1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
Fogo de Chao is like a meat-lovers brothel, or bordello. The best part
about this bordello is that you only pay one price, and don't get
charged for return trips to the meat line.
The $50 a head price
tag gave me a bit of reluctance to try this place, but a special
occasion in the family made it possible to try it. I've been to other
Brazilian Steakhouses yet this is the best one by far, hands down, game
over, this place is the best! For those of you unfortunate few souls
unfamiliar with this type of dining, a Brazilian Steakhouse is
essentially a buffet style restaurant. Veggies are found on the salad
bar with the meat being delivered to you table side via a hot skewer.
The meat is then cut at your table, and you pick the meat using small
tongs off the skewer onto your plate
Fogo de Chao provides 15
different cuts of meat each one more tender and juicer then the one
before it. It's one of the few time that I've had beef where even
after the meat has cooled it stayed as tender and juicy as it was when
it was piping hot.
Another nice thing about Fogo is that the
beef isn't drowned in some cheap marinade or drenched in butter to give
it a false sense of goodness.
The chicken and pork was just as
good, the only thing I didn't enjoy too much was the sausage. Needless
to say if you are the polar opposite of a Birkenstock wearing, PETA
lovin', pale skinned, patchouli oil smelling Vegan then this is you
The veggies are good, a little more variety would be nice, but clearly the salad bar is not the focus.
has one other nice touch which is also used filler so you don't go over
board on the meat, they provide each table with a side of Mashed
Potatoes,Plantains , some fried bread that tastes like french toast,
and their own cheesy roll. The cheese rolls are awesome!!!!!! They
are evil, but they taste awesome.
The service is very good and
the gauchos are very attentive to whether or not you need meat. In
some areas I think the service was a little too attentive because after
a while you do feel a tiny bit like they want you to hurry up and eat
and leave the table.
I give this place a "Fat Head" rating or 4
stars in the Fattest Food Reviews…Fat Head Rating = It's really good
so after the fat is packed onto your gut, rump, and boobs, it will have
to find a release in your big fat head.