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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BG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a birthday party and the waiters were very accommodating of that

P
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time, great food as always.

JW
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in the staff was attentive and catered to us. We had a great time.

CH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was date night for my husband and me. We rarely get out without our sons and the grandson. I had a really good meal. The Wagyu was cooked to perfection. The service team was attentive and so was the manager who stopped by serveral times to make sure our meal was going well. The Market Place bar was fresh and stock as usual. We will always want to return on special occassions as well as a good casual meal.

CW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love Fogo and will always eat there, but I guess during restaurant week the Meats disappear. We had a nice table away from the kitchen and the Gauchos could never make it over to our side of the room. After pointing that out to the wait staff, The meats started showing up and then the dinner was on! As always the food is spectacular and delicious and the staff on point. Everyone should try them at least once and after the first time, will always come back for more.
Thank you Fogo de Chao, see you soon.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. I went for restaurant week and the service was exceptional; however, I’ve been on a regular day and felt like servers were more attentive + there were more options available.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Customer service was great. The food was okay.

DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Hi recommend, but meat service was slow and not consistent.

NB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Goat was a little gamey but aside from that all the meat I had was excellent. Service was amazing as they were very attentive making sure our waters were always topped off and that we had anything we needed or asked for. Would definitely go ahead. Valet parking is $10/hr which is very reasonable and well worth not walking or trying to find parking.

DA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress service was very good, she was making sure everything was good with our table.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exemplary customer service with very friendly staff!

VR
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The food on my plate was never ending: servers and staff were extremely attentive, polite, and professional. The meat had INCREDIBLE quality. Will come back again.

JM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Why would I recommend a place that serves rather bland tasting only OK meats, instant mashed potatoes, and a run of the mill salad bar? The options available for various cuts of meat is nice but the execution is lacking in quality and taste. The service was the only thing to shine. Even the deserts were just OK.

We ate here after hearing about it from a co-worker and were curious. For a similar experience try dining on a second rate cruise ship. That was the vibe. Check it off the list - no need to ever visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. We never had to wait for anything.

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fogo de chão is always a go to and you will never walk out of there disappointed or hungry. Service is amazing and they’re often checking on you to make sure your needs are being met. Staff is friendly and courteous and I need to give a shout out to Gilson, the manager. He always make my experience even better by ensuring everything is going perfectly! He is polite and so efficient with any additional requests you may have. I can’t say enough good things about this place and the scrumptious food!!

KK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top spot....................................................................Top Top..........

a
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Be prepared for a boisterous environment at lunch. Plus, the tables are practically on top of one another that servers have to squeeze in between restaurant patrons.

RA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. Food was great. Amazing value. Came for restaurant week. Very satisfied.

VL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty crowded but to be expected during Restaurant Week. Every other aspect was excellent, per usual.

JL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great

PC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fogo is Awesome! Always an amazing meal but really a great value during Restaurant Week or when they have the $39 special and especially on Wednesdays when South American wines are 50% off by the bottle!

K
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, wonderful dining experience.

B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! The service staff were so professional and a delight especially for a busy night

DW
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding. We were seated promptly. Drinks arrived quite quick and were excellent. Would definitely return the next time I am in town.

JS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Thanks.

C
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were phenomenal! Absolutely loved everything from start to finish and will definitely go back!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waiter spilled chicken all over my boyfriends jacket/ pants and miscommunicated what he would do to handle the situation.

KD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buffet options were wide ranging and impressively prepared. The wide range of meats were delicious, prepared excellently. The service attended to each and every one of our requests in a timely fashion. We left stuffed, but very happily so.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

some meats were very hard like the picanha.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

I come to this location monthly and normally my experience is stellar. However, yesterday my friend and I had a lunch date at the restaurant at 12:00. We showed up for our reservation and was seated immediately. We both got the full experience, however our server didn’t offer us the sides that are included with the meal until 40 minutes into our food service. We were eating and asked several times were we finished yet, as if they wanted us to get up and leave. Finally when we were done, they took our plates and the waiter brought the bill over. Never offered any dessert options like normal. He also didn’t offer any after meal beverages. So I had to ask another server and they brought my tea. Upon giving him the money for the bill, I told him to keep the change and he walked away without saying a word. He didn’t thank us (not for the tip or dining with them) or give us any farewell of any kind. I will never come back to this location. I will have to make the hike to Bethesda.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Would highly recommend and would visit again!

B
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Yummy meats. Amazing salad bar.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Often skipped over with meat selections for other tables.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best rack lamb ever ! 🔝👍🏻

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a good time. Never rushed and the staff is always looking to please.

K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to take my date, with wonderful service. Will definitely be returning for seconds and more!

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