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1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
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Ranked #17 of 2,722 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $51
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
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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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
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant can get very busy and it is definitely handy to book a table in advance. We met a very friendly bartender whilst waiting for our table who was very helpful with giving us information knowing we were visiting Washington for the 1st time. The food was amazing. There is an unlimited salad bar and the meat variety is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Been to this dig more than a dozen times; the team gets better every time and the food is succulent and all you can eat, if you are a carnivore! Last visit with family for my birthday-- even my 4 year old granddaughter is a fan of Fogo de Chao; in fact, she says its her "favorite" restaurent because their... More 

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Mainz-Finthen, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I stopped in for dinner during a trip to DC. The Brazilian style steak cuts were phenomenal as expected. But the prices are on the high side for the churrascaria type food. So go with intent. Plan your day and hit it hungry! There are mountains of food to be had with the flip of a red card to green;... More 

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Lexington Park, Maryland, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The salad bar goes on forever with a great selection of some of the freshest vegetables available. The "meat" portion of the meal is also unending - great steak, pork & chicken served by friendly gauchos! Extensive wine list and fabulous deserts.

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Washington DC
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156 reviews 156 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Because you will have so much iron running through your blood they will literally stick to your skin. You need to love meat. Not like meat. Not "hmm... I'm not sure if I want the kale veggie quinoa burger or the prime rib..." If you want meat- and a lot of meat- an endless amount of meat- this is your... More 

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Delaware City, Delaware
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I dined with my family (wife and daughter) and we enjoyed the food. The place is huge and the buffet salad items were first rate. The steaks were top notch, especially the Filet mignon. You can not go wrong with this place. Only objection was the overly aggressive servers bringing meat to the table. Altogether an experience that we will... More 

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Middletown, Maryland, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The best Fogo de Chao ive ever been to. Filet mignon was one of the best ive ever had anywhere. Bring your appetite, you wont be disappointed!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you are a meat lover this is the place for you. It's pricey but worth it. Service was great. Wine selection was great.

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north wales. Pa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

While the food is very tasty, and certainly plentiful, the atmosphere is very rushed. The service is good, although it took a while to get drinks from the bar. The meal is worth the money, if you are looking for a lot of food, but not if you are looking for a quiet night out.

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Waldorf, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

You better like meat and several varieties. Its a unique and fun place for a group. Not sure about couples. Avoid the salad bar it is great but gets in the way of more meat.

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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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