World renown Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão has expanded its Southern California market with its first Orange County location at the Irvine Spectrum Center. Last Thursday, I had the honor of attending the ribbon cutting and getting a first look and dining experience at this Irvine location that is grand opening tomorrow, Monday October 14th. During my visit, dinner guests are treated to a Feijoada Bar (stew) and the Market Table filled with specialty and seasonal salads and dishes, antipasti, charcuterie and fresh fruits and veggies to accompany the churrasco - fire-roasted seasoned meats like picanha sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, and lamb & pork chops, that are sliced off huge skewers and served table side by roving waiters. There are various seafood options too. I couldn’t capture the true, tasty essence of it all in my video and photos, so you’ll have to head into the restaurant starting this Monday 10/14 to experience it for yourself! Fogo de Chão has weekend brunch, lunch, dinner and a happy hour!
Fogo de Chão's first restaurant in Orange County is located in the heart of Irvine Spectrum Center, a premier shopping, dining and lifestyle destination in Southern California. Upon entering the restaurant, guests have a panoramic view of the dining room featuring an open kitchen window to showcase our gaucho chefs at the churrasqueria grill. The main dining room is anchored by a white Carrara Market Table and our signature bas-relief interpretation of Antonio Carigni’s O Lacador statue, the embodiment of the gaucho culture. The Irvine location also features a contemporary bar with lounge seating and California design influence, elegant private dining room and expansive patio with al fresco dining options.
FOGO DE CHÃO - IRVINE SPECTRUM CENTER
623 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, California 92618
- SAT - SUN 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
- MON-FRI 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
- MON - THU 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
- FRI 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
- SAT 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM
- SUN 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
HAPPY HOUR - at Bar Fogo and on the patio, featuring $4 Brazilian Bites & Beers, $6 South American Wines and $8 Brazilian-Inspired Cocktails
- Mon - Fri 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM