Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Pittsburgh

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399 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chão 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. Fogo offers guests a wide variety of simply seasoned meats, that are carefully fire-roasted to expose their natural flavors, including the house specialty picanha sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, and lamb chops to name a few. Additionally, Fogo offers a gourmet Market Table & Feijoada Bar, which includes seasonal salads, soup, fresh vegetables, feijoada (traditional black bean stew with rice, fresh orange and yuca flour), and much more. Southern Brazilian side dishes such as pão de queijo (warm cheese bread), crispy hot polenta, and caramelized bananas are served family style. To further complement the dining experience, the restaurant offers an award-winning wine list, creative and classic cocktails, and a tempting dessert menu.
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Fogo on Father’s Day is exactly what Dad wants. Celebrate your Dad on Sunday, June 16, 11am-9pm & all days receive a complimentary dining card. Dinner price all day *Restrictions apply.

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

No one explained the different cost levels nor did they inform us about the restaurant month special; although, ended up getting the special which included dessert. The waiter kept saying do is everyone getting the Fogo experience, which of course was the most expensive selection. The happy hour prices for the drinks are definitely a bargain.

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VN
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Belated Mother’s day

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MM
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you are starving, living a low carb lifestyle and want to feast out with friends. This is the place for you.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

I wrote a review privately to you. Thank you
Unfortunately, we will not be returning.

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OD
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Not the best performance or food. I guess we went on an off day. Hopefully it doesn't become the norm.

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SF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great night out with mom for mother’s day. Great food and service. Best key lime pie I have ever had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We waited sooo long for drinks from the bar it took 30 mins for beer and wine. I guess I shouldn’t complain about that, it probably saved our group 100s of dollars. Also, our table was extremely close to the one next to us but a lot of room On the other side. They need to set it their room better. Finally the meet was either raw or well done, most of the time, way over cooked. Not a lot of medium, how most people like it. The salad bar was good and the meat that was cooked appropriately tasted great.

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RG
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Everything was enjoyable except the feijoada. I mention that because it was delicious the last time. This time, however, it had no flavor. It seemed like they just opened a can of black beans and dumped them in the tray. I told the host this. I really had my heart set on the feijoada. The cooks need to follow the recipe.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall, a very good experience. Food was terrific, food service was terrific, beverage service was marginal.

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SN
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although they did not have my table ready till 20 minutes after my booking, the staff was helpful and friendly especially the bar tender

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TP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Slow service. The server forgot our table’s drink orders. The gauchos were rude.

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PL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh!! We have been here almost 25 times since they opened!!!

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Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have always just eaten lunch there and had the market table. It is worth the $15. There is a great selection of food and if you can’t find enough to eat then shame on you. Each time I have been there the service has been great. You can ask any server for whatever you want, they all seem to service all tables.

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MS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and service. Second time going a third is in the works.

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DD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed. Had to continually ask for certain cuts of mean to be brought to the table. The buffet was not stocked all the time and not great assortment.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The wait staff was sarcastic and slow. The Market Table was empty most of the visit. This was a problem because 2 of the people in our party ordered the Market Table and had basically nothing to eat- when the manager was notified of this his response was we’d have to wait as they were busy. Took forever to be served and they were out of dessert - was told “come back tomorrow for the dessert you ordered- it’s frozen” and then took 25 minutes to get the check. They meT servers walked by our party on a regular basis but didn’t stop at table even though cards flipped to green.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was good. I was there for my birthday. Beginning of the service there was wait staff helping us everywhere. But then I noticed something floating in my water. Someone took it away (looked like manager) but never brought a new one. It took me almost 10 minutes just to get someone to stop at my table after that. Finally after 20 minutes I received a new drink. The service needs to be consistent throughout the entire dinner, beginning to end. Other than that the food was good.

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OT
Pittsburgh
44 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I guess I ordered the wrong thing - when you go to a restaurant known for meat, you should get meat. But I ordered salmon and it was just ok - on the dry side w/ really no seasoning at all. The people with me who had meat liked their meals. I also don’t love the buffet table concept - particularly when there are no covers over the food and people are milling around grabbing things. I thought the service was ok - attentive but the server did forget to put in our wine order and had to be reminded. And the wine prices are outrageous! My summary = trying to be fine dining but really just a glorified buffet for the most part.

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. You have to try the special prepared cuts such as the parmesan encrusted loin, garlic steak, and the lamb, oh the lamb... butter!

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A
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and fantastic market bar. Great pricing. Server was a little bit lackluster but I don’t blame the restaurant for that. Gauchos were ever present offering more meat. I will definitely go back!

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MI
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely the best Brazilian restaurant in the city.We have been to quite a few over the years, here and other cities. And I think Fogo has the best meat quality.But what really makes this a 5 star choice is its staff.I was very impressed with the staff which can also be attributed to great management.Everyone goes above and beyond to make sure you have a great meal. Quality food and quality people make a great combination.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great. I recommend Fogo to all!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good for large amounts of meat being served, the service was amazing. Will definitely return.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

After 25 minutes of getting the same 5 meats we inquired what was going on with the 12+ meat choices to find out that they extended restaurant week and those who didn’t ask for the discount were expected to “ask” when they wanted the other meats!
Horrible...we were full by the time we were told that, but were still charged full price. 2nd chance given to the Pittsburgh Fogo and final.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was terrible. Our food was ok but we bought the $50 package with promises of great meats but we never got any, just the basic stuff we could’ve got for $40. I waited at least 20 minutes before someone came over and asked if I wanted another glass of wine. I was celebrating my birthday and wish I would’ve went to one of the many steak houses in the city.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a absolutely wonderful time last night for dinner! We went before a show! This was my third time coming and I have yet to have a bad experience! Food was absolutely delicious and the staff was super friendly! Of course I will be back again!!

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KW
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! Been to Fogo several times, and every time, service is good, food is amazing. The caramelized bacon is a must-have, and the beef is always perfect. Will definitely be back!

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R
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant. Very modern and elegant. Nice atmosphere, but don't judge a book by its cover... Paid the "premium" price to have the "premium" meats. We never saw the premium meats our entire meal until we asked and then it took 20 minutes. By that time it was too late. Our server knew this and never even bothered to ask, actually she avoided our table. Someone 15 minutes later asked if we wanted desert. 30 minutes went by and still no desert. Probably the worst service we had ever received at a restaurant. Spending @ minimum of $90 per person I feel that the service should be above average. Texas De Brazil and Rioz makes this place look like a Burger King. In fact service at Burger King might be a little better.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the hostess, the barmaid, the servers and the gauchos were wonderful. The cheese puffs were to die for and the lamb was fabulous. The market table had lots of variation and was delicious as well.

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s
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Fogo De Chao is an up-scale chain. The dining room is large - they are expecting crowds. There is a bar with a happy hour menu. We arrived on a Tuesday at 5:00, 45 minutes before our reservation, so we could have a drink at the bar. We could not get served. There was only one bartender and no other bar staff we could see. We waited 10 minutes, then asked to be seated at our table even though we were early, hoping a server would come and take our drink order. At that time, the restaurant was not full, although there was one large party in a private dining area (maybe why the bar was so busy). We sat at our table and the waitress gave us the cocktail menu. We asked for the happy hour specials but was told we could not order them at our table. So we ordered full priced drinks, a martini and a specialty Brazilian cocktail. Ten minutes later, the waitress came back and said there were no olives for the martini. We agreed to a twist. We waited. We got our drinks at 5:40. In the meantime, we were given a plate of warm mashed potatoes and a plate of warm plantains. We had not yet ordered food, so we asked them to take these dishes back and re-serve them once we were eating. They were re-served to us right after we received our cocktails and we again asked them to wait. We never again saw those dishes. When we ordered second drinks, some 45 minutes later, we were told there was no tonic available. The food is good, by the way, and plentiful. The service needs a lot of work.

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LE
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I actually bought gift cards from FDC and gave them for Christmas gifts. We eat a plant based diet and I have to say that your Market Table is the BEST IN THE CITY!!! There is an excellent selection on the market table and it is always fresh and delicious. The service at Fogo is always outstanding.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. Great food and staff made this place a great one. I will definitely be returning to it

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Ambiance was the best

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M
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waited 20 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. Found the staff pleasant, but it was confusing because they all shared the duty of waiting on all tables, so we weren't sure who to ask when we needed something. We had a decent time and the food was good, but nothing about this experience impressed me. Very mediocre all-around. And I'm sorry, there were a million empty tables, we should have been seated immediately with a reservation. Nothing to write home about. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anybody, but if someone asked me about it, I'd tell them "it was fine." Meh.

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish it was a great time and a perfect meal. The drinks were delicious. The staff and service were outstanding. The food is amazing. Wear stretchy pants!

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MM
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I think this is a great restaurant for people who like to eat beef and pork. They seemed to have many different varieties of beef steak. I'm not a beef or porker eater so I can't say how they taste. However the lamb and chicken were very good! I wasn't too impressed by the salad bar. It seemed like it was missing something. No bread was given with our meal. I was there for brunch so maybe that's why.

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r
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went today for my daughters birthday brunch. The food was delicious as always would highly recommend trying the brunch the spicy/sweet bacon was amazing! Servers were very attentive never waited for drinks, clean plates, or sides. We were asked what type of meat we wanted and they made sure we were taken care of. They gave my daughter her favorite cheese cake for desert on the house. Will definitely be going back.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 4

Same 4 meats offered over and over until an hour later when we saw chicken and lamb for the first time. For 49.99, their highest offering you expect more compared to other Brazilian Steak houses

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RH
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great as usual but the service was awful this time.

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