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“Good food but pricey and rushed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao
1337 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
215-636-9700
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Ranked #18 of 3,843 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $51
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: S. Juniper Street
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good food but pricey and rushed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Yes the food is good and the salad bar nice. But the place is geared to serving up expensive drinks, even to the point where they push around an expensive liquor cart. Had a nice tropical drink that was overpriced at 14 dollars. Dinner 54 per person.
I figure it's a bit more expensive than similar caliber resturaunts since they have swarms of servers plunking food down in your plate incessantly. You need to control the food flow by flipping your card quickly; even then they still stop by and offer.
Just felt a bit rushed

  • Visited August 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fresh and Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I received a gift card for my birthday so my husband and I went there for dinner. It was fantastic! First they direct you to the salad bar but don't fill up too much there because there's a lot more food coming your way!! Flip your card over to green and people come by your table with steak, chicken, pork, lamb and sausage. They also give you garlic mashed potatoes, polenta, and cheesy rolls. Everything was fabulous! Try to save room for dessert though because they have some awesome choices. The only downside is the price but it's definitely worth it. We will absolutely go back again sometime.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamburg, Germany
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106 reviews 106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“great meat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

well, what can I say that isn't already known about Fogo de Chao? I found the meat and service to be as good as all other Fogo des Chaos. If you want a top-quality dry-aged steak, go someplace else. If, however, you want variety, and very good steaks, Fogo is your place. As per usual, we left the place very fully and very happy.

Visited August 2014
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St. George, Utah
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“There are things they don't tell you”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our server was not too great. Took forever to get drinks for the first round and subsequent rounds. They do not tell you that you can get the salad bar for half the price of getting the salad bar and the meet. They do not tell you the prices. For the salad and the meat, it is about $54. If you just do the salad bar, that does have meat (not the grilled meat) if is about $24. The restaurant decor was good. The food was good. This place is convenient to the convention center area. It is not a quiet meal since consumers and servers are wandering around all the time.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Whats not to like?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Unlimited meat... was so good! Great atmosphere, service was great, was seated immediately. Only downside is its obviously expensive!

Visited July 2014
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