Address

160 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington, NY 11746

Phone Number

(631) 382 - 6161

Date Visited

12-03-21

Website

Link to Website

Fogo de Chao, Melville

Description


Fogo de Chao is located at the south end of the Walt Whitman Shops - 160 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington, NY 11746. The large, paved, shopping center lot has an entire row of accessible spaces directly across from the revolving door entrance. There is also a street-level, single door to the left for anyone unable to use the revolving door.
Tables, banquettes, a full-height bar and counter facing the grill, have adequate space around them.There is limited outdoor seating on the sidewalk in front.
Multi-stall restrooms, with a very large, accessible stall and accessible sinks are located in a hallway to the right of the grills.



Checklist

    Attraction Type:  dining
    Number of handicapped spaces:  *
    Location of handicapped spaces:  **
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  very close
    Transportation to venue offered:  na
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  na
    Paths and walkways:  concrete sidewalk
    Location of handicapped entrance:  to the left of the revolving door
    Doors:  revolving door and street-level, single door to the left
    Number of floors:  1
    Elevators:  na
    Ramps:  na
    Steps and staircases:  na
    Width of aisles:  ample space between most tables
    Places to sit:  tables, banquettes, full-height bar, counter in front of grill, outdoor dining on sidewalk in front
    Location of restrooms:  wide hallway in rear of grill
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, with very large, accessible stall and accessible sinks
    Ease of entry and exit:  easy
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Friendliness of staff:  extremely pleasant and helpful
    Notes:  * there is a full row of accessible parking spaces directly across from the main entrance in the large parking lot. There are other accessible spaces throughout the lot.

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From its beginnings in Brazil, in1979, Fogo de Chao has created a delicious presence around the world. Beginning in 1997, they have opened 29 restaurants in the US, and are going strong with their latest one in Melville. 


Located at the south end of the Walt Whitman Shops (the restaurant cannot be entered from inside the mall), accessible parking is plentiful, with an entire row of accessible spaces directly across the from the entrance. Although the main entrance is a revolving door, take note of the street-level, single door to the left for anyone unable to manage the revolving one.


Fogo de Chau is a Churrasco, a Brazillian Barbeque method, where meats are placed on big skewers and grilled, then carved directly from the skewers at one’s table. It was developed by the gauchos in the early 17th century. It will still be going strong in 2022 and beyond if our experience is any indication.


Once inside, we were warmly welcomed by staff. The venue itself is beautiful! I loved the soaring windows, modern chandeliers and natural wood paneling. The rich colors used seem to invoke the Brazilian heritage.


Most tables and chairs have ample space around them. Some areas seem to have a bit more space than others.  We recommend explaining your needs when making a reservation. Based on how lovely everyone was when we were there, we are sure they will do their best to accommodate you. There is a long, full-height bar areaa. Sit at the counter in front of the open Churrasco grill, and you can eat while watching the gaucho chefs practicing the culinary art of Churrasco. There are some tables outside on the sidewalk.


The white Carrara Market Table takes center stage. The variety of items available makes choosing difficult, even though you don’t have to. You can take whatever you desire. Just don’t overdo it, or you won’t have room for the star of the show, the meats that are served table side.  Everything I tasted at the Market Table was so good I could easily have skipped the entree portion of the meal. But that’s me! My better half certainly enjoyed the variety of items that arrived. I cannot tell you how many different types of steak there were, besides the lamb, pork and chicken. Each of them was delicious! Almost everything is gluten free (including the scrumptious rolls that were served at the table) and veggie options accommodate everyone. I was pleasantly surprised to see calories listed on the menu!


Our servers were delightful, helpful and professional, as was everyone we interacted with. When I walked over to have a closer look at the grill, one of the staff came over and told me all about it. What a nice thing to do!


Multi-stall restrooms are located in a wide hallway. The accessible stall is exceedingly roomy. Accessible sinks have low mirrors, making it easy for anyone to see. The baby-changing station is always a welcome sight.


Everything about our experience was first-class. We could not have enjoyed our dinner more. We have already made plans to return.


As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website www.fogodechao.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go,”


 



Location


Nearby

Shops at Walt Whitman
Farmingdale College