Firing up in Downtown Brooklyn: Fogo de Chão to open April 15 at City Point

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Internationally renowned Brazilian restaurant Fogo de Chão will open on Monday, April 15 in Downtown Brooklyn.
Fogo de Chão

Internationally renowned Brazilian restaurant Fogo de Chão will open in Downtown Brooklyn later this month.

The latest addition within City Point marks Fogo de Chão’s third New York City restaurant, joining others in Midtown, Manhattan and Queens, with a fourth slated to open later this year at the World Trade Center.

To celebrate its arrival in the borough, the meats connoisseur is pledging to give back to the community by donating a portion of its first week’s sales to Food Bank For New York City, an organization dedicated to providing meals and assistance to families in need.

Barry McGowan, chief executive officer of Fogo de Chão, expressed excitement about expanding the brand’s presence in the Big Apple, calling Brooklyn “the perfect location.”

“We look forward to expanding our presence in New York City by bringing the Culinary Art of Churrasco to food explorers seeking new adventures,” he said in a statement. “Brooklyn is the perfect location for us to bring our authentic dining experience to new and returning guests. At Fogo, we’ve always been focused on feeding our guests and communities; that’s why we’re excited to collaborate with the Food Bank For NewYork City which supports so many in Brooklyn and throughout the New York City area.”

Fogo de Chão showcases the Culinary Art of Churrasco by butchering, hand carving and grilling high-quality cuts of protein.Photo courtesy of Fogo de Chão

Designed in collaboration with global design agency Harrison, the new restaurant boasts an expansive dining room centered around an open churrasco grill, where guests can enjoy a 360-degree view of gaucho chefs showcasing the Culinary Art of Churrasco by butchering, hand carving and grilling high-quality cuts of protein.

In addition to the churrasco experience, the Brooklyn location features a marble seasonal Market Table, dry-aged meat lockers for in-house aging, an indoor Bar Fogo area perfect for all-day happy hour, and private dining spaces available for reservation.

Fogo de Chão, founded in Southern Brazil in 1979, offers guests a culinary journey through the centuries-old cooking technique of churrasco, elevating it into a cultural dining experience. Alongside a variety of fresh salads, vegetables, and charcuterie, guests are served simply-seasoned meats carved tableside by skilled gaucho chefs.

The restaurant also offers a selection of premium Wagyu cuts, seafood à la carte, signature cocktails and an award-winning South American wine list.

Fogo de Chão isn’t the only new business coming to City Point this month. The sprawling shopping center, located at 445 Albee Square West, will also see the opening of Brooklyn Made — a store celebrating the borough’s “rich tapestry of cultures,” spearheaded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

Fogo de Chão will open on Monday, April 15. Brooklyn Made will open to the public on Friday, April 19.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit fogodechao.com. For more on City Point, visit citypointbrooklyn.com.