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
207 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)good for groups (121)fit for foodies (64)hot spot (36)notable wine list (29)kid-friendly (24)romantic (21)neighborhood gem (20)great for lunch (19)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing not even counting meats
    FamilytimetogetherVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Terrific service. Great overall. Lunch is a great idea to avoid high cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the Evening
    Eat2Live
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went to Fogo de Chao to celebrate my husband's birthday because we went to the one in Denver a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Everything was very good. Salad bar was as extraordinary as ever and all of the meats were very hot and delicious. It was a meat frenzy with gauchos running back and forth with their offerings. We asked for the check and I had forgotten that I had listed my husband's birthday as the reason for coming on the reservation. Instead they brought us a delicious flan with caramel topping and a candle. I don't know how they remembered this detail with all of the chaos! I've seen other reviews that nit-pick this restaurant (e.g., the chicken breast was dry) but it was very good and worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Very different from what I thought it would be better for groups than a romantic dinner...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pumpkinVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Must really love meat. Not all neat was tender. Salad bar very good but sides were mediocre
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Enjoyable
    BN23
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Had a great time, and the food was delicious. Even though it was the restaurant week selection, there were still plenty of delectable options!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    polarbear9991
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We have been to Fogo in Boston several times, and it never disappoints. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. I just wish I had a larger appetite to eat more of the polenta and fried banana's. You will leave stuffed. We had a reservation and had not wait to be seated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    First time dining here and will come again. Staff was friendly an patient. The only downside is parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    tignas
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A night in Brazil at Copley Place
    RayMike
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    A wonderful salad bar with many choices that you can make repeat visits. They brought mashed potatoes, crisp fried polenta and warm plantains to every table and delicious cheese rolls. Various meats are cut and served table side to your specifications. We went with friends for Boston Restaurant Week, none of us had been there before but we all agreed we would definitely return. It was an excellent evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    JelijujoVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    First time here, came to celebrate 30th anniversary and was not disappointed! There was not one piece of meat that was bad, all tasted great, salad bar was amazing too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Jassbery
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    northshoreliving
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    Kiki
    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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Now THIS is a Brazilian BBQ
    ArDe83
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've been to countless Brazilian BBQ/rodizio places in the past but Fogo out-ranks all of them by a wide margin. The quality and quantity of the meats are outstanding. The staff is superb. Other than the noise level (which I understand they can't control), this place was an amazing find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.