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Fogo de Chao

1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202-347-4668
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Ranked #14 of 2,640 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $51
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 11th St NW
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.
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Effingham, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We went to eat for my birthday while in DC on business. I have eaten at other locations and while the service was good the steak and meat was only average at best. My wife requested well done from several cuts of steak and they were all med at best. They offered to bring some well done but after a... More

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Waconia, MN
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Traditional Brazilian Barbecue, consistent with what I have had in Brazil. Ironically, for a place you go to for the meat coma (and you pay a hefty price for all of that that meat), it has one of the best salad bars anywhere. Some more irony - and trivia to amuse your guests while they wait for the picanha to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I love going to this line of restaurants. This particular one fits in with the same type of experience as its siblings. A truly filling and wonder"full" experience. As aforementioned, you do not need to call for wait service because they come frequently enough. Give it a try for a unique experience if you have not tried them before!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I took my husband here for his birthday and I just went there to celebrate my cousin's 20th wedding year anniversary in August. The food, salad bar and all, was so fresh and the meats are always great. You have to bat those servers off with a stick from serving you more and more meat. It is a nice restaurant,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

One starts off with the drink of your choice - Caiparinha is mine - then to the most decadent, elegant, and complete "salad bar"(includes smoked salmon) I have ever seen, by triple, then you seat yourself and, within your control, can agree to be assaulted by many waiters bearing sword-impaled delicious meats ranging from pork sausages and ribs, through lamb... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We took our 7 year old here for his birthday because he loves steak, sausages and chicken wings...We had no idea when we made our reservation that we'd be dining during DC Restaurant week, however it wound up being a big plus because the inclusive cost per person is normally $55 or 65....BUT during restaurant week it was $35. They... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I took a friend here for his birthday, and although not a vegetarian, I refrained from the meat and had unlimited salad bar instead. The salad bar is hearty enough for a satisfying meal. However, my office's holiday party was held here last year, so I decided to have the full experience, and was not dissapointed. The various cuts of... More

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Virginia, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Overall a good (above average, but not "very good") experience, but not memorable. Similar to Asian buffets in that it is a specialized type of dining experience, eating at a churascarria requires discipline or else its very easy to overeat. Good: the service was very good, we were promptly seated on a busy Sat. night (party of 12). Drink order... More

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Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Was quite disappointed with my experience. Compared with Texas de Brazil for instance the quality is significantly lacking. Lower end salad bar with few worthwhile choices and mediocre meat. The standard sides were also reminiscent of Olive Garden quality. Besides the food, the ambiance is like a food factory filled with casually dressed tourists and overrun with children. If you... More

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Fort Washington, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

I normally eat lots of vegetables but not in this restaurant. A must great atmosphere and food. No need to flag down waiters as they are constantly bring fresh and different cuts of well seasoned meat to your table.

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Additional Information about Fogo de Chao

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

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