Fogo de Chao - Washington DC

4.5
4122 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 4122 people are saying
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sw4tp
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive, food was delicious! Meat service was at a solid pace and plentiful!

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vipCynthiaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a birthday treat that was so special! And we got a fabulous dessert on the house!

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Karebear10386
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my husbands birthday and it was everything he’d hope it to be and more. The staff was phenomenal and he food was incredible! What a great first experience. We will definitely be going back!

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MichaelH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good experience. Could have a better and more frequent selection of meats.

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vipMariaL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The brunch was lovely. Lots of choices to suit all palates. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer here. This entire experience was amazing. Had a reservation and was seated immediately. I had the best server ever-KENDRYS! Greeted us with a smile right away. Gave great recommendations and appeared to really enjoy the job.
Didn’t have to wait for any request for more than 2 mins. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was relaxing. Did I mention Kendrys, the BEST SERVER EVER!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Joe was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipPhil
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meat quality, great all around meal, great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Overall weird experience and the food was really bland and not good. Disappointing.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded 6 days ago

This is saddening to hear, as we always want our guests to love our quality cuts and enjoy their experiences with us. We hope you will consider returning, as we would love to make this up to you. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The staff went out of their way to make a special occasion for our family. We had three celebrations and they treated each celebration as if it was unique and special. Really appreciated the extra mile by the staff.

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SDBrown
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Great food! Staff was very attentive and helpful. Looking forward to returning soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday Dinner. Was ok

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vipMiriamG
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and food were amazing. The wait staff go out of their way to make sure we had everything and anything we needed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s 17th Birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usually

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fogo please try and keep your restrooms clean ! They are always filthy ! Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The place is good however the gauchos only came with chichen, sausage and cheap stuff. Good meat only came to our table 2-3 times max and because we asked for and our friends didn’t have a lot of luck because they like meat well done and the bring mostly medium- medium rare.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on January 10, 2022

We always want you to try every cut that you crave, and we're sorry to hear you missed out on a few. We plan on working hard to provide five-star service the next time you're here. Thank you.

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Robbin
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing date night. Food was delicious. Drinks were tasty. Found great parking but they offer valet for only $10. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a double date on New Year’s Eve and had a fantastic time! The food was delicious and the meat was fresh and hot table side. The restaurant is two floors, so if you’d prefer to not take the steps or elevator, make sure you indicate that. The second floor has its own salad bar so no need to worry about that. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated in the upstairs area which was nice but felt a little more cramped than downstairs. It was extremely busy but it was New Year’s Eve so we expected it. The food was really good; my boyfriend particularly liked the chicken leg and the equivalent to the flank steak. The cheese bread was lighter than I am used to but was enjoyable. The alcoholic beverages were just okay (not bad but not the best I’ve had). I had tres leches for dessert and can say it has been some of the best and well-balanced tres leches I’ve ever had. Overall pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. All the servers and staff were courteous and super helpful as we had our 10month old son with us. The food was excellent as it always is and any special request that I asked for was promptly filled. I happen to like the chimnichurra sauce and various other sauces for steak. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere was incredible. The food was delicious and we had an amazing time. Didn’t feel rushed and enjoyed the staff that served us. Everyone was super friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit to DC and the Smithsonians unexpectedly closed down on the day we arrived. We ended up walking over 5 miles to see the sites, and ate at Fogo de Chao at the end of a long day. The staff did not disappoint. Wonderful service and great food. The best thing about DC so far- better than our Michelin meal at another restaurant nearby. Definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from start to finish you’ll definitely leave full. It was a birthday celebration so they brought out a delightful cheesecake

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a spectacular experience. The waiters were so attentive, and the food and drinks were amazing! I’d definitely go back. FYI - valet parking is available.

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CarlosP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was OK but I probably wouldn’t come back. Not something I enjoyed that much. Service was great tho

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on December 29, 2021

We always want you to have an enjoyable experience, Carlos, and we apologize for falling short of your expectations. We will be working hard to ensure your next visit hits all the marks. Thank you.

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viplookingforjapanesefood
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Good food, horrible service. Maybe they were shortstaffed. Ask for a table towards the back, where the meat comes out, otherwise you're not getting any meat. We were seated in the front room closest to the reception, it was like pullin gteeth to get the gauchos to bring us meat.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on December 29, 2021

We are sorry for the delay, as attentive and prompt service is absolutely what our guests should be receiving. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to better serve you.

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viplaura
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a family get together and it was so fun! Went for lunch and was thrilled with the salad bar and meat. The servers were so nice and helpful. We had the best time

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at the DC Fogo location. The food was delicious and the staff was extremely attentive. Fogo was a great way to spend Christmas night

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WilliamS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The meats they serve had a lot of salt most tasted very dry. We had poor service from our waiter but good table service. Not worth the price 2 people for 165

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on December 28, 2021

Our team wants our guests to always receive fabulous service, and we're very sorry your recent visit fell short. Please know it would mean a great deal to us to be given another chance to impress you, and we hope you'll consider returning in the near future. Thank you.

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Foodiefamily
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Quality was poor and we didn’t see anything but dried lamb and chicken and sausage fur the first 40 minutes, had to ask for the beef cuts and most were inedible, manager was very apologetic and that made up for the failings of the place. I had a plate full of meat I had one bite and left the rest, not gfs same experience that I had previously at Fogo!

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded 7 days ago

We truly apologize for falling short this time around, as we always want you to receive our quality cuts in a prompt and efficient manner. Your feedback will be reviewed carefully with our team in hopes of exceeding your expectations next time. Thank you.

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KHen
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Food was not good! Had to ask to get filet mignon and Riley. Otherwise you got all the cheaper meats

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on December 28, 2021

It's disappointing to hear that your experience fell short, as we never want a guest to think our quality has declined. Your comments will be discussed with our team, and we hope you'll award us another chance in the future to meet your expectations. Warm Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Overpriced overpriced and overpriced. Beyond that, The food was mediocre at best. Overly salted cuts of meats, And a salad bar that rivals New York bodega,

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on December 27, 2021

Offering excellent service is always our aim, so it's disappointing to read your comments. We will be sure to review this feedback with our team, and we hope you'll give us another chance to better serve you.

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vipSparkling1
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service! Servers were attentive and brought meat when we were looking for certain ones. Place was very crowded, and I did not feel comfortable with the limited space between tables. I had my mask on often throughout the evening.

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KentonM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We went for our anniversary. December 25. It was overcrowded and very noisy. Great service. Great food. Not a great place for a romantic table for 2. I don’t recommend the place for that. But if you want a fabulous bus trip to pig out on proper food, it’s your place. We were also way overdressed, people looking a mess with hoodies and tats . Lol. Too many annoying misbehaved kids for me as well.

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vipEricaC
New England
27 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on Christmas Day so pleasantly surprised by how wonderful, attentive and upbeat the staff was - especially as it was very busy!!!! They gave us a large table off to the side as requested so my dad could still feel comfortable and the servers went out of their way to make sure all the cuts we wanted most stopped by our table. The server made my boys’ night by making them a “special lemonade” that wasn’t on the menu. The food, location, service and drinks were all fab!