Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com/
  • Phone: 2156369700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 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, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Juniper Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered during dinner, with additional parking available in area garages. Limited metered parking is available.
A word from Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
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 - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
202 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (149)good for groups (137)fit for foodies (76)notable wine list (63)hot spot (45)great for lunch (41)romantic (38)kid-friendly (24)neighborhood gem (16)great for brunch (10)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Fogo is a Great Eating Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My son goes to school in Philadelphia and heard great things about this steakhouse. So we gave it a try for his birthday. It was wonderful and even more then we expected from the service to the food to the experience. We were so full we had no room for dessert but the waiters knew it was my son's birthday and brought out a piece of cheesecake garnished with a candle and Happy Birthday written on the plate. I would highly recommend this place to everyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    After dining at Fogo De Chao in Colorado I was excited to find it here, it was just as delicious as the Colorado one. I would recommend it to anyone who loves food, don't fill up on the salad bar wait for the meat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot spot in an old spot
    Plush
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My wife and I are seniors, and we might not have found our way to Fogo de Chao on our own, but our daughter asked us to take her there as a birthday present. It turned out to be a satisying choice. First of all, two old-timers were astonished to be seated in what was the fashionable quarters of J. E. Caldwell, the upscale jewelry store of our youth, and there in the middle of the week with a full house, something that Caldwell's could never boast of at its best. We were instructed about how to approach the meal using the green-red ticket beside our plate, and the combination of meat brought to our table was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always we had a good time
    Prepsel
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We visit once or twice a month, we love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Experience
    Angie22
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service and food were delicious. There was so many options my head was spinning, in a good way. Will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to the hype
    Eagles1967
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    At the bar we were immediately greeted by a young man named Italo. Italo set the tone for the evening. He was professional, informative and funny. He suggested the house drink (cipirni) with a pineapple infused brazilian rum. He also suggested an appetizer (shrimp cocktail). Both were fantastic. This service extended into the dining area. Our servers Jason and Victoria were friendly and knowledgable. The meal was exceptional. The lamb chops were my favorite followed by a lamb t-bone (a first for me). My wife had Chilean sea bass... I have never seen her devour a piece of fish as fast as she did. She was amazed. $52 seems expensive until you realize how much is included. I found it to be a great value. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great visit!
    Lisa567
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Fogo has turned in to our "go to" restaurant in Philly when meeting friends. Excellent food and service with no surprises when the bill comes. Very relaxed ..never rushed. A perfect choice!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasion
    Moooosh23
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was amazing and the service was super fast and friendly!! At times, it was so fast that it was slightly overwhelming. But the meal was incredibly delicious! Stay away from the salad bar except one or two tiny sides. Divulge in their incredible 17 different meats they bring you. The picanha was my favorite for sure. The cost is very expensive, so be prepared to drop some dollars. Plus parking. The valet was $18+tip. We went for our anniversary and they gave us a complimentary dessert to help us celebrate. That was a nice touch and gesture, given how expensive the meal was! Overall I definitely recommend it for special occasions. Very very good!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring your Appetite
    foodfan78
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    So much food and each bite is better than the last. From smoked salmon at the upscale salad bar to the bacon wrapped filet mignon served tableside, you will leave more than satisfied. The service is stellar. The staff is most attentive to every detail where the different meats are offered tableside fast and furiously and the drinks are filled before empty. So much fun and so tasty. You get the best of everything with the delivery of all the different prepared steaks, sausage, and chicken so you never have one entrée and steal bites off your partner's plate. It truly is how a dining experience should be from a to z.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, fast paced dinning
    hb2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    You need to set the pace or you will be overwhelmed by too much food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied foodie
    Foodies
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We came for dinner and everything was awesome! As usual we left total satisfied and happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No other Rodizio can compare
    SPfoodie
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This restaurant is incomparable- the food is amazing and the service is impeccable. Everyone is polite and you feel welcomed from the door. I fell in love with shiitake mushrooms after having them from the salad bar. The meats are seasoned, well presented and cooked to perfection. It is my favorite in the city. I went to a restaurant similar in concept located in NJ and it was awful- I will stick to Fogo from here on! Bring your appetite and don't volunteer to drive because you'll probably want to take a nap after this awesome dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Night
    Valentine2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We received a gift card for $150 and assumed that would cover most if not all of the dinner for 2 however the bill was $160 for two people and no tip in there. $30 dollar and we were at $180. I am sorry for that price and in and out in 90 minutes I would have been happier at a real steak house like Ruth Chris, Morton's, Gallaghers, or even the Capital Grill.I will say that the experience is different. However, for the price we could have received a much better meal around the corner at the Capital Grill. I was trying to tell my wife I needed to go over to Geno's for a steak with but she would not have it so w went home.I think if you have never been it is different enough to go once. However, for the price anyplace is price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing birthday experience
    ericaisabelleVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It was my first time dining at Fogo de Chao for my boyfriend's birthday and the waiters did not fail to make us feel special. Aside from the wonderfully fresh salad bar and the amazing, fast service of basically all you can eat top notch prepared meats, they even brought out a chocolate mousse cake at the end, beautifully adorned. It was truly the perfect experience- amazing service, amazing food. Could not have been any better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dining experience
    Zach
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This has been my second visit to Fogo de Chao. The food is always great and the staff is very helpful. One great thing about this place is that their staff works as a team. You don't have to wait for a single waiter to come around and there's always someone willing to help.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My dining experience was awesome!
    Foodies
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our dining experience was awesome! The salad bar was amazing, the sides were very complimentary to the meal and all of the meats were delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun group outing
    Bluecrab
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    As you know, this is a meat place. The quality of the meats was very good, but not amazing. The reason to go is that it is fun, especially for a group. Good energy level in a very large room. Servers circulate with spits of meat and arrive in a timely fashion to slice off a smallish piece (but as many times as you request) - this adds greatly to the novelty and fun of the place. You can go here in a suit or in jeans (and some were perhaps too casual) and it was packed. In my opinion, not a place for a romantic night out - more of a high end BBQ with a theme. Don't know if there was child pricing, and for those who don't eat much this is not appropriate. At $52.50 per person, it's not a place I'd go to frequently, but I will go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and a lot of it....
    have2bme
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We started out looking at the wine list, which is immense. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the list and recommended a moderately priced bottle that ended up being an awesome choice. The staff was very accommodating and quick to serve. The food bar offered a large selection and could easily satisfy on its own if you didn't want the meat option (and is half the price). The Gaucho service is practically non-stop if you keep your chip showing green and will quickly become overwhelmed with choice and quantity. I recommend flipping to red once you have a few choices on your plate so you can take time to thoroughly enjoy the deliciousness. Will definitely be back and happily make a recommendation to give Fogo de Chao a try.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time, but...
    LWeig518VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband, my in-laws, and I went to Fogo before the Billy Joel concert on Saturday night. The food was delicious, but everything was SO SALTY. I understand throwing some sea salt on the meat to add some flavoring, but it was like sodium overload. I couldn't get my wedding rings off within a few hours - that's how bloated with sodium I got! A waitress took our dessert order and then forgot to put it in, so we eventually got a free dessert once she realized her mistake (they really don't like to make you wait for anything there!). Overall, the food was good, but Fogo is definitely a "once a year" special occasion thing. My advice: drink lots and lots of water before and after your meal!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faultless Night Out
    Fohn
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is a chain, but service was as good as an owner managed outlet. Food excellent and good ambience. Mentioned in passing - just chatting - it was our anniversary soon (not an anniversary meal) and a free dessert arrived. If we were local would be regulars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fogo for birthday
    Vonn
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My daughter chose Fogo for her 17th birthday dinner. It was great! Food was wonderful as always. The service was good, they were a little busy so a few things fell through the cracks, refills, they forgot my husbands espresso, and they forgot to bring our young son a small plate that we asked for. But they were apologetic. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for everyone
    Rabbit
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Although not a meat-eater, the salad bar and table-sharing "extras" is enough for a feast. Easy to over-eat on generous plates and delicious selections of every kind of salad one can imagine, breads and cheeses. Best to make a reservation as the restaurant fills up quickly and nobody seems to be in a hurry to leave.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & all you can eat
    Amazing
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I really enjoy coming here. The food is always cooked to perfection. I like that I can get as much meat as I want. I would recommend for people who enjoy eating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    SugaBrwn
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was my husband and I second time here and it was just as great as the first. I would definitely recommend and come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meat lovers paradise
    meatlover
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    With 16 different types of meat and a decent salad bar it is a meat lovers paradise. It is definitely pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    FunFoodie302
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Endless meat, the servers don't skip a beat. Everything in the salad / sides bar was fresh and paired great with the meat. One server notices my love for the lamp pops and always came straight to me when they were ready, I Loved That! Tip: Don't fill up on the side dishes, you will regret it ;)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JackieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Just had some loud, obnoxious and drunk people sitting behind us that we're extremely annoying, but everything else was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmm good.
    carylVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Salad bar is outstanding. everything looks fresh and is delicious. When you are ready the servers start coming around with the skewered meats and poultry. the meats are outstanding . The service is always great . The little cards on the table tell the servers if and when you are ready for the next round. otherwise the servers do not bother you
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always
    emmmbutter
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Fogo de Chao of course did not disappoint. I've been looking forward to come here with my sister for awhile. She was very pleased with the atmosphere and the food. I was very happy that she enjoyed herself so much. This would be my third time having come here, and as always, the food was great. The service was excellent as well. The servers were attentive but not overwhelming, and all were very nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and Delicious!
    mcvolution
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Spent Father's day and Second Boy's Dinner there recently and the food and service were A++! Love the salad bar and the Steak course is awesome! Server really seem to love what they do and take great care of their guests. Going to be a regular customer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chris09
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was great and the service was very good would definitely recommend to other people
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss out
    TeachDE
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A group of 6 educators went out together after a long day at conferences. We needed separate bar tabs, separate food tabs. We were the proverbial needy table :) the hostess was so sweet. The servers were so congenial and never missed a beat when we relayed our laundry list of particulars. Reviews rave about the amazing food and I'm not disagreeing. I just can't say enough of the people in the front of the house!! Thanks for a great first experience at Fogo de Chao!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    jesusriveraVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I have been several times and would repeat the experience one hundred time
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brazilian expert
    brazilbut
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Having been to 2 Brazilian barbecues in New York and over a dozen in Brazil, my wife is Brazilian and we were married there. We have been to the best New York and Sao Paulo have to offer and also been to the neighborhood stops in Sao Paulo as well. Fogo de Chao is better then all of them. The service is the best the salad bar is fresh and presents like your the first visitor. Finally the meat is perfect!!!! All selections are cooked to a perfect medium rare or more if desired. They are all served hot. Make sure you save your appetite for the cuts you prefer. All servers will approach when prompted by the green card but if they are not offering what you are looking for just ask them the send the cut you prefer and shortly you will have it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Good food; great service (everytime you turn over your card to Green, there is a swarm of waiters ready to serve you). And, we always appreciate the great awreness of the staff to gluten allergies, and the wide variety of their menu that is gluten-free
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 21st Birthday Dinner
    Samsmom1127
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I took my daughter and her boyfriend to celebrate the young man's 21st birthday. It was a perfect choice for the occasion. We found the service to be excellent, attentive and helpful. The salad bar was wonderful; clean, fresh, varied offerings. Guests are sometimes advised to neglect the salad bar in favor of the meats, but I found that the meat was so rich that the salad bar was a welcome respite. The meats were varied and came at a quick clip. You need to pace yourself. They were good but a bit salty. For the right crowd, this place is a winner. I would actually consider returning at lunch for just the salad bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deidradoc
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    A must just for the experience of dining at a brazilian steakhouse. Skip the salad bar, although extensive; and save yourself for the impressive array of meats carved table side. Must be a true carnivor to appreciate this type of dining.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time
    Prepsel
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My family frequents this restaurant. We love the food and the service. We have been to other Fogo's around the US and this one sticks out for service, it's the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly fun
    GregDunlap
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Group of 4. Tried 12 of the 17 menu offerings. Pace yourself or you'll burst in 10 minutes. The salad bar is amazing but don't get sucked in. You came here for meat...and there is plenty. The servers are pros! And they are attentive. Slow down and chew your food. No one is rushing you out the door. Get another wine/beer/cocktail. The filet and rib eye were our favorite selections. I had leg of lamb and lamp chops by myself. They were both perfect. Dessert-creme brulee. Don't hestitate, get it. Great spot for a larger party. Everybody will have a great time It's a fixed price. Drinks and dessert extra, but fairly priced
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    BenAlteran
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse is excellent. Combining the quality off food and service of higher end resturaunts, with the accesibilty of less formal resturaunts, Fogo de Chao really shines. The food is absoulutly wonderful, the only advice I might give is to go light on the salad bar and be sure to really enjoy the meat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate