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.

Thursday, November 28, 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.

Wednesday, December 25, 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 3263 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went for the $39 special they have been widely advertising for the past few weeks. Ate an okay meal full of tender steaks, although they do rare steak well but medium to medium well is hit and miss. Also, they tend to cut too many of the steaks with the grain, not against it rendering too many cuts tough. Lastly, the filet Mignon was bland but super tender.

Cut to the end when the bill comes, instead of $39 the cost of the meal was $59 per person!!! I was told that one must tell the waiter before the meal that you wish to take advantage of the special because the special does not include filet, ribeye, or ribs. Totally disappointed, instead of our group paying about $160 for meals the cost was $240!!! Simple customer service would dictate that they inform you about the special and it’s restrictions BEFORE the meal.

This is a perfect bait and switch because deep on the third page of the fine print is the fact that one must inform the server of your intention to partake of the special. Just leaves a sour taste in the mouth. We paid. Left a tip that was generous but less generous than normal. The $39 special feels like a scam that many customers get hoodwinked into thinking they are getting only to really be getting the full price experience which is not as good as it once was. Buyer beware!!!! Plus the special only includes the tough cuts of meats, no filet, no ribeye, no ribs. Plenty of chicken and tougher fattier cuts of steak. Take your money and just go to a regular steakhouse or restaurant with better and overall value.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Server took 20 minutes to come to our table to take drink orders checked in on us 3 times over alMost 2 hours and forgot to put in our orders had to get other servers to do his job. Love fogo but this was terrible

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience1

Great food and the manager was really nice but our server was nowhere to be found for the entire night

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time eating there, was ok. I’ve been to other Brazilian steakhouses in the area which I think were better.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. The servers were super attentive and everything was really tasty including the salad bar. My son had his button green but the server knew to wave the meat server away because he knew my son was done. Loved it!

LE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice overall. When we were first seated we were asked to move tables for another group that made reservations. But to make it up to us they gave us free desert. I would have moved for free but it was great they went the extra mile.

LL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my boyfriends birthday and it was fantastic!!! He loved all the meat selections and the salad bar was heavenly for me. It’s on the pricey side but totally worth it for a special occasion!

H
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful that squash and swet potato soup are back and the gluten free rolls are a treat.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and service was great. We were seated right away. Parking is expensive on the down side.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We have visited several Brazilian Steakhouses throughout the US, many being Fogos, and this was by far the worst. Not the locations fault, but the patrons were so wild and rude that you could not have a decent conversation amongst your table. We were seated upstairs which would have been fine, however the upstairs food bar was half the size of the downstairs one. Though it would be highly inconvenient, it was never mentioned that we could go to either/ or. We saw our waiter twice. He was to concerned with a much larger party (potentially a bigger tip) than to show us the same amount of concern. While other steakhouses do or almost force you to turn your card red bc of the amount of meat you are bombarded with, this one you were lucky to see any meat. It took almost 10-15 minutes between each carver to show up, if not more. The sirloin was great but it was the only cut of meat to show up 3 times. You were lucky to see any other cut. After we became fed up of waiting to try additional cuts, they cleared our table of all dishes, but we then had to wait 26 minutes for our check. That was after we chased down a manager and demanded the check be brought. It may have been a bad/ busy night but the service was horrible and the first time we ever felt like the place was a waste of our time and money bc we didn’t get what we came for. On a positive note, again, the sirloin was really good.

LP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my dad’s 63rd Birthday & He Loved it...All the staff was wonderful we couldn’t have asked for anything more. It’s Tuesday and he’s still talking about Fogo De Choa!!! Our waiter Brian was just Awesome he answered all my dad’s questions he was so patient w/us & also informed us about Fogo’s Brunch, which we will definitely try, he was truly the best, Thank you so Much!

L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our first experience at Fogo de Chão. It was exactly what we were looking for. The salad bar, meat and wine selections were perfect. We will definitely visit again.

F
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and beer was great as always. Exceptional service!

WJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

There was a 10 minute period where no one serving meet stopped at our table. The manager then asked if we wanted something sent to us and it didn’t come for 20 minutes

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience4

Service was slow, we waited with empty plates for 15 minutes before someone with mwat came over.

SD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch spot for a special occasion or celebration!

AS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Too expensive for the slow service and frequency of meats coming to the table.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The $39 Best of Brazil dinner deal is worth it! The food was great as always, and the meat guys were good. But service has gone down. We didn't know who our server was and they were not very attentive.

OT
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the absolute WORSE night to have a reservation! We LOVE Fogo and this was Abismal
To start, traffic in the city delayed us tremendously and we were worried about our reservation. Luckily we were able to get seated. The rest of our party has to cancel due to work.
We got our table request taken care of (since we downsized) and omg they only gave us a choice of Super cramped and everyone in your conversation OR over the loft — more room and privacy but Next to the Exit door?!? Atleast Decorate it to make it look like a window or give it a nicer look... regardless we opted for more privacy.
This is A TERRIBLE idea
We were practically ignored...
Service was Not good... the server must have been New or something. Remind her to acknowledge Both parties at the table not just your Husband... very rude. Doesn’t help the tip if SHE is paying as well.
Regardless we finally received meat but no mashed potatoes. Then we finally received mashed potatoes but No meat!! We paid $40pp to receive maybe $15 of food to Include the salad bar. When we DID get meat, they would cut an inch size piece and we would have to ask for a little more.
It was NOT the Fogo we grew to love.
It was also my husbands birthday Clearly noted on the reservation. NO acknowledgement given.

The ONLY saving grace was Iris, the manager. She finally came around and checked on us throughout the dinner. She couldn’t help the problematic situations because she was expecting her team to do Their jobs.

We will Never come back to DC location. Only Tysons Corner Fogo for us.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Great at lunch. Far too noisy for diner. You cannot speak with your neighbors!

p
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. Worked with the managers to surprise my boyfriend for his birthday and our anniversary. We really enjoyed our meal!

JG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The meat is delicious. I wish they offered dipping sauces or spices for the meat. The salad bar is well-Stocked, but crowded. Don’t bring your elderly mother! Also for the prices they charge, you should be very hungry!

MY
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

2 years ago I had a dinner and the food was more tasty and the meat quality was much better.

M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was excellent! Food was amazing as always! Thank you for another wonderful dinner experience!!

MT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
675 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 11, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

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 on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Perfect spot to celebrate birthday.

MJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yeah i think it was good actually

AP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an awesome time! The service was wonderful!

V
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

SN
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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