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: (215) 636-9700
  • 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
285 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (187)good for groups (186)fit for foodies (129)hot spot (65)notable wine list (59)romantic (50)great for lunch (34)neighborhood gem (28)kid-friendly (19)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (9)late-night find (7)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Only downfall
    smw0423
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Due to Philadelphia traffic we were running a little late and I called from the car to inform them. They said they would TRY to hold our table. I had this reservation made 2 weeks in advance. When we did get there after paying for valet because we didn't want to waste more time trying to park, they had given away our table and we had to wait. We had a party of 8 and the waiting are was overcrowded and uncomfortable. I understand we were late, but I called and let them know we were on our way, to me that should have substantiated that out table should have been held and it was not.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to eat a little expensive and very loud
    XxxX
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Nice place to eat very loud though and a lot of what feels like commotion food was very good felt slightly over dressed but think if the place had a little bit of a dress code would give more of a nice high end place to eat
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • after a semester of dining hall food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    It was a great stop for dinner while picking our daughter up for thanksgiving break. It is also perfect if you eat low carb. Cuts if meat and salad bar of much better quality than other rodizio restaurants we've visited. Service was over the top good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meat
    LarryM
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This place is great! I've been here 4 times this year and I'll keep going. Usually go for a guys night out. Everything is delicious and plentiful. The service is always great. Only thing I'm not a fan of is the crowd noise can get pretty loud but now I'm used to is and it won't stop me from going.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TARAVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    All you can eat w a huge buffet salad and lots of large patrons taking advantage of the unlimited portions too much for my taste
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great night
    Kalina
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Fogo always delivers a wonderful meal with helpful wait staff that create a wonderful night out. We enjoy going with groups of friends to share such tasty food. They will do whatever it takes to make sure you enjoy the food the way you like and that you are served the meat you want most.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great , Fantastic, awsome
    monkeylooker
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Me and my wife went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the food was great and service was 2nd to none great overall dinner no issues and they gave us a complementary flan with happy anniversary and candle and that was awesome we will be returning there every year for our celebration and maybe some other times great job Fogo de Chao
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a celebration
    Amm384
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great food and a lot of it! The service is wonderful and the whole restaurant is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meat lovers dream
    DBrown
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Go hungry and pace yourself. Lots of meat at whatever wellness you like.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    tld2012
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The staff were amazing. Always there to fill water glasses or ask what they could do to help make the experience better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Salad Bar
    BobR
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Fogo de Chao boasts an extraordinary salad bar. The waitstaff are extremely professional and helpful. The location and decor are perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    topofthechain
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The food was great, the salad bar great but the service was even better. I would recommend this spot for anyone great for holiday diner
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb!
    JnsoVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Like all fogo de chao everything was outstanding! Really amazing how they take care of all the details.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brazil!
    TAG1VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food service model is quite well conceived and works to everyone's advantage: restaurant and clients. The salad bar can be accessed at any time and repeatedly if desired--no waiter time spent, no client waiting for food. The choices there are of excellent quality rather than of poor food intended to fill up the patrons before they get to the meat. The meat servers and request cards work flawlessly--show a green card and someone is there instantly. If they are not offering what you want, you ask, and that waiter will find the person you want and send them over rather than you waiting until by chance it happens. Everyone wins here, excellent food, excellent service. Thomas A Gillespie, MD
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There's alot going on in this place
    SamjacVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Noisy, energetic, busy, hectic place your favorite adjective here. The meat is done extremely well and the salad bar does have things I have never seen before but the meal itself is akin to one of the battle scenes from Saving Private Ryan. You are inundated from the moment you sit at your table with suggestions - some sort of kitchy like "...would you like a shrimp cocktail for the table ? No I would like to order first thanks. The food is very well prepared but you are just assaulted to the point of STOP. Between the noise level and the assault of the meet carrying waiters its a bit much for me. That said everyone is very friendly and helpful and you can stop some of the meated sword attacks by just flipping your card.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Loud
    Dholms
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    For some reason this survey will not allow me to give the real noise level. It is VERY loud. Hard to hear your table mates. Food was good and service was great. Come hungry!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful steak house
    Frenchtouch
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The meats were absolutely fabulous. The caiperina excellent, especially the pineapple one!!!! The price was also very high...|
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Had a good meal. Celebrated sons birthday and enjoyed the restaurant atmosphere. Was a bit noisy and tables were too close together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun but...
    Gaga
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It had a fun atmosphere. My 18 year old wanted this fir his birthday and he had a blast. But for me I get turned off when too much food is in front of me. Just seeing all the meat being offered to everyone all the time made me lose my appetite. They also don't offer the rib eye or lamb chops unless you specifically ask for it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Sarah
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Loved everything, our table of six seemed so small in such a beautiful restaurant. Food was amazing, ambiance so elegant and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back:)
    TO117
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Outstanding service,very good food,always a great night out in Fogo de Chao:):):)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a blast
    MjGaff
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Every time we dine at fogo, we have an amazing time. This time my fiancé and I brought my parents along. They were thrilled. We definitely plan on returning!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get ready for a meat coma!
    Hugh
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Excellent, fun place. The food was fantastic and service was non-stop. Don't fill up until the bacon wrapped filet's and chicken come by - they were excellent (as was everything else). The flan for dessert was great, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Totally awesome experience!!
    RobW
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Highly recommended for an exceptional dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Was Worth the $$$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The salad bar and the meats were amazing! Definitely a great place to go for lunch because you get the same deal as dinner for much less. Not to say that the dinner price isn't worth it because it is! Drinks were over priced in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • way overpriced
    tomdelsnjVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Had a table in the corner , it was had to get any waiters attention . They advertise 17 different meats I only tasted 6 or 7. I told the waiter we wanted desert and also needed to make a show and he said I'll make it extra fast for you then promptly vanished ...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservation time not respected
    Zebra48VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    8 pm reservation, we are on time. And told our table is not ready for another 15 min. 'please wait in bar, have a drink'... well I guess not ! After hostess sees that we are not having drink, she finds us table in few minutes. Walking into dining room : there are PLENTY of empty tables ! HATE it when restaurant forces you to take a drink first, so UN COOL ! Will avoid in future, and you should too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hubby's Happiest Birthday
    Bobbykjr
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Could not have asked for a better lunch. Start to finish, top notch. Did not lack for anything. The salad bar was on point. The meat was better than I have ever tasted. EVERY employee was very warm and welcoming. Tres Leches cake was presented for my husband's birthday, and was the perfect ending!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've Seen Much much Better
    Lock
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Service Good..Food OK. ..I been to Chima ' Brazilian Steakhouse about 6 times and they make Fogo De Chao look like amateurs..No elbow room to eat..salad bar was very limited compared to Chima. .No condiments out..Served my wife cold bar b que sauce. Chima ' Brazilian Steakhouse is for me!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    ErnieDave
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Fogo de Chao is an excellent restaurant. I took my niece for her 30th birthday. My entire family loved everything about the restaurant. I only wish you had one in Harrisburg Pa.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    JanelleSVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Having been to Chima before, we knew basically what to expect. The seating at Fogo is much tighter, making it difficult to move around or for serves to get to us. There were more than a few occasions that we sat with our cards on green and no one stopping by. Our main waiter only came by at the beginning and when we flagged him down for the check. The service was not on par with our expectations. Food was okay but not amazing. I would go to Chima again before Fogo.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    JulesNJ
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Once again we had a great experience. Excellent service alond side great food. I The restaurant was very busy since it was a Friday night and the service didn't suffer. Very good job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special occasion
    aas66
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is definitely the place to go if you want to celebrate a special occasion! It's a little pricey but well worth it! ESP if you're hungry and are a meat eater! The salad bar is amazing and fresh. The meat is phenomenal and always steaming hot right off the spits! The staff is extremely friendly and attentive, too. We couldn't have asked for a better night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable
    foodiecouple
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We love this restaurant in Center City Philadelphia for the food, impeccable service, attention to detail, and variety of selections!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FABULOUS
    CityGirlatheart
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food keeps on coming until you tell them to stop! Celebrated our daughter's 18th birthday and every server that came by wished her a happy. Shrimp cocktail was HUGE. We'll worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and fun service
    JEB99
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This is a fun restaurant, just to watch the servers dressed as Gouchos bring the meats. Only problem we encountered, was that the Filet Mignon we had was fatty and full of gristle. Only tried once, so not sure if we just got bad pieces. Other meats were good and very tasty. Salad and Meat bar terrific and I could just eat that for a nice dinner. Every worker in the restaurant was nice, efficient and properly attentive without being annoying. We had a very enjoyable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have been wanting to check out fogo for a long time. Everything was delicious and it was quite an experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb service
    luvphillyfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This spot is comparable to other rodizio restaurant in the city , but what stuck out the most that I was amazed with was how awesome the service was. The wait staff was very attentive and even understanding with a picky wine drinker telling to send one back after another until the right one was tasted. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best Brazilian Steakhouse
    ChemFoodie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I have been a couple time to Fogo de Chao, and everytime I leave happy with the service and the food. This time around we went because we were celebrating our 5th anniversary and we wanted to go to somewhere special. Our server for the night was fantastic, he made conversation with us and asked us if there was any special reason we were at fogo. I ordered the bellini and it was too sweet for me, but the other drink that I ordered was delicious, a lime caipirina. The food from the salad bar was great, and the meat was delicious as always. What captivate me this time around was the outstanding service. For the price you pay here it is worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD AND SERVICE
    lakeside
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    THE FOOD AND SERVICE IS THE BEST I EVER HAD AND I BEEN TO A LOT OF PLACE RANKS RIGHT WITH THE BLUE MOON IN FLORDIA
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.