Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Tyson's

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chão is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Fogo offers guests a wide variety of simply seasoned meats, that are carefully fire-roasted to expose their natural flavors, including the house specialty picanha sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, and lamb chops to name a few. Additionally, Fogo offers a gourmet Market Table & Feijoada Bar, which includes seasonal salads, soup, fresh vegetables, feijoada (traditional black bean stew with rice, fresh orange and yuca flour), and much more. Southern Brazilian side dishes such as pão de queijo (warm cheese bread), crispy hot polenta, and caramelized bananas are served family style. To further complement the dining experience, the restaurant offers an award-winning wine list, creative and classic cocktails, and a tempting dessert menu.
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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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really like rhe food , especially we love the picanya. We will definitely visit again. I recommend to everyone.

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M
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was poor. We had to ask multiple times for our dirty plates to be cleared. We had the Facebook coupon and the waitress would not take 2 of them even tho it clearly said can use up to 2 per table. Meat was mediocre. And variety was less then expected. I was very disappointed because I was looking forward to the one opening in poke and rose.

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Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celiandro and his team are by far the best I’ve seen! Keep up the good work guys!!!

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DK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, great staff, great food! Can’t ask for much more than that!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to this location many times, but the service on Sunday was exceptionally great. Alejandra and her team were extremely professional, courteous and attentive.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was lackluster. As someone that frequents this establishment, I was incredibly disappointed. I had requested an item four times before I finally gave up. Was told by multiple servers it was coming out. I brought someone here for the first time. Needless to say, this individual was not impressed and probably won’t come back. Cost of dinner did not equate to exceptional service that I’m use to having at this restaurant. Highly dissatisfied.

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L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We were very disappointed this time arround. The qiality of the food was extremely poor. And every other round, it seemed, was some sort of too white-looking chicken breast. Whatever changes have been made they certainly have not been for the better. This location used to be and offered much, much more.

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l
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I loved the salad bar, cheese bread, pineapple drink, and you get a free dessert on your birthday! I loved the ribeye steak the best.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All waitstaff polite . The Valet parking is key and appreciated . W/o the valet parking I would think twice about coming to this location. Bathrooms are very clean.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The service was below par, most employees were not friendly.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been to a few other locations but this was our first visit to Tyson's corner. The food was very good, as usual, and it was nice to have the bruch selections which we had not experienced before. Our waitress was not so friendly-you could tell she was trying to be nice but it was so noticeable because the rest of the staff was very friendly.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday but was not mentioned by our server

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BD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this venue because it's much more spacious than other Fogo's. The staff are definitely very attentive.

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K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was sub par. Had to wait for waiters/waitresses many times. Salad bar selection was poor. Beef ribs (our favorite) were under cooked. Interior decoration was very nice which was the only good thing for us. Parking was easy and inexpensive. You get much better experience at Chima for the same price.

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West Virginia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just the best steak in the country.

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

So glad I picked this place to celebrate with my brother’s 21st birthday! Thank you so much!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal! Can’t wait to come back!

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J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and nice festive atmosphere. The salad bar is amazing. You have to pay to park though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was superb!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food as usual. We are big fans of the weekend brunch.

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JG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall, it was very good, except for the filet mignon which was way over cooked (very well done).

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our five kids to the Tyson’s Fogo de Chao to celebrate two birthdays and the whole staff made the kids feel really special. Our waitress even brought us a complimentary dessert. The service was great and the food was as good as we expected it to be. Great experience, although I’m more likely to go back again when I have a coupon or other discount.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As advertised. Bring your appetite!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Let me start by saying that I’ve been to the sister Fogo in DC and it was an incredible experience!

My, our, experience in Tyson’s Corner was greatly disappointing. Simply put, while the salad bar was Fogo’s typical awesome experience, the meat was cold and over cooked, and the service was absolutely terrible. And with the service model used by Fogo that should be hard for a service professional to screw up. For example: after tasting the wine and deciding on a bottle the waiter simply forgot to bring the wine. When reminded he actually intimated that we hadn’t asked for wine, as if the two of us, customers by our own choice, were either senile or dishonest. When I pointed out the remnants of the wine we had tasted in a glass still sitting on the table he was at first surprised then mumbled something unintelligible. Also, when we asked for some horse radish sauce the waiter said “right away!” Then, after an extended period it hadn’t arrived, I asked a second time he apologized and asked if we still wanted it. It was now late and I was frustrated, so I said no and asked for a different waiter. A waiter named Ali arrived and saved the day. It was noteworthy that the table next to us had the same type of issue with our same initial waiter. He seemed to have an issue of some sort, and even acted as if he was somewhat stoned.

In the future I’ll only be going to Fogo in DC. And I’ll say thanks to Ali, our second waiter, for doing his job in great fashion!

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MH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Drink service was a little slow (10 minutes for 2 bottled Cokes), but other than that, our experience and food at Fogo de Chao was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice the food had a lot of flavors

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WG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!!! Food and service are always good. Severs are the best, they always go above and beyond. I really recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic cuts, cook, and service

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Seated right away with no reservation, food was amazing & great service. Dimmer lighting would make it more romantic but still had a wonderful time.

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H
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We must’ve hit them too early on a Sunday or they didn’t have a server assigned to our empty section. We had 1230 reservations for our party of 6 celebrating our daughter’s bday. They sat us right away but waited more than 10 minutes for a server. So my husband went up to the bar to order waters for the table. The bartender was very good he went to notify the kitchen or wait staff to get a server to wait on us once he noticed where we were seated. In the meantime, our section was still being set up and while they were moving a large bench to the table in front of ours, the staff knocked my chair with me sitting in it! He didn’t even give a second look or say I’m sorry. Bday lunch off to a very poor start! Disappointing for such a pretty decorated Fogo location.

The salad bar on Sundays is different. There was no beans but soup was good. Quality of the salad bar items was decent. The meats and side dishes took a while to come around to our section but once it did it was frequent. Meats were ok but over seasoned. Maybe we hit them on an off day? We are frequent customers. Been to all the locations in the DMV area. Tyson’s is the most modern decorated and most convenient but still requires fine tuning to bring it up to the caliber of the DC location.

It’s a lot of money to pay for mediocre service and over seasoned meat. We are taking a break from Fogo— atleast the McLean location.

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j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food excellent, but salad bar way too crowded... need to lengthen it if possible...

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LM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was an excellent experience. The personal was incredible caring and diligent to serve us properly .
They asked how we like the meat cook and if we need drinks’s refill .
We were so happy with the service.
We’ll recommend the restaurant to friends.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Baby shower

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food! excellent service.

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My waiter was excellent , valet was great the food was good but the spacing between tables were not the best. I had to walk around on the other sides to get to the salad table because there wasn’t any walking space. This place could have easily been a 5 star if they didn’t cram so many tables into one area.. so you can literally here everyone’s conversation.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing experience, service exceptional. Food was well prepared, with excellent presentation.

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was good just very loud and sat a poorly located table so we left early due to not be able to hear each other

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WH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Amazing staff. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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FT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was our first time dining here, the place is very nicely decorated. We had dinner and celebrated Valentines Day. We were very happy with the food and the service that we received. I am happy to go
back again.

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P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was salty, and only the plain filet steak was perfectly cooked. Everything else was mediocre to bad. The bacon wrapped filet should have been good too, but it was not apparently a filet cut from what I or my gf could tell. It wasn't edible. Stringy and tough.

The tables were packed in so closely that no one could easily move around the room. I once waited for several minutes to find an open path back to my table due to people always standing/walking in the very narrow space between tables.

They need soft bread as well. All they had at the salad bar area was hard, and after I went back 20 minutes later, there wasn't anything left until we left for the evening.
The servers were polite and friendly, but none attended to us nearly the entire time. I will say, though, that it was a very busy night.

And one final complaint is that sodas come in a can and have no refills. This might seem silly to some, but in America (especially at nice restaurants therein), you do NOT charge for refills of soda or tea. And although I don't mind a can if there are refills, it is definitely odd to serve a can in a nice restaurant.

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