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Fogo de Chao

1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
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As featured in Exotic Cuisines in DC
Ranked #10 of 2,624 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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691 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Tena, Ecuador
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Recommend that if you want room for all the wonderful meat, skimp on the salad bar and save some room. Oh, and don't forget to flip the disc from green side to red side or the meat servers will just keep coming! Fantastic place, 5 star food at a decent price!

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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

tons of good cuts of meat, and a diversity of salads, also beans, rice, cheese bread, and a perfect selection of wine.

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was our first experience with a brazilian steakhouse and boy were we impressed. Once you get over the sticker shock you can sample a wide variety of meats cooked perfectly. I never knew good meat until we ate here. The service was also top notch and would refill your glass before iy was under a quarter empty.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I was invited with my wife to this restaurateur for a dinner. Good thing we had not dined properly the whole day! Delightful atmosphere, open salad bar which is humongous though more Italian oriented than Brazilian. Don't get too carried away though unless you mean to reduce your red meat consumption. The food is the Brazilian grill where they feed... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you love meat, this is the place! Everything was very good, except the noice and the level of stress. We were 3 couple and could only talk to the closest person, because of the noise. Bring your friends, but not a date

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the best place to take a true carnivore for dinner! Amazing food, don't miss the lamb chops, or the filet. Also the salad bar is as good as it gets.

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Leixlip, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Had a great night here with a bunch of people. The endless meat was exceptional. Unfortunately I had to show the Red card and stop the flow of meat, but a great experience.

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Washington, D.C.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a loud trendy restaurant, not a quiet romantic one. Great for real meat eaters who can eat enough to make the high price worth it. Great drinks and wine list. Fun to go with a group of friends.

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Seattle, Washington
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a dining experience. What can you say about an endless supply of tasty meat dishes? There is also a nice salad bar, but I made sure to skimp on those servings as I was saving room for the good stuff. They give you everything you need when you sit down: mashed potatoes, polenta, fried bananas, black beans, rice,... More

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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I'm a fan of Fogo de Chao, as I've travelled all over the states and have experienced many of them in different cities. In addition I also work restaurant management in the Brazilian Churrascaria industry. I came here on a Sunday (happened to be Mothers Day). The restaurant was Busy as expected, but we were seated promptly. Our server greeted... More

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