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Fogo de Chao

1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202-347-4668
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As featured in Exotic Cuisines in DC
Ranked #9 of 2,625 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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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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.
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Good steak. A little odd the way it worked but it was functional and the waiters were very good ! salad table was good but not great.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wonderful meats, salad bar and sides. The service was spot on the entire night. Well worth the price but come hungry because it is hard to stop eating all the wonderful foods! It's a must for meat lovers

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Ate here with friends and family. Standard red / green card system for meat was in place. The meat was well cooked and very tasty. The salads were fresh and regularly replaced. Service was good with friendly staff. It was manic though so not a relaxing place to eat. Overall, would recommend though.

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New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What a great experience, if you have never eaten at a Brasilian steak house. The meats came fast and plentiful as soon as we turned over our cards. Everything was very tasty and seasoned just right. All of the beefs were very tender. The sausage was a little too spicy, but that was the only thing I didnt really care... More

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Washington, DC
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113 reviews 113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This Brazilian chain restaurant (churrascaria) is great! Wonderful service and meats grilled to perfection, no additional seasoning necessary. The salad bar is plentiful and the cheese bread is delicious and melts in your mouth. I love all things Brazilian and have been visiting the country for over 10 years. To have such a great selection of superb food is great... More

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