Fogo de Chao - Pittsburgh

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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/pittsburgh/ and call your nearest Fogo location to place an order.
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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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Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Our reservation was for 7:30, the gps was losing signal so we arrived 20 min late, we signed in immediately but they called us for the table at 8:20 and Without any apology...
The salad bar was dirty with salami, sauce, cheese on the surface of the island and out of the plates in many spots, yikes... The gauchos were rarely showing up, and I had the sense they just wanted to leave you a small piece, a bite and then leave for another table to leave another bite etc... Meet was ok, although we never tasted all the different kinds for which we paid 😡.
The ambience was not warm, lights were aggressive, cold and very bright for a restaurant. Noise level was high and I didn’t hear any music in the background.
I would not recommend, and I won’t go back for sure.

Fogo de Chao - Pittsburgh
Responded on March 16, 2020

Your experience with us is what matters most, so we are disappointed to hear we didn't earn your complete satisfaction. We hope you choose to dine with us in the future, as we know we can earn your 5-stars.

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Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I had read several reviews on another food website. Most of the complaints were about waiting and crowds. Was hoping they were an aberration. Sorry, but no.

We checked in at 7:15 for our 7:15 reservation and were told it would be at least a 20 minute wait. There were very large crowds in the waiting area /bar. Several parties around us just gave up and left wondering why bother to make a reservation if it isn’t going to be honored in a timely manner.

Note, there was one area of the restaurant that had several tables empty just waiting to be cleared. They sat that way for at least 20 minutes.

We got seated after 30 minutes. Had a lovely server who admitted he was a Bartender that was pulled to help out.

So, Fogo... it seems as if you are short staffed, or haven’t figured out the timing on your restaurant. If you don’t have the help close off your reservations!

The other issue we had was the meats. We’ve been to other Brazilian steakhouses and usually you have to turn them away from bringing meat. Not this time... we had a longish wait between offerings. We had ordered the “experience”; yes we think we got all the meats but the top sirloin came out a good hour after all the other meats. It felt as if the best was saved for last when you are too full to eat anything other than a small bite.

It was a very very mixed evening. The food itself was good. One of our guests had the cauliflower steak, which was reportedly delicious.

Not sure if it’s worth the aggravation of a return visit.

Fogo de Chao - Pittsburgh
Responded on March 11, 2020

We never want an experience to fall short of expectations, Andidav, so we are sorry to hear you left underwhelmed. Please know, we strive to deliver amazing experiences to every guest, so we hope you'll allow us the chance to make this right. Kindly give us a call at 972.361.6256. Thank you.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

I made our reservations weeks in advance adding to the reservation that it was a special occasion. Our table was in the back corner of this separate room up against the wall. As you know... that doesn’t work well in a restaurant like this.. just be aware of where they are seating you.

Fogo de Chao - Pittsburgh
Responded on March 13, 2020

Our team apologizes for your seating arrangements, as we do our best to meet the needs of every guest. We hope you visit us in the future, as we know we can deliver a wonderful experience.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Thought this would be a great place to celebrate my fiancé’s 30th birthday. The ambiance was a big fat ZERO. Our reservation was 7pm and the lights were on 100%. It felt like i was on a carnival cruise ship. We arrived 45 mins early to have some drinks beforehand. Drinks were great (if you like chunky fruit clogging your straw 🙄) but from the bar you could see into the dining area which looked only slightly nicer than a Golden Corral or eat n park. We finally had our reservation called at 7:15. We sat at the table for AT LEAST another 15 mins debating if we should stay or leave. Finally a waitress came over to great us, at which point we left and went to Mortons steak house. Would have paid for Mortons 12 times over before i ever even think about walking into Fogo ever again. They need a dress code. So many people walked thought the bar area in leggings and sweatshirts like they just rolled out of bed. Truly was so disappointed and disgusted by the ambiance and service. Hopefully the food was good because the place was packed and i honestly am baffled at the how and why.

Fogo de Chao - Pittsburgh
Responded on March 12, 2020

Your experience with us is what matters most, so we are disappointed to hear we didn't earn your complete satisfaction. We hope you choose to dine with us in the future, as we know we can earn your 5-stars.

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MW
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was amazing when the servers actually stopped at our table. My sister asked for meat, but they passed her up. The carvers were not coming often. We felt rushed. It was not busy when we arrived so I expected a smooth service. We wanted to order dessert, but the server got 2 orders and took off. The next time we saw him he was bringing the order. I would not choose this restaurant again because of the service.

Fogo de Chao - Pittsburgh
Responded on March 11, 2020

Michelle, we are disappointed to hear of such an experience, as all of our guests should be able to experience our variety of cuts. Please know, we appreciate the feedback and we hope you don't allow this to keep you from visiting us again.

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TM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Something for everyone!

KC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As the place got filled up the frequency of meat slowed way down. Otherwise great food and atmosphere.

AD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it every time we go. We will continue to go back over and over. The food is excellent and the service is always amazing.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with my fiance for a double celebration,our engagement and his birthday! Best experience ever, we couldn't pick a better place to celebrate, Jacod and the rest of the personnel were amazing!

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience! The food was delicious and the staff was amazing! They were so professional and really knew their stuff! The market bar was the best I've ever seen, both with selection and quality. The meats were cooked perfectly and readily available. We were offered each option atleast twice or more during our meal and the variety is excellent! My only regret is I didnt have room for dessert! The moment we passed on the dessert menu a tray of huge cheesecake slices went by that looked really good.

OT
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was wonderful! I had glazed pineapple at different Texas locations which they do not serve here at Pittsburg. I missed it.

RM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meat and good service. I do recommend to have lunch/dinner at Fogo.

EB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I had a great time at this location. They were booked with a meeting of a large group, so understandably it took a while for my waiter to see me. The serving staff was very courteous and the sides of the brunch menu were perfect. I will say my seating was the only issue since either the large windows are very insulated or they had cold air blasting down below in the middle of winter which weird, but it did make a lasting impression on me.

C
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience as always. We always enjoy the food but Nico always makes the experience special. We are very lucky to have met Nico as he always treats us wonderful visit after visit. We have gone a couple nights when Nico was not there and simply the experience was not as positive. Please take great care of him as he is a valuable member of the team.

All the steaks/chicken/sausage/pork were phenomenal. It was disappointing that the spicy brown sugar bacon were not replenished at the salad bar for most of the night but that is little.

This is our favorite Brazilian Steakhouse in a Pgh. Once again thanks Nico

MG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best keto date night! Tons of keto-friendly options on the buffet.

CA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

A few coworkers & former coworkers try to get together every so often for a ladies night. We don't always have a lot of time together as our schedules can be different. I think this is the third or fourth time we've gone to Fogo for happy hour. We have a good time & good food!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday experience with complimentary dessert. ALL of the food was amazing including everything on the salad bar. Could not recommend more.

NP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We have been to Fogo multiple times and love it. However, we went early evening/late afternoon on Sunday and the food was not amazing and the service was lacking for the price.

a
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was not very good. Selection was poor compared to other Fogo de Chao that I have been to.

JS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Salad bar was excellent but a few items were not refilled once they were gone. The meats were well prepared although filet was never brought around and not enough lamb chops.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

My reservation was never actually considered, the restaurant acted like they didn’t know about my reservation. Me and my date walked around with the host to the wrong table. Besides that the food was great and my waiter was awesome. Probably won’t be back though.

C
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great Place everyone should come and check it out!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Appreciate the decor and ambiance. Low noise level!

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service as always.

M
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in Pittsburgh

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here. Exceptional experience. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
Pittsburgh
40 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Here for Valentine's Day and was expecting a wait. Yes, we had to wait 45 minutes after our reservation... I'll give it to them since it was a holiday and out of their control. If the experience, once seated, was like all the other good ones I've had, I wouldn't care about the wait - because it is usually worth it.

HOWEVER, there were things management could have handled that were in their control and they dropped the ball on, for example: they knew there was going to be 900+ patrons BEFOREHAND. So why were they not prepared to keep the salad bar stocked? IT SUCKED! Not to mention the good bacon was no where to be found.

Once seated, 30 min into the meal, after only having a Caesar salad since the other lettuce was missing, we received ONLY marinated chicken and sausage. At this time i was fuming and had to flag someone down to get some decent meats. Yes, they did start coming around but I should not have to flag someone down.

I'll be back. But NEVER on a holiday!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Reservation and waiting for your name to be called system was inefficient. Waited 50 minutes for my reservation time.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely slammed, (completely understandable because of the occasion and weekend), but every employee we encountered was so professional. It took some time to get waited on at the bar because they were a little behind on reservation times and literally, well over fifty people at the bar that holds approximately 20 people. She was so nice taking our drink order, the waiter was so busy, but so attentive, and the added touch, which set the night, was the manager. Nicolas Valderrama, came over and made sure everyone was doing fine. Went above and beyond, especially after he found out it was out first time there. My wife and I cannot wait to come back to FOGO. To feel like my business mattered to a restaurant that was so unbelievably busy on a personal level... Well, you just don't see that everyday. He earned a customer for life. Great job to everyone. I could've have done what they accomplished tonight.

d
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Made reservation weeks ago for 7, waited until 8 to be seated and meat selection was lacking

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Despite having a 7pm reservation, we could not be seated for 50 minutes. All reservations were waiting. The restaurant was jam packed with customers waiting on the street. Staff was very professional. Took 30 minutes to be served our cocktails once seated.

RS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Would recommend. Food was great. Butt not on holiday. Too busy. Had a 7pm reservation but did not get seated until 7:45pm. Day after Valetines Day

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant overbooked on Valentine’s Day. There were 50 people ahead of us when we arrived. We were turned away!!! Shame on the greedy owners!!! MY VALENTINES DAY WAS RUINED!!!!!

c
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We had 6:30 reservations. Arrived at 6:15 and were not seated until 7:30. They were not up front about how behind. The are and had a huge crowd shoved in a small place waiting. I was not pleased since I made these reservations over 3 weeks in advance.

MM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We are big fans of this restaurant under normal circumstances, but they were completely overextended for Valentine's Day. We waited nearly 40 minutes AFTER our reservation, our service was terrible (we waited 20 minutes for wine, and were halfway done with dinner when we finally received it. Otherwise, we saw our server twice), and the food was very under-quality for that they normally provide. Very disappointed. Do NOT go here on a holiday. At $50 a plate, you expect a good experience. This was not one.

SG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Best part of the entire evening was that they validated our parking. The staff pushed the "special of the night" on us and got annoyed when I simply asked to look over a menu. The couple next to us advised me to avoid ordering from the menu because they had been waiting for 40+ minutes and still did not get their food. Ordered drinks from the bar and never got them, but got charged for them. Promised a variety of meat and they only came around a total of 5 times. We left hungry and disappointed. Overall a bad experience and will not return.

m
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very, very disappointed. Was looking forward to a nice birthday dinner for my dad (84!) who loves good meats, and my family. It was crowded, noisy, and the service was terrible. At first, the gauchos totally by-passed our table, and we had to ask a server to please ask them to stop at our table. Had to flag servers down throughout the evening. Ordered a cocktail midway through the meal, and we had dessert before it arrived. We had already asked a server to cancel the cocktail, but she clearly did not. Then, we ordered desserts and they were served -- molten chocolate cake with ice cream -- with no utensils. We waited for a while, then again had to get up and ask a server to please bring them to us. The meats were ok, nothing great. The "side dishes" were infinitesimal -- I believe each serving was meant for 2 people, but we only received 2 servings while there were 6 people. The "molten chocolate cake" was a miniature bundt cake with chocolate syrup in the indentation. As you can tell, it was a bad experience overall.

B
Pittsburgh
5 reviews