Fogo de Chao - Washington DC

4.6
3978 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 and patio, 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

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What 3978 People Are Saying
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4.5
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kypb
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We never got the lamb chops even though it was requested several times.

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SimoniaT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! The service was good, but our waiter left early which threw us off a bit. Overall, it was an amazing experience and I look forward to returning in the very near future.

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ErnieD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

To start out with, my reservation was at 8:30 and I wasn't seated until 9 pm. There was no paper towels in the restroom to dry your hands. One of my guest wasn't happy with the meat and wanted hers well done all the way through. My guest drove 434 miles just for your restaurant because my second guest liked the place when she was here back in August. We had to request it for her 5x. I guess because of her request, they quit bringing food to our table because I sat and waited, while the waiters went to every table except ours. My one guest who ate 1 small salad was charged $32.00 for what would normally be less than $8 salad. There were 3 managers walking around and when one was suppose to come to our table, they all disappeared. The only good attraction was our waitress Chris. She was elegant, sympatric and I wish my bill of $182.47 could have went to her. There was no police discounts, there was just the 1/2 off of my bill for my guest. I have never been a fan of Fogo de Chao, I preferred Texas de Brazil, but Unfortunately Covid forced them out of business. This was probably my last visit to this store.

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Bishop
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

The restaurant was well over crowded especially during this pandemic. The noise was unbearable. The quality of the meats and especially the salad bar have gone down considerably. I was not too keen on the in authentic use of male and female gauchos. Overall ambience and quality was lacking. Price or rather value was not commensurate, it was way overpriced for what they are offering. I probably will not go back to another Fogo de Chão in the United States.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded a day ago

It's always our hope that our guests find excellent value in the high-quality food we serve, and we apologize for falling short. We appreciate you taking a moment to share your remarks, and we'd love to have another opportunity to impress you in the future.

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TequilaA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipJasonA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing experience, the food was outstanding and they gave us a free piece of cake for our bday boy. Thank you for your first class hospitality, we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Todo perfecto

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Maza
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bar and different meats are always delicious!

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 19 October 2021

Thank you for the review, Maza! We hope to serve you again, soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fogo still hold their badge as top tier restaurant with great foods. Hands down holding its rank as one of the best! Those new places are hip and cute but does not stand a chance when it comes to service and food taste and quality!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fogo de Chao in DC went above and beyond our expectations. The service and genuine food were amazing!!!

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vipShellySp
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Most of the beef options were over cooked even though I asked for rare, having given up on medium rare.

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vipShanL
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fabulous food and service !

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SherryD
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although a bit pricey, it was worth every penny. By far, the best Brazilian steakhouse experience we had. None of the meat selections was disappointing. Highlights were the lamb, filet, and ribeye. There are also so many items on the sides/appetizer bar, that you really can enjoy a wealth of flavors and textures. Completely excellent from start to finish!

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vipYulianaH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Very expensive for the fast food service - noisy!!! Will never go back!!!!

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded a day ago

Our team is saddened that you weren't impressed with your recent visit. We will be sure to address these concerns, as we always want to provide a pleasant experience. Please reconsider returning, as we would love to make this right. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my wife were celebrating our first anniversary and it was a wonderful experience. Everyone was so kind and very interactive with the customer.

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KeithA
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my wife for a Bday celebration. She had a great time . The meats kept coming all fresh and even well doe just for her. The lamb chops were delicious.

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RubenB
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I love this place and the food. Unfortunately on this visit everyone at my table got sick that night and the next couple days after. I called the manager and he was very understanding and accommodating. He even refunded me and I asked him to please keep the tip for the waitress.
My only concern was with the other patrons who didn’t adhere to the mask mandate when going to the buffet booth. I will be back soon.

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Howard
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I enjoyed the enormous salad bar with so many other items on it. Very nice selection.

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iPuppet
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

All in all, we enjoyed this place a lot. My wife wanted steak and this seemed like fun. I got a same day reservation, but when we got there right on time, we still had to wait 25 minutes to be seated. You start out at the lavish salad bar, which in itself was a treat. I tried not to fill up on veggies as we were there for MEAT, but I was sorely tempted. I ended up with tomato and mozzarella, blanched asparagus, and assorted peppers. I wish I had tried the black beans, but, another time. The servers come to your table with huge skewers of beef, pork, lamb and chicken which you can have served or not. I have to say that the beef outshone the pork ribs or the lamb, which we both found to be very greasy and not as flavorful. Beef was definitely the star. We tried the house special beef, which I believe was ribeye, the filet minion, and sirloin, all of which were perfection. There were many other choices, but did I mention we were there for steak? We will have to try again very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Very fine restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

I been there before but this time I wasn't impressed with the Service or the food. I had to ask so many times to try some of the meat and I just get tired of asking the Service was ok.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 12 October 2021

Our team is saddened that you weren't impressed with your recent visit. We will be sure to address these concerns, and we look forward to ensuring that future visits are excellent in every way.

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OCarlos
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

An uncomfortable experience.
On Sunday, Oct 10, 2021, a friend of mine who lives in DC invited us for Lunch at Fogo De Chao. The appointment was at 2:00 pm. We arrived at 1:40 PM approximately. The server located a table for us provided the menu and a courtesy plate with 4 small pastry items. Between 5-10 after seated she arrived at to table and asked for the menu, she said sorry I gave the lunch menu but we are serving dinner right now (1:55 PM), and it implied a rise in the cost of about $25 dollars more than lunch regular price. We were so mad with her behavior, that we stood, thanked her for the lack of courtesy, and left the rest. It was so obvious that we were the only Hispanics in the dining room.
We were visiting DC for a weekend short trip. The only bad experience in the City. Was sad to see the disappointed face on the friend who invited us and has the place as one of its favorites. For me "a small sample will suffice", this motivated me to share the experience with reviews readers.

Carlos Ortiz.
P.S. I provide my Open Table confirmation number, 1000051595.
(For those who may consider this post a false one.)

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 13 October 2021

Carlos, please let us assure you that we truly respect all of our guests. It's important to us that we provide high quality service and enjoyable experiences to our valued guests, so we're sorry yours was anything less, and we will be sure to review these concerns with our team. We truly hope to welcome you and your friend back for a five-star visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

It was fine. Food was good. Don’t expect to go here on a nice date, you are strictly a number and it is very very loud inside. You are seated very close to others as well.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded 4 days ago

Our guests mean the world to us, and it concerns us to read that you did not feel well taken care of. Your feedback will be shared with our team, and we welcome you to return, as we would love to provide you with the 5-star service that you deserve. Thank you.

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JuanV
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you are alone in DC and still want to eat meat this is truly an alone people friendly restaurant.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 11 October 2021

Thank you for this recommendation, Juan! We truly appreciate your kind words and support. We look forward to serving you again!

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2good2betrue
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was incredible, the food was great, but the noise level was way too high to talk easily.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was DELICIOUS. The service was AMAZING. I have been to many restaurants and none of my experiences come close to the 5 star service at this location. I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!! Worth every dollar.

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LuisMava
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food an service. Totally recommended. Reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating my wife’s birthday and this location undoubtedly exceeded our expectations! 10/10

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Servers were very friendly and hospitable. Meat selections tasty and flavorful. Thank you for being open during these covid days. Much appreciated for all the hard work that goes unseen. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Dinning price starts at 3:15pm!!

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 6 October 2021

We apologize for any inconvenience, as we always want to accommodate our guests to the best of our abilities. Please give us another try, as we'd love the opportunity to earn your trust and support. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pretty good food for the value. Good ambiance and service.

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MaraleiB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can never go wrong with Fogo- great value and something for everyone!

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Markie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Have been going to Fogo for years. I guess because of the pandemic they are short on staff. I had to ask 3 times for them to bring filet mignon by our table. Just not up to the normal standards of service they used to provide.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 5 October 2021

Attentive service is what you deserve, Markie, so we apologize for delivering anything less. Please visit us again, as we will be sure to make this right.

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AnJay
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant NEVER disappoints when it comes to taste, quality, and appearance of the food, which is probably why the restaurant was crowded. I mean it was so full, they had to be at their maximum capacity. I truly hope nobody in there had covid19 because one person could have easily infected dozens of people.

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Go2aMuseum4ThaExperience
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Had a good time, place was packed and I was worried about self-serve at the salad bar, but they had Purell. Service was not as good as usual. Took a long time to get drinks and waited over 20 minutes for the check. Was very crowded. Also took a while to get some of the meats. Service was not as good as usual, but still a good choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! Wonderful experience leading to a self-induced food coma. Love everything about this restaurant. Valet car parking is a great amenity.

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Venus
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed the Overall Experience. This wasn't just good food but an Outstanding Experience. Thanks to the Outstanding Staff - Great Job Staff. Sending my love and appreciation for providing the wonderful atmosphere for my son's birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews