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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com
  • Email: washington@fogodechao.com
  • Phone: (202) 347-4668
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5;00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • 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, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th St NW
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking, located on 11th Street, is offered during dinner. Parking garages are also available, as is a limited amount of metered parking.
A word from Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "I took my parents here while they were visiting DC, and my Dad was blown away for the following reasons: 1) The quality of the meat (every one of the 8-10 cuts he tried) just blew him away! His favorites were the pork ribs and filet and a few others. 2) The server was incredibly friendly & had amazing service. The server kept replacing his coffee within a second of him finishing it -- and my Dad thought it was amazing! 3) Our server took us on a tour of the grill in the back & explained the cooking process. 4) The salad bar (and the crispy bacon) was just amazing. Overall, my dad says this is now his favorite restaurant he's ever been to!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Outstanding dining experience, as long as you are not a vegetarian! :-) The level of personal service we received during our dinner was top-notch."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Fogo never fails to impress. I love this place. Well worth the price if you have an appetite."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "A group of friends and I got together on Saturday evening following a day viewing the Cherry Blossoms...we were looking for a place with great energy and even better food for our meat and potatoes crowd. This is the place...you can eat until your hearts content and for those that tend toward lighter fare they have an awesome salad bar and soup station. Recommend you book a reservation as this place can get quite crowded very quickly....and even with the reservation we had to wait about 20 minutes until the table was ready. The food was simply fabulous and if you don't see what you want just ask and one of the cowboys will materialize with it. Looking forward to returning again in the future."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Amazing! One person in our group had never had the Fogo de Chao way, which always make the event more fun and entertaining because the gauchos pay more attention. What made this experience 'outstanding' is the appropriate attention to timing - head server and gauchos - had noticed our group slowing down and asked for 'special requests'. The 'special request' arrived shortly. Other unique occurrence was a gaucho noted one person who had rare grilled meat and asked the next round if rare choice was still wanted. Dessert and post meal drink topped off a phenomenal meal and experience. Also hostess allowed us to seat prior to our reservation time."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is the place to dine if you crave protein! The servers walking around and offering different meats was the highlight of this dining experience. We initially were seated at a table that was not very comfortable because we had to sit far apart from each other. But when we asked to be moved, we were accommodated with genuineness. The wine selection was great and paired well with the meats."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Forgo is my go to place for a dinner celebration with meat lovers (wide choice, excellent quality) - but their salad bar is my heavenly destination when I go. I heap my plate with perfectly steamed asparagus, fresh mozzarella, smoked salmon, etc while I watch my guests enjoying the parade of filet mignonette, top sirloin, lamb chops, ribs, chicken, etc - everyone is happy and it is a real celebration."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Took my fiance and some friends here for his birthday dinner on a weeknight and was pleased with the delicious options for even me (the vegetarian of the group). The salad option is not boring at all and they have extensive food available for the non-meat eaters which I love and then tons of meat floating around the place for the carnivores of the group. Every server is incredibly helpful and nice and assist you in any and all decisions you may need."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great time, Sorry I had to down rate the food part. As a Minnesota Pork Producer, I am very honest on the pork that I eat. All of the cut of your meat was excellent except for the pork ribs. These were very tough and the flavor was cooked out. They were fresh out of the kitchen so they should have melted off the bone. Please review how you do the Ribs. Again, Thank for the time we had but sorry for the low rated pork ribs. Kevin Estrem"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food at Fogo de Chao is over the top and this is a fun place to have memorable meal with friends and family. First, it is Brazilian barbecue with a variety of meats (16 different cuts of mean) that covers the entire waterfront and every one of them is excellent. Second, it's the most upscale version of churrascaria I've seen--very nice. Finally, the salad bar is equally fantastic. As this is an all-you-can-eat concept, the challenge will trying to stop."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Pros: Food was great, drinks were great, service was great, salad bar was great. For money and quality of beef, beats The Palm hands down. Cons: Extremely noisy to the point of having to raise one's voice to have a conversation. Didn't accommodate out of the way table request in quieter location. No birthday recognition for my guests although I requested it in my reservation. Server tried to add $60 worth of drinks on my bill. Guess he thought we wouldn't review the bill. For the four of us, it was around $306 plus 15% tip. Extras: 2 capiroskas ($25), 2 bottles of pelligrino ($12), 2 desserts and 4 coffees. ($50)."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Went for a birthday dinner and was very pleased. Meat was excellent as well as the other items at the food bar. Service was another plus. Crew was very attentive and very polite. Only complaint was that it felt like there was a few more items on the main floor versus the second floor. Otherwise, great evening."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service is attentive but not pushy, a good time."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Luv this place! Amazing and exquisite food! Great place to celebrate my birthday."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "If you've never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse Fogo de Chao, is a great one to start with. The hosts are great with explaining the process... the servers are excellent about attending the table, the guachos have such a great personality... they are fun to chat with; some of them we wished we could have chatted with longer. Great experience if you've never had it."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Planned an evening at fogo for my girlfriends daughters birthday. The entire experience at fogo from the salad bar to the dessert made for a great birthday evening for her daughter."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Look no further you want a really good place to eat as much as you want of a all kinds of great food. If you like really good food, do not miss it."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The service was pretty bad. After we were seated, it was 8 minutes before anyone came over to us, even after that we had to ask for our plates. The meat started coming around & we shifted to red. When we switched back to green no one came by. After 5 minutes, I had to flag someone down, only then the service resumed. This happened again throughout the evening as we were constantly waiting with empty plates for someone to come serve us. After our bottles of wine, desserts & after dinner-drinks we asked for the bill, which we were charged for 3 cappuccinos. I told them we did not have any & correct the bill. The bill came back with 2 cappuccinos, thinking since there was 2 of us. I had to send the bill back again as we did not order any."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We always enjoy eating at this restaurant and they make a birthday special"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Excellent meats and lots of it. The salad bar was also great and a range of fresh and different options."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Although I am not a huge meat eater, there was plenty of things that I could enjoy. I left there very full and satisfied!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "As usual, the service was very pleasant...when it was there. This time a waitress took our drink order and our request for the chimichurri sauce and disappeared, never to be seen again that night. We did get our first round of drinks, but we had to spend a considerable amount of time flagging down a waiter to ask for another round, and the chimichurri (which didn't appear until 20 minutes later, 5 minutes after we asked yet again). The waiter was very apologetic the second time we asked, so we tipped well, but I can't help but think the waitstaff needs both more hands on deck and better training/managing to be better organized. The food, as usual, was very good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I decided to check this out for my fiance's bday after hearing great things about it. Food--great! You will not go hungry or wanting for anything more after this meal. Two days later and I still feel full. I loved everything except the chicken and sausage. Lamb was perfect!!! The only downside was the getting up to go to the salad bar which mostly had cold sides. I was hoping it would be a tad more intimate and getting up to go get sides took away from that a bit. The servers were great, sometimes the guys passing meat seemed bit impatient and annoyed with questions but most were friendly. Only other issue was the noise level--it was so loud in there. Good thing this is somewhere you go no more than 2x a year."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a very inattentive server. My wife ordered a bottle of wine and she comes back after about 15 minutes to say they were out of it. She brings back the wine list and then just does not show up for 20mins when we had to flag her for our new order of wine. She brings this new wine after another 10mins. by this time I am almost done with the beer I had ordered..."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "food is surprisingly tasty. the salad bar is not only pretty to look at, but very tasty - one of the best i've encountered. and the meat keeps on coming. this is a carnivore's delight. some minor issues - why charge by the bottle for sodas? it seems like a sneaky way to run up the tab - switch to fountain soda with free refills. kudos on the service - very pleasant. all in all, we were all very pleased."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "They're all very knowledgeable about gluten-free options for people with gluten-sensitivity"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went for my husband's birthday and we had a great evening of food and fun."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We like the unique dining experience at Fogo and who can say no to unlimited steak!? I took my boyfriend here for a special occasion and we enjoyed it."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great food. Seems a little pricy but when you consider what you get it is a good deal. The meats were very good quality and very plentiful."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I went here with a friend of mine for a celebration dinner, and we had a blast! Come hungry and be prepared to be fed!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Food and service very good. Different restaurant concept. Waiters go around with different meat choices, which are sliced at the table. Well orchetrated since they don't bump into each other. All the meats (beef, chicken, lamb, sausages) were well seasoned and not spicy. A word of warning - eat the meat first because the salad bar is very, very extensive and desserts delicious. Children under 6 are free and half price 7-12."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "While the meat is good they have nothing available for children to eat. They offer half price or $24.50 for kids. My child would eat a small hamburger, plain pasta, or chicken nuggets - none of which are available. I think that many small kids have similar diets. Obviously they have chosen to not accommodate children. Another issue is that they have no fruit at the salad bar. For a $30 salad, I would expect a little better variety."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great place with multiple cuts of meat served right to your table. Excellent service and extensive wine list."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Open table got me a reservation when I called and they t opp ld me they were booked. I wil always use Open Table in n the future."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I try to have at least one meal at Fogo de Chao every time I am in Washington. The food and the service are always outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "If you are meat lover this is place to go, if you don't like meat they have amazing salad bar. Definitely try signature Brazilian caipirinha drink."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We visited to celebrate a birthday; weather delayed us but we were seated promptly after we arrived. The salad bar is not the star attraction but it's passable... the meats are what birthday boy craved and his wishes were fulfilled as usual. Wait staff was attentive and the wine list wonderful. Desserts were fresh and big but took a bit too long to be served. This is an expensive affair but we thoroughly enjoyed our evening and highly recommend Fogo de Chao for a special occasion or for anyone who appreciates a bounty of beautifully prepared meats."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food was amazing!!! It was pretty packed and the service was fast."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "First visit and the food is delicious and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We arrived at 5 PM and were seated at a table for four that allowed both of us to sit away from the foot traffic. We were a little surprised that we weren't encouraged to hurry at the end of the meal, especially when we had to fight our way out through folks waiting for tables. We found several tasty items among the starters and sides on the salad bar. The Waldorf Salad was particularly good. The meats were delicious, particularly the garlic-flavored sirloin. The servers let one specify doneness and amount. We ended with a delicious NY Style Cheesecake. Service was excellent, with drinks quickly provided. We will return, but probably not on a Saturday night. Although we can't say we were inconvenienced by the crowd."
    Dined on 3/1/2014