Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - 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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast at Fogo. Indulge fire-roasted meats along with traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Dinner price all day.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with friends & family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 3237 People Are Saying
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MT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charlotte was the most amazing person I’ve seen in this city in years. She anticipated every need and delivered before we asked. We noticed she did the same for every table. We almost hired her away from you so please pass on our appreciation for a wonderful dining event.

C
Washington DC
668 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Easy to overdo it at delicious salad bar. Service was great and continuous.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. Great food. Great service. Whole staff was awesome.

PC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took advantage of the Best of Brazil special and it was amazing! Plenty of meat options even though not the full experience and everything was delicious. There is a manager who we have seen before, I can't recall her name but she is tall, very slim with long dark straight hair in a pony tail and she is so very friendly and accommodating.

PU
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gilson De Oliveira, Restaurant Manager, extremely friendly and attentive. All personnel was very friendly also. Highly recommend to anybody visiting DC

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The restaurant was undergoing renovations and that was obvious ALL over the restaurant. Noise level was a bit higher than most other Fogo’s I’ve been to.

Service was fantastic. However we didn’t get the option for all the cuts and choices.

The waiter made sure we didn’t pay the normal dinner price since we didn’t get nearly all the options. And we tipped him accordingly for it.

Otherwise, wait until the reno is done.

KE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Perfect spot to celebrate birthday.

MJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent as always. It's great for a group.

KJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yeah i think it was good actually

AP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an awesome time! The service was wonderful!

V
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always very good. No surprises, always consistent. Very pleased.

JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was super. The servers very good. Our waiter was unbeatable. Food!!!! Every thing we ordered was surprise after surprise. Probable the best ever. Thanks for adding to the excellence of our trip.
Jim and Greg Patton.

SN
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The service was hit and miss, though once management recognized the problem it was immediately corrected. The food quality was spot on and everything we ate was awesome. The wine prices are a bit over the top but their bourbon prices are consistent with the rest of DC NW. They knew it was my wife's Birthday but missed the opportunity to recognize it, a big miss in my book.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Iris was amazing she really took care of us she make sure we had what we wanted even suggested us to try new things definitely coming back and hopefully we get her as waiter next time we come

NG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I always enjoy our experience here. The food is superb. The ambiance is nice. Great customer service!

MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Experience

B
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We went for a 50th birthday dinner with 6 friends. After arriving and ordering drinks we still didn’t have them for 30 minutes. After the first round we ordered more drinks, 30 more minutes. After complaining wait staff became more attentive. The bill came to well over $700, drinks were quite expensive, least expensive Pinot Noir was $16. Disappointing.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Be prepared to take a nap afterwards!

DC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to have lunch in DC. Good price for a high quality food

KM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love them and since I’m a regular, pretty much know all the staff, i know they treat all guest the same, but I always feel extra special!!!

CL
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Was told before dining that price was $47 per person.
Billed $59 per person.supposed to be offered 16 varieties of meat.only 7 offered.sangria watered down.front receptionist to busy taking a personal call,had to wait for another server to show table.had to wait for beef rib to finish cooking to be served.presented bill with tip establishment taught I should pay which I had to adjust that reflected my experience. Would not recommend.

N
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Average at Best!
The salad bar was average...not many choices for a Brazilian steakhouse. I’ve had better experiences. For example, the kale was sloppily prepared, and I can tell it wasn’t washed. Most annoying was the fact that the servers were VERY slow in removing used plates from tables. In fact, I had to demand that the plates be cleared. They would come to the table and ask for drink reorders, but not clear the used dishes. Also, although I didn’t eat the meat selections, my friends did, and I found it disconcerting for the servers to swarm the tables with the meats. It was somewhat of an overwhelming and sloppy execution of service. They would totally ignore the fact that the cards were “red side up”. Perhaps they missed that part in their training. I probably won’t return.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Great food and lovely ambiance. The market table has great options for non meat eaters too.

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st night in DC

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Meat was all rare, bloody and no flavor. Best piece of meat was the pork. Service was slow getting drinks and side dishes. Never go a clean plate. Had a plate full of raw meat that was thrown away. I wasn’t the only table either. Market table was not that good. Non-alcoholic drink - basil lemonade was really good. Had two of them.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lot of fun and staff was hella nice the whole time.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It is good.
But If I have one more chance to eat dinner in D.C,
I want to eat another place for dinner.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Service we superb

KH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We stop in every time we are in DC. Note the need for updating the physical facility; carpets looking worn, woodwork, paint etc. Definite need to "freshen up the look".

J
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding meal. Quality of the beef, pork and chicken was superb. Salad bar also terrific.

T
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We arrived on time for our reservation yet still had to wait over 20 minutes to be seated. When we asked how long we would have to wait the host told us to ‘be patient.’ When we asked again how long the host finally gave a time frame of 20-30 minutes and to ‘be patient’.

JM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

I had a reservation made for 7 45 pm we arrived 10 min before and they told us that we had to wait for about 1 hour totally fatal that,is why for that reason one makes the reservation because the table is supposed to be ready and it was not, so we had to get dinner in other place, I thought the reservations were more serious

JC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

8 people had dinner there and everything was perfect.

BR
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for dinner after a matinee show at the Kennedy Center. They were running a $39 special but we went with the traditional $59 dinner. Food was great and service was terrific. Great salad bar, but don’t spend too much time there. We tried all the different cuts of meat! We did take advantage of of the 50% off all South American wines on Wednesday night. No room for dessert. We’ll be back!

PM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is usually one of my favorite places but the salad was a bit brown and lifeless on the bar today....

CA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and business!
I would love to come back

EC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Fogo de Chao. But the price for the dinner experience has gone up so high that is probably not so attractive anymore. But for those who have not been there yet, it's worth to give it a try.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Server came by twice. Once to bring what I think was potatoes after another server told him too and second was the bring the check after we had to find him. The people bringing around meat kept walking by out table and not stopping so I had to constantly flag them down.

Noise level was a little high for a place like that but there was a few parties so it was understandable.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We were there for 2 hours and we literally only got served 4 meats... This never hairball at Texas de Brazil

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