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
286 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (192)good for groups (182)fit for foodies (121)notable wine list (71)hot spot (63)romantic (51)great for lunch (47)kid-friendly (24)neighborhood gem (22)great for brunch (9)scenic view (7)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    luvphillyfood
    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
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    • 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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Great meats and came out nice and hot. Staff was very well trained and delivered on every note. My wine the Catena Malbec was reaaly good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Started on the wrong foot
    Overlooked
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Our waiter asked my daughter if she would like water and explained the different options. She answered him. The waiter then turned to my husband and asked him the same question. He answered him. Then he blatantly ignored me....proceeded to ask the waitstaff to pour regular water in their glasses .... I was not extended the same courtesy and was taken aback, especially when my husband looked and me and shrugged his shoulders. I spoke up and said "What about me, don't I get water?" He immediately began to ask me, etc. Then we got assigned a different waiter who was very attentive and the rest of our dining experience was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meat, meat, and MORE Meat
    HungryInAustin
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    You just can't beat the meat at Fago! Either starve yourself or run a 1/2 marathon before coming to dinner here because you are going to eat a lot of delicious MEAT. Oh, and bonus, the salad bar is pretty amazing too! And talk about attentive service! Wow! We go to the Fago in Philly every time we visit the city. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
  • Tasty Food & Lots of It!
    AmandaBVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    While this is far from the best restaurant I have ever eaten in, if you love meat (and anything else offered on the buffet) then this is the place to come. The buffet offers a wide range of side dishes, cold cuts, salads, and bread. The waiters bring around endless servings of various cuts of beef, pork, lamb, sausage, and chicken. We had the limited Restaurant Week menu, which gave us a choice of about 10 different meats and saved us about $20 on the standard pricing. For sure, you will not go hungry here, but for the amount of food I actually ate, I would be hard pressed to pay full price. We had a table full of bachelors right next to us and I think it was the perfect place for them. Be sure to go hungry!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great to meat a date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Went here on a late-night date for Restaurant Week. The food was delicious, but the service was spectacular. I didn't sit down without a server pulling out my chair for me. My water and wine were never empty and my server was attentive and pleasant. We did have a bit of a long wait, even with a reservation, as there were several large groups who were seated before us. Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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