Fogo de Chao - Washington DC

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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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P
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son wanted to eat at a Brazilian Steakhouse. No disappointment here. We were very well taken care of. I gave the food price 4 stars because I know I didn’t eat $65 worth of food. It was too much. Wonderful service!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was well worth the money spent

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Gilson was very knowledgeable, attentive, and made sure we had an excellent night celebrating our son’s birthday. He was real professional! Highly recommend.

m
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beverages, service was fast and continual. Very pleased.

JK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and its staff. They care!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

p
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! Service was slower than usual, but that was likely due to the holiday. Enjoyed the great portions and delicious food. Always ask for the cinnamon roasted pineapple for dessert!

k
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time there and will come back again. love the meats, just wish there was more side options available.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Valentine’s Day

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day Celebration! We have Nizzel as our waiter. He was very attentive, kind, and gave amazing suggestions. The rotation of different cuts of meat was amazing. The drinks were phenomenal. Overall we had a fantastic dinner and even received a voucher for a free lunch or dinner on our next visit. We will be back soon.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was great, the dessert was super yummy!
It was a fun experience

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was not only exceptionally delicious but the service was super outstanding. Manager asked twice how we were which was great and our waters were always refilled. Not once did we need to get attention from someone for anything because they'd come over to us.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with friends! None of us were disappointed, can’t wait to go back!

BA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service was poor. Waiter tended to others around us. Almost as if we weren’t there. Dirty plates were left on the table, waiter wasn’t pleasant or friendly. Never experienced this at this store.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First time coming wasn’t what I expected as far as the food

BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food but very large dining area and very expensive cocktails but you'll get your money worth of food and service is fast. Not an everyday meal that for certain as it's based around so much red meat

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely going back!! staff nice an friendly an food was GREAT!!

AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We saw our server once. We couldn’t even order cocktails and it was extremely upsetting considering it was Valentine’s Day

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day was SUPER BUSY, but Fogo de chão de a great job making sure we were taken care of. One of my best experiences at Fogo!

BB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!! We will be back 😊 Went for Valentine's Day and had a reservation. Got seated within minutes and the wine was delicious 😋.

SR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I had a reservation for two at 4:15 pm. Arrived at 4:20 pm. Told hostess the second person would arrive later. Received pager. Very crowded lobby. Finally checked with Hostess to ask why I hadn’t been paged. She told me they were expecting me to first tell them the second person had arrived. That wasn’t mentioned when I received the pager. Was seated within a few minutes after that. When I made the reservation on Open Table, I added a note requesting a quiet table. We were seated at a table next to the kitchen entrance and directly in front of the location where the tableware was stored and the wine rack. When I went upstairs, I noticed it was much quieter and there were numerous vacant tables for two. We had not been offered seating there. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. So, I still plan to return. But, I’ll be more proactive about seating.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was great overall. Service was not as great as normal but maybe it was due to how busy the restaurant was. But the food was incredible, as it is consistently.

SF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as usual!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and excellent food

CM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails. I live 5 minutes from the Tyson's location. I rather take the drove into the city. That explains everything.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect and exactly what we expected

SH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Sunday at 11:30am, for brunch. Brunch is about $20 cheaper then dinner. Had all the meat we could eat...chicken, steak, pork, lamb and mignon. Each meat was well seasoned and juicy. Had NO issues with how the meat was prepared...some I got well done and others medium well. Great seats. We were seated between the kitchen and buffet so all the meat coming out hit our table first. Salad and fruit bar had fresh, big beautiful fruit and veggies. For brunch, there is an omelett and waffle station. For dessert, i had them do a waffle, and put ice cream and chocolate syrup on it. soooo good. Worth the price, at least to celebrate an occassion, and i will definitely go again.

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It was our anniversary/valentines day. The meat selection was very good, the place was very noisy and the ambience wasn’t romantic for “fancy date night”.

The waiters didn’t seem pleased we didn’t want alcoholic beverages and we noticed all the tables near us got rolls and we had to ask for some half way through the meal.

C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, great service, lots of food. Walking distance to Warner. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted wonderful. The service was great. A little expensive if you can’t eat a whole lot, though. I expected the price and was ok paying that for a great meal/experience.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wide range of variety when it comes to menu and salad and cheese buffet. We did the variety of meats and were very impressed with the different options.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. Come here often and its highly recommendable. Great meat and exellent service.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in to the very last moment, everything went well. My wife I and celebrated our one year anniversary of marriage with fashion. Thank you to the staff that made our night special.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffet was delicious and their choices were so extensive. The service was wonderful and meticulous.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time out for our anniversary. The food and service was impeccable!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, amazing staff and food. Will keep in kind for future meetings.

s
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food meat was tasty and the salad bar had so many selections. The waiter was very helpful in making selections. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought a wonderful dessert to share. However, he didn't come back to check on any needs. I had to ask another employee to bring me something and a manager to actually take the money at the end.

W
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Been to this restaurant several times. Very nice to go for a casual dinner

GF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal everything but the price was not right. Too expensive. Phenomenal service, quality, and choices!

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