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
211 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)good for groups (127)fit for foodies (73)hot spot (39)notable wine list (24)kid-friendly (23)great for lunch (22)romantic (22)neighborhood gem (20)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (6)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meat lover's paradise!
    J33DOW
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
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    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