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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate the Mothers in your life at Fogo. All moms who dine receive a complimentary dining card. Sunday, May 12, 11am-9pm, Dinner price all day. *Restrictions apply.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Celebrate Easter at Fogo, Sunday, April 21, from 11 am-9pm. From fire-roasted meats to Brazilian brunch recipes, there’s something for everyone. Dinner price all day.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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CS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my husband and was so nice served by the gauchos. Specially Guilherme and João Gabriel. We had such a great time, food was amazing. Thank you.

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K
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very good deal and meal for the restaurant month! Service was great, very attentive.

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

Had an amazing dinner and birthday celebration for my birthday. It was our first time and everything was delicious. The service was very attentive and friendly. And all the meat you can eat?! AMAZING. You flip your coaster and they are there with more meat in almost seconds. Definitely a place you need to visit if your in SF. Oh and cant forget the beautiful customized decorated Birthday dessert plate they gave my boyfriend!

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OL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and value. It is a non-stop all you can eat service.

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LW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wheelchair accessible with great food and excellent, professional service.

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MK
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I think Fogo is a great value! Where else can you find all you can eat prime cuts of beef, lamb chicken and pork plus an outstanding salad bar (with great prosciutto) and fresh seasonal soup for $65? Add a well made Caipirinha with lots of fresh lime and you're in Brazilian heaven!

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VC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We normally go to the Fogo in San Jose, so our family decided to try the San Francisco branch. After the hostess sat us down, we were met with our cheerful, kind waiter named Rudy. He asked if we’ve been here before and we told him no but in San Jose branch. His service to our table was excellent. He gave us an attentive treatment, always stopping by our table asking us if we needed anything else. There were a total of four of us diners. We kept asking Rudy for the banana and cheese plate and he was very happy to accomodate us. Over all service by Rudy was excellent. It left us a very pleasant experience in our dining moment tonight.

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EM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Decor is tired, the food was bland. Side dishes served to table were cold...this restaurant has gone way downhill and for being very expensive per person, the quality is poor. And the meat tasted old in some cases and no seasoning...

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NM
London
26 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Exquisite food and wine, service was a little over-bearing actually and somewhat stilted. But we enjoyed the venue and experience nonetheless.

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ML
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Still a nice atmosphere in the restaurant, service is decent but not overly friendly. Buffet is not overwhelming and pretty average. Worst is the meet, bad quality, bad taste, fat... It really lost its quality Overall

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A
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Poor service, waiter never checked on us. Meat was always medium rare despite asking for medium to medium well. It was dinner yet we only saw few choices of meat. We asked for lamp chops and the filet but never came out. I have been at different Fogo de Chao in different states and we always look forward to going there. This has been our worst experience, never back here again.

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DN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Been here a few times. Recent visit wasn't the best. Server sounded unethused and food kep getting dropped on the tablecloth. I also got overcharged with a sudden policy change on soft drinks since I was there (which they did remove after my bringing up the issue), and then an assumed tip of 20%, even though it was for a party of 1.

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RK
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stewart the CS manager is the best! we are regulars at this location and he constantly checks in on us to make sure we are satisfied with everything. He is consistent with his great attitude and even recognized that we are regulars. This is a talent that deserves recognition!

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LT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst service ever , they hardly serve you meat , you basically pay for salad bar

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible dining experience. The meat was off-the-charts fabulous, as was the service, but the experience doesn't come cheap: Dinner for four (3 with the full meat option and salad bar, 1 with salad bar only) plus 2 cocktails and two desserts was $360 including tip. Still, as a place to celebrate my son's 18th birthday, it made for an outstanding experience that I would highly recommend and wouldn't hesitate to repeat.

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DN
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly, quick service. The quality of meat is top notch and you can request your favorites.

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was good but the service was not up to scratch, and not up to the prices. Even if it was a busy night at the start, a lot of basics were missed even later on when we were one of the few tables left (we were a party of 12).

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great as always, surprised not to see the great seasoned bacon on the salad bar! The meats were great, picanha was brought around several times and served to perfection. The sides and bread were top notch as well. Only disappointments filet mignon was only brought around after asking twice, also once larger parties came in we were completely forgotten about.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday was great , expensive for a large family but they loved it

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RI
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, amazing food and the best manager. Thank you again.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Fogo de Chao was great! we were there to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday and when we arrived, we may have waited about 5-10 minutes max for our table to be ready. The hostess was seemed genuinely nice and helpful while showing us to our table. Our main server was also very pleasant. She explained the full dinning experience, offered all of our side dishes repetitively and was attentive without being over bearing. We chose the full experience and the food was amazing, it was a great introduction for me as I'm not a big steak eater, my boyfriend was in heaven and was super excited for the filet mignon. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly and my knife cut through it like butter but, the star of the show for me was the lamb. It was tender and so well seasoned! We did go to the Market Table & Feijoada Bar which was also excellent but, overall decided not to spend too much time there so we could eat more of the steaks/meats. It's been 3 days and we are STILL talking about the food here lol. Needless to say, we'll definitely be back and recommend others.

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M
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Food was ok. Service was average. Gauchos were slow to bring the entrees around. I have visited Texas de Brazil and their restaurant is way better. If there is one of those in your area, go there instead for the Brazilian BBQ experience.

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e
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Compared to other Fogo de Chao locations, this one is the worst by far. It was a little annoying when we had a reservation but we still had to wait 20 minutes to get seated, but what was really terrible was the meat quality. Everything was overly salted or tough or sometimes even too raw for us to eat safely. Overall the meal wasn't worth the money and I wouldn't come back to this location.

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H
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was a very busy day, which meant that by the time the servers had served the sides, we were already half way through our dinner. We asked for some different mashed potatoes (no garlic) and the waiters told us they'd ask in the kitchen. Again by the time they got back to us (first they forgot), we were done with the dinner. So this was just not good. Serving the drinks took a long time, and finally they never asked us whether we wanted any of the sauces they had served on the neighboring table. The food was great as always, but the service was too slow to keep up with the pace of their food servings. At the price they're asking the service should be better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overpriced for what you get. The meat circulating wasn’t really anything special. By the time you eat your salad plate and drink, you only have room for so much meat. $200 spent on dinner for 2, with 3 drinks total. For this price I could have gone to another and got a very nice steak. Drinks were good, environment was joyful. Meat was decent.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful from start to finish. Food was great, staff was attentive and accommodating, it is a lovely restaurant, and it was a great place to get together with friends and laugh and eat well.

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CH
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plenty of food for the price. Great service and the wait staff were over the top great.

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CH
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining was an awesome experience and they easily accommodate large groups.

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AC
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Seemed as if all the meat had garlic. Service was salvaged by another waiter coming and taking over our table as the original waiter brought us water, but never even asked for a drink order. It was our anniversary. Won’t make that mistake again. The new waiter went above and beyond to make it up to us. It did save me from leaving 30 minutes after being seated, but still left with a sour taste (And garlic taste) in my mouth.

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SE
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Everything was great, perfect but I’m kind of disappointed with the valet parking service,I left a envelope with money and look like I missed money, I trusted the professionalism from your personal but I’m surprised ,I’m kind of disappointed

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MF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing experience. Service was soo good. Best flan I’ve ever had. Everything was incredible.

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KB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrating my spouse birthday and was just wonderful. Food is delicious and the staff is amazing A big thank you to Rudy and Dee for making the dining experience even more fantastic
Will definitely return

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San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We weren't impressed with the food AT ALL! Meat was super salty and low-quality - even the Filet medallions were gristly. The buffet was small and lacking in the "Brazilian" department! On the other hand, the waitstaff were fantastic!

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Upon arrival it took nearly 15 min for anyone to acknowledge us or greet us. There was no one at the front entry table. Finally we were seated. The service was very slow—our meal took nearly 2 hrs and we were waiting for many minutes in between meat coming around. It was a very disappointing experience when we’ve been to other Fogo de chaos with much better service. Would not recommend this location.

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AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A fun experience, but definitely pricey. Service is great. We were lucky to have Miles as our service the last two times we've been here, and on both occasions, he was welcoming and attentive.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived and checked our car with the valet to the moment we left for our theater performance we were treated to white glove service. Food, glorious food! We always start with a small plate at the market table (so we can say we ate our veggies), then onto the meat! Sirloin, chicken, ribeye, lamb all excellent. Savored every bite. Servers were attentive without being overly so.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Overall it was nice, service was a bit lacking. They say us in a location that was not ideal also.

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T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We went here for my son’s birthday. It is a neat place, but the waiters were not friendly at all. We had a reservation and still had to wait about 30 minutes. Food was OK, service horrible!

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T
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful place. Only been to the one in LA years ago.. I remember a much better salad bar with many salads, veggies, pastas and breads. This one had very little and more charcuterie, cheese, bacon and only two salads.
I think our waiter was overwhelmed with the large group sitting close to us. Hard to get attention for various needs.

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