I visited with friends on a weeknight after work and had a good experience. Excellent food and good (but sometimes slow) service. They had a big salad bar with high quality cheeses, and the Brazilian meat dishes were some of the best meats I've ever had. Highly recommend!
Posted: 6/12/2013 • Last edited: 6/13/2013 • Link to this review
Fogo De Chao is the best place to go if you love meet. My wife and I have been 7-8 times and each time it gets better and better. The staff are great and friendly, they acknowledge you as soon as you walk in. It's my favourite place to go. The endless sewers, especially the amazing picana, the cheese bread and the fried banana are my absolute favorites.
Posted on Citysearch: 6/21/2011
When I am feeling carnivorous this place is first on my list!!! Filet Mignon melts in your mouth! Baby back ribs...YUM!! The salad bar is also delicious!! The service is exquisite. I always leave here completely satisfied!!!
Posted on Citysearch: 10/25/2010
I had my birthday there last night and what a blast we all had! I booked the private room for my large party and the service was excellent. Food was exquisite. Kudos to General Manager Vitor. Way to go. I highly recommend here to everyone, you will not regret at all!
Posted on Citysearch: 3/14/2010
I went during DineLA Restaurant Week, so I'll preface by saying that it is the busiest week of the year for a restaurant. So...I can almost excuse the 45 minutes wait (with a reservation) - it was a madhouse. I will say this - the hostess maintained her friendly attitude and composure, despite all the irritated customers. \r\rNow, on to the meal. I only come here about once every 3 years because otherwise its just too much meat! But WOW, is it worth it. Amazing beef, tender pork and lamb, and I know its not red meat, but I LOVE the Frango chicken legs. Everything is well spiced, but not overly so, and the great servers will slice you off whatever piece you want (medium, rare, well done). Not to mention the great salad bar....but don't fill up on that!\r\rDessert - the Papaya Cream is delicious! Tidbit: the enzymes in the papaya help to break down and digest your meat! So enjoy.
Posted on Citysearch: 2/05/2010
First off, 2 stars off for the WTFLamb.Seriously, if this was the first time I ever tried lamb, I would swear off lamb for life. It was SO gamey. And I'm asian. I don't care. I will chow down some rare beef. I will eat your child. But this lamb tasted like...fat dirty lamb. Furry, dirty lambs that have been roaming the wild masked with a sour, chemical tasting marinade. Gross.But Fogo will forever redeem itself off the pure fact that I love beef. Bloody, bloody beef.The service was top notch with the servers working as a team. Since it was my first time, the waiter was nice enough to explain the green/red cards and how to ""keep the meat flow going"". LOLS. I'll show you how to keep it going. (once again, NO idea what that means.)Anyway.The prime rib was clearly the winner along with the Picahna. The garlic beef was tender as was the sirloin (quite salty though). I accidentally got a piece of pork which I'm totally fine with eating but next time I know not to make such mistake. The salad bar was enticing - I got some lox and one asparagus - we each only had one cheese bread because we know better. Must make more room for beef. I didn't even TOUCH the mash potatoes.Random: I found that I really enjoy the tips of the fried bananas. The tips are nice and crunchy. Mmm.I'm sure we each went through a good 4-5 plates full of meat but we still found room to get the creme brulee at the end which was delicious but at this point I was half falling asleep.By the way, I was taught this weekend that you're not supposed to go on a completely empty stomach. In fact, you should eat big meals in preparation of this meat bonanza to stretch out your stomach.Yea, it's a sad, sad life when you're plotting meat domination. :(
Posted on Citysearch: 2/01/2010
Now THAT's good eatin'!If you're in the mood for beef, pork, chicken or all of the above, and have a HUGE appetite, this is the place to go! The food is great, the service is amazing, and did I mention the food is GREAT!Try not to fill up on the salad bar, and save room for the main course! Order a bottle of wine, and enjoy. But beware, it can get pricey there...but totally worth it!
Posted on Citysearch: 10/14/2009
I am astonished that there is only one other one star review on Citysearch for Fogo de Chao. I am completely and utterly floored. Honestly, is this everyone?s idea of a five star restaurant? Salty meat on a stick and a do it yourself salad bar for $56.50 per person!!!??? Are you all joking??? For two meals, two caipirinhas, a dessert and tax & tip, the dinner came out to $185! Yeah, you read that right: $185 for two drinks, meat on a stick and a MEDIOCRE salad bar with such exotic items like hearts of palm from a jar and iceberg lettuce. This is by far the most OVER-PRICED chain restaurant with the most BLAND, UNEXCEPTIONAL FOOD I have ever had the displeasure of attending. And the ambiance? With the loud children and the several people dressed in jeans and a t-shirt it feels like you?re eating at a VEGAS BUFFET. Did I mention I spent $185 so that my girlfriend and I could serve ourselves at a salad bar!? For these prices, I could have taken her to Katana or STK and had a way, way, WAY better meal. It gets one star for the cheese bread but that?s it. I completely get why there are no prices on the menus or on their website. By the time your find out you paid top dollar for an all you can eat salad bar, it?s too late. A total rip-off for pedestrian tastes!
Posted on Citysearch: 1/10/2009
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence