Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia

4.4
4189 reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao is the leading Brazilian steakhouse specializing in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Please join us in our dining room, or bring the Fogo Experience to you with Fogo To-Go, Butcher Shop or Catering for Pick-Up or Contactless Delivery. Visit www.fogo.com to make a reservation or place an order.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 4189 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.1
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful dinner and night out with my wife. My all time favorite place to go for my birthday.

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LeeMac
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Nice experience out. Beverage service on the slower side. Super crowded. Variety of meats come often.

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vipSonnyT2
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've eaten at a number of Fogo de Chao restaurants across the US, and quite a few similar places throughout Brazil. This is one of the better ones. The servers were very attentive, the meal was excellent, and I was even impressed with the martini I ordered -- I'm very finnicky about martinis. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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AmyT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I did not realize that this was a "buffet" style restaurant when I made reservations. We we disappointed that you could not just order a Filet, but must order the entire tasting experience. The Market Table food was just so so. There is NO childrens menu. They literally just have french fries for kids, which my child does not eat... so she left hungry because the market table selections were not kid friendly either. We will not be going back.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded 2 days ago

We're sorry to hear your meal did not meet your expectations, Amy, as we always want you to be blown away. We will be in touch via direct message to further address your concerns. Kind Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great! Way less packed during lunch and the staff were very attentive to our needs. They specifically asked which cuts of meat we wanted and how we wanted them cooked, and then brought it over to our table. Lunch was a great deal!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Been here quite a few times but for some reason the food was not that great. The steak had a lot of fat in it and was very rubbery and not cooked well.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 27 July 2021

Every meal here at Fogo de Chão should be exceptional, so we are disappointed to hear we fell short. We hope you choose to visit us in the near future, as we'd love to make this right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Have dined at Fogo de Chao many times in Miami and New Orleans. The food and service at those locations are great. The food at this location was just not the same. Same type of cuts but the quality of the meat and how it was cooked seemed much different from other locations. The rodizio servers were fine and attentive but the wait staff rotates and didn’t visit the table to followup. You had to literally flag them down if you needed something.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 27 July 2021

Our cuts should always be seasoned to perfection and to our guests' satisfaction, so it is disappointing to read your remarks. We want to prove to you our quality has not wavered, so our team will be in touch via direct message. Thank you.

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

the servers need to be better trained to take food to every table with green! We we skipped so many times!! Salad bar could get upgraded to tastier options!

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 27 July 2021

Nancy, it's disappointing to hear that your experience fell short, as we always want to deliver amazing moments. We will be in touch with you via direct message to address this matter.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Anniversary

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vipGulleysFoil
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was plentiful and tasty. The waitress and waiter were very attentive. It was a nice experience.
I did think that there were too many people around the salad bar considering COVID numbers are increasing but I wore a mask and used the hand sanitizer that was provided by the restaurant.

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MarjorieF
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved everything about our visit. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable. The employees really work as a team and it shows. We had our 2 children with us(8 & 3yo). They don’t have an actual kids menu, but there was plenty on the buffet that our kids would eat and chicken options. The 8yo even tried some steak. Also one of the buffet attendants heard my 3yo ask for apples, which were not on the buffet. She went out of her way to get her an apple and slice it up, she even brought out caramel dip to go with it. Management stopped by every table to ensure a great experience.
When we are back in the city, we will definitely stop here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La única sugerencia es que deben tener una tarifa de niño por lo el regular ellos no consumen mucho.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The first time at Fogo de Chao - was a great experience. A busy place - lots of bustle lots of groups. Rather than the standard fare, we went for sharing one of the indulgent steaks. We shared it among four of us and it was perfect ... the wait staff and the chef who delivered our perfectly cooked steak were great.

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Reds
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every minute. The food was great and drinks was awesome

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vipSteveinPhilly
Philadelphia
133 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for the salad buffet - which is more than salad (smoked salmon, meats, soups and more - which has always been great. Because of COVID business was down so no table next to us. Staff were all vaccinated.
Upon entering I saw our "server" was Mike the same server we had the last time we ate there 918 months ago because of COVID). He was great last time and again this time. Shout out to management about Mike. GREAT personality!

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JasonM
Caribbean
16 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Have been to Fogo dozens of times and I will never return. Went on Wednesday night with two acquaintances for dinner. When I say we didn’t get any selection of meats I mean we got ZERO selection. Since I’ve been there so many times I knew what to order. All they kept bringing was pineapple chicken, and filet. We don’t get the sausages, ribeye, chicken with bacon, lamb chops or any of the other items. I had to keep asking for lamb chops, and filet. Service with Robbie was horrible. He had left for the night and didn’t even say he was leaving. Usually he would say I am leaving for the night and so and so is taking over. Before I go is there anything you law that I can get you. He said NOTHING! So we were looking for him to order more drinks. Finally an Asian kid we asked to help us and he said sure. This restaurant has gone down hill big time. Management sucks and the service is horrible. I don’t suggest going here. I definitely won’t be back.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 26 July 2021

You deserve a wonderful dining experience that is nothing short of attentive service with a delicious meal, Jason, so we're sorry we missed the mark. Our team would like to make this right, so we will be in touch via direct message. Warm Regards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

The meats are good, but that’s about it. The place is pretty gimmicky. The service looks poorly paid.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 20 July 2021

Your experiences with us should always be wonderful and leave you completely satisfied, so it's disappointing to read your opinion. We'd love to work towards your satisfaction, so we'll be sure to send you a direct message. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I had a terrible experience. I repeatedly asked for specific cuts of meat and I stayed at the restaurant for almost two hours but did not receive them. It was very hot and it seemed like their AC system was not working. Some of the items at the salad bar had a bad taste. Overall, I would not recommend going their to anyone especially because it’s considered fine dining but felt more like a 1-2 star restaurant. Very disappointing!

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 20 July 2021

We always want our guests to leave impressed with their Fogo de Chão experience, so it's disheartening to learn we let you down. We hope that you'll consider giving us another chance to provide you with a 5-star experience in the future. Best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a super busy Saturday night but the service was top notch as was the food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steak I have ever eaten. 6 of us eat so much food. But we didn't want to stop eating

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First experience at Fogo de Chao, and I will definitely be back. The food was delicious, the drinks were wonderful, it was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday!

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viplaryk
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience all around

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We always have the Fogo experience and the meat comes out right away, however, this time it took about 20 minutes before the gauchos started coming to our table and by that time, I was full off mashed potatoes, plain rain and water.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 19 July 2021

We apologize for the wait you experienced. Providing excellent service is always our goal, so we will review this with our team. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to better serve you in the future, as your satisfaction is important to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

27th Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Meat was taking forever to come around. Salad bar food wasn’t good. It was hectic busy servers were exhausted. Not what I expected.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 19 July 2021

Your expectations should have been met, as delivering delicious meals and attentive service will always be our goal. We hope to have an opportunity to address your concerns in detail, as your satisfaction is important. Our team will be reaching out via direct message soon. Warm Regards.

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vipElisabethG
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive staff. So glad to be back!

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vipFern
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there! Lotta food!

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VictoriaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food, wide variety, very cool experience, beautifully ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING! The service, the food, the atmosphere, everything was outstanding!!

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vipjules
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent - everyone was so friendly. Annisa our server was so attentive and accommodated my gluten free needs. Try the rib eye - it is fabulous!

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ChristineP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

May sons 21st birthday

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Bronxtanya
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved every minute of the experience per usual, the staff was amazing and the food was outstanding, it was a breath of fresh air to be out and about with my baby, Happy Anniversary to us and thanks FOGO for the sweet treat on you for our special day!

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DollmaS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

It’s was my first time here and honestly I don’t write reviews but I had to for this one. I ordered drinks and it only took the server 30 mins to get the drink. They had me seated in the back and they didn’t bring much meat. There wasn’t a huge selection on the meat or they just didn’t bring it back there either way definitely not worth $60. Very disappointed and not going back

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 12 July 2021

Our team is saddened to read your comments. We apologize for the service you experienced, and we're sorry you weren't impressed with your meal. Your feedback is valued, and please know that we will review this with our team to make sure we're providing five-star visits moving forward. Thank you.

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WalterB
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience1

This is going to be my first bad review of Fogo de Chao. I've been going to this location for about 15 years and it is absolutely going downhill. First, let me enlighten you with regard to the valet parking situation. Don't believe Fogo's website. First - it's not 21.00, it's 27.00, but... when you pull up and see that 27.00, if you drive an SUV they charge you an additional 5.00 bringing it to 32.00 to park for 2 hours. Who doesn't drive an SUV nowadays? Our reservation was for 7pm, and we got there a bit early and they seated us right away. Our Waiter and Waitress were very attentive as we expected. However, we had to ask for the mashed potatoes and sides. They did bring bread out right away. They never replenished any of the sides throughout the meal. The salad bar looked ransacked which was disappointing. Now for the actual dinner.. The food as usual was excellent - that is if you could get any. I complained 4 times to the waiter that the servers serving the meat were ignoring us and bringing no food, with the rare exception that someone kept trying to bring chicken wrapped in bacon. If I go to a steakhouse, I want beef not chicken. We barely had any steak because we couldn't get any of the servers to bring any. As for the atmosphere, this used to be a pretty upscale place. Apparently according to the server, there is no dress code anymore because they are trying to make up for Covid losses. I don't expect people in suits and ties and dresses, but I've seen better dressed people at a McDonalds. At least 1/2 the patrons were wearing ripped jeans, t-shirts, and work boots. This is not what I expect at an upscale restaurant. For dessert, I had the Papaya Cream which was one of my favorites. It used to come in a goblet, now it came in what looked like a large Margarita glass. Also, it wasn't blended at all, the whole center was just vanilla ice cream. It's a shame to see this place go downhill like this.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 12 July 2021

Walter, delivering top-notch experiences that meet your every need is our priority, so we're disappointed to hear we missed the mark. We'd love the chance to welcome you back for a better evening. So when you are ready, please join us again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The staff here is amazing!! The food availability was a bit slower than normal and we had several that had very grisly areas. Not quite what we normally have when we go there!! Overall our group had a great time!

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JohnnyC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great tasting food, great staff. Clean, laid back. My 2nd time there and I still love it. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was mostly wonderful, my only issue was there was not a non-dairy dessert option which was very difficult because our birthday girl was lactose intolerant. But the service, drinks and rest of the meal was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

We arrived with a reservation , greeting and place I was Great, food and services not at all , we ask for our meat cooked medium well and they only bringing us rare , after I call the waitress and explain they only bring us 2 round of meat . My experience with The drinks I can say I was fine .
The price I was to much . My husband and o we all together didn’t eat a whole stake because they only came 3 times with the meat that was cook at the medium well term .

I really don’t recommend this place to anyone meat was extremely salty I rather to paid to a Steak on a restaurant that they Listen to my desire.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 9 July 2021

Your cuts should always be prepared and seasoned to your complete satisfaction, as offering cuts that you desire is important. We hope to have another opportunity to earn your support, so our team will be reaching out via direct message to continue the conversation. Thank you.

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Petra
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful.

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vipRickT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

This place is over-rated and over-priced. Quality of meats is subpar and servers are inattentive.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 7 July 2021

We always want your visits with us to be worth it, Rick, and we are sorry for falling below your expectations. We aim to deliver quality meals and attentive service, and we hope you will allow us a chance to work towards earning your satisfaction. We will be in touch via direct message soon. Thank you.

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