Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse – Dallas
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse – Dallas

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse – Dallas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogo.com/
  • Phone: 9725037300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • 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, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 100 Yards East of Midway Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is offered at lunch and dinner, and ample self parking is located at the rear of the restaurant.
A word from Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse – Dallas
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 – Dallas reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (53)good for groups (42)notable wine list (19)fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (12)romantic (11)hot spot (8)great for brunch (7)neighborhood gem (7)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great Service Manager
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Do not know his name, but he ran this restaurant amazingly. Promote him!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GDem
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been to Fogo de Chao many times, however this time we thought tables were too close to each other and service was rushed. We waited for bread for at least 20 minutes. Other complimentary brazillian entrees didnt arrive later after we started eating. Comparing to Texas Brazil, their salad buffet and side items were weaker.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Slmahan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Fofo de Chao is a favorite when I am visiting cities where they have a restaurant. The salad bar alone is worth the price of admission! Best tabouli I have ever eaten! It was a busy Saturday night, so a bit noisy, but still the food was just excellent, staff attentive and we had a great experience. I will eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and too much food!
    BigfootVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Fantastic salad bar. Too much food you overall though. Hard not to keep eating as they bring around slabs of meat. Lots of fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best service was at the salad
    GioReviews
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    ...bar where I served myself. Our party of eight spent half the time trading 'worst restaurant experiences ever' stories since that's the sort of service we received at Fogo that evening. This is a place where prompt, unobtrusive but attentive service is what makes the event possible. When, instead, you need to crane your neck trying to signal anyone to please clear a plate, refill the water, provide eating utensils and, yes, please notice the green cards which means we would like some meat goes largely ignored it doesn't recommend the restaurant. We won't be coming back soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Lovemyfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had been to this style restaurant in Brazil and was excited to find Fogo de Chao while in town for the weekend. Went with my wife, son and his fiancée. We had a wonderful time. The service great. If we wanted a specific meat, just mentioning it to one of the gaucho's was all it took. Next thing you knew, there it was. The wait staff was very responsive. They keep replenishing the cheese bread just so we'd have it warm. Will have to plan another trip to Plano just to go here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We came to Dallas for a mini vacation and we decided on Fogo de Chao for a dining experience and we were very impressed! Great food, wonderful staff and a very relaxing environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-Priced
    Vladi
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was okay .... but way overpriced for the quality. Glass of wine cost as much as the whole bottle at Sam's. The same drinks were priced differently in the two different menus - strange. Went there a few years back and was a little disappointed this time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fogo to the rescue
    foodgodVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Never had a bad experience here. Awesome for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fogo de Chao
    bigeats
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great food, prime cuts, perfect seasoning, and précises temperature. The salad bar is overwhelming with excellent choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice experience while in Dallas
    Flipfoodie
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Wanted a good meal and Fogo always delivers. Great place, the area is a little out of the way but worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meatfest
    Scottishnurse
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great service, a nice selection at the salad buffet. The meat choices are numerous, the better cuts of meat are not as frequently offered so get more when they come around. I have tried the other Brazilian steakhouses in Dallas, this is one of the better ones.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    LUXE
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was our first time here. We were very impressed with the moment we step thru the door. We will be recommending this restaurant to our friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server was subpar
    CasualDiner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Server lacks professionalism. Maybe it was an unusually crowded night, but properly and respectfully picking up/placing down silverwares would not be a bad practice to work on. When asked for a specific meat to be brought by, he would just went back to his corner. Maybe he was just an outlier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite since opened!
    MikeyG
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Unquestionably the best Brazillian steakhouse in Dallas including bodacious salad bar! Service unparalleled. Although expensive, worth every penny. I go as often as I can afford since they opened and always consistent quality. I visited Baltimore location and it was just as great. Tried others in Dallas but they were just wannabes. can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Loud
    KapnKirk24
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My GF & I are huge fans of the Brazilian Steakhouse feel & are creating that experience as our yearly Anniversary dinner choice. We have visited other restaurants, which set a classy, romantic vibrance to them. Although many other reviews noted that was the case here, we unfortunately did not get that get that vibe. The loud ambiance & seemingly "dressed down" nature that was apparent took the romance out of dinner, but we still had a great time with each other as we always do. Seems like for this this restaurant in particular, It felt like sizzler with unlimited meat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must!
    RzRBack
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    If you've never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse, this is the upscale one to go to. Excellent all around!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fogo has lost a little magic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We have been Fogo de Chao fans since the day it opened in Dallas several years ago. We recently visited Fogo after a year absence and found it has lost some of its magic. The salad bar was still the best in town and the drinks were good, but the meat (once a highlight) had a couple of our favorite cuts that weren't the same quality as we always expect to receive. We even got seconds on the two that seemed a little "off" but the second cuts had the same issues. Other cuts were good, however. We also noted that the service wasn't as gracious as it was when the original family owned Fogo. Overall, still a good place to eat, but not the same as it was in its early years. Not sure it is still worth the price for a night out. So sad to say this!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding customer service
    MickeyVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Our party of 6 arrived on time and we were seated in a section that was clearly set aside for large groups (there were 3 other much larger groups in our vicinity, which made the noise level almost unbearable). The salad bar was very good, as is typical for this chain. The rodizio service felt somewhat hurried, almost too hurried. This Fogo is much smaller than the usual ones, and noisier.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 130 reviews are from the Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse – Dallas reviews archive.
  • Bar None Service
    YogafoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I am rarely impressed by service but it was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place has gone downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    While the food certainly wasn't bad and service was ok, this place has changed seriously in ambience and class since I was last here ten years ago. Same old misty carpwt looks like it has never been changed, no updates at all to the restaurant and sadly was a very down markwt feeling. The food was alright maybe it was an off night. Servers didn't even seem to pay any attention to the green/red coaster system and the. When one of us at our table of two accepted some meat thwy would take off before asking if the second diner wanted any. This happened several times over the course of dinner. Two of the wines we requested were out. Just a big change over what used to be a fancy dining spot.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could have been better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My wife and I decided to have Easter brunch here this year after a very bad experience a couple of years ago. The only issue we had with our food was that a good portion of the beef servings were tough, fatty and could not be eaten. The final serving was a filet which we both felt was the best. Ironic they serve the best for last. Coincidence or purposeful. The biggest irritation is that when asked how everything was during our dining, we voiced concerns and told them it would be nice if they communicated the problem to management. No response! A deer-in-the-headlights! Overall, the service and atmosphere is appealing.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Took my son for his 11th birthday and he loved it!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    parisvegas
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great service. We celebrated 2 birthdays and they gave complimentary, huge slices of cheesecake. Meats are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration!
    DPAN
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    My wife decided to celebrate her Birthday at her favorite restaurant, the service from the beginning was excellent, the food was varied and very well presented, the portions excellent, the waiters friendly and courteous, the ambience as usual was energetic, but not noisy, allowing for easy conversation. The restaurant provided a complimentary dessert, with a handwritten note by the chef, celebrating my wife's birthday. This restaurant will continue to be our favorite venue for all celebrations, big or small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you like MEAT!!!
    SirEatsoutalotVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Simply the BEST Brazilian steakhouse in Dallas. This was the first Fogo in the US and it is the restaurant where they train many of the people who go on to manage other Fogos around the country. I have tried most of the Brazilian steakhouses in Dallas and Fogo has the highest quality meat and it is prepared with more care. Each type of meat is prepared by a specific Gaucho who learns how to cook that cut.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rod's choice
    MalDal
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Our son-in-law was dying to try this place, and he really enjoyed it! We probably won't do it again though, as it is too pricey. Also, the wait staff watches every move you make to the point of distraction. If you want to have a somewhat relaxing dinner, wait until they come around with all the meat selections you'd like to sample, then turn your coaster over to red so you won't keep getting interrupted!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Patsy
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    This was our first visit and we can't wait to return! Everything about this place was perfect wouldn't change a thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A different Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I have been going to Fogo de Chao for more than 10 years. For me, it was always the best value in town for great meat and outstanding service. However, this time around the experience was not up to par. The seasoning on everything was different. We were told they have gone to a healthier seasoning, which is good, but the flavor is not the same. Cutting salt or sugar on everything is a good thing but NOT on special occasions. Salt is an extremely important ingredient for grilled meats so you can't take it out of the equation. Also many salad items have been affected by this measures, and in my opinion, even the "Tres Leches" cake and the Papaya dessert felt a bit lame. It is still a good place to enjoy but it won't be The Place!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints. Even on
    Alan
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Never disappoints. Even on a super-busy Saturday night, food quality was excellent and service was attentive. One minor note - A little more space between the tables would be nice - I was bumped several times by people walking through the aisle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal.. So full
    JumpinMonkey
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Don't eat all day so you have room. Or just do the salad bar and side items. You'll be full either way. The bread and plantains are the greatest thing there. The salad bar has plenty of options.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat, Meat and More Meat!!!
    drew
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This was my friend's first time to this restaurant, and he totally enjoyed it! The salad bar was out of this world, but the meats we're over the top! Totally enjoyed the attention and everything else! Recommend everyone to try it at least once. This place is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What else can you say about fogo
    foodgodVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This place is one of the best in Dallas. The food is always perfect and the service is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fogo is great!
    greatdate
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Fogo de Chao is a great restaurant. The price may scare you but it's well worth it! I read alot of reviews that said don't indulge on the salad bar and they were right. My wife and I only went once and the rest of the night we enjoyed all their fine meats they had to offer. The cheese bread was great to as it doesn't fill you up as fast as other rolls/biscuits may do. If you're looking for a romantic evening or just some great food, visit Fogo. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Valentines Day
    MaureenVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Even though they were super busy, they got us in on time for our reservation and our meal was fabulous as usual. We even received a gift card at the end of our meal inviting us back for a free lunch or dinner to use before May. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The experience is awesome! The restaurant was super elegant just beautiful! and the food was excellent!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vday dinner
    Kimberly0433
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My first time at Fogo, and I must say- my boyfriend and I couldnt be more satisfied! Service was fabulous! I wish i could remember the waiter's name but he and the gentlemen bringing our meats went beyond needed to make sure we were satisfied. Food just as great and the salad bar exceeded my expectations. Will be returning for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cho'd at Fogo
    FatCat
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food - great service - almost wish this gem was in a different neighborhood. With the cost associated per plate it truly was a shame that our window view was a ups store. Outside of the location, everything about this place was marvelous. The good was fantastic, everything I tried was delicious and this restaurant provided a unique dining experience like no other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beef Eaters Paradise
    Pittster
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Never disappointed in Fogo De Chao. I have celebrated Holidays, Weddings, and Anniversaries there. A must go, as often as possible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for carnivores
    Nessa
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I have been a frequent guest at fogo for the past year and a half and there's a very good reason why. Their meats are top notch, they are seasoned to perfection and everything else that comes with them (the cheese rolls, fried bananas, even their grand selection at the salad bar) compliment one another very well. Customer service is commendable; I have had no complaints with any of the servers as they are all doing what they're supposed to do. I highly recommend this restaurant over their local competitors hands down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic