The Big Bowl, a Chinese and Thai restaurant, is closed in downtown Restan, but its vacancy will be filled by Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão.
Brazilian steak house Fogo de Chão brings his chefs to downtown Restan.
He signed a lease agreement for 11915 Democracy Drive, replacing it former Chinese and Thai restaurant Big Bowlwhich finally closed in 2020 after almost 20 years.
Other Foga de Chao locations are in the Penn, Bethesda and Tysons districts. Downtown Restan will open in late 2022.
Fogo de Chão (pronounced Fogo-dee-shown) opened its first restaurant in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1979 and focused on centuries-old churasco cooking techniques, roasting pieces of meat over an open fire.
It opened its first U.S. restaurant in Dallas in 1997, and now has 45 locations in the U.S. and two dozen other locations in Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Middle East.
News of a new trophy restaurant for downtown Restan comes less than two weeks after Clyde’s Restaurant Group announced that close your downtown Restan location in May after 31 years in the development of Boston Properties.
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