Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston

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1965 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Join us at Fogo de Chão Boston located in the historic Copley Square, across the street from The Boston Public Library and literally steps from Trinity Church and the Hancock Building. The location is ideal for locals and tourists alike.
Fogo de Chão is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse (Churrascaria) that has been setting the standard in Brazil for the past 36 years. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill and carve tableside each of our cuts of meat like Picanha (signature sirloin), Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Fraldinha (Brazilian sirloin) Cordeiro (lamb) and more. In addition to the main dishes, enjoy our gourmet Market Table, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list. Guests can also choose to enjoy lighter seafood selections or enjoy the gourmet Market Table only option.
We also offer semiprivate and private areas that can accommodate parties up to 130.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate the Mothers in your life at Fogo. All moms who dine receive a complimentary dining card. Sunday, May 12, 11am-9pm, Dinner price all day. *Restrictions apply.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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K
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time My family eats here we are treated like VIP guests. The staff really knows how to treat their customers and they are willing to make sure the experience is excellent.

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AF
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is our second time to Fogo and we were a bit disappointed. We absolutely loved it before but we found the meats were not as good this time around. The steak options were either tough or fatty, the chicken was very dry. We enjoyed the pork and lamb options.

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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice spread of fresh vegetables and fruits to start off with. It's hard to not want to fill up with the variety before the meats arrive. The meats were perfectly seasoned and cooked. You will not be disappointed!

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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good!

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Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Yyyyyyyuuuuummmmmmyyyyyy!!!!

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RS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, very friendly staff, enjoyed the beef and variety of meats,

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LZ
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simplyyy Amazing!!!! Very good food, service and ambiance!!! Will definitely come back!!

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FB
Zurich
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For carnivores :
All you can eat including generous servings of sirloin. Tender, crispy and well seasoned.
You control the pace.
A must for your red meat splurge

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BS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The real dichotomy IMHO is that the salad and side dish bar is probably better than the main courses! However, you feel guilty not loading up on the meats. The premise is that you "buffet" style get your sides and a salad then as long as you want it they bring you spits of lamb, chicken, pork and meat. there are only a few meal choices and they want you to sign up for the "whole experience", which is fine but at $56 that is priced for the large eater and for many of us we don't eat that way anymore.
The service was pretty good, although you start with the buffet by serving yourself, there are so many options there that this is probably the best way to do it. The offer a number of specialty drinks but they are pricey and and a bit overdone. Overall it's a decent experience but for most of us at the table it's too pricey and meat based for frequent dining.

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KS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was good but the flow of food is challenging even if you flip your coaster. It's difficult to ensure you get the cuts of meat you prefer without being distracted from conversation etc. I would prefer a high end buffet where you can choose the timing and choices to better suite your needs. It feels like a chain restaurant and not as authentic as I hoped.

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C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! From the meal to the drinks to the charm of our waiters and waitresses. We loved it so much we came back for lunch the next day!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience and food itself are absolutely excellent. Definitely not the place you'd be going every day for reasons of cost, but still a fantastic venue.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was magical! Truly! I made a reservation for my boyfriends birthday months in advanced with specific accommodations which the hostess and waitress met beautifully. The food was amazing and the ambiance was intimate. Would recommend for special occasions or romantic dinners in the city.

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant with very friendly staff. Excellent meats and salad bar.

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HUGE selection on the Salad Bar - the Carrot Ginger soup was outstanding.

Very attentive waitstaff. Will visit again.

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T
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great dinner experience for a friend’s birthday.

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GJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Fogo de Chao and most of the Brazilian steakhouses. Fogo is always great. Its not cheap at $57.50 per person for the full churrascaria, but you get to literally eat as much as you want, and the food is great. My only complaints are that many of the meats are coming out too rare.....even the first slice from the outside is literally uncooked some of the time. Not just rare, but actually uncooked. I don't eat it like this, so I just put those raw slices aside and keep asking for more until I get something similar to medium. I'm sure most other people do not eat it like this either, so many slices are going to waste. I wish they would just keep it on the fire a bit longer. And my other complaint is that the knives are not sharp at all! This is a steakhouse, so they should have good, sharp steak knives, but instead everyone at my table, and most of the tables around us had what seemed like dull butter knives!

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BK
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I’ve been going there frequently and have always went very satisfied however this time the meats were taking forever to come to our table. They were mostly serving chicken and pork. We had to ask the waiter over 5x to bring us some steaks.
Steaks were very tough and over rare.
I like this place but I hope they will relook at the current situation and fix it because they will lose a lot of customers

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VS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it! Valet parking service would make it even better.

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WC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a very good experience, loves the food and the eviroment. Our server got kinda mad when I askes for the bill but everything else was good.

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WJ
London
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always had a fabulous dining experience! Very friendly and attentive staff. Would definitely go back again!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was pleasant, the buffet plentiful. But most of the varied cuts of meat were only of fair quality. None were of the quality I’d expect if I’d ordered that specific item as an entree. The various types of chicken were very dry. I appreciated the complementary dessert to note my son’s birthday.

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a
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing, all the best meat cuts. Highlights as always: Picanha, Pork Ribs, Fraldinha.
Salad bar is very good. Just the Feijoada that could be better.
Service was excellent!!! All waiters/waitresses were very attentive, polite, friendly.

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A
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It's hard to compare a churrascaria to another restaurant because the concept and experience is so unique, but having dined at many American churrascarias I can say that this Fogo is superior to the Fogo in San Jose, CA and on par with the Fogos in DC and Orlando. Good "salad" bar with some nice rotating/special items. Lots of roaming gauchos, although not as much variety of cuts as you'd expect on a Saturday night. We had to make a few requests for particular cuts—including med rare picanha, which should be the most popular—but overall we were able to get what we wanted to eat in a reasonable amount of time. A random point, but: the steak knives need to be upgraded or sharpened; they seemed lower quality than I've had before at Foto or Texas de Brazil, or mom and pop churrascarias, or at least they had dulled substantially. Either way, you will never regret a meat parade like you'll find at Fogo, so it's always a good experience.

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AL
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Salad bar is exceptional and the variety of meats the gaucho chefs bring over are always delicious. I have been here many times but brought a couple friends for the first time and their expectations were easily surpassed. One of my favorite meats is the Parmesan pork, and dessert has to be the tres leches cake.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

(THIS REVIEW IS FOR BOSTON FOGO DE CHAO, NOT SURE WHY IT SAYS LA)I asked for a beer for me and one for my wife at the beginning and server never came back asking if I wanted more. Good variety of salads but hot food buffed only had white rice and feijoada(beans). Skewer guys were not diligent coming back to the table and a few times I had to keep calling them and waiving believe it or not! First server disappeared and a lady came over to help us , no smile , no hi how are you nothing .. my wife waited 15 minutes for a piece of meat towards the end and when I lost my patience to wait I called out loud for a passing by server who went to get the guy.... this time our server showed up asking “what kind of meat did you want ?” Again no smiles , almost as if she was doing us a favor... for this price $52.95 a person I was expecting a lot more ... when I go to the cape I go to Brazilian Grill where food is 10 times better , service is superior! Also charged my 2 10 and 11 years old kids full price and when I asked for it to be reviewed no apologies were offered .. again the lady thought she was doing me a favor ... very unpleasant afternoon at this place! Very disappointed will never go back,

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ZO
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite place food is amazing and the service was great.

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j
Charleston
45 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

AN EXPERIENCE WORTH THE TIME AND MONEY. WOULD GO AGAIN

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W
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Conference in town

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MS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Salad bar was amazing. Beef cuts were far from good. Very difficult to chew. Wine was very good, Argentinian Malbec

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CC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We’ve been to Brazilian steak houses all over the country. Usually they are great. This one....not so much.

The meat was very fatty, full of gristle and under seasoned. The service was good but the meat, which is why you go there, was sub par.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I normally don’t do any written reviews but I was appalled at the service provided. I went with a group of friends to the Brazilian buffet for an event. My boyfriend and I knew that the menu was going to accommodate our diets so we skipped out on the high dollar steak buffet. The rest of our friends ordered this options which was fine with us. I guess this is a rare occurrence because all the waiters started to whisper and watch our able to make sure we didn’t touch any of there meat. It was very noticeable and everyone just felt very uncomfortable.

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R
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome as usual and the management is phenomenal. Ana Sheldon-Lima is an asset to the restaurant and makes us feel like family every time we dine there.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a big group of family and it was so fun!!!!

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L
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal

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Q
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always delicious food.

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RM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We love Fogo! A large organization had booked the back area, so we sat in a different room than we usually do. There was a large party next to us, so our server was more focused on them, but the great part about Fogo is every person who works there is attentive to your needs. You can ask anyone to help, and they are so nice! The manager, Ana, is fabulous! The food was delicious - the filet was absolutely amazing! We always have a great experience at Fogo.

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L
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 3

It was my first time. I came with my family for a birthday. As we were seated I went to use the restroom. 1 stall was out of order, another did not lock and was dirty. When I returned to the table the server had come already. I was never introduced to the restaurant and how it worked. My menu was taken from my hand as I was first looking at it. We spent $350 for 4 people. We were seated in an extremely busy corner with patrons coming and going on their cell phones. I did not enjoy it at all.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My annual visit with my college friend from Chile who comes to Boston for the International Seafood Expo.

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