Fogo de Chão
Time Out Says
The famous steakhouse, which originated in Brazil, has locations around the world including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Beverly Hills, Miami and Mexico City, so Dubai joins a prestigious list.
The Dubai branch is nestled within the maze that is Central Park Towers, but once we locate the restaurant our efforts are justly rewarded. The huge wooden doors swing open to reveal a sculpture of Antonio Caringi’s O Laçador, a historical monument in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It’s impressive, and it’s a sign of what’s to come next.
The restaurant is expansive and feels pretty old school, featuring dark oak tables adorned with white cloths. The staff are snappily dressed and the whole vibe is an exclusive one. There’s a big patio area for cooler months, centred around a water feature, and the views across the city are lovely.
The menu has different packages of meats you can select for a set price. The most indulgent of these is the Fogo Churrasco Experience, which costs Dhs249 and includes unlimited cuts of ten different meats, Brazilian side dishes and no-holds-barred access to the feijoada station and the Market Table (more on that later).
We go for the Brazilian Cuts package that includes six premium cuts of meat and all the trimmings for Dhs179 (though you can get one cut for Dhs129).We’re given a token to flip to signal when we want meat and like clockwork the cuts start arriving thick and fast, carved generously at the tableside.
We love the picanha (the prime part of the top sirloin), but every cut we try is tender, juicy and flavour-packed. And the Market Table could make a fine feast all on its own, laden with cured meats, smoked fish, cheese and salad.
We recommend arriving here hungry and in loose clothes.
The bill (for two)
2x Brazilian Cuts Dhs358
2x large water Dhs88
Total (incl service) Dhs446
The bottom line
A classy steakhouse for meat-lovers.
By Time Out Dubai staff | 12 Jun 2018
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