Fogo de Chao - Boston

4.3
2708 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. Fogo de Chao follows all city and local ordinances and requires a COVID-19 vaccine or negative test for dining at this location at this time.
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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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2708 people are saying
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Bryanna
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Renee was an amazing server and made our birthday dinner celebration such an enjoyable time!

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vipVincentR
New England
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Service was excellent and the food was super tasty! We'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff and amazing food, love it here always

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded 2 days ago

It is awesome to know that you always love dining with us! Thank you for your support and we look forward to your next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!!!!!

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded 2 days ago

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing!
Everything was superb. The ambience, the decor, the waitstaff, and of course, the food.
I will definitely be telling friends about Fogo de Chao. And naturally, I'll be going back.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much, Michael! We appreciate you taking a moment to leave your review. Hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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vipGood
New England
88 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing just amazing from the service to the food and way in which it is served. Love love love

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Mike
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience2

You can easily tell that the waiting staff are not properly trained, especially for restaurants in this high price range.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on January 4, 2022

Mike, this is not the impression that we want you to have. We work hard to train our team so that they can provide our guests with the best service. We hope that you will consider us in the future. Kind regards.

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AllisonC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food1service5ambience2

We have enjoyed Fogo de Chao every visit until this past one and we go fairly often as my teenage boys love steak. We sat for quite some time before being offered any meat, in fact or server had to go into the kitchen to ask it to be brought to our table. The meat was dry and overcooked despite requesting medium rare to rare. It's unfortunate that we had a bad experience as normally we love coming to this restaurant. Our service on the other hand was outstanding, attentive and thoughtful.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on January 3, 2022

We want you to continue to love your experiences with us, Allison, and it saddens us to read that we fell short this time around. We hope you'll consider returning, as we would love another chance to earn your support.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The place and food are really good, but today the service was really slow, taking forever to bring what we asked. I felt the employees a little lost. For the price, need to be much better.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on January 3, 2022

While it's great to know you really enjoyed your meal, we apologize for the lack of service you mentioned. We will be sharing your comments with our team, and we hope for another chance to earn your full support in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The restaurant was pretty loud and packed for a new years eve dinner. Food was good, but the ambient was hectic. The salad bar wasn’t at its best. Meat was delicious though

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was horrible. We were seated and had to wait 45 minutes for a waitress to come take our drink orders. We wanted to order an appetizer and it was almost an hour after we sat down before she even came to get the order and bring our first drinks. The food was good but the service was so disappointing for a party of 7 on NYE. For the cost we expected better service. I asked for a manager who never came the waitress ignored us. We will not be returning to this location again.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on January 3, 2022

Disappointing you is never an option, and we are very sorry for the details you mentioned here. We will be sharing your review with our team, and please consider returning when you're ready, as we would love another chance to restore your trust in our location.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

New Year’s Eve

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on January 3, 2022

While we appreciate you joining us for New Year’s Eve, we are sorry for falling short of your expectations. We'll be sure to deliver a better visit next time. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Meat was not up to expectations. Well done and too much gristle and fat. More scraps left in plate then eaten. Meat very flavorless. Have had much much better at other similar places.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It has been several years since I had been. Due to health issues I have I can eat only very small portions, but thought it OK to spend the money and have a nice celebration with my boyfriend. But the price has significantly increased and it turned out to be far more expensive than I had anticipated. Nevertheless, it was a good time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were awesome!

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on December 30, 2021

We hope to serve you again soon!

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KevinG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the dinner - wonderful all the way around.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great overall experience

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dista23
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Christmas dinner. Service was spotty. Quality of cuts was ok, some of them on the chewy side. The filet mignon was well done. You’re better off going with a steak. The sides are uninspired. Think big chain that needs more attention to detail.

I don’t see myself going back for an overpriced lack luster meal.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on January 1, 2022

We love making quality and delicious meals that our guests will enjoy, and it saddens us to read you left unimpressed. We welcome you to return, as we are confident we can make this up to you. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This has been our go to for about five years now for holiday dinners. Everyone gets what they want. Service has been consistent until now. The location seems very dated now compared to the new Burlington location. Today the food was good and the experience started off like it normally does. Attentiveness dwindled from there. When it was time for dessert and the check, it took a while to track someone down to order and then to pay. Wasn’t ok my vehicle reeked like weed when I got it from valet either.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on December 27, 2021

Our team is saddened that you didn't fully enjoy your experience. We truly appreciate you visiting and taking a moment to share your feedback. It's our hope that you'll consider giving us another chance to serve you in the future. Kind regards.

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vipWedDiner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Terrible service on Dec 23rd evening. Under staffed for wait staff. Waited more than 15min to get a clean plate. More than 15 min to get a 2nd bottle of water. Had to flag down waitress to get check after waiting more than 15min for someone to come to our table. Basically, ignored.

Talked with manager within first 30min but service remained sub-par the entire evening. Manager did not apologize.

Waited more than 10min between each round of meat and it often took flagging the person to get them to stop at our table. When they did stop, they were rude.

I get it. They were tired. But, this was the worst service at any Fogo (US or Brazil) that I’ve been to. The fact the nobody showed any care in the world is not acceptable. Read the other recent reviews and there is a clear pattern — under staffing, management that doesn’t put the customer first, long waits between meat courses.

Skip this place and spend your evening at a place that has management and wait staff who want to do a good job. If you do go, make sure to avoid sitting in a corner location and stand your ground when the service falls off.

Overall — terrible

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on December 25, 2021

Our team is saddened to read your comments, as we aim to offer an exceptional experience to each guest filled with attentive and professional service. We truly apologize and appreciate your feedback. Please know that we would value another chance to provide you with the five-star visit you deserve.

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AllanW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has been many times never disappoints

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gmm724
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food as always but service was slow. We were seated in a corner so not as much meat came around and it was tough to get a hold of our server for drink orders, side refills, and dessert.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on December 20, 2021

We value your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you experienced slow service during your visit as this is not what we want our guests to experience. We hope that you will give us another chance in the future to earn your complete satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, servers were very friendly, food was good

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PaulG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We went for Sunday lunch with visitors from overseas. Our table was next to a server station although there were many open tables. Service was disorganized and inattentive. We were brought the same cut of meat multiple times in succession and never saw some cuts. A server started to take our drinks order and wandered off on two different occasions. Some of the meat seemed tough and flavorless. Overall it was a joyless occasion. I had dined at a different Fogo de Chao location in the past and had a much nicer experience. Perhaps some of the issues were related to Covid.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on December 16, 2021

Paul, we appreciate you joining us for lunch, but we're saddened to read of your disappointment in the service you received. Your feedback is valued, as we use comments from our guests to continually improve. We'd love to have another opportunity to provide you with a joyful experience, so we hope you'll consider returning. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Attente à l’arrivée malgré une réservation existante. Bruit phénoménal tout au long de la soirée. On se croirait dans une cantine ! Le service est cohérent avec cette description d’ailleurs… Les serveuses et serveurs ne sont pas souriants et à peine aimables. Heureusement que la viande y est délicieuse et le buffet de qualité. Si l’on fait exception de la saucisse, qui n’est pas cuite. Le rapport qualité-prix est très mauvais : le service et l’ambiance ne permettent pas de justifier un tel tarif.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Lots of people, noise, not comfortable

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on December 13, 2021

We're saddened to hear that you weren't comfortable, as we always want our guests to love their visits. Your feedback is valued, and we truly hope you'll consider giving us another chance in the future. Thank you.

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vipdavidd
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The experience at FDG is always good and we knew what to expect. The service from our primary server was less than stellar though. Could be that they are understaffed, as many restaurants are. At $100 per guest, I expect better.

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leahR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely lunch yesterday at Fogo de Chao. I felt that the price for the whole experience was a bit steep and the wait staff was quick to move us along and clear plates even though the restaurant had plenty of empty tables. Other than that, the wait staff was pleasant and the bartender Saturday afternoon was phenomenal.

The food was outstanding and I would go back another time.

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NikeyaA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was amazing. Delicious.
Drinks came out with 1h , that was the bad part .
The GM or Manager was super good and make our company party happen super fast with sort notice .

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on December 13, 2021

Although you received amazing food, we're sorry you weren't satisfied with every aspect of your visit. We appreciate your feedback, and hope we can encourage you to return. Our team would love to provide you with a five-star experience.

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vipDateNight
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took care of 15 of us really well. Enjoyed the experience.

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VeryGoodBBQ
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brazilian BBQ house in the area, plain and simple. Food is great

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all around amazing… it was everything i had hoped for!

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on December 7, 2021

We’re so happy to hear this! Thank you for visiting us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to dine here on a whim as we were shopping at Copley. We weren’t sure what to expect at 2:30p since we had only been in several times prior for dinner. Surprisingly the experience was outstanding! The food was the same great quality we have come to expect and the service was fantastic despite being so early in the day. In a time when there’s so much uncertainty, it’s comforting to find restaurants that are still able to uphold their good service while still serving good food.

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vipBusiness
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Our Server Rene was great!!! We only saw about 3 different types of meat come by though - very disappointing! My daughter found a piece of steel wire in her food. They gave a free dessert instead of taking her meal off the bill. Most like won’t be back again.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on December 6, 2021

What you've described here does not match the type of experience we aim to offer our guests, and we appreciate you taking a moment to share your feedback. Your comments will be discussed with our team, and we hope you'll consider giving us a chance to regain your trust. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What a horrible experience. I made a 530 reservation for 3, two adults and a toddler We sat down and were greeted nicely. They put bread, bananas and potatoes on the table. I asked for a wine list and they brought it over. I ordered a bottle and got up for the salad bar. The salad bar looked as if things were old and been there for a while. The cheese was hard ect. I got back to the table and the waitress came back and told me they were out of the wine I ordered, so I picked another bottle, and began to eat. I finished half my plate and the waitress came back and told me they were out of that bottle as well, so I ordered another. By the time the bottle finally got there, I was ready to eat the meat, but the meat never came. Every ten minutes someone would give us something. But the majority of the night I sat there with an empty plate. The wine came at least, so I had that. A nice waitress noticed we were sitting with no service so she tried her best to help. She even brought the manager over. After about an hour and 15 minutes I told my wife let's get out of this place. So I paid over $200 for a bottle of wine, a sorry salad bar, and a few pieces of beef that sucked. The manager didn't even care, no wonder the place was so bad. Lead by example and ur example was pitiful just like ur restaurant.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on December 1, 2021

We truly apologize for such an experience, as our guests should always receive prompt and efficient service. We will be reviewing your remarks with our team and hope you will allow us another chance to exceed your expectations in the future. Best.

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AlexaM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and so fun! We will definitely be back!

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MARIONC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Noisy! Meat was plentiful. Service okay. A good number of maskless people at the buffet.

Fogo de Chao - Boston
Responded on November 29, 2021

We appreciate you visiting and taking a moment to share your feedback. Our team works hard to provide five-star experiences, and we hope you'll visit again so we can earn your full satisfaction.

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GailG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We come in often. We like your restaurant. Last night was actually quite compared to when we usually go.
One of us ordered vodka w/cranberry. It came back seltzer water and cranberry. No big deal, things happen. We asked to send it back for the correct one and our server said she couldn’t bring it back. Kinda a principle thing. Why not? It wasn’t right. We ordered at least 6 more cocktails. We weren’t trying to cheap out.
So we paid for it anyway.
We were sitting towards the back of the restaurant so the servers didn’t come back often. Only occasionally. We spent a lot of time waiting for the meat.
Several times we asked out server to send the guys out.
The meat servers were all very polite.
I know the pandemic has hurt the restaurant business more than most but it definitely was not your standard.
We still ordered after dinner cocktails and dessert
We will be coming back soon anyway

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

Fogo de Chao - Boston is rated 4.3 stars by 2708 OpenTable diners.

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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