Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Minneapolis
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Minneapolis

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com/
  • Phone: 6123381344
  • 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
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th St. S
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered after 5:00pm. Additional options include metered parking, the City Center Ramp and other area garages.
A word from Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Minneapolis
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
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
180 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (137)good for groups (110)fit for foodies (83)notable wine list (42)romantic (36)great for lunch (35)hot spot (35)neighborhood gem (13)kid-friendly (11)great for brunch (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fabulous as always
    2Hunnies
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We come to Fogo for special occasions couple of times per year we're never disappointed with the quality of service food and offerings. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never going back
    CeciroseVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a terrible experience. We were in a party of 6 and our reservation through open table was made with a week in advance. We waited 45 min for our table. The hostess was not helpful or accommodating, she basically said it was a Saturday and that wait is what you get on a Saturday! Why take reservation then!!!!! Our waiter was frantic and very rushed. He dropped a diet coke bottle on my husbands coat and did not even say sorry. He rushed to get another and kept running around in a hurry. Food is good but the service is so overwhelmed and impersonal. You feel all they want is for you to eat and get out as soon as possible.I will never go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Loved my experience. Surprisingly disappointed in the sides, but the meat, salad bar and drinks were awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Great as Usual!
    AmandaVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food at this restaurant is amazing! I have never been disappointed by selection and quality. This time we went during restaurant week, but honestly I didn't miss the filet minion, lamb chops, or ribeye (for $30/person). The service here is outstanding. The staff works as a team and there is never an instance when my water is not full or the sides are not being replenished. I was also impressed by the wait staff's knowledge of which items on the menu are gluten free. She was able to tell me which meats to avoid and what items on the salad bar. Because it was restaurant week I didn't get to have a dessert even though it was included because there were no gluten free options, but I honestly don't feel like I got cheated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As advertised
    dhogan8
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Fogo de Chao never disappoints. Make sure you're hungry, becaue the food is abundant and delicious. If you like cooked meat, this is the place for you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The service was spectacular and the food was even better!
    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.
  • Restaurant Week Fall 2014
    theprincessVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We really like Fogo! But they have omitted 4 of the 16 meat options because of restaurant week. and way down sized their desserts as well. We noticed this also during restaurant week in the spring of 2014.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • #MNRESTAURANTWEEK.COM
    getting2knowu
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I was hungry Goin in and so full when I left. That meat was tender cooked to perfection and seasoned with love
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plenty of food!
    Raya
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Fogo de Chao is a great restaurant! The prices are pretty high but well worth the quality of amount of food. I would definitely recommend not eating much before hand the day you are going there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • seating matters
    Loverslane
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We were seated in a more corner spot this time and we kept getting missed and the end of meats every rotation. They did not rotate the way they came out, so I found myself requesting meats way more than usual. I did end up with way too many side item replacements as well. I had like 8 pop over dishes before I told them to stop. There was only 5 of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    DatenightersVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was good, never waited for the meat, lots of selection. A bit too loud and too much activity to enjoy conversation. Overall enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CoachH
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    NOISY!! Frenetic. Difficult to talk at a table for 4. Good for people who like a LOT of meat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go hungry...
    jodiVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Fogo is expensive, but delicious. The "gauchos" bring skewers of perfectly-cooked meat to you including beef, chicken, pork and lamb, whenever you want them to. Their salad bar is gorgeous and available to order separately if you don't want meat. You get a few sides but the main focus is the meat. It is truly delicious. Kids 12 and under are half price and mine ordered brazillian soda pop ($4 each) and I had a glass of wine. Their wine list is huge and the wine cellar is a glassed in wall between the bar and the restaurant. The service is wonderful! They are very attentive, both with removing things (used plates) and replenishing things (beverages, plates, silverware). Make sure you're hungry when you get there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Skol
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    What a fantastic place to wine and dine. First time visitor and went with another couple and could not have been any happier. The service was outstanding. The food was everything a person dreams of right down to the Desert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but a lot of add ons
    DanS
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Haven't been here in a while but, as in the past, the food was great. Wonderful salad bar, good side dishes and outstanding meats. For someone who enjoys meat, its hard to beat the endless amount of good food. However, I was somewhat disappointed by the add ons, including $14 for a side of shrimp and TINY bottles of soda for $3 with no refills. Pretty crazy at this price point, particularly the sodas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Anna
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    If you love a good steak, you will love fogo de chao. It is by no means light on the budget but if you are seeking a special place to celebrate with delicious food and great service fogo de chao is a good choice. Their salad bar is worthy of being a meal on its own, as are the sides. So even a no meat eater can be happy here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was my first visit and it was not the greatest. They did not have 2 bottles of wine we ordered, the steak was mediocre, and the ribs were tough. The only saving grace was Jay, the manager, who came over to assist our waitress since she pressured us into trying to order a more expensive bottle of wine and couldn't bring us what we wanted. He gave us a more expensive bottle for a discounted price, personal attention and a free dessert. He was very generous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun time!
    Sansreazon
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was my second visit. Like before, the servers were attentive, the food was delicious, and the wine list was notable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    exceptional service!!!!!!!!!! Great Salad bar wonderful selection of entre
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $50 per person!!???
    Goldenputr
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband has been wanting to try Fogo.The best part of the evening was the fact that they could get us in earlier than our reservation. We usually like to have a drink before dinner in the bar, the bar is tiny and was packed. I am not a big 'buffet' diner which is basically what this is.Go to the 'salad bar' and fill yourself up with those items then they serve meat at the table.We continually received the same three meat options until I husband asked specifically for 3 other items.He did get two of them but we never did see the filet. The meat I had had good flavor but all of the beef was very fatty and not that good.If you are not a big eater like myself the $50 per person charge is a huge waste of money.Good place for the guys to dine.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Food was perfect. All of the meats and side dishes were excellent. It was however very busy and had to wait to be seated almost 30 minutes past our reservation. We were going to a concert so this left us with less time to eat. Staff was very friendly and helpful but again were very busy. Would recommend that if you are going before a concert or game that you get earlier reservations than you think you need.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is unbelievable
    Meatlovershangout
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    You never lack for service. The wait staff and gauchos work together to make sure your needs are met even when you are not sure what your needs might be (like more to drink in your glass or cheese popovers that are warm on your table). Excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat
    Boone121
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    If your a vegetarian stay at home. This is all meat baby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations don't matter!
    luveatingout
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Per usual, the food at Fogo was great. Rarely do we complain about the quality of food. What was very disappointing on this visit is that we had 8pm reservations and weren't seated until 8:45. I don't think we have ever been seated immediately upon arriving for our reservations at Fogo (usually about 15 min) but this most recent trip was the worst we have experienced. I understand it is hard to control how long people stay but perhaps they need to re-evaluate how they take reservations as this seems to be the norm and not the exception at Fogo.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was delicious. I love the tasting menu on Mondays
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meat coma never felt soooo good
    Eatsmeat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We booked with open table. We arrived on time the lovely staff sat us right away and the gordging began. It was carcus bliss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Food
    LPig
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Fogo is a fun experience anytime you go. It's especially fun for first timers. The meats are very tasty and well prepared. The service is extremely good and seems to continually improve. They want you to be happy. This is a fun date night or special occasion restaurant. They did not have Salmon on the salad bar this visit which is disappointing. Fogo needs a better vessel for the mashed potatoes as they get cold very quickly in the stainless dish. I recommend this restaurant for both food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This restaurant gives you the best of two worlds. A wonderful, eat all you can, salad bar and savory meat choices. You are not inundated with too much food. You control how much and gives you the choice of resting between adding more meat to your plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Royalty
    mskeno
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I always feel like a queen when dining at Fogo. The constant attention and fabulous service keeps me going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+ food- Service poor
    gammaetaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Second time at this restaurant. This experience was nothing like my first. Food is outstanding. It is a meat lovers paradise. Although we had reservations we were given a buzzer and told we had to wait 5 -10 minutes. 15 minutes later we were escorted to our table. My wife ordered simply grilled chicken breast and they were accommodating however she did not receive it until I finished my meal. First time was on a week night. This time was a Sunday night and they seemed overwhelmed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not for lunch
    ChefeffieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been to this restaurant a couple times before for dinner, which is why our adult son requested it specially for his birthday. The salad bar only option is appreciated. We did not appreciate the screaming small children! It was so distracting from the dining experience, and I couldn't help but think I wish I had gone elsewhere to spend my money. The manager was very understanding, however, they try to make everyone welcome to the restaraunt, and I understand that, but parents with very young children should get a baby sitter if their young children are not quiet during the lunch time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SPECIAL DINING EXPERIENCE!
    minnesotamom
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My family and I went to Fogo de Chao's last week for the first time. My son actually requested it for his birthday. It is a man's paradise with ten different meats (as much as you would like) and a remarkable salad bar to go with them. My son and husband were in heaven and loved this restaurant! The only drawback was the price...it is expensive; so, even though my husband and son would love to go regularly, this restaurant would be a special-event-only restaurant for most people. My daughter and I also thought that the meat was incredible; but neither of us are big meat eaters, so we enjoyed their unique salad bar. Overall, we thought it was a wonderful experience and will try to go back at least twice a year for the "boys."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the selection of meats!
    Megan
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It was an ease to get right into the salad bar (fantastic) and right down to the meat. Good luck getting much chicken or filet wrapped in bacon, I got 2. Other than that I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    couldEatMeat4ever
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    All of the wait staff are amicable and very friendly and the kitchen simply puts out some of the best product in the industry. The variation of meats, the doneness and spices are mouthwatering every time. I have been to Fogo de Chao on several occasions and the meals have been excellent every time. The buffet is excellent also- everything is still fresh towards the end of the evening. It's a but pricey, but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An extra special night
    Luv2Hudson
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The perfect place to take a good friend for his birthday...excellent salad bar, meat choices superb and a wait team that exceeded expectations. Extra steps to make the night special were taken by all who worked at Fogo...thanks for s great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Sparky
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fogo de Chao is just the greatest Brazilian restaurant, we can go wherever we want for Brazilian food but every time we agree that Fago de Chao is the best. Very Professional staff, very attentive, friendly, if you want a certain cut you just tell them they make sure you get it and always ask if you got what you wanted and if you want something else, even that the meat servers are running with the meat, but sometime you want something else, they always make sure that you as customer are happy. Valet Parking right in front of restaurant is great. starts at 5pm cost only $10, you can self park 2 blocks away for $11... so i think thats self explanatory where i park
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as last time
    AdelZ
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We eat here regularly. This time the meat was not yet ready and we frequently sat with empty plates waiting. Amongst our party were non meat eaters. The salad bar was good but could do with some new items. In the past they brought out sauces to go with the meat. They no longer do this and when we asked nothing happened even though the waiter said they would! The manager was nice and his personal service saved the day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meat Parade
    skinnyphoenix
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This place has some very awesome meat! And there is a lot of it. They come around quite often and you need to pace yourself. The meat is so tender and delicious. It is pretty expensive - but worth the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of meat
    Woody
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I enjoyed our first time at FDC. Everything was very good although no particular cut/selection rose to the outstanding level. Service was almost over the top (too much). IMHO value (for what they charge...) is not quite there. Good for a one time experience and maybe a second to introduce someone else, but it's not the sort of place I'd seek out to repeat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    DiscerningDiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everything at Fogo de Chao was absolutely lovely! We enjoy their salad bar immensely, especially my personal favorite the delicious smoked salmon. We also love their prosciutto, hearts of palm, baby swiss cheese wedges, asparagus spears and that wonderful basil dressing. Our favorite cuts of meat are the house special (Picanha) the Filet Mignon and their lamb chops are my absolute favorite meat choice of all. The service is equal to other fine steakhouses downtown, if not better! The manager knew exactly where we were sitting, and he came by several times to inquire about our meal and if there were any other cuts we would like to try. Most notable coffee. We ordered Creme Brulee for dessert and coffee, and it was utterly divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.