Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Francisco

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast at Fogo. Indulge fire-roasted meats along with traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Dinner price all day.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with friends & family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1084 People Are Saying
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West Virginia
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Come with an appetite. Great food and lots of variety.

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

Participants in a conference, coming from Denmark

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Super concept

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SH
San Antonio
58 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very well presented and prepared dining experience

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality meat and plenty of it! Great selection for the salad bar too- come hungry!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

I love Brazilian Steakhouses( churrascaria) I’ve being at Fogo de Chão at least 5 times and this last one was the worst experience I ever had, the waitress was nice but the gaúchos, the guys that pass with those big skewers and cut the meat in front of you looked that they were on a bad mood for having to work on a Sunday, every time I said “thank you” they would just walk away with a grumpy face with no response
Last week I went to Espetus restaurant, they don’t have such a nice decor, but they definitely have a great customer service, Fogo de Chão service had been getting worse through the years, I think I won’t be going back, I just hope they improve

l
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heaven for carnivores! They were very accommodating to us and to my friend's service dog. The salad bar was wonderful too. I have been to both the San Francisco and Phoenix locations. Both terrific.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were all very friendly, meat was excellent.

L
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Man do I love this place and the food they offer. My only complaint, certain meats were NOT available when we were eating. Pork Ribs, Chicken Hearts, and the pork roast all were coming out AFTER we were leaving. We paid for the full dinner, yet these meats were not available. To me, that does not seem right. My wife wanted the ribs the whole time, my kid and I wanted the hearts, and I wanted to pork roast. I didn't ask for them because I assumed they didn't have them, like they didn't have the heart the last time we came. I'm just putting it out there Fogo, don't charge the full dinner price if I was there during the dinner hours (left at 6pm).

w
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great salad bar- makes a great lunch

OT
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!! I brought 3 members of my team out for dinner. The food and service were off the chart. So amazing.

AL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Mediocre service and the food was subpar. Espetus about one mile away is much better and its service is also friendlier. With so many options in SF, I won’t be visiting Fogo again. Tab for 5 was $650+

EE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Awful food (most of the serviced meat was just warm and tasted like old meat), cold buffet.

w
San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The offering at lunch was the full experience, salad bar with the option to add any protein for an additional charge or plated lunches.

The salad bar is pretty large and had an impressive amount of choices. I think I would have opted out on the additional protein after seeing what they had to offer.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Server screwed up my beverage order. Then, he seemed to forget my existence. Food was excellent.

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I brought my friend for his birthday for dinner. I was excited to share this experience with him.
Halfway through my meal I had to pull the longest hair out of my mouth. I was served a piece of meat with a huge hair in it. I just about gaged. I brought this to the attention of the manager who offered me a 50% discount on my bill and a free desert.
I was very understanding of the mistake. Didn’t make a huge deal about the fact that my $66 plate of food was ruined along with my appetite at that point.
I didn’t think to look at my bill until I got home but learned that I did get a free desert but only was given a 50% discount on one plate. The manager only gave me $44 off of my almost $300 bill. I was still charged for half the cost of the plate of food that I was served with hair.
Now I’m left with the feeling of being taken advantage of. I was completely open to paying for the meal that wasn’t ruined by them but to still charge me for food with hair wasn’t appropriate. Also to lie to me about how they would correct the issue was terrible.
The service was great, the food was amazing, at least until I was sickened by the giant hair in my mouth ruining my meal and appetite.
I don’t think I’ll be returning to this business more so because they lied to me and took advantage of my kindness and understanding.

T
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service! Stuart & all our servers made my daughter's birthday extra special. Thank you!!

SS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love how they honored my request to have a high chair for toddler. When we got there, the high chair was already placed in our table area. I don’t like the fact that I had to tell 4 people that we requested to have filet mignon . It took almost an hour and 4 people to tell that we wanted filet mignon. Other than that service was great!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

In was there with a friend and we both didn’t care for the food. The salad bar was fine but the meat wasn’t that good. Both of us have been to several similar restaurants and this was at the bottom. I also had the shrimp cocktail and it wasn’t fresh. I had two of the six pieces and that was two too many. For the price I would have expected better. I won’t be back.

SF
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lunch during large conference. So crowded that it was impossible to hear. Meat, meat and more meat, but difficult to move to salad area, or other parts for self serve items. Better to visit at quieter times.

CP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Very disappointed. I ordered the single meat option which was lamb. I had to ask the wait team 3 times to send the guy with the lamb over. Nothing. Not until we were running out of time to get to a meeting did the guy come over. Ridiculous for the money. If you have a single meat+ market table option on the menu, serve your customers!!

TS
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous. The Market Table alone would be an exceptional meal, but the meats carved to order at the table are a carnivore’s dream.

The entire staff provided exceptional service, and we even had an opportunity to chat with Daniel, the general manager, who stopped at our table.

I will return!

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Very attentive. We were there to eat before going to a concert. We felt like we were getting special attention the whole time. Wonderful food. My sister had the unlimited meat service and I had the salmon with chimichurri. Probably the second best salmon I’ve ever had and the best in the states. Really a wonderful and elegant atmosphere. I can’t say enough good things about the experience.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and fun experience. Only downside is we asked to wrap up rolls from our bread basket as we didn't want to waste the leftovers, but their policy doesn't allow it. It does makes sense for an all you can eat spot to prohibit getting food to go and I could see someone abuse it by ordering a large quantity of meat to take home but it was rolls that were already on the table. It's a shame to waste or even worse if they re-served it.

B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent! Service was a bit slow. But over all a very nice experience.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing visit this time. Servers seemed to be overwhelmed or the restaurant was understaffed - @ 6:30pm. I imagine this had much to do with the private dinner going on in the back or the other large groups booked at the same time. It was hard to get refills on wine and we had to request the better cuts of meat several times until they finally came to the table an hour into dinner. Looked like most of the staff’s attention was directed at the corporate clients. They are usually pretty attentive to requests and beverages...not this night.

MV
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food is OK, not great. It's expensive for the quality. I would not go back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The cuts were AMAZING! Everything from service, to attention to detail was a great experience. Will be back soon.

EC
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I've had better quality meat selections at other Brazilian steak houses.

SP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Fogo de Chao many times for lunch, but this was our first evening dining experience. The food, service and atmosphere was excellent.

m
Seattle
130 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Rude host staff. Never got seated. Had reservation and arrived well ahead of others yet others got seated first with later reservations.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary. We were seated next to the wine display and I needed to move in order for servers to get wine. The service and staff were great! Getting to the buffet was a challenge as tables were right next to each other and I interrupted others to pass by.

OT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Poor service. Very slow to bring the meats around. Only saw the waiter once. Had to ask his helper for the check. Very underwhelming experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Host made us wait for our reservations then he forgot about us.

P
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was superb. The seafood tower presentation was beautiful however the seafood lacked expected favor and seasoning. The meats were excellent .

o
San Francisco
177 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service has always been excellent. Edgar is a wonderful, welcome addition to the San Francisco staff.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

w
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing experience

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For the most part food and service were very good. Our waitress was slow in refreshing our drinks. The meat servers were very prompt.

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

Went for $39/per person seasonal special dinner. Not bad for the price but everything was over salted.

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