Fogo de Chao

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

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4222, 1775 Tysons Blvd #50, Tysons, VA 22102

Most Recent Reviews


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They were wonderfully helpful as I went with friends for their Market table brunch. This meal does not include the meats, just an omelet station and the full salad bar. I called before we made reservations and was told the ONLY thing with gluten was the French bread on the salad bar. I suspected that was t right but went in person to check it out. After i explained that malt vinegar is NOT gluten free nor is flour used as a thickener, 85% of the food was eliminated for me to eat. All of the side dishes/salads aside from the steamed broccoli had vinegar, the soup had flour, the entire antipasto selection aside from sliced cheese had vinegar and on and on. I had lettuce with the creamy dressing and raw fruits and veggies. That was all i could eat for $40.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years 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
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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Servers were familiar with gluten and provided me with a gf menu! Most items are gluten free and the entire salad/market bar is gluten free. I also got a crème brûlée that was phenomenal. Everything was so tasty and the staff was very friendly!

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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Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Symptomatic Celiac

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All meats are gluten free! There is a separate bar with salads and other appetizer type foods, majority is gluten free. I suggest asking for a copy of the allergy list which is very comprehensive, not only gluten containing foods are listed but a number of other allergens. The food was very tasty! Highly recommended by a sensitive Celiac.

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?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Mostly everything here was gluten free. I was hesitant at first and took some precautions, but everything was great. If you haven’t eaten this style before, they come around to your table with a slab of meat and slice off a portion if you want to try it.

There are several meats that are not gluten free, but there were more than enough options without it. Editing to add, I returned in May 2024 and pretty much everything was gluten free now! Ask for the allergy list as soon as you are seated.

I was skeptical of the buffet, but [at least on the night I was there] almost everything on the table was gluten free. I stood there and watched it for 5 minutes before deciding it was worth it to check out a couple items.

***added a star back because last time I went the staff was knowledgeable and helpful**

Taking off a star for safety due to the waitstaff; somewhat knowledgeable, but also apathetic and not willing to get answers very quickly (like 30 minutes into the meal when everyone else was already eating). My primary complaint was the servers — one was a little weird encouraging us to drink and drive (we did not, of course), and one just did not help at all. We went somewhat close to the opening and seemed like a decent amount of turnover with the waitstaff, so perhaps it was a logistical issue and has since improved. I had a vegetarian friend who went and found plenty to eat to hang with her family, but I’m not sure I would recommend that for the price point. I did not get sick, and was very full :)

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Reservations recommended
Symptomatic Celiac

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Always a yummy delicious time at Fogo! You can look online for a paper allergen menu of what has gluten and what doesn't but most things don't! Came here because we needed a quick safe GF bite and I felt comfortable. Delicious meats as always and getting the bread bites is the best part of the meal. I probably had 3 baskets alone. Staff is knowledgeable and can help you navigate the choices of meats.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
Celiac

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A meat lover Celiac's dream. The traveling meat is all gf and most of the salad bar is as well. The table bread is Pao which is naturally gf, as are the croutons at the salad bar.

The service is still getting their feet under them so patience may be required.

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

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