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: 7139786500
  • 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
86 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (51)good for groups (48)great for lunch (19)fit for foodies (18)notable wine list (17)kid-friendly (10)romantic (8)hot spot (7)neighborhood gem (6)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    Good service defines them. Good service defines them. Good service defines them.Good service defines them.Good service defines them.Good service defines them. Good service defines them
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Texas
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The various cuts of meat offer something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    rbaustin3d
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seems to have slipped
    occassionaldiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I hadn't been in about a year and it seems to have slipped in terms of quality and overall experience. We showed up right on time for our reservation but still had to wait 30 minutes because the hostess forgot to seat us! The atmosphere was loud and chaotic. The food was merely ok. Overall, I felt like we were in a more expensive version of a Golden Corral!! Not special at all. For $50+ per person, there are far better dining experiences around town. We probably won't be back any time soon!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great anniversary dinner
    nkdoyle
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had early reservations so at first it wasn't very noisy. We got there early and waited for the rest of our party at the bar. Had a good drink and were able to transfer the tab to our dining bill. The salad bar was good once we flipped our cards to green the meat service was nonstop. There were a couple specific meats we had to ask for but they were promptly brought out. Every condiment we asked for they had, chimichurri, horseradish and mint jelly. For dessert they wrote happy anniversary on the plate and comped the dessert. Overall the service was super attentive without being obtrusive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 186 reviews are from the Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Houston reviews archive.
  • Nice Evening
    TNO1
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The wait staff was attentive, helpful and brought out what we asked for. The salad bar will NOT disappoint; one of the best in the city! When the rib eye that was immediately available was cooked more well-done than we prefer, the gaucho asked if we could wait about 8 minutes. He then came out with a rib eye steak cooked exactly how we liked it, on it's our skewer, straight to our table for the first cut. There was a table with some unruly children next to us. not the restaurant's fault, but it does affect the evening out. My only complaint about the food would be, everything was a little over-salted.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • our favorite experience w/the kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our kids (6 &8) love coming here for the experience. The food is always great and the service is superb but this time the service was rather low and slow, from the waiter, not the food servers. Having been here I numerous occasions I know this is not typical by far but that was our experience this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place for dinner!
    LisaK
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Fantastic food, and incredible service! This was a great choice for a celebration with our work team!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud, great food, slow service
    food1lover75
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Ten of us dined here this past Saturday evening. As always, the food and wine were very good. Often times, the service was very slow whenever our coasters were turned and we needed meat. I only ate ribeye and it took 10 minuted after I requested. We stayed late but as soon as we paid, we never saw another server. We stuck around and chatted with our group but there were 2 pregnant ladies at our table and we were unable to get help for water after payment was submitted. If you want us to remember Fogo for our next Brazilian visit versus 1 of the many competitors, then be correct with your customers until they step out of your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service on a downward slope
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have been to this restaurant a few times and typically enjoy the food.More recently, we have been highly disappointed with the level of service. Sunday night the service was beyond terrible.In fact, I have never had poorer service at any other comparable restaurant. We were a party of seven and all of us were incredibly disappointed.We had to ask someone to call our waiter just to get something to drink. Same went for the food. In addition, our dirty plates were never removed from in front of us, and we all sat there with a stack of dirty plates until the check came.Not really pleasant when the price to eat there is not cheap. Needless to say, we will not be returning.There are other restaurants around town with the same concept.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible salad bar and Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It's difficult to chose between the awesome salad bar and the incredible meats. Service is good and I rarely have to wait for anything. There's always someone glancing at your table to ensure you want for nothing. The house specialty, the garlic beef, and the Parmesan pork are my favorites here. The strawberry dessert is especially good. And of course, the bread is melt-in-your-mouth good! I try to make it here several times a year. It's wonderful and worth the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.