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“carnivore heaven!!!!!”

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
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Ranked #15 of 4,390 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $51 - $51
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: S. Juniper Street
Description: We are an authentic Churrascaria (Brazilian Steakhouse) from Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil which features superior service, unrivaled cuisine and a unique dining experience.You will be pampered by our authentic Gaucho chefs who come to your tableside to carve a variety of succulent meats right off their skewers. Our featured meats have been slow-roasted over an open flame and lightly seasoned to preserve the unique taste of each tender cut.Adding to our unique dining experience, you will be treated to a sumptuous, gourmet salad and vegetable bar featuring over 30 items including imported cheeses, cured meats, fresh vegetables and more. We complement your meal with traditional Brazilian side dishes such as caramelized bananas, crispy polenta, seasoned mashed potatoes and our world-famous cheese bread (pao de queijo).No meal is complete without trying a refreshing caipirinha, something from our award-winning wine list or one of our decadent desserts
Voorhees, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“carnivore heaven!!!!!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

The service here is some of the finest I have ever experienced. The food is always excellent. It is a place to choose if you are looking for a different dining experience. It is pricey but the cuts of meat and salad bar are well worth it. We have taken groups of friends there and always have a great time. It can get very crowded and noisy so definitely not a choice for a quiet romantic dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
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Washington, Ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Tsunami of red meat”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

The concept of "eat as much as you can" is usually reserved for the low end restaurants with a lot of pasta and low quality meat or fish. It was a surprise to come across the place where very high quality meat is served in abundance ( actually there is no limit of how much you can consume) prepared just to your liking and served fresh and juicy in small portions. The salad bar is huge with numerous choices and there is no limit on the trips to refill your dish. We enjoyed tremendously garlic beef and "T-bone lamb" and asked for many refills. There is a great selection of wine and desserts but those are limited for separate orders. All together a great venture and memorable evening.

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lives up to expected standard”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

The restaurant is centrally located about a block off Market Street, and is in easy walking distance of many of the top downtown restaurants. The food quality has remained consistently high, and the service has been attentive without being stuffy. Reservations are essential.

  • Visited February 2013
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3 reviews
“Delicious food”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Fogo de chao has the best service ever....excellent pleasant crew, amazing delicious food, perfect ambience and good price! You can bringnyour own wine and they will chill it for u then served nicely by them with affordable price! Salad bar is amazing it is so easy to be full immediately when u see the salad bar but u have to slow down on that coz the best part are the meat served in skewers....best brazilian steaks!you feel like royalty eating in this restaurant. Highly recommendable!

  • Visited September 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Very expensive experience”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very nice salad bar but no soups and the restaurants is very elite and well decorated but extremely expensive experience especially for Muslims who don't eat pork or wine because almost half the items served contains either of those.they stopped working on that green or red flag concept which was very famous indeed.u have to be very hungry to break even this non stop meat service. Also they don't serve sauces with the meat which is very poor. They should serve a variety of famous sauces and at least include a refill beverages like 95 % of the states restaurants

  • Visited August 2013
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