Fogo de Chao - Washington DC

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$31 to $50
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Join us at Fogo de Chão® Washington DC located in the historic Evening Star building in Penn Quarter. A Beaux-Arts style façade invites guests into a space featuring large murals depicting ranch life in Southern Brazil.
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 170.

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with friends & family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 3304 People Are Saying
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HM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This service is always paramount. This is why we come.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening, great meet, wonderful staff.

MT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the 9th year in a row my friend and I have met up for a Christmas lunch. We love it.

RW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you for another amazing dining experience. Food was delicious & the service was wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Upstairs Floor Manager was AMAZING! She personally came to our table multiple times to check on us. I had a shoulder and ankle injury and she was over accommodating with helping us down the elevator and out the side door. Appreciated her more than she could imagine! Next time I’m in DC, I will definitely be back!

M
Panama
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

AC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Other than me not receiving my hot tea at all, not refilling the polenta, and multiple staff brushing into my chair, the service was good. We were seated at a round table all the way at the back left of restaurant right near the entry to the kitchen. It was very loud and busy there. Could have sworn I asked for a quieter location at reservation. The salad bar area was very crowded. Just a few less seats would allow better flow around it. Food was excellent as usual. What is upstairs? Would he awesome to have a second story with a salad bar. Next time I have a group will ask for the private enclosed room.!!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dining experience for our guests from Greece.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

the experience was amazing. My only complaint would be the cold vegetable bar. Cold roasted vegetables? Not the best in my opinion. Everything else was amazing.

TI
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was great. I just wish the garlic sirloin taste a bit better. I go for that particular cut of meat and this time it was just off.

R
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for meat-lovers! Enjoy various cuts of meat brought to your table with a nice salads and sides buffet. You will not leave hungry!

c
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My family and I were in DC for the day celebrating my son’s 18th birthday. Fogo de Chao has been on his wish list for a very long time. Everything was top notch. Service was excellent, wait staff was professional and friendly. Food was delicious. The ambiance and decor was stylish and upscale. I just want future patrons to know that 2:30 is the last reservation for lunch and that the salad bar will close while you’re dining.

D
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Extremely noisy. Food was a disappointment for the price. The salad bar was enjoyable. Overall I wasn't impressed with the food, service or ambiance. I would not call it fine dining.

CP
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Thanksgivings

KB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Our go to restaurant to take guests and family when they visit. The manager always come around to make us feel welcome. All the wait staff help you regardless of where your table is located. Please don’t change a thing. Perfect!

DJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Some of the menu items publicized were not available. Also some of my favorites were no longer on the menu and there was no warning.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best way to do Thanksgiving.

AW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining at its best. Variety of options. Worth the money.

B
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Good price for market table.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was lovely. Great drinks and the food was amazing. Never been to the DC location but I will be sure to visit again. Great service also.

CH
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful to dine at Fogo de Chão. Great service and fantastic food.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meat. Lots of meat. Delicious.

AG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was warned that Texas de Brazil is better. I agree. The ambiance was nice and you can hear your conversation at the table. Not so at Texas de Brazil. However, the salad bar, soup, and cuts of beef, while tasty, did not surpass my experience at Texas de Brazil. Also, at $15+ a cocktail, I expect at least a couple of drops of any alcohol in them. I don’t mind paying that kind of money for a cocktail but it must be worth the price.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

E
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Fogo and I always have a positive experience. The food is amazing and the staff is very attentive and there to cater to your every need. I would definitely recommend.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had high expectations but from the host not clearly explaining how the restaurant works, to poor recommendations, to forcefully taking my plate to serve dessert - knowing that I wasn't finished. I guess he was ready for us to eat & quickly leave.

SE
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fogo de Chao never disappoints! If you are a meat lover like I am, I definitely recommend this wonderful churrasco experience.

MC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a Awesome time thanks to your superb staff. DANIEL was GREAT very nice . His interaction was great. And Iris was Amazing as well both have great customer service. We truly loved our time there.

CG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

My wife and I live in Virginia Beach Virginia and travel to the DC area often. Over the last 20 years of living in Virginia, we have eaten at this location many times and have always found those experiences terrific. This time however Fogo really fell short. We invited family from out of town to visit us in DC and it was there first trip to our nation's capital, as well as dining at Fogo. From the moment we arrived for our reservation, Fogo was lacking their usual excellent services. Valet parking was a disaster, with just two very angry and curt valets handling the parking. I waited outside in the cold for over 20 mins just to get my car taken. Our party of six was seated very close to the front door and right in the entry corridor to the main dining room. Everytime patrons came and left from the front entry, our group was hit with cold air. Also, it seems Fogo has packed the main dining floor with so many tables, it made for a cramped and uncomfortable dining experience. The only 5 star grade I can give is for our waiter Steven. He was excellent in being helpful and engadged with our dining party. Fogo's food was as always good, but this time around with the issues I mentioned, it just lacked the usual Fogo polish. For what I paid, nearly $700 which also includes a 30% tip for Stevens excellent service, I would expect more and better from Fogo than what we received. I think the next time we are in the DC area, I will have to find a new restaurant to try.

OT
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Beef Ribs were outstanding

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal absolutely outstanding service by the wait staff couldn’t have asked for a better experience

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved the food and entire experience. Can’t wait to go back on our next special occasion.

OT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I have eaten at numerous Brazillian steak houses before including several Fogo de Chao. Unfortunately, the service this time was bad. I asked different waiters on numerous occasions to bring certain cuts of meat (for which I was paying extra) and they never responded. Although we were tended to for water refills, after we sat down there was little if any interaction with wait staff. Eventually I spoke with a manager who comped the entire meal but it didn't make up for the fact that I wanted to eat lamb chops and never did.

GG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in town. Great value! The salad bar also has great selection. Kids 6 and under for free.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The new lighting upgrade is nice. The food is always good.

H
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience1

Food was great, as always! But the lighting was horrid...way way too bright. Turn down your new LED lights!

DB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went for the $39 special they have been widely advertising for the past few weeks. Ate an okay meal full of tender steaks, although they do rare steak well but medium to medium well is hit and miss. Also, they tend to cut too many of the steaks with the grain, not against it rendering too many cuts tough. Lastly, the filet Mignon was bland but super tender.

Cut to the end when the bill comes, instead of $39 the cost of the meal was $59 per person!!! I was told that one must tell the waiter before the meal that you wish to take advantage of the special because the special does not include filet, ribeye, or ribs. Totally disappointed, instead of our group paying about $160 for meals the cost was $240!!! Simple customer service would dictate that they inform you about the special and it’s restrictions BEFORE the meal.

This is a perfect bait and switch because deep on the third page of the fine print is the fact that one must inform the server of your intention to partake of the special. Just leaves a sour taste in the mouth. We paid. Left a tip that was generous but less generous than normal. The $39 special feels like a scam that many customers get hoodwinked into thinking they are getting only to really be getting the full price experience which is not as good as it once was. Buyer beware!!!! Plus the special only includes the tough cuts of meats, no filet, no ribeye, no ribs. Plenty of chicken and tougher fattier cuts of steak. Take your money and just go to a regular steakhouse or restaurant with better and overall value.

M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service! The selection of meats and salad bar were superb and perfectly prepared.
Thank you for recognizing U.S veterans and making the day special for us.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Veterans day and everything was awesome!

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