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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
  • Email: chicago@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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "Very good food, but you must be hungry before you go there :)))). Excellent service ! "
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "First time at a Brazilian steakhouse and loved how attentive everyone was. This is the place for you if you love meat! Visit if you are looking for a romantic dinner in Chicago."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The meats were okay. Not really my wifes and mine style of restaurant but it was okay to try once. The salad bar was nice though."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I was there the other night with a large group and I have to say that they did take good care of all of us. There was 10 in the group, we always had food on our plates and drinks in our cups. No problems, no worries just sit back and get fat and happy."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "It is almost impossible to resist a buffet of specialty cut meats. I shall surely return."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Fogo de Chão is one of our favorite dining experiences. The setting and ambiance is perfect, the service is always is outstanding, and the quality and quantity of food is unparalleled. The staff work very hard to treat each diner as of they were royalty,, and make every effort to meet special requests. The experience is constant, regardless of what staff serve us or which night of the week we dine."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went there over the weekend with our children ages 12-16 and we all had a great time. Service and food were great and we all enjoyed the entire experience.very good team effort from the staff as well!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fogo de Chao was such a great experience! I would like to recommend it to anyone who is celebrating a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Meat quality was not a good as in the past. Meat had gas grill flavor"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Ok, I love this place, the quality of the meats is outstanding, the service is impeccable and the wines are great, however, the selections of meat is significantly smaller than in the one located in LA, so when I took friends out in Chicago for a 14 to 17 different meats dinner and it became a 8 to 10 it was not very impressive. For the rest, perfect!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The service was outstanding! My family and I love this place. We had a great time and the price was good."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "High quality food and interesting. Great salad bar. A bit of a zoo on Saturday night and a rather long wait (25 min delay from an 8 pm reservation). However, service nice and efficient after that"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our experience at Fogo was extremely enjoyable and relaxing. My husband and I have food sensitivities so it was nice to go somewhere we felt our issues were understood and the staff was not bothered by having to make accommodations for our needs."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Fogo De Chao is one of the best restaurants I've dined at over my 33 years. The service is impeccable and the food is absolutely delicious. I have no complaints and would definitely recommend it to everyone who will listen."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had some business guests from Tokyo and wanted to take them to a good steakhouse. We were concerned that the portion sizes of USA will shock them and they would not know what to order. Fogo came up as a choice on Open Table and knew that this was the one! Great quality salad bar, 16 meat choices, and superb service. You cannot go wrong. The cocktails and wine were great and we were able to focus on conversation rather than trying to translate menu and giving them recommendations on sides, how they want their meat cooked etc. The guests were more than impressed and I cannot forget when one of them told us that "tonight was the best day of my life!!" Thanks Fogo!!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "If you have a large appetite and can eat like there is no tomorrow, this is the place for you. If your vegetarian, there is a lovely salad bar that is filling by itself. The many different meats that come to your table are cooked to perfection. You actually have a table card that is green for yes ,please come and give me more meat, or Red for stop . The drinks are particular to the country of Brazil. The service was outstanding ,you never have to ask for anything . The water is refilled ,your sides are replenished and the manager comes by several times to make sure all is well.This is great for a special occasion. It is pricey, but you get your moneys worth."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I have been to Texas de Brasil and Brazzaz(comparing the similar concept) I prefer and would recommend Fogo. Service is what does it for me."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "This place is no joke when it comes to all you can eat. The salad bar is amazing and the meat options are plentiful. The sides that they provide are just a great and they never stop delivering. The wine list is large; however, we stuck with Brazilian drinks for dinner. Due to the price this would be more of a special occasion place for me, but that's for each person to decide. Plus, all you can eat is something in which I can't do every day. However, if you're going to go all out this would be the place to do it at. Also note that a portion of the staff from this location moved to the Rosemont location so be sure to visit them there too (the set up is exactly the same)."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food, atmosphere and service was excellent, everyone there did a great job providing a real dining experience. The only downside was that I had a reservation for 2 at 8 pm and we weren't seating until close to 9 pm. I understand how popular and crowded the place was, but what's the point of a reservation if you still have an hour wait? I would absolutely go back and eat here again, most likely on a quiet weeknight when I am more likely to be seated on time."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The service was GREAT!!! And the food was even better!!!!!! Due to the excellent cuts of meat we knew the bill was going to be huge but suprisingly enough it was VERY reasonable!!!! I can't wait to go back!!!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The meats were delicious, at least 80 percent of what was offered was beef in a variety of cuts. The servers were all pleasant and prompt. Cost felt a bit high. The crowd was nice and varied, and the mood was festive. Although I knew the concept of the restaurant in advance, once we were there, it seemed a little less sociable than if we had had a more traditional style meal, which would have meant less interruptions to conversation. This restaurant, like any churrasqueria, is a good choice for meat-lovers who are interested in a festive, plentiful, but perhaps less intimate, dinner."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave, customer service is on top of it. Service is awesome. Food is very good. Drinks are even better (smirk). Would definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food was very good, though some of the steak was a big overcooked (especially the filet mignon :/ ). Overall a great experience, we left very full and satisfied."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Save your appetite this day because you will need it to try appreciate this experience! So much food to try and it's seasoned to perfection! Can not wait to go back!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I always enjoy going to Fogo, still my favorite. Went this time for my birthday. Evening started off well enough, but service from there wasn't what it normally is. Should have expected that things might be different since we were seated in the back by the kitchen where the meats come out. If you're ever seated there, request a different table. Normally, once the card goes green, the endless flow of meats never stops. This time not so much. It seemed like everything passed us by and even the normally attentive waitstaff seemed preoccupied with other sections nearby. We barely got anyone's attention. Much of this likely due to the fact that it was a Saturday evening, but I've been at other just as busy times, and have had amazing service."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My fiancé and I dined here for our anniversary. The atmosphere is great, the staff and service were helpful and informative. I will be dining in again soon!!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Other than the 20 minute wait on a reservation we made the experience was great. All our servers were great, attentive, caring and prompt. They also brought a complementary dessert for my girlfriend whose birthday we were celebrating. While this was a good restaurant for a romantic meal, I think Fogo is best set for a larger group."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The experience at this restaurant never ceases to amaze me! The food and service are always spectacular, and during this last visit we celebrated my birthday and were presented with a nice surprise of a generous slice of complimentary strawberry cheesecake! Obrigado!!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This restaurant is better every time , every year I come to Chicago for the dental convention, all my friends look forward for that reunion at the Fogo. Next year we wil be there . It is a great place to eat."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Took new potential clients. Great location. There were two frustrations, the first one was that I was looking for a valet but could not find the sign. As I walk to the entrance the sign is right by the door. Common sense would dictate to have the sign upfront by the curb. Second issue, service was great but table was too tight and felt constrained. Food was good as always and service was great."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "In my opinion, the service was very good, and the food was pretty good, but did not live up to expectations. I have been to both Fogo de Cao and Brazzaz one time and after my initial visits Fogo is number 2 to Brazzaz in my book. The worst piece of beef I ate while dining was the "House Special." I am not trying to be overly critical though, the remainder of the food was pretty tasty and cooked to perfection. Their salad bar is pretty small and somewhat mediocre as well only offering roughly 10-15 different sides. I don't know, maybe the night I went just wasn't a good night. However, my first impression really doesn't leave me wanting to visit again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "It was my first time to fogo de Chao and it was really nice however, if I were to go again. I would just get the salad bar. I'm not a big meat person but went with a friend and didn't realize you could get just the salad bar which is awesome... It even has some meat like proscuitto. The servers are very very attentive. The price point makes it perfect for a special occasion - that price is well well worth it if you are looking to get a lot of food for your money."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I hadn’t been here in years but I remembered the chops and decided it was a good pick for a birthday dinner. Where else could I get my meat fix all in one place (lamb chops are THE BEST). The salad bar itself is GREAT! On the down side we had a particularly inattentive waiter... he explained that they work as a 'team'... that played itself out as, since no one person was responsible for checking on our table of 3, no one did check, at least not at intervals that prevented us from pouring our own Pellegrino, and looking for someone to notice our empty cocktails. BUT along came manager Drew Bekius and made everything more than all right. He listened and I appreciated his sincere response to our concerns. Thanks Drew – we’ll be back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "If you want to impress a date or wow out of town guests then this is the place to go. Great service and a wide selection of food make this a fun night out."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, service was fantastic, overall perfect night out"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Lovely scene as well as great food Highly recommended for romantic occasions Or for valentines ! Will come again"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Overall good experience. Would change my meat eating strategy next time... But it was delicious."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Can't remember the last time I had dined at a Fogo de Chao, but was in the mood for some serious meat. And I usually will not hit a chain when traveling--but this was not a chain experience. The meal was superb--great salad bar, huge selection of top meats, sides, delicious sangria and fabulous desserts. I've been to many other similar places, but this one is the best. The food itself was actually topped by superb service. Warm smiles and attentiveness from the hostesses upon entering, to the waiter, every server and multiple check-ins by the manager! Flawless execution. The management here is on top of its game. It was an impressive dining experience and a really enjoyable one with a few close friends. Can't wait to do it again."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The service here was outstanding. All of our needs were attended to without hesitation. We had a lovely time. A superb meal, a real dining experience."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Girl friend recommended this place for my birthday celebration. I was extremely pleased by her choice. I will most certainly return back and recommend to others."
    Dined on 2/1/2014