Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC

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2910 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Join us at Fogo de Chão® Washington DC located in the historic Evening Star building in Penn Quarter. A Beaux-Arts style façade invites guests into a space featuring large murals depicting ranch life in Southern Brazil.
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. Guests can also choose to enjoy lighter seafood selections or enjoy the gourmet Market Table only option.
We also offer semiprivate and private areas that can accommodate parties up to 170.
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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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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended the Sunday Brunch, 3 opted for the full experience and I opted for the Sea bass. I think I would try the salmon next time but we were all full and extremely satisfied with our experience. Also the brunch offers an omelet station and fresh waffles.

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

I and my sister had a fabulous time for her birthday she went on Saturday and is still talking about it on Monday... We had a great time thanks again for everything the service was wonderful and everyone was extremely nice.

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MA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

Great we had a piece of a bone in pork chop then they didn’t have anymore this was for lunch on Saturday wish they would keep that on meni

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ED
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I’ve been coming to Fogo for many years through the USA however, this specific location and Miami Beach seem to have very slow service. I enjoy the food and come here over Texas De Brazil but really I think I’m going to make the switch official as I’m done being disappointed. We got maybe at most 6 visits to the table and to pay we literally sat in our chairs for 30 minutes waiting for them to give us the check and process the payment.... sad that the service isn’t the greatest because the food is good.

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WC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always my most favorite place to go eat and I’m always taking/telling family & friends to eat here. It’s never a disappointment

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DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My best friend and I frequent this location once a week for lunch. Each time we receive the same GREAT service. We will certainly continue to be repeat guests here! Excellent.

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

Consistently great food and strong service. Best salad bar in town and lots of great meat. Also, good wine selection. A little expensive, but worth it as an occasional treat.

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L
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The last time I ate at Fogo de Chao was about three years, and I had truly missed the place. The veggie bar was delicious. Excellent selection! The meats were just succulent. Everything was great. I will not wait another three years to return!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding! We never waited long for anything we needed! In addition, all the servers were very polite.

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

The atmosphere was very calming.. The salad bar selection was great, very tempting. The service was interactive. I enjoyed the attention from the staff and their quick response. The meat selection was great and plentiful.

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HD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always fun, always filling. Often noisy...
It's a formula and they have it down but, in this case, that's a positive.
The meat (it's all about the meat) is good, very good in some case and some cuts more than others.
They could use a little updating by perhaps making some sauces (steak) available or using special seasonings on the meat but it's a Brazilian steak house...But, wadda ya want, French food??
Salad eaters can find a meal, vegans and vegetarians looking for more than a salad need look elsewhere.

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

It was great! The experience was nice. The salad bar could have been better. There were some missing items that were there the last time I visited.

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C
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Good wine list. Some of the meat selections you had to ask for. But they brought it out when u did

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w
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went here with co workers who hadn’t had the experience Fabulous service , staff was awesome. The endless meat service is always fun . Great if you have friends or family that have never been .

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Very flavorful and fresh. Service was top notch!

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AB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's a busy restaurant and making a reservation is recommended. The food was excellent. Our server, Eli, was especially excellent. I appreciated the salad bar because of the array of choices. The manner in which all of the meat are presented for your own personal selection makes dinner fun and practical.

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IC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place! Food and service was incredible! Can't wait to go again!

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A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always excellent. We’ve never had an experience that wasn’t perfect. You get what you pay for. Food, service , staff. All flawless.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday for Jennifer

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always.😁

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Love the food...but we had to wait for 30 mins to get my own bill. I had to get the server to get my check and wait for 25 mins to get a check. The server walked pass by us at least 3 times and acted as if I never have my credit card to pay. First time we have had to wait for about half an hour for a check...just ridiculous.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very Nice Birthday experience

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j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Customer service alone is a reason to dine here. The manager's are great, the servers are helpful and everyone working there is focused on their diner's enjoyment. I've never eaten so many parts of a cow in one sitting before, and it was worth it. I'll definitely be bringing family who come to visit me to Fogo.

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MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a fun time and its a good value but don't expect service or quality like a top steakhouse. The gauchos come around regularly and salad bar is self serve so food is always available as soon as you sit down.

We had to ask for water refills a few times. I asked for sugar for my coffee when I ordered it and again when it came but I never got it.

Comp'd my daughters dessert since it was her birthday and they brought it with a birthday candle.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner went well

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We have been Fogo de Chão’s loyal customers for over a decade. We always had the best meat, food and service. We’ve noticed, begging last year, that the quality of the meat (hard), the way it’s grilled (burned), and even the service are not the same. We have tried both Tyson’s Corner and DC, and both are the same: the quality is going down every time. Fogo is an expensive restaurant, but it was worth it. It was. Not anymore. How about a $200 bill for poor meat quality and not the best customer service anymore? The quality needs to be at the same level as the price charged. Well, Fogo just lost some loyal customers.

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

Hands down to the whole staff! Service, food and hospitality was awesome! Worth every penny. Would definitely come back.

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

Lucia the server was outstanding... as were the managers

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

Took student doctors visiting DC to meet with their members of congress. It was great food and an event they will pay forward to other students when they start practice

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RE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. A little pricey. Special occasions would be my recommendation on when to attend

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t
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is awesome. Staff are uniformly attentive, courteous & helpful. Food is plentiful and delish.
It is very pricey but you get what you pay for!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday party

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

Good service good food also food was fresh and hot

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Fogo often. This time some family was in town and after a day at a museum we came here and met up with other in-town family. We waited for the rest of our party at the bar, where the bartender made me a white sangria even though it wasn’t listed on the menu. The dinner as usual was wonderful. As always, I wish I could eat more! The Market Table alone is more than enough but I usually get the “full experience” as well. Wonderful evening, food, service.

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

I mage reservations for me and my fiancee, and the salad bar was empty and the seating area was to croweded, as well as noisey.

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

The service was exceptional and the food was outstanding. We especially enjoyed the fruit and vegetable bar. We visit Fogo de Chao once a year for our wedding anniversary and the experience is always fantastic.

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DD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently attentive great service and food.

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l
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for carnivores and offers for non-carnivores were appreciated

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LV
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at Fogo couldn't have been better. The food and service are exceptional.

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I
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant Fogo de Choa is a treat. The lunch is $39.99 for all you can eat market place salad, soup and the variety of meats are brought to your table no stop. They utilize a disk green means go and they continue to bring you meat and you can turn it on the reverse side for red when you want to stop or rest between eating. I would say it is good for special occasions.

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