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Fogo de Chao

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1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (11th St NW)
+1 202-347-4668
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Today
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Buffet, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Fogo de ChaoR (fo-go dee shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian...
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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  • 503
    Excellent
  • 277
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Very Satisfactory, Reliable Restaurant

I have three children serving as military officers. When one is at D.C., I alwys drive up from NC to take them out to dinner for a couple of nights. Tradition is that we always go here first. Fogo never dissapoints. The service is very good. The restaurant is comfortable and not pretentious. Prices... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
woondwinds
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have three children serving as military officers. When one is at D.C., I alwys drive up from NC to take them out to dinner for a couple of nights. Tradition is that we always go here first. Fogo never dissapoints. The service is very good. The restaurant is comfortable and not pretentious. Prices for the very well appointed and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Went there on a Friday for lunch with a group of 10. The service is good, the food is good and the prices are in keeping with it's location. To me, it was nothing special and I would not go out of my way to eat there. If this is the meat eating experience you are looking for, you will... More 

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Peaks Island, Maine, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a super Grandson Graduation party for ten at this absolutely superb DC restaurant. Starting with an amazing salad bar with incredible trimmings (reminding ourselves to pace ourselves) we then were treated to amazing rounds of beef, chicken and pork roasted on skewers and presented to us at our table by a great group of waiters. And the chocolate dessets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is Brazilian style of eating, all you can eat meats for a good price. I always repeat here, always visit when I'm very very hungry. Their meat is very good, but the Salad, OMG.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The restaurant provides a ridiculous style menu which includes all you can eat meat and a huge table of salads that will keep you going till you can no longer take it. The variety of meats are well prepared and the salads provide something special to go with it. The desserts are truly amazing and something to look forward to,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I love food, and Fogo might be my favorite restaurant there is. I have been in Scottsdale and Vegas, and was happy to go in DC. The salad bar here was great, vegetables were fresh. The many varieties of meat served were amazing. The mixed drinks were very strong! The desserts, including lava cake and cheesecake were delicious. Highly, highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

All the meat that you could possibly ask for. Fantastic service, and delicious food. Went for a meal for two and ended up paying about £88 in total for an all you can eat sensation of every type of meet you can think of (and a salad bar.. but who uses those anyway?!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This all you can eat brazilian steakhouse is probably the best you can get for your moneys worth (50$). The salad bar and pan de queso are delicious as well. Several cuts of meat are available including picanha a popular brazilian cut. I recommend the flan for dessert.

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Milford, Delaware
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13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We knew it was pricey, so I'm not going to complain about that. This is the type of place that you really only go to for special occasions. It was a very unique experience and we are glad that we went. The salad bar has many different items on it (potato salad, chicken salad, caesar, asparagus, cheeses, bacon, salmon, apple... More 

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Naples, Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The buffet options were plentiful and very tasty. We loved all the meats and the chicken salad on the buffet was exceptional. Everything was fresh and made very well. The only reason I didn't give five stars was because we were getting superior service and then the restaurant got busy and they seemed to forget about us a bit. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
    (11th St NW)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-4668

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 51 - 51
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?