I've asked many Brazilians what the best Brazilian restaurant in NYC is. And the spot that comes up most often is Casa, in the West Village. I stopped in last month to check it out, and had a terrific meal.
It's a charming little space, on the beautiful and quaint Bedford St., perfect for a date, or date with yourself, like I usually do.
Brazilian pork sausage ($9.95) with sauteed onions is juicy, flavorful, and delicious.
That staple Brazilian dish Feijoada ($24.95) is done to perfection here. It is the Brazilian national dish of course. A black bean stew with a variety of prime meats, served with white rice, fresh oranges, collard greens, farofa, and vinaigrette sauce. Truly great.