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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

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Downtown / Chinatown
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1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2514 (11th St NW)
+1 202-347-4668
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been here a few times, mostly at lunch. I'd highly recommend this place. It is expensive, but if you go at lunch time, you still have the same ambience, just a few less choices for your entrees and it's cheaper. I would recommend to not fill up on the salad bar items. First time I went there, I ate... More 

Thank SyracuseNP
Delray Beach, Florida
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All of the Beef that was served was very tough to chew and mos of with I had to spit out since I could not swallow. There was nothing special about the salad bar with the exception of the Quail eggs. This is not a restaurant that I would recommend nor return to again the future

Thank CaptainKirk7343
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow, just wow! This was my first experience of this kind of steakhouse and boy I was so impressed. Yes the salad bar was extensive and varied but it's all about the meat. And they just kept bringing it. As much as I wanted to flip my card to red to get a break, there was just so many lovely... More 

Thank Tim-J-W
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten at several chain Brazilian steakhouses over the years (Rioz, Cowboy Brazilian) and I had high expectations for this place based on the reviews (and honestly the price). It did not live up to expectations. The food was good, don't get me wrong, but there was nothing special about it as compared to others we have tried. Honestly,... More 

Thank Justin H
Wimauma, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I visited this restaurant for lunch on Mother's Day. We did not have reservations and were told 30 minute wait. But we're seated in less than 10 minutes. My daughter had never been to this type of steakhouse and loved it. We were in town for law enforcement appreciation week and always try going somewhere different and... More 

Thank Julie B
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Fogo was good, but "average" for the Fogo de Chao chain. The service at the table was good, but the meats were slow to come out and some of them were overcooked, others were undercooked. Cheese bread and sides were as expected. Wine list wasn't extensive for a Fogo. Overall a good meal, but not at the highest standards... More 

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Makati City, Philippines
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149 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

my friends brought for dinner on my first night in washington DC at this brazilian steak house... wow, wonderful salad buffet and non-stop steak chicken beef and lamb... i brought my wife also after that and we went back thrice during our stay in washington DC...

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Denver, Colorado
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196 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined a large group for dinner at the Fogo de Chao on a Friday evening (early) and we made to feel right at home even though we were late to the party. The broad selection on the "salad bar" got us started (and could serve a vegetarian well) and then we were able to select from the wide range... More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the restaurant in the evening without a reservation. I was seated without any problems, although the place seemed to be quite popular. The food was tasty, and the choice was quite good. The staff was friendly and helpful. At the same time, I experienced difficulties with WiFi connection, and asked the staff for help. They initially tried to... More 

Thank dllysenko
Reston, Virginia
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347 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch on Sunday before seeing a show at the National Theater. We made a reservation for noon but I don't think we needed to. We were also able to find on-street parking. We started at the salad bar which has a lot more than salad. After ordering a bottle of Malbec we flipped our signs to green... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$51 - US$51
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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 20004-2514
    (11th St NW)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-4668
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?