Fogo de Chao - San Francisco

4.3
1421 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
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
ambience
3.9
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it

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BrandonM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for the first time with my wife on her Birthday. I had heard this was a chain restaurant so I was a little hesitant, but boy was I wrong. The service was great, I liked that the servers checked on you just enough, without overdoing it. I wish I could have gotten his name , but one of the gentleman that spoke Spanish did a great job of explaining the process of ordering more meat to the table. I believe he had curly hair, and he was nice to talk to. We purchased the option to keep bringing meat to your table , and we really enjoyed that because it comes with the option of going to the salad bar as well. I also put in a note for a birthday request that was handled, and we really appreciated that the staff knew about this as well. Thank you for making my wife's birthday a memorable experience :)

Great place and would come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was terrific! Every detail, every person…what a relaxing and fun evening!

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

Thank you! We appreciate the 5-star review, and we hope to serve you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome like always,this is my favorite restaurant anywhere where is one.
Service is superb.
Food is above superb.
Only issue is parking, hard to find, I parked 2 blocks away at paid parking lot. There should be valet parking all day

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

the food was always cold, the meat has no salt, the terrible cheese bread I had the attention it was the only good thing

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

We're sorry your meal was cold, as we want every aspect of the meals we serve to be excellent. Please consider giving us another chance to fully meet your expectations, as we'd love to earn your full satisfaction.

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vipMichael64
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience with attentive staff and a wonderful selection.

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

Thank you for the 5 star review, Michael! We hope to serve you again soon!

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KarenV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were very good. Prices were higher than I recall.

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vipAnii
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The meat was overdone or of poor quality. Even what seemed to be rare filet was very chewy. It is insanely expensive for what you get.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hearing this is disappointing, as we always want our guests to enjoy our cuts. We'd like to make this right, so when you are ready to visit us again, please do so.

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vipEricB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s Birthday with the entire family, the meat was wonderful and the service excellent. What a great place to celebrate.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my grandmother 85th birthday dinner

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review!

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UelL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my nephew and his family that’s visiting from Hawaii to this place for lunch and experience some Brazilian dining. Their first impression was WOW. Then with the food, it was an unforgettable experience. I always like this place and would greatly come back again.

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DwayneS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review, Dwayne!

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vipRhicsj1
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food and ambiance were very good. Service was a bit lacking especially if your dishing out $65/pp.

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

While we're glad you enjoyed your meal, we are sorry for the lack of service you mentioned. Your comments are appreciated, and we hope you will allow us a second chance to earn your satisfaction in the future. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great but we were disappointed they didn’t have pork belly this time:-(

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was very poor. Our waitress ignored us. Forgot many of our requests. Definitely service was lacking for such a high class restaurant. Not comparable to the other Fogo’s we have been to.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on July 5, 2021

We never want our guests to feel ignored, as delivering attentive and friendly service will always be our goal. We would love to learn more about your visit and work towards your satisfaction, so we'll be sending you a direct message shortly. Best.

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Rene
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I am my significant other went here for our anniversary weekend. The overall experience was nice. We live in Austin, TX and frequent high end restaurants there. The staff were excellent! If anything, the staff professionalism, hospitality and attentiveness FAR EXCEEDED the food. The food however felt average but not exceptional. The dishes such as the grilled white cheddar cheese with honey was a stand out for me. However, the meat felt like it was more focused on volume than quality. In Fogo's defense, restaurants have been closed the past year. Just like anyone else sitting on the couch the past year, it will take a minute to get back into practice and the caliber of food they are known for when it comes to fine dining. We will wait a few months and try another of Fogo's offerings.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The meat servers were great but I did not have anyone to provide me drinks until 20 minutes later and even then we had to tell her we were never served. She then asked if we wanted certain side dishes… but they should come with our order so I was confused by this. There was food on the floor and I ended up slipping but thankfully not falling. Food was good but they didn’t serve all of the meats listed on the menu they said were available. No lamb chops, no filet mignon. Had higher hopes.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on June 29, 2021

Anna, we are disappointed to hear that your visit wasn't up to par, as we should always be delivering top-notch experiences. We will be sure to reach out via direct message, in hopes of making this right. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Sat us 40 minutes late , once we go seated waiter took out drink order and never seen him again .. I had to go to the bar to get my own drinks

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on June 29, 2021

Please know your time is of the utmost importance, so we apologize for making you feel otherwise. Your comments will be discussed with our team, as your concerns are taken seriously. We'd like to make this right, so when you are ready to visit us again, please do so.

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CarolP
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 15yr Anniversary. It was a great experience with excellent service. Will definitely go there again.

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

Thank you so much for this review, Carol! We appreciate you choosing Fogo for your special celebration and are so happy to hear our San Francisco team made the day extra memorable. We appreciate the 5 stars and hope to serve you again! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Not enough steak going around for what point in service of the restaurant is. Had to request for them to bring the meat. Lots from our party got full with the salad bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, most extensive yummy salad bar

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good

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LamijaD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, quick service with the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Father’s day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I kept asking for medium well and received bloody pieces of meat. You have to ask for well done to get medium-well. most of the food was bland and they brought cold mashed potatoes for me to eat. Stood at the salad bar for 10 mins before they brought out Cesar salad and dressing. Walnut Creek Brazilian steakhouse is way better. From the service to the food.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on June 22, 2021

We always want our guests to leave happy and fulfilled with their experiences, and it's disheartening to hear our cuts did not come out to your liking. We will be sure to reach out via direct message, in hopes of making this right. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Father’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the environment as it was Father’s Day and lots of people had bought their dads / fathers / whoever is a father in for dinner

They should bring more lamb around but other than that it was amazing

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AnnaA
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

the meat did not come around enough the server had no clue what he was doing we waited 45 min to be seated even with a reservation it was a bad experience for my first time.

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on June 29, 2021

Our team should always be circulating to ensure our guests are receiving all the cuts they desire, Anna, and we apologize for falling short with you. This is not the impression we want to leave you with, so we'll be in touch via direct message to invite you back for a better time. Thank you.

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vip7omr
London
21 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We have wanted to visit for years. Loved the food. It was busy, but the food kept coming steadily. Looking forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Come with an empty stomach. COVID protocols still in place. We felt very safe.

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vipThienO
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Excellent salad bar and soup (yes, there's tomato soup).
Arrived at 9.30 pm. Some steaks were a little on the dry side.
Wife was a vegetarian - they folded the price of the roasted cauliflower into the salad bar. Nice gesture! Nice fire display and decor.

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vipCountryDean
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

Fogo de Chao - San Francisco
Responded on June 16, 2021

It's disappointing to hear that your experience fell short, as we always want to deliver amazing moments. We will be in touch with you via direct message to address this matter.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
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 on June 15, 2021

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
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valeria our server was AMAZING!! It was my birthday and the experience was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time and I absolutely loved it!

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AaronD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
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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MRNEH415
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NOM NOM NOM NOM!!!!! HAVE AN APPETITE TO EAT!!!!!!

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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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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 1421 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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