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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com
  • Phone: (617) 585-6300
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, 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, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Copley Square
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston
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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Diner Reviews
  • "Interesting and different type of restaurant, so perfect for a special celebration. Mix of tourists and business people for mid-week dinner. Salad bar was very complete. Beef was great. Pork consistently over-cooked."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Second time here, a friend really insisted to try. I didn't like it the first time, as it was a far cry from other Fogo de Chao restaurants in Brazil or even in the south USA, e.g. Atlanta. Unfortunately, I was again disappointed. Meat selection is limited. Service is courteous but a bit overbearing... you can't spend more than 1 minute without some waiter asking you something, in addition to the meat servers. Ambiance is quiet, clean, and good, which is a plus, of course, but not quite what defines a good churrascaria vs. a bad one. Fogo in Boston seems "for tourists". And at $50+ for the buffet plus another $20-40 for drinks, ouch. There are better places around greater Boston. Or treat yourself to a trip to Brazil and try the real deal."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The restaurant was very accommodating, especially since we had a stroller in tow. The salad bar was definitely extensive and had some good options, although the service was a little slow at the table. And took a long time for the different meats to be brought around. Not even sure we were offered the full selection and when we asked for specific meats took a VERY long time for them to be brought around even though we could see them milling about the dining hall. Add to that it was a Monday night and barely a 1/4 full, would dread to spend that much money on a busy night given the slow service."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Last month I brought my son and his pals. Based on that experience, I brought a friend here to celebrate her birthday. She adheres to a gluten-free diet, but loves to eat, which is the reason I chose FdC. She loved that ~95% of the menu was GF. They brought her a GF menu listing and she enjoyed the cheesy bread, mashed spuds, and even the polenta. I was happy with my choice of FdC for her birthday."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This is a nice place for a once-in-a-while type thing or to say you've at least tried it once and can then check it off your list. Our party consisted of 3 adults and 2 kids (ages 5 & 15 months) and we were seated in the corner - maybe to be out of the way, who knows?! (overall the kids were very well behaved tho - thank you ipad) - but we had a window seat which was nice. Down side was our table got skipped quite often when servers were making their rounds even though we had people at tables on either side of us and our 'green side' was up. Probably won't be back but we can say we've tried it, been there done that!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food wasn't well seasoned at all. The people weren't friendly. We had to keep asking for a clean plate. In Atlanta they know how to do it. The garlic beef is my favorite and here it was awful!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great opportunity to try a lot of different meats. The food service was great, but the waitstaff was just mediocre. My only criticism about the salad bar is that there wasn't any fresh fruit, but they did offer a lot of veggies and cheese. Great place for a fun family dinner!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food and service always a 10 out of 10! So accomdating to me and my family."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The quality of the beef is poor. No matter how you cook it, if the beef is poor, there is not much you can do about it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "... and had salad bar only. Excellent. We absolutely did nut need unlimited meats also! The salad bar had many items including smoked salmon and delicious chicken salad."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Came in with the family and parent. The kids love the place as well as the adults. Food was good. It was better before. Service was great!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The place is just awesome and everyone is just so nice."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Always fun to go to Fogo, and the food was great as usual. Although the staff were extremely pleasant and doing their best , there were not as many wandering servers as experienced in the DC location I frequent. It seemed the variety of foods and frequency of visits did not pass our table."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been to a few of this chains locations and find them very consistent. The theatre nature of the meat service makes for a fun time with groups. It's perfect as a co-worker event, Father's Day gift, or celebratory business deal lunch/dinner. It's a meat lover's paradise and think about that before bringing people."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I've visited several Fogo de Chao locations throughout the US as well as multiple other Brazilian steak house. Fogo is by far my favorite. Go hungry because you will be sorely disappointed if you miss tasting any of their sumptuous offerings."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The meat was fatty and if you asked for well done you got medium, if you asked for rare you got medium. The salad bar was ok. Far too loud and service was pretty much non existent. Had to ask four times for chicken. I have been at the one in Scottsdale, Indianapolis and Boston in the past four months. They are off my list of places to go. Far too pricey for mediocre quality."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went to Fogo de Chao for our anniversary dinner because we had been to another Brazilian barbecue a few years ago and really enjoyed the experience. The food was good, but it was kind of loud. The noise might not be such a problem if you get a table that isn't right up next to the buffet. They had a very large selection of wines and we enjoyed the Alamos Malbec from Argentina. One other complaint is that the gauchos always seemed to be bringing the same cuts of meat. I would have like to have tried the pork loin but they never brought it, even after I said I was looking for it. I recommend skipping the pineapple infused rum. It isn't really that good, you get only about a shot and it costs $11. Otherwise it was a good experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Perfect taste and cuts. I love this place. It is authentic brazilian food"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was fine for a one time visit. I can't imagine going back again and again. Food was okay - some of the pork was dry - not all the steak was wonderful. The rib eye and tenderloin were the best of the offerings. Superb salad bar - but don't fill up there."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We really enjoyed this-- I am not so much a meat eater so I only had the salad bar but my husband and son really enjoyed the different types of meats and the whole experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "At least once a month we drive an hour to dine at Fogo de Chao; and several more times a month my husband takes people to lunch there. The staff are terrific and work together as team. They are attentive, but don't hover. The food is delicious. Each time we visit we try something new at the salad bar, which does change seasonally. The staff quickly learn how you like your meat cooked, and return to your table throughout the evening offering you cuts done to your liking. This past Father's Day we also enjoyed desert. I like to try things I don't normally get elsewhere and it's perfect every time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Despite going on a Saturday night, service was excellent and food did not disappoint. Wine, salad bar and meats all were flavorful and tasty...would definitely return"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Fogo de Chao offers the highest quality buffet around. Every offering is fresh and the quality of product is excellent. Service is extremely attentive. The meats are excellent (though sometimes a bit salty), but the ability to offer you any degree of meat rarity for all the variety of meats offered is wonderful."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great way to set the table for a night out on the town. Great food, good service, nice selection of alcohol, and a real feeling of intimacy and energy permeates the environment."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "It is fun tasting the wide variety of meats that are served and the very large salad bar. But, the meats are not in the same class as most of the steak houses in town"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I've been to many Fogo de Chao restaurants elsewhere and I am the one in Boston is by far the worst. There is no consistency in the cuts and variety of meats they present. Asked for 2 particular cuts of meat- server said that they did not have them that night. Certain cuts we were never offered and literally had to physically stop the waiters. Waitress was no where to be found - basically saw her at the beginning and at the end. The salad bar was empty most of the time - granted it was a busy Saturday evening, but you would think it would deb better stocked. We showed up on time for our reservations and were seated 25 minutes later with no explanation. Too bad, especially since I thought that their headquarters were now based in Boston."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food was very delicious and truly made me happy to know it provides true Brazilian styled-taste and perfect service. I did feel a little overwhelmed that the meat sometimes came simultaneously but overall good experience. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food is awesome and everyone is just so nice. We have been there many time and everything has always been awesome "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and it was great! We've been to the one in Philadelphia and loved it and the experience here was very similar. All of the meat was perfection and our server was attentive without hovering. We will definitely go back! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The selection of meats were fantastic. The gauchos were very attentive, unlike many other Brazilian steakhouses. The wine list was interesting and the salad bar was vast. Couldn't have asked for a better dinner."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Have been to all of the Fogo locations nationwide, each one is extremely consistent. The decor, the quality of the meat, the spices, just outstanding. I take many people here for their first time to see their reaction, and it always stuns them!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "It all starts with an amazing salad buffet that includes among other things smoked salmon and prosciuto crudo. You can also help yourself to a very well seasoned "rice and beans" Brazilian style. And then there is the meat, a lot of meat, as much as you can eat, several different types."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Food was good - delicious, well cooked meats always available whenever you want. Good variety of cuts (prime rib, filet, lamb, chicken, beef, etc). Deal is that you get all you can eat meat, salad bar, and a couple of side dishes for $55/person. Drinks are separate (the cachacas were very good). Good experience on the whole - waitstaff friendly, service good. Question is just on value - for a buffet/all you can eat experience, not sure $55 is the right price point. Felt like a $30-$35/person value. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Hands down, this is one of the best Brazilian places in Boston (at least of those I know). The food and service are absolutely great. Of course, this comes with a price..."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Food was great and the service was prompt... can't ask for anything else!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The staff was very attentive to our Table . Food was excellent and they Did something special for my 2 Sons, 1 graduation, 1 birthday . Also, Thank you to the valet guys for going Back and getting my daughters phone ! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Disappointed - we reserved over a month ago for a graduation celebration for 7 people. We were on time for our reservation however they made us wait almost 15 min for our table. When we sat down we were right next to the kitchen & the lights & traffic to/from the kitchen were annoying. There were plenty of open tables but we were told they were reserved. So was ours?"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was great. Service was great too! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "If you love really great beef, pork, lamb and even chicken, this is the spot for you. Everything is done perfectly and you get to taste everything and, to boot, cooked as you like it! Wait staff is friendly and brings your favorites to your table. Mention you want something and they send it to your table. I mentioned that I wanted to taste the beef ribs and there they were not 5 minutes later. The salad bar is outstanding and the warm cheese bread (lighter than air) should not be ignored! Loved the inventive cocktails, too. The waiter overheard it was my birthday and he had the flan we ordered sporting a candle & a "happy birthday"."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "When I joined my friend at the bar, bartender did not even noticed it(we were the only people at the bar!)Few more people arived it was no reaction from him,we have to flag him to get a drink. Host stand never smiles, when our table was ready they told 2 people and forget about other 7. Then host told us that party was seated in a dining room, we asked where, non of 2 hostess showed us or tell where, just somewhere in dining room. If I spend almost 100$ per person, I expect some service.Place open 5 tp 10pm, only for 5 hours.All servers and meet guys desepered after 9pm.We wanted to get more drinks and desert but couldn't fond anyone to orded.We decided to go somewhere else. Music was off at 9.30pm, to let us know to get out soon?"
    Dined on 5/13/2014