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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 #9 of 2,644 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $51 - $51
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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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Quito
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This was my first time to this restaurant and the first time I took my kids aged 10 and 12 who are meat lovers to a rodhesio, they loved it!!! We took advantage of going at lunch time which I believe was half price the regular dinner fee, and the kids were half off that, so our bill ended up... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Better than some Brazilian steakhouses, not as good as others, but a fine place if what you want is beef by the cubic yard. The meat is reasonably well prepared, meaning that it was usually possible to get meat cooked to your preferred level of doneness. But not always. The meat is cooked on a spit over a fire, so... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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365 reviews 365 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A Brazilian Steakhouse started in 1979, and had branches in other places of America. The one in DC is located in the lovely historic Evening Star building with a Beaux-Arts style façade. One word for parking -- very hard to find parking on the street. There is garage near by, it does cost an arm and a leg -- $17... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I enjoyed my visit but I felt our server was a bit remiss. I had to ask for chimichurri, plantains, etc. since she neglected to bring them. The food was good. Buffet was quite nice too. It was loud! The best part was the reduced price for Restaurant Week in DC!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I've been there few times & would say:"will come back again!!!" Fantastic food-Wonderful Service-different kinds of meat - salad bar - vine !!! Come & try !!!

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Renaca, Chile
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I go to this restaurant 2-4 times a year. The food is fabulous and the staff is incredible. Every tome I go I meet with Cezer. He is a service manager and provides us with an incredible eating experience. Cezer is always willing to do just that little extra which makes him and this restaurant outstanding. Thank you Cezer and... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Fogo de Chao in Washington is without doubt a top class operation in its class. It is full, it gives you lots to eat and you can chose from a great salad bar and lots of tender meats. But at the same time it is a quite depressing setting. It is all focused on eating as much as possible... Not... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fogo de Chao has great food, unfortunately, I went with my boyfriend and it's not really a great date place. The servers work as a team so there is always someone stopping by the table to ask if you need anything in addition to the meat guys. Also, our servers didn't seem to know much about wine, 2 stopped by... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fogo is a fun overall experience, especially if you have yet to try the Brazilian steakhouse concept. In terms of pure meat quality and flavor, in my view its not on the same level as Ruths Chris, The Capital Grill, or Morton's, but not too far below. Their salad bar was a pleasant surprise, particularly the apple salad, chicken salad... More

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Henley on Thames Oxfordshire
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We took the kids here after visiting this restaurant in Brazil and Baltimore it didn't disappoint. The salad bar was lovely and extensive beware enjoying it too much leave room for the meat! The service was excellent and attentive and our 16 year son really enjoyed the variety of meats and the volume. It's a bit of an expense but... More

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