Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Join us at Fogo de Chão® Philadelphia conveniently located in Center City in the historic Caldwell’s Jewelry Building. The interior, originally designed by famed Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer, features French-cut chandeliers and 20 foot ceilings.
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. Guests can also choose to enjoy lighter seafood selections or enjoy the gourmet Market Table only option.
We also offer semiprivate and private areas that can accommodate parties up to 120.
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Celebrate the Mothers in your life at Fogo. All moms who dine receive a complimentary dining card. Sunday, May 12, 11am-9pm, Dinner price all day. *Restrictions apply.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

The reason for the not so great review was where we were seated...in the back of the restaurant where the staff 'hang' out and eat their meals. I booked this reservation a while ago as did I last year for Easter dinner and we were sat in the same room, not the main dining room. This time around, not many of the 'meats' made there way back to us unless we asked. And I noticed that most of the staff was congregating in this room and most of them took their shift meal in this room. If i am spending up to $600 (6 people) for a dinner and booked it well in advance, I'd expect to be seated in the main dining room. We were all dressed very nicely (saw people with shorts on for Easter Dinner) and were all adults, no kids. Food was really good as usual and the service was excellent. I'd go back but I will NOT sit in the back ever again, there is no reason to put us in the back when there were open tables up front that could of sat us. So, yea, a little miffed.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food and service were awful. The meat was fatty and disgusting. We waited over 30 mins for mashed potatoes and the fried bananas were burnt and black. Disgusting!!

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PJ
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch was great. Service is always wonderful. Always accommodating. They will cook your meat special without salt!! Fantastic 👍🏻

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TL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The restaurant is way too noisy.

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TR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately, that day things did not go well. I was unable to attend the early Easter gathering, due to being in a car accident just hours before. However, i sent the rest of my party to enjoy a good meal. I had a coupon for the $39.00 per person dinner. My party was told that they could not use the coupon because our reservations was still during lunch. Instead of them offering the group the $15.00 off for lunch since obviously there are massive emails sent out to me for EVERYTHING they offer, they stayed silent. That was not, in my opinion, optimal customer service.

Though they didn't pay what they expected my friends did enjoy the food and the meat choices. Though it is Philadelphia there are other restaurant choices.

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D
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff very accommodating when traffic made us quite late. Waitstaff in gaucho pants and boots are so cute
The meat is really delicious and the variety is great fun but I love the salad bar- best in town!!

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing. I love their pork ribs they have now and when they have the extra well done candy bacon. It’s amazing. Their key lime pie is my favorite too!

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MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! The meat is the best around!

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TJ
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great experience. Bring your appetite...and your wallet.

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ME
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and attentive waitress. Always checking in without being overbearing. Great food as always. Will be back.

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DF
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Been before so dont know what happened this trip. The meats being served had no seasoning to them except the pork. The marketplace bar was great as always but as i said the meats where underwhelming. The servers need to heed the requested temperature of the diner. I only like a little pick so always ask for medium well, each time was given medium. I wont say i wont go again but will may visit their competitor more often than here

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gluten free experience. I was able to eat almost everything and the staff was extremely helpful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Typical service from south Brazil.
The food is great. If you like meats it’s made for you, if not they also have a big buffet with a lot of food, salads, fruits and Feijoada (best beans you will eat ever) and you can self-service any times you want.
Go to there hungry... the food never end! Hahaha
It’s not cheap but worth.
I always have lunch at Fogo de Chão where I find.

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Anchorage
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in Brazilian setting loved the choice of meats showcased and the frequency that they were presented. Love the hot little bread rolls, and the grilled bananas.

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SK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We have been eating in this restaurant for many years but this time meat was very average , extremely oily and not tasty at all. Not sure what happened to them.

Impeccable service as always.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This place has really gone downhill. The only reason we went was for good meat. No one ever came by with good meat. They have chicken and pork in abundance. I had to beg someone to come by with lamb chops. They came by with one lamb chop after like 30 minutes. What a rip off. No one ever came by with filet. Our bill came to about 400 dollars for 4 people and one very cheap bottle of wine between all of us and I bet we ate 40 dollars worth of food if that much. We won’t go again. We would have been way better off by going to a regular steakhouse.

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GC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. But come hungry! Otherwise you won't get your money's worth. Four of us spent $350 (before tip) with three of us drinking (but no whole bottles of wine). The food was fantastic - and the experience is unique. But if you're a "moderate to light eater" - be prepared to shell out lots of cash for the meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and staff!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!! Definitely recommend food was delicious great staff

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Meat carvers follow a path and neglect certain tables. The cheese popovers were cold and after mentioning, only received warm ones. Some bacon wrapped meats were really rare, some were unsalted. Just a very poor dining experience. Since 2015, I've dined here 7 times and it has progressively declined since then. This experience was the nail in the coffin, for $130 I should have just dined at Del Friscos. I find other Fogo locations are much better, with Atlanta (Buckhead) being the best I’ve experienced.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at this restaurant. Great food and great service. My only feedback is it was expensive.

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TS
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always very high quality cuts of various kinds of meat prepared to perfection sliced at your table at whatever doneness you prefer. The servers are friendly, very attentive, and helpful. The style of service is unique and fun. The salad bar is to die for. Could easily be a meal in itself and in fact you can choose that option. I have never done that as I don't have the restraint to forego the meats. The only problem with the salad bar is not eating too much of the sumptuously prepared food so you still have room for the meat entrees. The quality and preparation of all the food is excellent and consistent from visit to visit. A great and fun place to celebrate a special occasion or take your spouse or date for a wonderful meal and a very enjoyable time.

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DL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic, but the food wasn’t as good as it normally is. Maybe because it wasn’t very busy.

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EM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our service but I didn't like that they were taking plates and silverware off the table without asking before we were done eating. I felt like they were rushing us to leave.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun environment and delicious food! The meat was absolutely the best part.

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D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first experience dining at this location. The on site valet was well worth the relatively minor expense. The food was excellent, service was quick and responsive. The only criticism is the number of tables and chairs used to pack in customers. It’s quite a tight fit and kudos to the staff for navigating it so well!

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AD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for an amazing dining experience. The cuts of meats are the center of attraction so pacing yourself is the key for a enjoyable meal

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LD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took our family to Fogo de Chao Brazilian to celebrate family birthdays. We had a wonderful experience. The valet parking is the best for downtown convenience. We did not think that $21 (+ tip) was bad at all for the convenience of getting out right at their doorstep and walking in. We had a party of 8 and two little ones with us (3 years and 18 months old) and the restaurant accommodated us perfectly. From market table to dessert - it was a memorable night for us. Our family loved it. We will return!

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S
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Its always a coin toss when we go here -sometimes great food and great service, sometimes not.

Last night was not great.

Poor service matched with lack of different food being brought around and lots of undercooked meats made for a not great experience.

We won’t go back.

Ever.

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DT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic from the beginning to the end.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was great! One suggestion, more seasoning on the meat please :)

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TB
Philadelphia
213 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as was the service. We sure will be going back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive service, and a relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

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w
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

My suv was damaged by their valet staff and nothing was done to repair my truck

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WF
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Sunday evening reservation to celebrate a birthday - table was ready on time. Not too crowded, but got busy as we ate. Food and service were very good as has been our experience here. In fact, one of the staff, Christopher, was a blast. We'll be back...

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my 32nd Birthday

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting for a first date.

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r
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Very noisy but food makes up for it. Waiter was excellent.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place!!! I would recommend you take your family and friends there for a nice dinner.

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p
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! The meat is the best. Great seasoning. Perfect temperatures.

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