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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 20004-2514 (11th St NW)
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Please diet the whole day because you will be eating like there is not tomorrow. Great salad bar and famous and delicious meat cuts. They will bring you food until you literally show them the red card. Enjoy it!

Thank Maria M
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of the best meat I've ever eaten anywhere around the world. Some reviews say this place is expensive, but if you compare to steakhouses in DC generally, I think it's excellent value for money and a whole lot more meat, with different varieties. The salads and side dishes are amazing as well, but I suggest starting with a small... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The meat is good and you can eat what you like. Caipirinha is good but expensive. If you can eat a lot this is the right place.

Thank fernando l
Charlotte, North Carolina
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had been to Chima out in Tyson's a couple of years ago and really enjoyed ... folks suggested that I try Fogo de Chao which they said was even better ... unfortunately I did not find that at all ... the meats were stringy and dry almost to the point that they seemed pre-grilled and warmed up ... the... More 

Thank Frank M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The night we went, it was rather busy. The food was decent, but, unfortunately, I was not terribly impressed. There's a similar-style restaurant nearby that I prefer. When you pay the amount this restaurant charges, you expect top-notch taste and offerings. The meat was not offered as frequently as I would have liked. I found myself looking for the servers... More 

Thank DCwanderer429
Manly, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my! I wanted steak & this was the answer! Best part - the green card/red card process! And the staff. They're fab. Visit. Eat. Will need to be rolled out ...

Thank amandajanesuper
Westbury, New York
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170 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A grand experience for the meat lover! Dined with a large group, so we had a private room and dedicated servers, who were attentive and friendly. Started with the market bar, which was impressively diverse--everything from sliced salmon to Brazilian stew, and just about any vegetable one could imagine. On return to the table, the parade of meats began. I... More 

Thank Mary L
Bakersfield, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food! Even the buffet area features exotics, from mushroom medleys, hearth of palms, aged cheese's, fruits, and other goodies. The wine selections is awesome other than the local American wines it also has emphasis on Europeans and South Americans selection. The atmosphere is well appointed and the service is excellent. The best part of the dining experience is the... More 

Thank apomarc
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came as a group of four and all of us couldn't not stop raving throughout the night We didn't have a booking but they managed to seat us right away, our waiter were very attentive The salad bar and cheese corner were fresh, delicious, and always refilled Meat always served hot, sometime still sizzling. Love the pork with parmesan... More 

Thank Erick T
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fogo De Chao, while a chain restaurant, has a uniqueness not only due to their food, but also how much each one varies from location to location. The one is DC is unique- a beautiful corner building a few blocks from the White House. Very stately, with a warmth and classy touch. The food is truly special. The "Market" table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$51 - $51
Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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 20004-2514
    (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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