Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia

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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.

Bring the Fogo Experience to you. Order Fogo To-Go, Butcher Shop or Catering for Pick-Up or Contactless Delivery to enjoy a Churrasco experience of fire-roasted meats, Brazilian sides, seasonal salads and more. Visit https://fogodechao.com/catering/ to discover all of your options and to place an order.

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vipMedskis
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful afternoon and delicious food at Fogo de Chão. Chef Michael personally chatted with us including divulging his recipe for seasonings on my favorite meat there, the lamb chop and lamb steak. First we indulged ourselves with a visit to the extremely varied offerings on the market table. They have quite the selection of many sides, salads, vegetables, fruits, as well as things like smoked salmon and freshly sliced prosciutto.

I should mention they are taking appropriate precautions for this particular Buffet style offering. They have a well marked flow for traffic around the Buffet and at the entrance to this a greeter will be sure you are wearing your Mask and that you sanitize your hands using the nearby large dispenser. After I completed my selections I again sanitized my hands before I returned to my table. You can easily make a full lunch from the many offerings of the market table as well as a side station which offers rice, soups, and breads.

I had chosen the gaucho lunch which, besides access to the Market Table, allowed you to select one type of meat and to get unlimited offerings of that. I chose the lamb which was offered to me both as a lamb steak and lamb chops. As always quite delicious. My husband went for the full experience which offers multiple selections of meat as gauchos come by at regular intervals to see what meat you might want to try next.

Since this was a birthday luncheon I also enjoyed their molten lava cake dessert complete with fresh whipped cream and two scoops of ice cream.

We heartily recommend You visit the Center City Philadelphia Fogo de Chao. Thank you Claudia and Chef Michael for your friendly interactions with us.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splendid. Will definitely visit again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience Great Food Great Environment

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was Great!!! Even gave my little boy whatever he wanted for free!! Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The food was ok. We took the whole experience but the servers were rushing us to the point that we couldn’t enjoy the food. Even if you said no it was a constant rush. It was so rushed that i didn’t have time to go up to the salad bar and enjoy that. I understand the space is limited and they want to get people out of there fast but we spent $200 for two people and we deserved to have a relaxed dinner. Probably last time we visit.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 13 October 2020

A well-relaxed dinner that meets your every need is our mission, so we're disappointed to hear we fell short. Our team hopes that you'll visit us again, as we'd love to earn your 5-stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Worst steak house, sever got the wrong bottle. Definitely not coming back. Not worth the money. Payed for the “whole experience “ and the only thing I enjoyed was the wine.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 12 October 2020

You should enjoy your entire meal, not just the wine, so we're disappointed to read this. We hope you award us another chance to earn your complete satisfaction.

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EricaL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Can only seat a maximum of 4 per table, regardless of how large your party is.

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RobertJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every cut of meat is cooked perfectly would recommend.

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vipTrishL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

It was incredibly bright. It was as if they turned the lights up to set up the dining room, and just left them at the maximum level for the dining experience. There was no ambiance, though the room had great potential.

I feel badly for the chef. Its a shame his work has to be experienced under such lacking atmosphere.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 7 October 2020

We love delivering wonderful atmospheres that leave our guests completely satisfied, Trish, so it's saddening to hear we fell short. It is our hope that you visit us down the line, as we know we can earn your 5-stars.

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JeremyO
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was great with the exception of going over the menu with the waiter. He assisted with accessing the menu via barcode, then attempted to go over the menu. This was not a good idea for 2 reasons - First, between his mask and face shield it was extremely difficult to hear or understand him; Secondly, the waiter should have left the table after providing access to the menu. After all, with the menu being on your cell phone(Extremely Difficult to see) - more time should be allotted to review it. The waiter attempted to perform his spiel, but I could not follow. This was my first dining experience with Fogo De Chao and it was Great - just wish I could have seen the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

This was our first time at fogo de chao. My girlfriend was excited to go since we had such a good experience at another Brazilian steakhouse restaurant. Our food at fogo was disappointing. The meat was all bland. There were a few decent items but we both stopped accepting any additional meat early on. The service was great and the staff was friendly. I also made a note that it was my girlfriend’s birthday but there was no mention of it.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 7 October 2020

Our team is sorry for falling short, as we always want birthday celebrations to be amazing. We hope you visit us down the line, as we are sure we can meet your satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We was celebrating our uncle&Aunt Anniversary everything was really good as usual ,Brandy from customer service went above beyond and our server Adam thank you guys for an excellent experience

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SamuelH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. We enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very very good

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vip8itup
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I experienced it, the food wasn't impressive. The mashed potatoes aren't authentic. Some of the beef was salty for some reason. The food and service was mediocre. The waiter made it known it was his second day. I won't be back. My 8 and 11 year olds even asked why we didn't go to the one with the orange fire on the name (lol, their competition). I would've had a better experience in a diner.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hearing you describe your meal in this way is disappointing, as we love to serve top-notch meals that hit the spot. Please award us a second chance in the future, as we know we can make this right.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a Birthday. Food was incredible. Service even better.

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GabrielleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. From the food to the drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I was the most annoyed because I had an 8 o’clock reservation but I didn’t get seating for more than an hour.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 29 September 2020

Reservations are meant to ensure efficiency, so we apologize for keeping you waiting. We hope you you award us a second chance to make this right.

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kathwilley
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was kind of disappointed with the Philly location. We had to keep asking for food because the people carving were constantly taking care of the people outside instead of the people that made reservations for inside dining. I did not feel the food was worth the price tag. Alot of the chicken was very dry. Will not go back to this location.
It did not compare to the King Of Prussia location.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 9 October 2020

Our meals are always worth it, so we're disappointed with your remarks. Please don't allow this to keep you from visiting us down the line.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our meal was very good. We went with the full experience and it was totally worth it. Everything was tasty and the service was polite and attentive without being intrusive.

The only thing that I would have liked better was if they were a little more explicit about the little slip of paper with a QR code was the menu.

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JayCee
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Should specify online that restaurant week only applies to take out orders...not after you arrive for your reservation.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 28 September 2020

We apologize for any inconveniences you experience, JayCee. Please, award us a second chance in the future.

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DRE37
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The salad bar could've been a little better. Food was bland meat was good. My waiter took so long to bring anything I asked for and I waited for my check 30 minutes before I walked to the front to ask for it. For the money paid could've been better.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 28 September 2020

While it's disheartening to hear our cuts didn't meet your satisfaction, we still appreciate the feedback. Please visit us down the line, as we know we can earn your 5-stars.

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SamT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was AMAZING!! I recommend Fogo De Chão to everyone.

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chantelb
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome everything was great. My husband and I had a great time

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were a lot of spaces between the tables and staff were following good safety precautions. With these safety measures, I felt good about the dining experience.

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vipDrFelGood
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The social distancing was adequate but when we enter and shown a table, we requested a different table and was told by the host those tables were being held for larger parties to be put together. Then 10 after we are seated someone was seated at the table we requested. When the servers came around some only wore the face guard and no mask, not good when you’re holding a tray of food and speaking right over it. The some gauchos were rude when requesting a specific temperature of meat. Then those same guachos you requested the meat from just avoid your table so as if not to deal with your request. That is not to say all were like that some did come back when they had the right temperature of meat on their spits. If it wasnt for the service and the lack of masks on some of the service staff I may have rated higher.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 28 September 2020

We apologize for the behavior of our team members, as no gaucho should be rude when a guest is requesting their cuts. We hope you choose to visit us down the line.

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DawnF
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Covid mess the experience up. If it's your 1st you wouldn't enjoy it.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 28 September 2020

We know our current set-up is a bit different from what our guests are used to, Dawn, so we apologize for falling short. Our team hopes this doesn't deter you from another visit.

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JosephV
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Michael was awesome. Definitely recommend going to this place.

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MarkY
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great customer for many years

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phillyfoodie
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I made a reservation during restaurant week for a birthday and was told WHEN WE ARRIVED that they were not participating in restaurant week. Bummer.

Still, we sat down and planned to enjoy dinner. Before we could order drinks, we are bombarded with different cuts of meats and some selections from the salad bar. (Due to COVID, you are not able to go to the salad bar on your own.) We felt extremely rushed to consume our food.

Tables were 6 ft apart and servers were all wearing masks and face shields - felt safe to dine during COVID however, we could not hear a word they were saying.

A manager walked by to ask how we were doing, so we placed our order for drinks with her. A Coke, a glass of wine and a cocktail took about 15 minutes to arrive. By this time we are already stuffed with salty meat and we were ready for our drinks.

The ribeye, lamb and pichana were the freshest and tastiest meat they offered. The chicken, pork, and filet were pretty dry and salty. We had the new york cheesecake for dessert -- it had a creamy texture, great taste (definitely recommend).

Our server was nice however, it seemed he was new and inexperienced.

Overall, the service took too long for the drinks/dessert and the meats weren't great... The bill did arrive quickly though (although we didn't ask for it yet). This is not our first time here and we remember the quality of meats to be better.

Wouldn't recommend if you're going for date night or want to catch up with friends... There is someone coming by every 30 seconds interrupting your conversations! Also wouldn't recommend if they're not participating in restaurant week.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 14 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share the details of your visit. We'd love the chance to make this up to you, so please stop by in the future.

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AngelaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time here. Chef Michael definitely tipped the scales in excellent service. Every cut of meat was hot and fresh and absolutely delicious.

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ChrissyB
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Chef Michael was amazing. As well as the rest of the servers.. I was a great 1st time experience.

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TyraH
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally safe with good service. The atmosphere was perfect. I prefer my service this way. I’ll be back for seconds, thirds and...

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EllisB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Need to make it clear when booking if they are not participating in certain events. Not find out when at the restaurant

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 23 September 2020

Ellis, we apologize for the inconvenience, as you should always be delivered transparent experiences. We hope this doesn't deter you from visiting us in the future.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a fantastic place to go. Absolutely recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! The servers were attentive and kind. All of the meat was cooked to perfection. The setting was beautiful as well.

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NayahG
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Didn’t get none of my side only got meats salad was poorly prepared

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 22 September 2020

Nayah, we're sorry to hear your sides weren't served to you with your cuts, as your meal should always be complete. We hope to earn your complete satisfaction on your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

It must be challenging to offer the same experience with the social distancing guidelines. However, as much as they tried, the service was poor, not enough gauchos, we had to be calling the server for more various times, and even when asked they didn’t come with our requests. The meat was not the same, some cuts really hard. They are probably understaffed to the point the ladies bathroom was a complete mess.

Fogo de Chao - Philadelphia
Responded on 25 September 2020

It is quite challenging to deliver the same exact service during these unprecedented times, so we understand your frustration. We hope you award us a second chance in the future, as we know we can make this up to you.

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carolL
1 review