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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

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133 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 289-7755
http://www.fogodechao.com
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...you had me at "all you can eat". Seriously, Fogo De Chao is delicious and dangerous. Be prepared to stuff your face. Don't pass on the house special, Pichana and do not trim the ... Read more
small layer of fat. Fat=Flavor! I personally like to eat mine with chimichurri sauce -- the green one is my favorite! When eating lamb, remember to ask for mint jelly. Dessert: Papaya helps with digestion. They have this awesome papaya dessert that's mixed with vanilla ice cream....not sure if that will help with digestion, but it's too good to pass up.

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Local from Los Angeles

Beautiful space. Love the salad bar with yummy Caesar salad, caprese salad, prosciutto The carvings are delish.

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Local from Los Angeles

I REPEAT COME HUNGRY.

The atmosphere here is great and every bit what you would expect from a restaurant in Beverly Hills from the decor to the people.

You will be tempted by the buffet at first. DONT BE TOO TEMPTED BY THE BUFFET. Flip your coaster to green and be prepared to not put your fork down for at least 10-15 minutes dining on 7 different kinds of fresh off the rotisserie meats cut straight off the slab onto your plate.

Of course there is always room for desert even when you feel like you are going to completely pop. The papaya ice cream is terrific.

It's funny spotting the girls coming here for the first time in prissy outfits expecting a typical Beverly Hills restaurant but little do they know they about to eat probably 2+ pounds of meat:)

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Local from Los Angeles, California

The food and service is horrible. It takes awhile for the waiter to come and bring food... had to mention about 10 times that they keep forgetting us. On the other note sex on the beach cocktail was good

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

What kind of man doesn't like a buffet of meat? Much less a meat buffet that's brought to him! This place is great if you're looking for good quality meat and maybe even a little side of greens.

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Local from Beverly Hills, California

To be short and sweet,, ain't the first time and 100% ain't the last . AWESOME

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Best Churrascaria in town. The Piccanha is amazing and they have amazing flan. I went there once with a vegetarian because they have such an a amazing salad bar.

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Local from Los Angeles

...you had me at "all you can eat". Seriously, Fogo De Chao is delicious and dangerous. Be prepared to stuff your face.

Don't pass on the house special, Pichana and do not trim the small layer of fat. Fat=Flavor!
I personally like to eat mine with chimichurri sauce -- the green one is my favorite! When eating lamb, remember to ask for mint jelly.

Dessert: Papaya helps with digestion. They have this awesome papaya dessert that's mixed with vanilla ice cream....not sure if that will help with digestion, but it's too good to pass up.

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San Diego, California

All you can eat Brazilian meats! Holy moly! Excellent flavors! Tender! Quite a variety of cuts and flavors with an excellent salad bar to keep the meal somewhat balanced. The roasted vegetables were my favorite. The table sides included a special bread, mashed potatoes, fried polenta, n fried banana. Appetizers, dessert, n drinks are an extra charge. FABULOUS service here! Valet parking recommended.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

meat meat meat!

Honestly so many came our way that I couldn't keep track of which was which but everything was good.

It was super busy so it was hard to get the attention of some of the servers, but it was restaurant week, so that was expected.

Some of the meat was a bit too rare for my liking but otherwise, great experience, excellent salad bar, and the delicious brazilian soda.

A little pricey, but hey sometimes you gotta treat yo'self!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

When we arrived, we realized that the parking lot was quite big. Not sure if there is any parking if you don't valet, but you might as well if you're going to spend $$$$ on a meal. There were a lot of people waiting for tables, but because we had made a reservation (and because we were only a party of 2), we were able to get seated faster. The only thing my boyfriend and disliked was our table. We were seated near the salad bar, but right at the entrance to the kitchen in the middle of the dining area. There were tables on either side of us, which made it feel less private. Next time, should probably request a table by the wall or something! I felt like the tables next to us kept looking at us, but at the same time, I kept looking at them because the people who were seated around us were so fascinating to watch!

The man who sat us down was incredibly nice as he explained how things worked at Fogo. He told us to go for the salad bar, but at the same time we would be getting the side dishes of the cheese bread, mashed potatoes, polenta and caramelized bananas. The plates are taken away quickly and replaced with new ones so fast, that I had to tell them to stop. I only really liked the mashed potatoes. Drinks were also served, so all these things on our table really made it feel cluttered. There was nowhere for the waiter to put down the slab of meat! Anyway, the salad bar at Fogo really outshines Libra and Porto Alegre. My friend said that at Fogo, they have this really good kind of lettuce, and they also have really soft bread. Lots of other stuff, but I stuck to the basics. Then the meat came around. You are given a little card that indicates whether you are up for more meat or you are done and need to rest. I tried a lot of different kinds of meat, and I really tried to slow down eating by taking breaks. My favorite out of all of them was the garlic beef. The chicken was also pretty good. The other choices were okay, but nothing out of the ordinary.

I have to say that the service of Fogo really outshines the other Brazilian bbq joints. I felt very welcomed and the waiter even took the time to notice what we were doing.

Overall, it is a great experience to dine here at least once. Because there are so many tables and other tables are so close to you, it's not as romantic as I thought it was going to be. I could barely talk to my boyfriend, let alone hear what he was saying! For the price of the meal, I think the meat could be a little better, the cheese bread a little tastier, and there really needs to be the roasted pineapple with cinnamon here! If they have Fogo for Dine LA, I definitely recommend people to take advantage of that because you pay less for about the same overall experience. Valet is $5.50 and they have little packets of dark Belgium chocolates and matches that you can take by the door. Everybody is quite friendly. We were given the check before we asked for it, but I think that was because they were in need of tables as the restaurant was very busy that night. Will probably be back one day for a special occasion! I was curious if they did anything for birthdays (as it was mine), but I decided not to ask aha.

In comparison to Porto and Libra, I definitely think the cheese bread at Libra is the best, the salad bar at Fogo is the best and the meat is good at both Libra and Fogo (with Libra being a little bit higher because of the pineapple). But the service at Fogo surpasses the other two. I even saw people ask for boxes here to take home some of their leftovers. Try the Papaya Cream!

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Seal Beach, California, USA

Its always a must to visit Fogo during the week of DineLA. Remembering how delectable my past Fogo experiences were, I was extremely excited. Leading up to the meal, my mouth watered in anticipation, anxiously awaiting those tender meats, creamy smoked salmon, savory vegetables, and warm, gooey cheesy bread. But as I was suddenly bombarded with all sorts of cuts of meat in the span of 5 minutes, I can confidently say that the meal experience was definitely not as good as I remembered. The meat was WAY over salted; I could giant crunchy grains of salt on the meat; I like the cheesy bread at Libra better; the items at the salad bar were always in the process of being refilled; wah wah wah. Some cuts of meats distinctly stood out to me, but not in a good way. I remember the ribs were extremely thick and chewy and impossible to eat. Those fried polenta fries were surprisingly addicting though.

Why do I seem to be on the fence between Libra and Fogo? Okay, okay, I guess I HAVEE to go eat at Libra now to compare. Gosh.

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Yorba Linda, California, USA

I was talking to my brother about Dine LA & my sister over heard us talking about Fogo de Chao. She had a gift card from there and a pre-birthday lunch date was arranged. Thanks sis.

Valet parking is the way to go ($5.50)

I check in with the hostess and we were seated within 5 minutes. The place was packed, I'm sure thanks to the Dine LA pricing. Lol.

The waiter explained how things worked (red = no meat, green = let the meat feast begin). He also explained that the salad bar was included in the meal and sides of Brazilian Cheese Bread, Garlic Mash Potatoes, Crispy Polenta & Caramelized Bananas will be delivered to our table. All the sides were delicious, specially the bananas.

The salad bar - it has everything you want in a salad bar & more. Aside from the salads (mixed greens & spinach) itself with a myriad of salad dressing. They had black beans, rice, coconut haddock (delicious), mortadella, prosciutto, chunks of Parmesan cheese (from a giant wheel), green beans, artichoke, etc etc etc. I was already getting full from all of it.

The meats - were hit and miss.
The first meat we were presented was a top sirloin. It was not edible, very chewy & hard to a point the I had to spit it out. Not a good start for the meat course.
They redeemed themselves with the next few meats we received. Bacon wrapped filet mignon, garlic filet mignon (the best of what we tasted), sausage & pork ribs were all super good

The chickens (bacon wrapped chicken & chicken wings) were just okay.

The disappointment - we weren't able to taste the lamb. The guy with the lamb skewer passed our table, but said another lamb dish was on its way out. We were their over an hour and we never saw that lamb or any other lamb dish out of the kitchen.

The service for the most part was good.
But on two occasion and with two different meat servers, my sister requested some well done meat (she doesn't like bloody meat) and each time the meat server said they would come back with her (well done) meat. They both never came back.
Not cool.

My experience here was 3.5 stars worthy.
Coming during Dine LA and getting a discounted price made this culinary excursion a definite plus. Having lunch with my sister (and she paid) made it a special meal.
I'll definitely be back.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

After reading many reviews, and deciding where are some places to eat, we decided one of the spots to be is ayce brazilian bbq. I had a good time here at dineLA even though reading reviews about it being bad and not as good.

We got sat right on the corner where the salad bar which was a plus. I do say make reservations as they where packed and so full. Our server was attentive and catered to all our needs. Ordered cocktails that where on the cover menu $14-16. Sprite was a nice little bottle of 8oz which went away pretty fast.

I loved the prociositto, smoked salmon, and salami at the salad bar but don't want to get to full off of it.

The sides for dineLA came with mashed potatoes, french toast like french fries, and carmelized bananas instead of plantains.

You can get better sides from salad bar.

The meat: lamb and the Special is prob my favorite but you get about 8 choices of meat to choose from for the dineLA menu.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Never knew this was all you can eat. What better place to eat some good quality meat than here? I came here for DineLA, and this was my first experience at a Brazilian steakhouse. And what can I say? I loved it!

First all, ambiance is pretty classy, so I would dress nice coming here. Normal price for dinner is around $60-65, but for DineLA, it is $45. For the DineLA menu, you do not get the filet mignon, sadly. Salad bar is unlimited, and you can get salmon there too! How awesome is that?

So how it works is, the waiters come around holding a differet type of meat, and you have a card on the table that's red on one side and green on the other. Basically, you have the green side up if you want the waiters to keep coming around to you to serve you meat. Meat is of ok quality but there are a couple that are pretty good.

Overall, I would definitely come back for DineLA, but I don't know if it will be worth $60+. You can bring a date here, but prepare to show her your carnivore side!

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Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove, California, USA
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This was second time at a Fogo de Chao, but my first time to this location. My bf and I were celebrating a very belated Valentine's Day dinner and called it our anniversary. We valeted our car (which is required) and walked in. There was no wait as we had made reservations for a Saturday night. We were greeted and seated by the host. She could have been friendlier, but our server more than made up for it. We were originally weren't going to drink any alcohol, but our server highly recommended a delicious red blend that really complemented our meal. We ended up sharing a half bottle of wine. Our server was very responsive to us and was really good about refilling our wine glasses and water. All the meat cuts were incredibly delicious, each piece more tasty and juicy than the next. The salad bar was well stocked and fresh. The gauchos were not as good-looking as the ones in Brazil, but they still made the meal all the more pleasant. The best part was the pao de queijo, which I couldn't stop eating even though I was full. To our surprise, the restaurant presented us with a free dessert to commemorate our anniversary. What a nice touch! The bathrooms were very clean as expected, but it didn't provide floss and mouth wash like the ones in Brazil. Surprising considering it's Beverly Hills. The only downside I could see for the average citizen is that the meal does cost a bit of $$$$, so be prepared to open your wallet. It's well worth it though! I was very satisfied with my meal, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves eating red meat.

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Anaheim, California

Cheese bread WOW!
Ive had Cheese Bread at the Pasadena Porto Alegre and it sure as hell did not match up to the soft clouds of Fogo!
Being that i am a vegetarian, i can only rate the salad bar and what was serve on the table and not the meat portion..

but from what my friends had said - the meat was decent nothing extremely WOW like! Service was impeccable minus a little glitch on the CC payments..we mentioned it twice that the cc amount was placed on the back of the receipt and yet the lady still messed up -inturn making us wait an extra 20 minutes just to get that fix..but aside from that it was good service

btw- i got mighty full on the salad and cheesy bread !

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Here's a tip: if you've been wanting to experience this place, the dinner menu is the same exact as lunch. The only difference is the price. So, a small adjustment of meal hour makes a difference of almost 50% off. Just sayin'.

Fogo lives up to the hype. I was surprised to see that this Beverly Hills Fogo was one of a few around here, with the next nearest one being Las Vegas. Somehow I thought this place would be franchised like crazy, but it's somewhat unique. My review of this place is focused around the attentive service and the quality of the meats. Pretty unsurpassed in all the expected and unexpected.

-=-MEAT-=- You can eat whatever you want, however much you want. So if you are like me, you are looking for flavorful, juicy, and fatty, and that pretty much means that filet mignon and chicken are out. No matter, since the star of my meal here was the Picanha, Fogo Steak, and Top Sirloin. Picanha and Fogo Steak is the same cut of meat, just that the Fogo Steak hasn't been folded over. While Picanha ends up being a sliver of a slice, Fogo Steak tend to be a thicker cut, hence juicier. Top sirlion cuts come out like nuggets, so indulge responsibly since they tend to be the fattier cuts. Rib eye is typically my all-star favorite, but the garlic-ness of the top sirlion actually edged it out.

-=-Cheese Biscuits-=- OMG these are so gooey cheesy good. When they cool down though, the magic is lost. Do not fret, since with the impeccable service here, our waitress offered to replace our magic-less biscuits with fresh ones. And when it looked like we were slowing down, they asked us if we wanted to specifically request our favorite meats for the home stretch.

My lunch hour did not incur the crowds that other's mentioned here, but I've also been here before for dinner and it wasn't at all bad. I cannot imagine that you would get blatantly ignored here.

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Local from Greater Los Angeles, California, USA

came for dinela. everyone had the same effing idea. waited an HOUR to get seated WITH RESERVATIONS. come during lunch for the best value dinela or not because you might be saving some money but honestly you end up having to wait forever for subpar service, weird clientele who end up drinking on an empty stomach while they wait, which makes them even more unbearable to sit next to. I would rather pay $15 more and get the version of fogo I am used to.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This place is just awesome! Came here with my sister for Dine in LA, and boy, was it worth it. There were so many people waiting during the lunch hour, but thankfully, we had a reservation and immediately got our table. Everywhere you look, you see the servers walking around, holding their skewers of various food items. We had a corner table, but that was not a problem because they always came to us! And all the food items were so delicious, and season really well! They had so many choices, ranging from top sirloin, lamb, pork, and chicken, and that's not even including their salad bar items! Their salad bar items included olives, salads, salami, smoked salmon, and hot food items like rice and potato. At one point my sister and I got so much food, we had to turn away some of the skewers headed our way and take a quick break! I would definitely love come back here again one day!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Came during dineLa weekday lunchtime.
Yes I know it has been almost 6 months since I ate to writing this review.
But I digress.

Location: This is Beverly Hills. Enjoy the fancy cars and expensive restaurants.

Parking: Valet or street meter.
We thought we would only stay for a bit so we decided to street park.
Well, we fed the meter several times. Might have been cheaper to valet.
But, cost was not a factor, insomuch as speed factor upon exiting.

Phone Etiquette: The lady that picked up the phone was friendly.
I wanted to make a reservation but she assured me that we would not need any reservation. Note: We were eating a pretty early lunch.

When we arrived, I mentioned that I had called and that we didn't require any reservation. No problem. Good!

Even during weekday lunchtime, the place was semi-crowded.
They sat us in the back corner. In the back corner???
Cue: Dirty Dancing soundtrack ~ Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Food: We tried to eat each and everything on the meat menu:
bacon wrapped meat, steak, chicken, lamb.
How can you not love bacon wrapped meat at an AYCE bbq place?
How can you not love bacon anywhere?

Salad bar:
I did pass by the salad bar on the way to our table and restroom.
But, once I was seated, I did not leave my seat to visit the salad bar.
My guest took several trips and brought back different things each and every time.
He would say go and try.
Nope, I kept my resolve. Must eat only meat. And, more meat.

Service:
Sides - They kept coming by and checking and either refilling or bringing new sides: mashed potatoes, fried plantains ( OMG - hadn't had in years), cheesey cheese rolls.

My main gripe was with the meat service. During the entire meal, I kept my color GREEN. But, for some reason, the servers criss-crossed or some other random pattern. We were constantly flagging them. One of my guest wanted to try one meat that never visited our table. We asked several times. We waited. And, we waited some more. After being there for over several hours, we gave up.

Side note: We were not the only guests to be upset. There was a 2 top table that was so upset about lack of meat service. The gentlemen spoke with a manager.
It did not seem to improve.

Not sure if this was due to dineLA or short staffed during lunchtime or too many people (Asians) eating too much meat??

Overall: Great alternative to Korean AYCE bbq. Fancy AYCE bbq.
Be prepared to shell out $$$ for location, location, and location.

Would I recommend? Oscillating between meat and poor service.
You decide.
But, I would probably not be back, unless, you offered to pay.

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