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.
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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (139)good for groups (106)fit for foodies (79)notable wine list (40)romantic (36)great for lunch (36)hot spot (27)neighborhood gem (13)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (7)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Reservations don't matter!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
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    • 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.
  • My daughter's birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were a group of four having reservations at 6:00. The time was perfect and the service was outstanding! The food choices can be over whelming only because everything looks great and you want to try it all! The waiting staff are all very helpful and very accommodating. The valet service is also great. Thank you for a very enjoyable fun evening!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    lisak
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I took my son to this restaurant for his 23rd birthday and we were not disappointed! Attentive service by a team server approach. Other reviewers raved about the salad bar, but I thought it was just OK. The selection of meat was amazing and our desserts were outstanding (complimentary dessert for the birthday boy).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!!
    davek
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Terrific food!! Salad bar fantastic, meats done just right.I'd go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    AuntBecky
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We took our 18-year old niece to celebrate her high school graduation and departure to college. She loved the experience - the food, the service, the selection, etc. What a great send off before ramen noodles in college!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday dinner
    pepper
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The service was great and the food very good and abundant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as past experiences
    carnivore51
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My favorite cut of meat at Fogo is the lamb chop. In the past I have described it as meat cotton candy. It would simply melt in your mouth. Sorry to say that this was not so on our last visit. The lamb chops and steaks were what I could make at home (nothing spectacular). Also the servers seem to have lost their enthusiasm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for lunch
    Ebguy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Barbeque meat brought to your table is a carnivores delight. Food was delicious, at first we did not know who our server was but that was quickly rectified. Great special occasion place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return . The salads were amazing. The Service was well-timed and friendly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • heaven for meat lovers!
    Samm
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I have been to several branches of this restaurant all over the US. I love their variety of meat, and the way serve it. Basically you can eat all you can, and it is heaven for meat lovers. Also they usually have a great salad bar, with several different items you can have. Unfortunately in our last visit, the salad bar was not that great. Seems like they have shorted their salad bar list (and we started at 12:00 pm, there is no question about running out of something). The other missing item was barbecued pineapple, which they used to serve after the main meal. Still I like it a lot, but I would hesitate to go there so often if they keep shorting the items.
    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.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Happy2beout
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It was a fun spot to go to celebrate our friends wedding anniversary. The salad bar was great, the Apple Salad was my favorite. The bacon wrapped chicken was the highlight of the meats followed closely by the house sirloin. The filet was scarce and over cooked and the pork ribs were dry, that was the only bummer about the dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Class Service!
    SaborLatino
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    From the finely prepared caipirinhasm the buffet, well preoared meats, flavorfull dishes, fine atmosohere, definitly rated a MUST come back place by me, my boyfriend and my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wednesday at Fogo
    tsms21146
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat Lovers
    MEATLOVER
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oddly disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leedy56484
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fogo
    g8steak
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time, and felt overwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cellinaVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was very good as always. the service was okay for that day but otherwise in general we had fun
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rest. Week
    MPLSTP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was restaurant week
    gardengirl
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    ...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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What A Joke!
    ellowivVIP
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    RUNK651
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Disappointing change to restaurant week removes cuts of meat and desserts
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Fogo
    LISA
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic