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About Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC

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.

1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, South American

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 2:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 2:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
11th St NW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 347-4668

Website:
http://www.fogodechao.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available during dinner hours for $10.00. The valet is located on the 11th Street side of the restaurant. Limited metered parking is located around the restaurant. Also available, are parking garages on 11th St. between E and F Streets, and on 11th St. between F and G Streets. Pricing ranges between $13.00 and $20.00.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.5

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4.4

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4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
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Good for a Date (48)
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Comfort Food (29)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Romantic (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Casual (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Paleo Friendly (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
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Tasting Menu (10)
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Disabled Access (4)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We expected more, felt like a Vegas all you can eat, really. Some people there seemingly to take advantage of the all you can eat environment, sadly, which seems perverted these days. The food was good, but as I mentioned.. cruise ship buffet or something. We also saw only a few meats overall, nothing close to what is advertised and no menu for guidance. Would be more enjoyable if there was a dress code and more of a personal service and presentation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Paleo Friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

I haven’t been to this location in about a year, and it seems like it maybe going downhill. The tables on the first floor are way too close together, making it difficult to move around to the buffet. The food was good, but the service was not great. It was difficult to get a waiters attention and even once we did, they seemed overwhelmed with the abundance of tables. For the price, the service and ambience need to be greatly improved.

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·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I do not have much time to get out, especially with a newborn baby. We took a chance to get out and have been talking about it for 2 days now. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. They were so accommodating and professional, plus they made sure that my wife was happy which made me and the baby happy. Gotta take care of Momma right? Thank you Fogo de Chao D.C.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was amazing quick service they don't keep you waiting. Love the atmosphere I would advise that you do the valet Parking.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Would like to see more of the filet and the garlic sirloin unless of the chicken and top sirloin

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Receptionist very rude, did not look for our Open Table. Act as she was doing a favor to let us eat there

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·Dined 5 days ago

We love Fogo de Chao. It is expensive for us so we save it for a special occasion and go for lunch but you get your money's worth. The food is wonderful, the service is outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Seated promptly. The special attention to customer service was very noticeable to me and my wife. Everything was amazing.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Spicy, Vegan, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Romantic, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

I've been going to Fogo for about 10 years now and it's always been a great experience. Keep it up guys

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

This was my first time here and i was happy to spend Valentine’s Day here. The food was excellent and service was great as well.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing service. The best steak restaurant in the area

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Love love love!!!! Exceptional service. Phenomenal food. Will definitely be back sooner than later!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

my server was very inattentive

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·Dined 7 days ago

I had a great first visit on Valentine’s Day. I booked a reservation ahead of time. The service was excellent and the food was phenomenal! Great atmosphere and very clean. Will definitely be returning in the future!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Need to offer the porkchop & lamb chops more often on the upper level. Most o options offered were steak, chicken & sausage.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great place, staff was really nice, food was delicious and the drinks were tasty

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fun, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was delicious as always and the wait staff was incredible, and went out of their way to answer any questions we had. But I think we should have worn looser pants because we definitely ate too much.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

One part of our party (the guest of honor) was late. We explained that to hostess and they seated us. Servers were great in keeping us supplied with cocktails as we waited for them. Once they arrived, we started in on the spectacular salad bar and then the meat arrived. One of our party ordered the sea bass. It was well prepared, but took a little longer to arrive than it could have, but that was a minor inconvenience. Overall it was a fun night with great food and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Pricey but worth it! Impeccable service, amazing salad bar and ALL of the meats were perfect. Came here for a birthday celebration and was not disappointed. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fantastic food, great service. I've been multiple times and will continue to return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always awesome. No better restaurant for carnivores on the planet. Believe it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

As always, Fogo never disappoints! Great meat, great sides, great service and great drinks. A little pricey for ever-day dining, but definitely worth the visit

Tags: Vegan, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My Family and I went there for my birthday celebration. We had a wonderful time, excellent food. cocktail was fabulous, loved the vibe. Only disappointment, Had to request a glass of wine 6 times before actually getting it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had the most wonderful server...Erika. She made our experience even better if that's possible.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was great. Other than the fact I had to be rolled out... Definitely recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Terrible service. Asked several times for a plate. Finally gave up and got it myself. Food was decent. I’m reminded why I NEVER dine at FDC.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We often go to Fogo de Chao for lunch and always enjoy our meals there. The salad bar is splendid, the meats perfectly done and everyone is very pleasant.
This time, though, things seem a little " off". The assortment of meats that came to the table was not as complete as usual and we had to ask several times for the leg of lamb, the pork ribs and the filet mignon to be brought by. They finally came --once, at the very end of our meal. Lamb chops never came. The one we picked came to our table very cold and it took the time of the entire meal for it to reach a temperature where it was ready to drink.
When we left I got an email form Open Table indicating that the restaurant had reported we had missed our reservation. Once I confirmed we had indeed been there on time, this was promptly corrected.
Probably a very busy lunch day at Fogo... We will be back because we enjoy it so much, but hope these issues will be corrected for our next visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The meat were well cooked and delicious. However the rice and beans at the salad were not fresh and burnt. Staff was made aware of this and took care of it right away. Love the drink and the hot appetizer that came with the meal.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The restaurant is nice but the price is not worth it, you do not eat that much meat for the price. After a few piece of meat and salad, we were finished. There are no refill on soda products.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

As I first time patron, I was impressed. The selections of meat were divine and the ambiance was dazzling. There were quite too many children for my comfort but the option to dine on the second floor or in a separate dining room sufficed. The side options served are few (only 3) but I was satisfied by the cold options at the salad bar. The salad had a tinge of a taste of something processed but not enough to ruin my dining experience. I'd venture back to this spot almost immediately after making room in my stomach.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

As usual the visit to Fogo De Chao was excellent. The only issue was that I felt our waiter ignored us far more than I am used to experiencing at Fogo, especially when they weren't super crowded. Luckily another waitress and the manager stepped in to help us with drinks and a clean plate when we switched from salads to meats.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our first experience of Brazilian cuisine and....amazing. Thank you. We shall return.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tapas, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We absolutely love dining here. The food never disappoints and the staff is always wonderful!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our experience this time dining here was:
-Asking for medium-rare to medium beef, we were consistently given well-done. Everything was still delicious, but felt wasteful to cut away at the overdone meat to be discarded. We started asking for rare, but was still occasionally cut the well-done pieces.
-The restaurant was incredibly busy - as it usually is - so the waitstaff was working fast pace and sometimes skipped over our table.
-A nice gentleman, who appeared to be a manager, stopped by our table to ask how everything was going and to see if we were interested in certain kinds of meat that hadn’t made its way to our table yet. We watched him make a stop at each table to check in on patrons, which was a nice touch, and appreciated by our table.
-When we got someone’s attention, they were always attentive and accommodated any requests.
-Even when the restaurant filled up, we never felt rushed
-We thought our reservation was for Restaurant Week, yet prices didn’t reflect it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had an amazing experience dining tonight. Our server, Eli, was phenomenal, and very attentive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Horrible service by the waitress. In 40 minutes, only 6 types of meat came by. Not worth the $. Quality has gone down since it first opened. Even the beef ribs were dry.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Melissa is the best! Food was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

A wonderful selection of Brazialian-style cooked meats are paraded through the dining room, with each skewer take from table to table, and portions sliced off upon request. The key is to pace yourself , take it slow and don't become too eager to try everything the first time it comes around...everything delicious and you'll QUICKLY fill up to an uncomfortable (and drowsy) state.

There's also a fine salad-bar with a great range of different offerings...but the spotlight here is on the meats.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent food and service. Both salad bar and meats were super delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We came for my sister's birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed herself

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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