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Fogo de Chao

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City Center East
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1337 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 (S. Juniper Street)
215-636-9700
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Private Dining
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 271
    Excellent
  • 148
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Anniversary Dinner

If you enjoy meat, this is the place for you as it is endless. Most cuts were good but I didn't like the lamb as it tasted a bit gamey. It was much louder than I expected but it was a Saturday night and basically a giant dining room. My favorite part was the cheesecake! Yes, we had dessert. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Brigette123
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy meat, this is the place for you as it is endless. Most cuts were good but I didn't like the lamb as it tasted a bit gamey. It was much louder than I expected but it was a Saturday night and basically a giant dining room. My favorite part was the cheesecake! Yes, we had dessert. I... More 

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Melrose, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Philly location was my first experience with this chain. One meal and I was hooked. I make a point to visit Fogo de Chao whenever I am near one. Try them out. You won't be sorry!

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We celebrated a birthday here in the beginning of January. We chose this restaurant having dined at their Atlanta location last year (http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60898-d435864-r205141728-Fogo_De_Chao-Atlanta_Georgia.html#REVIEWS) and the proximity to our hotel. Fogo de Chao is located on Chestnut Street along with other notable eateries. The décor was very nice and the wait staff could have been more attentive. Not much to say... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I visited on Valentines Day and so it was very crowded, we didn't have to wait very long to be seated though. Our table was a bit too close to the table next to us, but it worked. The waiters were very attentive, and the chefs kept bringing meat to our table without delay. The food was good, and plenty.... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had lunch (salad bar) on Friday, Feb 13 and service not great. customer service lacked and it seemed others sitting near us experienced same result. Was very disappointed and will continue choosing Chima's as our go to spot.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I received a gift certificat for christmas this year. We went to dinner on the 7 th of February. The restaurant was crowded but only add to the experience. We waited for a short time at the bar and the bartenders at work was a show in itself. We were seated and were immeadiatly met by our waiter who explained... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The reason why we ended up here for our Valentine's dinner was based on the good reviews! I don't even know why this is Chima's "competition" This doesn't even come close to Chima's! Chima's has the best salad bar, meats, and seafood by far! Yes, Fogo has great customer service, but so does Chima's! Chima's is way more intimate and... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We come here quite often, this visit was so good! Salad Bar was awesome, service was great and Ribeye was exceptionally good! I know it is a little pricey, but well worth it!

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Medford, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I went to this restaurant with high expectations and was terribly disappointed. I have been to Brazilian steak houses before Texas De Brazil. It can't compete. The atmosphere was dismal. The clientele was mostly groups of young kids. The salad bar was uneventful and in the worst location possible. It's hard to negotiate plates as staff is running around you... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The absolute best Brazilian steakhouse ever. This Fogo de Chao is absolutely beautiful inside . I have been to the resturant out in Chicago and fell in love with the food but I fell in love with the beauty of the Philadelphia restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1337 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (S. Juniper Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-636-9700

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?