Fogo de Chao - Los Angeles

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Join us at Fogo de Chão® Los Angeles located in the heart of downtown. We are just a short walk from LA Live and Staples Center and just steps from some of the city’s most prominent hotels. Inside the restaurant we have incorporated Brazilian contemporary architectural design with modern imagery and elements that pay homage to gaucho traditions and our Southern Brazilian roots.
Fogo de Chão is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse (Churrascaria) that has been setting the standard in Brazil for the past 36 years. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill and carve tableside each of our cuts of meat like Picanha (signature sirloin), Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Fraldinha (Brazilian sirloin) Cordeiro (lamb) and more. In addition to the main dishes, enjoy our gourmet Market Table, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list.
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V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good foods!

MH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Erickson our main server was professional and great! He was attentive and funny. All the servers bringing the food were polite and friendly, too. The food was delicious. We were there for weekend brunch but we noticed that they didn't serve the beef hash. We asked our server about it and it was supposed to be out at the salad bar, but it never came out.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the atmosphere it was an awesome night and would recommend to anyone!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Consistent and quality dining experience. Staff are generally friendly and efficient. Seating is tight so going back and forth to the included buffet and salad bar is a bit messy. Come in with an empty stomach as the meat is excellent and plentiful.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, I always come here!

L
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

They took my party in right away although service wasnt too bad...asked for a few things and we had to ask multiple times seem they forgot...

RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated at our table promptly. Great explanation of how to eat. Delicious food and tasty drinks. Beautiful desserts.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was great, very attentive and was always able to help out and bring whatever we needed. He made our overall experience much better.

FB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Definitely would not be going back, had a reservation and still had to wait a whole hour and half to be seated. Not only did we have to wait that amount of time but not once did we have a server come to our table to check on us or see if we needed anything. I literally had to stop the hostess that was seating people to order our drinks and even then it took a whole hour for them to come back to our table with the drinks smh. Definitely not a fan of this place and probably will not be returning

DM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The absolute worst dining experience I have encountered. I booked a table here for a Valentine's day dinner. I called ahead to see if they were running late, they told me on the phone that they are about 30 minutes behind on reservations. I get it, valentines day is a busy night, that's why I called ahead. When I arrived the place was a madhouse with a mob of people pushing to get in the doors. It took 40 minutes of being pushed and roughed up (seriously shoved and had drinks spilled on) in line before we could check in with the hostess and then another 40 minutes for the table, almost two hours after the reservation time. We were sat in a corner table in the back. Our waitress brought us one menu because they ran out of menus. I asked for a second menu and that was the last time I saw our waitress again. Luckily it's a buffet-style place as I was still able to eat, but I was not able to order drinks or get a check without asking a different waiter for help. Being in the corner we had the worst position for food and only got the rump roasts coming by; never saw the chicken, pork, or bacon-wrapped items. Didn't get any of the bread, bananas or mashed potatoes. The evening was an overall miserable experience I can't think of the worst place to dine in LA. Dining at McDonald's would have been an upgrade.

TR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a reservation for 8:45pm. Arrived at 8:35 and checked in. We’re told they overbooked reservations by 1 hour.... this was shocking considering they called to verify I was attending my reservation that morning. If they were overbooked they should have informed us of this issue earlier in the day so we could have made other plans. After 9:45pm rolled around we gave up and just went home. At 10:30pm we received notification the table was finally ready. Horrific dining experience, and not one single person we interacted with apologized for the situation.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overbooked for valentines day, arrived on time but there were 50 other people with reservations before us waiting to be seated, hostess told us to wait an hour and half, ended up eating somewhere else.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We had an 8:15 pm reservation and the restaurant had over booked. We did not seat down to eat until 9:30 pm.

EA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

One of the worst experiences I've had dining in LA. I made a reservation for Valentine's Day 3 weeks before, at 7:45pm. Not sure if it was a mistake by Open Table or the restaurant, but it was overbooked when we arrived. The line was out the door, and I didn't get in until 8:30pm. Not a good way to spend Valentine's Day. I thought the staff would be more apologetic and more accomodating, or at least give us a complimentary drink or some type of discount for the huge inconvenience. People were angry, it was stuffy, people were hangry. Not a good combo. I would recommend the far superior M Grill Restaurant in Mid Wilshire.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. I took my queen out for a Valentine’s Day dinner. We loved it.

DS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Went here for valentines day. They were not prepared at all. People with reservations were waiting hours to get a table

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

- Had to wait almost an hour after our reservation time before we were seated
- food was always cold by the time it got to us
- servers barely came around
- tables were too close
- no personalized feeling for the amount of money that was spent

Won’t go back

LK
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a reservation for Valentine's Day but we had to wait almost 45 minutes to get a table. They were very nice about it and a manager came by and apologized. The food was great, I like the concept, but I don't think we really eat enough these days to justify the cost of dinner. However, the food was delicious and the people were very nice and it was very very obvious how very popular this place is!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait was long although we had a reservation but what can we expect on Valentine’s Day. Food was amazing and service was great. Would definitely return

MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Fogo. The variety of meats are always available. They'll even ask if you want it cooked a special way. Even when busy they add their special touch with every guess, which makes this location the best always. I'd enjoy other soup options, and some louder background music. The restrooms have great music playing all the time, that's just my opinion. Overall, great food,family friendly, warm atmosphere and excellent service.

BC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner! We had great service and the food was excellent as always.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great valentines. Service was fantastic! Best ive seen in LA!

YP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We sat a bit secluded from where most people were in a booth. We never had a set waiter. We had to flag people down to order drinks, and even then after 20 minutes they forgot to bring me my soda. The rotating meats skipped us for most of the time, until we complained that it wasn’t coming to us. Overall it still barely came to us, and I did not get most of the meats I went there to have. At one point they were walking around and passing our complimentary wine for Valentine’s Day and skipped over us, even though we are in our mid to late 20s. They didn’t ask they just skipped us. At the end it took 15 minutes, after which we gave up and went to the check in to request our bill. We asked for our sides and his leftovers to go, as my boyfriend had order a la carte food, and were told they do not do to go and all the food was cleared away without any further discussion. Even though we have previously been to this restaurant, at this location, and sides/a la carte was allowed to go as that is what we did last time. It felt very exclusionary overall, and terrible service.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We came for Valentine’s Day. It was very crowded but we got a nice table near the window. The food was excellent, the servers were very friendly!

l
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food

AM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meat paradise! Always an exceptional experience here. Staff is amazing.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our waitress ignored us for the entire evening so we had to request a new server. I won’t be returning to that location.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. It’s a great place to spend with family and friends.

S
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch.

EA
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and amazing people that work there. Always happy to go back. Receptionist was very helpful.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mediocre service. All meat was generally overcooked.

KS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were not visited by many of the meat servers. There were many times that they walked past us with meats we knew were part of the dineLA special. Our server did not check in on us after dropping off our drinks. The best thing about the meal was the salad bar.

JE
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome. First time to this location food and service great but personally not for a especial occasion.

SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great and the selection for the salad bar was vast. There was a dish for every pallet. Although the downtown LA location is a bit pricey, it is not over the top. Our servers Fabio and Mae were very attentive and helpful. The biggest down side was the close proximity of all tables. They have crammed way to many tables and chairs in the space and this drastically impacts the dining experience. Waiters are unable to tend to the needs of a table without impeding on the personal space of other patrons. There is no room for two individuals to walk down an aisle without one moving in front of another table and hovering over their dinner. It was a beautiful setting, but we could barely enjoy ourselves due to feeling so cramped.

BW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

not bad but not very good anymore, other Brazilian restaurants have much better choices and salad bar, for the price, ($200 for dinner for 2 with drinks including tax and tip) expected better. garlic steak was tough, they kept offering well done steak, service was great, just had better quality and options at other Brazilian restaurants (via Brasil in Vegas, Texas de Brasil in Oxnard, gauchos grill in Glendale)

b
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always consistent! Excellent dining experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My partner and I love this place and decided to have our anniversary lunch here. Nothing out of the ordinary. Solid place to eat

c
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This was my first time & I was not impressed with this restaurant. I had no idea who was my waiter or waitress as there were so many people coming to our table & no one introduced themselves as our waiter or waitress. I really wanted a bottle of wine & I had to waive someone down to order it after my cocktail had been empty for at least 20 mins.

J
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

All of the food was excellent. Only two real complaints:

1) We were seated at a 6-top near the pillar by the salad bar, and it seemed like the food kept going around our table instead of stopping. We saw the servers going down one side of the restaurant and even to the table next to us, but instead of hitting our table they would keep going down towards the front. The ones to the left of us would come back down towards us, but instead of stopping they would go back into the kitchen.
2) The Arnold Palmers my friend and I ordered tasted like tea mixed with lemon juice or grapefruit juice, not the traditional lemonade. They were too sour and neither of us drank much of them.

I would still go back for next Restaurant Week, as the bottom sirloin, pork picanha, and bacon-wrapped steak were standouts on an already outstanding menu. We didn't even notice the absence of ribeye from the dineLA menu, which says a lot. Thanks!

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