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Fogo de Chao

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Downtown / Chinatown
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1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (11th St NW)
+1 202-347-4668
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, 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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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
If you love meat.. this is it!

As someone who's not really into meat, I never thought I would enjoy Fogo that much; imagine that. DC's Fogo was conveniently located and soooo much fun. Not only do you get to try high quality steaks, but you get served endless portions of it. The staff was pleasant. One waiter even showed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Cairo
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

As someone who's not really into meat, I never thought I would enjoy Fogo that much; imagine that. DC's Fogo was conveniently located and soooo much fun. Not only do you get to try high quality steaks, but you get served endless portions of it. The staff was pleasant. One waiter even showed us some magic tricks :) I'd definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very pleasant meal with friends, Wait staff super friendly and informative about the cuts of meat. The salad bar was extensive, fresh and complemented the meats menu perfectly.

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Washougal, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

After days of walking, touring and just being a tourist, my family needed a good sit down meal and boy did we find it! The salad bar was very clean and fresh with just the right variety for all my picky eaters. When the chips were "Green" the meat was never ending and the variety of cook to order cuts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Fantastic Market Table chock full of delicious salads, fresh cheeses, and smoked salmon. As always the meat varieties are delicious. I am a steak and lamb lover so to have your fill of Filet Mignon, sirloin, ribeye, ribs, lamb chops and leg of lamb is amazing. Desserts and cocktails are amazing as well as the service. Good times at this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

OK it actually pains me to give them a 2 stars because the food is good. The reason why I given the place a two stars was because of the hostess. It was not like that the last time I was here, otherwise I would not have come back. The hostess who were on duty on August 20 lunch time... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The salad bar is huge and has all kinds of interesting and delicious salads. The fried polenta was so unique and tasty The meats are fresh and well prepared.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I visited this restaurant as birthday treat to myself and I was not disappointed. It was my first time dining at the restaurant and my waiter was very helpful in explaining how the process went for ordering meat. I opted for the salad bar AND the meat and both were absolutely delicious. I started out at the salad bar that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I don't care what anyone else says... it is worth the $50 to get all the meats you can possibly imagine, in one sitting! You will always leave satisfied & feeling fat n sassy! Don't even bother with the salad bar! Just fills up space you'll need for all the meat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is one of my favorite places ! But come hungry and be ready to eat LOTS of meat ! The food is SPECTACULAR and the service is even better . It's NOT a cheap night out, but SO worth it !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

This was a family occasion and the place was picked by my 5 year old grand daughter! Yes, she has been there a dozen times, knows the staff who are very easant and friendly to all of us; they remember everyone's special tastes and preferences and take good care of us, every time! Moises is the picana specialist and brings... 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: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions

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?