Fogo de Chao opened in Copley Square earlier this month. The 300+ seat Brazilian steakhouse is the chain’s first location in the northeast and will be a welcome addition for meat lovers. The steakhouse has several dining rooms. I would suggest requesting a table away from the main room with the salad bar and rice & bean stations; these other rooms have less foot traffic and are more quiet.
Upon being seated, you’ll be invited to serve yourself at the salad buffet, which includes more options than you can hope to pile on to your plate. When you return to your table you’ll be provided all sort of treats to accompany your salad and the many cuts of meat offered by roving “gaucho chefs” who offer continuous table side service. Of all the sides that constantly appear, my favorite is the pao de queijo “cheese bread”.
Each place setting comes with a dual-colored coaster (green and red) to guide the restaurant’s gaucho chefs on whether you want to be served. The attentive service is appreciated but makes this a better dining option for groups and families than a date night.
Dinner at Fogo de Chao Boston is $46.50; $33 for lunch; and $23 for the salad bar only (not including drinks or tip). The restaurant is located in Copley Square at 200 Dartmouth Street. Phone: (617) 585-6300.