This place has a lot of really good reviews, so my primary purpose is to make some comparisons to Texas de Brazil which has been our go-to Brazilian steakhouse for many years.
The ambience: Fogo de Chao is somewhat better, a bit more upscale and the dark colors give it a feeling of more intimacy.
The salad bar: both are very good, with tons of fresh veggies and great variety. I like both very much, but I am going to give the nod to Texas de Brazil because it has lobster bisque and I did not see any soup or bisque at Fogo.
The meat: both are very good and the selection and quality is very good. I am going to give the nod to Texas de Brazil because the wife's lamb leg and lamb loin chops were not that good. Both were rather chewy rather than tender and the flavor at de Brazil was better. Conversely, my beef (filet wrapped in bacon and ribeye) were excellent and I liked them very much.
The price: Fogo is $5 more per person for full dinner. Not that big of deal.
The service: Texas de Brazil has one dedicated waiter/waitress to your table (aside from the meat servers of course). Fogo seems to have a team of waiters who can help you. In fact, I was amazed at the number of waiters who were constantly walking around. The downside of this system is that there can be confusion--we were double charged for two drinks. They were removed without any problem, but that never happened at de Brazil. And for some reason, despite the large numbers of waiters, I seemed to have a problem finding one person who could help us when I needed it. Overall, service is very good at both places but I am giving the nod to de Brazil.
Overall: both are very good and you will get a great meal and be sorry that you ate so much at either place, but I am sticking with our old favorite for a return visit.
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