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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

Fogo de Chao

Brazilian Restaurant$$$$
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Washington
111 Tips and reviews
  • steak
  • good for dates
  • filet mignon
  • picanha
  • salad bar
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  • Evren Y.
    Evren YigitAugust 27, 2016
    Brazilian restaurant, very very good. Open buffet for the salads are also fresh and tastefull. Meat is very very delicious, go and try.
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGDecember 25, 2016
    You can eat for days. They tell you not to fill up on the salads but they are very good. Paired red meat with red and yellow peppers for a delicious combo.
  • Dmitriy S.
    Dmitriy ShushkinJuly 10, 2012
    Good place with friendly staff. Dark Brazilian beer Xangu is nice one. For only $50 per person you can eat as much meat as you want making choice of 16 different kinds of meat every 2 min. Awesome :)
  • Karen L.
    Karen L.January 22, 2012
    Meat eaters Eutopia! I enjoyed the chicken. Great salad bar, sides and bread!! An experience, fun with a group. I agree with the masses, make sure you are starved before dining.
  • Arwa
    ArwaMay 29, 2015
    I missed their food so bad. The salad bar is great, and their cheesy bread ohhh, literally, something to die for, and of course the meat is really amazing.
  • Esra A.
    Esra AsserySeptember 25, 2016
    Relatively expensive compared to other steakhouses in DC but the unlimited supply of all kinds of meat makes it worth it 🙈🙏
    Upvoted Apr 1
  • Katt L.
    Katt L.July 24, 2012
    This restaurant is for the serious carnivore. My tip: make a reservation during summer or winter Restaurant Week. Dinner is $35.12 per person not including tax and gratuity.
  • Mark .
    Mark 🍔December 11, 2013
    absolutely best restaurant I've ever eaten at. steak is perfectly cooked, service is great and fast. go here immediately.
  • Ben W.
    Ben WimmerAugust 15, 2012
    Like others have said, enjoy the salad bar but save room for meat. Excellent food and top notch service. One of DC's best.
  • Isel A.
    Isel AimeeFebruary 4, 2012
    what in the worlllld is in their cheese bread?! And obviously the meat is out of this world. #1 tip: do not eat the entire day before coming here!
  • Nia W.
    Nia WilkesApril 2, 2012
    Can't pin point my favorite BUT the sausage is delicious!!!!! Going during lunch saves you 15/person... LOVE this meat heaven!
  • Ludovica
    LudovicaFebruary 26, 2013
    excellent restaurant! you should order their chocolate mousse cake and you should also try their fried banana!
  • Denise E Hilderaldo C.
    Everything is great - meats, cheese, Brazilian food, service, environment, ... Loved this place, and I recommend it !!
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsMay 24, 2011
    If you're a meat-eater, you must visit! Our concierge Clay at The Donovan House recommends getting a table downstairs- it's quieter.
  • Zeynep T.
    Zeynep TugsuzJuly 26, 2016
    unlimited salad bar, great meat options, tasty! we already miss it. worths every penny
  • Linda I.
    Linda IngramApril 17, 2011
    The best Brazilian grilled meats and an awesome salad bar. The only place I have to tell them to stop feeding me! Well worth it!
  • Sonhe H.
    Sonhe HottDecember 3, 2016
    What more can I say beaides #Boss everything taste good here even the water. Nice place to go for date night.
  • Rev
    RevSeptember 10, 2016
    Make sure you go when there is a promotion the regular prices are a bit much and you can get your dessert to go
  • Wayne L.
    Wayne LumsdenMarch 31, 2013
    Damn this food is so good! You must try ALL the meat. I have to keep flipping my card over so they don't keep bringing me more.
  • Road Unraveled
    Road UnraveledAugust 25, 2010
    100% fantastic. a meat lover's paradise. the salad bar is great, but focus your efforts on the meat. i'm a fan of the chicken wrapped in bacon
  • Henry H.
    Henry HernándezAugust 7, 2010
    If you are a meat eater, this is the place for you. Go slow and avoid the salad bar unless you are on a diet. Get a nice glass of red wine. Awesome!
  • Tamara K.
    Tamara KabbourSeptember 10, 2011
    Great salad bar, excellent meat. A bit expensive but it is worth it. Costs about $55 per person.
  • Linchi K.
    Linchi KwokNovember 17, 2011
    If you are not a meat person, this is not a place for you. Very nice steaks and BBQ. All you can eat for a price of $50.
  • Alex A.
    Alex AApril 11, 2011
    The picanha is fantastic. Try a slightly charred medium piece - you'll be looking for it for the rest of the night.
  • Eric P.
    Eric PettyNovember 12, 2015
    Come hungry and don't forget to flip your disc over. It's a green light red light disc so they stop bringing meat.
  • Christie F.
    Christie FoxDecember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best bacon wrapped filet mignon ever! There was nothing bad... But don't waste your time on he salad bar!!!
  • Haitham
    HaithamJune 7, 2014
    Awesome food, Great meat, Marvellous salad .. Highly recommended
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LandisFebruary 17, 2013
    If you dont eat anything all day before coming here your stomach will actually shrink and you'll actually have to eat less
  • Ada S.
    Ada SoyuerAugust 10, 2013
    Cheesecake size is a little big. But the meat is PERFECT!
  • A.G
    A.GMay 24
    Excellent service and meat , highly recommend so good
  • Jasiu C.
    Jasiu CzerwonkaSeptember 13, 2014
    Orgasm for meat lovers. Great service and fantastic food.
  • Janice L.
    Janice LeahOctober 12, 2010
    An upscale rodizio in DC...these were a dime-a-dozen in the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ but awesome food
  • Jim P.
    Jim PoehlmanAugust 8, 2013
    Amazing! There isn't one bad thing on the menu.
  • Melissa V.
    Melissa V.December 7, 2012
    Don't waste too much time at the salad bar... Save room for the unlimited meat and cheesy bread
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HamptonMay 4, 2010
    Delicious foodie paradise! Guaranteed foos coma. No seasoning, sauce or anything required and top notch service
  • Chonnavee T.
    Chonnavee TarkarnvirojAugust 13, 2014
    good steak no need any sauce.
  • tolu
    toluAugust 24, 2010
    If you do eat the salad bar, eat some lettuce cause that expands your stomach and you can eat more meat
  • Liz C.
    Liz Caselli-MechaelSeptember 2, 2014
    Employ a smart eating strategy ahead of time to maximize quantity!
  • Simone M.
    Simone MaccaferriApril 6, 2015
    AMAZING! Super meat and caipirinha. Pricey, but deserved.
  • Kathleen K.
    Kathleen KennedyMay 4, 2014
    Just grab a small plate from the salad bar, or skip it completely because, honestly, you there for meat.
  • deenuhfoowad
    deenuhfoowadJune 1, 2014
    the steaks were wonderful. come here hungry!
  • William F.
    William FernandesJanuary 10, 2015
    Expensive, but it's worth! Perfect service and food!!
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan ThomasJuly 12, 2010
    All food you don't finish gets thrown in the TRASH, finish your food and don't waste. Look out for bacon wrapped filet mignon!
  • Mona V.
    Mona VMay 27, 2013
    It's a pace yourself very nice restaurant! And really, pace yourself!
  • Stephany L.
    Stephany LoraSeptember 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The steak and lemonade is awesome
  • Allyson E.
    Allyson EthanDecember 1, 2016
    left the place super full and satisfied. Just too much meat sometimes is overwhelming 😉
  • Zechariah S.
    This place is amazing. My new favorite!
  • Cody M.
    Cody MeyerDecember 24, 2011
    Light on the Salad bar, and, "green" means you keep getting meat, "red" means no more meat. :)
  • AJ
    AJDecember 21, 2013
    If anyone asks me to eat meat anywhere other than this place I will say "Fogof"!
  • Redwan H.
    Redwan HuqJanuary 21, 2010
    order all meat rare (medium for the normal American). stick to the picanha, best cut of beef known to man
  • Kendy C.
    Kendy ChibiJuly 14, 2014
    All the meat- rare, juicy, nice!
  • Carlos O.
    Carlos OliveraMarch 13, 2014
    You Should request the chimichurri!
  • Jared C.
    Jared CampbellNovember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    For half price you can get just the salad bar.
  • mike m.
    mike millsJuly 26, 2010
    Make sure to save room for the cheesecake or key lime pie.
  • Jason H.
    Jason H.January 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Lamb Chops & the Top Sirloin were #CHOICE
  • Brent m.
    Brent mNovember 22, 2015
    The Skirt Steak was👌🏾
  • Rob H.
    Rob HavasyFebruary 27, 2015
    House label malbec is actually pretty good.
  • Kirk M.
    Kirk McMinnDecember 14, 2011
    Don't eat anything all day before you go here. I ate so much I hurt. Haha. It was good.
  • Kim
    KimMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Yes my GF and I are enjoying a $100.00 lunch. It's been a stressful day at the office.
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisApril 2, 2012
    Stop by for a feast of a thousand beast! More tips. & pics @
  • Kenny K.
    Kenny KolbeApril 26, 2015
    Everything is great.
  • Karen H.
    Karen HarperAugust 25, 2015
    Come with an appetite
  • Tyrone H.
    Tyrone H.December 19, 2010
    I recommend the bacon covered filet mignon!
  • Kristen
    KristenMarch 16, 2011
    The chicken wrapped in bacon is phwnomenal!
  • Chantay K.
    Chantay KeyesMarch 25, 2015
    I like everything!
  • Mark K.
    Mark KeslerNovember 23, 2014
  • Ike A.
    Ike AdeolaAugust 23, 2015
  • JJ
    JJDecember 28, 2016
    Great date experience
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AlabdulkarimFebruary 26, 2013
    Very good 
  • Joey M.
    Joey MartinezAugust 6, 2014
    All the different types of meat
  • Tony C.
    Tony CaneMay 19, 2012
    For best results... Loosen your belt.
  • Dennis J.
    Dennis JendersApril 3, 2011
    The plantains are amazing.
  • Bridgette R.
    Bridgette RandolphNovember 15, 2010
    Can't eat for 3 more days....that was shamefully good. :-)
  • Basmah S.
    Basmah SNovember 24, 2013
    Perfect 😍👌
  • Serkan @ Dersa C.
    Serkan @ Dersa CumminsAugust 28, 2015
    Churrascaria .. Picanha , alcatra , costela
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KelleyJuly 8, 2011
    I havent eaten yet but I am getting squirrely
  • Tony M.
    Tony MadisonSeptember 22, 2013
    Get the Picanha
  • Jon M.
    Jon MoralesSeptember 22, 2012
    Bring your appetite.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WisemanSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour: cheese balls
  • Korey K.
    Korey KApril 23, 2014
    bring your appetite
  • Paweł C.
    Paweł CzerwonkaSeptember 6, 2014
    Meat lovera paradise :)
  • Duoni P.
    Duoni PanAugust 12, 2014
    Meat meat meat
  • Joe
    JoeJune 1, 2013
  • Mike R.
    Mike ReidOctober 26, 2011
    A carnivore's paradise.
    Upvoted Mar 26
  • Brian S.
    Brian SeckerMay 19, 2012
    Try the tuna!
  • Cordell G.
    Cordell GreshJuly 5, 2013
    Oh dear god food coma
  • King
    King5 days ago
  • Bud F.
    Bud FlagstadApril 27, 2011
    Great staff!
  • Dana L.
    Dana LucasMay 14, 2012
    endless meat :-)
  • James B.
    James BraunMarch 25, 2012
  • Genifer B.
    Genifer BrownOctober 31, 2010
    Meaty meat goodness!
  • Andy🔥 F.
    Andy🔥 FeliciottiJanuary 6, 2012
    Vegans beware
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff ReaderJune 12, 2013
    Meat Candy=Meat Sweats=Meat Shits!
  • Mike V.
    Mike VMay 1, 2012
    Keep eating food until you feel really bad about yourself.
  • jim D.
    jim DowningAugust 25, 2010
    Ever try to have a conversation with your dinner party? Every 5 seconds someone interrupts you.
  • Denise 
    Denise March 31, 2011
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerJuly 31, 2011
    Wear a loose pair of pants.
  • Christopher
    ChristopherAugust 17, 2010
  • Cormac O.
    Cormac O'BoyleDecember 28, 2009
    Don't pig out on the Salad bar...!
  • Kavssr
    KavssrSeptember 20, 2013
    Отличное мясо!!! . Приходите с пустым желудком и не тратьте его на салат бар. Хотя грибочки, маринованные перец и лук хороши ;-). Ну и удачи в том, чтобы вовремя остановиться и не лопнуть :-).
  • Frank S.
    Frank SantosSeptember 8, 2014
    Excelente atendimento, metade dos garçons são brasileiros! O cordeiro é diferente do feito no Brasil mas é muito bom!!!
  • Alejandro S.
    Alejandro SantiagoJanuary 15, 2015
    La mejor picanha... No se dejen seducir por la barra de ensaladas... Guarden estimado para la carne.
  • Rafael R.
    Rafael RojoOctober 29, 2013
    Es una garantía la parrilla. El postre de crema de papaya es excelente.
  • Damir M.
    Damir MukanovOctober 11, 2014
    Главное - вовремя перевёрнуть кругляшку и остановиться!) мяса нереально много. Вкусное!
  • Jorge E.
    Jorge EsquivelNovember 16, 2016
    El postre de crema de papaya, y los platanos fritos con leche condensada
  • Liena T.
    Liena TabakovaAugust 13, 2016
    Todos hablan español y son muy amables
  • Romo A.
    Romo AndrésApril 15, 2014
    El mejor rodizio do mundo
  • Helo D.
    Helo DalléDecember 6, 2013
    Pra matar a fome de churrasco de verdade!
  • Sally N.
    Sally Nav RAugust 20, 2016
    Perfecto para cuando te quieres atascar jajaj
  • joaoGleyso s.
    joaoGleyso salvatoreMarch 26, 2014
    Comida brasileira adoro
  • Julio C.
    Julio CondeJanuary 11, 2015
    De primera calidad
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