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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Minneapolis
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Minneapolis
  • Address:
    645 Hennepin Ave.
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown/North Loop
  • Cuisine:
    Brazilian Steakhouse
    Price: $50 and over

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Minneapolis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com
  • Phone: (612) 338-1344
  • 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
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Diner Reviews
  • "1st time at this restaurant. Food is awesome. Loud. Table designed for larger group. Table all rectangular. Feels a little like a military mess hall. Service was perfect. The variety of meat was great and all of the meat tasted wonderful."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "If you love meat this is the place for you to be. The salad bar really fresh and it help with compliment the all the meat that you will consume. Beware their is no pricing of the dinner so when you arrive be prepared spend some money. Very good place to treat yourself for a nice dinner night out to impress someone."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This particular day the service at Fogo was not just lackluster, it was downright disappointing. Typically we have a group of 8 or more, but this particular outing our group dropped to just four people and the level of service we received was pretty horrid. We tried to make the best of the lunch, but it was tough when attempting to wave down someone to bring us food (we had our markers on Green nearly the entire meal). The service staff, those taking drink orders and those there to ensure we get what we're after, just weren't too worried about our table. I can accept the fact that ours was one of the smaller tables in the area, but we're still spending our time and money to enjoy a (typically) wonderful Fogo lunch."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Fogo de Chao is a great place to celebrate whatever special occassion you have going on! Although it is very spendy, the food and service are great! I love the salad bar since it offers a wide variety and of course love trying all of the different meats that they hand carve at your table. The atmosphere is very energetic yet it feels warm and cozy."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I cannot say enough about how good the meat at Fogo is, so I would suggest that you go and experience the never ending supply of high end quality meats brought to your table. Tips to remember, if you like one cut over the others ask the staff to have it brought to you this is not rude, it actually helps everyone. Restaurant week the choice meats rib eye, Flays and Lamb chops have been removed, this is a huge let down since these are the cuts I go for, being that there are still a lot of good meats to choose from and you will not be disappointed with your visit."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The service is so good, and the way they go about serving is unique. I didn't know what meats I'd be interested in, so I had a little of everything. Everyone at my restaurant is very energetic, and made me feel like I was king of the world."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We decided to hit Fogo again on Restaurant week, which is always an amazing thing that the cities do. We took our parents there for their first time dinning, and they very much enjoyed it. The waitstaff was incredible, we were sitting a while before dessert because they forgot to put our order in, we didn't mind, we were sitting and chatting. They ended up giving us more dessert to bring home. It was a very kind gesture for an amazing place! I'm always happy and full when I leave Fogo."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "...and it was completely packed even when we left around 9:30 p.m on Sunday eve. Many large tables made the usual efficient service a little sluggish. That said, we weren't in a hurry and still enjoyed the experience but may consider elsewhere during next restaurant week in Twin Cities. My mother had never dined there and was impressed with the experience. New garlic beef was a hit with the table, and lamb leg was very mild."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We went there for resuarant week to take advantage of the pricing of $30 for dinner, and when we arrived we were informed that their best meet was not available for that price and if we wanted to have that we would have to pay the full price. Really? Way to honor Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine Restaurant Week. Would the restaurant that has such a great attendance lose in a week by making their customers happy? I guess management does not care about making us happy."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Disappointing change to restaurant week removes cuts of meat and desserts"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "A wonderful array at the salad bar!! Marvelous little rolls, and the meat never stops for those who are carnivores with huge appetites. It is overwhelming for those of us with petite appetites. The servers are fantastically caring and helpful. The seafood menu was very limiting, so for those who don't eat meat, the salad bar (which is huge) has to suffice."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "While the price keeps this restaurant a special occasion only place - the food is outstanding. It's a fun experience, to flip your card green - bring on the meat, or red - stop and let me digest. Consider that you likely won't need a meal the entire next day as part of the value. We had excellent service from our waitress, a nice chat with the manager, and courteous service from all of the servers running around with the meat skewers."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "With the salad bar and table-side meat service you can have an excellent meal in less than an hour - - even with a larger party. Wide variety of meat cuts will appeal to different tastes. Top sirloin cuts are especially flavorful."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great place for celebating special occassions, choice of meat is excellent, salad bar has variety of choices and overall service is excellent."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food is usually awesome and it's fine to fine dine once in awhile. This last time I went, my family and I had the worst service possible. The food was still good but just a horrible waitress who could care less about her tables."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We greatly enjoyed our visit to Fogo de Chao. The food was delicious (and plentiful) and the staff were wonderfully friendly and helpful!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had one guy cutting the meat for me that splashed the grease on my silk shirt and pretty dismissive about it as I slid my chair away from the table he didnt really seem to care either way. Had an accent, northern Scandinavian look and sound. Weak sides. The prime special or house special seemed to taste best as far as how it was marinated. Seemed like too much MSG in meats and you can tell by the thirst level after eating here so drop MSG. Expensive for what you get and would rather go to Capital Grill or Mannys for a good cut of beef for similar dollars. More of a party scene for a group. We have kids under 4 at the table next to us and a party of around 30 to 40 right behind us so incredibly noisy. Fogo Malbec was tasty."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Thanks for making my Birthday meal a wonderful experience. The food was really good. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This place is awesome. The meat was great. My favorite piece is the filet mignon."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The food and service is amazing. Fogo does it right. Definately my favorite go to for special occassions"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was everything I had heard it was and more. Our waiter was always there and we never had to wait for anything. The food was the greatest. There was nothing that I would say was not a 10. We had clean plates all the time and never asked for anything they just produced it before I even thought to ask for it."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "What an awesome place to dine out, great food great service , such a cool experience. Very pleased"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and the wine, but I think the salad bar is the best part for me. It balances out the overload of meat."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Took my father out for Father's Day, BEST MEAT WE HAVE EVER TASTED! You are waited on hand and foot. Service is absolutely amazing and food is to die for!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "If you are a carnivore and love juicy, flavorable meat, this restaurant is for you. Not only that, the fantastic salad bar is a meal in itself-delicious veggies, cheese, and more. The staff has been very attentive and friendly at each visit. We like how the management stops by the table to ask how things are going. It's a little crowded when walking around, with tables quite near each other, but it's livable."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "the service and the food were terrific! i'll definitely bring my group here again!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Had a fun and unusual experience. Superb salad bar and superb service"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Fogo with small children included (ages 8 months and almost 3). Service was stellar as it always is. Food was excellent although the choices of meats seemed fewer. My only dislike was the wine list which apparently was recently reformatted. I prefer wines listed by type not region so found it very difficult to find the wines I wanted. We have reservations for restaurant week but were told the menu will be different than in the past - less meats and no dessert included! May rethink our choice."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was a perfect destination for Father's Day. The good was exceptional, but the staff and service truly made this a memorable experience for the whole family."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to Fogo de Chao for Father's Day. Food was excellent. The choice cut meats and the salad and appetizer bar were very well prepared and also tasted divine. The service was outstanding. Everyone was attentive to our needs and they did not leave us waiting. We will definitely come back and savor the experience again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food is excellent on both selection and quality, top notch. The service is terrible if the restaurant is too busy. After we arrived, seated and drinks arrived but no one will bring food. They will all walk by but will not stop although the stop sign is visible!! Had to bring the issue to some one's attention before we were served any food. Totally unexpected and unacceptable considering the amount of $$$$ you spend."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was our 3rd or 4th time to Fogo de Chao Minneapolis. We like the Minneapolis restaurant better than the Chicago one because of the livelier atmosphere. The food is always delicious, especially the offerings of the salad bar, and the service is great."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "As ALWAYS - food and service were excellent. We have been here many times, and still love the unique dining experience. Definitely should make reservations, even for lunch."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My first experience at Fogo, was a regrettable one. My party was seated in a dead zone. The servers seemed to ignore our table. After speaking with the Manager about our experience, he encouraged us to come back. I am very glad we did. Service was 100% better! My wife and I were very satisfied with the food. The Salad bar was outstanding, and I cannot say enough about the choices of meat that were being served on a very steady basis. This time, when I turned a cut of meat down, they asked if I was waiting for a particular cut and then brought it!! We liked it so much, we purchased a gift certificate to give to my in-laws as a gift. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The salad bar is the best I have ever seen and the service is amazing. Absolutely fabulous experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We went to Fogo de Chao to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When I made the reservation I requested a quiet table, and we were seated at a nice table next to a divider wall so it felt a little more private. It was perfect. The food was amazing --- just like I remembered it! It was really great to get out for a grown up date night for the first time since our daughter was born. We especially enjoyed the garlic top sirloin --- it was amazing! I also couldn't get enough of the caramelized bananas! Another part of the meal that I had been looking forward to was the Brazilian limeade. What a refreshing way to cleanse your palate between bites!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food was excellent, enjoyed everything we tried! Was our first time going we were celebrating our anniversar, which we were asked if we were there for anything special. We took desert home, no room after all the amazing food, we weren't charged for our anniversary! The entire staff acknowledged us throughout our time there, I have never experienced such great service from so many in one establishment! I'm in customer service and only return and recommend if I'm impressed! Great job!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The salad bar is frankly the best I have ever seen, in variety and freshness. You can easily make a meal of it! The meat cuts are delicious and sizzling, and the service is really outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Fogo de Chao in Minneapolis was certainly up to the chain's billing. Great meats and the gauchos serving the large skewers. SERVICE was OUTSTANDING using a "team approach!" The manager and all the servers were attending to EACH AND EVERY TABLE. VERY nice wine selection which apparently local laws allow you to take any undrunk bottle home with you--so don't hesitate to order wine by the bottle. Enjoyable evening, for sure."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Four $50 per person, you can eat a very nice meal at a lot of restaurants. I'd rather have one really nice type of steak at Murray's than eat the meat smorgasbord here. We had an annoying waitress. When I asked her to recommend one of three wines in the $40 per bottle range, she tried to upsell me to a $100 per bottle wine. I told her we were on a budget and again asked for a recommendation between the three wines. Again she tried to upsell me to a different wine without answering my question. In frustration, I picked one of the three choices myself. That finally shut her up."
    Dined on 5/25/2014