Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Indianapolis
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Indianapolis

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Indianapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com/
  • Phone: (317) 638-4000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 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, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Pennsylvania St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered during dinner, and garage parking is located across the street. Limited metered parking is available, and free after 9:00 PM.
A word from Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Indianapolis
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 - Indianapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (104)good for groups (77)fit for foodies (54)notable wine list (30)romantic (27)hot spot (24)great for lunch (23)kid-friendly (13)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • More please?
    Mauri
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    There is not doubt that the food is awesome. Plus, it never stops coming. Be sure you are hungry when you go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    Buckeyes
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This is our second visit. The food was delicious, the waiters were prompt, we were seated immediately and enjoyed not only the food but the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Fgcool
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Do to some surgery I am only able to eat small amounts. That is impossible to do here! So basically the value is not there for me, but it sure is for others. Beef and lamb was wonderful however the pork, ribs and chicken were very dry. The ribs were basically inedible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NO Complaints!
    manoffewwords
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Practically no wait (had 7pm reservations on a Sat. Night), food was delicious, waiters always available, one of the best places to go in Indy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not our thing
    LoveIndy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Service was absolutely amazing. Very attentive. But we like more of a traditional restaurant. Salad bar was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice, not amazing
    SweetMeat
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We sat pretty close to the salad bar so there was a little more noise and traffic. Also, we met our waiter at the beginning, but we only saw him briefly throughout the night. Other people came to help, so I wasn't sure who was assigned to us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful place for all meat lovers.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We have been twice now during the lunch hours. We enjoy the polished casual lunch crowd and the inviting staff. Our glasses are never less than half full and the meat is always delicious. The warm bananas are scrumptious and something I crave and can't stop eating. The salad bar is always clean and full. Exciting colors are inviting and they just never disappoint. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations?
    EatsALot
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Ive dined at Fogo many times before, for both lunch and dinner and have always had great service. This past Saturday, 11/1/14, I made reservations for 5 people at 7:30. The whole party arrived a few minutes before hand and checked in. The hostess handed me a buzzer and said to bring this back when it goes off. We waited 30 minutes before I first asked how much longer the hostess thought it would be. She replied 10 more min. 2 tips and other bigger parties came and went. 20 min later, I asked again. After that we were seated. 50 min after our set reservation time. Why goto ghe trouble to make reservations if you aren't going to be seated in a timely fashion. Very disappointed with the lack of organization. The food was good as always.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday treat
    Meatandmore
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I am not a big meat eater, but my fiancé is. I treated him to Fogo for his birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed it. He had been excited about the reservation for weeks and the restaurant did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I made a reservation but I still waited for 45 mins. One other group with same amount of people that also had a reservation at the same time arrived later than us but got served earlier. The atmosphere is energetic and very noisy. The meat they cooked is not as good as I thought, apparently not very good quality of meat. I would suggest just go to local butcher shop to buy a good portion of prime and cook at home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but hectic
    Kathy
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The salad bar and food were good. We wanted to try the variety of meats but were never offered more than five options. Really wanted the lamb but it never appeared even after requesting. We decided you would need to stay for several hours to get the choices. Glad we went not sure we would go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underempressed
    Sadcustomer
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Been here many times normally a fun romantic overwhelming experience. However, this evening was upsetting considering the food service and how much you spend. We waited two times for over 10 min with out seeing beef come around. At one point all the kept bringing was pork. When beef finally started coming around at an abundant level what do you know, it was cold. It was not a busy as normal so I'm not sure what was going on. But on behalf of the front entry section on Halloween all you could here was the 8 tables not happy. I know this was just a fluke I will still tell people to go but we probably will spend our money elsewhere for a birthday and anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It was my first time here and I was excited about going here. Unfortunately it was very noisy where we were seated so I had a hard time hearing our server. Once we figured out on our own how it all worked it was amazing minus thr noise.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations...
    mattmo38
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food at Fogo was good. I would not say that it was excellent especially given the price point. I understand that the food is all you can eat but at approx $50/plate I would expect excellent food. A disappointing aspect of the evening was the fact that we had reservations for 7:30 PM and were not seated until nearly 7:50. My expectation is that if I make the effort to make a reservation for a certain time then the restaurant should have a table available for my party at that time, not make me sit and wait for 20 minutes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • busy weekend
    Goldie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    ok so this is not my first trip to Fogo however, this was the first time that I came away frustrated & still a tad hungry, even after being there for over 2 hours. Service was off, I don't know what the problem was because this is a city built for conventions and this is a large restaurant that can easily accomodate big groups. Bar service was forgetful and slow, our wine acutally got warm waiting for someone to return with glassware and a corkscrew. This visit has to be the exception to the rule as we normally have great service combined with great food. Hopefully management will take into consideration the triple threat of a weekend football game combined with a Pacers game along with a large convention in town and staff accordingly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The salad bar was amazing. The meat was good. The side dishes were too small. There were 4 at our table and there wasn't even enough mashed potatoes to go around to all four of us. Pretty expensive place to take kids. I'm sure we will go again, but without kids.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JRand4
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Good service, (and not pushed) great food results in a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fogo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Overall ambiance was nice. Meats were delicious ! Would probably go again if in the area
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    CountryfFolk
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Salad bar many interesting choices. The meat is a meat lovers dream come true. Drinks many to choice from. Great service. A very unique dining experience that one should try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun experience
    jpsouthbend
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were there on a Saturday night so it was quite busy. We enjoyed the variety on the Salad Bar as well as the variety of meats that were available. It is a unique dining experience and pricey so I'd probably save it for a special occasion. The wine selection was quite nice - a lot from South America which was to be expected - several very good choices. The service was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD ONCE AGAIN
    DAvid
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have had the opportunity to eat here several times. It is a consistent and fun place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation system is broken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have eaten here many times in the past and enjoyed the experience, but the last two or three times I have made reservations I have been unable to get seated at any time resembling my reservation time. The first two times it was between 20 and 30 minutes after my stated time before I got seated. This last time I ended up leaving the restaurant before dining because I was taking my mother out to eat and after 45 minutes (with the staff continually telling me it would be 10 more minutes) I decided to take her elsewhere. I will not be eating here again unless someone else in the group insists and will surely not be taking my mother here again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    too many waiters,most where rude you have to wait to more that you want. you just get a bite of this and that, way over priced.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A meat lover's dream
    robertbaker
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Took my stepson here for his birthday. Afterwards he proclaimed "its my new favorite restaurant!". The servers paced us just right and with 16 meat choices you can't go wrong - not to mention lox at the salad bar. Wow!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Everything was wonderful! We would highly recommend this place to everyone!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was my 2nd time here. I loved the quick service and how everyone worked as a team. I loved it as well as my lady friend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meat selection
    Rusty25
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The "salad" bar was great, great selection of cheese and vegetables that you don't get on your normal salad bar. The meats variety was great and service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eh...
    KevinMDVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fogo de Chao is a fun place to eat, but it is really quantity over quality. While the lamb, chicken and sausage selections are fantastic, and the salad bar has no rival in terms of selection and uniqueness, the steak always comes up short. It is not as tender, and there is usually more gristle compared to a typical steakhouse of the same price. This was true of our recent visit, and our server seemed half-hearted. The cocktails and dessert were good as well. As a whole package, it was a treat to go to Fogo, but afterward, it seems hard to justify how high the bill was compared to the experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have been in Fogo at DC and i found that the food at DC was much better than the food here in indy. I liked the service here more than DC.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was lousy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Not what it used to be. The service was lousy and the side dishes were much smaller in portion and very hard to get.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fogos A Hit
    BigbeefloverVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Eaten at Fogo's many times, and as always this was a great night. Due to Devour Downtown Event, they were very busy and crowded, but food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Won't Go Back During Devour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    During Devour Fogo has reduced the meat selections (No Top Sirloin) and limited the available desserts ( You can purchase other desserts at regular price). The service was slow and not as attentive as normal and for the first time ever there was long waits in-between meat service. I love this place and will go back many times for sure, but just not during devour. It is also becoming increasing loud in the dinning room which is starting to give it a T.G.I. Friday's feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food Good Ambiance
    Brothergrimiam
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was good and so was ambiance. Kind of pricy but well worth the cost. Go and have a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It should be at least 10.00 cheaper. The servers were excellent, the decor did not justify a Brazilian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    ahunter2323
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Amazing as always! Service team always makes us feel special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tulip
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was amazing, however even though having reservations at 8:30pm we were not seated until 9pm. During this we tried to go to the side bar to have a drink, the bartendar left and we never got to actually order one. Then when we were ready for our bill it took over 20mins for someone to even come and and take our request, then another 20mins for them to actually bring it. Food is good kind of pricey we spent over $100.00 and there was just two of us, but the waiting before and after makes me not want to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fogo during devour downtown
    Jjeffers
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Party of 7 during devour downtown week and both the food and service were just as excellent as when we dined on a much less hectic night with only four. Surprised that the quality and amount of food was equal at the discounted price. Only missed the papaya cream.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    youknowoliver
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We've been going to Fogo for their Devour Downtown special for 3 years now and are never disappointed. Granted we would love to have their Papaya Ice Cream during this busy time, but it's simply impossible. The service is still top notch and the meat is superb. I highly recommend Fogo to anyone who loves meat, a good time and exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HowardVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    First time customer. Took getting use to the tapas style portions, but they kept coming. Get in practice using tongs to catch the slices of meat as they are shaved off for you. Service is quite good. This restaurant is not for a quiet dinner. Huge enthusiastic crowd. Be prepared for items not to be labeled on the salad bar which is quite extensive. Try new items you won't see on other salad bars.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Christina
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great restaurant! Nice staff not over crowed. We was not rushed. They made sure that any meat we wanted to try made its way to our table. The food was delicious. I would recommend to everyone
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate