Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Baltimore
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Baltimore

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Baltimore

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com/
  • Phone: 4105289292
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, South American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market Pl.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered during dinner hours, and additional garage parking is located directly behind Fogo de Chão.
A word from Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Baltimore
Fogo de Chão® (fo-go dèe shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, Fogo® began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 16 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service. We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list.
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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
184 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (135)good for groups (112)fit for foodies (76)notable wine list (48)great for lunch (36)romantic (35)hot spot (31)kid-friendly (20)neighborhood gem (15)vibrant bar scene (14)great for brunch (11)late-night find (5)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Like a Vegas Buffet
    Phillymedstudent
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    What a mess. They lost our opentable reservation, the service is awful and the atmosphere is similar to a Vegas buffet except much rowdier.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great experience
    Brian
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was amazing as always. Service outstanding will defentily be returning
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    Mikesgbear1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went there on a Friday night and there was a good crowd and the staff was very friendly. The waiters bring the food to you and we never had to wait the meat was fast and plentiful and they accommodated our every need. I am not a big meat eater so i ordered the seafood shrimp but all my friends loved the meat
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent Food Service and Quality
    Albo2k
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Recently went to Fogo de Chao and had a great meal. We love how quickly the meat is available when you flip the chip over to green. The chefs appear and offer you meat in about thirty seconds when you flip to green. All of the food was excellent. Only place where they could of improved is when I mentioned how hard the walk from the Hippodrome was for my wife. She usually does not wear heels and walked from the theater to Fogo and back which is about eight blocks. She ended up with a blister on one foot. I was hoping they ask If I would like for them to call a cab for us to get back. The night would of been better If I would of known where to get a cab (I am sorta clueless about Baltimore).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fogo is just a great time
    Tazbad
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    If you don't love consuming the flesh of those lower on the food chain, then why are you reading this? If you do love it, then this place is for you! Pace yourself! Take small portions so you can taste all of the seared greatness of each cut, finding the ones you like the most and consuming until you need a wheelchair to get back to your car. But seriously, the flavors are incredible, the service is exceptional, and the selection is superb. Go, at least once. Go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great foods.
    donna
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Foods were great and had a great time with friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice!
    Mikey
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Get your empty tummies ready! Great service, great food, great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delivered a decent decadent meal
    bbtsunami
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Have been to Fogo de Chao several times. This time a group of 6 of us went and gorged on the meats. The salad bar is superb. The little rolls are a good foil to all the meat making the rounds. The meats were hit and miss on level of flavor and whether they actually had any that were done as requests (e.g. medium rare). Always have the option of waiting for the next one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal at Fogo De Chao, particularly the guys in our party! Both the salad bar and the meats were delicious with a wonderful variety. We would definitely recommend this restaurant as a great food experience. However it was very crowded, with lots of tourists and children and at times was so loud, it was difficult to hear conversations. There was a very large (and loud) party close to us celebrating a birthday, but thankfully they left soon after we arrived. And there was the crying baby, whose parents were so intent on eating that they let him cry on and on. So I would be careful about going back to Fogo on the weekend, but would definitely return during the week, when, hopefully, it would be a bit quieter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Go-to special occasion spot
    BirthdayDiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    One of our favorites. The food is great and the salad bar is awesome. Just be prepared to eat a lot of meat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best Brazilian steakhouse
    MeffK
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've gone to Fogo many times, and it has never disappointed. The service is great, the food and drink second to none. This is the first time I didn't go the the salad bar first, and I don't regret it. Though the salad bar is outstanding, even a tiny bit cuts into the amount of meat I can consume, and that is what Fogo de Chao is all about -- meat, and lots if it. As for the service, there was only one minor slip up when the waiter brought flan instead of Creme brûlée. The mistake was instantly rectified, and although it made no difference to me, the manager gave me $30 in gift cards! He wouldn't take no for an answer. That kind of treatment in a place that isn't hurting for clientele is why they aren't hurting for clientele.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Middies
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Took 3 USNA Firsties to early dinner after Ohio State game, and although Navy lost (gave Buckeyes a great game), they hadn't lost their appetites. After all the red meat, they still had room for dessert! Recommend FOGO for series meat eaters.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Completely underwhelmed
    MMGW
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    If you want to spend a lot of money for an unlimited amount of bland food, go to Fogo de Chao. My husband and I could not understand why so many people rave about this place. The cuts of the meat were good, but they had no flavor. The only two meats that we thought were worth it were the parmesan-crusted pork and the sausage. The vegetables and sides are not even worth getting up to get. The mashed potatoes that they bring to your table literally have the same taste and texture as tv dinner mashed potatoes. Aside from that, the meat servers were constantly running into my chair. The decor is terrible, and the waitstaff is not much better than fast food employees. The one positive thing is that my husband and I enjoyed the drink selection.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Mel2020
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service was great and the food.....GOD!....SO GOOD
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't Go Wrong!
    Foodie4Life
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have visited this restaurant many times and they have never disappointed me. The service is top notch and professional, the food is supurb and it is a great place to celebrate an anniversary or birthday. Very much worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kinda the perfect restaurant
    Kerrbear
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Thank god I can't afford to eat at Fogo often or I'd be the size of a Buick. The salad bar alone is a gourmet experience, with a whole parmesan cheese to nibble from, asparagus spears... Then they give you all the delicious meat you can handle. Even the rolls on the table are the best I've ever had. My friend used to live in Costa Rica and said the plantains were just like the ones she ate there. Worth the money for a fancy night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Totally enjoyed will be back soon.
    Timetodine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food and service. Had a wonderful time was there a lot longer than expected. Was having so much fun didn't realize how much time had passed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner
    Lovegoodfood5
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We love this restaurant and have fun bringing our kids and friends here to celebrate every special occasion
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come Hungry!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Service was outstanding, food was superb.. Meat, meat, and more meat! You name it, they have it. Salad bar is outstanding and top shelf as well. Dont eat all day before you come!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This Place is Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I cannot describe the experience. Everyone has to see it for themselves. This is my second visit to Fogo de Chao, and I was just as satisfied (even more so) than before. The salad bar is delicious! I love the variety. And, of course, the table-side meat carving is perfect. I always have to watch myself b/c I want to try everything, and that can be dangerous. I will say that I don't remember the spareribs when I visited before. That was the best addition! I had to keep from licking my fingers! Oh, and another nice addition was the roving bartender. I was really impressed! Your drink varieties come to you!!! Well done to all for another successful and tasty experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal--horrible service
    James
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It's never good when you overhear waitrons making fun of patrons who "can't afford the regular menu" during restaurant week. It's a shame, because the rest of the experience was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    ostrdm
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The staff is amazing, far better than any place I have been to. Jair the general manager is very impressive and works hard along side his wait staff. The staff is very friendly, attentive and fast. I would highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fuel for an entire day
    scuffleVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We go here once a year, usually restaurant week when it's a bit more affordable. The salad bar is really lovely, but the focus is the grilled meats. We prefer the beef and lamb as we don't find the chicken and sausage to be anything unique and the pork tenderloin is overdone for my taste (I like a bit of pink in the middle and this is well done). The endless flow of food will stuff you like it's Thanksgiving twice over. Once we've eaten here, we don't need to eat for an entire day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Have been here before lots of times. Amazing place. Great food and service. However hosts are really rude and ignorant. They are face of the restaurant. They are first and last people customers see so they should be super friendly, pleasant and polite, not the opposite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip Fogo De Choa
    DL350
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    If you are a smorgasbord type eater, this is a perfect place for you. If you are looking for great food, service and ambiance. this is not the place. All the meats tend to taste very similar. The sides were freezer food, it seems you just heat up and serve. Salad bar was average also. If you are looking for good food and not interested in meat after meat after meet, skip Fogo de Chao
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth it!
    Datenightfoodie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Primary server barely smiled, dismissive and walked away from the table while we were giving him our drink order. The food was fair, nothing exceptional. There are several great steak houses in Baltimore and the surrounding area with better cuts. The open seating with few barriers lends to a very loud atmosphere, not a great place for conversation or a date.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    RioDegenuine
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This is my new favorite eatery. Salad bar to die for and meats served every grilled way possible as well as top notch service. And, this will remain in my monthly budget allowance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat lovers haven
    Annie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Carnivores this is the place for you! If you like meat, then eat till your hearts content. Herbivorous this isn't for you. The salad bar is awesome, but the cost for just the salad bar is expensive. We went to celebrate my husbands birthday. My daughter and I are vegetarians and both my son and husband are meat eaters. Although they enjoyed the food, they did not enjoy the service. We sat in the back corner and was overlooked quite frequently. They provide these cardboard round disk that are green on one side and red on the other side. The only problem is the disk are flat, and hard to see. If you want more food, the green side is up. If the server doesn't see the disk then you are passed over. A different method would work better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good overall dining experience
    Cynthia
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Was unaware of the limited restaurant week menu however the food was good. Very crowded so it was difficult to get individual attention but overall a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Dining Experience
    Kautiontape
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Come hungry, because there are a huge number of delicious meats that you'll want to try. The service is incredible, and you'll hardly find time where you are sitting without food on your plate. The second you are seated, you're ready to fill a plate with selections from their salad bar. There are quite a lot of selections, even outside of the traditional greens and meat. There are even some more "exotic" sides they deliver which you don't tend to find elsewhere. The meats are well prepared, and the system for delivering more food means you won't be interrupted during conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MEAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I am told that there was a substantial salad bar; however, I did not waste my time because there is all the meat that you care to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Service and food were both fantastic throughout the meal, however it took 20 minutes to get the check and 20 more minutes for the check to be processed, which left a sour taste in our mouths. Manager cut the drink bill in half which more than made up for the inconvenience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A carnivors dream
    Mimi
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Although there is no way that the average person could eat enough food to make this restaurant worth the expense, the quality of the food is excellent & the service attentive to every need. Considering that we had 3 children (who because of their age ate free) there was value in this restaurant. The salad bar was wonderful & we were prewarned not to fill up on it. That was an excellent recommendation since the continuous parade of meat that came to our table was overwhelming. The garlic steak & filet were incredible but I would pass on the ribs next time. My one complaint would be that I felt that with so many people at our table in various stages of red/green, there was little time in between being offered food to relax and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Can't ask for more than this. All the food you want, great wine, delicious desserts. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meat eaters extravaganza
    erickezman
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I have had better Brazilian steak house before. This place is no Braza( another kind of Brazilian steak house) but well worth a visit. The salad/app bar was adequate I have seen better but I was there for MEAT! All the meat was good beware if you are not the medium to well done person because most everything is MR. The leg lamb was OK I wish the lamb chop was more on the MR side but it was tasty. The chicken, pork was ok, the pork with crusted parm was good and full of flavor. The service was very good and the meat kept coming we were skipped a little because our seat was in the corner but I would tell them what I wanted back and someone would show up with it in a min or so. At least do it once in your life if you just want to feast!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Tillmoore2014VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The service and the food are both outstanding! The selection of meats were just fabulous! Fresh and hot!!! And the salad bar was extremely fresh delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Few Outstanding Venues
    teddybeartwoVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I know of no other restaraunt where food, service and ambiance all rate outstanding.No other restaurant offers what they offer. Price is also reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Experience
    AnnapolisFoodie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The meat was prepared wonderfully as always. I love the variety of meats -- beef rib, bottom sirloin, tenderloin, chicken breasts wrapped in bacon, top sirloin, ribeye, baby lambchops, and more. The side dishes were excellent. I love the popovers and polenta especially. The service was impeccable. The waiters are always replenishing the side dishes, refilling the water glasses, bringing new fresh meat choices, and replenishing cocktails. One never needs to flag the waiters (gauchos) down to get a refill. This restaurant provides the best steakhouse experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Suprise birthday dinner
    Dash4dinner
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    My family suprised me with my birthday dinner in Baltimore location in July4 th, the food was delicious and plentiful! My kids enjoyed the whole experience and although a little expensive it was worthy for a special day.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salad meats mouth!
    DazzledDiner
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Fogo de Choao is always great but the one in Baltimore seems to be a little cut above the others. The salad bar is very fresh; don't miss the salmon if they can keep it on the bar long enough, it goes quickly. The meat selection is not only variety but very delicious. I would recommend this as the place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate