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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast at Fogo. Indulge fire-roasted meats along with traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Dinner price all day.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with friends & family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 3521 People Are Saying
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The servers were helpful in helping us understand how a Brazilian steakhouse goes since it was our first time. Food was excellent, and almost too many options. Our server Tony was amazing. Very friendly and warming. His service was the highlight of our visit.

OT
London
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Variety and quality and top notch service... can’t wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Not a great experience at all. Had a reservation for 8 people at 815 but had to wait 50 minutes to be seated. What is the point of a reservation? Felt like cattle waiting to be seated with everyone crammed in the front. Food, when we got it was decent. Had to continue to ask for meat to come to our table to get it though. Very sparse when someone would approach on their own. Plus they really should address the women more. Felt like they only really ask the men when they wanted and the women were kind of overlooked. Not to mention the atmosphere in the back to the right is awful. Lighting too bright and felt like a banquet hall but worse. Came here for the first time in 10 years in October an had an amazing experience and was looking forward to bringing another group of friends but this experience was night and day and unfortunately this may be our last for quite a while...

p
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We can eat whatever kind of meat as much as you want. I never had experience such system.

OT
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I used to be a big fogo fan. I will stick to Chima in the future. We went tonight to fogo for my mom's birthday. I called ahead of time to specify it was a celebration and asked them to please bring out a dessert as a surprise. The hostess who answered the phone was not particularly polite and seemed bothered by the call. When we started our meal many of the waiters passed by our table despite the chips being on the green side resulting in us missing the opportunity to have many of the meats. When the meats did arrive they were uniformly overcooked (most waiters did not ask our preference for how we wanted the steak cooked and were out of anything remotely rare) and overseasoned. We had to ask more than 3 times for beef ribs. At the end of the meal no one brought over the dessert I had called ahead about. A disappointing experience from a restaurant that used to be a favorite.

TB
Philadelphia
221 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We've been here many times and are always impressed. The food is excellent and the service is very good. Nothing is lacking. You get to try all sorts of steak as well as chicken, pork, and lamb.

CM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The visit was as nice as usual. I did notice a difference in service, however what appeared to be the head waiter made sure we were taken care of.

P
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time visit . Food was very good as well as the service.
Bathrooms could use some dusting - cleaning. Over all
good experience

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Just annoyed with seating arrangement.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible service even after talking to manager twice it didn't improve. I have visited for several special occasions but never again

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Have dined here before and preferred the well spaced dining room with round tables. Things have been rearranged to fit more people and it has a much less comfortable feel.

The food however was still outstanding

MS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Family dinner for my 25 year old’s birthday.... Rezie was for 5, and they gladly accommodated one more person.
Restaurant was brightly lit, very busy, & noisy.
When we were sat, waitress greeted us immediately, but made us feel rushed to order drinks and get to the salad bar. She was impatient while I chose a glass of wine, so asked her to give me a minute. I got lots of minutes!! She finally returned......
Salad bar was poor quality. I did not like the choices offered. Caesar salad was especially soggy.
The meat is ok, salty, and using the green light-red light signals seemed cheesy! We had to ask for lamb.
Basically, for $500 + tip: it felt like an expensive cafeteria instead of fine dining. Never again! I’d spend a bit more and get a real steak at Capitol Grill.

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, quality food, excellent wines although pricey

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Family celebration

J
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Amazing server. Food was good. A bit outdated and the service at the hostess station was not good. The decor at the bar was extremely dusty. My glass for water did not look clean. Bathrooms were very gross. I probably wouldn't go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We waited over an hour for a table when we had a reservation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time. Had the brunch experience with my family for my 30th birthday

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If you are looking for a chain restaurant this is the place.
Lack of consistency - I have been to this location and all 3 times have been disappointed.
The meat comes out very sporadically. You can go almost 5 minutes before you are offered meat again.
It is such a shame and disappointment. If you are looking for an upscale all you can eat then Chima is the place to go.
I promise you will not regret it.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was not seasoned well.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience, Excellent food selection and service

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great meal , wonderful friendly service , we will be back

LB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was fantastic. The assortment of meat offered were perfect. The servers were very attentive and we will definitely revisit this place.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lauren our server from northeast philly was great!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here service and food is always great

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is amazing could use some different beers but hey is what it is.
But the food was absolutely amazing the staff was awesome and always checking on us.
I loved that it wasn’t super hot or super cold in there it was perfect.
I hate going to a cold or super hot restaurant and being uncomfortable you know?
Also it was my husbands birthday and they brought out cake and a candle that was awesome and the cheese cake was omg!!!! Amazing!!!!!
Tell your cooks or who ever runs that kitchen thank you and keep doing a great job.
I know they never get recognized for their dedication and hard work but everyone from front desk to servers to the men running around with the different meat to managers and cooks and even the dish washer it was amazing!
Everything was perfect and tasted great.
I cannot wait to come back and share this place with friends and family.
They are going to fall in love with you guys over and over.
I will personally be praising you on my blog and food blog and Mom Site which holds over 2,300 women and growing who need to hear of you.
Thanks!

EM
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Fogo, and what an experience! From the staff to the food to the ambiance, they did not disappoint.

CR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always incredible and the staff are very attentive and friendly.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good, however, there was a mouse in the dining area and the manager just let the critter continue to run around. He did apologize and comped our party for some of our dinner, but it definitely ruined what would’ve been a great dining experience for our party.

T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service with tons of meat and a huge salad bar. I would definitely recommend it.

LS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We really enjoyed the dining experience. The atmosphere was very cool . They certainly lived up to the reputation. Price point was a bit high for us but again it was about the experience and celebrating my son's 21st birthday made it worthwhile

ED
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must if you are near any of their locations. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere.

NA
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I went to Fogo de Chão for my birthday and the food and service was great as always but I was disappointed that the key lime pie tasted awful and was not made with meringue.
Thanks, Neveen

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my birthday dinner. Food ad service were both outstanding. Will be returning

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this place. The service was impeccable, including from the manager. I’ve been here a couple times already and I feel like each time keeps getting better.

SD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was not well seasoned and the side dishes were just okay. The experience was nice, but not worth the price of the food. I will not be returning back to dine there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I went for the third time at this location two weeks ago and my experience was terrible. Food was not good and bland. There was no flavor and most of the guys just walked passed us and did not even ask if we want it even when we have our thing in green. I had to asked for every little thing because no one came to check on us. No one refill our water, change our plate, or give us the small plates of appetizers that they usually give when you arrive.

Another thing was the baby changer in the ladies room was broken and it fell right on to my daughters head. Also, My husband says there was no toilet paper in the men’s room at all.

It was not worth $60 for the food I ate and the service I received. It was worse than a cheap steakhouse.

N
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very noisy overcrowded
Ages for service
Meat not really tender enough or seasoned

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Great service!! Worst Ambiance I’ve ever seen (I took guests here and was quite embarrassed honestly), food was okay but I didn’t realize portion sizes would be so small. Some of the meat was sliced so thin it looked like deli meat. Anyway like I said great service, everyone was so nice and helpful, but ambiance and food make me never want to go back again.

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