Had an enjoyable dinner at Fogo de Chao with MsWiv, RevrendAndy and RevrendLana last evening. Fogo continues to keep the quality of the meat high, the salad bar stocked with fresh interesting, upscale ingredients and the Disneyesque aspects of Gauchos serving meat from skewers low. The service is smooth, though we waited 25-minutes for our table with a reservation, and the staff is uniformly polite and attentive.
Though Fogo is a fun restaurant with excellent food and circuses, by the time you add predinner Caipirinhas, wine, we had two bottles of reasonably priced malbec, split dessert and add an after dinner drink the per person cost is solidly in the Morton's or Smith and Wollensky range. Each of my visits to Fogo, after our first exploratory dinner, has been with an out of town visitor who wished to try Fogo.
I'll link to my original post, not much has changed though now Fogo typically has leg of lamb, which I mention they did not have in my original post. Speaking of Fogo's leg of lamb, while certainly not in the mutton category, Fogo's lamb has a full, rich lamb flavor not often found in American restaurants, and was quite delicious.
For the Chowhounds that have had the pleasure-? (smile) of meeting The Rev, but not RevrendLana, I am attaching a picture of Lana.