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 Easter at Fogo, Sunday, April 21, from 11 am-9pm. From fire-roasted meats to Brazilian brunch recipes, there’s something for everyone. Dinner price all day.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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

Birthday dinner

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

Lovely dinner with wonderful service.

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

It was very good and enjoyed to food. I hope to come back again

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

I don’t think it’s worth it if you can’t eat a lot of meat, especially the price for kids. The price of lunch is better for those who can’t eat a lot of meat. The service was outstanding per usual.

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CS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Prices went up and the quality of the food and service went down.

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JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I know alot of people like it but it was our first time and really did care for the meat. We prefer quality over quantity. The salad / food bar was great. I only like beef that is tender and little fat but the bacon on bar was the best. Just a place we will not return but think you should try it at least once

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

It was our first time there. Only thing that was explained to us the option to take advantage of the menu option of the salad bar and the variety of meats. We weren't satisfied with the salad bar appearance, understanding it's self served it was untidy. Also it was never explained that we had to flip the chips over to receive the meat portion of the meal so we were seating for some time until we figured it out ourself. We also weren't offered certain meats there were options we never seen until we were eating dessert.

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

This was an excellent choice to celebrate my loved ones birthday!

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! The service was on point! The ambience was sufficient and the cocktails were out of this WORLD! Habanero Mango Cachaca for the win!!

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DD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday there which I always enjoy the food this wasnt my first time and sure wont be my last time awesome job

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EN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super busy when we went for dinner on 3/16/2019. I strongly recommend a reservation if you're going on a Saturday night. I've never been to a Brazilian steakhouse before, and the experience was wonderful. The food was delicious, definitely the best I've had at any restaurant in a long time. Exceptional service, the wait staff were attentive without being intrusive, and everyone was very friendly. The price is well worth the quality (and quantity) of food. Even the salad/appetizer bar is truly superb. Despite how full we were, we ordered coffee and desserts as well. I had the lovely papaya cream and my significant other ordered the flan - both were just as exceptional as the rest of the food. Great experience all around.

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

Food was great. There was a problem with the check that took a lot of time to sort out. But otherwise it was a great experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was brutal. Had to ask for drinks from the bar and for my kids since the server never asked. After our 1 drink no one came by to ask if we wanted another. Took 25-30 mins to get our dessert. Only certain meat guys came by, asked another server to have one of the steak guys come by our table and they never did. No one cleared our plates which happens at other Brazilian steakhouses, not sure if it happens at Fogo de chao. I get it was busy and place was packed liked sardines in a can but they should make it a point to come by tables of 4 and not skip us to go to the larger parties which happened a lot. That being said everything we ate was tasty. Doubtful we will ever go back, not that they’ll care since place was completely packed.

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and incredibly accommodating. Reservations ✓ Service ✓ Food ✓ Ambiance - beautiful, spacious, but incredibly noisy. Could not hear each other talk, or the wait staff. In Fogo's defense, it was a completely booked, St Patrick's wknd Saturday night. Acoustical tiles would help, or more of them...
Otherwise, everything fabulous as usual!

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DT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good place. Went at 6, wish there were more stakes to choose from. Staff very friendly.

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AN
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I love Fogo De Chao! This was my 6th time here. Usually everything is really good but this time the quality wasn’t there. I usually only eat the steak but yesterday I decided to try the chicken and the pork. The chicken had a weird after taste that didn’t sit well with me. The pork tenderloin gave me a similar experience. I guess it just wasn’t a good day.

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CP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I come here all the time I love fogo. The waiter stop showing up for more drinks waited over 1/2 hour. We had to keep asking for other meats beside top or bottom Sirloin steak. Just wasnt a good experience. Wasnt worth my $400 check that night thats for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

My dining experience was very disappointing. The food was not as good as it is normally. The variety of meats actually offered to us was less. I opted for the full experience but yet I had to request for the table sides (bread, caramelized bananas, mashed potatoes) half way through my dinner. After I finished dining I figured that it was just an “off” day but the night became worst when the waiter insisted that I pay for my six year old daughter. It clearly states that children under 7 is complimentary. So after not being impressed with the food and then the false advertisement, I will never dine at this location again. Besides, there are other options for Brazilian steakhouses in center city.

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PH
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Market table is always plentiful, and prices right. New Produce Company supplier, but couldn't tell the difference

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SN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This restaurant has really gone down as my most recent dine in experience. There was a shortage in the lamb chops as our table of 9 had to request for it about 4-5 times before everyone got a piece of lamb. We were very disappointed since this is an AYCE type of place.

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LO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We wanted to try this restaurant because we had been to Chimas. Although we knew we liked Chimas, we thought we’d give “the other guy” a try. Bottom line, we won’t be back. It was only okay compared to Chimas. Nothing really negative to say, just a matter of preference.

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EB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Have been to Fogo’s several times mostly the Baltimore location. This visit in Philadelphia was good nothing that stood out as great. The food was okay, not a lot of choices as they did not circle the dinning room on a constant rotation. Did have to ask for a specific item which took 10 mins but did receive and was good.

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B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Although the restaurant was less than half full, we had a reservation and arrived on time only to be kept waiting for fifteen minutes. We haven't been there for a few years and thought it would be a good place to take people who are on the "keto' diet. It was not nearly as good as we remember.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my fiancée’s birthday and we loved everything about it. Definitely will be back!!!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was wonderful. Very loud and difficult to get servers to bring meat. Got ran into a lot by servers because the dining room is so packed with tables.

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

Hate waitress speak too fast !

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

nice place, but slipping in service and offerings, servers passed our table three times in a row even though our tabs were all green. Maybe four in the afternoon was between meals but the price was still the same. Still a good special treat, but not as special as it used to be, and not for the premium price they charge.

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

I love this place the crew perfect

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

Was my brother bachelor dinner

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Before reading this just know that I myself am not Brazilian but have been to Brazil and my wife is Brazilian. We look for authenticity. Fogo de Chão has over all was very good for someone that has not experience churrasco in Brazil.

Fogo de Chão is a Brazilian steakhouse based in Brazil that recently expanded into the US, so I had high expectations considering while visiting Brazil recently I asked some Brazilian friends their opinion and they said it is great.

Well... the quality of the meet is stellar, however, the menu is complicated and has too many options for a rodizio (all you can eat). I’m a frequent cachaça drinker and only had one option which was their house branded cachaça and no option for Pitú, 51 or my fav Leblon.

Now the meat....there was pichania (top sirloin) and bottom sirloin in abundance but the beef ribs, lamb chops, and filet mignon was rarely brought around. I found this strange especially since we were seated right near the kitchen. And asked serval times for the beef rib. If you’re a true Brazilian BBQ fan you will know chicken hearts are a staple for churrasco.... well there were NONE!

Overall, it was a good meal but I have had better churrasco. Since this was a work meal and 2 of the people that joined us for dinner had never been to a churrascaria.

One thing that stuck out to me was that there were NO Brazilians working there. Every other churrascaria I have been to had only Brazilians working there. Our server that took our drink order and explained the complicated menu was Italian, the other was from France and the gauchos bring the meat out we’re from various Spanish speaking countries.

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VZ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The meats are the focus and indeed the highlight of the place. The salad bar is wildly overrated.

It understandably busy but service left quite a bit to be desired. Had to wait 20 minutes for a table despite being on time with a reservation and our waiter was often nowhere to be found. We were also told that we couldn't split the bill and after we did pay, it was a good 10-15 minutes before we got our receipt and cards back.

Overall, it was more experience than quality. Different to have people with tremendous quality meat showing up and serving but it could have been better.

If you're in the area and willing to drop about $200 per couple then by all means but I wouldn't recommend that you go out of your way for it.

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

Our party of nine was celebrating three birthdays. While our waitress was friendly and attentive, our two orders of salmon came out very late. A manager came over to apologize but it was too late and we asked for the meals to be boxed up to go. When our “doggie bags” were brought over I opened one and the salmon was over cooked. Dishes were not cleared away in a timely manner. Coffee was served after dessert was almost finished. And one dessert was served so sloppy it looked like somebody had purposefully messed up the plate. The restaurant was very crowded and it was difficult to get to the salad bar with out bumping into several of the meat servers, or wait staff clearing very large tables with trays of towering dirty dishes. Side dishes were cold and overdone (polenta, plantains.) We came for the experience but would think twice about a return visit with such poor service and mediocre food.

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

The wait staff was extremely attentive, and the manager stopped by a few times to check on us. He asked if there were any specific meats or cuts we'd like to have again, and sent the gauchos our way. What caught my attention this time was the manager's and staff's interaction with our kids and that they checked with the kids directly to see if they needed (wanted) anything (with approval from us). We had 8 adults, and 5 kids from 4 to 14.

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

It was my first time being there and i enjoyed it very much

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BA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

A confusing, frantic paced place that does not give it’s customers any time for conversation. As soon as we were seated we were met by a host (not our waiter) who tried to explain how the place worked in a very thick accent of indeterminate origin. We were then immediately herded to the salad bar (exceptional quality produce) - then back to our table where we were continually bombarded with fellows brandishing large skewers of meat with even larger knives, asking if we would like to try a slice. The beef was salty, the pork bland and the chicken dry.
About halfway into the dinner we finally received our drink orders, which consisted of a house special “cocktail” made from some form of Brazilian liquor which could only be described as a syrupy mess. Our water glasses were never refilled, and we never did meet anyone closely resermbling a waiter or waitress. There was only a barrage of various men & women with everything from appetizers to deserts on trays wandering aimlessly about the restaurant asking random people if they would like something from their platter. It was like eating in the midst of some culinary bazar rather than a fine dining establishment.
The whole experience was like being in someone’s ADHD fueled nightmare. All of this for about $60 per person, by the way! I wound up shelling out over $350 for my party of four for a dining mistake I will never make again!

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PS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was my wife and my first experience and, quite honestly, we were disappointed in the quality of some of the meats served. For lunch, we both got the salad bar/one meat combo, I got the Brazilian steak and my wife, the chicken. While the selection and quality of the salad bar were fabulous, both my and her protein servings were disappointing: my wife’s chicken was dry as a bone, and my first serving of steak (served medium) was a bit tough. If we go back, it will only be for the salad bar. BTW, the service and ambiance were great. Low quality prepared meats for a high quality price.

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

Good service. Good food. Good time.

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RE
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fogo de Chao in Philly had the best service ever...very attentive! The salad bar was very fresh and lots of choices. The meat was delicious especially the lamb and sirloin steak.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was amazing. Their service was awesome. The meat was beyond good

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lively atmosphere with very friendly and attentive staff. All food is prepared and served fresh cooked to order!

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