Fogo de Chao - Washington DC

4.6
3921 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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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
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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WarrenS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 25 minutes for the table we reserved and finally gave up. No apology when we returned the notification device.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded 5 days ago

Warren, we understand your disappointment, as you shouldn't be made to wait so long, especially with a reservation. We'd love to serve you everything you crave, so please visit us again in the future. Best.

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vipMaryG
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our service was outstanding and food was still good from what I remember years ago.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a cultural holiday and the tall beautiful lady manager with the long hair :) ( sorry I didn’t catch her name) and servers made us feel very special. Atmosphere was very inviting and comfortable for any age. We mainly went for the steaks and salad bar and we indulge it all. Everything was scrumptious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

This place was one of my favorite restaurants, unfortunately last night I came with my family for special occasions our server was so ignorant. We ordered bottle of wine and he keep telling us about the price😳and the worse part is we couldn’t have another one and also we were still working on our plates he took it from us which is so sad 😞
I will never return to this place.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded 5 days ago

Hearing this is disappointing, as we never want a guest to think our quality has declined. We appreciate your remarks, and we'll be sure to keep these in mind for the future. We'll be sure to send a direct message shortly, in hopes of turning your opinion around.

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TerryL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The meat is typically delicious, I have been to this chain many times. Unfortunately, this particular night the majority of the cuts were tough.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for continuing to choose Fogo de Chão, Terry, as it's always a pleasure having you dine with us. We apologize for falling below your expectations this time around, as making sure you receive amazing cuts will always be our aim. We look forward to making this up to you the next time you come in.

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vipSamL
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great salad bar and steak. It is a little difficult to get higher quality steaks like filet. Also a can of Coke will cost you $4. Overall a fun experience, but not an inexpensive one.

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MaryanaY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and food. Drinks were very delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The servers are pushy

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KimM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always, service was exemplary.

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Mohd
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious
service was amazing
Genevieve, Armando and Burno (if the spelling is right) were very outstanding
Overall, Definitely we will go again.

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CetrinaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my birthday with my family and friends.

The service was exceptional, the waiters were on point by being very attentive and the food was excellent.

I will definitely recommend this restaurant and I will be back to celebrate up coming special events.

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TimothyB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Our every culinary desire was satisfied. Thank you to your team!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so nice

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience as always at Fogo. Have been to other Fogo locations in other cities. DC Fogo location has been the best one we have tried.

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TheBoses
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Decided to eat here for my birthday. It was a lovely experience. The staff seemed to care and were eager to please. It’s expensive but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We four enjoyed our time here. From the drinks to the market table to the grilled meat choices to the grilled pineapple and desserts at the end, we filled our bellies. Fortunately we prepared for the feast by not eating anything heavy for either breakfast or lunch!

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good food. Manager was attentive. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usually!!!

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PhillipW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service! All of the staff was extremely friendly and quickly brought and requested meats to our table. Thank you for an incredible evening!

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Wanda
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing lunch. Very attentive to every need. I love the management. I watch one of the manger from his start as a food attendant to a server to manager in training to one of the beat managers hands down. Always a great experience. ❤️❤️

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CarolynH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were avoided and ignored when the better cuts of meats were brought out. I brought my mentee to enjoy a special dinner. When you first get there they point you to the buffet. They bring out other stuff for you to fill up so you don’t eat so much meat. I guess that’s a business move. 😀

The buffet was subpar there wasn’t really much on it that I liked personally. Some of the meats that were served to us were fatty, gristle steaks, unseasoned (lamb chops), and subpar overcooked and dry. The lunch menu talks about at least six different types of steaks, with pork, chicken, spicy sausage. We saw very little of these items. They kept bringing out the same meats calling it something different.

They were times they’d come out of the kitchen pass two or three tables to get our table to serve the bottom piece of meat which would be overcooked and dry. We watched them take sausage that I asked for more than once to a table near me with a bunch of men. Go back to the kitchen and then come back out with a small roll of sausage, cut me small piece of something that was not spicy sausage at all.

At one point the servers just stop coming to the table. Even when we had the green showing. I watched him take meats to the tables in front of us that had certain people and then they would turn around and go back to the kitchen. When we got to the restaurant there was a line of people with meat waiting to step out to serve. Once we were seated that decreased significantly. Especially after the other people left. I think this restaurant picks and chooses who is going to get the good stuff but everyone has to pay. I paid $109 w/ $18 tip for two and no drinks. Unfortunate for them, I won’t be going back. Been there, done that and didn’t get the T-shirt? Peace!

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on August 24, 2021

Carolyn, it's disheartening to learn that we fell short of your expectations, as we always want to deliver fantastic experiences. It troubles us to read that our cuts were not cooked and prepared to your satisfaction, and we would love the chance to make this up to you. We will be in touch via direct message, as we'd like to discuss this further. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went to this restaurant to celebrated my daughter ‘s birthday.
first, The guys wasn’t passing the meat. When passing the meat the meat was very dry , have to keep asking the waiter to someone to serve chicken meat to my table because one of my guess only eat chicken . I spent $600 not worth the money the salad bar didn’t have a lot of choices. Also, I was sitting close to the salad bar, the waiter told me they not allowed to serve the sides like before the rice, beans, etc. if we want the side dishes on the menu I have get at the salad bar, that is why the salad bar had too many people. With COVID-19 no regulation very disappointing waste of time and money.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on August 24, 2021

This is disappointing to hear, as your dining experiences with us should be phenomenal. We'd love the chance to make this right, so we'll be sure to be in touch via direct message. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Excellent service come hungry.... really good whiskey sour

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Breia
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, very helpful, great decor, practiced covid restrictions

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vipPhant
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Service was excellent, food was fantastic. Birthday dessert was special.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio. Los gerentes y personal en general muy amables.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going and everything was Amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience, enjoy the way they did Restaurant Week!

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SmithEsq
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brazilian inspired and flavored meats and market bar are quite tasty!

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MariaC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable experience. I’ve been going to this restaurant for several years and today I brought my youngest daughter to have dinner with me for the first time. She was really impressed with the service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Some of the steaks weren’t seasoned as well as my last visit. Filet was chewy. Market bar was exceptional. Server was probably new but very friendly. Management and support stay was extremely attentive. Hostess was exceptional. Overall I was. very pleased

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good !!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute. Wonderful staff and amazing food!

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Sunnii
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice experience. I

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vipGreatExperience
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We have dined at the Penn Quarter Fogo de Chao location and many other locations in multiple states for many years. Despite a last minute change in the reservations which was our fault resulting in a long wait - the hosts handled it well, we expected the same excellent service we have received here previously. It was my s/o’s birthday which I listed in the reservation, told everyone at the restaurant, and also brought in a huge balloon bouquet and table decorations. Then after 20 minutes of no service - not even the sides they bring to the table when you are seated - our first waiter who took our drink order was pleasant, however the quality of the meats later brought to us was poor. We requested different meat and cuts multiple times - to only see what we requested go to the table next to us and not us. We asked several times for the manager and after 40 minutes one came. He at first attempted to listen but then quickly became frustrated with us and was really of not assistance in reassuring us that the rest of our meal would go better. Only the first server acknowledged we were celebrating a birthday, no one else even smiled when they approached our table or even said a word of congratulations, we we’re treated like any other patron on a any other Wednesday night. It seemed that the manager did speak to the staff because we started getting the better quality meats that we requested, and they kept coming even after we turned the coasters to red. They did comp a dessert however I expected the manager to send us a drink or something to make up for the horrible service and his own rough time with us. Fogo de Chao used to be our go-to for celebrations and business meals, and even regular date nights, however I don’t see us going back any time soon to any location - and definitely not to the Penn Quarter location. As a result of this negative experience we may never dine here again.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on August 13, 2021

It's disappointing to read the details of your visit, as we always want our guests to be receiving attentive and efficient service, especially when celebrating a birthday. We treasure your continued support and apologize for not meeting your expectations this time around. We want to make this right, so we'll be reaching out via direct message soon. Thank you.

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Beza
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my second time coming to Fogo de Chao and it was just as impressive. The meats were delicious and just kept coming. Love that you can choose how cooked you want it & it’s so quick! Even the salad bar options were amazing (my favorite was the brown sugar bacon). The best part of the whole experience though was the service!! Victor gave us the best restaurant service i’ve had in DC. Will definitely be back.

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vipMaby
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very nosiy, but the hostess and the servers excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4