Fogo de Chao - Bethesda

4.4
631 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 631 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was great. The restaurant was absolutely packed and tables crammed in tightly. The service is great but the only downside is that it gets very loud so not the best for a quiet romantic evening

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JohnF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For the most part the service was great. Had a few hiccups that were immediately corrected.

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EMeyers
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the customer service was top notch. We had a great dining experience and would definitely visit this location again.

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VickiM
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and plentiful food as always.

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MsMarci
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME!!!! Great variety of meats and hot and cold sides...travelinf mixologist was very knowledgeable. AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The tres leches was not good, the server seemed lost and didn’t know the price of the brunch menu. Fogo , train your staff.

Fogo de Chao - Bethesda
Responded 6 days ago

Your service should never be lacking, as delivering amazing dining experiences is our mission. We'd love the chance to turn your opinion around, so we'll be in touch via direct message, in hopes of regaining your trust. Thank you.

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suprazeus
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Fogo because my mother-in-law was leaving to go home. We had a group of 6 and everything was great. There were some delays with sides and meats but overall we had a great time. Definitely recommend if you love steak. Some people thinks it’s salty but I believe that’s what makes it so succulent and juicy. Don’t bother with chicken or pork, it’s a steakhouse. Although the pork sausage was pretty good.

Despite covid and it being busy everything was seamless. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience2

They up sell on everything. They walk around with food and drinks and offer them to like the complementary and then charge you. “Would you like to try this specially shot on your birthday?” The manager stopped us from getting two glasses of wine and convinced us to buy a bottle because he said bottles over $50 were 50% off that night. He then promptly sold us a mediocre $100 bottle of wine. It felt icky.

Fogo de Chao - Bethesda
Responded 4 days ago

We never want you to feel tricked, as providing our guests with honest and transparent service is our intention. We would appreciate the chance to address your concerns further offline, so we'll be reaching out via direct message. Thank you.

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vipMilano
Washington DC
323 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice experience

Fogo de Chao - Bethesda
Responded on September 6, 2021

We're glad you had a nice experience, Milano, as it was a pleasure having you join us. We look forward to earning your complete satisfaction the next time you come in. Thank you.

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LRWK929
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment that I entered the restaurant until I completed my meal, I felt like a valued customer. The staff was very accommodating, welcoming comedy and and efficient in delivering my meal. The food was top notch. Each entrée that I tried was served at the correct temperature very moist and tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Calvin and Brian and our waiter were outstanding!

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vipdhe1966
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salad bar is excellent, my wife and daughter both made that their meals. The full churrasco experience is pricey, but you get to sample a wide variety of meats, all cooked to perfection.

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TierraM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was great!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Second time dining here. Selection didn’t come close to Father’s Day experience
Servers came around sporadically with few choices. Salad bar much less selection. Price still hi but was worth it the first time we were there. Not worth price this time
Overall disappointing

Fogo de Chao - Bethesda
Responded on August 30, 2021

We never want to keep you waiting, as we always want to deliver the prompt service you deserve. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to better serve you in the future, as your satisfaction means the most to us.

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oncocra
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful food. As usual!

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vipRamond
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was our first time dining at the Bethesda location. The experience was underwhelming. The waiters who serve barbecued meats were surprisingly roving infrequently. And if ever they were roving, they would miss our table over half the time. The cuts of meat they would more frequently push are the chicken and pork, not the more expensive beef. I would not recommend this location at all.

Fogo de Chao - Bethesda
Responded on August 27, 2021

We always want you to be served all the cuts you desire, and it saddens us to read that we missed the mark. Our team will be reaching out via direct message, as we would love to have another chance to provide you with the experience that you know and love. Thank you.

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MayDC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Not many stuffs for Market option.

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Storm
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great hostess
Great food
Great staff
Clean restroom

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Amoin
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Especially my 3 year old daughter loved it.

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vipLCMD
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and excellent as always. Our birthday celebration was a success due to the excellent service, perfectly cooked food and wonderful atmosphere. The staff is so attentive and the free birthday chocolate molten lava cake was a nice end to a lovely celebration. Nicely done as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome last minute date! The hostess was very accommodating when we had asked to be sat in a different seating area that was possible. Brian (manager) has great energy, and stopped to speak with us for a bit. Talia (waitress) was very attentive especially since my husband has a specific diet he needed to follow. Food was amazing! So happy there’s a location in Bethesda. Been to Baltimore and DC locations, but Bethesda is our favorite so far.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fantastic to reconnect with my friends, and celebrate Birthdays all together. We had to wait a bit of an excessive time to receive our “signature sides” and “drinks,” but the meats kept coming rapidly. A very convenient location, with an amazing ambiance, so we will definitely be back!

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vipryane
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went to celebrate a birthday. Noise level was as expected on a Sunday brunch. Food display/options at the bar were noticeably less than it was pre-pandemic, and understandably so. Meat selections are the same. Will I go back? Definitely

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

very poor service.

Fogo de Chao - Bethesda
Responded on August 17, 2021

Our service should always be fantastic, so it's disappointing to hear we let you down. We'll be sure to send you a direct message shortly, as we'd love to work towards your satisfaction. Thank you.

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Elena
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Saturday night and place was packed from wall to wall. That's expected, but for a restaurant with a buffet and lots of people moving around, they should consider reducing the number of tables they can seat for a number of reasons. Understaffed, no place to move or walk, waiters bumping into each other and dropping food/utensils on customers (yes, we had an asparagus dropped on us because the waiter was juggling way too many things on his tray and no room to move). We had a reservation for 8pm and didn't get seated until 8:40. They made it up by giving us some free appetizers, meh.... And the wait staff seemed undertrained. One woman continued to come up to our table asking if we were ready for dessert or the check, when we were clearly still eating our meal (our little table markers were showing green for "yes, more meat" ... doesn't she know how this restaurant works?). She did this 3 times and it was very rude. For $55 per person, we expected way better service and a much more comfortable dinner. Instead we had mediocre service (similar to that of a Ruby Tuesday's... yes, I said it) and very hectic, overcrowded, and stressful dining experience.

Fogo de Chao - Bethesda
Responded on August 17, 2021

Elena, we're sorry to hear you felt uncomfortable while dining, as we take your safety very seriously. We will be sure to reach out via direct message, in hopes of making this right. Thank you.

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Cat67
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. The atmosphere was light and airy. The service was impeccable. The food was super delicious. They have an all day Happy Hour drink list. One of our party had a food allergy and they were super tentative towards it. I highly recommend Fago de Chao. We plan to go back.

Fogo de Chao - Bethesda
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you! We truly appreciate you choosing Fogo for this special occasion. We are thrilled to hear the Bethesda team were able to make this celebration even more memorable. We hope to serve you again - cheers!

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hpku
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was very attentive and recommended a very good wine. The food was good as always and the market table was enjoyed by all.
Great evening

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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LilyC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

The first service that helped us drop a glass of water on table & on me. She said sorry that she was going to get towel. We clean up all ice on table and ask a different server to help change the table cloths. She never come back with towels or ask if we need anything

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary. Hostess was very friendly and welcoming. Staff was amazing. Love the meat options. Drinks were delicious. Definitely will go back again. Perfect for our celebration. Wish I made room for dessert. The options looked delicious

Fogo de Chao - Bethesda
Responded on August 9, 2021

Thank you for choosing Fogo for your celebration! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed - cheers!

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vipwabadam
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. And unlike most steakhouses, my vegetarian wife loves it!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was bland. We were seated and waited for our waiter to come.. no one came. Asked 3 different servers for just water and finally someone gave us water. Still have no idea who was our server. The food was tasteless and there were customers using their bare hands to pick up food on the buffet... during covid.. Yeah I never going back there again. They just seem really disorganized.

Fogo de Chao - Bethesda
Responded on August 9, 2021

We are continuing to keep our guests' safety in mind, so please know that we take your concerns seriously. We would like to ensure this matter is completely discussed, so our team will be reaching out to you via direct message. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of our servers was very attentive and offered my friend a birthday cake to celebrate. The other server gave us a hard time about the bar being closed at 2pm. We asked the host and she willingly opened the bar back up for my friends 30th bday to get another drink.

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SSED
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It's a pleasant experience, but, if you don't keep a close eye on the bill you'll have a heart attack.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Horrible service and had to beg for food to be brought outside and took 45 min to get our check

Fogo de Chao - Bethesda
Responded on August 3, 2021

We never want our guests to beg for cuts to be brought around, as our team should be making sure you are receiving everything you desire. We hope to learn more about your visit and work towards making this right, so we'll be reaching out via direct message. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined al fresco therefore noise level was extremely acceptable. Went inside for the salad bar and found the interior noise level very unacceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night. Al was attentive and the choice of meats were always coming. Looking forward to our next dinning experience!

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vipSusyP
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The manager Bryan was exceptional I came over to check on us to make sure that our experience was perfect. The salads were very flavorful. The options in the salad bar is amazing.
We did the full dining experience and it was a great way to try different meats.We enjoyed the rack of lamb, ribeyes and filet.
We highly recommend going

FAQs

Fogo de Chao - Bethesda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 841-9200.

Fogo de Chao - Bethesda is rated 4.4 stars by 631 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.