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
177 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)good for groups (102)fit for foodies (75)notable wine list (44)romantic (39)great for lunch (35)hot spot (28)kid-friendly (18)neighborhood gem (14)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (8)late-night find (5)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
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    • 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
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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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  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • 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
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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
  • 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
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Absolutely delicious! Make sure you are hungry when you arrive. There is so much food to try! Love the idea of being able to try a little bit of everything. Although very expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Matt
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    As always unbelievable service! Fresh salad bar and tender seasoned cuts of meats!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lamb!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Highlight for me was the superbly cooked lamb, which is hard to find. Atmosphere was great, although a little loud (I dislike having to raise my voice to have a conversation) and service was attentive. I definitely recommend this unique dining experience to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continued greatness
    Ahab
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It is rare to find a place where the service and food is outstanding. We have been there numerous time and each time it is just wonderful. Lamb t-bones for the first time, and they were fabulous!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for special occasions; pricey
    Medray
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Worth a visit for those who have not visited churrascarias in Brazil. Expensive. For those who may have someone in their party abstaining from meat: My wife opts for a no-meat dinner at Fogo de Chao, but we were never asked what we were eating, so she simply ate from the salad bar and side dishes but had no meat (keeping the colored indicator on red = "nao obrigada") throughout. When the bill came (indicating all at full fare) it was not easy to have the bill adjusted (nor was it pleasant - we were questioned intensely and corrected firmly). Apparently, they expect the customer to make a point of this so that the red/green symbol can be removed at the start of the meal. I think the wait staff should be more consistent in this.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for meat lovers
    Goodbar200
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Me and my friends really enjoyed it. Great food, great service. It's a little bit noisy but there is nothing they can do about that. Will go there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best to sit by the kitchen
    JS60
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Food was generally good. Some of the steaks were less than tender. The least desirable part is actually getting the meats/poultry at your table. We sat at a less than desirable table. We could literally grab napkins and silverware without getting up. If the napkins etc. were edible we would have been in great shape. Since they come around with the meats, we were the last to receive any and had to wait with nothing to eat in the meantime. I think our table was the last in line for meat. I would definitely suggest you sit near the kitchen! Other than that the service was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Very expensive. This is for people who want to overeat and thereby get their money's worth.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After all the traffic
    Jcmo
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We had a pleasant meal - everyone was so attentive. You just have to feel special. The salad bar alone is worth the trip - the meat is just a bonus
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foods great but thats about it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The meat selection here is great. Steak eaters will be very happy. With the amount of money your spending per person one should get the whole package: great food, sufficient service, some type of atmosphere. Once our group was seated, we literally felt like we were in an office cafeteria, on ambiance there is none. We asked to be moved to what appeared to be a more "intimate" part of the restaurant which helped, a little. The waiters come by so quickly, you do feel rushed in and out of there. After viewing the wine list, I asked the waiter for a taste of the glass of wine i was considering - he looked at me as if I was from mars...as in "you want what...!!". You do feel rushed in and out of there. I would not return.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Aspags
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    All the meat was amazing!! The flavor was delicious and I was stuffed! Definitely go here! It's pricey but worth every single penny. I'd come back next time I'm in town for sure!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place on occasion
    nwrust17
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I preface this by admitting I am not filthy rich, because you'd have to be to frequent this venue. But it's great for an occasional date night, as the food is excellent. It was a little noisier than I would like, but it didn't distract from a very nice evening with my gf. I definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.