Patty’s Foodie Frenzy: Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chão is an authentic Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized in fire-roasting high-quality meats for 26 years. …Fogo is proudly gluten friendly but not vegan friendly…no surprise!!

Fairly new on our restaurant scene is the Dunwoody Fogo De Chao.  The other Fogo in town (Buckhead) has been very successful, so I expect the Dunwoody location will also thrive.  The interior is bright, comfortable and modern. They also have a great location for those working OTP.  I was pleasantly surprised  to see that they have both a large and a medium sized private room to accommodate aIl types of groups… but especially useful for pharmacy and tech companies that have strict policies regarding privacy for meetings. 

If you have never been to any other Fogo or similar style steakhouse you are missing out on a good Churrascaria or Brazilian steakhouse experience.  You dine in a lovely, modern, casual atmosphere while men in gauchos come around to your table shaving different cuts of meat off of large skewers.  They can cut you a slice suitable to your preference whether it be rare, well done or medium rare.  Unless you are vegan, you will find a meat or 20 that you love.  My favorites are the filet, tenderloin, and lamb. The chicken and sausage are also delicious. Each diner is given a card at their table that is red on one side and green on the other.  The gauchos will keep coming to your table with different skewers of meat until you turn your card over to red. That’s my cry for mercy and when I ask them to throw me a life raft.

Audra and I had such an enjoyable lunch and  can’t wait to go back.  We greatly appreciate Desiree Stoute, Sales Manager, for  inviting us.  She and her team are off to a great start.

Here are some extra tidbits for you:

  • Servers are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about food allergies
  • You can make reservations via Open Table
  • Delivery and take out are NOT available
  • Valet parking is available
  • They have a beautiful full service bar with creative cocktails and perfectly paired appetizers.
  • They are open for lunch at discounted pricing

Last tidbit and warning:  They have the most amazing salad bar in town .  Use some restraint and pace yourself at the salad bar.  You will thank me for that advice.  You will be so tempted to clear it out, but don’t forget what you came for. The amazing meat.  It is a true lesson on self-restraint.  You will be glad you took my advice.



Fogo De Chao
4671 Ashford Dunwoody Road