Fogo de Chao - Boston

4.5
2616 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao is the leading Brazilian steakhouse specializing in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Please join us in our dining room, or bring the Fogo Experience to you with Fogo To-Go, Butcher Shop or Catering for Pick-Up or Contactless Delivery. Visit www.fogo.com to make a reservation or place an order.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2616 people are saying
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vipChristianC
New England
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bueno . Atención cálida

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Staff was stresses to clos3 at 10pm

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacon where was the bacon?????? Great Place

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IrinaL
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Nothing special. Don't bother

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on September 8, 2021

Irina, we're disappointed to read of your recent visit, as we always want our guests to find value in their experience. We'd like to speak with you further, in hopes of working towards your full satisfaction, so we will be in touch via direct message. Kind Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, friendly service and great food

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing! We truly appreciate your support!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Honestly, really crowded and hard to get served. Often times the meat people would miss our table or not come into our room. The salad bar, it was pretty empty/sparse and they weren’t in a rush to replenish. We had to ask for assistance! Honestly. Not good. Phillys was a 5/5, this 2/5 for sure.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on September 6, 2021

We always want to meet your high expectations of us, so we're sorry to hear we let you down. We will be in touch shortly via direct message, in hopes of making this right. Best.

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ifthenelsenull
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been taking my kids to better restaurants and this was their first trip to a Brazilian Steakhouse. It was the perfect meal for them. The salad bar is fresh and well prepared food that work for all ages and palates. The meat is perfectly cooked and well circulated so you're not waiting around. We were dressed casually and it wasn't at all an issue although this was weekend lunch.

We decided to go for dessert and it did not disappoint. The flan and lava cake were as perfect as I would have ever imagined.

If you're looking for a social dining experience in a quiet and refined setting with amazing food I'd recommend visiting here. If you need to walk some of it off after you're done the botanical gardens are right across so you'll have a great way to remember a wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My experience here was alright. It was my first time and I was really looking forward to trying the filet, lamb, and ribs. Neither made it to my table. The only people that came to my table were the same 3 meats (garlic steak, chicken, and sirloin). It seemed like they only wanted my table to have the cheapest cuts. Buffet was good however.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 31, 2021

We should always be offering a variety of cuts, and we apologize for not doing so this time around. We always want to be at the top of your list, and our team looks forward to making this up to you in the future. Thank you.

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vipMikeys23
New England
186 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I'm glad to see Fogo de Chao back to its crowded self. It's a welcome sight. Service is always terrific. The one issue that I have when it's crowded is that the variety of food doesn't always make its way around the dining room. We never saw a couple of items, until a manager asked how everything was, and we mentioned something. Those options came out shortly thereafter. I do wish they'd put the candied bacon back out with the salad bar. It was brought to us when we asked, but it just seems easier to have out already. We always view this place as a special occasion place, and overall it's lived up to its billing.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 30, 2021

Mikey, we always want you to continue to return and enjoy the Fogo de Chão experience that you know and love, so it's disappointing to read of your recent visit. We hope to regain your support, so we'll be in touch via direct message shortly. Warm Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good overall

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food was filling and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Fogo de Chao has lost its value. It used to be a great place to have a large selection of meats. It is not worth the price anymore.
The quality of the food is not worth the price.
I have been a client of the brand for more than 12 years.
I will only give it a shot while in Brazil. In the US I have been at the restaurant in Boston, Denver, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Miami and Minneapolis. More than once at each location.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 26, 2021

We always want your visits with us to be worth it, and it concerns us to read our quality and delicious cuts did not meet your expectations. We would appreciate the chance to address your concern further, so we'll be sending you a direct message shortly. Thank you.

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vipBrian
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Low quality meats smothered in salt… fun for a goof, but expensive for what it is

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 24, 2021

Serving top-notch cuts is our aim, so we're sorry to hear your meal was overly salted. We'd love the chance to work towards regaining your support, so we will be in touch via direct message. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The meats were inconsistently cooked. I asked rare all through the night. I was given different range from medium well to rare. Some of the meats were over cooked. The garlic steak was tough and over cooked….
Our waitress was very attentive and checked on us many times during our meal.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 23, 2021

Serving top-notch cuts is our aim, so we're sorry to hear you were not served the ones cooked to your satisfaction. We'd love the chance to work towards regaining your support, so we will be in touch via direct message. Best.

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vipAnnaH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

When we were able to get some meat as they came by, it was okay, but they seemed overly busy for either the amount of servers or food. I know it was “restaurant week” but we are used to better meals/service.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 24, 2021

We're sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations, as we always want you to be blown away. We will be in touch via direct message to make this right. Kind Regards.

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patty
New England
52 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing place for any carnivore. The buffet itself would serve well for a meal. The meat is grilled to perfection and is abundant. We came for restaurant week and left quite stuffed. Prior to the parade of meats is the buffet area that consists of salads, charcuterie, cheeses, several kinds of salads, soup, salmon and other appetizers. Once seated, numerous servers come by with many kinds of beef, chicken, pork and lamb. All meals also come with cheese rolls, mashed potatoes and plantains.
My only criticism is that patrons are not allowed to take home any leftovers which must result in a huge waste of food. I understand that they do not want patrons to stock up on extra meat but a very small takeout box to accommodate leftovers would be nice to bring home a treat for one's pet.

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HaRoldH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and wonderful service!

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Stef
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience and incredibly consistent over the years.

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George
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience

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MichelleZ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! It was never ending meat, the staff was very helpful and pleasant. The restaurant is beautiful!

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JenniferN
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to eat here for dine out Boston week ! It was great!

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ronaldb
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Have not been in a FdC for a few years
Salad bar much smaller
Side dishes were tasteless and no green vegetables
The meats were fine
Went during restaurant week so the price was fair but it would have been way over priced if there wasn’t a promotional event

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 18, 2021

Ronald, we want to continue to have the fresh ingredients and quality sides that you know and love, and it saddens us to read that we did not earn your full satisfaction this time. We hope you'll consider returning, as we would appreciate the chance to make this up to you. Best.

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JoanK
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We drove into the city to go here. We had early 6:00 reservations to avoid the crowds. We arrived and were promptly seated. We obviously had a new server because she didn’t explain how things worked. The table cloth on our table was filthy and they would not change it. My water glass arrived with “something floating in it. The salad bar was very sparse and not replenished with any frequency. Our server never asked if we wanted anything else to drink. Once we were done and our table had been cleared, we waited over 30 minutes for our check. I know restaurants are short staffed, but certainly one of this supposed caliber can do better. We would not recommend the Boston location to anyone.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 18, 2021

Joan, we wanted your experience with us to be perfect from the start, and we truly apologize for keeping you waiting. We want to make this up to you, so we'll be reaching out via direct message to continue the conversation. Thank you.

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Lindsey
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Especially the salchichas and the bacon wrapped meats <3

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Sundays
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We were seated I. A

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 16, 2021

We apologize for not providing a full 5-star experience. We hope to do right by you in the future, so stop by when you are ready.

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IrinaM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The meat selection was ok but did not taste good at all. Salad bar was a borderline ok. We were a family of 4 and paid over $300 for poor quality meal. Waste of our money and time. Will not be back there.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 16, 2021

Irina, our cuts are always seasoned to perfection and cooked to your preference, so it's disappointing to hear we let you down. We'll be sure to send you a direct message in hopes of inviting you back. Kind Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! The staff was extremely friendly and you could tell they appreciated each other for the teamwork that is necessary for this style of restaurant.
Highly recommend and also worth noting try not to eat lunch prior to your visit. You want to be hungry hungry for this.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Utterly awesome. Food is always fresh and of high quality, but it is customer attentiin what makes this branch outstanding, even compared to the ones in Brazil. A bug thank you to the entire staff but in particular to Rafael and Jonathan!

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vipjakirar
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

This by far has been my worst experience at Fogo. All of the meats were extremely rare (bloody) and disgusting.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 16, 2021

Making sure your visit is better than your last will always be our goal, and it disappoints us to read we did not meet your satisfaction this time around. We hope to make this up to you, so our team will be reaching out via direct message. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did dine out Boston and it was a great experience.

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luv2dine
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

My table was overlooked a number of times and the food was not the best.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 10, 2021

It's disappointing to hear that your experience fell short, as we always want to deliver amazing moments, filled with great service. We will be in touch with you via direct message to address this matter. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Ambience is beautiful and glamorous, service is top notch. As for the buffet options, side dishes and meat options, there was a lot to say that it is an "authentic Brazilian cuisine", that cannot be said. The options that arrived at my table were any steakhouse, rump steak, flank steak, rump, lamb shoulder and ribs... as it is Brazilian cuisine, I missed the tropeiro beans, farofa, garlic bread and other things. I ordered a piece of pineapple with cinnamon, which is normal in other cheaper steakhouses, and the waiter told me it would be charged for dessert, absurd. We expected much more quality and meat options for a value above $43..... Not to mention the parking I had to pay more $44.... I would recommend other steakhouses that would do a closer service and a much greater variety of meats and buffet .

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 10, 2021

We truly apologize for not meeting your expectations, as your satisfaction really means the most to us. We know we can do better, so we'll be in touch via direct message to work towards a resolution with you. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful birthday at Fogo! Lots of options for my strict diet and the service was amazing!!!

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kelmoshea
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food started coming almost as soon as we sat down. Food was delicious. Drinks were excellent as well. We'll be back for sure. The anniversary dessert was a very nice touch, thank you!

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Alquimista
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every experience we’ve had here has been special. Now with table-side caipirinha prep and the cheese/honey addition, the restaurant is clearly taking steps to remain fresh and fun. As always the meat selection was top notch (they seem be be using less salt which is a good thing!), and the salad bar was still just as amazing. I spoke to the waitress if they could write a little congrats on a dessert plate for a member in our party and ended up bringing him a whole separate and beautiful dessert with an enormous “congratulations” written across the huge plate. It was very special and we remain loyal customers! Thank you Fogo!!

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vipRoyR
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meats and salad bar. Great wine selection

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

My entire party finished their meals before mine arrived. Even several minutes after my entire party received their entrees, the waiter informed me it would be 5 more minutes. 20 minutes later they apologized and informed me again that it would be 5 more minutes.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 6, 2021

We are very sorry for keeping you waiting, as your meal should have been prepared and served in an efficient and prompt manner. We want to make this up to you, so we'll be reaching out via direct message shortly. Thank you.

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AnthonyV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

I've been to Fogo de Chao before and the service was good. The service we received last night was scattered and confused. We had to wait a half hour after being seated to have a waitperson take our wine order. We could not order by the wine name as the staff was unfamiliar with their wine list but had to retrieve code numbers for them automat style. We had to desperately flag the waitperson down again to take our second bottle order and at that point the table decided we would a) have any further wine that night in another restaurant and b) would NOT be coming back to this place again. Liquor is a high profit margin for restaurants, we should have been checked on regularly and offered drinks promptly. I wonder if the management(or lack there of) knows how much money they lost out on?

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on August 6, 2021

Anthony, we apologize for keeping you waiting, as we should have promptly served your drinks. We hope to make this up to you, as earning your support means everything. We'll be reaching out via direct message for a second chance. Thank you.

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FAQs

Fogo de Chao - Boston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 585-6300.

Fogo de Chao - Boston is rated 4.5 stars by 2616 OpenTable diners.

Fogo de Chao - Boston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fogodechao.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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