We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A BIRTHDAY PRESENT TO ME”

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
Reserve with OpenTable
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #10 of 2,037 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $48 - $48
Cuisines: Brazilian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Market Pl.
Description: 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.
Millersville, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A BIRTHDAY PRESENT TO ME”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

Special occasions require special actions including a drive into Charm City. This used to be the Land of Pleasant Living but now is the land of stray bullets. But no soap box today as this lunch was truly outstanding, a dining experience and I don't make or say that much anymore when dining out.

Now understand it was a Monday LUNCHTIME and not dinner or weekend when situation could be much more hectic. However, my wife and I were seated and waiter Dalton (named after Roadhouse character by Patrick Swayze) spent several minutes explaining how things worked as this was our first dining experience at Fogo de Chao. Now we have eaten at Brazilian restaurants in other cities with excellent prepared meats and this was my choice for my birthday lunch. I was here for the meat.

My wife is a Vegetarian and the salad bar was a big hit with her. Even the General Manager stopped at our table and asked why my wife did not have a red/green card. When he learned that she was a Vegetarian, he offered to have Chef prepare her a special fish dish. Talk about being attentive.

Anyway, salad bar was a hit but I was saving myself for the MEAT. You will never have to ask, "Where's the beef?". In fact, several times I had to turn the table card to red side so meat servers did not stop at our table. Dalton and his assistants work as a team and they were on top of their game. My iced tea glass was full at all times. My wife had a bottle of wine in a chiller and staff keep her glass at 1/2 full and no higher as she instructed to keep Chardonnay properly chilled.

Now I tried a small sampling of most of the meats but I quickly developed a taste for special cuts - filet mignon wrapped in bacon (a hit), beef ancho - rib eye (my favorite at medium rare), costela - beef ribs (my 2nd favorite and very different - unlike pork spare ribs), and lamb chops (just a little too mutton taste for me and needed more pepper).

Now I watched other tables and the servers where just going from table to table and then going back to kitchen to bring out more meat on a stick. A fellow seated next to our table wanted his meat somewhat on rare side and the server came back 3 times in less than 2 minutes with a spit of meat exactly as customer requested and that's what I call service. The wait staff removed dirty and used flatware and place settings without the feel of "hovering" like some other so-called Fine Dining restaurants.

We were asked if a special occasion and I replied "My birthday" and of course, Happy Birthday wish. But at the end of meal when I asked for check I was presented a dessert menu and was instructed to order anything and "dessert was on the house". Talk about feeling good...Happy Birthday to me...going back again but during day time to dodge them there stray bullets.

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Ross201024
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

809 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    495
    217
    68
    21
    8
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Florianopolis, SC
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Authentic”
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

As a Brazilian living abroad, Fogo de Chão is a sight for sore eyes.
The salad bar is excellent, with the perfect complements to the various meat cuts. Don't let the somewhat frantic rhythm of the servers push you into eating everything as fast as you can. Take your time. Don't forget to ask for a condensed milk flan for dessert and a guaraná ou caipirinha as your drink!

Helpful?
Thank Gra21136
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fogo de Chao”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very good Brazilian meat fare. If your hungry this is the place to go, if you go away hungry it's your fault. Salad bar is very good, service was phenomenal. Best prices are for lunch, prices go up for dinner. Casual attire is o.k.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank gbudny
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Birthday Celebration”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

We took my husband to Fogo de Chao to celebrate his bday on 11/20.
The food was wonderful. So many selections of beef, chicken, sausage and pork...all cooked perfectly.
The service was perfect. The servers were friendly and attentive and added to a wonderful evening.
The creme brulee was a great suprised...presented with a candle for my hsubands birthday...so yummy!

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank RitaFan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Seven Corners, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
588 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Meat Galore”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

So, the unlimited meat & upscale salad bar cost $50/person . That is very good deal, especially if you only consume lamb and beef. There's no "free refill", but nobody's expected to order coke or ice tea at a place like this. Lamb was delicious, so was the beef. Sausages were ok and pork in Parmesan crumbs were just too dry.
Servers were extremely professional and constantly offered new plates, as well as called a gaucho with particular food to your table. The latter part was particularly appreciated and saved everybody a lot of time. They have an extensive wine list, for every occasion and wallet size. I'll be sure to visit them again ... when I can look at meat again. :)))

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Seth J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse also viewed

 

Been to Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing