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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC

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2350 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, South American
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 2:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 2:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 347-4668
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
11th St NW
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Parking details
Valet parking is available during dinner hours for $10.00. The valet is located on the 11th Street side of the restaurant. Limited metered parking is located around the restaurant. Also available, are parking garages on 11th St. between E and F Streets, and on 11th St. between F and G Streets. Pricing ranges between $13.00 and $20.00.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Invite your guests to a truly unique group dining experience! Whether for private dining rooms, or to interact in our main dining areas, Fogo de Chão® is the perfect location for parties of 15 to 110

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Fogo and Mom receives a complimentary dining card.* Restrictions apply. Sunday, May 13, 11am - 9pm, dinner price all day.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2350 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined a day ago

We’ve been coming to this location for special occasions for the past ten years, and we were very disappointed how quickly we were rushed through our meal and out the door this time. Within 30 minutes of being seated, our plates and silverware were cleared without asking, and a dessert menu placed on the table. We requested new plates and silverware, and received one slice of meat before they were again taken away without asking.

If you are that pressed to increase your margin, send your servers around less frequently. Cut smaller slices of meat. Offer me a second $15 cocktail, which I would have gladly accepted if anyone ever asked. Anything before rushing to turn over a $70 per person tab in 45 minutes.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

As always, the food was great and the service was excellent!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was bland compared with other Fogo’s

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Very fine dining experience.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The meats were good - not great. The best one was parmesan pork which is not a good sign - the beef options were not very well salted and the lamb was overcooked even when I asked for rare.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The service is incredible, wait staff were incredibly attentive and accommodating. You have to be used to being interrupted the entire meal visits to the table, but that’s really the concept.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food and Service have been very good. Just the noise level was a bit disturbing.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

My friend had the chicken while the rest of the group and I had beef. The chicken came out so much later than the rest of the meat, so we were almost done with our meal and second/their plates by the time she got to have her first piece of chicken.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great salad bar, all of us skipped the meat and had just that. Service was very spotty - many servers standing around and walking by, although only two actually checked on us - they were great but the others seemed mainly focused on avoiding eye contact. Most notable thing unfortunately was when we arrived the entrance door to the restaurant was locked - several of us in our party tried to open it, as did a couple of other men in the two parties behind us. When we finally knocked on the door and got the attention of the hostess she said we were wrong and that the door had been unlocked the whole time. Very strange and just plain rude.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food quality on the salad bar has declined. Overall, the restaurant needs to be remodeled. It currently looks tired, rough and heavily used.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

20th Birthday of my son

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

They may need to droo the price a bit other thanthat it's a great place

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It has always been a go to place for meat lovers. The salad bar selection seems to be thining out over the years.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent food and service! We were famished after walking for miles around town and Fogo de Chao really hit the spot. The service was impeccable with staff running around trying to cater to everyone. The restaurant was pretty busy during lunchtime but with an excellent staff, they were able to please us all.

Would highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food and great service!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food great service

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Amazing food

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Quality of food was weak compared to past experience with this chain. The buffet was also very small and limited in choices. This was not a bad experience per se, but certainly not a positively memorable one. I would not return to this particular establishment again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Celebrated Grandma’s Easter birthday with the family. A night to remember for all.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was awesome and my service matched. This was our first time to the DC location we normally visit the Tysons Corner location. Both location provide the same quality of food and service. If you are wanting some meat this is the place to go.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a wonderful time. It was very busy because it was Easter Sunday, but the customer service was amazing

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A very pleasant Easter lunch with my family. The service was friendly and good overall; however, we did have to ask for our favorite meats a few times. When we did ask, they were promptly brought to the table. We were seated upstairs in the restaurant. We found the noise level there to be a bit loud for normal conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Easter early dinner! Service, food, and drinks were great! Selection at salad bar is fabulous. Nice to see so many families enjoying themselves

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a party of 5 the food was excellent the only thing was we got charged for 2 bottles of water and we didn't ask for them. $7.50 a bottle water. Tap water would of been fine. Other thank that everything was great.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Once is enough. Tried the Brazilian steakhouse and it's a huge disappointment. Reservation at 8. Seated 8:35. So loud you can't hear your dining partner or the waiter. The latter isn't much of a loss as he came back once before we flagged him for the check. Salad bar was good. The meat was cooked the same no matter what I requested- apparently it's a very fine line between well done (outside) and near raw (1/2" in). Never saw any lamb or chicken. With so many excellent steakhouses , it's Not worth it on any level.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

one of the best churrascarias i've been to, the garlic steak and filet were my favorites

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Very good food and I love the salad bar. My biggest complaint is that I wish it wasn’t such an ordeal to get a medium or medium well piece of meat. Everything is rare to medium rare. It’d be better if they had both when they came to table. Also sides aren’t great. The mashed potatoes taste like the frozen kind. It’d be nice to have the option of a warm veggie. The mushrooms, asparagus and broccoli from the salad bar all look and taste good, but I like my veggies hot when I eat them with steak

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Wait staff is too rushed. Had to request even drink refills too often. Fogo used to be great - now it is just expensive and mediocre at best.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I have been to other Brazilian steak houses and this one was good, not great. Several of the beef cuts were tough or chewy but the filet melted in your mouth. The salad bar was adequate but not memorable, the hot bar was forgettable.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

One word, AWESOME! This is a go to spot, must make reservations and it’s kid friendly

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Had a reservation but had to wait about 15 mins, no biggie. The salad bar was great. The meat selection was good but took a while for specific cuts of meat at medium well to come around. All tasted great. Yum!

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Before dining, we had a little wait as the restaurant was busy. I used the bathroom and it was unacceptably dirty. There was "liquid" on the floor and the toilet. It almost made me NOT want to eat here. I reported the condition to the host but thankfully I didn't have to use that particular bathroom again that day. The rolls were not thoroughly cooked. We didn't get more until mid meal as we were told that they were being baked. Our sides didn't arrive before we began eating the main course and weren't replaced in a timely manner once they were gone. There were many times that we sat there with our plates empty waiting for one of the servers to come around. Lastly, my dining partner prefers well done meat. Almost every time a server did come around, he'd ask for well done and would be told that they would be right back and you didn't see them again. I've only patronized this location 2 other times and I don't remember any of these problems then. We are frequent diners of Fogo De Chao and were rather disappointed with this experience .

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Meal was delicious. Drinks were weak.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food at Fogo de Chao was good, and the service once we were seated was great, but the initial experience waiting for our table by the host table was terrible. The two hostesses were loadly complaining about other customers, making disrespectful comments, and at one point even laughed about seating someone in the worst seat in the house (upstairs by the bathroom, apparently). When we were shown to our table, the location was fine, but there was an unmistakable pattern to where they were seating people, specifically minorities and families were overwhelmingly in one room upstairs. I would like to think that these problems are a result of the particular hostesses and not the restaurant at large, but I can't be sure and don't intend to find out.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great, loved the food and environment. Great place for a date night.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

On my wife’s birthday. We are big fans of Brazilian steakhouses and this one did not disappoint. Will be back again for sure!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We (two Moms) and 3 kids, ages 11, 13 & 14, had a great time. We were in town for the March for Our Lives (from MD (me) & New Jersey my friend and her two kids). We were unsure if the kids would enjoy it but they quickly realized how much fun it was in trying new foods without having to commit to a whole entree. Moms had a great time too. Service was great and done with a smile. Kudos to finding the right people who enjoy what they do and take great care of your customers. Can’t wait to come back with my other two kids!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was great! How can you go wrong with all those skewers of meat? The service, on the other hand could have been better. The shared approach to service doesn't always mean you get better service. Sometimes it just means more servers ignore you.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always great food !! In same building as my office. Convenient...great staff.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

It was a great overall experience. Food was cooked well and seasoned well. Service was top notch as well. We were serviced by multiple servers and carving attendants and every single person we encountered were pleasant and professional. The atmosphere for a Monday night was surprisingly entertaining. This place is a gem.

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