Posted by Foobooz on February 21st, 2007
Kirsten Henri visits Fogo de ChÃ£o and finds the Brazilian Steakhouse is playing it safe. But that doesn’t mean that the chain isn’t worthwhile.
Quite the contrary. Itâ€™s good, itâ€™s fun and itâ€™s a handsome spot to dine. Itâ€™s all high ceilings, rich walnut browns and tall, gilt columns, and rows of wine stacked behind glass. Itâ€™s an appealing renovation of the historic former headquarters of jeweler J.E. Caldwellâ€™s.
Itâ€™s also a fine alternative to any of the other chain steakhouses in town because, despite its exotic Portuguese name, the food is about as adventurous as dining at the Palm. Itâ€™s the old steakhouse formula: big meat, big red wine in a big macho setting. The only challenge youâ€™ll find here is pronouncing Fogo de ChÃ£o properly.