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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

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Downtown / Chinatown
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1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (11th St NW)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 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 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and it didn't disappoint. A huge salad bar followed by endless rounds of beautifully prepared beef, pork, lamb and chicken. For the centre of DC at Christmas the cost was reasonable at about $90 per person. There was an excellent wine list and the staff were friendly informative and helpful. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank rich201
Frederick, Maryland
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1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to spend Christmas Eve with friends at Fogo de Chao in DC. I was excited to show the Brazilian way to eat steak and the high quality of food and service provided at this famous restaurant to my American friends. They were excited with the idea. What a disappointment !!!!!! The salad bar was poor. Worse than most... More 

Thank perrecl
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Holy Cow! This place has now become a Christmas Eve place to go. We went and was seated at 4:30. We didn't leave until almost 7pm. As soon as the green card was flipped over; the meat became! The meat was tender, juicy and never ending! The waiter was so friendly and took endless pictures of us . My boyfriends... More 

Thank B S
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The primary goal of the place is the jack up the cost of the meal as much as possible. Advertised as buffet but any seafood, dessert, and soda refills are extra. Even the most basic restaurants don't charge for refills on soda! And the first thing the waiter dies is try to get you to purchase an appetizer at a... More 

Thank Gary S
East Setauket, New York
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go here hungry. It is on pricy side, but the steak was all seasoned perfectly! All meat we tried was great. The salad bar was delicious as well. Service was terrific... Food just keeps coming!

Thank kkayo213i
Community of Madrid, Spain
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was really good so was the service. Nice, trendy churrasqueria. Although pricy, it is worth for the money. Highly recommended !

Thank lkng4fun
Chicago, Illinois
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overseasoned and overcooked...not a large selections of meats either...Texas de Brazil for exceeds. Great Cheesecake though.

Thank A-Business-Guy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had high expectations based on reviews. Was sorely disappointed! Limited variety of over-seasoned and overcooked Meats. Dessert was amazing though.

Thank mike c
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to check out a Foge de Chao, so decided to do so on a family vacation to D.C. In sum: salad bar was just ok, not bad, not great, just ok. The service left a lot to be desired... slow in removing plates, meat runners skipped us a lot even though we had our green coasters up, and... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Fogo de Chao in other cities, and it is always consistently wonderful. Their salad bars are by far the best offered, and the meat is spectacular. Their training of employees is amazing, because it is always spot on. I know that others will feel that the price might be an issue, but honestly, I don't think you'll... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$51 - $51
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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: 2023474668
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?