Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - 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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast at Fogo. Indulge fire-roasted meats along with traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Dinner price all day.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with friends & family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 3275 People Are Saying
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MC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a Awesome time thanks to your superb staff. DANIEL was GREAT very nice . His interaction was great. And Iris was Amazing as well both have great customer service. We truly loved our time there.

CG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

My wife and I live in Virginia Beach Virginia and travel to the DC area often. Over the last 20 years of living in Virginia, we have eaten at this location many times and have always found those experiences terrific. This time however Fogo really fell short. We invited family from out of town to visit us in DC and it was there first trip to our nation's capital, as well as dining at Fogo. From the moment we arrived for our reservation, Fogo was lacking their usual excellent services. Valet parking was a disaster, with just two very angry and curt valets handling the parking. I waited outside in the cold for over 20 mins just to get my car taken. Our party of six was seated very close to the front door and right in the entry corridor to the main dining room. Everytime patrons came and left from the front entry, our group was hit with cold air. Also, it seems Fogo has packed the main dining floor with so many tables, it made for a cramped and uncomfortable dining experience. The only 5 star grade I can give is for our waiter Steven. He was excellent in being helpful and engadged with our dining party. Fogo's food was as always good, but this time around with the issues I mentioned, it just lacked the usual Fogo polish. For what I paid, nearly $700 which also includes a 30% tip for Stevens excellent service, I would expect more and better from Fogo than what we received. I think the next time we are in the DC area, I will have to find a new restaurant to try.

OT
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Beef Ribs were outstanding

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal absolutely outstanding service by the wait staff couldn’t have asked for a better experience

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved the food and entire experience. Can’t wait to go back on our next special occasion.

OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I have eaten at numerous Brazillian steak houses before including several Fogo de Chao. Unfortunately, the service this time was bad. I asked different waiters on numerous occasions to bring certain cuts of meat (for which I was paying extra) and they never responded. Although we were tended to for water refills, after we sat down there was little if any interaction with wait staff. Eventually I spoke with a manager who comped the entire meal but it didn't make up for the fact that I wanted to eat lamb chops and never did.

GG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in town. Great value! The salad bar also has great selection. Kids 6 and under for free.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The new lighting upgrade is nice. The food is always good.

H
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience1

Food was great, as always! But the lighting was horrid...way way too bright. Turn down your new LED lights!

DB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went for the $39 special they have been widely advertising for the past few weeks. Ate an okay meal full of tender steaks, although they do rare steak well but medium to medium well is hit and miss. Also, they tend to cut too many of the steaks with the grain, not against it rendering too many cuts tough. Lastly, the filet Mignon was bland but super tender.

Cut to the end when the bill comes, instead of $39 the cost of the meal was $59 per person!!! I was told that one must tell the waiter before the meal that you wish to take advantage of the special because the special does not include filet, ribeye, or ribs. Totally disappointed, instead of our group paying about $160 for meals the cost was $240!!! Simple customer service would dictate that they inform you about the special and it’s restrictions BEFORE the meal.

This is a perfect bait and switch because deep on the third page of the fine print is the fact that one must inform the server of your intention to partake of the special. Just leaves a sour taste in the mouth. We paid. Left a tip that was generous but less generous than normal. The $39 special feels like a scam that many customers get hoodwinked into thinking they are getting only to really be getting the full price experience which is not as good as it once was. Buyer beware!!!! Plus the special only includes the tough cuts of meats, no filet, no ribeye, no ribs. Plenty of chicken and tougher fattier cuts of steak. Take your money and just go to a regular steakhouse or restaurant with better and overall value.

M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service! The selection of meats and salad bar were superb and perfectly prepared.
Thank you for recognizing U.S veterans and making the day special for us.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Veterans day and everything was awesome!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Server took 20 minutes to come to our table to take drink orders checked in on us 3 times over alMost 2 hours and forgot to put in our orders had to get other servers to do his job. Love fogo but this was terrible

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience1

Great food and the manager was really nice but our server was nowhere to be found for the entire night

AD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Restaurant was Very Nice the Service was Great !!The Food was Wonderful as Well ! I Definitely go there again

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time eating there, was ok. I’ve been to other Brazilian steakhouses in the area which I think were better.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. The servers were super attentive and everything was really tasty including the salad bar. My son had his button green but the server knew to wave the meat server away because he knew my son was done. Loved it!

LE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice overall. When we were first seated we were asked to move tables for another group that made reservations. But to make it up to us they gave us free desert. I would have moved for free but it was great they went the extra mile.

LL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my boyfriends birthday and it was fantastic!!! He loved all the meat selections and the salad bar was heavenly for me. It’s on the pricey side but totally worth it for a special occasion!

H
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful that squash and swet potato soup are back and the gluten free rolls are a treat.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and service was great. We were seated right away. Parking is expensive on the down side.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We have visited several Brazilian Steakhouses throughout the US, many being Fogos, and this was by far the worst. Not the locations fault, but the patrons were so wild and rude that you could not have a decent conversation amongst your table. We were seated upstairs which would have been fine, however the upstairs food bar was half the size of the downstairs one. Though it would be highly inconvenient, it was never mentioned that we could go to either/ or. We saw our waiter twice. He was to concerned with a much larger party (potentially a bigger tip) than to show us the same amount of concern. While other steakhouses do or almost force you to turn your card red bc of the amount of meat you are bombarded with, this one you were lucky to see any meat. It took almost 10-15 minutes between each carver to show up, if not more. The sirloin was great but it was the only cut of meat to show up 3 times. You were lucky to see any other cut. After we became fed up of waiting to try additional cuts, they cleared our table of all dishes, but we then had to wait 26 minutes for our check. That was after we chased down a manager and demanded the check be brought. It may have been a bad/ busy night but the service was horrible and the first time we ever felt like the place was a waste of our time and money bc we didn’t get what we came for. On a positive note, again, the sirloin was really good.

LP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my dad’s 63rd Birthday & He Loved it...All the staff was wonderful we couldn’t have asked for anything more. It’s Tuesday and he’s still talking about Fogo De Choa!!! Our waiter Brian was just Awesome he answered all my dad’s questions he was so patient w/us & also informed us about Fogo’s Brunch, which we will definitely try, he was truly the best, Thank you so Much!

L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our first experience at Fogo de Chão. It was exactly what we were looking for. The salad bar, meat and wine selections were perfect. We will definitely visit again.

F
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and beer was great as always. Exceptional service!

WJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

There was a 10 minute period where no one serving meet stopped at our table. The manager then asked if we wanted something sent to us and it didn’t come for 20 minutes

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience4

Service was slow, we waited with empty plates for 15 minutes before someone with mwat came over.

SD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch spot for a special occasion or celebration!

AS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Too expensive for the slow service and frequency of meats coming to the table.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The $39 Best of Brazil dinner deal is worth it! The food was great as always, and the meat guys were good. But service has gone down. We didn't know who our server was and they were not very attentive.

OT
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the absolute WORSE night to have a reservation! We LOVE Fogo and this was Abismal
To start, traffic in the city delayed us tremendously and we were worried about our reservation. Luckily we were able to get seated. The rest of our party has to cancel due to work.
We got our table request taken care of (since we downsized) and omg they only gave us a choice of Super cramped and everyone in your conversation OR over the loft — more room and privacy but Next to the Exit door?!? Atleast Decorate it to make it look like a window or give it a nicer look... regardless we opted for more privacy.
This is A TERRIBLE idea
We were practically ignored...
Service was Not good... the server must have been New or something. Remind her to acknowledge Both parties at the table not just your Husband... very rude. Doesn’t help the tip if SHE is paying as well.
Regardless we finally received meat but no mashed potatoes. Then we finally received mashed potatoes but No meat!! We paid $40pp to receive maybe $15 of food to Include the salad bar. When we DID get meat, they would cut an inch size piece and we would have to ask for a little more.
It was NOT the Fogo we grew to love.
It was also my husbands birthday Clearly noted on the reservation. NO acknowledgement given.

The ONLY saving grace was Iris, the manager. She finally came around and checked on us throughout the dinner. She couldn’t help the problematic situations because she was expecting her team to do Their jobs.

We will Never come back to DC location. Only Tysons Corner Fogo for us.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Great at lunch. Far too noisy for diner. You cannot speak with your neighbors!

p
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. Worked with the managers to surprise my boyfriend for his birthday and our anniversary. We really enjoyed our meal!

JG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The meat is delicious. I wish they offered dipping sauces or spices for the meat. The salad bar is well-Stocked, but crowded. Don’t bring your elderly mother! Also for the prices they charge, you should be very hungry!

MY
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

2 years ago I had a dinner and the food was more tasty and the meat quality was much better.

M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was excellent! Food was amazing as always! Thank you for another wonderful dinner experience!!

MT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlotte was the most amazing person I’ve seen in this city in years. She anticipated every need and delivered before we asked. We noticed she did the same for every table. We almost hired her away from you so please pass on our appreciation for a wonderful dining event.

C
Washington DC
676 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Easy to overdo it at delicious salad bar. Service was great and continuous.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Great food. Great service. Whole staff was awesome.

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