Fogo de Chao - San Francisco

4.3
1384 Reviews
$50 and over
Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao is the leading Brazilian steakhouse specializing in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Please join us in our dining room and patio, or bring the Fogo Experience to you with Fogo To-Go, Butcher Shop or Catering for Pick-Up or Contactless Delivery. Visit www.fogo.com to make a reservation or place an order.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1384 people are saying
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4.3
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCountryDean
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Way too expensive for the quality. They have you fill up on appetizers then when the meat comes around it's often tough.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Reservation was for my son’s birthday and college graduation. Food was mediocre. It took the staff 20 min to find the wine order. When it was finally delivered, they forgot to open the bottle. They forgot the birthday cake. Ended up with a dollop of whipped cream with a candle stuck in it. This was a once in a lifetime celebration and the food and service did not measure up. We made the best of it but I’ll never return to this establishment.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded 21 hours ago

Our service should never be this disappointing, especially when celebrating a birthday, so please know, we apologize. We ask that you visit us down the line, as we'd love to serve you a memorable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time and I absolutely loved it!

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AaronD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time returning since the pandemic. Fogo de Chao has done an admirable job of keeping up their level of service while carrying out heightened health precautions. The salad bar now requires you to sanitize your hands and then wear plastic gloves to serve yourself, which had the side effect of my staying at my table more cause it is a bit of a hassle, but I feel like the table-side service has increased in quantity, so I'm not mad about it. Great fun, as always!

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jessicar
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such an amazing experience and the staff did such a great job keeping the food bar clean and covid compliant. The food was amazing and everyone was so sweet.
Cant wait to go back again!

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EstelaG
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

I like this restaurant and this is our fourth visit to the SF location for my a goddaughter’s birthday. This past visit however was disappointing. I brought my friend and her family who were visiting for the first time, the waiter did nothing to introduce the restaurant and how things go during dining, I had to do it myself. The table was cramped in a corner adjacent to the server station and my neck was constantly rubbed by the servers using the computer and replenishing supplies. We felt like we were working that night too. Most disappointing fact was our server left unannounced, no one bothered to inform us or come to the table, excuse the server and introduce the replacement. Even at BJs I have had this experience. I don’t like to complain, but I would hate for this restaurant to just downhill due to negligence. One thing for sure, next Churrascaría we will visit will be to one of the competitors in the area, which I have visited too, and know the quality of food and service you can get.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on June 7, 2021

Estela, we don't take your disappointment lightly, as the satisfaction of our guests means everything to us. Please consider returning, as we would love to have another opportunity to provide you with the unique experience Fogo de Chão is known for.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

Too crowded indoor given pandemic

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded 5 days ago

This is troubling to hear, as our safety protocols should keep this from occurring. We hope this experience doesn't keep you away, as we'd love to make this right in the future.

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Sissy
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I'm not much of a beef eater, but I knew that this was a brazillion steak house. It was a Birthday celebration for my sister and she absolutely enjoyed herself and cant stop talking about it.
Per my rating the food and service was excellent! Very nice place for elegant night out or a celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was not quite as tasty as we remember it. It lacked sufficient seasoning. The offerings were not as vast. The salad bar was very scaled down. The seats were not exactly safely distanced. They could have been more spread apart, especially since there was customer sitting down from us with a small dog. Gross! Who wants to eat near a lady with her dog eating from table?

However, the staff wore masks at all times. Safety precautions were also taken regarding the salad bar except that there should have been someone assigned to monitor it. Not every customer exercises the same level of regard and cleanliness for others.

Additionally, the prices increased from $50/ person for the buffet to $67.95/person. We had to ask for our sides as the waiter seemed to be more consumed with helping a large party nearby. In other words, our final
bill totaled $168.33. We had 2 drinks from the bar and no additional sides, beverages or desserts.

Overall, my experience was average. I doubt that we will return any time in the near future. I know that COVID-19 negatively impacted many businesses, but reopening in haste before assuring the same kind of experience as before was not a prudent decision.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on June 7, 2021

We love to deliver fine-dining experiences, that are worthy of your 5-stars, so it's disheartening to hear we missed the mark. We'll be sure to send you a direct message shortly, as we'd love to discuss this further. Best.

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vipChristina
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was awesome and the food is delicious! They had extra measures for the self service area which was great. You must sanitize and wear gloves to proceed. The meat is so yummy, as well as the food bar choices. Definitely recommend

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you for this great feedback, Christina! We greatly appreciate your kind words.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Asked for silverware and napkin. After the second time asking finally got a napkin but no silverware to eat with meat already on the plate. I had to go to the next table over to get my own eating utensils. If you would like water to wash your food down you better bring your own as it was hard to get any from the staff. The food was dry and over cooked. Save your money and go else where.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on June 2, 2021

Your experiences with us should always be wonderful and leave you completely satisfied, so it's disappointing to read your opinion. We'd love to work towards your satisfaction, so we'll be sure to send you a direct message. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our table including the tables next to us took up to 10 min or more to get served any meats. Often it would be a type of meat that was last served when they did come around. They should not seat people if they do not have the capacity to serve tables. Expensive lesson for us. Will not return

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded 2 days ago

You deserve a wonderful dining experience that is nothing short of attentive service with a delicious meal, so we're sorry we missed the mark. Our team would like to make this right, so we will be in touch via direct message. Warm Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager was friendly and helpful. Staffs super friendly. Meat quality and salad bar was awesome! Will visit again !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Should up early and they said are table wouldn’t be ready for a half hour. Half of my group left to the Gold Club across the street and the other half stayed. If I make reservations I like to be seated on time.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on June 7, 2021

We agree that your reservation should have been honored and your party should have been promptly seated, so we are sorry for the delay you've mentioned. We hope you choose to award us a second chance in the future, as we know our team can deliver you a wonderful time.

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I2017
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Turned up with reservation, told us they couldn’t seat us for an hour.
Total chaos

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on June 1, 2021

We are sorry for the wait you experienced, as we never want our guests to wait long, especially with a reservation. Our team hopes to serve you down the line, as we are sure we can earn your satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to bring friends and family . There’s something for everyone as the the desserts are incredible!!❤️

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you so much for the amazing review! We can't wait to have you back in.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent! Thank you

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on May 28, 2021

We're glad you enjoyed! Thank you for choosing Fogo. We hope to serve you again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The barbecue sauce was different than other locations, lemonade machine was broken, steak wasn’t served often, they had dessert not available at other locations. This place was unlike other Fogo locations.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on June 1, 2021

We wanted your experience with us to be wonderful, and we are very sorry for falling short of your expectations. We hope to deliver you a better time, so please visit us again when you're ready. Best.

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viprevs
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

too expensive for the variety of food. The service was great.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on May 24, 2021

While we're glad your service was great, it's disappointing to hear, we missed the mark with our variety of cuts. Our team hopes you award us a second chance in the future.

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AlysonT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

- waited 30 minutes for a reservation. So why did I make a reservation? I worked at Marie Calendars and they took a reservation more serious that this place
- wrong cocktail and wouldn’t just accept they accidentally made the wrong drink and while they remake it walk me through step my step how to make a Moscow Mule as if I didn’t already know. That’s obviously how I knew it was the wrong drink. I don’t like mansplaining. ( look it up)
- 20 min for water
-3 stalls in women’s restroom for 300 capacity restaurant and one was out of service
-attitude about getting spoons
- rude general manager ( Christian is amazing though )
- inconsiderate, understaffed, overbooked, over priced

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on May 24, 2021

Our team apologizes for the late seating, as reservations are meant to ensure a timely experience. We hope you award us another chance down the line, as we'd like to make this up to you.

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vipscallops4me
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The majority of our party was ready to eat indoors, but we were surprised at how packed the restaurant was inside so we requested out door seating. They accommodated our needs. It was chilly outside and the heaters aren’t very warm. Food and wine selections are excellent. Outdoor service was slightly worse than the attentive indoor service. We were celebrating two birthdays and nothing special was offered for them.

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vipJohn
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was extremely disappointing. SF Fogo is the worst one I've been to hands down. We feel like we got ripped off. They didn't even bring out half the food we wanted to eat. Clearly on purpose too as we were near the meat room and can see they weren't making any effort to bring out the good stuff...

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on May 25, 2021

John, you should be able to try our variety of cuts, so it's disappointing to hear we let you down. Our team hopes to deliver you a better time in the future.

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vipianockerby
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Simple lunch , great salad bar and meats

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on May 19, 2021

We always want to ensure your dinners with us are spectacular, so we apologize for falling short. We hope you visit us in the future as we know we'll earn your 5-stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, staff was very attentive to our needs. Just an overall great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

By far my worst dining experience in San Francisco. We came here to explore different dining options and decided to go here because my son wanted to try it. Most of the meats were cooked nicely but lacked flavor compared to other places. The plantains were burnt and soggy. I asked for another order but it came out the same LOL. The drinks were definitely not worth it. Our main server was not very friendly but the rest of the staff was pretty good.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on June 2, 2021

We never want our guests to describe their experiences with us in this way, as we strive to deliver amazing fine-dining experiences. We'll be sure to send you a direct message shortly, as we'd love to discuss this further. Best.

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Torcy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary. Very nice experience and ambiance. The staff were great! I wish to return again 😊

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vipStuartP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were absolutely appalled at how crowded and filthy the restaurant was. Even without covid it was uncomfortable. If health inspectors were to come it would be shut down. The salad bar was disgusting. We were so disgusted we left without eating.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on May 13, 2021

Stuart, we are concerned to hear this, as our team should always be practicing social distancing during these times. Your health and safety mean the world to us, and we hope to prove this to you on another visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Went for Mother’s Day dinner and reserved indoors and was put outside. It was very cold and we had no service for over 20 minutes until someone was flagged down by my husband. We placed our order and my husbands Wagyu came out incorrect.

This wasn’t the first time we had dinner on a separate occasion outside and the wait time was outrageous.. very disappointing because my family loves your restaurant it seems the outside doesn’t have enough staff available and the food comes out extremely slow when ordering the full experience

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on May 12, 2021

Your reservation and request should have been fully honored, so we apologize for the inconveniences you detailed here. We will be in touch via direct message to make this right. Kind Regards.

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milesd
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We only received 4 meats over and over we didn’t even get ribeye 😡😡😡

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on May 13, 2021

You should always be served a variety of cuts, as that's what we are all about. We apologize for not delivering a wonderful experience, and we truly hope this doesn't keep you from our establishment in the future.

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vipdearhart
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Mother’s Day. Had a reservation but still had to wait over 30 minutes. Saw our waitress twice, had to remind her to bring the drink orders. She never came back to check on us and had to ask a different waiter for our bill. The meat did not come around much. At the marketplace people were asked to wear gloves but they were not enforcing it and there was a group of ladies ahead of me that did not put on gloves!!!!!! Someone should have told them. There were plenty of staff checking on the dishes although they were not refilling it often enough. It will be a long time if ever I go back.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on May 12, 2021

Your feedback is appreciated, as every location is observing their local government recommendations. Please feel free to check out our website for our 12 Safety Promises, as we can assure you your safety is our priority. We'll be sure to be in touch via direct message, in order to discuss this matter. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Went with family for Mother's Day and the food was fantastic as usual and the chefs and servers were doing everything possible to keep pace but the rush hit them pretty hard. Market Table was demolished pretty quick but they refreshed it in what seemed like just time time. A little too crowded post COVID given the reservations needed but we're glad we got one. Precautions were on point. Id say if they can handle this much, they can handle anything ;)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Excellent, but the drinks always took really long

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AiyanaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was disgusting

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on May 11, 2021

We're truly saddened to hear this, Aiyana, as we always want our guests to enjoy their meals. It is our hope that you choose to award us another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The price for the brunch was not as advertised on the website, so perhaps that should have been updated or communicated to our party. Nonetheless, all smiles and we will be returning.

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Foodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Not a happy camper here didn’t really appreciate dining outside on a sunny day. Wher reservation doesn’t mean anything here. But kudos ORLANDO for provided us excellent customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Mother’s Day

I have been to other Brazilian Steakhouses and this was no different. There was nothing that they did to stand out. Market bar was ok, would have preferred more hot items. Meat selection was great, beef ribs were the absolute best. Service was wonderful and the place was very clean. Overall I’d say we had a good day.

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vipMiguel
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fogo de Chao has dependably good food and service, and this visit was no exception. As with many restaurants in the COVID era, the service was not quite up the Fogo's usual standards and, after about an hour or so, I got the distinct impression they were anxious for our party to leave (meat delivery was sparse and it took several attempts to get our dessert order served). For the premium price charged for a Mother's Day brunch, I expected slightly better service and less pressure from staff to end our meal.

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aitpekkle
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor seating available. Food was good, but buffet kept running out of certain foods; but it was Mother’s Day. Good service even when outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The restaurant was at capacity outside and.inside with lines at the buffet with little social distancing. The meat (for the first hour) was only medium or medial well. The service was slow, for everything (it took over 20 minutes to get the check).
The check in staff was good.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thank you for visiting us. Our team would like to apologize for disappointing you, as we should always deliver top-notch experiences. We hope to serve you in the future.

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FAQs

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 427-0004.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco is rated 4.3 stars by 1384 OpenTable diners.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fogodechao.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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