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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Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 2985 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Server was super nice. No parking. Valet was kinda pricey

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We came for restaurant week, and it seemed that they’d overbooked and could not provide the great service that they usually do. Our waiter was kind of annoyed with his job and didn’t seem to want to be there. Our dinner was 2 and a half hours long because we had to wait so long for the service. I would avoid this place on restaurant weeks.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can confidently say a had a typical fogo experience. As usual awesome

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and so was the service. As soon as our cars was flipped to green we had someone at our table. We arrived early for our reservation but were seated right away. It was pretty noisy and sometimes I could barely hear the server and what was being offered. But it didn’t matter because everything was delicious

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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place ever food is awesome. Salad bar is exceptional

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration.... great food .... great atmosphere

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Showed up 20 minutes early but was sat immediately which was amazing. Our server Nancy was great. Cleared plates to get new ones for us and was very attentive.

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JB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We went to Fogo de chao for center city restaurant week and it was not until we were checking in for our reservation that we were notified that they were not participating in restaurant week but just for that night. I thought that was unprofessional to notify us at time of check-in.

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

Overall experience was nice. Service was great and the food was average. I’m not a buffet person so that was my biggest hang up. Yes $60 per person and 4 drinks total of 185. Pricey for not handing a comfortable traditional restaurant meal. Definitely something to check out but not a place I would recommend to someone like myself.

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as usual and our server Amy was amazing. My mother was very pleased with everything fogo has to offer

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S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Went for restaurant week which was a mistake. Food is better on other days.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as always. I really need to hand it to the staff. I'm sure it's crazier than usual during restaurant week and tips are lower, given the lower price. The entire staff was upbeat, polite and accommodating. They made our whole night!

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DM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, many options tastes great! Salad bar is amazing.

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S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went for a date during restraunt week and had a blast! The salad bar was incredible, our cocktails were awesome, the food was so good and I'm kicking myself in the butt for not trying everything but what I had was amazing, and the dessert was perfect. I will absolutely go back, it was such a fun experience!

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MS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I thought the service was fantastic and there was a great selection of dishes. I just wasn’t a fan of the seasonings. It was quite bland but it depends on the person’s taste. The salad bar was good but the meats and dessert was not as good as was expected.

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JS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our Waitress was outstanding. We were in a bad spot for the gauchos i guess. Didn't get the attention we have in the past. Had to have the waitress get them for us.

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant Week

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great options, nice employees, plenty of food!

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LS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious and the individuals who brought the various meats were great; however, our server was terrible. She was obviously miserable and rude and put a damper on the overall experience.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I been going to fogo for years. I owe then a long overdue review. These people are unbelievable. Not just amazing food but I can easily say this is the least they offer to give you a wonderful experience. The customer service is personalized to an extent I rarely ever saw anywhere else. I mainly go back for the service that somehow tops their super tasty food. If you never been to this fogo you are missing out on a loooooot of fun and great food and wonderful time. My God these people are awesome. Thank you sooooo much

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MM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious! The meats I tried were perfectly seasoned and cooked just right. Highly recommend.

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R
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is first time I came for Restaurant Week at Fogo. Also, it is the first time I had meat selection
AWESOME!!! It was SO delicious and so much fun I am returning soon.

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R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Came during Restaurant Week, even with the limited offerings it was fantastic.

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TW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

I was in a party of 2 and each time a gaucho came to the table they would offer my MALE friend meat and immediately walk away without offering me (female) any. This happened with multiple different gauchos and multiple separate times. They would approach them facing them and offer meat with their back towards me. They would never face me or offer. Each time I would have to yell after them or flag people down for food. It was ridiculous. I shouldn't have to flag people down or yell after people to get food when they were already at my table. I would ask and they would walk away. This was blatant misogynistic behavior and is not acceptable . I couldn't believe how commonplace this behavior was.

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Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Restaurant week and a birthday. The waiter seemed new. I asked for horseradish sauce and he told me you all didn’t carry it but I had had it before. Another server brought me some. He tried to do a nice thing by writing happy birthday on the dessert plate but he gave it to the wrong person. Other than that the food was amazing as always and I left with the meat sweats! 🤗

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NC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints. It was packed due to Restaurant Week but the service was quick and very gracious. The immense salad/soup bar continues to amaze. It's out of our budget unless it's RW but I highly recommend it.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

service and the food was amazing. first time there and everyone was very kind and helpful.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything was great except for the noise. It was very crowded due to Phila restaurant week. Perhaps on a regular night, the noise level is better.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I Islamic they were very careful to share which items were pork with us. There were few other choices beyond that for us.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place I have ever been to. Friendly staff

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FB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great value for Restaurant Week. Servers kept coming to the table with all varieties of meat. Best pork and chicken I ever had. The sides were not special. The salad bar has extensive types of dishes which were continually restocked. The rest itself is in a gorgeous room

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff were utterly attentive and the food taste great! If you are big on meat, they serve a vast variety to select from.

Enjoy.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only reason I’m giving this restaurant 4/5 stars instead of 5 is because the waiter failed to tell us that there would be an extra charge for shrimp. Everything at this restaurant is free flowing, waiters are constantly coming to your table and offering you the different meat options. Being as though I’d never been here before it would have been nice to know that when saying yes to the shrimp that it was going to be an extra $21.50. Other than that the food and attentiveness of the staff was outstanding.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

5 of us went to dinner for my mother’s birthday! The service at the table was excellent! The hostess were rude to me and my family.

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1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best resturant in town. The service was fast and superb with pleasant greetings from the staff. Every bite had an exquisite taste that is unforgettable. Allot of food for a very good price. Giving a high recommendation to everyone.

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SL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

See attached receipts confirming Fogo De Chao's Center City Location overcharged me by $38.07.
I submitted an online request for reimbursement of $42.39, which is the overage of what I paid based on tipping 18% for the CORRECT receipt showing $147.13. I tipped on the incorrect "Signature Receipt" which showed $185.20, i.e., tipping $30.80, for an even payment of $216.00.

I did not realize I had been duped until two days later after the charge hit my debit card account.

Can Fogo De Chao help to expedite this refund request?

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Update 1/17/2019

I did get a call from Mary at Fogo de Chao, late in the afternoon, saying they would work on refunding my money today and would give me a call before the day was over to confirm my refund of $42.39.

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Update 1/18/2019

I have not gotten a call from Mary, after her call late yesterday, to confirm their refund of $42.39 and a complimentary dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Don’t go here during restaurant week. They will give you less than 50% the normal service.

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TB
Philadelphia
203 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

As usual, food was great. Service not so much Meh.

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JD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I visited Fogo Philadelphia during restaurant week and unfortunately the food was not as good as it usually is. The taste seemed off and the meat was not as well seasoned. The servers were good and friendly overall.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was fine. The only thing I lament is the location we were placed at, which was behind a pillar(only two of us). The good cut of top sirloin made it to our table twice. The first time at the beginning of our meal, and the second time at the end of our meal, about an hour later, even though it made it to the tables around us multiple times. Every time the servers got close to us, they would turn around to go to another area. But for restaurant week, you really can’t beat this deal. I would still come back lol

The bacon wrapped meats were good. The pineapple pork and chicken we got was dry, but I think you just have to be good at telling if the meat looks moist. The second time around the meat was better. I didn’t enjoy the flavor of the garlic encrusted beef, even though I usually love garlic. Bottom sirloin wasn’t bad. The chicken leg was pretty good too in terms of flavor, though it was also slightly dry. But still, it was an enjoyable meal, I’ll just hope for a better spot next time.

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