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

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston

  • 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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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
200 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (128)special occasion (115)fit for foodies (83)hot spot (40)notable wine list (28)great for lunch (25)neighborhood gem (22)kid-friendly (22)romantic (21)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I was recently in town with my fiancé and this place was recommended. I could not have been more satisfied. Great food, great service, at a great price. Did I love everything? No... But I loved most of it and it kept coming and coming and coming! My only negative comment was that I left there hating myself for eating entirely too much =)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just so-so
    techgirlVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I have been to this restaurant a number of times in the past, and I must say that this visit was disappointing. The good: The salad bar is very large with a good selection of items and is very fresh. The bad: The meat (which is the main event) was not what one would expect for over $50pp. The servers kept coming around with top sirloin, bottom sirloin, and chicken legs. We had to ask for the filet and lamb. The sirloin was tough and under seasoned. I'm not a fan of the chicken legs and sausage. The restaurant was extremely busy and very loud. The check was nearly $300 for 4 people. For that price, I'd rather dine at a real steakhouse. The service is good, and it's definitely family friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Arrive hungry!
    GusNewYork
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Fogo de Chão (Floor Fire in Portuguese, a reference to barbecue pits) is part of an international chain of "churrascarias " that do a very efficient job at ttaking care of even the most gargantuan of hungers. While the meat cuts that get passed around are of uneven quality and a somewhat restricted variety, if you pick cleverly and supplement with the very fresh salad bar, you can eat very well and have a swell time. Nice clean set up, very friendly and dedicated service. Good caipirinhas!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but value is missing
    mind2brain
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I enjoy the food at Fogo, but unless you haven't eaten in days the value is largely lost. Two of us for dinner, plus one glass of wine, came out to $150. For that same price a dinner party of 8 could have NY Strip.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another positive experience.
    BigRedGoldenBearVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Excellent lunch. Service was super fantastic. Food delicious as usual. I was stuffed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    MEG1VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I do not recommend at all....I have been to many Brazilian steakhouses and this was so far below the rest that I will never go back. Food slow. Service slow. Buffet was depleted and not refilled. Buffet had less that other such steakhouses. I complained to no avail. Overall I was surprised that in such a prime location..they were unresponsiveness. I guess they get so many tourists/meeting attendees that they figure they do not need to do better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful night!!
    Sandra
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a large group and choose Fogo for the dining experience. Food was wonderful and we had so much fun!!!! Great place to enjoy outstanding food and have some fun!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For meat lovers
    PAGS57VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was very good but we overdosed on meat. A once a year place but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive, but worth it!
    daisy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had fantastic service-wish I could recall the server's name....cuts of meat were generally good, the filet mignon was by far the best. The smoked salmon at the salad bar was delicious too but if you don't love beef, I'd choose another restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy dining here
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My husband and I find ourselves here every few weeks. The atmosphere is really pleasant as are the servers. We find the food is of consistently high quality and is a better value than the other steakhouses in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    JaytheGreat42
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I have been to several Brazilian Steakhouses and this one is one of the best. Great food and Great Service. The cost is high at over 50 dollars per person but well worth it for the occasional treat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Food and Service!
    DougVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Thank you for your excellent Management and Staff. Always excellent service and exceptional quality of food. It is so nice that the Management and Staff remember you. Thank you for all that you do!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Caipirinha
    Dineboo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fogo de Chao is always a great experience! Everything is so good, the buffet is very different from the Churrascaria's in Brazil, very Americanize but other than that everything is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Disappoinments here!
    Pjvita
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I am a big fan of Brazilian BBQ. I have been to many restaurants like this in many different cities. This was certainly - by far, the best of all. Only negative was the high cost.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fogo
    MortonsVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The service was excellent and the food was good. It's a very unique experience. I recommend not filling up too much with the salad bar.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Meat-Lovers Paradise
    TardiBos
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The beef is superb; the salad bar is plentiful, with an excellent, fresh selection. After a few visits, you will learn how to pace yourself and save room for the star -- the fabulous meat preparations. Excellent service verges on being almost too attentive. Only caveat: Too many small children crying, crawling around the floor, or otherwise misbehaving, often can ruin a first-class dining experience. Nonetheless, I have become a frequent diner here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very excellent place!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday!! He enjoyed and had a great time!!We both love and had a great time. The place was beautiful, and wait staff was great!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fifth time
    DateNight
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Every time I go to this restaurant I wish other restaurant owners would go there to see how it's done. Consistently great food, consistently great service, great place for family, friends, kids, or a romantic dinner. What could be better? An outstanding Brazilian restaurant for dinner and a choice of great deserts at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Amester
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This Brazilian Steakhouse is a MUST for all meat lovers. From the different cuts of steak that is offered to chicken and lamb you can't go wrong. The Salad Bar is amazing. They have everything from thinly sliced smoked salmon to asparagus to mozzarella balls to hearts of Palm and artichokes, caesar salad and much more. The drinks here are fantastic. Mojitos and caipirinhas are done very well here. The service is amazing. I can't help but say great things about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso!
    Dineboo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I've here a few times and its always a great place to eat and socialize with friends. Fogo de chao is great the buffet, the steak & the caipirinhas are wonderful. The service was ok, they were extremely busy that night and I totally understand! But overall was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hanz
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Outstanding experience.....even if you've been here before!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit off
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Have been to the FdC in Washington many times, which has always been great. The Boston location leaves a little behind in almost every dimension. Dining room area near the salad bar has a bit of a Friday's feel. Service was a little less attentive. Meat selection going by seemed to always be the same thing. The restaurant wasn't especially crowded, so I can attribute it to being too busy...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where's the meat???
    Foody1415VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were placed in a side room and even after asking repeatedly for more of the meat servers to come to our table ( and the rest of the tables in the room) we continued to be ignored. Left hungry if you can believe that!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meats and salad buffet
    osk11
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My wife an I have been to various Brazilian steak houses and always enjoy coming back to Fogo de Chao. Their meats are really excellent and we like the large salad buffet. Service here in Boston was very good and attentive. The ambiance is not as "cozy" as we experienced it e.g. at Fogo de Chao in DC, but it was still quite nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DDDDVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Very good as always. Service is excelent and polite. One thing i would like is for more meat to go around constantly as opposed to the same ones and having to ask for the rest
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Anita
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We love Fogo de Chao and celebrate my son's birthday here every year! It is a great place for groups, but also is very nice for dates. The food is amazing and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner here at Fogo de Chao!
    Jess
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My boyfriend and I came here on 9/20 for his birthday and had a great time. I mentioned in the OpenTable order that it was a birthday dinner, and the waiters brought over a birthday flan cake at the end of the meal, which was both delicious and very appreciated. The food was outstanding like always, and we appreciated the insanely quick service that never left us waiting! Great spot, would absolutely recommend to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slightly above average
    BP1081
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have been to another Brazilian steakhouse, Texas de Brazil, several times, and have been thrilled each time I have gone. I had heard that Fogo was on par, and as there wasn't a close TDB where I was visiting, I gave Fogo a shot. Not nearly as nice, from the salad bar to the quality of the meats. Good still tasted good, and I left full and happy, but was certainly not wowed. Back to TDB for my next Brazilian steakhouse trip...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and filling
    MoBens
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was excellent and the service friendly. The noise and energy level are definitely high, so it's probably not a great choice for a romantic evening but it was very fun and I'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place
    SofiaVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I had lunch for the first time at Fogo, and it was quieter than during the dinner time. We did not realize how long we were there as we were able to focus on food and conversation. A great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meat lover's paradise!
    J33DOWVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Don't come here unless you are ready to eat good meats and a lot of them. Great veggies, something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Nite in Brazilia!
    GordyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    All the food was delicious! The staff were more than accommodating and efficient, and very attentive! Even the valet was on his game in serious rain! Will go again, for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kevfeb
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was my third trip to Fogo de Chao (Once each to Dallas and Phoenix and now Boston) My wife had never been previously. The food did not disappoint. My wife particularly liked the pork. We hope to return for lunch at some point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seated by the kitchen
    Hungrystudent
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was both good & bad because i did get the freshly cooked meat, but the ambiance was a bit more chaotic
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All-You-Can-Eat-Meat
    PCDBoston
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is the kind of place you like to go to once a year -- all you can eat of 16 different cuts of meat. It's great for special occasions. The service was attentive, and we got a good, inexpensive bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great time.
    Chris
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Enjoyed another great time... meat is always great, wine was delicious, and the desert selections were also great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a disappointment!
    DavePVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Of you haven't been, I don't know what you're waiting for. This place is top notch and well worth the price, far cheaper than you would pay for a steak at Morton's and the quality is superior!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't try to make special requests
    donedone123
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The Food was great but it was my boyfriends birthday and I had said on the reservation that I would like them to do something special for him. We waited throughout the whole meal and nothing happened.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was my first time here. I loved everything from the check in to the meal. At first I didn't quite understand how it worked with the food but then we just reasked our waiter and he explained. However the service to get a bottle of wine was a little slow. The server didn't come back to ask if we needed anything until we got our salad bar plates, other than that had a great overall experience!! Well done.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, Good service
    FeedMeBoston
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a fantastic time here last Friday night and ate until we could not possibly fit any meat in our stomachs anymore. With that said, if you're not a meat enthusiast like my friends and me, this is not the place for you. Also, our reservation was a little on the late side at 9pm, but towards the end of our meal, we felt pushed out as the staff started to break down tables and some were leaving. That's pretty typical for restaurants but maybe they could have waited a little longer so we didn't feel like we were inconveniencing them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic