Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC
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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials
Celebrate the Mothers in your life at Fogo. All moms who dine receive a complimentary dining card. Sunday, May 12, 11am-9pm, Dinner price all day. *Restrictions apply.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
I have been going to Fogo de Chao for many years now at this location. I chose this reservation for my husband's birthday. I will not be visiting this location any time soon as there are so many other competitors, like Texas de Brazil and Chima.
Upon arriving, my party was greeted to check-in. However, as time went on up until past my reservation time of 730pm, the hosts never spoke to us again and just ignored instead of maybe checking with us to let us know we would be seated soon.
Once we were seated, it took over 10 minutes for the first meat to be brought to our table and that is after my husband had to ask if we would be served. I went to get a plate at the hot bar and there was barely any food left as the servers took their time in refilling food. I haven't experienced this lack of service at the other competitors.
Once my party had eaten and paid, one of the servers had the audacity to ask one of my party if she tipped him. She had but in cash. This is rude beyond words. Again, I have never experienced such service at any of the competitors. Therefore, in the future, I will take my business elsewhere.
Eat here at least once or twice a month. Outstanding!
Always Great, Always Good, am I'm grateful for their food.
Had a Wonderful Easter Meal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As always the BEST........Its not words I cant said how nice and delicious is to go there. I travel a lot and my favorite one is Washington DC location
Go for lunch during the week. It’s impossibly expensive on a holiday weekend!
Restaurant was packed and very loud. Service was good and waiters/waitress where very attentive and courteous.
Meat was high quality, but salad bar was messy.
Value for money was not good. Significantly overpriced. Geared towards an all you eat type vs a pleasent dinning experience.
We will not repeat.
Too big. Too loud. Reminds of a Vegas buffet.
Great food and service. Management was particularly attentive....refreshingly nice to see！
Had a little trouble getting seated but everything was totally peachy after that. We really enjoyed the services provided by the wait staff.
Fogo is always great, although it’s a very interesting algorithm when it comes to which cuts of meat come out. They start you with the best, then you don’t see that meat for a long time; if again during your time there. Service is good, I like how they let you eat and enjoy without much interruption. Overall good! Will definitely be back.
When asked if we needed anything, if we asked for something it took forever to bring it to the table.
I have been to many Brazilian steakhouses, even a couple in Sao Paulo, but never a Fogo de Chao. Went to this site in downtown DC to celebrate our sons 25th birthday. This place takes the concept to a whole to level for us, both in terms of service and quality. I have never had the meats prepared so consistently perfect like this. Ask for medium-rare, you get it. My sons girlfriend wanted medium well, she got it. I will go back. Wish we had one in Raleigh.
The server and the manager were amazing!
Highly recommend making a reservation during a busy time... Friday or Saturday around 7 or 8pm. This is when we have had the best experience with service and food, although every experience has been good.
I absolutely love this place!
It reminded me of going to Brazilian restaurants in Japan, it brought me back to great memories there. I loved the food and the staff was so professional and courteous.
Dinner with my sister after a long time without see her!
Food and Service were great restaurant was a little loud but not that bad
This was an absolutely wonderful and delicious experience during our trip to Washington DC!
should have more vegetables, waitress took the water order and didn't return. manager had to take our wine order and dessert because waitress ghosted.
Perfect place for a large group or alone. Everyone comes away having eaten delicious food of their choice and plenty of it. There are many choices for all palates.
The restaurant was very crowded. The setup is something where you have to walk around to get to the salad bar but in every path a waiter was walking by. Guests had difficulty walking around to get their food because there were too many tables on the floor with tight spaces. But the food was great and tres leches cake awesome!
So loudy that you can hardly hear the waitress shouting to your ear. I can not imagine 4 people dining and trying to talk.
Even tough I had an reservation @ 8:00 PM, I was waiting 30 mins to get seated.
The price is premium so would expect a level of service to make a pleasant dining experience, not a chaotic one.
The service of the meat was well organized that you don’t need to wait and taste good.
The food and staff were amazing however there were too many people, the tables were too close together, and many of the patrons were obnoxiously loud which totally killed the vibe especially when compared to other Fogo de Chaos we have visited in the past.
Had family in from out of town and received exceptional food and service. Will definitely be back and would recommend.
Horrible service. Never saw our server. He never formally greeted us and told us how things worked. We thankfully knew and went to the salad bar and then started eating until he came and we ordered a bottle and he never came back to check on us our top us off. Worst experience at any Brazilian steakhouse I’ve ever received.
Really a great spot for the carnivore.... every cut of meat was seasoned perfectly but simply and prepared to perfection.
Plan ahead and make a reservation.
Awesome food and atmosphere!
The experience, food and service were good, but you need to know not fill up on the Market Bar or rolls. Also need to know not to fill up on the first few cuts as the best cuts such as filet mignon or lamb come much later. The chicken and beef wrapped in bacon were also very good.
Amazing food and nice people. perfect family dinner
Food was great. Originally went for the salad bar but couldn't help myself with the delicious looking meat they had going around with. Although the food was good the service was a tad ehhh to me because one of the servers rolled his eyes like he didn't want to be there. All in all its about the same as Texas de Brazil.
I’ve had spectator service at the Fogo De Chao in Houston. The service from the waitress in DC left a lot to be desired. I didn’t get the sides until halfway through my meal and that’s after I had to ask. When she brought it out, she just brought the mashed potatoes.I also had to ask for my drink to be refilled twice. Definitely not the type of service one would expect from Fogo.
It's not worth the hype. For the price you pay you for two people you can go to another restaurant pig out and have seconds to take home. We had to keep requesting curtain meats we wanted verses just waiting for it to make it to us which would have never happened!
Crowded, loud, chaotic. Sever brought incorrect bottle of white wine, never returned to open the bottle of red wine, overcharged by one dinner on final bill. Would not return.
Been in many Fogos before and things have worked well. But not now. Very crowded and noisy and the service was quite bad. The evening started with the waitress spilling a glass of red wine over my mom. It took them 30 minutes to bring us our sides and sauces - we had to ask for them multiple times. Food was not as good as it usually is. Not a good experience.
Amazing food and great service from every member working at Fogo.
I planned a birthday celebration for my partner at Fogo one of his favorite spots to eat. I made a reservation for 10 and got seated about 10 minutes after arriving and we didn’t have to wait for the whole party to arrive to be seated which was great. Service as always is great.
While we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the service we received at our table, the host service seemed somewhat disorganized. We arrived moments before our 7:30 PM reservation but we weren't seated until 7:50 PM. Not sure why we made reservations for 7:30 when we still had to wait. It wouldn't have been that big of an issue but we had an hungry and impatient 9 year-old with us. Also, I requested to have flank steak to come to our table three times before it actually came. The server was apologetic for it being so slow but it took over 20 minutes for the flank steak to finally arrive.
Great service! Enjoyed the food.