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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / Chinatown
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1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (11th St NW)
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a Brazilian type of restaurant, a steakhouse, where various types of meat are served by waiters. The meats include sausages, filet mignon, chicken, duck, pork, lamb, etc When we got there, a waiter asked if we've ever been to any of their restaurants. I said no, but we've been to Boi Brazil in the past. The buffet table... More 

Thank Lanre B
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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237 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

plenty of food,especially meats of all kinds,good salad bar,good sides,mashed potatoes,plantains. one of our party,(not a red meat eater) had her card turned for service & never got her chicken, I wonder why?

Thank Vincent D
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and it didn't disappoint. A huge salad bar followed by endless rounds of beautifully prepared beef, pork, lamb and chicken. For the centre of DC at Christmas the cost was reasonable at about $90 per person. There was an excellent wine list and the staff were friendly informative and helpful. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank rich201
Frederick, Maryland
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1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to spend Christmas Eve with friends at Fogo de Chao in DC. I was excited to show the Brazilian way to eat steak and the high quality of food and service provided at this famous restaurant to my American friends. They were excited with the idea. What a disappointment !!!!!! The salad bar was poor. Worse than most... More 

Thank perrecl
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Holy Cow! This place has now become a Christmas Eve place to go. We went and was seated at 4:30. We didn't leave until almost 7pm. As soon as the green card was flipped over; the meat became! The meat was tender, juicy and never ending! The waiter was so friendly and took endless pictures of us . My boyfriends... More 

Thank B S
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The primary goal of the place is the jack up the cost of the meal as much as possible. Advertised as buffet but any seafood, dessert, and soda refills are extra. Even the most basic restaurants don't charge for refills on soda! And the first thing the waiter dies is try to get you to purchase an appetizer at a... More 

Thank Gary S
East Setauket, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go here hungry. It is on pricy side, but the steak was all seasoned perfectly! All meat we tried was great. The salad bar was delicious as well. Service was terrific... Food just keeps coming!

Thank kkayo213i
Community of Madrid, Spain
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was really good so was the service. Nice, trendy churrasqueria. Although pricy, it is worth for the money. Highly recommended !

Thank lkng4fun
Chicago, Illinois
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142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overseasoned and overcooked...not a large selections of meats either...Texas de Brazil for exceeds. Great Cheesecake though.

Thank A-Business-Guy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had high expectations based on reviews. Was sorely disappointed! Limited variety of over-seasoned and overcooked Meats. Dessert was amazing though.

Thank mike c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 51 - USD 51
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
    (11th St NW)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 2023474668
Fogo de ChaoR (fo-go dee shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, FogoR began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 16 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service.

We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?