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Fogo de Chao

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1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (11th St NW)
+1 202-347-4668
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Fogo de ChaoR (fo-go dee shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian...
Fogo de ChaoR (fo-go dee shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, FogoR began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 16 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service. We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Calling all the meat lovers

Any kind of beef, chicken and pork. you can find them all here. nice ambience and the location is also very strategic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
michelrai
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Any kind of beef, chicken and pork. you can find them all here. nice ambience and the location is also very strategic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We loved our first time to Fogo. The servers were very patient explaining how meats and sides would be brought to the table. Each time they bring a different cut of meat, the servers explains the cut and provides you with the amount you want. Be aware that it will run $60-$65 per person with the tip even if you... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The bustle of people in and out may make you feel rushed. Better make a reservation in advance. Service was good, but I expected a little more out of the salad bar and hot buffet items and the picanha was hard to get. Food quality was pretty good but overall I've had better experiences at other Fogo do Chao restaurants.... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The food was well prepared and the spikets of meat to your table is a fun change of pace. All of your sides are presented on a very well prepared buffet with cheeses vegetables, and breads etc...... It gets pretty loud and full so its not a quiet romantic place but it could be if the tone was more quiet.... More 

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Newcastle, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

They just keep coming with all kinds of meat. The salad bar is great. This is across the street from the new hotel that is being renovated by Donald Trump.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went here recently for my boyfriend's birthday. Out of the 4 guests, it was the 1st time for 3 of us. We arrived early and let the hostess know we were there. People kept pouring in, many with the same reservation time as us. We did have to wait a little bit, which given that they were so busy wasn't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We called here after another local restaurant failed to honor our reservation. It was a good walk from our location, so my wife called and asked what the wait time was, The woman who answered the phone said that there was zero wait time and come on in. So we arrived about 15 minutes later. We were greeted by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Fogo de Chao is an excellent Brazilian steakhouse. There was a variety of barbecued meats on offer from a selection of beef cuts to chicken and pork, all of which that we had were delicious. Besides this, the complimentary mash potato, polenta and fried plantan were tasty and the buffet table offered a further selection of sides to go with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I had high expectations, and they were all exceeded. The staff was extremely friendly, and the market table and sides were great. I enjoyed unlimited smoked salmon and an awesome cheese selection. My boyfriend had the full churrasco experience and said that it was the best beef he had ever had since it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Since it... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fogo de Chao is perfect if you know and appreciate good food. The salad bar ("Market Table") is the best I've ever experienced, it could easily be a meal in itself. Every item I took was as good as it could be. NB If you are a vegetarian, fear not. There is plenty for you here. That said, I am... More 

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Additional Information about Fogo de Chao

Address: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: +1 202-347-4668
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 51 - 51
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
    (11th St NW)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-4668

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 51 - 51
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

Fogo de ChaoR (fo-go dee shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, FogoR began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 16 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service. We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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