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: 6175856300x
  • 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
197 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (132)good for groups (118)fit for foodies (56)hot spot (38)notable wine list (27)kid-friendly (23)great for lunch (23)romantic (19)neighborhood gem (17)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Came here for restaurant week. We had a group of 6 people and were promptly seated after all of our members arrived. Salad bar lacked some of the creativity that other churrascarias have. Won't knock them too much on the meat selection since we had the restaurant week selection. The picanha, ribs, and sausage were all excellent, while some of the other meats were a bit dry. The service was very poor. Servers would only ask one person in the group if they wanted a certain cut. Waited about 20 minutes for our check to be taken. The automatic 18% gratuity is calculated on the post-tax total. One person owed $10, paid $20 cash, asked for change. and only received $8 back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Time & Food!
    bd2438
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great food and service. Nice atmosphere! The noise level was low enough not to impede conversation.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food (meat) was just OK
    DaveP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I have been to Fogo de Chao(s) in Texas, Chicago, Philadelphia and its competitors like Texas de Brazil and I have to say that this Boston location had the least flavorful meat of all of these other restaurants. The salad bar was excellent like they are in other locations but the meat was under seasoned and in some cases some of the meat served was very tough and I did not finish certain portions. It was very disappointing since the purpose to go to this restaurant is most specifically for the meats but other than that everything else was very good including the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat lovers delight!
    Ed617
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    You cannot beat the Brazilian-style meats here. Typical Brazilian bbq houses that weigh your food are good, but Fogo takes it to the next level. And their complimentary cheese breads are fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Endless Cut
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    even though we are only 30 minutes to the restaurant final seating, the kitchen still sent endless stream of cuts to us. the food is fine and generous in portions. great for meat eaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Just simply amazing, the service was great! Every attendant was knowledgeable and you can tell they communicate very well among each other to provide great service. The food was delicious and the selection at the salad bar was great. Just an overall pleasant and filling experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I have been here many times, and love this place. Last nites service was awful with the waiter we had. I literately had to get up and chase him down every time I needed something. It got to the point, when I decided to go to the portable bar myself, where a person named Matt was running it, I explained to him I was trying to get a drink from our nonexistent waiter. He told me no problem I will come right over and whenever you need anything just yell, he was great!! When I got my bill I was disappointed I had to leave my waiter gratuity, knowing that he probably has to split it with other servers I tipped my normal 20%. If I could I would have given it to any of the other staff as they were great and more deserved then our waiter.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some problems this time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We arrived on time for our OpenTable reservation. When checking in with the hostess I gave my reservation info. I was told that diners were being seated in order of arrival - not by reservation. That's strange. What was even stranger was that I saw 2 other parties without reservations who arrived after us were seated before us. When we asked what was going on we were seated immediately. I could tell from the look on the face of the hostess that she had forgotten us, yet she did not apologize or acknowledge her error in any way. Not a good start. This visit to Fogo was disappointing. I was unhappy to see children grabbing food off the salad bar with hands and food on the floor at the salad bar. Don't know if I would return.
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  • Very Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was great. The cold buffet was amazing with lots and lots of options. And the meat just kept coming as long as your card was "green" up. Had to turn the card to "red" a few times just to catch up on eating my meat. Really enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Had a super time... Service was great and the food was tasty, lots of variety, fun for a special occasion. So much food, everyone happy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fogo de Chao
    EggsAndToast
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had some guests over from Europe and so we chose to dine in non-traditional/non-American fashion as likely they will never experience Brazilian delicacies across the pond. The food was delicious, well-prepared and presented. The servers were attentive at the beginning of our visit and grew to be less so as the dinner service picked up intensity. I have to give the servers credit as they were very busy. My only disappointment was one of the servers was not educated on the ingredients in the cheese bread. My husband asked if there were eggs in the bread, and he replied no. My son is highly allergic to eggs. He took a small bite and within minutes his face was covered in hives. In the restaurant biz, you have to be allergen-aware!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FineDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Spectacular presentation of Brazilian Grille. Salad Bar adds to the greatness. Better than found in Brazil or Argentina. A wonderful addition to Boston's dining offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    SofiaVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I went there with three other friends, and we were very satisfied. They allowed us to take our time in consuming the massive amount of food available through the salad bar and never ending rounds of meat. Great food, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CBoston
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The servers were very nice. The garlic mashed potatoes and fried polenta was great. I was a bit overwhelmed with meat, but it all tasted very good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok. Service not at usual standard.
    MVDude
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We've been here before and had spectacular service. Service this evening wasn't so great. Only 3 or 4 kinds of meat were going around when there should have been 10 or more. The pork was extremely overcooked. My friend wanted medium well cuts. The servers offered to return to the table but never did; this happened twice. We told a server we were ready for coffee and desert, then waited forever the server to return. We finally had to talk to someone else. At the end, our bill had two drinks added that were not ours and had to be corrected. Overall, the experience on this visit makes me in much less of a hurry to go back again. They were off their game this night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing experience
    Jen1234
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had an amazing experience at Fogo De Chao during restaurant week! The salad bar was amazing and the cuts of meat was absolutely delicious. Best bang for your buck. Upscale buffet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For meat lovers
    KX89
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went during Dine Out Boston for $38/person. You got 10 out of the 16 different cuts of meat from the regular menu ($51/person). Overall the meats were great, and there was a large variety at the salad/appetizer bar. Make sure you call ahead and reserve a table during Dine Out Boston.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service is Outstanding
    Celine
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This restaurant has the best service I've ever experienced at a restaurant! The staff here is outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Brazilian Steakhouse
    blacksheep
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Varied buffet and a wide choice of meat in a very convenient all-you-can eat formula. Reservation recommended. Wines are very expensive, especially by glass
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I visited during restaurant week.
    Michelle
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The meats were very tasty, salad bar had plenty to offer, the rolls and desserts were delicious. I was not impressed with the other side dishes. The space is great for ambiance and large enough to accommodate large groups. Good deal for restaurant week (3 course meal) but not a regular place to visit when your on a budget or have large groups if paying the regular price. Desserts are not included in regular pricing. The waitsaff service was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stuff your face
    Believeume
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This place is great, it's not romantic or anything but the food is excellent wait staff is fantastic andthe wine list is real good. A little expensive and the bartenders could be a little bit more generous but other than that very good dining experience I would highly suggest it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food...
    alejandra
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I live the variety of its steaks and the salad bar, cocktails very flavorful. For a fine dining steak house the service wasn't the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    GreatSteak
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I went there for restaurant week, and it was great! The food was amazing, with some of the best steak, chicken and pork I have ever eaten. The staff is great and extremely friendly. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good and fun dinner
    unhappycamper
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It was a enjoyable dinner and the service was excellent. There were many choices of salad and well-prepared side dishes. And also a large selection of meat, but some were dry and tasteless. Overall, there were enough choices to suit everyone as well as it was a fun dinning experience. But this dinner experience can only happen on a special occasion due to the high price tag and ever expanding waistline.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brilliant Food & Atrocious Service
    CLLX
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I frequent Fogo de Chao, on roughly a bi-weekly basis, due to it being a good work-function restaurant and close to where I live. On this visit, I was no less pleased than usual with the salad bar and the charcuterie selection. The food was fresh, well-prepared, presented neatly, and delicious. However, it was the worst instance of customer service I had ever received. - as one of the servers sliced the meat, a gush of blood jetted out from the steak and sloshed all over my colleague's and my clothes. there was a quick apology and no follow up, despite our repeat complaints - upon asking, twice, if we could order (and pay for) a serving of the complimentary bread to go, we were promptly forgotten after being assured of an answer - etc
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our newly favorite spots
    FrenchieVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A great restaurant for Brazilian barbecue or simply steakhouse-style food. The meat was delicious, and the salad bar was excellent as well. If you prefer cuts of meats on the rare/blue side, though, you would have to specifically ask for it. Otherwise, the ambiance is very cosy and welcoming. The service was outstanding: the waiters and waitresses at Fogo de Chao were some of the nicest and most professional we have seen in Boston so far, and all were very attentive.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Amazing food!!!
    Lovefood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Everything about the restaurant is great! The food is delicious and there is soo much meat that you can choose to eat! The Brazilian lemonade is so yummy!!
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    hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but overpriced
    Eater
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Enjoyed the meal overall. Some cuts of steak were better than others. But potential diners should know it's $50/person (including salad bar) plus drinks (which are also not cheap), plus dessert. Not really worth it, in my opinion.
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  • Serve yourself
    michelleVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We ordered just the salad bar, which is excellent. The service was non-existent. A waiter brought our wine, that was it. He never checked back with us. We waited half an hour for the check...all hints given, asked 3 times. If you think it will be quick because you serve yourself, not so much. Exactly what is the tip for? I wish I could write my own check, it would be perfect!
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  • Bring your appetite!
    TMCHADWICK
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    They serve tons of food and all of it was very good! The buffet was fantastic but don't fill up on that too much because the meat brought to you tableside is excellent.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Giuly83
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Very good wine, 17 different type of very good meat, nice buffet with parmesan, prosciutto and difference salad... Maybe too expensive (buffet, meat, wine and dessert at least 100 $ per person... too much! just for special occasion)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love it!
    ld123
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    the best food and service!!! will definitely return. but valet parking is 15.00!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great experience
    Great
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We've been to many Fogo around the United States, and it is always the same experience we go through...great food, great ambiance, excellent service. They should open a Fogo in Montreal or Quebec City, I would be there all the time being a meat lover. Thanks again for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a special occasion
    ThinkGadget
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My son loves meat. He avoids gluten and dairy and they had a matrix that shows which of their extensive array of foods are safe for him. We had a great time. This place gives gluttony a chance. It was expensive but it was a fair price for the experience. This might become a favorite for birthdays and other celebrations.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Capecodder66
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great food and service was incredible but not for the budget minded.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • down a notch
    mxkieran
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food was not quite as good as the first time I went to the Boston location (or the one in Miami), but the buffet was still excellent. Service felt rushed, even though it was a Monday night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steak
    samm
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    food is good, very salty but tasty. they didn't have our reservation listed even though we made through open table, but they sat us right away as we had a large group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great food
    Abby
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Went to lunch to celebrate a friends' bday. So much food and such variety that we were all very pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a celebration
    theGladys
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
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    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Again... not quite Fogo
    HonestDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
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