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
280 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (191)good for groups (180)fit for foodies (114)notable wine list (73)hot spot (62)romantic (47)great for lunch (46)kid-friendly (23)neighborhood gem (22)great for brunch (8)scenic view (7)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Very Nice!!!
    sfred
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was our first time and we really enjoyed it. Would love to see some seafood on menu ie. shrimp.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ProV17
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was great just had hard time understanding the servers . The noise level and them speaking low and accent I could not understand what they were saying
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I was excited to come here since we've been here many times and received excellent service. This time, it was not so good. Our server greeted us and we never saw him again until he gave us the check ! He never checked up on us throughout the whole time because he seemed annoyed of my baby cousin that was being fussy. Instead , it seem as though another server took over for him while he was not doing anything. The workers with the meat kept skipping our table even though our sign was green ! Our server kept apologizing and said she would call them over but they still wouldn't come even after 20 minutes. She kept asking how the food was and we told her we wouldn't know because no one came to our table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • So much food!
    FoodLover
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The salad bar here is amazing, it has way more than your typical salad bar and the meat is seasoned and prepares so well. Everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meat Coma for a Special Occasion
    relaxedfoodie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Fogo was everything we expected it to be. The ambiance was fancy, yet comfortable and the staff was extremely coming. The servers were on the A-game. They were always keeping up with what you wanted and you never had to ask twice. They were a huge part of why I had such an amazing time. I didn't love the seasoning and taste that they chose for many of their salad bar items, but that's a preference thing. Now, onto the meat. It was AMAZING. We're medium-rare people and the meat was tender, succulent and perfectly cooked. Any fat that you may find will just fall off the boneless pieces. It felt a bit gluttonous and we did end up wasting food. Overall, a fantastic, classy experience, but something we would reserve for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Favorite!!
    JessiB0917
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We've been there probably 10 times and they never ever disappoint! Phenomenal service and fantastic food!! If I could eat there once a week I would!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 18th birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We decided to come to Fogo de Chao for my son's 18th birthday. We have 4 sons 18-26. It was delicious and everyone was full and happy. The food is high quality, delicious and the staff is very professional. No complaints. Salad bar fresh, clean and varied. Main courses very tasty and sides and vegetable perfectly cooked. We are very fussy. Desserts were also delicious...cheese cake and key lime pie highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THELMAANDLOUISE
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    THE SERVICE WAS SUPERB!! LOVED EVERYTHING-THE ONLY FLAW WAS THE CHEESCAKE WAS FROZEN IN THE MIDDLE-THE STAFF WAS VERY ACCOMODATING AND THE FOOD WAS SO DELICIOUS!!! LOVED THE CARMELIZED BANANNAS AND GARLIC MASHED-THE MEAT SELECTIONS WERE OUTSTANDING AND THE SALAD BAR HAD GREAT VARIETIES MY BEST BUDDY AND I HAD A GREAT TIME CHATTING AND CHEWING...CAN'T WAIT TO VISIT AGAIN
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    LivLatVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Everything was yummy. Will definitely go back. Servers did a great job!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    It was the best steakhouse experiences I had, and I been to plenty and love steak, nothing beats Fogo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    JoeGon
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with first class service and a taste experience that is sure to delight! We are definitely returning for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    cait
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I love when I get the opportunity to go to Fogo de Chao. The food is always great and the service is the best around. Best steakhouse in Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fogo de Chao
    diner
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I have eaten at many Brazilian Steakhouses around the world including in Brazil. It was the first one I was disappointed in their meats and service. The cold salad bar was great. The hot food station was a joke-scalloped potatoes, rice, black beans, and red bliss potatoes. Dinner comes with 3 sides family style-polenta, carmelized bananas, and mashed potatoes. I had to laugh when they finally served the sides. There were 5 of us, they served 4 polenta sticks, 3 bananas,and a 2 tablespoons of mashed potatoes. Good thing they offered refills, so we all good partake in the side dishes. Service was almost non existant. Water was only refilled on request. They never offered to refill my ice tea. The carvers don't return for seconds.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meather
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The only complaint that I have is that one of the waiters brought us food over and when my husband and I went to take a piece of it, we were told it's not on the Restaurant Week menu and he walked away. Indeed this meat wrapped in bacon was on the menu. We were both disappointed that we weren't able to try it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    Rachel
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Not only was the food amazing the experience was as well. We have never been to a restaurant where they cut your meat tableside. The servers all worked together to ensure we had everything we needed until the very end. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An amazing experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This restaurant combined amazing service with outstanding food. Though known for it's showcase of meats, the salad bar and side dishes live up to all the hype. Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • night out before child's surgery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food and service was excellent. What was very displeasing was that I ended up severely ill . Aut two hours later, I spent the night sleeping on the bathroom floor so ill. I was very disappointed. Though the food and service were great, you can bet I will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooo Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Booked a table for a large group of us, they fit us easily and managed to hold our reservation time. They came around with so much delicious meat it was hard to stop eating. Everything was alsome, two thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambivalent
    pixie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I tried out every cut of meat, all the side dishes, most of the items on the salad bar, and honestly had mixed feelings about the dining experience. My server, Jason, was excellent. However, the servers carrying the meats around often did not speak English well enough to explain what the meats are. I always asked for medium, but I received rare and medium rare quite a few times. Some of the meats definitely lacked seasoning. My favorites are the pork ribs and bacon-wrapped chicken. Now, the side dishes were all really good. I can't decide if I like the caramelized bananas more or the cheese bread. For dessert, I ordered a cheesecake while my boyfriend ordered a chocolate mousse cake. We both agreed that the mousse cake was better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally!!!!
    SandyBlazin
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I have always wanted to visit Fogo ever since I start schooling in Philadelphia. I was never able to go because of the pricing but I finally got a reservation during Restaurant Week so my meal was $35. It was everything I heard it to be. The ambiance was great and the service was amazing. The buffet had a nice selection and my favorite from the night was the Rice and Apple Salad. I was not a big fan of the meat selection because there was only one Chicken selection and it wasn't great. Most of the selection was pork and I do not eat pork and the beef was okay. Overall I loved the service, the experience and the side dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time diner
    rescritic
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This place was booming! The service was awesome. The salad bar was GREAT! Very loud with a lot of hustle and bustle. Not a romantic date spot but great for hanging out with friend or just getting your grub on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not bad!
    systris
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    went for restaurant week! friend and i eat till we couldnt...our Opentable rsvp was LOST but the hostess made good for us, we were very appreciative. will go back when i have more money!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go hungry!
    krizzyten
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Perfect for meat lovers everything about the meal was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining experience on land
    Pittsburghfan7
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The only better dining experience I've had is on a cruise ship. Every waiter and waitress was extremely knowledgeable and helpful during the entire dinner. Our glasses were never empty, we always had a clean plate, and any time our table was dirty, someone was immediately there to clean it. The staff was able to get the exact cuts of meat that we desired at the precise temperature. I definitely recommend Fogo de Chao for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FAGO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The staff was amazing. I also loved that they changed their side bar to incorporate rice, potatoes, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mystikal826
    cul8tor
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Loved everything about Fogo de Chao, can't wait for my next visit....would highly recommend this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Resturant Week Love
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I went for Resturant Week and it was thourougly enjoyable. The food was delicious and so plentiful. I would absoluetly go again for the regular price as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday venue!
    MimC
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It's awesome for our teenaged boys that can eat and eat and eat and eat! It's their pick for a birthday celebration time and again! I, on the other hand, absolutely love the lamb lollypops! Amazing! Insanely good service too! Thank you Fogo!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fogo de Chao
    goodfood
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I love eating at Fogo de Chao the food and service was outstanding as always. The only thing I did not care for is that you only was able to choose from 10 meat and not the 17 meats that the offer because of Resturant week. The men did not stop at my table as much as I would have like, and because my meat have to cook well done I did not get to enjoy Fogo de Chao they way I normally do because they never came back with well done meat. So over all I felt like I was there for Resturant week because I go there alot and know how thing work when you are paying full price. But I still love Fogo de Chao I just will not go again on Restuarant week.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Come on an empty stomach!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    You might risk filling up on their comprehensive and exotic all-you-can-eat salad bar, but make sure that you save room for the delicious, delicious meat. I'm not a carnivore, but this was a meat experience that I'd definitely love to repeat. The waiters were incredibly kind and helpful (as well as speedy!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Great Great
    MrsFoodie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great food, Great service, Great place!! Took my father for his birthday, it was his first time there....the LOVED it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Carnivores
    TheBigCheeseVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We came here for Restaurant Week and certainly got our money's worth. All of the meats were properly prepared and juicy. Service was great and the salad bar was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place to Eat
    ZackNJ
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Servers, Food Runners, and all staff was very pleasant and courteous. Food was good. The restaurant week menu for $35 did not include the filet mignon, lamb, or shrimp, which was a $10 upcharge; so I did not get the full experience of the food. I will go back to experience the other higher grades of meat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    CityExplorer
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The experience was okay. It just seemed like we were encouraged to spend a lot of money on upgrades since we were getting a restaurant week discount. Why participate if you are trying to meet a quota. Restaurant Week is intended for restaurants to showcase their meal items, not make you feel uncomfortable for taking advantage of the pre fixe menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    3sistersVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I've been to Fogo many times. I've never had bad service or a bad experience dining there. The entire staff is welcoming and helpful. The food is awesome. During restaurant week is the best time to check out great places to eat in philly and this is one place everyone should check out. Not a good place for vegetarians.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • marang
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    From the timely valet service, to the hostest, servers and atmosphere. An ideal eat-in for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love rodizios!
    Lauris
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We love Brazilian rodizios, unfortunately it is a little bit pricey to go often as we like.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate turning 55
    Christij908
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I cannot adequately describe the food except for absolutely delicious. The flavors were unbelievable. The salad bar was stocked with everything you could ever desire including an apple and a chicken salad that was unbelievable. I would honestly pay just to eat those. What was even more impressive and inviting than the food was the staff. I have never been to a restaurant where each and every employee was courteous, friendly, engaging and accommodating. The world could definitely take a lesson from the staff at the Fogo de Chao on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. Thank you for allowing me to celebrate my birthday with you. I had an awesome time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arrive hungry
    phillygourmet
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Salad bar is gorgeous, and it is tempting to fill up there -- BUT DON'T. The variety of meats available are delicious and well prepared - you'll want to sample all of them!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fogo is a Great Eating Experience
    Jmc13
    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.