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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Chicago
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Chicago

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com
  • Phone: (312) 932-9330
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, South American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W Erie St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered during lunch and dinner, with limited metered parking street side. Several parking garages are also located throughout the area.
A word from Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Chicago
Fogo de Chão® (fo-go dèe shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, Fogo® began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 16 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service. We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Red/Green cards on the table feels like a game but truly it is an awesome way to keep the excellent food coming. The 16 different meats, salad bar and staple sides that are presented at your table leads to a great dining experience. The Chefs, kitchen staff and servers do a great job to ensure your time spent in the restaurant is a taste bud filled delight. The lime-ade is a delicious substitute if alcohol is not your thing. The wine list and bar is stock well. Overall the experience is nice, a little pricey but great for a special event in your life."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Best lamb chops ever! Be ready to be incredibly stuffed, but with really good meat!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food are wonderful and great serving. I really like it!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Meat brought freshly done right off the spit. Very attentive staff. Great meal."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I had dinner here 2 nights in a row, a Friday and a Saturday. We were seated within a few minutes of our reservation. The food and service are great. I highly recommend this place for a special occasion. The dining experience is original, and informal for a steakhouse, no pretentiousness. Both nights a manager made a point to stop by our table to survey what needed to be replenished, and asked whether we wanted any thing specifically. When we did have some requests, we were served almost instantly. The crowd on both nights was varied, some couples on dates, some families, tourists, and some large parties. I had heard very good things about Fogo de Chao, and they were all true."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I went to Fog De Chao with high expectations. I've been to a similar Brazilian Steak house a few times before but heard Fogo was much better. What I found was the "salad" bar had a lot less offerings of food. Not only that, the food the gouchos bring to the table, although very good, there was no seafood at all. This was also in abundance at the other restaurant. And to top it off, the price at Fogo was $2.00 more. Not at all what I expected."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Had never been before. Had no idea what to expect. Service is lightning fast and servers were extremely friendly, efficient, helpful, polite and attentive. Salad bar is crazy in terms of selection. The meat is outstanding in quality and quantity. My wife and I were literally stuffed to the gills. I wish I had known what we were in for, as I would have fasted for a several days. The wine list has great breadth in quality and price. The restaurant is busy and fast-paced. This is not the place to go to linger over a quiet and romantic meal. We were in and out in less than an hour. But if there with a group, it's a fast and simple way to make sure everyone gets what they want. Overall, this was an oustanding find, given the caveats above."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Hostess didn't have our open table reservation but was still able to seat us Friendly and attentive servers- but felt extremely rushed liked they wanted to flip the table. Salad station had tasty options. We didn't get fresh plates for our meat course and was expecting more variety in the meat dishes. They also picked up people's plates before everyone else was done with that course I had expressed it was my sister's birthday- all the desserts were delivered-including what she ordered first- then they brought a piece of cake with a candle - seemingly an after thought. So overall everything was good but not exceptional"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Some of the people with us had never dined there and it was a new and wonderful dinning experience for them"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The meats were delicious, well seasoned and cooked to perfection. From the salad bar to the unlimited sides, the food and service was number one in my book."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Wait staff and manager very friendly and helpful. Had no issues getting preferred cuts of meat as needed. Meat was excellent. We liked their specialty "C-cut" top sirloin, filet mignon, bottom sirloin the best. Salad bar is outstanding. Many fresh and unusual items. Need not be a carnivore to enjoy (although I am and am proud of it!). There are fish entrees and a salad-bar only options. Pricey but worth it for a splurge occasion."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I love this place and over the years it has stayed amazing. I wanted to go here for my 23rd birthday and I was not disappointed. It was perfect becuase even though it is a Brazilian Steakhouse they have an awesome Salad bar as one of my friends was a Vegetarian. Service was fantastic except for a little slow on the drinks at times but either way it was a great birthday and I can't wait for another special occasion to go again!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We were unimpressed by the meat or the drinks (we had caipirinhas to keep the experiences authentically Mexican). The only/best option was the filet. Either save yourself the calories by going and getting a real steak at one of the Chicago steakhouses or go to Zed451 for the Brazilian steakhouse option."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This place is amazing. The selection is huge and I have never had a single piece of food there that I didn't love. Make sure to only have a little of each dish and to pace yourself."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I love most everything. The food was outstanding. The atmosphere was appealing. My server was pretty good. I must say that the Assistant Manager, Paul Ritchie made the experience all the more memorable. He made sure our special occasion was a great experience. The only dissapointment we experienced was slow service for the meat coming to our table. To which Mr. Ritchie did more than his best to make sure that we were taken care of in a timely manor. Please advise your servers that all of their guest are equally special and not to overlook anyone. But, Mr. Ritchie, is maticulous and a good example of how people in Customer should conduct themselves. I will return to this establishment, partly due to his Customer Service and the food!!!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This restaurant is very neat and clean with excellent wait staff. I would advise anyone to come here and it is also kid friendly."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This was my first time at Fogo but had heard plenty. As expected, the food was DELICIOUS! You must come with an appetite. We were celebrating my mom's birthday, and the ambiance was great for a celebration and most age groups (I wouldn't recommend brining small children). The house special was my favorite, but all meats were prepared spectacularly and the gaucho's were pleased to adjust for you. My only complaint was that it was SO noisy it was difficult to hold a long conversation. Even so, still worth it!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "It was our first time and my boyfriend's birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The salad bar was great, lots of variety and went well with the meats. It was my first time really trying steak since normally the most I ever had was a bite from my boyfriend's steak. I really like the different selections. I liked that they also prepared the chicken breast for me without bacon since I don't eat pork. They also especially prepared things well done. The manager kept coming around to make sure we were satisfied and if we didn't spot something then it was sent over to us immediately. Since it was my boyfriend's birthday, I requested on open table to do something special. They comped us for the molten lava cake that I requested for him. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Another first time visit with the girl friend...Holy!!! :) I love this place. I would say go here starving and eat slow; one would not want to get full to quickly. I will come back"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Don't read this! Just go experience it for yourself. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Made my usual visit to Fogo while in Chicago on Thursday. Always a must for the great salad bar and the skewers of meat served at one's table. The restaurant was initially not as busy as in the past but gradually filled up as groups arrived. The selection of meats seemed smaller this time but were still of top quality. I noted also that the signature gaucho outfits were not worn by the servers but the service was top rate as usual. Of the three locations I have eaten at, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia, this is still the original, for me, and the favorite one for me, although it has the least ambience. For dessert the papaya cream is not to be missed. Moderately expensive but still good value. A great experience as ever."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The whole experience was first rate. The food n the service were excellent."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We visited with a small group during a weekday lunch. Fabulous salad bar and the delicious meats were available at any doneness you prefer. Very attentive service. Especially appreciated the attentiveness to the person we were celebrating."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Fogo is 5 Star outstanding! The service is phenomenal and so is the food. All of the meats are fantastic and can be requested to your liking. For a personal flare you can ask for your favorite condiments. If you love bbq sauce or chimichuri they`ve got it. Their mixed drinks are also very good. Let them know if you are there for a special. occasion and they will ensure you have a special evening."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I decided to take a freind there for her birthday and we was both amazed with everything. It was a memorable night for her...and for me also..."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My son goes to college in Chicago and was wanting mom to come take him out for a good steak dinner. That is exactly what he got and much more. He loved trying all the great cuts of meat which were prepared wonderfully. My favorite was the lamb. One of best ever! I'm Greek so I know my lamb! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I've been wanting to come to fogo de chao for quite some time. After looking for somewhere to book a reservation for my husbands b-day, i decided on this restaurant. My husband is a silently critical brat. When asked if he likes something, its always a shrug or an, "it's alright". I knew i had to really grab his interest this year and i made the perfect choice. From valet to the greet team at the front, very welcoming and friendly. The wait was not long at all, 4 minutes tops! Servers were very proffesional, didnt hound us but carefully watched for us to flip our cards from a distance. The drinks were amazing, Food was even better! Overall an unforgettable experience... my husband nodded and smiled the entire time. We loved it, thank you"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Fogo de Chao was awesome. The selections of meat and salads were outstanding. I would recommend their signature drink as well. Everything was perfect."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "If you like red meat this is the place for you. The service was and is always exceptional. I left dinner feeling energized. Which I think speaks to the quality of the food. The salad bar was great. The sides are just okay. But this is a meat place. They flood you and it is hard not to enjoy yourself at FOGO. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Great place for meat lovers. The salad bar is phenomenal . Service is consistently good every time that I visit. I wish they could expand the seafood menu to the gaucho style rather than a la carte. I enjoy dining there. Definitely would recommend this restaurant to friends!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Total bill for 5 people is 384. I think thats a little bit to much. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Every meal here is absolutely perfect! The amazing salad bar is my favorite part, but you can't help but become a carnivore when you see the skewers heading your way!!! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My first time visiting this spot and my experience was horrible in the beginning. One server managed to knock a while glass of water into my purse! BUT....after the incident the manager and staff went out of their way to make sure my date and I left out of there HAPPY! The food and dessert was delicious AND the drinks were great....I appreciate the hospitality and attention given by the staff after the unfortunate incident. I will definitely visit again ;-)"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I took my husband there for his birthday. My son and husband loved it!! I had been there before and I had a great time there. I was so full that there was no room for dessert..."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The food and service was great. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Having dined many times before this experience felt rushed. Normally a table side delight of many fine cuts of beef, pork, chicken or sausages. Gauchos were sloppy, and non-existent, had to flag down server for specific requests. This on top of waiting 45 min on a made reservation. The chocolate molten cake, tirimisu and server are the reasons for the 3 star review."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "As always, the food was wonderful, the service was impeccable, and the wine and cocktails were delicious."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great food and service. Good place for a special ocassion"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "It was our first dining here and I was impressed. They even surprised us with a dessert for my son's 24th birthday. THANK YOU!!!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014