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

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com/
  • Phone: 2023474668x
  • 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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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC reviews from OpenTable diners
309 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (208)good for groups (195)fit for foodies (101)notable wine list (60)romantic (57)hot spot (52)great for lunch (46)kid-friendly (38)neighborhood gem (22)great for brunch (18)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • So much... meat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Dined here as a farewell to DC dining. I've never actually been here because most of my friends shy away from all-you-can-eat restaurants as they are usually overly priced for the amount of food you're consuming. I'd have to say that this is the case for Fogo De Chao- you're not necessarily getting your moneys worth, but I doubt anybody could consume their $75 worth of meat in one sitting. You definitely need to include service and ambiance as one of your contributing factors once you're done eating and evaluating your meal.. That being said, I walked a solid 7 miles back to Rosslyn after my meal. The walk was very pleasant and I got to pass by all most of the monuments :P
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic Brazillian Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I surprised my husband by taking him here for his birthday. He is a big fan of Brazillian steakhouses, and we were not disappointed. While the price was on the steeper end for us, we thought all the food was delicious and they had a nice variety. The salad bar had a fun selection too. The one thing we were sad they didn't offer was the grilled pineapple. Other restaurants have offered that in the past, and it is our favorite! But it was good eating none-the-less, and they brought us a free slice of cake with "happy birthday" written on it. Nice touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steakhouse by Far!!!
    Lovefood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our 3rd time coming here and it has been by far the best each and every time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fun and filling. Salad bar was one of the best I've had and of course the meat was great. Side dishes unique and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Make No Misteak - Great Dinner!
    Missteaken
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Delicious, never ending supply of steak! Filet, filet wrapped in bacon, rib eye, lamb chops, and so much more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Green means go!
    Reenie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fogo was quite the dining experience! As a Brazillian steak house it offered well seasoned meats galore! The tag that symbolized to the servers whether you wanted them to stop at your table stayed on green at our table. Even as we were satisfied, we had to try more. The salad bar was one of the best and the mashed potatoes were cloud like fluffy and delicious! Will I return? Green means GO!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    Nite
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was good. Only complaint u have is service was slow and waited forever to get someone's attention for our bill and even for water. Plus, what kind of restaurant doesn't let you take your food home!?! No to go boxes!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always!
    CS16
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Never disappointed at Fogo De Chao. The food was amazing as always. We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and when we got our dessert, it had Happy Anniversary written on the plate! So nice! If you haven't been, try it. The meet is incredible....and so is the never ending salad bar!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Meats!
    geenhuy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Fogo de Chao was just an overall great time. I couldn't get in during Restaurant Week, no surprise there, booked up pretty fast, so we went regular price. Expensive but not bad for all the food they provide! Deliciously marinated meats everywhere! Salad bar wasn't too great but hey, you don't come here for veggies! Staff were very attentive. Good thing about this place is when you flip your card to "red," they don't bother you! Which is great because now you have a huge plate of all the meat you could ever want, and private time for long conversations. Only problem now is who can I convince to come with me again.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Fun Place To Eat
    BobL
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My wife and I were in DC for a 5 day visit, traveling with our 8 year old granddaughter. We made a reservation hoping it would be a great experience for all of us. It was! A unique dining experience with lots of food choices at the salad bar as well as at the table, from the frequent servers who brought different meats. We enjoyed it. As kid friendly as I hoped that it would be. My only issues were the chaotic environment in getting the salad bar food and the noise level. This is definitely a great place for larger groups, family celebrations, etc. A fun place with interesting food and atmosphere. We would go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food at the Chao!
    CitizenZ
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My wife and me dined here for her birthday. We arrived just before 6pm to avoid a crowd- by 7 they were starting to get busy. The food was outstanding and the service was great. Beware that ordering a soda or juice is by the bottle so the expense ads up if you're not paying attention. The valet is very convenient and the staffers are polite. Overall it is a great experience that's well worth the effort!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service is slipping
    FoodGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    As always the food was very good and there is as much or as little as you want. It's the service that needs work. It's starting to resemble that of a cheap, rapid turn over place. The server who explained how Fogo works and took our drink orders was brusque, interrupted our conversation and seemed annoyed to be there. Others did not serve or remove plates from the proper side, reached across the table to set dishes down (there was plenty of room to maneuver around the table), and plopped utensils down. The service used to be of higher quality. For the price and the tone the restaurant is trying to set, I expect much better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great overall
    foodie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've frequented Fogo in the past, and I went last Sunday to take advantage of the restaurant week. Despite our timely arrival, we had to wait a bit to be seated. We were seated in a corner, and we definitely were secluded from the main dining area. Probably due to this reason, the servers did not frequent our table often, to the point of having to ask for servers to come since my plate was empty. It was certainly a drastic contrast to when I had paid full menu price. Shouldn't they be more welcoming to patrons who are trying out Fogo to see if they want to return? I would return for the food, but if I had not before, I'm not sure if I would.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Restaurant Week
    oyg777
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My once-a-year treat during DC Restaurant Week, when (2014) dinner prices are $35, as opposed to the full price $50-something per person. Instead of 17 meats, they serve 10, but it's still an amazing experience. I've had both full reg price menu and Restaurant Week menu and honestly, you're not missing out on much by choosing the cheaper option. Salad bar is delicious and always a temptation, as are the cheesy bread biscuits; don't get fully seduced by them and miss out on the meats...conserve your stomach room for the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MeMeMe
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The service was great but the food was better at Texaz de Brazil and Chima.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    Minnie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We came to the restaurant during restaurant week but discovered that the restaurant week menu did not include most of the tasty cuts of meat. We instead opted for the full menu. It would have been beneficial for the restaurant to advertise beforehand that the RW menu was going to be so short. Regardless, the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We visited during restaurant week and ha a great time. It cost only $8 to valet and we were seated immediately. Our waiter was pleasant. even though all the different types of meat weren't offered, we still had more than enough to chose from. From the lamb to the bacon wrapped chicken, every thing was moist, well seasoned, and a joy to eat. We all had the chocolate mousse cake for desert and it was the perfect ending to a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    carmeneregirl
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I visited during DC's Restaurant Week. I have been to Fogo before, but this is the first time that the cuts of meat have been fatty. My friends and I were surprised at the amount of fat we had to cut off. This has never happened before. I understand reducing the selection for the Restaurant Week price. I don't understand reducing the selection AND the quality. The meat tasted good, but the cuts weren't as lean. I can't give them a 5 star rating as a result. I love Fogo and I recommend it highly - just not during Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOTS. OF. MEAT.
    HStreetYuppieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first time to a Brazilian steakhouse, and it definitely didn't disappoint with the amount and variety of different meats. It was an endless barrage of beef, pork, and chicken, and nobody was complaining. With that being said, while it was fun and unique, I don't think my wife and I will be back. Maybe it's that we aren't the biggest red meat fans, or maybe the buffet like nature of the restaurant, but there are certainly many other places in DC that we will go to instead.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meat; so-so salad bar
    StephenVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Fogo's main competition in the DC area is Chima, out in Tysons Corner. Fogo's meat is better prepared and I preferred Fogo, but my family preferred Chima because it has a nicer salad bar and a better atmosphere. Both are great choices if you want to pig out on meat. Neither is a good choice for vegans or vegetarians.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and friends
    FoodieDiva
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great time with friends and the food was excellent. Drinks were good too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iluvfdc
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One word to describe the complete dining experience. EXCELLENT!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brazilian Steakhouse
    SIdadof2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went to Washington D.C. location for restaurant week. Previously visited location in NYC. Great deal for $35 pp. Salad bar was great. (Liked fresh parmesean, apple salad, and baby pimentos). Choice of endless steak, chicken, lamb, ect. was outstanding. Great dessert choice (chocolate mousse cake, cheese cake and key lime pie). Servers kept drinks filled. Street parking was available, or valet. Went early when it opened at 4:30 pm, was full when we left to go to National's baseball game at 7 pm.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful service, wonderful food!
    Greedy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The staff at Fogo DC is so attentive...it's like they can read your mind and know what you need when you need it. The food is so good. You will definitely be full between the fresh salad bar, the various meats, AND the plantains, cheese rolls, and mashed potatoes...might even need to take a break from eating before your next round of food. Don't even get me started on the mixed drinks...they are tasty and made really strong. They even have a mobile bar that comes around to the tables, from which you can order alcohol. Really cool. This is a great place to do dinner with friends, family, or even for a couple. Pricey, but worth every single red cent! I can't wait to go back...for like the 7th time in my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mario
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a great time and the food was excellent. We had 4 kids in our group and they enjoyed as much as adults did!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luv2dine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went to Fogo for a birthday celebration, and although the salad bar is awesome, the meat selection was not very good, and several of the choices I tried were dry and just not very good. I love my steak and I'm pretty easy to please overall, but I tried several sirloin dishes and was not impressed. A couple of them I could not even eat. I think this is a fun place for a group, everyone can just kind of serve themselves, and it is a great location and nice atmosphere inside, but for meat lovers, I found it very disappointing. Maybe it's one of those instances where it just did not live up to the hype.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!!
    FoodieFanatic
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've wanted to dine here for quite some time and heard great things about it. Boy was it was worth the wait! The food and service were AMAZING! Our "server" even suggested a great cocktail to accompany our feast of meat that was to die for! I'll definitely recommend Fago de Chao to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    chocolateyes
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my first time @ this location. There wasn't anything spectacular about the food and the waiters passed by our tables a few times without checking to see if we wanted the meats. Also we didn't even get the meat we requested. So I was unsatisfied with my experience at this location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    SouthernBelle
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food and service was good but the restuarant is very loud!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    jnpinckney
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    You have to be ready to eat A LOT of meat, but it was delicious. The salad bar was also really good. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    DP2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good selection and rotation of meats for restaurant week price. Servers came by often but messed up a few drink orders but brought new ones.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • treatment during restaurant week
    JBurellaVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I thought maybe this restaurant would lack some dazzle during restaurant week, but I was wrong! my table was treated to excellent service and the food selection and quality was superb. I'd gladly go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Not sure what all the hype is about for this place. The meat was well cooked but bland and you just have to wait for the type of meat you want to walk by your table. ( you can't just say I want some pork loin.) so we spent 10 mins saying "no thank you" to all the meat servers with every other kind of beef imaginable, waiting for the one we wanted. Also, I don't know if we were sitting in the wrong spot but there were several meats on the menu that were never passed by our table. Overall, not a fan.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fogo's for Sure!
    Tricie001
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Fogo's did not disappoint for Restaurant Week! The selections were plentiful and the service was great...the mini popover bread, sides, garlic steak. Great RW choice, will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally made it!!
    HappyPeopleVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A few friends have been talking about Fogo de Chao. I've wanted to go for sometime and of course restaurant week is the perfect time. We were not disappointed. We were happily stuff when we walked out the door. We all agreed to make it a staple on our list. Customer service is excellent as well as the food!!! The salad bar is amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow!
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    So many meats! Delicious! Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant week experience
    AntiNickname
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went here for the restaurant week meal and it was definitely a total bargain for the quality and quantity of food we received. Out of all if the meats we tried, we only had minor complaints about two: the lamb was too blue for our tastes, and the parmesean encrusted pork was extremely dry. Everything else was exceptional, though, and the wait staff was very attentive, going so far as to ask at least a couple times if there was anything we were waiting on and if we wanted anything in particular to come back to us. I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • can't forego chow at Fogo de Chao
    yummy
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    you must love meat to eat here. apart from paying 35$ for a bottle of wine I could have gotten at Costco for $8, the many kinds of meat were delicious, moist, and available in a range of done-ness. Salad bar and sides (included in price) were also tasty and of a good variety.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    Meow
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Always a great experience with great service. I wish they had a lobster bisque like Texas de Brazil though. Yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • so much amazing food!!!
    Bryant
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    All the reviews I read on this place are true. The cheesy bread is amazing. The salad bar pretty good and has a great selection. But then when the meat comes out then say goodbye to your hunger pains. The minute you flip that card over they come by and say hello to Meat, meat, meat.......all of it was good and I think I ended up trying at least 10+ kinds. Highly recommend for experience alone. Also did Restaurant Week pricing so I think I got a bargain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic