The BEST BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE there is
Fogo De Chao
133 North La Cienega Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 289-7755 fogodechao.com
This was my very first Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant... and after trying a few other not so good ones after it...it definitely is my ONLY one. I dined at the Fogo De Chao in Los Angeles, California. My experience dining here was spectacular. If you've never dined at a Brazilian Steakhouse, you're missing out. Here's the rundown of how it operates: you sit down, flip your card green and the servers start coming up to your table and offers to serve you cuts of various steaks, ribs, and sausages; flip your card red and they'll see not to come so you can actually eat. Simple right? It's just like an all-you-can-eat buffet but you don't have to get it because the food comes to you. I loved everything about this place and I'm sure all MEAT LOVERS do ;p They have everything from top sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, lamb, pork ribs, chicken, bottom sirloin, and the list goes on. Their meat selection is endless...LITERALLY. They just keep on coming (until you flip your card red that is). They do have a separate self -serve salad bar area for when you need a break from all that meat. The salad bar is as good as the meat options; there's so much to choose from and it ranges from cheeses, cured meats, and asparagus salads. Let's not forget about the side dishes served at your table are also endless; they'll keep on refilling it once you run out. You get hot polenta, garlic mashed potatoes, caramelized bananas, and cheese puffs. I LOVE THE BANANAS AND CHEESE PUFFS <3 I wish I can just get those 2 sides at home everyday. The banana side is just bananas baked in the oven till caramelized but taste so sweet that you think they added sugar to it...but there is no sugar added. The cheese puffs are just these puffy pastry balls that have cheese melted in the dough; you can't see the cheese but you definitely taste it and it's soooo good! They also have this awesome Brazilian lime lemonade which taste like frothy whipped lemonade. And if you like wine (no matter what type of wine you're into), they'll have something for you; they have an extensive collection of wine from regions all over the world. I remember seeing their wine collection at the Fogo De Chao in Los Angeles and it was on every wall plus they had a wine cellar. Price is $30 for lunch and $50 for dinner per person. I guess the difference is that a couple their meat selection isn't offered for lunch but majority of it is. Don't let the price scare you away from a fabulous dining experience. You definitely have to try one of their locations. I even tried one in Dallas, Texas and it was the same awesome experience all over again.