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

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com/
  • Phone: 3129329330
  • 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.
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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (84)good for groups (82)fit for foodies (39)romantic (24)hot spot (24)notable wine list (23)kid-friendly (16)great for lunch (14)neighborhood gem (12)great for brunch (7)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • always awesome
    Cary
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    It is always an awesome experience at Fogo de Chao! I just wish the tables were slightly larger. The 4 of us were jostling plates all night to fit everything in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Celiacs but $$$
    AngieVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My kids love this very busy place - they love the constant attention and choices of food. We love that it's very Celiac-friendly and we barely have to worry about gluten at all (everything is GF except some bread at the salad bar and the chicken legs - even the rolls they bring to your table are GF). It's really too much food, though - a lot of different steak and chicken, sometimes super salty, and pretty crazy-expensive. Would never, ever go for a date, as there's too much waiter activity and way too much noise, but for the kids' birthdays it's a "fancy" GF treat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not just steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    While the steak/meats are delicious, the "salad bar" redefines what a salad bar is. Huge assortment of high quality and extremely nutritious foods to complement the steak or to eat on its own if you are a vegetarian.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Long wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We booked an 8pm for a birthday... Unfortunately, we were told that the restaurant was running behind by 15 min. By the time we were seated it was close to 9. Also, while the servers and food are great, the hostesses are borderline hostile here. We checked many times on our reservation, explained that we didn't walk in - but once you arrive and check in, reservation or no - it's one list. Everyone waits the same amount of time. Just a shame.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • EXCELLENT
    Cricho
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food is amazing the place is beautifull there are more than 10 different meats with great side dishes to satisfy everyone a would definitely recommend it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for dinner
    catwizVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Nothing like having hunky men serve you steak on a big knife! Salad bar is awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Although I booked the reservation through Open Table over a week in advance, we waited over 40 minutes to get seated. Other than a feeble "I'm sorry" from the hostess, no one else seemed to care. The franchise of Fogo in Washington,DC is much better. I doubt we will be going back to this one through Open Table in the near future!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Fogo De Chao lived up to all of my expectations. I have to give a special thanks to the manager Drew Bekius and his staff for being so polite and accommodating when we asked to change to a bigger table. The staff was very professional and attentive during our entire visit. As always, the food was amazing and the servers recommendation for cocktails was absolutely perfect. We will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I always enjoy Fogo, and enjoyed bringing my out of town Dad to his first churrascaria. He has always favored the traditional steakhouses in Chicago--Gibsons, Gene and Georgetti, etc. But his new favorite is by far Fogo. He cannot wait to bring my Mom next visit. The salad bar is beyond adequate, the meat selections are excellent in both choice and quality. And the team of servers, managers and all staff are among the best I've encountered. If you are a carnivore that wants a nice evening, you cannot go wrong with Fogo!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quick, good, pricey
    Beth217
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    When eating at Fogo de chao it is expensive - but for special occasions it is totally worth it! They have wonderful service that is quick - you see the entire staff helping one another - and the food - well the food is of course wonderful. Just make sure to come hungry!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience.
    MacMcBlack
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I went last night with my girlfriend to celebrate two years together. We had a 7PM reservation, and were promptly seated once we arrived. From the moment we walked in, the staff were top notch. Everyone was extremely nice, anticipated potential needs ahead of time, and kept the meat flowing. We were sat in a smaller section that had maybe 8 tables total. The noise level wasn't anywhere near what I was expecting, based off of reading on here and Yelp-I thought it was going to be loud. Instead, it was remarkably moderate. Not exactly quiet, but I never had issues hearing my girlfriend. The food...yes. Come hungry. All of the meats that I had were amazing. I would not hesitate to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • above and beyong
    RandB
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food was excellent, the ambience great for a group, but was aboove and beyong was the maitre d' hearing my wine order and recommending a bargain that was not obvious. On the menu. A much better drinking winr, at a lower price. Because they got a deal on the wine, they were giving their guests a better deal... very refreshing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WAAAAY over-priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was fantastic if you are super hungry for meat. Service was great for this style dining. The ambiance sounded a lot more romantic online than in actuality, it's better for a big group of very very hungry people. Worst part was the price, totally not worth the $200 for a couple for what it offers.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • you must love meat!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband had dined here before with business associates and he wanted to take me. We got all dressed up and well...it was not what i expected. I felt way overdressed to begin with. To be fair with this review, I am not a big meat eater. It is all about meat!!! and a lot of it!!! I felt there should be more hot vegetables on the table for those of us that might light a little meat but loves hot vegetables. I would not return to any restaurant of this nature. I felt like it was chaotic and loud. I thought it would be fine dining and it was not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Service and meat service was slow and not the usual service we have come to expect
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    MariMar
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This restaurant was everything I expected. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • customer service perfection
    Angela
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I have a plant-based diet, but wanted the others in my party (meat eaters) to experience this place...plus, their salad bar is epic! I let the waiter know my dietary standards, and the manager, Drew Bekius, came to our table and walked me around the salad bar, letting me know what items were fully plant-based (no dairy or meat)--such a fantastic gesture. There were plenty of options, and I'm pretty sure I left with a more satisfied tummy than the carnivores in my party! thanks so much for such awesome customer service!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    BethVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Definitely worth the price, though the drinks were seriously over priced. Excellent service and food. Loved the salad bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    Simsim
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went for a double date and it was wonderful. It was loud but not too loud and all the waitrons were really nice. The food tasted fantastic and all of us would love to come back some time soon. Defiantly worth the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jimmycee
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a great time. Food was fantastic, especially the carne! Salad bar had just about every item you can think of. The beets were amazing. Just don't make the mistake of filling up on the salad bar. Service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best deal ever
    Gamingtildawn
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Fogo was delicious. 16 cuts of meat to choose from and an amazing salad bar. The service is great, very attentive whether it is 2 people or 10. Recommend highly if you want many choices, fun place and some of the best steak in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Etiennebirne
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Even though the meat and salad bar where fine, they have not enough service staff to accommodate a full house nicely. I dined there on a Friday night, it was crowded, however I don't care for waiters running around to try to keep up with demand. It was way too hectic to be an enjoyable dinner. If I spend that much, I want enjoyable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • best service
    Ohiotraveler
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    From the time you walk in and are seated until you finish a great meal and depart the wait staff and management care for you like they are happy to serve you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A unique dining experience...
    CaliforniaOne
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    All of my quests had a great time. Food was excellent. A very unique place to celebrate a birthday. The chocolate cake and key lime pie (served with HBD message and a candle) was outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Everyone is nice. They make sure we get the meats we wanted, and they remembered our preferences.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    ssanderl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had an amazing time as usual. Food was good (if you're a true carnivore) and the service was even better. Only thing that bothered me a bit this time was obtaining split checks. It took nearly 35 min + at least 5 servers to get this taken care of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saad bar not as good
    foodieinChicago
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The salad bar does not seem as good. The salmon which used to be house smoked and delicious is now equal to what can be bought at Sam's of Costco. Bacon on the bar was burnt. Seems to have less items on salad bar, more filler type foods. As usual the meats were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HerbVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I enjoy this place everytime. Service n food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast food
    Xoxfood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food is great. The atmosphere is fast pace. Similar to playing a food game trying to catch the servers to recieved the meat of your choice. There was eight guest to our dinner part. I recommend a round table. Our party was place at a straight square table. We did not have enough arm room. When the servers came around, guest had to lean to my right or left for them to place the meat on the table for cutting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brazilian Experience
    gaby
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Every time we come to Chicago we go to Fogo de Chão. As Brazilians we love to eat Churrasco and this is one of the best restaurants that serve this type of food abroad. Great service and amazing beef cuts. Even if you are not Brazilian you should try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best rodizzio EVER!
    Olga
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everyone works in sync here, the meat is fantastic, the waiters,the manager and the hostess are amazing! You can ask everybody for everything and they expedite inmidiately. The side dishes especially the sweet plantains are so delicious. The salad bar is very good. The warm cheese bread is deadly, you can't stop eating it. It's the best experience ever in a restaurant with great ambiance and really, really good service. If you're a meat lover this is the place to go, every single cut is cooked to perfection, no mater what your preferences are. The Gaucho or chef who is cooking the meat is very kind, smiling and you can see they love what they are doing. To book in advance is highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner Date
    Peggy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It wasn't my first visit, however, the service this time wasn't as prompt as before. If a dissatisfaction is brought to someone's attention it will be corrected with an apology. I will return again!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overwrked genre?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Maybe the no ekty has wirn off since Fogo arrived, along with others, from Brazil. While the food quality remains high, service has deteriorated, and the place is in need for some new cuts of meat so fans can be surprised on occasion.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Watch out for what you order, they start offering you addtnl dishes and next thing you know youre getting a expensive bill
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation not honored -waited
    Queen
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    They made us wait not honoring Rez. Server was great but could not get picania meat and felt used
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Edgar
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have never eaten at a restaurant where the customer service was impeccable and the food was simply fantastic. Everything was phenomenal: from the main entree, to the salad bar, to the drinks, to the friendly customer service. Drink to get: superfruit lemonade. I give this restaurant a 5/5.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Meal - for any occasion
    TMLSW
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our first time and we didn't know what to expect; but by the end of the meal, it had surpassed all our expectations. To start, the salad bar is a meal in itself. The chicken salad was moist and full of flavor, the fixings for caprese salad was a great find and selections were fresh and bountiful. The main course - sea salt encrusted bottom round and bacon wrapped chicken breast were two of our favorites but every piece of meat was great- tender and seasoned to perfection. Our table ranged from medium rare to well done and our servers always made sure we had exactly what we wanted. As excellent as the food was, the service is what stands out in my mind. I have never had such great service and can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, but too crowded
    Jman
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food, but too crowded. Waiters and people kept bumping into us. Take a few tables out and be a much better experience... Ate there many times and never had this problem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect experience.
    Angie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was scary perfect. I love that the restaurant's employees all work as team. This is what makes the service phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sergioma
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Pichana is the best, and you shouldn't skip the lemonade it has a unique taste
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.