Fogo de Chao - Washington DC

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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Valentine’s Day

OT
1 review
Dined a day 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.

BA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined a day 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 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as usual!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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
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!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!!!! Just go!

N
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I use Fogo de Chao when I hold welcome interviews with new colleagues. The restaurant never fails to give them a great first DC experience. The food is always excellent, the staff always act like they like working there, and the prices are doable at my pay level. I look forward to every opportunity I get to show this restaurant off.

SF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was both me and my wife’s first time and it was a amazing first time experience, we had a problem with the rice being over cooked but the manager immediately addressed the issue and brought out fresh rice which was cooked perfectly and the meats were seasoned perfectly honestly it was a perfect evening and I highly recommended it to my co workers and friends.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Staff made our anniversary that much more special! Thanks!!!

GG
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This was disappointing. It was so loud I couldn’t hear the person sitting across from me. I had to wait a few minutes for someone to come around with the meat selection each time (this doesn’t happen at any other fogo de chao). There were multiple people that were dressed inappropriately for this type of restaurant. I asked for medium rare and about 75% of the time it was overcooked.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Restaurant Week

DL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was with my family and overall it was a great experience. There were times when we had to request certain items multiple times but maybe we weren’t asking the specific person we should’ve been asking. Other than that, I should’ve probably had more fried polenta. Very clean, staff was very polite and the food was delicious.

A
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I loved Fogo. Would frequent this Fogo nearly every other Friday and every other special occasion or just because. I used to know the staff and greeted at the door with smiles and warmth. That’s all gone. I’ve been going to this Fogo for 9 years, 4 of which I have had parties of 20 to 35 people. This will most likely be my last Fogo. Charging people for items and then not explaining and then catching an attitude when someone questions the nearly 1 grand food bill, is beyond me. Service from the actual staff was subpar and I can see why none of the people I have grown fond of are not there. At the end we are told that 27.50 is still owned but can’t be explained. I have dined with this place enough to know this is not the Fogo experience. I was embarrassed.

KJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I always enjoy the food. Unfortunately, this visit the service was very slow.

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a solid offering when you want to splurge your diet and wallet. Can’t wait to go back next week.

SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food, the entire experience was incredible. I came to celebrate my birthday with my mom. I knew about the Brazilian style service and was looking forward to that, but the service was just outstanding. We were greeted when we walked in, sat immediately and our waiter was there to explain our experience and get our drink orders. Bread was served shortly after, along with polenta and mashed potatoes. One of the managers ensured we were having a great time. The gauchos were so accommodating, my mom really enjoyed the lamb and wanted it rare and they continued to check on her to offer her more. Overall excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always and we especially love the Manager and how he always has his team working in harmony and efficiency.

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