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: (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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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC reviews from OpenTable diners
318 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (207)special occasion (202)fit for foodies (117)notable wine list (63)hot spot (61)romantic (50)great for lunch (49)kid-friendly (33)neighborhood gem (22)great for brunch (17)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Best restaurant in DC
    ThomVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Best restaurant in DC. Don't miss picanha, but also excellent are chicken and/or filet wrapped in bacon, pork ribs, leg of lamb and chops. Rib-eye and filet mignon are also delectable. The servers are also best in town. Expensive but worth the expenditure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    If you love meats, this is the place to visit. NUmerous selections of delicious meats carved at your table by attentive waiters. You can order meats to your liking also. Very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beatiful
    Oscar
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    deliciosa comida, atención agradable, súmamente confortable y apetecible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a touch of salt...
    MeatLover
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    While the food was good I found that most of the meat cuts (beef and lamb) needed just a touch of salt to make it outstanding. I've been to a few Brazilian steakhouses so this was shocking to me. If the seasoning level isn't adjusted fast, Fogo de Chao is going to be in trouble when Texas de Brazil opens on Mass Ave.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • JimSalVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Very good meal, great bottle of wine and attentive service for our group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father-Son Birthday
    DCMerk
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    It's a grownup place where kids feel at ease and welcome. The service keeps them attentive and me, too. Bring more lamb chops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food with fair service
    RosieRed
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I have been to the DC location many times since it opened. The food was amazing, but the service was fair and seems to be declining. We had a reservation, but had to wait for over 20 minutes before being seated. We sat in a side room, which made it more private and easier to hear conversation; however I think the location may have been a major reason for the service we experienced. We had to ask three times during our dinner for specific meat to be brought, the server did not check on us very often, and we did not get our side dishes replenished very quickly. If I had not had so many excellent prior experiences here, I may not have thought too much about the decline in service. Unfortunately, service affected our overall experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fogo is becoming cheapskate
    musicalbloom
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Fogo's gauchos used to come out with a selection of all their meats. But on our latest visit in November 2014, they did not bring out any of the Ancho (prime part of the rib-eye steak) or the filet mignon until we asked, and then they would make some specially to just bring to our table and not offer it around like they used to. Their strategy now seems to be to load you up with the cheapest cuts of beef (like the bottom sirloin, which kept coming round) as well as stuff like chicken and pork ribs/sausages early, so you'll be too stuffed to realize that they do not automatically bring out the best cuts anymore. Too bad. We still like Fogo best among the Brazilian barbecue places, but why the nickel-and-dime-ing with the prime beef cuts?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    Sebastian
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The restaurant was excessively noisy. I was surprised at the number of children. The meat lacked flavor. The lamb was tough. The best thing was the salad bar.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpentableuserVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    A fun experience. The food was as expected from this type of restaurant. Service was great. Will be back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid place to eat steak
    stauds
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    They bring so much steak around, I was never waiting for anything at this place. The steak was good. The atmosphere was pretty good, I was there at 6:15 on a Monday by about 7:00 bushiness really picked up and it was noisy but not out of character to what the experience is supposed to be like. I feel like I got my money's worth $55 is not that expensive for all you can eat steak.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellence made simple
    LLRoberts
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    It's a simple concept, but that's because it works. Old-style cooking technique that provide delectable meats that can't be matched by other restaurants. Stellar salad bar, killer wine selection, and excellent service round out the all-around wonderful dining experience that keeps me coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvtodine
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Outstanding food experience. I usually eat at Fogo de Chao when I can get to one, maybe once a year. I have also brought a couple friends with me who never been here before. The service was great. Our waiter provided great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food and service was exceptional. This is the second time my son chose Fogo de chao to celebrate his birthday. It's a great place to celebrate a special occasion or to enjoy fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    foodLover
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Save your appetite until you get there lol...great food great environment great service! Definitely a spot you have to try more than once!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still best meat in town
    EricMgtVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    we had a couple of people in our party with specific allergies to dairy product and gluten. Someone helped us out, and was always available for advice. Food is always outstanding, and meat is just from heaven... Expensive, but worth it !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what it used to be!
    Fogo
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Salad bar not as good as a few years back. All the meats were supper chewy! Fat all over them! Absolutely not what I had in mind from previous visits. This location is a no go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday celebration
    KHLK
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Salad bar was excellent. Variety of meats. Great fun way to celebrate birthdays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diaz
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I went to celebrate my daughter's birthday..... Food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Kingfish501
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Good is fantastic! Come hungry out you will miss out. Insider tip ask for the beef ribs as they will not come around. Made my wife's Birthday special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seating
    B1ask1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    To make reservations for 2 for lunch, you would think you would have better seat, as to just walking in. Where my lady and we're seated and it being her 1st time was terrible. We were seated to the far left in the corner near window with the stairs over the top (65-1 on the receipt). So when the waiters can out from the kitchen, they would look to the left see us and keep on walking away, if it wasn't for a waiter who took our drink order, explained everything to my lady, it probably would have been worst. The food was excellent as always, but won't be bringing my lady back, that was a bad impression for her first time...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Time Again!
    Michael
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This is one of my favorite Brazilian Steakhouses. I take friends here all the time when they come in from out of town. I take friends there when I am in a city where a Fogo is located. You will be in meat heaven. And now they have a shrimp cocktail!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Used to be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Meat quality worsened. We dined there many times. Meats were extraordinary in the past. Recepcionists are also not ver welcoming.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mom's 60th
    USAFRet9212
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I took my mom here to celebrate her upcoming birthday. It was a first time for us at this location. I've only ever been to the one in Baltimore. This location was phenomenal. The service, food and atmosphere was outstanding. No issues and we even stayed on for a time after just enjoying the conversation. I live in the area and will be very glad that I won't have to drive all the way to Baltimore whenever I'm in the mood for some fine dining at Fogo de Chao.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was a great experience but only something we'd do for special occasions. The amount of food was overwhelming and we didn't get to try everything.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have it your way
    hazcheesburgers
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Excellent and diverse salad bar and varied options for meat...some beef cuts were more salty than I'd prefer...filet and rack of lamb were perfectly cooked at medium rare. The Papaya cream dessert was light and creamy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but a bit much
    Eheh
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Cost too much, lots of good food and meat cooked as it should but... didn't wow me... Salad bar good but should have soup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing less than marvelous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We have been coming to this restaurant for the past couple of years and each time is just amazing. The food is superb and the servers outstanding with impeccable service and finesse. I would say the hostesses could use some more training in how to proper greet and smile at the entrance. They do not show any care or consideration, each time is the same thing with the hostess standing, they all seem very annoyed specially around busy times. Lack of training perhaps or management super visioning their service. The wine list is really great. Thank you for always treating us special team. See you next time, Karin
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service were amazing
    carlos
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The courtesy and the quality of the food brought me to Brazil!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Experience
    DiningExplorer
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We set this one up for our 4 year anniversary and I have to say it did not disappoint. The food was great, the service was fantastic, the drinks were awesome. Great time overall. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brazilian Steak House thus far
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Service was amazing. As soon as we sat down we began eating. If you saw a meat on the menu that didnt pass you already all tou had to do was make a request and it was there how ever you wanted it cooked. Overall great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent quality and great choice!
    Posso1604
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I love going to Brazilian type steakhouses for several reasons but particularly because I can get my proteins and healthy side options as I wish (there are also more carb rich, typical options for those who want). This one was definitely one of the better ones! Loved the fresh and inviting salad and side buffet (particularly the taboulah, apple salad and tomatoes with pickled onions and the lamb, chicken with bacon and especially the filet mignon (not with bacon form) - awesome, succulent meat and oh yes, pimientos go with everything! The service was great and we were asked frequently for special requests/likes so that they would come but with our meat wishes. One of the best caipirindska (caipirinha with svedka) drinks I ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food/Service, skip cocktails
    gregdevo
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Spent a great night celebrating my girlfriends 27th birthday. The food is great and the service is top notch. Since the servers are constantly coming around to everyone it is very open, fast paced, and noisy. It wasn't the romantic setting i was hoping, for but the great food and attentiveness more than made up for the noise. SKIP THE COCKTAILS!!! They were 15 bucks each and nothing special. At 50 bucks a head for the meal, the extra $30 for two drinks makes for an incredibly expensive meal. Go somewhere for drinks after. Do yourself a favor and skip the drinks at the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed it!
    Wilkinsgirls
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was my wife's birthday and she truly enjoyed the different cuts of meat to include the Lamba and filet mignon! The service was great. We never had to wait for anything. We will return...Oh yeah, the bill is not for the light in the pockets!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    erliVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The best salad bar in the city, excellent meats especially the "picaña". Good and friendly service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dedicated Waiter
    eatguru
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Food was great! But with all the servers moving constantly my group wasn't sure who to ask questions or make requests. Having a dedicated server or one that makes it obvious he/she is the dedicated server would help.Thanks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok, not as good as previous
    Netteworking
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I was a little disappointed to find that there 16 meets had been condensed down to 10. I thought the portion of fried bananas and mashed potatoes were small and the potatoes were cold. The meat, however, was spot on but certain meats didn't make the rotation the same as the sirloins they seemed to limit the amount of times that they came to the table with the lamb and the sausage and the parmegan and ribs. It seemed they were primarily pushing the sirloin. We had to ask for the lamb several times and I believe they only came once. For the money, which is rather pricey, they could have done a little better with the service. With this being the first time for my boyfriend, it was his birthday, he seemed pleased. Lynnette
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best brazillian steakhouse
    angiemomof3
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Its been a while since I've been to this type of steakhouse. The food was amazing! The service was great! and the best part is they have one where I live and I didn't even know it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed...
    Yel16VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Went for dinner to Fogo for my boyfriend's birthday. I called ahead to notify the restaurant that this reservation was for a birthday. The message apparently didn't get passed on & the waiter just delivered the check. Once I let waiters know my disappointment, it still took 25 minutes to get dessert delivered. This experience was disappointing & stressful for me...
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  • Great Steak
    Dawn
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    A group of us went to dinner after the Navy and Air Force half marathon. The selection of salads was great and included European meats and cheese plates. All of the grilled meats on offer were tasty and prepared to suit any taste (well done, medium rare, etc). Our water and ice tea were never too low and the server regularly checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed. Overall, a great night out with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate