Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Feast of meatPredictably, great meat and salad bar! Service was attentive until some at our table turned their cards to red, signaling they were finished. The servers failed to see some of us were still wanting.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat drinks and delicious meat!The wait staff made sure our table of 4 had everything we needed, from fresh plates to drink refills. I had the signature drink, which was sweet and delicious. I wouldn't recommend the lemonade cocktail because it had a lot of seeds that were caught in the straw. The salad bar was good and the sides served on the table were delicious and complimented the meat. You didn't have to worry about taking the last bite of anything on the table (bread, side dishes) because the wait staff would bring more within a few moments. It was my first time there, but I'll definitely be back.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversaryIt was our 2 year anniversary and his first time dining here. He absolutely loved and enjoyed it. We ate soooo much. Will definitely be going back. Really enjoyed the experience!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebratoryWe recently celebrated my son's birthday at Fogo de Chao. This has always been Troy's favorite restaurant, and he looked forward to dining at Fogo for all of his special occasions. This year was extra special to Troy and our family because two years ago, Troy had a feeding tube due to a severe automobile accident and was unable to eat for months. Needless to say, we are truly blessed that he is well now and can enjoy his all of his favorites again.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome placeThis is the place for an amazing steak experience. Come hungry.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Service!Great restaurant! Outstanding service from the valet to the waiter service. From the moment we pulled up to the restaurant the service was impeccable. We were seated immediately. Constant iced tea refills with out asking, salad bar is amazing. What an incredible dining experience.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantWe celebrated a graduation at Fogo de Chao, and we could not have picked a better spot. The food is fantastic, the service was even better. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery GoodI have been to Fogo before in other cities. The experiences were good. This was no different. Good food and service. Not spectacular, but very good!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect celebration!The service was impeccable from the moment we walked into the restaurant. We were celebrating my birthday with my husband and 2 boys (ages 8 and 10). The wait staff was very attentive and catered to our every need, making us feel very special. The food was outstanding. The salad bar was very tasty and everything had it's own flavor. The meats were outstanding and if we wanted to have extra of a specific type, one of the wait staff would see to it. We look forward to visiting Philadelphia in the future and will be sure to stop in for dinner!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMeat MallFogo is one of my favorite places to enjoy a nice dinner. The salad bar is excellent but the real star is the various meats! They are brought to your table until you finally surrender. If you love meat, you don't want to miss Fogo!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience at GDC fo my boyfriend's b-day. The food was awesome and the service superb. He had never been before and both of us would definitely return, especially for special occasions.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful FindFogo de chao was absolutely wonderful. From the attentive staff to the delicious food, the meal was one of the best we have had in a long time. We also found out they are adding another location close to home and we already planned a trip to go there with our family. A definite must go to anyone who wants great food and excellent service!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat For CarnivoresA great place if you really enjoy eating a variety of very good meat. Excellent Service. Not cheap but lives up to its reputation. We were celebrating my son's birthday and they were very nice, even served him a complementary gluten free desert with a candle (he can't eat wheat).5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat CelebrationMy wife, parents, sister, and I came here to celebrate my graduation earlier that day. I had never been to one before - my wife had for a work function at one point. I love meats of all kinds, and so I thought it would be a good place to go for a celebration. I was definitely correct.
First of all, the service was very impressive. I've been to what I would classify as "very nice" restaurants before, but never have I had service such as that. Second, the food was incredible - the salad bar was well stocked with anything you would want, the meats were perfectly cooked and nicely seasoned, and the sides were delicious while also not attempting to outshine the main attraction: the meat. I was extremely happy with it, and will return again.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMsimply the best restaurantsimply the best restaurant experience I've ever had for any occasion.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasureFogo de Chao is my husband's number one pick for his birthday dinner; we go every year. My only quibble this time around was that I think I had a newer waiter who wasn't as good as his more experienced counterparts. I had to request things several times before I got them and he was barely attentive. At one point we had a second waiter who picked up the slack a bit, but then original waiter came back when he noticed the other guy was there.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI ordered bottled water, onceI ordered bottled water, once I finished the bottle it was removed from the table but my glass remained. A different server from the original came pass my table and filled my empty glass with tap water! YUK!!! She didn't even ask if I was drinking tap or bottled water.....she ASSUMED!!!! UGH! Despite that, the food was good. Note to servers/waiter/waitress, never assume anything when serving a customer!! You do more harm than helping when you assume!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFun & YumFogo is a fun energetic memorable generous upscale place. I loved the experience, the addictive to-die-for signature Brazilian cheese puff ball bread appetizers, the salad bar big flat mushrooms, and the desserts. I was too full to eat more than a morsel of meat and a nibble of creme brulee - but my two voracious carnivorous young adult boys were in heaven and beyond. The portions are huge and literally endless, which right there tells you this may not be a true foodie's favorite. The myriad of bustling waiters were non-stop alert and attentive. I would go back . . . and take special guests . . . in a very quick heartbeat. YUM!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMperfect... for carnivoresTook my meat-lovin' father here to celebrate my graduation, and he was so pleased. That alone was enough for me. Fogo de Chao is only for special occasions (the meat sweats are REAL) but so, so worth it. Wonderful service, a beautiful room, delicious food and lots of it. Looking forward to returning.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentThis wasn't my first visit and it won't be my last. I always try and go during restaurant week but I decided to take my mom for Mother's Day. Service and food was top notch as always.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAn amazing experience! WellAn amazing experience! Well managed, very knowledgable and friendly staff. We will return.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placeWe've been here 5-6 times and just love it! We have become pros, but took a newbie with us and she just loved it! Everyone left more than satisfied. We will absolutely be back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience for group of guysGreat eats for a group of 5 hungry guys, endless meat and prompt service. Most times meat offerings came before I could finish my plate, but can't complain about a full plate of delicious cuts. Only thing I would suggest is more offerings on the small plates that are offered, or at least a more varied selection than just potatoes, potatoes and...potatoes. Salad bar was decent, biggest asparagus I've ever seen, but would like a bit more selection given it's +$50 person. Overall, good experience and would recommend.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat NIght!We went to Fogo for special birthday night with a group of 12. It was a busy Saturday night but we never felt rushed or pressured and enjoyed a very hood meal, the salad bar alone is fantastic with a wide selection and the meat was as advertised, well prepared, very tasty, delicious and PLENTIFUL! The management team should be commended as well, they accommodated our every need including our ever expanding party.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to fogo de chaoI have been to fogo de chao over and over and i never get tired of it. The food is great and the wxperience is unlike anything you will ever have. I highly reccomend it especially if you are seeking something different. My only complaint is when i go with my family there are no round tables which sometimes makes it hard to talk to everyone in a large group.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceWent there for a special occasion and the we were able to get every cut just the way just the we wanted. Our severs didn't rush us and came by several instances to ask what cuts we were looking for when we could not find the ones we wanted right a way. Great place for someone to feel special and have some good food.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe quality of food here isThe quality of food here is excellent and the service is extremely detailed and attentive.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMeat lovers delightThe service is just amazing! Food is incredible. The salad bar has an excellent selection including fresh Parmesan wheel and enormous asparagus (giant doesn't come close). Love the papaya cream for dessert, topped with a generous helping if cream de cassis. And the meat- oh the meat!!! Plentiful, delicious and great cuts. Try the Parmesan crusted pork and the picanta as well as the filet mignon! Sides are great too and new hot foods on the buffet looked good but we were too full to try them.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, amazing food andAs always, amazing food and service. A great night.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendedMy husband and I come here every year for his birthday. Absolutely amazing restaurant. Everybody should experience the gaucho way of preparing food for themselves!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the best restaurantThis is the best restaurant I have ever been to. The service blows my mind, it's so efficient and professional. The food is also phenomenal. All the meats and the salad bar and the desert were all top tier.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis wasn't our best time there...We visit here a few times a year, and usually bring someone new with us to introduce them to the restaurant. This time we felt as though the meat was a little tougher than usual, which was disappointing given the cost. The salad bar is the BEST around. We felt as though we were being rushed. While I was holding my daughter and helping her to eat more food, I had my meat card showing green, because I wanted more, but each time they came around they did not give me more meat. The waiters also kept clearing our plates, which ordinarily would be good service, but they took the end of my mothers scotch which really disappointed her, and it was her birthday meal. We'll go back, but if we have a second similar experience we will look elsewhere.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGem!!Great place with some amazing food! Service is also excellent!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing experience. It wasAmazing experience. It was my first time going an since my brother was in town visiting, I thought it would be a fun evening. The moment I turned over my "Im ready for MEAT" dot, I was inundated with service from all the attendants. It was remarkable, delicious, fun and relaxing. No pressure about anything and the food was just impeccable. A rather expensive evening but SO WORTH IT. A wonderful indulgence.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are SO going again!I took my boyfriend there and the experience was AMAZING! The food was delicious, the specialty drinks were fantastic and the service was great. It was our first time there and we kept asking the servers questions about how it worked and the food and each of them answered our questions and didn't make us feel like we were annoying or anything even though I'm sure we were.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFogo de Chao never let usFogo de Chao never let us down. However, my experience at Minneapolis is way better than Phili. Not sure why.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is delicious and theFood is delicious and the serving style is a lot of fun.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for guys night out andWent for guys night out and it was a great spot for lots of food and plenty to drink3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMClose Second To Plataforma NYWe liked this restaurant very much but it is second to Churascarria Plataforma in NY in our opinion. The meat was excellent, but the salad bar was not nearly as diverse or good as the one at Plataforma. The variety of meat, however, was better. I would definitely eat there again if I were in the Philly area3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA+ from start to finish.Friendly valet, great staff, and the food was amazing!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing staff ! deliciousAmazing staff ! delicious food , great experience !3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome DiningThe entire dining experience was unbelievable. From the impeccable service to the incredible food. We had a medical emergency in our group prior to sitting at our table. The staff could not have been more helpful or understanding. The hostess, servers, valet and manager acted quickly and were extremely accommodating. We can not thank them enough.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFogo de Chao was a diningFogo de Chao was a dining experience. From the minute you walk in someone is there to take your coat and help you pull your chair out. Very attentive and the food is excellent! If you do not like meat, then this isn't the place for you! However, they do have an excellent salad bar as well.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great experience.We had a great experience. The food was terrific and the service was wonderful.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceI was really impressed by the service at Fogo de Chao. They really treated you like you we're the only table even thought the place was packed.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly attentive; delicious foodThe service was incredible and made me and my roommates feel like we were the only table there. The meat was excellent, the salad bar was great, and I don't know if I've ever seen a more complete wine list. It was a great meal and I highly recommend it, but it is very expensive so it's better for a special occasion.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI love FOGO. This was my 8thI love FOGO. This was my 8th time there. Simply stellar.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want to have some ofIf you want to have some of the best cuts of meat, Fogo De Chao is the place for you. Along with the great food, the service is excellent. The only reason you'll hate yourself for going here, is that you are now too full to do anything else productive the rest of the day.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit afterThis was our first visit after hearing about this place. We have dined at a similar place in Florida years before, so we were anxious to try something closer to home. Overall, we were impressed and would dine here again and recommend it. I enjoyed the salad bar variety, but I did encounter a pet peeve there....no labels! There were a few items we didn't sample because they were no labels. The meat varieties was very nice but tended to run the gamut of very excellent to one that was inedible....which did not distract from our meal or experience because we're still talking about the signature beef and the bacon wrapped chicken breast...delicious!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were awesome!Food and service were awesome! Was our second visit, and can't wait to go back again!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM