Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia

4.4
3314 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Join us at Fogo de Chão® Philadelphia conveniently located in Center City in the historic Caldwell’s Jewelry Building. The interior, originally designed by famed Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer, features French-cut chandeliers and 20 foot ceilings.
Fogo de Chão is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse (Churrascaria) that has been setting the standard in Brazil for the past 36 years. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill and carve tableside each of our cuts of meat like Picanha (signature sirloin), Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Fraldinha (Brazilian sirloin) Cordeiro (lamb) and more. In addition to the main dishes, enjoy our gourmet Market Table, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list. Guests can also choose to enjoy lighter seafood selections or enjoy the gourmet Market Table only option.
We also offer semiprivate and private areas that can accommodate parties up to 120.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast at Fogo. Indulge fire-roasted meats along with traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Dinner price all day.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Tonight started out like any usual Fogo night. Maneuvering traffic to the valet and then a quick wait til we’re sat at our table. This is where things went sideways. The person who sat us asked us our choice of water and if we would like to hold on to the wine list. We declined the wine list we’re not huge drinkers but typically they ask if there’s anything we would like other then the salad bar and churrasco. This time no one asked, I was really looking to try the shrimp cocktail but nothing. So after 20 minutes of waiting for a person to come to the table finally my wife decides to walk to a manager on the other side of the restaurant and tells him what’s going on. It truly felt like we were being ignored. Now in case you get the wrong idea I work in food and beverage and understand people get backed up but I too found it a little unacceptable that it took that long to come over to check on a table.

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CA
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, my family and I had a great experience. This is why my mother calls this place her favorite restaurant. We were celebrating her birthday. The staff and service was outstanding, as well as the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was excellent , waiters very friendly will be back ...i was stuffed from all the meat that was being brought out get the full experience for sure

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S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We had a reservation of 5 people at 8pm. We walked in, were greeted, and sat. Was told we had sides coming out:bread,banana,mash. Then no mash. We asked and they said they had no more. Okay. So it can happen. Then, we had to ask for clean plates, but they only brought 2, and so we had to get it ourselves. Then, we had to ask for lamb chops 3 times within 20 min, it came out all well done. The parmesan pork was like a rock, my favorite garlic steak was dry as leather, and then when we were done, we were asked if we wanted coffee and dessert. We ordered 3 or 4 desserts and we had to ask about our coffee. They said sorry there was no more. When we got the bill, they never took the price of the coffee off the bill. Please note, we have been to philly fogo many times. It is our favorite place. The quality of service and quality of food this particular day was totally off. I understand people can run out of food, but it was a lot of food you ran out of. We spent over $400, but werent good enough to make a pot of coffee. This has to be my worst dining experience. We spent almost $100 per person but came out feeling ripped off.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

👍👍👍 amazing food and place 👍👍👍

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CC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I visited Fogo de Chao this past weekend with my boyfriend. I am a huge fan of steak/meat and we've only heard great things about this restaurant. We did the full experience. We tried our best to skip the buffet because we didn't want to overstuff ourselves before we got to the good stuff. They constantly ask if you want the side dishes that come with it (sweet bananas, garlic mashed, etc) but we kept saying to hold off, since we wanted to save our stomach space for the meat. That part was a little awkward. I enjoy the chip on the table that you flip red for no thanks, and green to bring the meat to the table. Overall, the food was very tasty and the staff was extremely friendly. Desserts were amazing. My boyfriend and I shared a creme brluee, tres leches, and the chocolate mousse cake. All 3 were fantastic. I enjoyed it, but not sure if I ate $60 worth of food. Would probably only come back for a special occasion since it was a little pricey.

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JN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

As an expert in Brazilian cuisine, this Rodizio has a steep pricetag and is well below average. Bland, over cooked and overall not good. I would rather go to Newark NJ pay less than half for a much better rodizio. Definitely will not return.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted to do brunch with my daughters, and it was the perfect place. It was quiet, the service was amazing and the food was great!

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MJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I totally loved the place. Good was fantastic are till I was full. Very noisy. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Would recommend.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Daughter Birthday

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N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful salad bar, great meat, exceptional service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience! A nice selection of cuts cooked to your liking. Service is terrific, as well.

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NH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time my wife and I dined out here. #1 Sherry our server was the best, she explained everything to us and recommended our drinks. They were great as well. We definitely will be going back. Oh, and all the meats were almost a great as Sherry!! Place was clean and romantic. Can't wait to go again.
(MEATS WERE GREAT)
very tasty ..
Nick & Carol Hulmes

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DF
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We did the summer special and found the meats offered had no seasoning and no flavor to them for the exception of one, the pork loin in garlic parmesan cheese. Even the chicken was dry but the pork was knife tender and flavorful. Its sad that this restaurant has gone down so far as this was not my first visit there. But this definitely will be my last. Rather pay the higher price at other steak houses than go through this place again. It got two stars because the staff was attentive.

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OT
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Brazilian food

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JS
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy Fogo!

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CL
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great and complimentary cake for my son’s 16th birthday was delicious - much appreciated. The meat was REALLY salty though. It dulled my palate after just a few pieces.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive but also very yummy!

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Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food great as usually. Wish we weren't dedicated carnivores because the salad bar is a garden of treats. Best tonight was the bottom sirloin and the bacon wrapped filet.

And the service was truly indulgent this visit.

Enjoy !

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JA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I liked the experience, i do feel it's expensive. The server had a face the whole time. Maybe she was upset. I do think it would be nice to hav a check list for the different cuts. After a while everything taste salty and the same. Really enjoyed the chicharron.

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DF
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Way over priced..chima is better I thought ...redstone is much better

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Today what my husband and I special day. Overall we have had a wonderful experience our server Imani was absolutely outstanding, she was very professional, attentive, and made sure we were good. She also made a few suggestions for our drinks and to add to our experience there, and and we couldn’t have had it any other way. And the manager I believe his name is Alvi, was outstanding as well, making sure we are okay, acknowledge our anniversary, and overall was being delightful. Thankyou Fogo we are definitely coming in again.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Service was exceptional - got a lot of all the right attention and every employee was very proactive and quick with trying to provide a top notch experience for us. Food was wonderful too, to include the salad bar.

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b
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good and service was excellent. It was my husbands birthday and they gave us a free slice of cake!

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AC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We have dined here before and usually have good service all around. We waited for a very long time for drinks. We also waited what seemed to be forever for the meat service and it wasn't until we reached out to someone that we got it. Previously when we were there it was much busier and the service was great. It wasn't busy at all you would think they would be all over you with great service....not the case. Also, we happened to look up at the ceiling...the dust on the chandeliers could have built a family!

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RL
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the way they treated me and my guess, it was a wonderful experience, a bit noisy but not bad at all.

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GP
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant in other cities so my expectations were high. Overall the experience was good and the service was as expected. We were a bit disappointed that we had to be rather proactive to try different types of meats. They are not very systematic in the way they bring the skewers around to tables. We were in the back of the restaurant and more often than not a gaucho (sp?) would come in to the room, go to 3 or 4 of the 15 or so tables and leave. Given the noise level there it was difficult to hear the server and they did not seem to be aware of this. It was enjoyable overall but not exceptional.

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KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience celebrating our wedding anniversary. The food was excellent and our special day was made even more special. Highly recommend this incredible restaurant.

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RP
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best salad bar in town. You could make a meal just from that. But wait, there's more! A broad selection of wonderfully prepared flavorful meats and a nice selection of side dishes.

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P
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I totally enjoy the food, the service and the decor of this restaurant.

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KR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here for my sons graduation, there were 7 of us in our party. I called a couple day in advance to ask for an easy access table because my father is in a scooter. They said no problem. They put us at an amazing table it was so easy for my father to get in and out and store his scooter while eating dinner. The staff was amazing and so friendly. Our waiter was tentative but did not rush us. So happy with how our special night went!

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c
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I was practically bullied to use your new customer-checkout process. I didn't want to ruin my mother's 79th birthday sitting there learning some new process and having to split the bill several ways. Some manager came over and quipped it was for my convenience. Then, he stood there at the table, ruining the last few minutes of a very special evening. He fumbled for 5 minutes which is exactly what I would have done. Later, another nice manager, I guess, asked how things were and I told him I didn't like the process but dinner was great. He then offered, that I didn't have to do the check out that way if I didn't choose to. If we have a choice, why the quippy and rude insistence to do our own checkout? I eat at your establishments all of the time and in many locations. This was the worse service ever!

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Really bad waitress never come back with our drinks or to check how we doing bad service

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MM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Food and service were top notch as is the norm at Fogo. Shout out to Raul, Ricardo, and all staff members that were part of our experience. You went above and beyond. Thank you so much.

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TR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salad bar is phenomenal - truly allowing personalized meals - we also liked very much that meats were brought to the table repeatedly without limit - a unique system of dining

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KS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my fiancé’s birthday and they brought out a cheesecake for him with candles!! We were also put all the way in the back but the service was wonderful they made sure to send over our favorites!

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D
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We dine at this location a few times every year and as always the lead waiter makes or breaks the experience. This time we had the great pleasure of having Christopher Columbus (yes his real name). My wife only likes well done meats and Christopher went out of his way to make sure that she received the cuts she wanted and properly cooked! Christopher you made her evening and those made it a very enjoyable experience for the whole family!

Thanks

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ST
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The service was excellent and very attentive, but the room was so cold it was uncomfortable. And I'm usually a person who is always hot, so it really was freezing. The AC was blasting and it was like sitting in a refrigerator and all of our food was immediately cold. It was a bit of a race to eat the meat as fast as possible so it wouldn't turn to ice cubes.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great experience for my family. I have been to Fogo de Chao before but it was the first time for my wife and youngest daughter. They absolutely love it! We are going back!

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JL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

As was true of my prior experience, the restaurant seems to fill you up with the cheaper cuts - sausage, chicken, etc. before bringing out the prime meats and seafood. How disappointing to find out after we were done dining that they also have shrimp cocktail and lobster? The one cocktail I ordered took about 15 minutes to arrive - again, when I was almost done with my meal.

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