Fogo de Chao - Washington DC

4.7
3638 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
What 3638 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the service and the kindness of all of the staff. They even gave us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. It has been a long time since we’ve dined out and it was amazing to be treated with so much kindness.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Went here for Valentine’s Day. The place was literally packed to the brim. There was no space to even wait. We had a reservation for 9:00 but were seated at 9:50. Why let us make reservations when they seat us as they please? The whole time we had no place to sit since the room was PACKED and there were at least 3 different people without masks. They even spoke to the host without their mask!!! This is NOT OK. Not ok to do to your customers and NOT OK TO DO TO YOUR STAFF!!! They are people!!!! The market table also had instructions to put on gloves but some people took it as an option and used the market table without gloves. The service was bad too but I don’t blame the server considering he was taking care of maybe 18 tables at the same time in just that room. The tables were maybe 2 feet apart so we were massless, eating and talking, 2 feet from other diners. I honestly had the worst time since the place was so crowded and this ruined my Valentine’s Day completely. We usually go to fogo at tysons for almost every “special event” but decided to try dc for Valentine’s and that is a regret.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded a day ago

Please know your time and safety are of the utmost importance, so we apologize for making you feel otherwise. Your comments will be discussed with our team, as your concerns are taken seriously. We'd like to make this right, so when you are ready to visit us again, please do so.

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Bren
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed the dinning experience and the night out on the town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to change out reseravtion from 5:30pm in Tysons and was able to fet a reservation at 8pm in DC. It was really surprising that they had reservations and we were grateful.
The food was great, the vibe was high and we had a really good time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome experience We had at Fogo De chao Washington! All the way since we walked in until the end! The staff was super super super unreal and friendly! All the way from the host to the waiters and management. There’s three people that i’d love to tilt my Sombrero for and those threw folks are Maeve, Edgar Rivera & Armando (manager) They introduce themselves and were super tentative and kind. I’d recommend this place and would definitely come back because of them three.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had an amazing time and great service during Valentine’s day

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Robert
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I go here every Valentine's Day. We love FoGo De Chao!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! And the staff was so nice.

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vipPresMitchell
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was trying to get a bit more romance that what we received on Valentine’s Day. Asked to upgrade packages before my reservation, confirmed the upgrade ahead of the reservation, and was still not recognized upon arrival (had to ask the waiter after being seated).

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded 5 days ago

You should always expect a romantic evening with us, especially on Valentine's Day. We're sorry we missed the mark, and we hope this doesn't keep you away.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Way too many people, every table was full during a pandemic.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 17 February 2021

We take our safety protocols very seriously during this time, so it's concerning to hear the tables were so full. We will be sure to review this and hope to earn your satisfaction in the future.

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JodyW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always. One of our favorite places to eat!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Valentine’s Day

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for stopping by! We truly hope you choose to visit us again, as we'd love to earn your complete satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

We had an issue with a delay in an order md when it arrived the salmon was not cooked properly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of four couples. 3 of the 4 husbands had birthdays on top of it being Valentine’s Day weekend. The service was excellent. The wait staff was polite and professional and also had a sense of humor. I would definitely recommend for date night or a night out with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed pre Valentine days with my man, & it was lovely! First time at Fogo & enjoyed! Will def be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

My husband and I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Fogo. The service was 10/10! We loved Edgar, very personable and made sure we got what we wanted in a timely manner. The ambiance was nice, however it was a bit over crowded I would say, but that’s expected during a holiday. The food was a 8/10. A few of the meats had no flavor (our favorites were the sausage, garlic steak, lamb, lamb chops, beef rib, the cheese and honey, and the beef wrapped in bacon). Everything was clean & organized well. We definitely enjoyed our time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Experience was great service was outstanding only thing I do not like is they give you a very small slice of steak then leave and come back until you get down to the last part something like bird feeding I like to eat personally and I ordered steak not all you can eat so maybe I was expecting to get all my food at once but over all great food good price 👍🏼

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PatriceO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fogo de Chao was an excellent choice for Valentine’s weekend. The tables were nicely spaced which allowed the servers to more easily bring the delicious meats to tables. As always the food was succulent, flavorful, and filling. In addition, they have figured out the buffet salad bar for those who want it: one way entry, disposal gloves, and social distancing. You can just as easily skip the salad bar though because they provide a side dish of masked potatoes, fried plantains and yuca. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. I have always had a great experience but this time was even better. Highly recommend.

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HunterA
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came in for Valentine’s Day with my girlfriend & the service, food/drinks & experience were incredible. I was very pleased & highly recommend.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 16 February 2021

We love to hear this! Thank you for the review, Hunter. We greatly appreciate the recommendation!

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NatedraJ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience4

The service was subpar at best. The food was good but the service is all I was not satisfied about.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usually!!

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 12 February 2021

Thank you for the Fogo love! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were awesome.

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vipGustavo
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food is nothing to rave about. Lots of overweight people stuffing themselves. Not my type of place to visit.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 8 February 2021

Gustavo, we're saddened that you didn't fully enjoy your meal. We always hope our valued guests appreciate the delicious food and overall experience we provide.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience put them in my top 5 favorite restaurants

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RobertJ
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was very good however I don’t think the tables was 6ft apart

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, it was so great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

She loved it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun spot!

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 8 February 2021

Thanks for the Fogo love!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited multiple Fogo’s, in different states and hands down this was the best service i have received in my many adventures. Thank you to Gilson, Fatima, and the rest of the staff for another amazing experience!

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 5 February 2021

Your review has made our day! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your glowing feedback. Our team is thrilled that you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to serving you soon!

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TierraM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good as usual.

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AmandaB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice dinner for my birthday.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 25 January 2021

We can't thank you enough for choosing Fogo for your birthday celebration, Amanda! Your support means so much, as does your continued patronage. We can't wait to have you back in!

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MargaretM
Monaco
8 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garlic steak is bomb!!!

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 21 January 2021

So glad you enjoyed the garlic steak, Margaret! We hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had an pleasant experience even with the Covid-19 outside dinning restrictions. The management and staff made sure I was comfortable with consistently checking in to see how things was going and able to provide immediate assistance for the small things. I really did enjoy myself, and I do like the salad bar being bought to the table idea.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 4 January 2021

Thank you for this wonderful! It means so much for us to hear from our guests so we appreciate you taking a moment to let us know about your experience. We hope to have you back in!

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FoodyIntheCity
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No comment. Please take your funds elsewhere. They will force you to get the experience which is very expensive. If this is a 5-star restaurant I should have options not be forced to eat 13 meats that I won't finish. Also, they are not offering Valet parking which they list on their website so you have to walk 2-3 blocks away to park your car in 20-30 degree wrea

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 29 December 2020

Our guests should never feel forced to have any certain experience, so we're sorry to hear you felt such a way. We'd love the chance to make this right, so please visit us in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Due to Covid we had to eat outside in a tent type environment. It was so cold. For a Christmas lunch/dinner you want to go to this restaurant on normal terms, not in a tent in the freezing cold. The heater worked but it was either burning you or you froze. They should get more heater lamps instead of blowing air like a military tent. Other than being outside in the cold everything was great. Great food and staff.

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MsSasha
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome 1st visit to celebrate a b/d and look forward to visiting again as a girl's night outing. The specialty Brazilian drink was FIYA. Meat choices were moist and the various salad, vegetables, and other side options were very good too. Would undoubtedly recommend as a treat.

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Chick
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was great. Service was subpar. I’ve definitely received better service from restaurants that are not of this caliber.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 28 December 2020

We apologize for delivering subpar service, Chick, as this should never be the case. We're disheartened we delivered anything less, and we hope you don't allow this to keep you away.

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TheVicarAbroad
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was amazing, but they just send SO many servers over that they never seem to be on the same page about what you did and did not order.

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 28 December 2020

Thank you for the feedback! Your review and support is greatly appreciated. We hope to serve you again soon - Cheers!

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MoPowe
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service during the pandemic. Everything was clean... masks & social distancing was enforced!

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 29 December 2020

We're glad you felt safe and satisfied! We truly appreciate the kind words and look forward to having you back in.

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Ryan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time there. The service is outstanding, management comes by to ensure the experience is to standard and very helpful. Food is always delicious. Highly recommend

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC
Responded on 22 January 2021