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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.
Washington, DC 20004
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
11th St NW
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Invite your guests to a truly unique group dining experience! Whether for private dining rooms, or to interact in our main dining areas, Fogo de Chão® is the perfect location for parties of 15 to 110
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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