Fogo de Chao

4 recent ratings
$$$$ • Brazilian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns
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3 ratings

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1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Symptomatic Celiac

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This was a great experience. So often restaurants with a particular ‘experience’ to them (ex. Hibachi, hot pot, etc) are not GF safe, so it was really fun to eat here.

All of the proteins are gf. The only non-gf menu items are the baguette style bread at the salad bar and one of the salads had croutons. The cheesy bread that is brought to the table is GF. There is a large dessert menu, but I did not ask if any are gluten free.

The wait staff is very knowledgeable and kind. I would definitely go back!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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So many options! A huge buffet of salads and meats - all GF. Then all the meat you can eat, all GF. The yummy rolls brought to the table - yep GF! My celiac son was in heaven, no limits. No good dessert options since he also doesn’t eat dairy but dinner was so good and he was so full he didn’t mind.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Such a great experience! Our server was also gluten free and happy to provide answers to my questions. While others have noted some of the meats were not gf, she assured me that they changed from marinating in beer and now everything is gf! The service was amazing and I indulged in so many options! Including a beautiful flan for dessert.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Brazilian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse

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Celiac

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Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They were very helpful and knew about celiac. They said to stay away from the chicken legs and sausage. Sausage doesn’t have gluten but could be cross contaminated because it touches the chicken. Everything else was gluten free. Very yummy!

Great place! Left stuffed!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and we had an amazing meal with no reactions. The manager even brought out the allergen list just to make sure I knew of any possible issues. Highly recommend

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very nice and very delicious. Yum

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Almost everything gluten free The only thing containing gluten is French bread which was separated from the buffet and therefore not high risk of cross-contamination. My daughter did not have any reactions and his supersensitive. The salad bar lunch is a great deal $15 for a beautiful salad buffet. If you choose to have the meat courses be prepared for an expensive meal. My son did say he thought it was the best meat he ever had. Cheese bread so good

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I had an excellent meal last night! The salad bar is unreal in the offerings they have (cheeses, smoked salmon, beautiful vegetables, olives...I could go on) & most everything is GF. They have some crackers or bread or something off to the side that isn't GF but I didn't even pay attention to that because I was in salad bar heaven. The meats were great too. They clearly stated that the only meats that aren't GF are the chicken legs and the sausage, which they serve together, so there wasn't worry of contamination. But, I gotta say my favorite part of the meal was the naturally gluten free Paõ De Queijo (cheese bread!!) that they have at the table. I ate 5, during a business dinner, and I'm not even sorry. I definitely plan on going back!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So many gf options, including dessert. There were only three items on the salad bar that weren't gluten free. The servers were very knowledgeable & friendly. Didn't get sick! Highly recommend.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Almost everything is GF here :-). Love the unlimited cheese bread! And the yummy bacon and veggies. We did the lunch buffet bar option for $15. Best lunch for a celiac!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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14 meats. All GF except chicken leg and sausage. Even have GF rolls.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Always a safe place to eat!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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There's only 2 things that aren't gluten free, it's a great restaurant and celiac friendly

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a great stop for dinner!! There are more items to eat then not for a Celiac like myself! The salad bar was fresh and delicious, but that is not all! The cheese rolls and plantains weRe awesome!! I could eat twenty of these rolls. I loved all the beef served at the table as well. Feel free to openly mention that you cannot have gluten and they will tell you what you cannot eat. Enjoy:)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Wonderful!! Yes, pricey--but worth it. The cheese bread is delish!!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A manager will come to speak to you about the GF options, but it's almost unnecessary because everything but the obvious breads and 3/12 or so meats is gluten free. And did I mention the GF cheesy bread? It's pricey, but 100% worth every penny for the amazing selection!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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!!!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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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

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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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.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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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!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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The food was great. But as in all you can eat establishment, it's quite expensive unless you come with a huge appetite. They have an extensive allergen menu that they can bring to the table, and my server seem to be pretty knowledgeable about what has gluten. I ate here without any issues.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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My favorite restaurant! I have celiac disease and it is extremely safe. Everything is gluten free except for one bread & perhaps one or two salads. I go for lunch and have the Market Table filled with a wide variety of salads, fresh fruits and veggies, hummus, cheeses, cured meats & salmon. There's also rice, beans with sausage, and seasonal soup. They also bring garlic mashed potatoes, caramelized bananas, crispy polenta, and Brazilian cheese bread to your table. You can also add the table service of the continuously served fire roasted meats.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Very accommodating. All meats gluten free and most of salad bar

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
Asymptomatic Celiac

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Everything is gluten free except for the black bean soup and the Italian bread. The self serve market bar is all gluten free. Their cheese bread which is brought to the table is delicious and gluten free. I ordered sea bass which was soft and buttery. My wife ordered salmon which was slightly overcooked. The roasted broccoli was undercooked and we sent it back. Everything else was good. My grandson ordered meat which he enjoyed.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Reservations recommended
Symptomatic Celiac

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My mom and I went here during our NYC trip. We both were pretty hungry and wanted meat and salad. I was blown away at the salad bar- so many fresh and clean options! They also bring out little cheese breads to the table that are GF as well as fried polenta which is GF. Then you can have as much meat as you’d like which was all GF. I think there was maybe only one thing on the whole food bar that wasn’t GF. Waiter was knowledgeable and I didn’t get sick! Wonderful variety

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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