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Fogo de Chao

1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202-347-4668
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As featured in Exotic Cuisines in DC
Ranked #6 of 2,568 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $51 - $51
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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Costa Mesa, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Being Brazilian I've had my share of these types of places! This one is one of my favorites. Great quality and variety of meats. Now go hungry and get your moneys worth because its not cheap! Great side as well, the cheese bread is to die for!

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North Tustin, CA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you enjoy meat this is the place. Make a reservation at least a day in advance or longer if your want a evening time. Excellent value. Good wine list. Good service.

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I had never been here before and was not aware of how this restaurant works. They have a huge salad type bar and then bring around different meats they will slice off and put on your plate. Everything we had was good but we never get our money's worth on this set price menu. I thing it was about $50-$54... More

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North Dakota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We are a family of three with two men who are bottomless pits and I love a great salad - the red meat is a bonus. We've eaten at several brazilian steakhouse and Fogo was the best experience yet. We made reservations and had a short wait while our table was prepared. The restaurant was packed on a Saturday night... More

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Luxemburg
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is the best for Europeans that are forced to eat vegetables and corn at home. My advice is to eat slowly at the beginning and than to show green and accelerate. The taste of the meat is amazing, especially with the red wine that is offered. Fast, reserve a table, fill your wallet and go.

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Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The staff at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria is dedicated to making your dining experience a positive one. Every item on the salad bar was fresh and well prepared. The waitstaff did not interrupt our first course dining with meat offerings until we had flipped our coasters from red to green. The next time I go to Fogo de Chao I... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I would not take a vegetarian with you to this restaurant or you will lose your friendship with them! There is meat upon meat upon meat! The service and quality of this restaurant is more than excellent! Also, they have a massive salad bar (but I wouldn't fill up on that because of the awesome meat) that you can get... More

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lincoln, ri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Great service and very authentic brazillian food. lamb chops, fillet minhnon were my favs. Cheese bread that i have never tried any better!we came for lunch, so it was less expensive, but food variety is the same. lunch ends at 2.30pm

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

This was fine. The guys in our group loved it. Too much for me. Too salty. And I admit I am not a buffet person. But a good buy if you like to seriously chow down on meat that has been soaked and grilled. The chicken was the best of the bunch.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Amazing stuff!!! all the meat is perfect. The salad bar is awesome and i dont even like salad and greens! The have some nice rice and beans which is a good compliments. The have the best chocolate cake ever (tied with mortons steak house chocolate lava cake). The only issue is that with all those guys asking you if you... More

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