Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse - Center City

4.6
567 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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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 567 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff, good variety and unique experience with hot ready to serve food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Stupendous service. Nice and clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a friend’s birthday and from the door, we were immediately greeted and seated! Very attentive service and the salad bar and cuts of meat were excellent! We enjoyed the flan and chocolate truffles for dessert! I loved the casual atmosphere and would recommend Picanha to my family and friends!

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Justin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are great, the meat comes out at a good pace and not overwhelming. The service is very friendly.

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shanluvsfood
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Perfect place for a large group, there is something for everyone on the buffet & the selection of meats was amazing! Definitely going back when I am in Philly.

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vipCathyR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Very disappointed. Hot items on the buffet were cold- mashed potatoes, pasta, rice etc. The meat was not very tasty. People were nice but lacks in ambiance (felt like a cafeteria) and the food quality subpar.

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vipCactus
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal and great service!!!! Thank you!

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Tiff
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed this more than most other Brazilian restaurants I’ve tried! The meat kept on coming, there was no long lag in between and they didn’t try to serve you a ton of chicken and sausage in between steak and lamb to fill you up. There was a ton of food at the buffet to start which I didn’t have much of, because I wanted the good stuff! I’d go back for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Steak was salty and not tasty. Salad was bland.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Mostly cooked medium well.

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Andrew
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not a good value for a typical family. For instance let's say a father, mother, 14 yr old girl, 16 yr old boy and grandparents go here for dinner. The only person eating $46 of meat is most likely the father and maybe the 16 yr old boy. The rest of the party is barely breaking $30. Also the meat is good but not tender top quality, so you want to eat quantity.

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EddieF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food (meat skewers galore) and service - highly recommended!

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JanaL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. Brazilian food with good Brazilian spice.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We had a date night, when we got to the restaurant, we were seated right away. Everyone was friendly, they explained how the restaurant was- salad bar, then the steak/meat came around. We had to continually ask for the meat, some was really rare. The staff was super friendly and we enjoyed our visit. Just wasn’t expecting to grab our own plates each time we got more meat. Not to compare to other “Brazilian steak houses”, but that’s what we based our visit on, big difference.

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vipPpydissatisfied
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was expecting much more because of the name, I’m a fan of “churrascos” but this one was a little below my bar.
The people friendly but honestly I was expecting much more.

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vipJamieW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is very attentive and selection of meats is awesome!
I am so glad the salad bar area is open and sanitation options are provided for guests.

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JohnG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Nice place for date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and very tasty. My don julio margarita was good as well. Very clean overall experience.

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Anita
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone who works there is amazingly pleasant. Meats were very tasty

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for Mom's birthday party. Great service and very accommodating!!

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AprilF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall we had a good experience. I was a little off put as I asked about the wine bottles on the table and the woman taking our drink order had no idea the price/if it was on special and basically walked away from me.
The meats were great, the rotation of meats felt a little rushed but that was ok. We had a lot of men in our group and I know they would have liked a couple more slices but we sorta felt like they wanted us to be done.

The experience was good and we had a secluded table, but would probably try somewhere else next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it here, no matter what time of the day it is.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service I’ve ever had in my life.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went in on a Tuesday, the meat was either too well done or sometimes a little raw. You're paying what would be the equivalent of going to Fogo de chão and taking a risk of not getting that kind of quality of meat. You're better off just going to Fogo.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! Food was fresh! Salad bar Amazing! Meats were to die for! I love it here!! I travel 2 hrs just to come eat here! Love it

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vipDanielB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. The only complaint was that they didn't ask us how we wanted our meat, like at other Brazilian steakhouses. Other than that, it was awesome. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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RMH1
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great. Like the fact that they are not crowded

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JenJ
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time going to a place like this, they were so nice and friendly. The meat was all outstanding as well as the salad bar. We got there early and were the only customers, 10 out of 10 recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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vipPhillyOpenTabler
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt because restaurants are struggling with reopening and staffing, so 4 stars instead of 2 or 3.

I’ve been to various Brazilian steakhouses, but never experienced one that didn’t offer a variety of doneness with each meat. I don’t like well-done beef, but even when offered “medium”, there was no pink to the meat. Unfortunately, this can make even the best cuts into tough and tasteless bites.

Service was very good - pleasant and efficient. Selection of drinks was excellent. Just not the meat in the night we went.

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KendellH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Would definitely return!

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FeliciaE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, love the decor. Staff was great and food was wonderful. I will return.

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Joshua
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always eat here anytime we come to Philadelphia. The food is delicious and the staff are fantastic!!!!

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ClaudiaGuedes
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a good place! Really good food, amazing staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my boyfriends birthday and it was a nice restaurant choice. The ambiance and Service were excellent. Waiters were very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great

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Sara
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was acceptable but food was just medicore for most if mot all cuts.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Go hungry

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the Mac and cheese

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 4.6 stars by 567 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 reservations at the moment.