Fogo de Chão set to open New Jersey’s first restaurant in


PARAMUS, NJ, Feb. 15 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fogo de Chão, the internationally acclaimed Brazilian restaurant that allows diners to make culinary discoveries at every turn, announced that it will open its first New Jersey restaurant in Paramus at Westfield Garden State Plaza in 2022. The new restaurant will occupy two levels of the first shopping destination in the former Bar Louie space at the entrance to the mall and will be completely redesigned with a modern and timeless design.

The Paramus location will feature an open-air churrasco bar at the heart of the dining area for guests to dine on while gaucho chefs demonstrate the culinary art of churrasco as they clog, prepare and grill different cuts of meat on an open flame. The new restaurant, designed in partnership with global architecture and design firm Harrison, will feature dry-aged meat lockers for in-house aging, thriving wine cellars and a mezzanine Next Level Lounge where Guests can linger amid leather sofas and couch seating while enjoying South American wines, craft cocktails, and premium whiskey and bourbons. Expansive main and private dining rooms with terracotta ceilings, dramatic pendant lights and plaster murals are inspired by the craftsmanship prevalent in southern Brazilian culture.

“Our gaucho chefs curate unique experiences for our customers that bring them back again and again and give them the chance to experience something new with every meal,” said Barry McGowan, general manager of Fogo de Chão. “We look forward to partnering with Westfield Garden State Plaza and bringing our hospitality from southern Brazil to New Jersey in 2022.”

Fogo offers culinary options suitable for every part of the day and every occasion. Simply seasoned, fire-roasted meats are at the heart of the Full Churrasco dining experience where diners can experience a variety of flavors ranging from premium filet mignon and bone-in cowboy rib eye; decadent prime rib and lamb chops; and house specialties Picanha (prime cut of top sirloin) and Fraldinha (bottom sirloin with heavy marbling for robust flavor). A range of menu selections and pricing to suit guest needs, including weekday lunch from $15, an $8 Picanha burger at Bar Fogo, plus indulgent a la carte cuts like a 20oz . Wagyu New York Strip carved at the table on a block of Himalayan salt to balance the intense marbling and smooth texture of the cut. The new Paramus location will also continue to offer Fogo To-Go and dining options so customers can enjoy Fogo anytime, in any space.

Anchored by Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Macy’s, the Westfield Garden State Plaza showcases the Luxury Collection of Shops and high-end fashion district alongside top brands in every retail category. Attracting approximately 20 million visitors each year, the property’s more than 300 boutiques include Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Versace, Tory Burch, BOSS, Sandro, Maje, Design Within Reach, Tesla, ZARA, NARS, Fabletics, Amazon Books, and Apple, among others.

About Fogo de Chao
Fogo de Chão (fogo-dee-shown) is an internationally acclaimed restaurant that allows diners to experience what awaits them at every turn. Founded in southern Brazil in 1979, Fogo elevates the age-old cooking technique of churrasco – the art of roasting high-quality cuts of meat over an open flame – into a cultural culinary experience of discovery. In addition to its market table and Feijoada bar – which includes seasonal salads and soups, fresh vegetables, imported charcuterie and more – customers are served simply seasoned meats that are slaughtered, roasted in fire and carved next to the table by gaucho leaders. Guests can also indulge in dry-aged or premium Wagyu cuts, a la carte seafood, Bar Fogo features including signature cocktails and an award-winning South American wine list, plus plates more small and shareable at Bar Fogo. Fogo offers differentiated menus for all parts of the day, including lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and group meals, as well as full-service dining and take-out and delivery options. without touching. For locations and more information about Fogo de Chão, visit

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