Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston
Fun, fresh and Filling!This is a fun place for a birthday, graduation or family event. The salad bar is well stocked with exceptionally fresh ingredients, appealingly presented and frequently replenished. Unlike many Brazilian style "rodizio" restaurants we have visted, the grilled meats were tender and grilled to perfection, with no salty marinades to mask a lack of flavor. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive, and when it was noticed that our party of four was especially fond of the cheesy polenta fries--plates of them fresh from the fryer were brought to our table so frequently that we had to beg them to stop. The only thing missing was fresh fruit--we would have liked to see a larger variety offered as part of the salad bar.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasionNot something you could do too frequently but great for a special occasion. Took some family members here for an early Father's Day dinner and everyone was impressed. Service was top notch and food was amazing. New favorite restaurant!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood especially the beef wasFood especially the beef was exceptional along with the service. Bit on the expensive side but well worth it.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMeat on a stickWho doesn't love meat on a stick - ok vegetarians maybe but as I myself eat a fair amount of vegetarian meals - I was quickly taken over by the smells and sights of grilled meat on a stick as the guachos came around the table again and again offering their freshly grilled meat to carve off to my delight. Our table was having so much fun trying the different types that we quickly forgot about the 3 hot sides they offered (garlic mashed potatoes, fried polenta and plaintains) as well the other hot sides to choose from (rice, beans, roasted potatoes and another regional dish).
Add to all that - the ginormous salad bar which is one of the best and freshest salad bars I have ever seen - I may just need to go back before I head home!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation CelebrationIf I could give it 10 stars I would. Best graduation dinner ever!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely wonderful!My husband and I dined here on a recent trip to Boston. We were seated promptly, and had a waiter at our table almost immediately. He was very informative. The cheese rolls, salad bar, side dishes and meats were excellent. The salad bar was quite large and had many great offerings. The waitstaff was outstanding! They made sure our sides were always replenished and they made sure we got the meats we wanted and that they were cooked to our liking. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Boston!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent restaurant experienceHad a great time...food, service and hospitality were all excellent. a fun place that i would highly recommend6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBrazilian meat spotIt is a unique dining experience, a wonderful help yourself buffet and a never ending supply of roasted/ grilled meat of all types. The beef and the lamb was outstanding. The lunch price is very competitive and excellent value..
If you want to eat there, you should keep your appetite for that occasion.
We all loved the place.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!The salad bar was pretty standard, but the meats were fantastic. The top sirloin melts in your mouth. Service is very fast and they all work together so you don't have to hunt for your particular server when you need something. The one downside is that even when you flip your card to red, the regular waitstaff still arrives at the table every 2 minutes to check on things. This might stem out of a fear of neglecting a table because there is no assigned server. With all of the attention, it is hard to settle down into the meal with those you came to enjoy it with. Otherwise, the meal was great!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFun and tastyIt was our first time at a Fogo restaurant, although we have been to other south American steakhouse in the past, and the Boston Fogo was outstanding. We were a group of 7, and we all found the food extremely tasty - from the salad and side dish bars and from the skewers that were constantly being brought around. The variety was excellent. Service was friendly and we didn't feel rushed. Dessert was also delicious.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA Unique Gem!My first visit to FDC and loved it! From first hello the staff is warm & welcoming. We started with a signature caipirinha and WOW super good - you will not find any better in Boston. There is something for everyone here - salads, chicken, lamb and of course different cuts of steak. We ate it all, drank a nice affordable bottle of Pinot Noir and topped it with dessert and a pretty good cappuccino. Its a great location overlooking Copley and easy spot to meet up.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduationAfter my son's graduation from BU we took him to this restaurant to celebrate. It is a perfect place to take two 22 year olds that are always hungry! You can sit there for hours and just keep eating. Food was great!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night but very busyWe chose graduation night to come to Fogo de Chao for our first time. It was exremely busy. It took a while to get our drinks ordered but once we started the service the food came thick and fast. Everything was cooked really well & the staff were very knowledable.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPrepare YourselfThere are plenty of choices of rotating meats, with many very juicy and delicious - each person at our table had a different favorite, with the lamb T bone being our favorite overall. You will absolutely not leave hungry. If you choose, there is also an extensive salad bar to get you started or provide a breather between meat courses. Very good overall.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMeat lovers start your enginesNot much to say here except come hungry. Hands down the best cuts offered here, and I tried everything, are the beef ribs, lamb chops, leg of lamb, rib eye, and the house special sirloin. The other cuts were all above average including the filet mignon, top sirloin, and bottom sirloin. If you don't have big stomach try to enjoy the first 5 listed here ranked in order of my favorites. Second tip salad bar was good but nothing to write home about, stick to the meats as much as possible and maybe enjoy a small selection of cured meats, smoked salmon, and a vegetable side of choice (asparagus, peppers, brussel sporouts, etc.)5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's simply amazingGreat food, great service, love it, love it, love it.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFun and delicious!Great ambiance, delicious food, knowledgable staff.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was goodMy dining experience was good overall . I went there with friends and family to celebrate my graduation. Service was excellent and attentive, food was ok for the price we paid. It's an expensive buffet could be good for people who can eat a lot. For me personally I couldn't eat for the amount I paid..
Very nice decor too .5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMInteractive dining if funWe celebrated my daughters birthday here, and the experience was great for everyone. I pleaded with everyone before we got there to pace themselves since it is "all you can eat", but before we knew it the food was just everywhere- excellent food.
Great walkable location(which you will need to do after all this food), freindly attentive staff, great responsive service, never had an empty drink glass, and there was almost (I hate to say it) too much food! the salad bar is very extensive, desserts are excellent too! They brough over a dessert flan with a Happy birthday written on the plate for my daughter. Its pricey, but totally worth it for a special occasion.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgo when you are hungry!amazing choices - too many to choose from. Be sure to go when you are very hungry and have plenty of time to relaxingly enjoy.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was fantastic--greatEverything was fantastic--great food and service. I was really impressed.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and drink. AllGreat food and drink. All the different types of meat you could want.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food and excellentSuperb food and excellent customer service! Exceed the expectations :)4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Excellent restaurant overall.An Excellent restaurant overall. The only complaint was that the wait staff was very attentive occasionally and then other times it took a long time to get someone's attention. It felt like they were moving around but were purposely avoiding eye contact so as not to have to really do something.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place for a fun occasionGood place for a fun occasion --- a few of us enjoyed it just as much even though we did not eat any meat!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat fun and delicious!Very enjoyable experience, wait staff were terrific, food was excellent!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEasily my favorite restaurantEasily my favorite restaurant of all time, awesome all around.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Baltimore andI have been to Baltimore and Boston locations both outstanding for food and service I eat out four of seven days a week by far the best they do it right I recommend Fogo de Chao to everyone4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent everything, however,Excellent everything, however, a bit pricey for me.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, excellentExcellent food, excellent service. The Valet service was even outstanding! Welcome to Boston.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNice service! The atmosphereNice service! The atmosphere is quite good. The food is diverse though the meat is a little bit salty. Overall it is a great restaurant.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious cuts of meat. IfDelicious cuts of meat. If you can, save room for dessert, I don't know how I managed but I needed something sweet and the crème brûlée absolutely hit the spot.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBusy, Friendly, and PleasantFood was great. The service came to our table probably once every 5 minutes.
The host staff was pleasant, and the atmosphere was energetic. Good for some occasions, bad if you want some privacy or want to have a longer conversation.
We noticed several groups there (upwards of 10-15), made up of tables pushed together. Our section was a little louder than I'd want, with tables pretty close together, although comfortable. This location is next to a hotel, in a great location next to public transportation.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMTHis was a complete surprise.THis was a complete surprise. I had no idea what to expect, but was lured by an Easter advertisement indicating that Chago would be serving 15 different kinds of meat on that day ala the Brazilian way. The atmosphere was fabulous and a must for special occasions. Beautiful flowers, happy and accommodating waiters, and a great hot and cold salad bar. When we sat dow a waiter came over and very carefully shared how the meal would be served and how we were to use our green and red cards. Green for o. Our cards were green all afternoon. We had some lovely pieces of meat on spits. Pork chops in parmesan crust, filet mignon to die for, lamb chops that must be ordered always, chicken in bacon and so much more. A really happy time. Great for famili3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was extremely attentiveThe staff was extremely attentive and worked as a team. We had several servers check in on us throughout our meal and we never wanted for anything. The salad bar was incredible with many choices and every meat selection was delicious. We also enjoyed a bottle of wine with our meal. The list was extensive and there was a price range to fit most budgets. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening at Fogo de Chao.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't eat before you comeThis was a fun experience with excellent food - the waiter and reviews I read said to avoid filling up on the salad bar - good advice!
Also, almost everything is GLUTEN free including the popovers they serve as bread! They greeted us with a list of allergens so my daughter with Celiac's could eat safely!!!!
Maybe next time we will have room for dessert....3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcome to BostonHaving been to Fogo de Chao in other major metros in the US I was surprised to see that it had opened a restaurant close to me in Boston. I went knowing that I would be getting great service and great food as per my experience from the other Fogo de Chao's I've visited but I found the level of quality of the staff and the food at Boston's Fogo to surpass the levels that I'd experienced elsewhere. The thoughtfulness and attentiveness of all the staff, the quality of the food being offered and the decor and lighting of the Boston restaurant gave me my best dining experience of the last 18 months. I had brought some notoriously hard to please people with me and they were truly delighted with the experience also.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMwas there for lunch... thewas there for lunch... the food was outstanding as was the service... and atmosphere... will certainly dine there again3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love that Fogo has openedWe love that Fogo has opened in Boston and this was our 3rd experience at the Boston location (have been to Fogo in Philly, Orlando, and one other city). At first the service was horrible, but after I spoke to one of the waiters it was like we were royalty! I appreciate that when something is wrong and is brought to their attention they make every effort to fix it! We will be back again!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt felt like we were the onlyIt felt like we were the only ones there!! The staff was very attentive. They surprised my friend will dessert for her birthday!! We felt very special!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNice atmosphere. All the waitNice atmosphere. All the wait staff seemed to be originally from Brazil- but spoke perfect English and could describe the various selections in great detail. They were incredibly energetic - sprinting back and forth from the fire to the table and back again.
There were countless servings of different cuts of meats, chicken and pork. Seemed like and endless supply and it was all delicious. The salad bar was very big - with all the usual suspects. Brazillian specialty drinks from the bar were excellent !
Overall a great place for a special occasion. A bit expensive when you consider the value ($50/pp) - can't imagine most people consume $50 worth of steak, etc..3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Brazilian around! AmazingBest Brazilian around! Amazing and delicious cuts of meat...great salad bar!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was too cold inside, andIt was too cold inside, and it seemed that their heating did not work, by the time the place was full, it got warmer.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite steak place!Fogo has the best meat in Boston, the service is super friendly, but beware to get really full, so go on an empty stomach so you can taste all the beef varieties. The salad bar is awesome, has a lot of options, even if you are a vegetarian, the salad bar will be more than enough to fill you up.
The Caipirinhas are great to, I specially like the strawberry one.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA carnivore's dream! ServiceA carnivore's dream! Service is top shelf and you better be hungry as quantity abounds3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest family birthday dinner ever!When booking the OpenTable reservation, I made a request that they do something special for my Dad's 73rd birthday. I never said anything else and they were amazing. My Dad ordered creme brulee and his plate was decorated beautifully with words in sauces, candle and lots of whipped cream (my Dad's favorite). Our server was incredibly attentive and put in a special order of chicken breast for my mother as she doesn't eat bacon and all other chicken served was wrapped in bacon. We were beyond pleased with the whole experience and can't wait to go back!3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFogo is a meat-fest. BringFogo is a meat-fest. Bring your big-boy eating pants & come on in! Be prepared... since it's technically an 'all you can eat,' you will get all kinds of people. Some dressed to the nines, some looking like trailer trash. And the dining room is very well lit, so you cannot avoid the temptation to people watch. It tends to be VERY loud, too. Especially on weekend nights. It makes it hard to have a good conversation with a party larger than 4. Still, the meat is always tasty and the salad bar is great, too. Service is friendly and efficent, though bar service tends to be slow.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOur son just turned thirteenOur son just turned thirteen and wanted his birthday dinner celebrated at Fogo de Chao. He definitely will hold great memories of his 13th birthday for years to come. The food and service was top notch. This is a restaurant you must try. Our reservation was for 5:30 pm and we didn't leave until 8:00 pm!3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and perfect forDelicious and perfect for carnivores! There is so much food combined with the hot and cold salad bar! Service is very attentive!2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWow! I have been to BrazilianWow! I have been to Brazilian steak houses before and have actually been to Brazil. This place tops it all! Amazing salad bar and perfect meats keep coming and coming. A little pricey, but once in a while it is worth it. Go hungry!1/27/2013 12:00:00 AM