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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Indianapolis
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Indianapolis
  • Address:
    117 E. Washington St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown Indy
  • Cuisine:
    Brazilian Steakhouse
    Price: $50 and over

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Indianapolis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com
  • Email: indianapolis@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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had a group of 9 people and the restaurant is a fun atmosphere and food is excellent but found service to be off including a bar tender that was rude and took 20 minutes to fill our initial drink order of 5 drinks and proceeded to give one away to another patron that had just arrived while we continued to wait. Bartender also made a rude comment to one of our guest, very embarrassing as it was a business dinner. Service at the table was better but waiter had to be tracked down several times to correct errors on our bill and to pay at the end of the night. Our bill was over $ 750.00 so I was disappointed in the treatment by the certain members of the staff."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Love it was surprise how great the food and service was be coming back soon"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Made an appointment and was seated shortly, food was great, salad bar had very fresh food, prep was great. Water taste beter than any other I just had to add but I ate like a king with no worries about if or when the next entrée would be coming or what else was coming. .. Would highly recommend Some of the meats were a little salty for me but I think I am just on a low sodium diet and might be more for me but my girlfriend says it was ok"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went to this restaurant for a special occasion. Three people in our party had never been to Foga de Chao. It was a great experience. Luckily we sat in the corner out of the way. Sometimes at this restaurant it gets to busy with the hustle and bustle of the wait staff. Two people in our party are very hard to please when it comes to eating out. They both loved the whole experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Really enjoyed celebrating my husband's birthday. Restaurant was packed and our server was extremely busy with multiple groups so we occasionally had to ask other servers for things, but all were gracious and immediately helpful. Gauchos were great in obtaining meats cooked to our tastes, and the Brazilian Moscato wine and the Papaya Creme with Creme de cassis were terrific."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My daughter and I enjoy the unlimited, delicious steak. Dinner prices are a bit steep, but it's easy for serious meat-lovers to get their money's worth at lunch."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Three first-time diners with site-specific choice of venue for special occcassion. Two of three rated FdC as excellent choice and would return. Third person was not impressed with the quality of meat for such an up-scale restaurant. All three of us were especially not pleased with the taste of the tenderloin, may have been a fluke that day. The overall dining experience was still a pleasurable one."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Extensive salad bar, great drink menu, and superb beef, pork, chicken, and lamb. I am looking forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "while I did enjoy the food at your restaurant, I was very unhappy with the attitude of your hostess. She seemed to have an attitude with me because she was not able to explain why my party had to wait for our reservation while a party, that had on more in it, which was a toddler, had got seated before us"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I didn't know what to expect while dining here. People told me it was a fun experience and they were right!! We turned our green coaster up and men with meat came from all different directions! It was really fun and fantastic. I would highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We didn't have to wait very long to be seated since we had reservations. We had to wait for everything else, except the salad bar. The meat servers were few and far between at our table. They have 16 kinds of meat, but we were "offered" only a hand full. We had to ask for selections we wanted. They did bring them when we asked, but that was another delay, each time. When we were finished, they cleared our plates, and didn't come back with the bill for another 15 min. The food was good, wait staff friendly and polite, just too slow."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great place to eat. Good atmo atmosphere....wait staff was very attentive."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Been here many times. Food was great as always, service much worse than usual but won't let it keep me from going back. Too many good experiences"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have been here a few times. Once with the kiddos(plus one of their friends) and also on date night. The attentiveness was terrific and they are patient with the kids. We have a picky picky 7 year old that actually tried the meat as well as a few salad bar items and thank you for having white rice!!!! My 8 year old probably ate more than any of the adults and actually wanted to try every singe option. Our 14 year old has been begging to come here and it was everything that he dreamed of and more."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was amazing as always. The service was good. Come hungry! If you don't like meat this isn't your place. I had to ask a couple times for cuts of meat I wanted brought around but other parts of the service was great."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I spent my Birthday here and it was awesome. Great food and service. Clean restaurant and friendly staff."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This was a Birthday present from my wife. We headed here before a Pacer game casually dressed and were quite comfortable. Others were in less casual attire. The food was great and so was the service."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My son & I traveled to Indianapolis for the B1G basketball tournament. We had dinner together to celebrate his 21st birthday. As soon as we were seated we knew we were in for something special. The variety and quality of the food was beyond compare - and the unique way of serving the meats was one of kind! We never stopped smiling - a special dining experience for both of us that will always be remembered!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We wanted to celebrate our granddaughter's 16th birthday in a special way, so we traveled downtown to Fogo de Chao. Fogo de Chao has a series of beautiful rooms, and we were seated in a quiet nook. Our server promptly greeted us and made us feel welcome. Their team concept of service meant that we had everything we needed, when we needed it. Amazing food bar, delicious sides (don't miss the polenta) and a good wine list set the stage for the real star...the meat! Every selection was delightful, although the servers occasionally were off on the temperature of the meat. We also enjoyed a delicious dessert. It's perfect for special occasions and set up for large groups."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The foos here is excellent, great salad bar and excellent meat"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The staff and their service is beyond measure! Every staff member was kind and effcient and helpful when needed. The food was, of course, perfect and exactly what we had expected! A wonderful place to spend our 10th anniversary!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It always amuses me when I see restaurants serving steak and beef here rated as so many people rave about St Elmo and Ruth's Chris, but in truth they both (and all the others) pale in comparison to Fogo. They not only have the best meat and servers, but the atmosphere and whole experience are unique and second-to-none. I'd recommend this place over any other downtown so it's not only our first choice for birthdays, special occasions etc but for meals when friends visit and some days (like this visit) "just because". Come hungry and ask for the things you like if they do not appear (they have a sheet with descriptions) and do not be afraid to "take a break" and then eat more. The rare lamb chops and House Specil are the faves at our house!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I have been to Fogo several times and always enjoy the ambience and the meat. However, the service was below standard this past Saturday night. The Big 10 Championship was in Indy which should have been a warning. We made reservations for 7:30 pm but were not seated until 8:15 pm. There was a long table of Michigan State fans behind us who were very noisy which made conversation at our table difficult to hear. We ordered cocktails and they barely showed up before the bottle of wine we ordered for dinner. The food was great as always but you could tell they overbooked the restaurant which caused the service to feel rushed and the noise to be more than moderate. I was disappointed."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food is fantastic, wait staff is constantly bring out your food, if you do not leave satisfied it is your fault!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "First time there and I will definitely be going back soon!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Simply amazing. One of the best steak restaurants in Indiana for sure."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "There are steakhouses and then there's Fogo de Chao. With 16 different cuts of meat (all served tableside) and the most delicious and diverse salad bar, you never walk away hungry. Food is only surpassed by the service. Some favorites to try: Lombo (parmesan pork) and the glazed/caramelized pineapple with ice cream."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I don't think I've ever eaten so much. All of the food was absolutely outstanding, and I cannot wait to go back. 100% worth the price, without a doubt."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We had a party of three, and had a great meal, great service, and will definitely come back. However, there seemed to be at least two large parties that made the salad bar line snake through the restaurant. The servers were having such a hard time navigating. I felt really bad for them. My only advice would be to work on the logistics of "releasing" the large parties to visit the salad bar. Maybe have a separate salad bar for them in the their private room? Like I said though, it didn't ruin our dining experience....it was just a little annoying to have a line of people right beside our table for the second half of our meal."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We waited 45 minutes past our reservation time. We were only seated after complaining 3 times. i frequent several Indianapolis restaurants every month in Indy, and I was disappointed with this restaurant and will not go back. There overall service was terrible. We waited on every aspect of dinner. We didn't have the same waiter the whole time and had to ask someone for things every time. We heard several tables around us complaining as well about lack of meat being brought around. We were in the restaurant a total of 3 hours from beginning to end. this is 1 1/2 hours more than any dinner should ever be. The noise level was also like being at a basketball game. We will definitely not dine here again!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I love steak! But I had no idea I could love steak this much! You've not tasted steak until you've had Fogo De Chao!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The servers could be a little more knowledgeable on their drink menu. My server almost started arguing with me that a cream ale was an IPA until someone else came in and saved the day. Otherwise I had a great overall experience."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Manager very nice. Gave my parents free dessert for 50th anniversary. Food was excellent. We had a party of nine and unfortunately our table was right across from hostess booth. Noise level was very loud and it took longer than expected for meat servers to make their way up to our table. We will go back in future."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I go there every now and then, I'm not really a huge meat eater so the salads buffet was the area I enjoyed the most. Very good selection with a great fresh taste. This visit was for my sisters birthday and she was really happy with the experience since it was her first time. Some of the meat selections were a little tough for my taste but great flavor overall. I would highly recommend this resrurant is you have an occasion and you want to celebrate it, this would be a great place!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Was a great night for our company dinner. Great selection of meat and salads, with alot of fun had by all. I do believe some of our folks fell into a food coma."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This place was amazing! Food was fantastic! Service was excellent!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We celebrated my daughter's birthday there. While the restaurant was very busy, the waitstaff was very attentive and made you feel like you were one of the few customers there. Mt daughter got a free dessert for her birthday which topped off a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Reservation was for 6:30 We were seated at 7:15 Drinks came at 7:35 Management did not care $48.50 each for bad service and sub par food Plenty of good restaurants in Indy - This is not one of them"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We've been to Fogo several times, and have always been a big fan. However, I was less than enthused after this trip. We were given a table near a busy traffic area. The person at the end of the table had the back of her chair bumped into repeatedly by servers. I realize the "popular cuts" of meat disappear quickly, but the filet never made to our table until we were nearly done. Even when requesting a certain item, it never seemed to make it our way, in fact, the frequency of the visits with the varied cuts seemed to be less than normal. However, the table service remained good, we always had drinks, and the sides were replenished. We have not been to Ruth's since Fogo opened, I imagine we will try that again before returning."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Third time in 2 months we have dined at Fogo, and each time it seems to get better and better. Service was very good, as was the food. First time my son dined here, and he really enjoyed it. Hard part is not to eat too much off their great salad bar."
    Dined on 2/16/2014