the menu was worth it the price for lunch vs other places we could have gone; no one came by in an empty restaurant for 10mins! They never called me about my lunch reservation, to tell me ahead of time about a menu and price change to give me a heads up and instead chose to waste my time traveling into the city, etc. FYI - Upon showing up they still have the same "lunch and dinner" flier at the front (with prices as they were supposed to be), I have a picture and it should be attached here..? Would not recommend this to anyone - go to Chima or something else for Brazilian BBQ, at least you'll get variety instead of chicken cooked 3 ways.
  24. B

    Brown

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I was so excited to visit Picanha during restaurant week, however, I was running late. Aware that I may have to reschedule for another night, I called the restaurant to let them know that I would be 20 minutes late. The person who answered explained the 15 minute grace period and stated that since there were only 2 in my party, my reservation could be pushed to the next available time. I arrived at the overcrowded, aesthetically unappealing, restaurant at the new time, but there was a line of people checking in and one host. As the host assisted and sat the guests before, about 5-10 minutes passed. I finally get to the top of the line only for the rude hostess to state that she could not find my name and that I was late anyway. I explained what was told to me on the phone, but she was rude and unwilling to listen. I told her that had I known I would not be able to be seated at the new time, I would have understandably found another place to dine. After arguing back and forth with me, I was then told that I she can put my name on the waitlist but it would be 20 minutes. When I agreed to wait she said, “but I can’t guarantee we can see you.” I felt like my service wasn’t wanted and the customer service I received on the phone was totally different from my in-person experience. I guess I sounded of a different race, because the treatment I experience compared to others around me at the time was disheartening. Next time I will know to read reviews before attending a restaurant. I am clearly not the only one who had an awful experience.
  25. DL

    DawnL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time here food was pretty good staff was excellent no complaints and also reasonable
  26. c

    carltonw

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Some of the meats was tuff. The service was great but some dishes at the bar was cold.
  27. TY

    TeeY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I didn't know what to expect but the reviews were pretty positive. Everything was delicious! The staff was attentive and nice. What was offered since it was Restaurant Week was very filling and affordable
  28. M

    Maddy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!!! I came here for restaurant week and had a great time
  29. T

    Tchamber79

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Probably the third best Brazilian steak house in the city. I was expecting it to be a little cheaper because of this but it wasn’t.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for anniversary dinner on a Thursday night. The steak was amazing and cooked to perfection. The staff was very present, nice and welcoming. One of the best Brazilian steakhouses in the city.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitstaff and management were attentive and provide superb service.
  32. U

    Umiofmy4

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    They medium rare was tough but overall the food was good
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good. Service was great :)
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a wonderful time, people was nice
  35. T

    Tee86

    Philadelphia

    156 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The set up of this Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant is very good. Seating in the front and in the rear of the restaurant is where the buffet is located. Its filled with fruits, vegetables, rice, mashed potatoes, and some meat dishes. Great variety for all culinary tastes. My vegan partner absolutely loved the buffet because it had great variety and great taste. The service was also very good to outstanding. However, one disappointment for meat eaters is that the meats that they bring to your table were all too well done. Even the shrimp that they bring to the table was vastly overcooked as well. The only meat that was perfectly cooked was the bacon wrapped chicken. This meat was juicy, tender and tasty. Other than that the staff did a great job of helping my partner celebrate her birthday and the complimentary birthday cheesecake was a classy touch. If this restaurant fixes the over cooked/well done meat issue this is a place that I would happily return to.
  36. WT

    WesTD

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overal really lovely. Food was very tasty. Service was what you’d expect.
  37. BB

    BusyBee

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was family owned and it showed. Everyone took great pride in the authenticity of the food and the service was wonderful.
  38. D

    Duck4u11

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coming to Picanha is was a very nice treat for my wife and I on our anniversary. All the staff are very polite. We learned that the chefs in the kitchen are Brazilian and that the recipes and the way the meats are cooked are authentic. Everything was soooo good, we really overstuffed ourselves. We were also pleasantly surprised with a slice of a mousse cake for our anniversary by the staff. Wow! They are so sweet and I can't recommend them enough, it was a great dining experience.
  39. TG

    ToddG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food. I’ll be going back for sure. Also surprised the wife and I with a slice of cake for our anniversary
  40. r

    rpell

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding and amazing The caipirinha was better than in Brazil 👍🏻 The meet was not super tasty and looked old There was no classic on table options but the waiters were amazing to accommodate the best he could I think the meet in the other picanha is better

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

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

Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse - Center City is rated 4.5 stars by 877 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:30


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse - Center City

1111 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Additional information

  • Area

    Center City

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (215) 608-8870

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next event at Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse and let us take care of the rest! Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse offers both private and semi-private dining spaces perfectly suited for special occasions or business gatherings. Our private dining room can accommodate up to 25 guests. Special lunch/dinner packages are available for groups of 15 or more. Call us today to book your reservation!

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