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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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

VL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 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 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great

K
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, wonderful dining experience.

B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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AJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Thanks.

C
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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

I am disabled. Your restraint is not easy to access.

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!

DC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The overall experience was just ok. Things were sufficient but not great to garner the 60+ dollar fare per patron. Beef ribs which are a consummate favorite didn’t hit the floor and circulate as often as the other meat selections which was a bummer. And the salad bar was not impressive either. Unsure why there seems to be a cult-like following with glowing reviews for it.. there were numbered, minimaI selections and the options are limited in my opinion. It is not an enormous, bountiful and varied selection at all. Also, we were served a drink (scotch) with a cracked glass. Summarily, had it not been for the wonderful FATIMA (management), we would have left not long after being seated. She consistently came by our table, attended to any unpleasantries as quickly as they arose, and did it all with a smile! The three stars are for her and the beef ribs only - not the restaurant. We won’t be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food & service was great. Bar was a little off. One drink too strong and martini seemed weak.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant to try

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The experience in the restaurant was great, but the value disclosed by the open table and the value charged in the restaurant are in doubt.

L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was attentive, especially for New Year's morning. However, we were disappointed that there were no holiday specials or special brunch times, just the holiday rate which was higher than usual. The food was great as always, but not likely to return for such an occasion.

D
Tallahassee
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Armando is an amazing person and treated us so well. He is an outstanding example of what it means to work at Fogo de Chão! Thanks so much for making my birthday and our New Year spectacular!

DM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve
Absolutely amazing quality
Crazy amount of food Don’t eat for a week before you go there!!
Everything prepared amazingly well
Service incredible
$60 pre fox is a bargain
Give yourself 2 to 3 hrs for the feast !

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Overall the meat was just okay, on numerous occasions arrived cold. Service was subpar at best. We waited over 30 min just to be able to order a glass of wine.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. We have been coming to this restaurant for years now. It’s my favorite to indulge in great meats. The salad bar is amazing too!

D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Súper!!!! La atención fue fantástica!!
La comida súper!!! Gracias! Feliz 2020!!!!

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D
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

FDC is always a reliable venue for an event. The food is ok and the service is great. I know the price is right, but it is a little expensive .

DG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

TRIPLET NEPHEWS ARE IN TOWN AT THIS WAS PERFECT. A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL. MY ONLY NEGATIVE COMMENT IS THAT WE WERE ON THE 2ND FLOOR. OTHERWISE ALL WAS WELL.

D
Tallahassee
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great birthday meal tonight. Armando was amazing and took great care of us!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was willing to help and checked on us several times making sure we had everything we needed or wanted.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

So-so food, exorbitant price. Salad bar was an unappetizing mess. 8 of 13 of us could not sleep - food just did not sit well. And we did not overeat. 4 of us ate only salad bar and with 1.5 drink per person, our bill was over $1400 for 13 people.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Christmas night was extremely busy

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Christmas dinner

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