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
314 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (204)good for groups (203)fit for foodies (107)notable wine list (61)hot spot (58)romantic (55)great for lunch (47)kid-friendly (32)neighborhood gem (25)great for brunch (12)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I went to celebrate my daughter's birthday..... Food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Time Again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so great
    Aussie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a reservation for two at 7:30 p.m. and had to wait for 25 minutes. They have a small bar, very stark looking, but it was packed with others waiting to dine. The Brazilian cocktail was good, but over-priced. Wine was OK. We found that service was very poor, hardly saw the waiter and drinks took a long time to arrive. Too few waiters for the hundreds of diners. We would not choose to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fogo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The dinner was pretty much ruined in the first 5 minutes when the hostess was extremely rude. We had a reservation at 7 pm and upon our arrival the table was not ready. I understand restaurant turnover and you may have a wait for the table to be cleared even if you have a reservation but we did not even get seated until 7:45 which is unacceptable. The hostess did not seem to care and made no effort to accommodate us. I had to go out of my way to track down a manager and upon talking the manager surprisingly enough we got seated immediately. From that point on it was okay. They did compensate us with a round of free drinks which was super nice. A friendly experience from the beginning would have been ideal to start the night out well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good overall
    Ezbeingchz
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Meat was excellent but they were out of scalloped potatoes for about 30 minutes, which was a problem. Was a pretty loud restaurant and a little too crowded with tables and servers to make it to the salad bar. But overall a good place to go if red meat is your thing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Can't beat all you can eat meat. My boyfriend really enjoyed this dinner. I just stuck with the salad bar which was more than enough food! They brought out a complimentary piece of cake for his birthday which was a nice touch!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • more food for lots of money
    Bora
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    a great place to enjoy delicious grilled meats. (chicken not as good). great service, very expensive but you can eat all you want. A place to go to once in a while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Boyfriend's Birthday
    Ashley
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This is my boyfriends FAVORITE restaurant. So of course we had the go there for his birthday. The service was great, the meat cooked perfectly. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots of food, outstanding quality
    AmeriguyVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    A fantastic experience in every way -- food, service, quality, atmosphere. And, of course, you won't walk away hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same
    jetman1
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Been here before 4 years ago and loved it. This time the service was bad, waited a long time with green marker out before food would come. None of the good cuts came by. Chicken and sausages kept showing up. Had to ask for steak cuts. Coffee took so long we canx it. Room too cold, tried to impress my wife, not so much. For the money, I'd rather went to outback steakhouse in calif. Never again.. very sad.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fun experience
    SSSSVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    First of all, dining there is just plain-fun :) Cheese in their salad bar was amazingly yummy. Meat was served as all-you-can-eat, but quality-wise it could be better. Overall it's pricey but I think worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paul
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The noise level was very high, food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All You Can Eat Cow and More
    CaltagVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great meat, prepared perfectly, as much as you want, served faster than you can possibly keep up. What is not to love?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanks for a great meal!
    LuvDevons
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Much thanks to the staff for making my partner's birthday so special with the lovely personalized creme brulee! The meat selection was also delicious and my partner especially enjoyed it! We're still full! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of Food!
    NYCMDEATS
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Good place to go when you are truly hungry. A huge selection of food from a cold salad bar to a hot one. You definitely get your moneys worth. Festive atmosphere, great location, fast moving. A fun place to eat. I would definitely good back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Coma
    CitiesAgain
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The few times that you are hungry enough AND can afford this menu make it special. We go probably every two years with out- of-towners who have never been, and they're always mezmerized. However, it's the same meat on a skewer and as much as you can possibly fit in your mouth. Green vs red.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the same
    Tortuga
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fogo is a bit of a staple. It's always the same. The meats are OK, the salad bar is OK, the service is OK. It's just OK, but it's predictable and good for groups. The only new thing this time was being pushed to order dessert before I was done with dinner, that was a weird experience. I'll probably go back when I have friends that want to eat until they hate themselves, when that time times I'll expect (and probably get) the same experience as every other time. Their consistency and inability to innovate is quite interesting in its own way.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great birthday go to spot!
    SamlikestoeatVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This has been my son's favorite spot for his birthday. Been enjoying it for years. Make sure you come hungry!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So much... meat
    Jlo1985
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic