Fogo de Chao - San Francisco

4.3
1223 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.

Bring the Fogo Experience to you. Order Fogo To-Go, Butcher Shop or Catering for Pick-Up or Contactless Delivery to enjoy a Churrasco experience of fire-roasted meats, Brazilian sides, seasonal salads and more. Visit https://fogodechao.com/catering/ to discover all of your options and to place an order.

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, delicious food

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vipTedC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I have to say I was very disappointed when we ate here. I frequent the Fogo de Chao in Irvine, California a lot with my wife. So we decided to splurge while on vacation with the kids and take them here while in SF. Right from the start they had no specials for kids or any meals that were catered to young kids eating less then an adult, but I was like no problem let's just enjoy and have a good time. Well so I hoped. Due to Covid-19 they didn't have their normal salad bar so they brought sides to the table, along with the steaks, chicken, and other things. Well this is where it all goes wrong. First off since everything is being brought to the table you don't know what is included and what is an extra charge. For example the walked around with shrimp cocktails (I assumed part of the salad bar) NOT! They also were walking around with a Brazilian cocktail (thought it was part of the meal) NOT! The servers never once said these are not included, but lets get back to the meal itself. My daughter doesn't eat red meat so basically all she could eat was their chicken, (still had to pay full price) but she had one piece of the bacon wrapped chicken and was in heaven. Unfortunately for her she only got one tiny piece because it was over 45 minutes before they came out with any more chicken (after I had asked the server twice, as well as, the people bringing out the steaks). I finally had to get up talk to a manager and say this is ridiculous we have been waiting for food for over 45 minutes now and my daughter is now starving because she has not gotten anymore chicken. Also on the menu it says there are more then one type of chicken included, sausages included, and in Irvine they also have a pork tenderloin included. We got none of those things. It was an absolute sh*t show. Again I don't mind spending just under 500 dollars for a celebratory vacation dinner but I would have been better off going to Maestro's or any other steak house in the city for what I paid! BIG MISTAKE!!

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AyanaJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The experience started out great. The Sommelier/ Bar Cart operator was excellent and really spent time helping us to pick a bottle of wine for the table. Immediately after that the service began and the people who walked around with the cuts of meat were excellent and listed to our wants. But, my only complaint is we had no idea who our primary server was. They never came around and introduced themselves, plus there was a shift change on the middle of service so we didn’t know who our second server was. We had to flag random people down to fully get service requests answered.

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Liz4
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seriously top notch service. Was very impressed and the adjustment to Covid-19 was excellent.

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vipJulia
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was wonderful! Our waiter Daniel was very attentive and provided great customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Limited meat selection, for a Brazilian steak house I expect better, I was disappointed compare to other Brazilian places this one for the price and food quality I give a tongue dow

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was our first time out since COVID - dining experience felt different than before. We were celebrating a birthday and there was no acknowledgement of that. Overall okay experience.

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vipIngridP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I have been to several of these restaurants as they are a chain and have been in Brazil as well as here in the United States. I feel like this one needs a bit more polish in order to be at the same standard that people are used to when they go to the other restaurants in the chain.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow this restaurant was great, food amazing device impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good service can’t complain if I wanted to

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vipMaria1985
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Terrible service.... everyone seems depressed there and with zero attitude of giving great service as they used to ... music was super low... the only thing that kept coming to the table were the salads... took forever to get other sides... no hostess...

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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Lucas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

As a Brazilian, I always look forward to a traditional Brazilian bbq (Churracos) style cuisine. Fogo de Chao has always bee a staple and I have brought people and usually, we are impressed. Not this time. Here are a few items that Iw ant to bring to the attention. The meat needs more seasoning and some of the offers were not fresh, with that been said the taste was not up to Fogo de Chao quality. The rice was plain and had absolutely no flavor. The beans/feijoada were brought only at the end of our lunch and were watered down and have no flavor. Since that was no salad bar, the sides dished were served on our table and it was a huge lack of varieties and offers.

I do like what Fogo de Chao offers and used to be but our recent visit was not up to that standard.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience !! Was there for my fiancé birthday and was very nice for the first time

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RezaT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

First off, the main issue was lack of service. There was no assigned waiter and everyone was just walking around and passing us by, ignoring our empty water glasses, dirty dishes etc. And to the food, it’s just not my thing to have piles of meat on my plate none of it really spectacular, and some pretty awful, like the chicken with its heavily gamey taste and smell.
Much better places to drop $600 on a dinner for a party of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids).

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vipAlex
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service is good, but food is average, not great value.

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CrystalC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The meat didn’t have enough seasoning, and not enough options for meat temperatures

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EricC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They did a good job considering the Covid 19 situation. Mash potatoes and rice needed to be asked and came after the meats were saved. They needed more servers. Our reservation was at 4 PM and feel that service was just okay. For the limited Meats serve I thought that it was pricey.

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vipoldenoughtoknow
San Francisco
199 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good. Servers are doing wonderfully considering the challenges they are faced with during COVID-19

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vipTuck
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fogo took care of us despite us showing up after closing time. Thank you.

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whothe
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Man I wanted to love this place. Had been looking forward for years. Hunks of amazing, impeccably prepared meats? Sliced at your table? With attentive, thoughtful service worthy of the price tag? Yes please! Except that didn't happen. Literally every meat was overcooked, a cardinal sin for meat lovers. The extras were just OK, competent but on the bland side, like food from a decent hotel. Service was poor, especially at this price point. Was never asked for a drink order, got halfway through our meal before I needed to ask to order some wine. Then it took nearly 15 minutes to get to my table. Some of the meats were not only overcooked but actually on the cool/warm side. I can accept this at a food truck or neighborhood spot but not a place with their reputation built on the quality of their unique meat presentation. I will say, their ribeye was the best of their meats, loved the charred exterior and flavor. Mine was slightly well but my wife's was perfect. But even this had a problem in that they never offered me a second round of this. Lots of other meats rolled through (all overdone, sorry to say), but even though I asked for more ribeye, I never got it, then they started closing and shutting down before it ever came around again. I'm sorry to say this, and sorry to have to share this, but I can't recommend this location at this time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is amazing !

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DomaniyK
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Love this place nice outdoor seating! Food was very delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kym our server was so kind and attentive. He was very helpful and respectable and always make sure he had the best experience. He’s the reason why we will be coming back very soon!

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vipLuv2eat
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good customer service and food was delicious 👌🏻 we will definitely be back:)

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viphunnyp
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is delicious as always and So happy to see they keep their excellent service consistent!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date with girlfriend up in the City.

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vipShMo
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing AMAZING service!! The food was amazing too, as always :) but we appreciate your safety procedures and our waiter and wait staff for being so extremely welcoming and kind and amazing and really taking the protections for us to the next level.

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vipoldenoughtoknow
San Francisco
199 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good under Coronavirus circumstances. Staff is very good and Theo is a better server than he is a bartender.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the new addition of the fried cheese with honey 😁😁

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vipoldenoughtoknow
San Francisco
199 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back after too many months in quarantine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, staffs were courteous and friendly. It was worth the experience

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vipVladB
Dublin
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fogo never disappoints. Great food and service.

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vipKenB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. thanks to all the staff. for a fun wonderful brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

the food was not good at all. service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Rudy, was fantastic and a great quiet meal was essential in the midst of a hectic conference. Thank you!

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vipYum56
Minneapolis
88 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a very nice dinner at Fogo to celebrate my birthday. We were sat at our table right away. We felt a bit rushed with the service but we slowed everything down. We like to take our time with dining out. Fogo’s quality of food is outstanding.

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Lippy
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fogo de Chao is an experience to be remembered. Everyone should do it once. Best wait for a real event to celebrate.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

La comida muy buena y los plátanos asados no se diga, pero muy malo el servicio

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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 1223 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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