Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Houston
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Houston

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Houston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com/
  • Phone: (713) 978-6500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is offered at lunch and dinner. Free self parking is available at the rear of the restaurant.
A word from Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Houston
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 - Houston reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (51)good for groups (47)fit for foodies (21)notable wine list (20)great for lunch (16)kid-friendly (10)romantic (9)late-night find (5)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    What's the point in making a reservation if they make you wait thirty mins? Had a 6:00pm booking and they"couldn't locate" in the system...then I showed her the email confirmation... magically it was there. Rude hostess. House specialty is excellent Parmesan crusted pork amazing. Fast waiters. If weren't for the wait, 5 star service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go to Chama Gaucha
    FishFaceVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    After two years of being loyal to Chama Gaucha for our monthly Brazilian Steakhouse fix (I know, we're meat maniacs), I came here with my fiancé to give it another go because of a United Airlines MileagePlus Dining promotion. I have to say that the bonus miles for the visit were not worth the margin of quality (or price) of going to Fogo vs Chama Gaucha. The service is excellent - although I can't imagine a Brazilian Steakhouse staying in business for long without great service. The food however fell short compared to my favorite Chama Gaucha (better meat, equal salad bar, cheaper, AND a few miles closer to downtown Houston).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Eats
    timetoeat
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Food, service, and total experience worth every minute!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Service
    ladybug
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    From the time we entered until the moment we left, the service was wonderful. We were given recommendations and detailed descriptions of the meat choices, and wine selection. Someone was always around to make sure that when we were ready for our next meat sample, we were served promptly and did not have to wait long. We celebrated an anniversary, and was given a very nice complimentary dessert. We will return again, soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BEST TIME IN HOUSTON
    Armen
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Its always nice and beautiful time for dining at Fogo de Chao with beloved ones.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a fun place
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Entertained here with clients. Always a great place to take people who have never been to Houston. Fun place to chow down, have fun, and people watch. Wish it were inside the loop instead of so far out, but then we would weigh 300 pounds!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very well seasoned meat
    Houstonian88
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Excellent visit! Was happy to be back after a few years and the food exceeded my memory! And it wasn't because I was super hungry. The meat was very well seasoned and the accompanying condiments and salad bar were outstanding! Will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • seasonings
    seasons
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My husband and I went during the week. The service was top notch. Friendly and on top of things. The issue to me was the meat was very under seasoned. My husband agreed with me. We have eaten at Charma Goucha two other times. They seasoned their meat extremely well. Herbs that compliments them meat superbly. The service at both places were great. The pricing was about the same. At this time I would prefer Charma over Fogo.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    AWRPgh
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food and service were phenomenal. The service is absolutely seamless. When I travel to Houston, this is one of my favorite restaurants. I haven't been able to visit in a few years - and it's refreshing to know that they are still maintaining the same level of excellence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BigMacVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I had sie Koreans in town and wanted to surprise them with a "diffrent" menu. It worked. They are already talking about coming back to eat and NOT seeing clients (ha).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure!
    Houston
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My husband, out-of-town daughter and I recently dined on a Sunday evening, for our anniversary. The food, service, and ambiance was amazing - as it has been on previous occasions. It was, of course, less busy than Friday/Saturday evenings, so the staff were even more attentive. The evening was yummy and delightful - we will certainly go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    THG1VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a great time here. The service was good and food was excellent! You definitely won't leave hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What can I say....
    Serge
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I've been coming to Fogo de Chao since it opened its doors. I've seen the quality of the food, service and overall performance decrease with time, to the point of making its closest competitor, Chama Gaucha, a better option. Still I try to be loyal, yet I get a funny feeling when I see the check and realize Iam not getting my money's worth...Do something about soon, I would hate to see Fogo succumb after so many years.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
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    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For all the hype, pretty average.
    Cravey
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Having heard the praise heaped upon Fogo de Chao, I was looking forward to the dining experience. The salad bar was well stocked and had nice diversity, as long as you wanted cold items. The area that offered warm rice and mashed potatoes was little more than empty pans. Every time I went back, no potatoes and very little rice. My waitress finally brought me a plate of mashed potatoes from the kitchen. The variety of meats was impressive but you really had a choice between blood red rare and crispy well done. Not much in between. The sausage was excellent. So the food was tasty but honestly, nothing spectacular and not noteworthy compared to Perry's or Taste of Texas. For me, Fogo de Chao is a "been there, done that" kind of place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our family favorites
    Foodiemom1964
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We always know we will have a wonderful experience here. Very attentive servers, who are always happy to answer any questions. Amanda was amazing! We were seated next to a very large, loud group of about 10 people and would have asked to be moved, except that we realized that they were finishing dessert and they left soon after. The tables were uncomfortably close to each other, but it was a busy night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    CarrieVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We have spent many special occasions here. Fogo is very consistent, fun, festive, and still the best among many imitators. Go for Fogo! It is worth it and has been doing "their thing" for a long time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a special dinner.
    Gr8frd8
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food, excellent service, very expensive but it is all you can eat steak.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    KRB1
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Wow what a nice dining experience. The food and service were wonderful. The salad bar was amazing, love the potato salad, always a reliable place to have dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not go back on weekends.
    JakeBritt
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The restaurant was so busy that we did not get the usual service. The meats were behind, and it took a very long time for anyone to come by our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does not disappoint!
    Jdevries
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Had a business dinner with colleagues and the atmosphere is perfect. Casual but fantastic food. Service is good. Would highly recommend for small or large groups that want red meat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    dolci
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We had great food, drinks and service. Great place to celebrate anniversary, romantic dinner or just simply for a special night out. Would go back very soon!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must love meat
    Rick
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    With this concept, waitstaff carry around skewers of different meats, and carve off little slices for you to eat. The meat is all extremely good, tender, and they will serve you the temperature you desire. Their salad bar is fantastic, as are their cheese rolls.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    CjandcjVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great place to take visitors from out of town. Our guests were very impressed. Expensive, so make sure you eat your money's worth:-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Petwick
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great lunch with an impressive salad bar!!! The meat was great also. Overall just great!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinning
    Topnotchservice
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very good service, very clean, top notch servers, great buffet,
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as Always..But..
    Cher45
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our experience is always great here, great gourmet salad bar, great wine and drink selection. On our last visit, the meat selection was very skimpy. I had to ask for ribeye and never was offered the fillet mignon. My rolls were hard as well, which has never happened before. It was a Friday night and very busy, so that may have been the reason. I've had so many great experiences that it's hard to complain too much and I will be back for another visit when it's not as crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great waiter!!
    Hydroshawn
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great food!! The Gaucho's new a lot about the meat they were serving!!?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a great time with the entire dining experience. The food was great, the waitstaff was incredible and we never had to wait for anything. I would suggest this restaurant for anyone with a big appetite.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brasileiros em Houston
    Great4lunch
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Muito bom, inclusive para lembrar do churrasco feito no Brasil, que depois se alguns dias fora vai nos dando muita saudade. Excelente comida, maitres e garçons muito educados. Único porém seria o custo, superior até às melhores casas no Brasil
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I've been several times and it rarely disappoints. Food was excellent and service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Texas
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The various cuts of meat offer something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It's gimmicky and fun if you've never experienced this type of restaurant. You'll get your money's worth if you plan to eat a lot (preferably meat). However, for the same price point, there are too many other great restaurants in Houston.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Amazing...
    AZFL1993VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Love the food, love the service... They can do no wrong...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 194 reviews are from the Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Houston reviews archive.
  • Best Time Ever.
    Best
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    One of the best restaurant experiences I've ever had everything was delicious, great atmosphere, Good service, I almost didn't want to leave. A little bit pricey tho but we'll worth it .For 2 adults expect to spend over $100.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fogo never fails
    AUDCVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    By far the best Brazilian steakhouse in Houston! We have been to another similar restaurant in the city center area and though I did love the salad/soup section better there, I must say that the meat and choice is hands down best at FOGO. Their bread rolls and fried plantain are to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • salad bar only
    rbaustin3dVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I decided to go at lunch and get the salad bar. It did not disappoint. marinated mushrooms. heart of palm, smoked salmon some of my favorites. they bring the hot items as well. I did not miss the meat, although I had had it dozens of times.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Restaurant was filled with kids & babies. Noisy, hectic & way over-priced. I can spend $400 at a really nice steak house in Houston and have a much finer dining experience. I won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fogo de Chao - Houston - Awesome
    DianeDaveDining
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Moved to Houston from NYC 5 years ago. Never been to Fogo's in the city. First experience in Houston was fabulous and will be going back for sure. I thought it may be a little more quiet but with all the waiters running around with unlimited meat I guess the noise would be expected. Overall loved the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Many Screaming Kids!
    TXCraig
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Have been going to place for years. This time will be my last- as good as the food is, the place is CRAWLING with kids?!?!? Like a Chuck E Cheese.... I don't understand how or why. Even when I checked in for my reservation, the hostess asked "is that 3 adults"? Spent 100 bucks a head for dinner with no drinks... don't know how people are taking their kids to such an expensive place. Screaming, running around, it was awful. With the number of Brazilian Steakhoues in Houston now- think I will look for something a bit quieter.....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic