The menu is mainly gluten free, even the bread and croutons and meats except a couple chicken options. May be a bit pricy but being able to have bread and a nearly full menu is worth the price and experience.
10/19: ate here again and had a wonderful experience! Highly recommend! This was our favorite restaurant on our recent trip to DC. We actually ate there twice. It is expensive but worth every penny. Since we are GF and DF there were only 3 meats we could not have: crusted pork loin, chicken legs, and the sausage. There were probably at least 10 other meats we could eat and they were so delicious. They also brought out polenta with no parmesan on it for us. And they walked us through the salad buffet and explained what was safe and what was not safe. You will definitely be stuffed and really enjoy your experience - highly recommend.
This was our first time at this excellent restaurant. The food was outstanding - really, really good. Most of the food is naturally gluten free - even the dinner rolls. They provide an allergens list which makes it easy to find the few things to avoid - plus the staff was helpful. It is definitely Celiac friendly. They have a large buffet, with both salad and other items such as sausage and cheese. At your table, you are frequently visited by a staff member with a skewer of meat - many varieties, one at a time. If you want one, a piece is cut off for your. This continues as long as you sit there - we got thoroughly stuffed. All of the food was excellent. The meat was spicy and very tasty. We will return!
Only 3 dinner items - French bread (kept at a side table separate from the salad bar) and chicken legs & pork sausage (both prepared in a separate area in the kitchen) - contain gluten! It was a great discovery since my family loved this restaurant pre-diagnosis. A number of desserts have gluten, but there’s never room for dessert anyway. If you’re looking for something sweet and still have room, order the caramelized bananas. Knowledge staff, yummy food, no reaction.
Excellent food. Was told when I entered the restaurant that only two things on that night’s menu weren’t gluten free. Even the cheese bread was gluten free. Highly recommend
Everything I tested, the bread almost all of the salad bar, all the meats except the fish, and the creme brulee were safe. The only two thing i was told I could not have were the sausages and chicken legs (marinated in beer) and they will offer them to you i just politely declined. Great meal!!
This restaurant is extremely celiac friendly. Only two things in the whole restaurant have gluten. Even the cheese bread and the Caesar Salad had gluten free croutons.
Incredibly expensive, but so worth it. Everyone on staff was knowledgeable. Even the croutons were gluten free. The only thing not GF was the chicken. Everything else was. Didn't get sick. Such delicious food. Come hungry!
This is the first place I’ve eaten at since my celiac diagnosis that I felt 100% safe eating. They handed me a list of allergens as soon as I said I was celiac so I would know what I could and couldn’t eat. The “couldn’t eat” list was TINY. I would definitely recommend this place.
Everything at the buffet bar is GF- even the croutons in the Caesar salad! The only thing that has gluten is a basket of Italian bread and it is off on a different table. If you ask for the show-stopping sweet and spicy bacon, you can have them bring you a plate from the kitchen so it is not cc with the bread that’s the only thing you have to ask for. The bread basket you get on the table is GF, the polenta is GF. Celiac heaven. Yum.
They always know what is safe and what is not (and it's no trouble to ask), and we've never had an issue with cross-contamination. Majority of the food is GF. Great service, delicious food. I'm vegetarian and I don't mind at all when carnivore DH wants to go here - the "salad" bar is to die for.
Pros: Loved being able to eat with everyone else without having to wait! Lots to eat! All the table platters are GF on a normal basis - Brazi bites are delicious and can be purchased in the freezer section of your grocery store - they are naturally GF and everyone at our table loved them. Cons: There are two areas of concern. One is the dinner roll section of the salad bar which is separated from the rest of the buffet. Not hard to avoid. Second is a platter of chicken/sausage that roams around alongside the meats. You have to be vigilant to make sure it’s not added to your plate when you’re receiving meat. It felt very stressful to me. Once I figured out what I was looking for it wasn’t so bad. The sausage is spiraled on the skewer so that waiter stands out from the rest. But I would have enjoyed the experience much more if I wasn’t constantly on guard for the beer battered chicken to accidentally land on my plate.
We had dinner here recently and noted a gluten allergy on the reservation. Our server was aware of this when we sat down and explained that the only chicken legs were off limits from the meat offerings as they are marinated in beer. Everything else, as well as the salad bar, was safe. Were were given some small bread rolls which are naturally gluten free since they are made with cheese and tapioca. The meal also comes with mashed potatoes, polenta fries and fried plantains. I asked if they used a shared fryer and the manager came over to confirm that they do not fry any gluten items in the fryer. Food was very good. The lamb options were incredible. Some cuts were a little tough, so start with small tastes and then settle on the best options. Salad bar had a mound of candies bacon which was addictive. I did see what I believe to be croutons near some of the salad options, so keep in mind some things could have some cc. I had no reactions other than being uncomfortably full.
The staff was knowledgeable about what was gluten-free. They had a large salad bar. There was bread but it was on a separate area where the rice and beans were. All the rotisserie meats were gluten-free except for the chicken legs and the sausages. I was told the sausages were made offsite and did not have any gluten ingredients but they couldn’t guarantee it so I did not have any just in case. I have not had any ill effects after 14 hours so I don’t think I got cross contaminated! I plan to take my dad here for his birthday in May
Excellent options for gluten free customers, unfortunately the pork, chicken, and lamb options were not gluten free today, but everything else was including the appetizers! Watch out for cross contamination at the salad bar/appetizer bar. The bread at the salad bar is not gluten free. This place was excellent on letting us know what’s gluten free and what’s not. They even brought us a creme brûlée for our anniversary!
Manager came out and talked to us about what we can and cannot have. Could eat pretty much everything except for the chicken thighs. Manager told the staff when cutting the meat for us to bring a clean knife to cut with. We could even eat the Cheese bread! One of the places where I feel I don’t need to worry about what I’m eating!
Most meats are gluten free except for some chicken which is marinated in beer. Brazilian cheese bread is delicious and gluten free (made with cassava flour). Some locations have an allergy menu that is very detailed. Mashed potatoes and rice is also gluten free. Almost everything is gluten free. Great experience, but a little pricy
When checked with the hostess, she informed us everything is GF except the baguette bread, and chicken leg marinade. Even the little bread things they serve you as an appetizer if GF. Great place to eat. Come hungry.
Ah...... Brazilian cheese bread! Everything was GF except one plate of bread (sep from the cheese bread). Everything was delicious but not quite up to par with the steakhouses in São Paulo (not expecting it to be). We went for brunch and were grateful for some other options.
The waiter came by with a list of everything that was NOT gluten free (mashed potatoes, the chicken, Italian bread and several items from the bar). Otherwise everything else is gluten free - just double check!! They bring around gf bread, bananas, and these fry like things. All the meats they bring around are gf with exception to the chicken (tho I saw several times where they brought a skewer of chicken and beef and were touching each other so I just stayed away from that beef option as well).
I specified my gluten allergy to the waitress, she said All the meats except the chicken would be safe for me to eat. Personally I am highly sensitive to cross contamination and even after specifying this, she said all the other meats would be ok, however the Parmesan encrusted pork and the sausages are both prone to cross contamination. I got glutened here, so I would recommend either staying away from these foods or making it very very clear that you can’t have any cross contamination.
Amazing experience!! Gave us the allergy menu so I could look over every item throughout the whole dinner. The bread was so good and I loved that almost everything there is gluten free! They were very knowledgeable and made sure to explain the ingredients in every item we got.
Breads were gluten free and almost all meats. Unfortunately the one chicken option was marinaded in beer. Still an excellent dining experience and they have a binder with all foods labeled for allergies
This place is delicious and super friendly. They brought me an entire stapled packet to show all of the allergens and the waitress went over it with me in detail which was great. Super pumped I can still go here 😍
Fogo is a great chain for Celiacs. Make sure to mention your condition to the host(ess) who will ask that the floor manager give you a tour around the salad bar to show you what to avoid. Everything that comes to the table (via the gauchos serving meats and via your waiter) are gluten free except: the chicken, the sausage, and the parmesan crusted pork due to cross contamination potential. So, please do go and eat all of the Brazilian cheese bread you can fit.
There are only two things in the restaurant with gluten: beer marinated chicken, and bread they don’t bring to your table and keep segregated from the veggie/salad bar. You’d think that would be enough, but they also have warm cassava flour and cheese rolls that are simply. AMAZING. The only downside? $$$$$
Carnivore’s delight. Tried this restaurant while visiting Boston. A good place to go when you’re hungry! Majority of the menu is gluten free. The manager came over and spoke with us about our their practices and what was not safe. Staff seemed to have conflicting opinions on the grilled zucchini’s status so we steered clear of it.
There’s such a large variety of items here, there’s plenty that’s gluten free, though you have to ask about specific things but the servers will go and double check with the kitchen. The dinner rolls they serve are gluten free, as the Brazilians use tapioca flour and cheese to make puffy little popover type breads. All and all delicious and safe if you are vigilant
I’ve been there twice and it’s always amazing! The meats are delicious! I love the variety of fresh fruit, salads, pickles and cheeses in their Market Place bar. The seasonal soup is delicious! And the tiny puffed tapioca bread melts in your mouth - so delicious! The service is top notch and the staff are knowledgeable. The papaya cream dessert is deliciously decadent! Just be careful to stop eating before you are too full! Great place for celebrating a special occasion like Mother’s Day.
I was super impressed! I made a reservation online and mentioned my celiac disease and my other food allergies. Within 24 hours of making the reservation I received an email with a full allergen list for my reference. When I arrived the manager came over and brought the list and went through every item they serve to ensure I knew exactly what I could and couldn’t eat. They even offered to prepare special items to meet my needs. It was an amazing experience and excellent food!!!