Circus - CLICK to see a larger, detail view of Circus
Circus - CLICK to see a larger, detail view of Circus

Circus
808 Lexington Ave.
(bet. 62nd & 63rd)

212-223-2965

www.circusrestaurant.net



Appetizers
Chorizo Lopes
Arugula, chorizo, tomato, marinated white beans mushrooms & roasted shallots vinaigrette

Tuna Cana de Acucar
Seared yellow fin tuna, marinated in sugar cane juice & soy sauce, served with salad greens & tomato

Mamao com Camarao
Papaya & tiger shrimp salad with fresh dill & yogurt dressing

Casquinha de Siri
Crab cake served with lentils, cucumber & guacamole sauce

Pastel de Frango
Empanada filled with chicken served with mustard & malagueta sauce

Bolo de Milho e Rabada
Corn polenta cakes baked with Machego cheese served with roasted oxtail sauce

Entrees
Muqueca de Camarao
Grilled shrimp served with tomato, sweet peppers cocnut milk sauce, rice & farofa

Salmao
Pan seared salmon steak with potato crust, cabbage, shitake mushroom in a "Dende" and shrimp sauce

Camarao na Moranga
Shrimp sauteed with shallots, fresh corn,
hearts of palm & peas served baked inside Acorn Squash

Peito de Frango Defumeiro
Roasted chicken, over eggplant, pearl onion,
spinach, roasted tomato ragout, potato puree & olive jerez & basil glaze

Picadinho
Diced beef sauteed with fresh tyme & wine,
traditionally served with rice, beans, banana milanese & poached egg

Brasil's National Dish
Black bean stew with lean cuts of pork, beef & sausage, served with collard greens, rice farofa & orange

CircusCuisine: Brazilian
Avg. Check: $30 - $35
Attire: Casual Neat

Brazilian fare has found a home on the Upper East Side. Circus restaurant, complete with its namesake theme, has been serving high quality food for the last 10 years. The artwork and paintings on the walls draw images from the carnival environment, and in turn create a celebratory atmosphere where patrons are able to free themselves from the burdens of their outer surroundings – with the option to sit by a wood-burning fireplace during the cooler winter months. Forbes magazine states, “Circus is a bistro serving innovative Brazilian cuisine in a cozy and lively ambiance. A must stop.”

In awarding a two star rating to the restaurant, the New York Times affirmed that dining at Circus is like “going out to eat the way Brazilians do at home and making a party out of it.”

The food at Circus is unique in that - with the exception of sister restaurant Zebu further uptown - it is unequaled in culinary superiority. The signature dish, Black Bean Stew with lean cuts of pork, beef, and sausage, is served with collard greens, rice farina and a hint of orange. Tuna Canal de Acuca - seared yellow fin tuna, marinated in sugar cane juice and soy sauce and served with salad greens and tomato – is a perfect appetizer for with which to start the evening. A list of mouth-watering traditional desserts can’t arrive to your table soon enough.

Take the advice of those who took part in this year’s Zagat Survey - “Go with friends for a 'happening' intro
to Brazil.”

PRIVATE PARTIES; PRIVATE ROOM; EXPRESS LUNCH MENU; PRE-THEATER MENU; ON & OFF PREMISE CATERING; OUTDOOR DINING

RESERVATIONS
Suggested

CREDIT CARDS
Amex, Visa, Mastercard, Diner's Club, Discover

HOURS
Lunch
Mon. - Sat. 12 - 5

Dinner
7 Days 5 - 11:30



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