Fogo de Chao

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 3 ratings

1337 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 636-9700
$$$$ Over $25 per entree
Gluten-Free Features

Gluten-Free Menu, Bread/Buns

Categories

Brazilian, Restaurant, Local Chain

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    5 ratingApril 11, 2014

    Excellent food and our waiter had celiac a disease so very knowledgable!! Even the bread on the table was GF!

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2013

    great service and food. A chef came out to explain gf options. The price is not very high considering the food quality and attentive service

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    5 ratingJanuary 16, 2013

    Waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. All meats except chicken are gf although I would be wary of the sausage. They bring it around with the chicken (so they touch) but they were able to bring it to me separately when I asked. All side dishes are gf and are so so so delicious. Salad bar always has the risk of cross contamination due to clumsy people but I found it fairly clean. Besides, who can pass up a whole plate of prosciutto and cheeses?

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    2 ratingAugust 01, 2014

    668 6th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

    Best ever tasting gf rolls, but something glutened me. The staff said stay away from chicken, sausage and bread at salad bar. I ate only meats, cheese and 1 bite of the gf roll. I suspect a spice rub had wheat. I was very clear expressing my needs, but was Still cross contaminated somehow... Too bad

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    5 ratingJune 22, 2014

    836 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Wow, this place is great. I told my server about my allergy and a manager came to talk to me about what my options were and walked me around the salad bar to point out what to avoid there as well. The only meat you have to avoid is the chicken. Most of the salad bar is okay too except for the obvious stuff — croutons, pasta, etc. The entire experience was amazing. The staff is really attentive and nice. The food was delicious and so was the wine. Well worth the price.

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    5 ratingMay 10, 2014

    117 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    The staff was SUPER knowledgable, and I was delighted to learn that they served GF rolls. They also have a dedicated fryer for their polenta.

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    5 ratingMay 06, 2014

    4300 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001

    Excellent! Extensive salad bar and I was able to eat almost all of the meat selections (I can't have dairy). Definitely celiac friendly. Apparently the little dinner rolls are GF? I was told after I left and didn't get to try them.

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    5 ratingMarch 26, 2014

    1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

    excellent dinning. almost everything is gluten free. . they are well versed with celiac disease. .. even have gluten free bread. .yum!!! though it may b pricy but worth it!!!

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    5 ratingMarch 15, 2014

    360 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

    So many gluten free choices! Bread at the table was GFree. Fried polenta, mashed potatoes, fried bananas, awesome salad bar. And all the meat is gluten free!!!

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    5 ratingMarch 07, 2014

    4300 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001

    Pretty much the best place to eat if you love quality meats and are gluten intolerant. Great for any special occasion (because of how expensive it is.) The food and the service is impeccable and there are so many options. LOVE Fogo.

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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2014

    200 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116

    If you are a meat lover like I am, this is your place. Brazilian BBQ, where the sides are gluten free! They definitely know their stuff here!

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    5 ratingFebruary 17, 2014

    1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Probably the best meal I've ever had. Most options are gluten free, many are dairy too. They were extremely accommodating, serving my table's polenta fries without the parmesan and walking us through the gluten and dairy free meats. It was expensive, but it was 100% worth it. It is all-you-can eat and very high quality.

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    5 ratingJanuary 28, 2014

    849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

    *Almost* everything in the place is gluten free. When I told the server I had a gluten allergy he had the manager come over to speak to me. She (the manager) showed me the two meats that were not gluten free due to a marinade or rub (the sausage and the bacon wrapped chicken leg and filet) and walked me through the salad bar to show me what was not gluten free. Several of the salad dressings she could not guarantee were safe due to label concerns, but there was a selection of oils and vinegars so it really didn't matter to me. The sides and table bread are also gluten free - mashed potatoes, fried bananas and fried polenta sticks. The bread is traditional Brazilian Pao de Queso, which is made with cassava flour (naturally gluten free). I should warn you, though - that bread is highly addictive. They also have Mexican Coca Cola (made with real cane sugar) in a glass bottle.

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    5 ratingJanuary 19, 2014

    6300 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    The waiters were very knowledgeable; I said I was gluten intolerant and he knew exactly what I could and couldn't have. Basically, the chicken legs and some of the premade salads on the salad bar were the only off-limits items. The mashed potatoes tasted like instant, but to be fair, you're not going there for the mashed potatoes. The meats were all very good, flavorful and cooked well. The fried polenta was delicious, and of course, the tapioca cheese bread was excellent. I love going to a place that offers gluten-free desserts, too. The creme brulee was lovely, and the coffee was outstanding. A return visit is definitely in order.

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    5 ratingSeptember 08, 2013

    668 6th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

    best tapioca flour buns ever. almost everything offered is gluten-free.

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    5 ratingSeptember 07, 2013

    836 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Manager very friendly and showed my wife and I all the GF food. Kinda pricey but expected for vacation spot.

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    5 ratingAugust 17, 2013

    133 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    All meat gluten free except for chicken legs which have beer batter. Tabbouleh, pasta, and bread at salad bar is not gluten free. The rolls are gluten free. Food was great!

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    4 ratingAugust 12, 2013

    661 N LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60654

    I'm giving this a 4 because they did a great job gluten free wise. Paul, the manager, was fantastic - he understood allergies and ensured we were taken care of. For the restaurant overall I'd give the restaurant a 3. We were at Fogo de Chao in Washington DC 6 months ago and their restaurant was much better. I felt like the restaurant in Chicago skimped a bit - the meat didn't come to our table as frequently and we ordered Caipirinha and we were asked if we wanted the premium / smoother version and we said no - just regular. There was not much alcohol in the ones we received. One of us lived in Brazil and knows how they should taste. They were perfect in Washington. For a $200 meal for 4, it should be perfect,

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    5 ratingMay 17, 2013

    661 N LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60654

    This is probably my favorite restaurant. My husband and I always take a trip downtown for my birthday so we can have dinner here. Even before I went GF. It is a meat-lover's paradise. They are incredibly accommodating. Just notify your server that you need to eat GF and they send the manager over to let you know what very few things you should not eat. When I went, the only things I couldn't eat were the salad dressings (because they are not made in house and therefore they cannot guarantee their safety), a pasta salad on the salad bar, and chicken that is marinated in beer. EVERYTHING else is safe to eat: HUGE and delicious salad bar (I use balsamic vinegar in place of the dressing), endless amounts of meats, fried polenta, caramelized bananas, mashed potatoes, and best of all the Brazilian cheese bread. In my opinion, this place is simply the best.

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    5 ratingApril 12, 2013

    1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

    My family and I loved this place. I was pleasantly surprised when a server explained to me only a few items there are not gluten free. He was very knowledgable and told me every item that I could not eat. 1st time since I went gluten free that I didn't worry while eating out. Food was amazing and service was top notch. Perfect dining experience

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2013

    1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Awesome!! They brought fried polenta sticks for one of us that is GF and DF. So many GF options.

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    5 ratingMarch 18, 2013

    1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Most awesome meal since becoming gluten free. We were touring Washington DC and looking for someplace to eat dinner. My husband was reluctant because of price range, but after eating said it was fantastic and he would recommend it. I loved that most of the food they serve is gf and I wasn't limited to a very few menu choices.

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    4 ratingFebruary 02, 2013

    6300 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    The tapioca flour & cheese bread by itself is worth going, but the endless supply of roasted meat will make any carnivore very happy.

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    5 ratingJanuary 31, 2013

    1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Highly recommend. All of their entrees are gf with the exception of the chicken wings and sausage, they are marinated in beer, but they serve then together so they don't get cross contaminated. Most of the salad bar is gf if you ask they can point out what isn't. And my favorite part, all of the appetizers that are included in the meal are gf, even the rolls (which are delicious)! Love this place!

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    5 ratingJanuary 29, 2013

    6300 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    This place was amazing! Seriously all the meat was so good. And the salad bar is the best I've ever seen!!

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    5 ratingJanuary 03, 2013

    200 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116

    Fun, delicious & terrific service. Very few items have gluten. Even the rolls are safe for everyone.

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    5 ratingDecember 01, 2012

    117 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Phenomenal. I am from Nebraska and was nervous about traveling. I called ahead and they confirmed they have gf items. When I got to the restaurant, the manager walked me to the salad bar and pointed out the 3 items I couldn't have and then showed me the 2 meets I couldn't have. I was so impressed! They're bread that they put on the table is made of tapioca flour so I didn't feel excluded. The waiter was so knowledgeable of everything! Such a variety of food! Amazing atmosphere. I loved it!

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    5 ratingNovember 23, 2012

    222 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112

    Excellent. Even have gluten free delicious roles (the same as what everyone else eats too!) almost everything on their vast salad bar is GF. And almost every single meat is GF too. Well trained staff who can easily direct you to what is GF. Almost everything in the whole place is GF.

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    5 ratingOctober 27, 2012

    1513 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

    Almost everything is gluten free the staff is good about letting you know what is gluten free.

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    5 ratingOctober 11, 2012

    222 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112

    Almost everything is gluten free and the staff is well trained. It is pricey but excellent. This is one of the few places that is fabulous!

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    4 ratingAugust 11, 2012

    3101 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

    Expensive- you must pay $50 a person for endless meat and buffet. The men come around w various meats cooked Brazilian style on skewers and slice u a piece if your tag is on the green side. Flip it to red if u want them to skip u. Fried plantains and fine cheeses r great also. Must have the Caiphirinia drink! The mgr will tour u around the buffet of sides to show what's gf.

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2012

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    this is a very high end Brazilian steak house, but the best GF dining experience to date. manager was highly knowledgeable on celiacs and every house made ingredient. GREAT GF bread. AMAZING service and food.

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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2012

    133 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    All meats are usually gluten-free (seasoning and all) there are just a few items at the salad bar that are not gluten free. They also have gluten-free rolls. Yumm!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 20, 2012

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    The good was excellent and they have a wonderful selection of good to accommodate our gluten-free, dairy-, soy-free, egg-free, and but-free diet! The customer service was top-notch!

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2012

    836 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    On vacation in Miami and was super nervous about eating out (extremely gluten sensitive which makes traveling stressful) so I called ahead as I always do to double check & was informed that the manager would greet us when we arrived and explain all of my GF options. He did just that and to my delight on top of the impeccable service & wonderful atmosphere, I was able to eat almost everything on the menu with the exception of a few items. I was thrilled to have so many options and especially enjoyed the "cheese bread" made of all GF ingredients yet delicious as can be. You know, so good it feels scary to eat it!! The staff were all very knowledgable & even made some of the otherwise gluten containing meats gluten free just for me so I could try them :) I can honestly say that the only downside was feeling full WAY to soon!! The price is high but worth every penny for the food & the ability to truly relax and enjoy a nice meal out again!!!

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    5 ratingJune 30, 2012

    600 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

    I could make a meal of just the bread at Fogo de Chao. I think next time I go I will just get the amazingly huge salad bar to leave more room for bread! Make sure you tell the waiter that you are gf because 2 of the meats contain gluten (a sausage & something else cooked in beer - those two skewers come around together though) & they will alert the runner of those meats not to give it to you.

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2012

    4300 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001

    The best salad bar ever! Only a few items have gluten and they are all in one area. Fantastic GF Bread and sides ( polenta, mashed potates, and baked banannas). 10 GF meats. My favorite place to eat GF, but $$$$.

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    5 ratingJune 23, 2012

    600 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

    Pricey but worth it for a special occasion. The salad bar is not just a salad bar, there are so many choices! The meats are outstanding. The real treat for me is being able to eat the bread....gluten free cheese bread. It's awesome!

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    5 ratingApril 14, 2012

    600 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

    Amazing selection and those tapioca cheese bread things are addictive!

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    5 ratingMarch 25, 2012

    661 N LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60654

    Amazing place! Almost entire menu is truly GF even the rolls. Tell your waitstaff that you are GF and they will send the manager over. He explained all the ingredients and food prep. So knowledgeable and friendly. The food was amazing and the service outstanding.

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    5 ratingJanuary 06, 2012

    309 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701

    Nice to share a GOOD meal without having to worry about making an issue of ordering. The best part?...the bar serves VEEV (acai liquor)!!!

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    5 ratingAugust 20, 2011

    117 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    SOOO easy to eat here, almost everything is GF and tasty.

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    5 ratingMarch 14, 2011

    309 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701

    The cheese rolls are amazing, as are all of the meats.

Monday
11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sunday
3:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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