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: (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.
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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
144 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (90)good for groups (87)fit for foodies (48)hot spot (28)notable wine list (22)romantic (21)great for lunch (16)kid-friendly (14)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (6)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • AMJF
    AMJF
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I would highly recommend this restaurant to a friend. Very good food and service. This was our third visit there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent quality food and service
    Lynn
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Consistently flavorul food, energetic/vibrant atmosphere; not inexpensive, but always worth it for a special occasion. Staff is always attentive, and nobody EVER leaves hungry (shame on you if you do !0) - good value in spite of price point
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great lunch
    YvonneVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I went for lunch and was surrounded by tourists and business people. For $31, I got all of the meats (except seafood and shrimp) and access to the Harvest Bar. I strategized with my new favorite server Roberto and we decided that I should first focus on the meats. I got about six different meats - yum yum yum! I also enjoyed the sides that they kept bringing to my table: popover rolls, plantains, mashed potatoes, and polenta fries. The Harvest Bar wasn't as wonderful as I remember it from years ago; however, it still had great options. Combined with my two glasses of wine, I thoroughly enjoyed lunch today!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brazilian at it's best!
    Butter
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I chose this restaurant for the second night of our anniversary weekend. We have enjoyed other Brazilian Steak house restaurants so we thought let's roll with it while in Chicago. Well needless to say we were not disappointed. The salad bar was amazing (don't fill up too much) great cheeses, and sides. But the main event is obviously the meat. My favorite was the Ribeye, while my wife fell in love with the sirloin. I arranged for a special dessert to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed. They brought our cheesecake with Happy Anniversary on the plate as a special surprise. We were so full we took our dessert back to the room to go with our bottle of champagne.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2 Thumbs Up!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I went on our anniversary and the food exceeds all expectations! The service there was great and our waiter Jarvis was a cool laid back fellow. We will definitely be going back soon. Top choice, will not be disappointed if you go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    Jotze
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great service + great food == great time = coming back soon Family and friends really need to come and enjoy an amazing taste of Brazil
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food
    prof1foodieVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This restaurant is terrific. Outstanding service, great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - a little pricey
    RonfromBallwin
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Dinner was great. Arrive early if you don't want to get caught up in the crowds. 5:30 is a great time to get there where it's not too busy. By the time we left at 7:00pm we could hardly get out the door due to all of the people waiting for tables. Everything tasted fantastic and the service was the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wait time was brutal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Had to wait 1 hour past reservation time despite arriving 1/2 hour early
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Always excellent value. Meat was fantastic but be prepared for overly salted and seasoned meat if you have not been exposed to this fare before. Salad bar used to be bigger and a tad better or perhaps I'm mixing up Chicago to Philly. Awesome nonetheless. It was first time for my colleague so his socks were blown off. During busy times the venue is very noisy- hard to have a discussion. Service outstanding as usual - don't change!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Perfect
    Heim4
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    You can never have a bad meal here. (Well, I guess unless your a vegetarian.) our family eats here pretty regularly and it's absolutely consistently perfect. From the food to the service....perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We took friends for their first tim
    LovesDessert
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We took friends for their first time. The food was awesome. We felt that one of our servers was a bit grouchy and the upsell was blatant. Too pushy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service a decline
    HQ532VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Fogo used to be one of my favorites, I think the number of beef servers has drastlically been reduced thus the reason for the decline in serveice quality and performance.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfectly cooked food...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Excellent choice of a restaurant for our anniversary date night! All the meats were cooked to perfection. The salad bar was clean and plentiful and the staff was very knowledgeable as well as cheerful. They were very attentive to our table and kept our side dishes stocked. Paying $50+ per person just for the meats can be considered pricey, but you have to remember the quality of the food and.... it is downtown. The only reason I dropped a star was due to the lack of sausages that night. No one cane to our table with the sausage skewers even though it was on the menu. Drinks are great but extremely pricey. $13.00 for a mixed drink in a rocks glass 3/4 full of ice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE...
    JFLORES
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Very disappointed. I have not been there in a while, let say 2 years......it has changed an not for good. Food now is simply good...that´s it, service is not what used to be....I can see the profile of the people taking care of the customers is now totally different. This was our last time in Fogo da Chao.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    NotJustSteak
    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
    AlyT
    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.