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“Excellent food / will certainly come again” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fogo De Chao

Fogo De Chao
40 West 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019
+(1)(212) 969.9980
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Ranked #320 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Brazilian, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Excellent food / will certainly come again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went to Fogo de Chao as part of their participation in the restaurant week and it was worth to try them. The food was very food (one of the best I had in NY so far) and the service very friendly. Already the salad bar was a dream and the folllowing meats even better. Will certainly go there again. I also think that the higher price, ie outside the restaurant week, is justifiable. And, the Mojitos are good too.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Pair it with MoMa for a Full "Experience"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

In true Brazilian hospitality and style, we ate at Fogo de Chao after visiting Museum of Modern Art next door. The decor was very Brazilian, like Lygia Clark, and the bar was as enormous above as the steak restaurant below. The price is steep ($60/adult), but the restaurant was fully booked almost a week beforehand. My husband slightly prefers Fogo de Chao in Las Vegas for its sizzling meats, but this NYC joint is a feast for the eyes and isn't overly salty--better than D.C.'s Fogo. Kids still pay $30 for all-you-can-eat, but a third of the tables on Saturday at suppertime were families with kids. The service speaks for itself...and the salad bar offered everything from smoked salmon or quinoa mix (for vegetarians) to Brazilian palm and greens galore.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Left full and satisfied”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

First off, the food is fabulous! They have a wonderful buffet of salads, cheese, bread and meats, and that's before you've flipped your card over and the gauchos begin bringing by the roasted meat options. SO tasty!

The gauchos are very friendly, but the waitstaff was... a little less friendly. I've been to another Fogo De Chao that had fantastic service, so perhaps my expectations were higher then they needed to be, but I was a little disappointed with that.

Otherwise, the food is fantastic, and I would come back here again!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A spectacular triumphant over substance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A wonderful restaurant (chain) for hungry carnivores with a high sodium tolerance and low cholesterol. Flavors are anything but subtle. Very highly seasoned (less then tender) meats are offered -- as much as you can eat. Even though food prep, variety and presentation are brilliant, the underlying quality of the cuts of protein are unfortunately not. I noticed more than normal plate waste (even for a buffet) -- that is to say, few people actually finished all of what they tried.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

went first time in Fogo NYC, was great like all the other places i have tried.
food is amazing, service is very good and it was nice atmosphere.
we went for the NYC restaurant week so we couldn't eat some of the best dishes they have but was excellent.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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