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“Better than Expected”

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
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Ranked #7 of 3,924 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $55
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Buckhead
Cross street: East Paces Ferry Rd NE
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Better than Expected”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Had to make last minute reservation for a group of 5 here and had no problems getting in on the same night. This place is great! The food was excellent (try the garlic steak!) the service was almost too good, and the drinks were right on. Don't forget to turn your card over to red or they will keep trying to bring you something new. You won't be disappointed with Fogo de Chao.

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic Brazilian grill!”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Nothing but high compliments to Fogo De Chao. The caipirinha was both sweet and strong from the bar, the pao de cajo was nice and warm, and the meat was just fantastic!!! Their rub for the Picanha is awesome! Good amount of salt makes such a nice crunch! And they also had some excellent lamb chops while we were there!! Excellent meal all around..

  • Visited May 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“The most selected variety of meat”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Last time I tried to take a piece of each round and have to stop on the number 41. They have unlimitless rounds of meats (chicken, beef, pork). Brazilian Rodizzio.

Visited October 2012
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Atlanta,GA
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“Meat Eater's Delight!”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We have dined at Fofo many times and have never had a bad experience. The salad bar is amazing and the selection of meats brought to your table are great. We have our favorites but we always try pretty much every one.

Extensive wine list and waiters are very versed on it. Desserts are amazing as well. Plan to come and enjoy some time there. They will not rush you out!

  • Visited May 2013
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Franklin, Tennessee
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“Really good food”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

My husband and I brought our 15 year old son here while we were visiting Atlanta for a couple of days. Hubby and I had been to other Fogos before, but this was our first time to the one here in Atlanta.

I absolutely loved the Fogo in Chicago when I went a few years ago, so I was very excited about going to dinner to this one here in Atlanta, and even more so to bring my son as well. We don't typically go to expensive restaurants on a regular basis, so something like this is a big deal to us.

We had reservations on a Sunday night and we were seated right away. The restaurant was full and the staff was all over the place. What I couldn't get over was how LOUD the place was. I don't feel like the tables were any closer together than other restaurants, but it seemed like we had to raise our voices to talk to the server and amongst ourselves. There were actually young children running around tables, and running to and from the salad bar. To me, that takes away from the "fanciness" of a restaurant. It seemed more like an O'Charleys all of a sudden.

The food was top notch - beginning with the salad bar which could be a meal (a good one) all by itself. Pasta salad, chicken salad, seafood salad, breads, cheeses, veggies, soups... and it was all good. It's tough to not overdo it with the salad bar and save room for the real meal. It was great to have all of the choices of meat and every one was cooked perfectly and melt-in-your mouth delicious.

But as one other reviewer mentioned, this is not a laid back, relaxing dinner. The atmosphere was busy, loud, and although I tried to stretch the time out, we were done in less than an hour, and we even had dessert. I don't remember it being like that at the one in Chicago. This seemed more like a fast paced business lunch, rather than a Sunday night dinner.

So, the food is really good, and of course I would go again. Next time though I will be more prepared for the busy atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
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