Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Francisco

4.3
826 reviews
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$50 and over
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Join us at Fogo de Chão® San Francisco in the heart of the bustling SOMA District, just steps away from the Moscone Convention Center, Financial District, and some of the city’s best shopping at Market Street. Featuring a contemporary design and an expansive outdoor patio, join us for business functions or for a special night out.
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. We also offer semiprivate and private areas that can accommodate parties up to 66.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 2:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 2:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 427-0004
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Juliano Santos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd and Howard
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Parking details
Valet available daily after 5:00 for $20.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

With several distinctive group and private dining options, we can help you create an exceptional event from a small hosted meeting to a large reception.

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Day, New Year’s Eve & Day. Celebrate with family, friends and a Churrasco feast. Dinner Price all day includes seasonal menu items.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Day, New Year’s Eve & Day. Celebrate with family, friends and a Churrasco feast. Dinner Price all day includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Day, New Year’s Eve & Day. Celebrate with family, friends and a Churrasco feast. Dinner Price all day includes seasonal menu items.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 826 People Are Saying
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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was all amazing except for the sausage. We had an amazing server as well. My only major complaint is the business and noise level. Not the place to go for a quiet romantic evening unless you request a quieter seating area but I don’t know if there is one.

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

Birthday dinner

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T
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service (including the manager)! One of our best trips to a Fogo ever!!! You will never leave here hungry!

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G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I treated my management team for an early Christmas appreciation luncheon. The salad bar was good. Unfortunately, the meats were not. They lacked flavor and mostly came out raw. By the time they came back with meat that was well cooked, over 5 minutes had passed so those of us who like our meat well done had to wait much longer than expected. Usually Fogo’s is excellent. Unfortunately, not the day we went. ☹️

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Would not recommend this restaurant to any of my friends. The meat was overcooked, the salad bar was lacking variety and freshness. Had to ask three times for the check. Put me at a table where I had to keep getting up to let other guests walked by. Not a very good experience.

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HP
London
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Left us in the cold lobby area for 20 mins, unattended whilst others came and went, we gave up and went somewhere else

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

We had a reservation for Thanksgiving, it was extremely crowded and we had to wait 40 minutes for a table. I understand it was a holiday, but believe that they accepted more reservations that they could handle. The service was good, but the food was just ok considering that the price is extremely high! I don't think we will go back to that restaurant again.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I love, love, love Fogo. When I lived in LA, I would go there once a week. I became family with the staff to the point that I was invited to one of the Groucho’s weddings. However, tonight was just terrible. Yes, they were busy because it was the holiday. You come to expect that. However, they took too many reservations. I even returned their call to confirmed that we were showing up. The salad bar was empty. I’m sorry that romaine lettuce gives you ecoli, but you can prepare for that. The server just ignored us. I wanted the $39 dollar seafood special, but you never asked. I also would have ordered a glass of $40 desert wine, but you ignored us all night. The meats hardly came around, and when they did they were all the same. It was a disappointing experience. I never saw the Turkey. I had to ask for the bill. This was my 5th Thanksgiving at Fogo, but 1st in San Francisco. It was a disappointment to say the least.

As a side note, if you know you are going to be busy ask for two valets. He was over whelmed and we had to supervise the car. No one wants a brand new C300 crushed in front of your restaurant, because it’s in the middle of the street with flashers on. The DTLA location has an adjacent lot. Doesn’t your location?

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LM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner. Servers didn’t come by as often and I wanted more turkey.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

It was our thanksgiving dinner. We were actually quite disappointed by the food quality. Meets were chewy and not fresh. We expected higher quality with that pricy meal. The service was good and the restaurant interior was nice but food was not impressive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I had scheduled for 5pm, but i was running late. Instead of calling my phone about my reservation, they gave away my reservation. I arrived around 5:15 and they had me wait 30 minutes for a table.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Our waitress is new so our service was under par

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G
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was overall very good, but the meat which is the main attraction was a mixed bag and did not wow us. Some cuts were very tasty and well prepared but others were mediocre at best. The meats were on over done side. The experience of traditionally dressed waiters coming around with skewers of sizzling meat is quite enjoyable. In retrospect the $63 price tag for all you can eat might have been better spent at a traditional high end stake house on one perfect stake dinner. It was a treat for my son who really enjoyed Fogo du Chao for his birthday and is not a discerning as I am for food quality. If you want quantity over quality and a great theatrical presentation this is the place for you.

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L
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal as usual! I love the lunch weekday special. This was the first time I took advantage of just the salad bar, and was very much pleased even though I had to watch others eat the delicious meats. In the end, still a very satisfying meal!

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OT
San Francisco
167 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Hostess was so inexperienced .Made all parties wait while the restaurant was half empty . She belonged in a back office taking reservations . As the saying goes the welcoming is crucial .

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Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been in Fogo de Chao in Washington DC and I chose the place in SF as a “safe” choice for a business dinner. I was rewarded as the food was great and the waiters polite and ready to meet our requests. Although not a cheap choice, price was fair and for business dinners a choice where you can have a predictable budget with excellent quality. The atmosphere was good although Washington DC restaurant has a much better one.

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b
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Besides having to wait 30 minutes past our reservation time to be seated, we were put in a dark area where we could barely see the food in our plates. We have been to several Fogo de Chao in San Diego, Las Vegas, Miami and this was the worst one so far.

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JB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in SF - mostly because i am such a carnivore. But their management and wait staff are some of the best around. I use them for everything from casual business lunches, to personal dates and parties. Absolutely love this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The taste and service were excellent!!

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h
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional and Friendly is hard to achieve, but they hit it on the head. Thank you for a great experience.

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M
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ok, buena calidad
Costo alto

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed in the salad bar. The meat was okay, too salty for my taste. There was not the variety that I saw the first time I was there. There was no chicken.

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NA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The resturant was amazing!!! Eddie was very hospitable and a hilarious person. Def made the meal memorable! Thank you for an awesome celebration!

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JB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in SF - mostly because i am such a carnivore. But their management and wait staff are some of the best around. I use them for everything from casual business lunches, to personal dates and parties. Absolutely love this place.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!!!! Love spending my birthday dinner here with friends!!!!!

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AG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Everything is an extra charge. $36 just for a glass of ice wine that was offered to us but not awared of the price. We felt fooled.

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CY
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dee is an excellent waitress, appreciate service. When we had some difficulty getting service she quickly remedied the issue. She went the extra mile to make sure we felt welcome and that the food quality was top notch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good time with a group from work!

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JT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Tolles System fand ich sehr gut Atmoshäre war gut und Wualtät Essen auch

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CP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff. Enjoyed the happy hour cocktails prior to our reservation.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dinner was great. It was Halloween & Wine Wednesday so we got half off a bottle of Chilean Cab Sauv. My only complaint was the chicken leg was salty. Everything else was excellent. Already have a Christmas reservation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was lovely.

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RN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was superb! The servers were extremely attentive which made the delicious meal even far more enjoyable!

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Reserved a reservation for a party of 12 for a friends bachelor party. None of us have been before but due to the occasion it was highly recommended. We were also recommended to try the beef short ribs but we had to ask the waiter to try the cut as it was not normally passed around. After asking our waiter twice and three other employees if we could try the short ribs it would only arrive at our table close to 1 hour after asking and when everyone was done eating.

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TC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time taking wife, was a great experience. Vey casual but formal. Will go again

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MT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Most meat were overcooked.
Service was not great.
Some cut of meat mentioned on the menu were not available.

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L
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the meat at this place! You need to demand the beef rib and the lamb chops. They made my lunch date with my 6 year old son a good time and memory!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Honestly this is not the best Brazilian steakhouse I have been to and the worst Fogo I have been to in the US. It doesn't compare to any of the other three locations I have been to. I used to drive three hours there to go to the Boston location at least once or twice a month. I wouldn't want to drive ten minutes to go here.

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HE
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good service. Lamb is delicious. Go early if you enjoy a more quiet dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

Air conditioning too strong, making the dinner uncomfortable.

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