About Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston
Fogo de Chão® (fo-go dèe shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, Fogo® began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 20 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 market table, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list.
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, South American
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 2:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available during dinner hours for $20.00. Limited metered parking is located around the restaurant. Also available, are parking garages in the area that range from $15.00 - $30.00.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Invite your guests to a truly unique group dining experience! Whether for private dining rooms, or to interact in our main dining areas, Fogo de Chão® is the perfect location for parties of 15 to 110
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston Ratings and Reviews
To start: the food was absolutely delici ...
To start: the food was absolutely delicious! The meat was cooked to anyone's needs. The waiter even brought over a specially cooked meat for one of my fellow patrons. Once you turn over the green card, there is an abundance of protein on your plate. The noise level was moderate-loud but not overbearing. I am excited to eat here again.
As a side note, make sure you do not 'stuff' yourself on the bread and salad, it is a tad tempting
The food was very good. The only thing ...
The food was very good. The only thing we were not impressed with was the pork ribs. All other meat was excellent -- stand out is the top round.
The cheese popovers were delicious. The market table offered something for everyone. It was jammed on a Monday night but they were not trying to rush anyone to free up a table.
Awesome cheese bread and salad bar was g ...
Awesome cheese bread and salad bar was great! The meat just kept coming. Went for restaurant week so only 7 meats were searched but it was still plenty. Would definitely return to try all the meats. Servers and manager were all friendly and welcoming. Definitely a recommend to try at least once.
I've been to several Brazilian Churrasca ...
I've been to several Brazilian Churrascarias (steakhouses) in my life, including several in Brazil and this was right up there with some of the best. The fact that it was Restaurant Week and they offered a reduced price (with a few of the more expensive cuts of steak omitted) was a great value but even at full price this is a terrific experience. If you've never done the brazilian steakhouse thing, this is one of those places where they come around with long rotisserie skewer after skewer of select cuts of steak, pork and chicken and slice off whatever you'd like (e.g. medium rare ). Diners have a chip that they turn to green (serve me) or red (I'm taking a break). They also provide side dishes for the table and you have access to an unbelievable full salad and seafood bar. So, the moral of the story is arrive hungry because there is SO much incredbile delicious food that you don't want to under-do it. You will leave uncomfortably full, no matter what.
The desserts were great too, by the way. Just big enough but not giant.
We had dinner at Fogo de Chao during th ...
We had dinner at Fogo de Chao during the Boston Dine Out week and we really enjoyed the food. The buffet (market table) was really good and the picanha was amazing! I also enjoyed the Key Lime Pie. Overall is a really good place even though is a bit expensive if, like in my case, you don't eat a lot
My daughter and I went here for restaura ...
My daughter and I went here for restaurant week. The salad bar is amazing with an array of fresh salads, meat, cheese, toppings and vegetables. The salad bar alone would be great by itself. It is too easy to fill up on the delicious side dishes. After we went to the salad bra we were given polenta, cooked bananas and cheese rolls (that are sooo delicious). The meat then stared arriving: several variations of beef, pork ,chicken and lamb. There are little coasters on the table that are turned to red to indicate that you need a break from all the food and then turn to green to "fill up".We had a choice of several cakes for dessert. The food was very good and plentiful. We were both so full after we ate. We would go back but only after fasting for week!!
I found a lot of the food at the market ...
I found a lot of the food at the market bar wasn't very good - a lot of the vegetables had been roasted then chilled and they lost both texture and flavor that way. The soup was excellent, but I didn't care for much else. The cheesy bread was incredible, the roasted bananas tasty but mushy, the mashed potatoes decent, but the polenta fries had no flavor. I would have liked the option to have chicken without the bacon wrapping and most of the steak/lamb offerings were too underdone for my taste even though the servers tried to give me fairly well done pieces. The fattiness of the meat was also unpredictable. The top sirloin was the best option when it was lean and cooked through, but I had some pieces that were inedible. The dessert was tasty but tiny. The service was generally good, but a lot of the servers bypassed my table even when the "please stop" sign was showing. Water refills were plentiful, though, and they accommodated my request for a table in a specific location. Overall I enjoyed my meal, but even visiting during Restaurant Week when the food was less expensive I felt it overpriced for what I was willing to eat. I might go again at lunchtime or as a treat during a future Restaurant Week event, but I would not pay full price for dinner there. I would only recommend it for people who like all of the meats they offer, prefer their meat on the reddish side, and who are looking for a special meal in the Copley Square area.
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My group really enjoyed (in the beginnin ...
My group really enjoyed (in the beginning) the constant service of meats, but after a while, we were looking for the servers they disappeared, and there was slight disappointment amongst my eight guest. Overall, it was a great dining experience. I would go again.
Fogo is a great place to dine if you lik ...
Fogo is a great place to dine if you like meat. I think it has one of the best salad bars ever. So really everyone should find something they like to eat. One warning - no matter how careful you are, you will overeat! We usually dine at the Minneapolis Fogo and the service in Minneapolis is outstanding (kudos to manager Matt & his staff). Here in Boston it wasn't at the same level. We were brought the side dishes before my husband was finished his salad. It then took a long time before his salad dish was removed and a new plate delivered. By that time the side dishes were cold. I think our server realized we weren't impressed because she started to try a bit harder. I notice in Minneapolis all servers help each other.
I've been here before and the experience ...
I've been here before and the experience was amazing! I'm not sure if I'll be pressed to come back though. My waitress was ok but there was another woman there that was super amazing and helpful. My glass was dirty and she mad sure to fix the issue immediately. I can say the LAMB CHOPS are amazing.
Food was excellent, and service during m ...
Food was excellent, and service during meal was fine. However, we had to wait in a long line just to check in despite having a reservation. Upon check-in, they gave us a buzzer, which would vibrate when our table is ready. Waited another 20 minutes or so. I did not experience this long wait in the last couple of times I was at Fogo. I understand that it gets crowded during peak times, but that is exactly why I made a reservation in advance. When I made a reservation at OpenTable, all the dinner times were marked as available. Maybe they overbook too much.
Cold food bar was great with great selec ...
Cold food bar was great with great selection! Sides were amazing, the bananas... I could have eatten them only and be happy!! Meats however for the most part were not tender at all! I expected more flavor and a lot more tenderness... I do not like getting steak on my plate and wishing I had A1 or something with flavor! Staff was amazing and friendly, and they brought me and my mom out a birthday flan when they learned we were celebrating our birthdays! Ps the flan was AMAZING!!
Great food, but they did not have fairly ...
Great food, but they did not have fairly common wines in stock (2 out of our 4 choices they did not have from their wine list). The recommended substitute wines were nothing like the original choices...perhaps they should hire a wine steward!
It's not cheap! But if you want semiform ...
It's not cheap! But if you want semiformal Brazilian BBQ, this is your only bet in the Boston area.
The only thing that justifies the price was the fact that you're getting hot all-you-can-eat meat in an upscale setting. Everthing was reasonably tasty, but the non-meat options were merely "good" rather than "masterful", which is less than I'd expect for the price of admission.
We were there about 2 hours, during which time we were not offered anything more exotic than lamb chops or bacon-wrapped steak. They had beef, pork, lamb, chicken. We were not offered any organ meats or offal (heart, liver, tongue, etc). Depending on your taste, the selection may be a bonus or a disappointment.
I have eaten at several Brazilian steakh ...
I have eaten at several Brazilian steakhouses throughout the country as well as several in Brazil. All the restaurants we have eaten at before served authentic Brazilian side dishes. This restaurant served American sides and the "Brazilian" mainstay of rice was cooked dry and tasteless. It is an embarrassment to Brazilian cuisine. Perhaps you are able to fool American patrons, but anyone who has ever eaten true Brazilian steakhouse cuisine will leave this restaurant sorely disappointed. Even more sad, half the meat cutters did not know how to properly cut the meat. To top everything off, although we were asked how we wanted our meat cooked, reality was that everything was cooked one way, medium rare to raw... Utterly disappointed I drove 2 hours for such a letdown.
I had been to Fogo for business lunches ...
I had been to Fogo for business lunches and enjoyed the ambiance. I decided to share the experience with my wife and so booked this for our anniversary. I assumed it would be a classy ambiance and a romantic night out. It was not!! First off, it was a zoo with young kids running all over the place. One of them even stole my wife's utensils while we were up at the salad bar. I also would have assumed the dress code would be a bit classier for a restaurant with $50 entree's. Much of the clientele looked like they walked in off the street, unwashed in dirty sandals, shorts and Tshirts. Gross! Definitely would not recommend this restaurant for a date night out!
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