Gluten-Free at Fogo de Chao

Brazilian Restaurant
67 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns
Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Most of the meats are gluten-free, and the little rolls they bring to the table are naturally gf. Most of the servers know all of the things that are safe and not. If they are unsure, the manager will definitely know. We’ve had several meals at this location, and all have been amazing with no reactions.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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Very pleasant experience. Our son has celiac and we found many GF options for him. Would recommend.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Almost all of the salad bar is gluten free and all meats except one or two were gluten free! Our waitress was very knowledgeable and explained what dishes were not gluten free. It is my fiancee’s favorite restaurant (celiac, highly sensitive to cross contamination).

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Very good experience. Cheese bread for appetizer, everything in salad bar was gluten free except for the bread. Croutons for salad were made from the cheese bread. Mashed potatoes they bring to the table is gluten free. All meats were gluten free except drumsticks.

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

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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great gf options. the staff is very knowledgeable on what is safe to eat! Also go for the weekend brunch it’s their best deal!

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
Not celiac

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The service and food were excellent. I told them I was gluten free and pork free and my husband wanted his meat well done. The printed list showing all of the food with the allergens was an extra special touch. They accommodated all of our requests easily and one manager came to the table to make sure we were happy and another manager helped me with the Market table which has a huge array of different cold foods. The drinks all the way to the dessert, they made us feel special with their attention to detail. It's expensive, but worth it to splurge every once in a while so I would definitely go back.

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

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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One of the most amazing restaurants I've ever been to the tarasco experiences trust me is an experienced meet constantly coming to your table excellent side dishes and food their staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable about Celiac and gluten-free and other allergies some of them even have family members like that so definitely check this place out top of the list in Bellevue and around the

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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One of the more knowledgable Brazilian steakhouses in terms of what GF people can and can’t have in terms of the meats. Chicken wings battered in beer. Otherwise other meats just cooked with salt. Salad bar involves some navigating and some dishes seem to have butter. Overall good experience. No issues.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Celiac

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We had dinner here six days ago and had what they call the “full experience.” The server brought me a GF menu, which was two sheets of paper, but then came back to take it away before we began eating. Given that they bring meat dishes to you continually, I thought that was strange. One star off because I had to remember the items I couldn’t have (fortunately there weren’t a lot). The meats that I had were wonderful, and I especially enjoyed the side of polenta. Absolutely no reaction.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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This restaurant mainly serves buffet style. MOST of the items on the buffet are gluten free, but they include regular French Bread which creates cross contamination potential for the entire food bar. Some desserts have gluten. The items on the food bar are not labeled for ingredients or allergens.

I asked if anything was not gluten free, and told 2 waiters I had celiac. I was served the chicken which apparently is marinated in regular beer. No serious reaction but that is abysmal.

The food was very good, overall.

As far as service, we had a remarkably terrible experience given that this is a fancy restaurant. We were given no direction his to start the meat ‘experience’ and 2 of us sat while one ate her fish. 3/4 of the sides simply ever came out, which we only realized when someone brought a plate of mashed potatoes after we were 90% done. Server kept assuming guest, who we were treating for a special occasion, was getting the bill, and addressed him about wine cost 2-3 times. The server blamed the kitchen and argued with us when we said we had issues with never getting our sides. It was so bad I think I forgot a flaw or two. Oh, and we waited so long for the bill our guest had to leave from the table.

The combination of high prices, awful service, and being served food with gluten means I am highly unlikely to return to this location. The fact that it’s 95% gf means I’ll probably try another location some day.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)

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

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 keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Celiac

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Went here for my birthday and the experience was amazing! Though the staff wasn’t extremely knowledgeable off the bat, they printed me a full allergen sheet that listed all of their food items. The servers were very friendly and happily looked into any of my concerns.

Most of the food is gluten free and the cheese bread is to die for!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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 lunch
Celiac

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Awesome experience. When we ask what was celiac safe, the manager came over to the table during peak hours and told us exactly what had gluten. Only three items had gluten. Everything's else, including the cheese bread, was safe to eat.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Not celiac

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I have been here many times. I have never gotten sick because of the food here. The staff is knowledgeable and everything is marked clearly.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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We came to celebrate a birthday after calling ahead to make sure they have GF options. The waitress was very kind and patient, and double checked the information to make sure she got it right. We were happy to learn almost the entire salad bar was safe, as are all meats except for one kind. There was also a wide variety of deserts that are GF - everything they make in house. Overall we had a great experience and no symptoms.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options

Overall Rating

Review


My daughter and I are celiac. We had a great experience. The food was delicious and the staff was super knowledgeable. They printed a list of gluten free items which was most of the menu. I highly recommend it.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
Celiac

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Review


Food was fantastic my bread loving celiac daughter was thrilled and pleasantly surprised that she got gf bread on the table and got to enjoy so much stuff! Definitely worth the money

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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 kids
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-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Called in an order and was told it would be ready in 5-10 minutes. Arrived 15-20 minutes later and it still wasn’t ready. Had to wait 15 minutes and the hostess was not helpful at all. Manager finally came out since I communicated to everyone I was in a rush and a car was waiting for me outside. He offered a promo for their mistakes. Disappointed with their service.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Staff is knowledgeable about gluten items and will prepare gluten free if requested

One of the only places I can go for some fantastic table breads. Their bread is made from rice and tapioca flour and is amazing.

Awesome salad bar!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Totally worth the price! There literally were two things I could NOT have! Two! Celiac heaven! I haven’t eaten at a buffet since being diagnosed 6 years ago.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great food and great service. We walked in right after they opened for the day. Jose, the manager sat us down at a really great table with a beautiful view. He was able to answer all the questions we had about the food and made sure that my wife was taken care of because of her gluten allergy. Being gluten free is not easy but he made sure that her sea bass which was excellent, was definitely gluten free and if she wanted the all you can eat meat, that that was gluten free as well. Joseph behind the bar made one of the best Mojitos ever. Then Noel made really good conversation, super friendly to us, and made sure that the food was excellent. The service staff was excellent as well. So if your gluten free, want a lot of beef/lamb/chicken, or just an excellent mojito... this is the place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Have been multiple times with my SO who is a Celiac. The staff was great! They knew which meats he could eat (all but 2) and which other menu items were safe. The market table and bar are mostly gluten free. We were able to find a checklist online with all the allergens listed for each item before we went for the first time. We have been back multiple times since. There have been no issues with cross contamination thus far.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Staff was super knowledgeable and there are tons of options here. We have 3 members of our family with celiac, and we all eat here with no issues. One of our favorites!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Excellent choice of gluten free food. Most meats and most of the salad bar was gluten free. Knowledgeable staff all around. Will definitely come back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Fogo is a great option for a group when GF is needed. Clearly the numerous cuts of meat and a large assortment of sides that are GF make it easy to keep everyone happy! The Brazilian Cheese “bread” is GF as it is made with tapioca flour and is addictive! There is an extensive food allergen menu on Fogo’s website and the servers are very in tune with those with celiac. Enjoy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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The waitstaff had no clue what gluten was, nor were they helpful in finding out anything. Wish I had read reviews here first. We were not told the cheese bread was gf or that the chicken was prepared with beer. For a vegetarian, the salad bar is extensive, but it's not an ideal restaurant for a gf vegetarian at all.

Celiac friendly?

No

Overall Rating

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No GF menu, but they had an allergen list and only 4 items had gluten in them. Even the salad buffet has great options. They bring meat around to the tables and the only thing I couldn't have was the chicken. All the beef, pork, and lamb were GF. Also, the side dishes they bring out were GF as well. Mashed potatoes, fried polenta, and cheesy bread! It was fantastic and I would love to go back!

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Excellent! So much GF food to choose from. Gf cheese bread YUM! Terrific upscale salad & appetizer bar which you can make a meal out of. Highly recommended especially for special occasions.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The staff was great about knowing which items were gluten free and let us keep their detailed ingredient menu at our table while we ate. And their cheese balls are gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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My 8yr old daughter has celiac and we went here on vacation. The staff was amazing!! Most all food was safe and she loved it!!

Celiac

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The wait staff knew exactly what wasn’t gf, but there are tons of options for Celiacs!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

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

Celiac

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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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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So much food. Delicious gluten free Brazilian bread bites. So many meat options but always clarify if it gluten free or not!!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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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!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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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!

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Super conscientious staff! They cooked everything separate being very careful with our allergies. Delicious food!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The staff is incredible. There are only a few gluten containing items. The Brazilian cheese bread bites and mashed potatoes really are amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Free Features
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu
Categories
  • Brazilian
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse
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Allergen List - market & sides
Allergen List - bar food & brunch
Allergen List - dessert & drinks
Allergen List - NOLA Bar & Room Service
Allergen List - meat & market
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Buffet view. Fogo de Chao.
The addicting GF cheese bread!!