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Fogo de Chao

1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202-347-4668
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Ranked #15 of 2,644 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $51
Hours:
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We had 70 people at this restaurant on October 4th. It was just a perfect place to celebrate the rehearsal dinner for my son's wedding. We had open bar for 3 hours with top quality liquor and great wine selection. The food was extraordinary. Family and friends of my son and his fiancee came from far away places such as... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We did not make a reservation and it was very busy but they managed to squeeze us in. Sparkling fresh linen on the table. Have had a few of these Brazilian meals and this is up there as one of the best. Lovely extensive buffet and fantastic meats. The service was excellent, we were asked if there was anything we... More

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Goiania, GO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had lunch with a group of five at this Brazilian restaurant. The buffet had several options, including a variety of salads, bread and cold cuts. We all thought the serving of the meat could have had a bigger variety, Also, the restaurant is expensive, but definately well worth it.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have never been to another Brazilian steak house before, so I have nothing to compare to it. This place was a great experience. Basically there is no menu, you just sit down and start eating. The salad bar is great, but the main attraction is the constant rotation of 16 mouth watering meats. The service here is awesome, just... More

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San Diego, California
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181 reviews 181 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

My wife was raised on an angus ranch and we have enjoyed gaucho hospitality in Brazil. From the start of the indifferent welcome at the hostess desk, to the quality of the beef, the experience was a disappointment. The product is priced at midpoint (about $50 per person fixed price) and is structured to match and to be built as... More

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toronto, on
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Ok - so not everyone will agree with this review. If you are looking for a formal, higher end dinning experience this is NOT the place for you. We did not realize it but this is a American chain restaurant and you can tell it is. However, if you are okay with that chain restaurant feel then this place is... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I go to Fogo at least once a month, the food is great and the service is superb. Their wine list is really wide and with great products. One of the managers Cezer is simply exceptional, with his service and finesse he will make each guest feel like they are the only one dining there. The hostesses could use some... More

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Ashland KY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I've ate at several Brazilian Steak Houses and this is hands the best I've had. The service is above any other I have tried. The service is very attentive and mere eye contact will get a server to you side. The meats were fresh, tender and flavorful. The salad bar had great choices and the deserts were the perfect compliment... More

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Washington DC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went here for a birthday dinner. I found the meats to be nothing to write home about. The cheaper chicken was brought around very often while the more exotic lamb rarely made the rounds. We had to ask for the lamb for them to bring it around. The salad bar was great though. I especially loved the all you... More

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East Tennessee
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Food was good, service was good. Pricy but that is to be expected with a Brazilian steakhouse in a big city.

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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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