Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco.

While our dining room is temporarily closed, we are actively taking Pick-Up, Delivery and Catering orders and have Ready-to-Grill-Cuts available for purchase. Please visit fogodechao.com/location/philadelphia/ and call your nearest Fogo location to place an order.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Celebrate Easter at Fogo, Sunday, April 12, from 11 am-9pm. From fire-roasted meats to Brazilian brunch recipes, there’s something for everyone. Dinner price all day.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was Very pleasant !! Food was brought out hot

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on March 19, 2020

We're thrilled to read this! Thanks for letting us know about your experience. We hope to serve you again soon!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Servers was quick with the food and drinks. Great salad bar

R
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food has lowered in quality and taste.

First, the buffet now has less items and don't have some previous choices like shrimp and lox.

Second, some of the cuts lack flavor and were not as well prepared as in the past (including the pichana)

Third, they offer additional items, like a shrimp cocktail which is way overpriced ($25.00!!)

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on March 18, 2020

Rogelio, we can assure you that our quality has not changed, so it is disheartening to read your opinion. We hope you visit us in the future, as we are sure we can gain your satisfaction.

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a
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

meats were all cold and fatty; sides were cold as well.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on March 23, 2020

We pride ourselves in our variety of cuts, Anon, so it is disappointing to hear that they felt short of your expectation. Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance, so we hope to earn your 5-stars in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st birthday -- staff was great, food was great, 10/10!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Family birthday

SW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a great first experience! Staff were really friendly! It was packed!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Least favorite visit to Fogo Philadelphia. Stuffed into brightly lit, crowded dining room. Couldn’t move, very uncomfortable. Beverage service very slow. Beware of Fogo at dinner time... better service at lunchtime.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on March 13, 2020

We take no pride in hearing that our team delivered you your least favorite visit. It is our hope that you award us another chance, as we are sure we can deliver you amazing experiences.

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HS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I was surprisingly disappointed. I had visited Fogo de Chao years ago with a big group of my family members. I wanted to really knock my boyfriends socks off for our 3 year anniversary and he had never been to Fogo de Chao. When making the reservation I put a note that I wanted to let the restaurant know that if was our anniversary. I wasn't looking for a free dessert or glass of champagne, just a simple acknowledgment to make us feel special. That didn't happen at all. In fact I was continuously disappointed. I don't eat red meat but I knew I could order the sea bass which I was very excited about since it's one of my favorite fishes and I haven't had it in awhile. It was a Saturday night and it was busy but that shouldn't be the reason for what happened next considering what we were paying for a fancy meal. If was about 30 minutes into our dinner. We had already hit the salad bar and my boyfriend started indulging in their fantastic meat selection. He was thrown back by the filet mignon. He said it was amazing. 45 minutes in I was really starting to wonder about my fish. It was now an hour later and my boyfriend was stuffed and couldn't eat anymore meat and I hadn't even gotten my fish yet. I flagged down our server and let her know what was up. When I let our server know I never got my fish and I wasn't interested in having it anymore since my boyfriend was basically ready to wrap up the dinner by now. I then had to say that we were ready for dessert though because I felt like she wasn't going to offer. She brought over the dessert menu and then came back a few minutes later so we could order it. At this point all of our dirty dishes were still on the table. Big pet peeve of mine. Who wants to think about desert and hold a menu in front of them with dirty dishes from their dinner in front of them. Anyways, long story short - we ate our dessert and then got the bill. It had the fish on it. We reminded her. She took it off and CHARGED ME FOR THE SALAD BAR. NOT COOL

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on March 16, 2020

Our team takes pride in delivering exceptional service, so we apologize for not serving you your dish of choice. Please visit us again, as we are sure we can earn your complete satisfaction.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service and food was sub par at best, won’t be coming back again.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on March 12, 2020

It's disheartening to hear that our food was sub par, as we take great pride in serving delicious meals. We hope you don't allow this to detour you from awarding us another chance.

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SP
Philadelphia
132 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The value question is one I want to comment on. We go for lunch because it is somewhat cheaper. The salad bar is immense and has cold Italian meats and cheeses and smoked salmon and more. Soup seems to always be black bean soup and they have black beans and rice. At $15.00 for lunch M-F it's a great secret. If you add all the grilled meats the price goes to $41.00 . You can add just one meat for $11. Making it $26.00. But sign up for their emails and a few times a year you get $15.00 off the full "experience" (the $41.00 deal. And on your birthday you get $25 off , Making it $16.00!
The meats are good but high sodium. It even says so on menu.

This visit we noticed lots of "upselling" like drinks and a guy walking around woffering you Shrimp cocktails (at about $18.00 each) and a real push for desserts. This was the first time this happened.

Service was fie and the high ceiling keep room quiet.

Definitely will be back

j
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was delicious. I only wish that the full selection came out while we were eating. As we were leaving we saw lamb chops and another dish that never came our way so we missed out. Salad bar is fantastic.

BL
Las Vegas
41 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s an experience you won’t forget.

TB
Philadelphia
227 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding. If you join on the web site, they will send you coupons good for $25 on dinner and $15 on lunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing and the chef was serving fried motzarella to each table that was absolutely amazing. All the food was amazing including the dessert. Cant wait to go back again!

CW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always love it here. The salad bar didn't seem to have as many choices as before.

Q
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fogo de Chao has been a "must go to" for years. My daughter and I just happened to have dinner earlier then usual on a Sunday. It was 3:45 ish. I would say that we should have came around 5. It was slow in the beginning but picked up nicely. We didn't want for anything and Chef Michael is a great asset to this restaurant. The salad bar is very fresh and they made sure to bring you the meat how you liked it, i.e., medium, rare, etc. As usual, I can't wait to go back!

m
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Selection from Farmers menu was excellent. Omelette station often unattended, did not understand. And while service was very good, did not understand difficulty in getting coffee refilled. All in all, very good.

J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Waited about a half hour after we arrived a few minutes prior to our reservation.
There were a lot of people waiting, it seemed like they overbooked.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on March 17, 2020

Reservations are in-place for this reason, as we never want our guests to have to experience such a wait time. We will be sure to keep a closer eye on our reservations in the future.

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M
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great night at Fogo! Loved the variety of meats, and the salad bar is always top notch.

I just wish the check in procedure ran more smoothly. The staff at the desk on this evening can be very snippy - and unwelcoming. requiring to see the exact members of our party to appear directly in front of the check in stand in the incredibly crowded lobby before being able to check in for our reservation. This particular evening was made even more stressful by the unavailability of the buzzers they normally use to call parties - so there was lots of shouting and difficulty to tell who was being called ... bring back the buzzers!

s
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Friday night birthday dinner. Service was slow, for the food and drinks. Servers were nice. Too many children for an 8pm Friday night dinner. Seems like a tourist restaurant. People dressed in t shirts and hoodies, they really should enforce a dress code. Save money and go to Chima or rodizio grill instead. Better service!

NH
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Brad is the Awesome-EST! The salad bar is not as varied as other places. The deserts are smaller than the other places.

F
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always. Wait staff was attentive.

CG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Market Table is one of best lunch deals around. Many many choices, quality is superb and everyone can be happy - even the vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and generally overall picky eaters.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

For the first time at Fogo, I have to say my experience was underwhelming. I have been here numerous of times and have been very satisfied with my experience but I was not this time. The fried bananas which is one of my favorite side dishes were incredibly dry. Our waiter took forever to bring our second wine bottle and it was not a busy nite. Last but not least it took forever to bring out the leg of lamb we requested (about 25min) and again it was not a busy nite. I usually have high praises for Fogo so Im hoping this dining experience was a fluke.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gauchos, as always, prepare the meats precisely to your liking. Everyone asks if there are any particular cuts you are looking for. The level of service and attention is always spot on. It's almost an after thought to mention how tasty and succulent everything is. It is a bit of a splurge, but it definitely a lovely treat!

PJ
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So much food! Especially if you love meat. My son and husband love it. I am not a meat eater, however, they offer the best Chilean sea bass I have ever eaten along with a massive salad bar. Plenty of food for everyone. Service is impeccable.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very calm environment, I loved this place.

HD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great . Food was awesome and service was excellent. Looking forward to going back soon!

J
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were seated timely and the service was excellent. We chose the full experience and the servers were all around us, offering the different varieties of food. The manager was very visible and helped us when we were looking for a particular cut of meat. We were never without food or drink and everyone seemed happy to be working there. Everyone we came in contact with was very helpful.

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Salad bar was awesome! Love the concept. Meats were great!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very overcrowded, service was slow and absolutely terrible. Most of the meat that came out was well done. Chicken was dry. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse is MUCH better!

JN
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We were a party of 6 and were sat at a table which had 7 seats. When the check came they had charged us for 7 people. Pay attention to your check at the end of the night. Other than that food was great.

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usually make a group trip once or twice a year. This visit was with family. Consistently great experience. Highly recommend.

DD
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is amazing!! So many options and if you don't see one in particular you can ask and they will bring it right out.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was great

LH
Philadelphia
1 review