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: 3176384000
  • 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
129 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (110)good for groups (69)fit for foodies (55)notable wine list (31)romantic (30)great for lunch (24)hot spot (24)kid-friendly (10)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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...
    KevinMD
    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
  • A "Must" experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fantastic quality food, served at whatever temperature you prefer. Of course....also....all you care to eat. An amazing experience of taste, flavors, and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Mommybear
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was the first time we have been to Fogo de Chao and it was AMAZING!!! The food was great and the service, well let's just say that the last time we had service this wonderful we were on a moving restaurant called a cruise ship! It was almost like they anticipated our needs before we even knew what we wanted or needed! :) The food was delicious and we look forward to returning again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They have a few issues right now.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    730 reservation turned into seating nearly at 8. Food was not very good. Found the hostess was only been there a week and their kitchen was short 3 people. Give them a couple months and I imagine they'll have figured it out. This was my 4th time there and not had a problem before.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always A Winner
    Maria
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have been numerous times and each and every time it has been perfect. The food is wonderful and most of all the staff is so nice which adds to the pleasure. We enjoy going more each time. Keep up the good work!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What happened?
    Kent46123
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Fantastic, delicious, authentic Brazilian charruscaria. Service was sub-par that night, though. Seated 20 minutes after reservation time, even though we arrived early. Later, another 20 minutes to pay the check, which came back to my table with my credit card but with someone else's bill. :-( Also, very cold draft at our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely a must!
    enderVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great experience. Definitely got to experience. The service is excellent and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent food. Service not too god - they tried hard but were obviously understaffed and/or disorganized. We've eaten at the one in Buckhead and know that Indy needs to improve their service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We got exactly what we wanted!
    4gooddining
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a special occasion that brought us to the restaurant and we were fully satisfied with the food and the service. It is a fun and different way of eating and trying many different meats.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had a fantastic time with a group of friends. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, service, and energetic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great food!
    JasonK
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place is carnivore heaven! I also recommend the pineapple caiprihina at the front bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    BgbJep
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner with my family. The staff was amazing!!! The food was fabulous!!! We will be back!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Kris
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Treated like royalty and the cuts of meat are always perfect! The salad bar is the best around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smaller version of Chicago
    fossillover
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We have dined in the Fogo de Chao in Chicago and in NYC. The one in Indy is a smaller version of Chicago. There are not as many meat selections, but the ones that they have are my favorites anyway. We found the service to be impeccable and the food very good. Both my husband and I did experience a mild stomach upset after dining at the Indianapolis restaurant. I cannot be certain of exactly what caused it, but there you have it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We Love Fogo!
    RjProductions
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Fogo is are go-to for any holiday/birthday/anniversary! My wife and I love it and will continue to go back. Amazing food and the service has always been exemplary for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    docbgreen
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I love Fogo. The food is amazing, and service was pretty quick! Just be sure to have a reservation and bring an appetite!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant in Indianapolis
    johnandjo
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Fogo de Chao is amazing. The cuts of meats are vast and taste is exceptional. The salad bar is always a treat. One of our favorite things about Fogo is the service. Every employee is courteous and extremely helpful
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    luv2chao
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Absolutely loved my experience at Fogo De Chao! Everything was 5star even the service! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice romantic dinner outing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Special Occasion Location
    Kellygirl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Took my farther for his 70th birthday party to Fogo de Chao, and it was a huge success! He loves buffet and anything grilled, so the salad bar / hot bar with 45 options and the 12 different grilled meats was perfect, and am gluten free foodie who loves to be served at the table, so the Brazilian Gauchos catering to our every need and coming back repeatedly bringing us new surprises made me smile (along with the rest of our family). I knew it was a hit when he laughed out loud and held the 'stop service' card in front of his face and said "I'm stuffed - can we come back again next year?" Great food, great service, great experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun--and Wonderful Food
    BARSTLVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The fun is in having many cuts of meat coming to your table to be carved to you request. But that wouldn't be more than a gimmick if the food were not outstanding, and, in my experience, it is. The meat is wonderful, the sides (especially the fried banana) are wonderful, and the preliminary salad bar in wonderful. The place is lively, but quiet enough to hear your companions. And the staff is efficient, not inclined to rush you, and very pleasant. I recommend it for a night out in Indianapolis! And have the Papaya Cream for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the splurge
    ralphandalice
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We all its expensive but its so worth it! We even got our daughters to try different meats since they just were prepared so well! Great salad bad as well. We live the group serving staff...so you never wait for anything! Ive always personally been a fan of the plantains! Also great valet service. We ate there on the 4th, they pulled pur car up front and let us leave it there so we could have a front seat for fireworks and wouldnt have to repark!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    Mapsc
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    It was my birthday's daugther and she wanted to have dinner here. It was a wonderful time. Family had a great time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our fav place to dine!!! I just started dining there within the last year. We have been several times. Luv it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and meat
    SweetMeat
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The servers are great. Don't forget there are no free refills on pop. Save your appetite for all of the delicious food...and dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but last time was better
    TandTMoose
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We came for our anniversary b/c we liked it so much the first time. They didn't bring around all the things on the menu. A lot of steak, but never the sausage or pork loin. We ordered the beef ribs (they take extra time) but it seemed like they took forever. A Manager finally told us they take 20 minutes. They weren't that great - fatty - so the wait was not worth it. The chicken wrapped in bacon was very dry. The beef was very good - top and bottom sirloin both very tender. The filet was out of this world - as good as in any restaurant I have eaten at. The servers and staff who work here work very hard and are extremely pleasant. They make you feel very welcome. They also gave us a nice table, away from the more active area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indy's Most Unique Steakhouse!
    JAYatJWIndyVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    From service to salad bar, steaks to dessert, Fogo de Chao is one of the best steakhouses in Indianapolis. Their wonderful salad bar is a meal in itself, but don't pass up the various cuts of meat. One of my favorites is the Lombo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate