Fogo de Chao - Washington DC

4.6
3724 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao is the leading Brazilian steakhouse specializing in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Please join us in our dining room and patio, or bring the Fogo Experience to you with Fogo To-Go, Butcher Shop or Catering for Pick-Up or Contactless Delivery. Visit www.fogo.com to make a reservation or place an order.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3724 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.5
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MonroeW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone loved it. They had not been before. Taking the wife, her best friend n her nephew was a home run!

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vipFastRide
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience1

This Mother’s Day visit was the worse. There were 5 in our party and we all ordered from the menu and that obviously is a no no because our service was horrible. I heard the sea bass and cauliflower steak were good but the salmon was horrible. It was cooked too long and wasn’t seasoned well. It’s usually good but this was my first horrible experience there.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded 15 hours ago

This special celebration should have been fantastic for you and your party, so we are sorry for not meeting your full expectations. Our team would like to make this right, so we will be in touch via direct message. Warm Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived and they were not able to seat us.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded a day ago

We're so sorry you were not able to be seated when you arrived. We hope you stop by in the future, as we're sure we can earn your complete satisfaction.

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vipTerrence
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love this restaurant. We've eaten here on several major holidays and are never disappointed. The service is top-notch. The food is superb. The ambience is amazing. You must indulge at Fogo DC if you're ever in the District.

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kelolo
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was absolutely delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I went on Mother’s Day 2021. We had a 12pm reservation and were seated about 15 minutes later after arriving on time. The restaurant was crowded due to some covid restrictions being lifted but we all felt safe and that all necessary precautions were being taken. The salad bar had one way in and one way out to ensure safety and everyone who entered the salad bar was given gloves to ensure food items couldn’t be touch with bare hands. We appreciated that the manager came by to check on us periodically and the staff was super friendly all taking turns helping each other at different tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service on Mother’s Day!!

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ManuelA
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The meat and the food was amazing , you have a lot variety of salad’s and beverage . The service was very accurate and fast delivered. The only thing was we asked for seas bass and they did not have it but offer a complimentary salmon without any cost. Enjoy the dinamicé food service and eat a lot !!!!

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Edie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome time with hubby. Good food and great service. Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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NataliaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pretty good dinner. The food and service was amazing. I only had a couple items I noted were that it didn’t seems to be at 25%-50% capacity, it looked full, all the tables around us were full and they were not 6 ft apart. Also they offer us a sample drink to try and they never mention the price, so we thought it was free.

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CraigJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is great and the servers….AWESOME! If you flip your card over to the green side, someone is there within 30 seconds. I can’t ask for better service than that.

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Lovingfam
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing...Service was phenomenal....The food quality and portion was excellent...I love the cold and hot bar set up as well.I will definitely come back.....And the atmosphere was beautiful .very clean professional, and warming..

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never been disappointed in this restaurant. An excellent meal as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for a graduation dinner and the restaurant was not full so service was very attentive. Staff often asked us for what we needed and catered to us frequently. The food was very good-marketplace and the full experience. All the steaks were amazing. The chicken was less of a favorite. Overall, we had a good time and shared a complimentary creme brûlée for the occasion. We look forward to coming again

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my first time visiting and it was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going here. From the food to the service it 100% all the time and they really stay on their toes. Amazing eats and wine

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Franz
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wife birthday

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Figs985
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to meet family and relax while dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious . Wish they had offered the best (prime rib) before we were stuffed after over an hour. Our server had some issues with another table , which cost us . We were never offered another bar drink , or more water. We were a party of 8 , but we couldn’t sit together due to safety measures . But I counted 2 other parties in the restaurant with 9 or more. And nobody wore a mask walking past us ever (patrons, not staff) We are all vaccinated , i get it , nobody knows that but us. Drinks specifically we asked for weren’t chilled (Jager) the checks took over 30 minutes to get back to us with our credit cards.
I’m not trying to be a Karen. The food , delicious!! The one cocktail I had , ON POINT . Just for the special occasion we had , it was a bit frustrating. Our check could’ve been wellllll over $400 if we were offered more cocktails .

I will conclude with... I also know how ONE horrible table can get a servers head all wrong.

We did have a table next to us that seemed to be as such. Everything started great , just didn’t end well. That may not be your servers issue because they were both great until... it wasn’t.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on May 3, 2021

While we are glad you enjoyed your meal, we apologize for falling short of your full expectations. We always want our guests to have an amazing dining experience that is nothing short of attentive and accommodating service, and we hope you will give us another chance to deliver this in the future. Best.

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iiccee
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit was for our 37th Anniversary. My husband and I had a great time. The service was wonderful and the food was fantastic. Tried the Wagyu NY Strip and it was great. I really like the hot salt block it came on. My husband was able to get the temp he likes. It was a great end to a wonderful anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

First time dining here and was really impressed with the food. The service could have been more attentive but it wasn't bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Quality of food/meat is sub par to what it used to be— very disappointing
Very crowded and noisy atmosphere
Service was good

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on May 5, 2021

Tender and delicious cuts are what we are known for, so it's disappointing to learn we let you down. We'd love the chance to work towards your satisfaction, so we will be in touch via direct message. Warm Regards.

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rosinaa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We went on a Saturday so the place was packed and had too many birthday celebrations. It was very loud and we barely got any meat service. Waited nearly an hour to be seated even with a reservation. Our server (Daniel), who was awesome btw, always had to grab the gaucho chefs every time even though our card was flipped to the green side nearly all night. Not a very enjoyable experience. The food was subpar and way too many salads compared to other Brazilian steakhouses I have been to. I recommend going on a weekday night instead of a weekend night maybe you might enjoy Fogo de Chao more than I did. Overall rating is a solid 5/10 for me.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on May 5, 2021

Rosinaa, while we are glad our server delivered awesome service, it's disappointing to read you did not have an enjoyable experience. We'd love the chance to make this up to you, so we'll be in touch via direct message. Best.

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Fallforjai
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved IT , I recommend the Wagyu ! The absolute best ! Service and Ambiance is wonderful . 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usually!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant and food were awesome. I really recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience. I look forward to dining here again soon! All the staff were extremely attentive, and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rebecca was amazing. She immediately picked up on our hesitancy of being seated in the middle of the room and quickly offered us a quieter table in the corner without us even saying anything. Great intuition! Food was perfect, including the sea bass.

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Young
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Given Covid-19 I would have thought seating would be less. It was very crowded in the restaurant. Seems social distancing was no longer followed.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on April 20, 2021

We're troubled by your feedback, as every location should be observing their local government recommendations. When you can, please check out our website for our 12 Safety Promises, as your safety is our priority. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

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vipBH2021
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Covid-19 procedures in place allowed for comfortable indoor dining. The staff was very attentive. It was a nice entry back to indoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience2

I love eating here and I usually choose this restaurant to do all my celebration. Yesterday was too crowded, I call before making my reservation to make sure the number of people would be acceptable and nobody let me know we would sit in separate tables.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on April 19, 2021

We apologize for this inconvenience, as our team should've disclosed all the information you needed. We'll be in touch with you shortly via direct message, as we would like to work towards making this up to you. Thank you.

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vipRobert
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the excellent service!

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vipZhane
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Job promotion

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for my birthday and had a wonderful time! The ambience was amazing, food was delicious and perfectly seasoned/cooked, and our waiter, Joao Victor, made the experience even better! I can’t wait to come back to Fogo de Chao!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience.

KZ
vipKathyZ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor was AMAZING!! He was attentive and friendly. This was our first visit, and it was so easy because of his help! My husband had specific cuts of meat he enjoyed most, and Victor made sure the those cuts came until he was full.

We enjoyed the food and the restaurant very much.
Kathy

FAQs

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 347-4668.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC is rated 4.6 stars by 3724 OpenTable diners.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fogodechao.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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