Fogo de Chão Opening Wednesday

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Meat on the grill at Fogo de Chão. Photo via Facebook.

By Dana Eastland. As reported on tablehopper in June, San Francisco is getting our very own location of Brazilian steakhouse ~FOGO DE CHÃO~. It’s opening in the former Chevy’s location in SoMa on Wednesday December 23rd. The large space includes a centerpiece “market table” that offers seasonal salads, soups, feijoada, and other side dishes, as well as an open kitchen, private dining rooms, and a large patio. The format of the restaurant is in the tradition of Brazilian steakhouses, meaning diners pay a flat rate and then fire-grilled meats are brought around until diners simply can’t eat any more. Diners also have unlimited access to the market table.

There is also a full bar, which of course serves caipirinhas, plus an extensive wine list. All of the meats are butchered in-house, as well. Dinner is $60 per person, while lunch is $37, and there is a sea bass option for those not eating red meat. This is also the first location offering the “gaucho lunch,” a convenient option for downtown workers that offers just the market table for only $15, or the market table plus a limited meat choice (price varies). Take a look at all the pricing options here, and start planning your visit with your favorite glutton.

There is also a happy hour Mon-Fri 4:30pm-6:30pm with small share plates and drink specials, and the outdoor patio is sure to be a hit once the weather improves. Hours are lunch Sun-Fri 11am-2pm, dinner Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri 5pm-10:30pm, Sat 4pm-10:30pm, Sun 3pm-9pm. 201 Third St. at Howard, 415-427-0004.