Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Rosemont
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Rosemont

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Rosemont

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com/
  • Phone: (847) 678-7200
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm.
  • 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, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Balmoral Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Rosemont
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 - Rosemont reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (72)good for groups (69)fit for foodies (41)notable wine list (18)romantic (16)hot spot (16)kid-friendly (16)great for lunch (16)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)neighborhood gem (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • What is the point of a reservation?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I had a reservation and people walking off the street were getting sat first. It is so loud you can't talk. The salad bar is mobbed. never again and it is over priced!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Brazilian steakhouse near the Sevens CC
    pegausa
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I have been to several Fogo de Chaos in other cities, and I always enjoy them! This is a great restaurant to take a group to, especially if you don't know what people eat /like, which is what I did. The salad bar is extensive, and a non-meat eater would find plenty to satisfy him/ her there! I noticed there are now some fish/ seafood choices, which makes it even easier! The "gauchos" are everywhere and if your card is "green", you have choice after choice after choice of wonderful meats including beef, lamb, pork, and chicken coming to your table. Service is wonderful on all levels. There is no excuse for leaving hungry from this restaurant! I would recommned Fogo de Chao to anyone anytime! I also recommend making a reservation, and even doing that, you may wait a little while in the bar area, which is fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so GOod!
    Kaiser
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    For being a Brazilian Steak House, the meat was not very tasty or tender. All the choices had the same somewhat electric smell, probably from being kept in a proof box too long. None of the selections were much above room temperature. The salad bar was sad, the veggies dry and uninteresting. I have had better, tastier salads at Ponderosa Steakhouse! I am older, and enjoy dining out. My wife and I went there for our anniversary, and it was sadly disappointing. We would have had a much better meal at a local pub.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Moms 60th Surprise Dinner
    Farah
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Surprised my mom for her 60th birthday with close family of 15 people. Booked a room next door at the Aloft hotel and was walking distance. The reservation was made online and I reserved 2 confirmation phone calls. Very professional! Ambiance was great! Had an infant, 10 yr old and 13 yr old and it was infant/youth/teen friendly. The staff was very helpful. From putting our flowers in water to the great hospitality and service... We had a wonderful time!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Here's the Beef
    Frenchharlotte
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Perfectly cooked luscious cuts of beef and best leg of lamb. Salad bar is upscale with huge asparagus, hearts of palm and a wheel of parmigiano reggiano - very fresh and clean. All the servers work together and they are very accommodating, changing your plate, asking if you've had everything, refilling wine glasses, opening the table to give our party of four more room at the table. Pricey cocktails but well crafted capirinhas and they bring a bar cart around for after dinner drinks. Good alternative to more expensive steakhouses if you need a beef fix.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such an amazing staff and food!
    REVIVEDVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This was our second visit to Fogo de Chao, Rosemont, IL. After our first review we recieved a call from the Manager and gift cards welcomining us back. We decided to give FdC another try. We enjoyed the food and the ambiance. The staff is very polite and courteous & the food is delicious. We knew there was a side to the experience that we missed at our initial visit. We were right; the management AND staff were attentive. We were seated in an area where there wasn't loud parties next to us. We were able to enjoy our date night and have a converstaion without yelling or being inturrupted. THANK YOU FOGO DE CHAO ROSEMONT!! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good place if you like meat
    moonVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    This was my second time here. When I visit Chicago for work, I stop by this place with my teammates. The service is fantastic, and the food is tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stuffed
    Espino1982
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great place to take that special someone . Great customer service everyone is very friendly . Amazing salad bar.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attention to detail
    MeatLuvr
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The staff were EXCELLENT! Beyond expectation. Would highly recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls1stweekendVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My family and I enjoyed the dinner, ambiance and service. The only negative I have is there was a family with 5 small children sitting behind us and they let the kids do and act however they wanted. Someone should have told the parents to control them better or maybe set a designated area in the restaurant for families with small children. Don't get me wrong I have my own kids (now adults) but I taught them how to behave when we went out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brazils Best
    BigRed
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Food is fantastic. Salad bar is a gem in itself. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    scooter
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Fogo is always a great place to go . This one has a great location , close to Ohare, the High end shopping outlet mall. Serice is great , manager was all over the place making sure everything was fine . Lots of meat .. salad bar is awesome! Bring back the blue cheese dressing !Been a longtime with out it . never knew a steak place not to have Blu cheese ..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • repeatoffender
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Only if you like plate after plate of delicious red meat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Aelissaw
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We enjoyed everything there. The host was great, he was very understanding of special requests. Despite one of the guys going around with an attitude, out of everyone else, it good place to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr. Robert R. Keberlein
    fogoaficionado
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Always excellent and fresh food. One member of our party is a vegan and she always enjoys the salad bar. Service is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    SimplySweet
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Very small dining room. Had to ask for certain meats never saw beef ribs till done with meal. Had to explain we wanted sauces for meat. Mashed potatoes and polenta sticks were always cold. Most meats had no flavor dry chicken. Forgot about bday on reservation and also on e coupon they sent . Valet parking high. Salad bar had few choices. White wine Sangria and Crème brulee were good! Try to get you to subliminally tip high starting at an 18% suggestion. Asked for a bag for bones to take for dog and was refused. Saw another table with a bag said only doggie bags were for unfinished desserts. Go to Chama Gaucha in the west burbs for the best churrasceria experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service was ok. Meat was bland except for the house special. Ribs were dry, chicken dry and meats were over cooked and bland, no flavor. Would rather save money and go to Morton's steak house or Gibsons and get a great tasting steak.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing Dining Experience
    PandaBlossum57VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    When we arrived we we had a reservation, but we were seated in a room that was off the main dining room. Our waitress was absent most of the time we were there and when she did show up acted like she was being bothered having to wait on us. The salad bar looked like it had been picked over. The entire experience made me wonder what all the hype was all about. Needless to say we won't be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Gr8t place to dine
    Gr8food
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Celebrated or 12th anniversary great time was given a desert on the house excellent staf very attentive
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Cat2377
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food and drinks and great atmosphere ! Love the bacon wrappen chicken and filet
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food/Excellent Service
    MillarLyons
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was excellent and the meats were perfectly prepared!! The service was even better. The entire Fogo de Chao team was amazing. Our dinner was a little pricey, but well worth the money. We spent about $100 per person (which included an appetizer, bottle of wine, and cocktails). We will definately go back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    FredeatsVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I have eaten at many Fogo de Chao locations and this was probably the best. It is still not my favorite churrascaria by far, but a passable example of the experience. The meats here were well-prepared and plentiful, which is why I give high marks for the food. The salad/side dish bar was just OK - there were important items missing from the selection, and the presentation was sub-par. The atmosphere is big but not too loud. Our service was very attentive, which made the evening feel more like a fine dining experience instead of a tourist trap. Note that the contracted valet service requires payment in advance of $10 and couldn't care less about you beyond that. They were efficient, but didn't even hold a door open or say good evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice dinner
    Imintrigued
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Everything was delicious and my clients really enjoyed the experience. The only thing that was disappointing was that our group was seated 15-20 minutes past the time of our reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat lover's paradise
    zerocarb
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Very busy even on a Tuesday night, many big groups so definitely not a quiet romantic spot. The meat is delicious, but getting some of the cuts proved challenging, we had to ask for the lamb at least 3 times before it arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but weak service
    ZZ12345
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Food was excellent; however, we were at a table of 3 and seemed to be skipped most of the time because we were not a large table. If you are in a large group, every meat stops at your table; however, when you have a small table, they neglect you. Additionally, you do not have an "official" server. So if you need a drink or anything else, you just have to hope one of them decides to come by or flag one of them down. At one point, we had 3 servers come to our table asking if we needed anything in a 5 minute period. Then when we actually needed something, no one came by for 20 minutes, until we flagged one down. For $50 per person, I expect much better service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very satisfied
    tnoah1e
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We chose Fogo de Chao to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. It's definitely pricier than we would normally choose, but for a special occasion it was fine. Everything was delicious, from the salad bar to the unlimited sides to each and every cut of meat we tried. My husband's favorite was the alcatara (top sirloin) while mine was the leg of lamb. The filet was excellent as well and both of our second favorites. The servers were very attentive and friendly, and the wine list was very good. We also split a dessert (the papaya cream with creme de cassis, at the recommendation of one of the servers, and it was delicious as well. It was on the louder side in the dining room, but nowhere near unbearable. We both give it an A+!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Aelissaw
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had such great time, food was great, service was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brazilian Steakhouse.
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The salad bar has so many good things on it, try to just take a little so u dont fill up. The servers walk around with all different types of meats a cut u slices of any that u wish. They giv u a paper that has all the types they have if you didnt see one just ask and they will get it to you fast. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer
    REVIVEDVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I make arrangements for our clients to dine at Fogo de Chao all over the country. I was thinking about hosting a corporate dinner here. I tried it out with my husband for the first time on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The experience wasn't what I expected. We were put at a table for two but we were so far apart that we couldn't have a conversation without being loud. The tables around us were closer to us than we were to each other, which made for a not so good experience. Also, I only had the salad bar and we were charged full price for the dinner; $97 for the both of us. We are up in the air about visiting again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Mike
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went for a special occasion. Meal and service were great. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Although the various cuts were well seasoned, this is an overpriced experience
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  • great salad bar
    chicocheryl
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    went with my family for lunch. everyone had the salad bar and it was fantastic. everything is so fresh and tasty. loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beef & Beef
    panchito
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great beef !! Wonderful service ! Yummy bananas!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    MVSchVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I loved this restaurant! The salad bar and meat selections were vast and delicious! I have to say tho, I think my favorite part was the side dishes and the "rolls". Pricey but worth it for a special treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • meat overload
    Matt
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The concept of an eat-all-you-can of meat which they bring to your table non-stop. There is a very good salad bar but didn't go to that. The lamb chop and sirloin and rib eye were cooked very well. For dessert had the tres leches cake and port which went well together. Very attentive wait staff made the experience much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good option in the Rosemont area
    businesstraveler
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The restaurant is rather small, but the service is as good as in the other restaurants of the chain. As far as I know it is the only Brazilian rodizio in the area and it saves you the long trip to down town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for groups/special occasions
    DiscriminateDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This Brazilian Steakhouse offer a fabulous salas bar and a wide variety of meats served tableside. The wine list is reasonably priced. The service is great and it can be a lot of fun for small groups (6-8). Off larger groups you're seated at long tables and will not be able to talk to everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    MannyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was 10 yrs since we ate at Fogo De Chao. It was very disappointing. All the different cuts of meat were basically the same over seasoned and not very tender. The best part of the meal was the salad bar.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Brazilian steakhouse!
    Chicagolover
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I took my daughter and a friend here recently while in Rosemont. the waitstaff was absolutely amazing, and the meat was delicious. We especially enjoyed the little bread rolls and the salad bar. I am recommending it to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Food and Service
    honeymooners
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My wife and I were immediately seated and a server explained the system to us. We were impressed by the salad bar; it had wide-ranging, high - quality selections. Once the cuts of meat started coming, we were nearly overwhelmed. Each cut was full of flavor and cooked exactly to our liking. The only cut my wife and I didn't care for was the lamb T - bone, merely a preference on our part. The service was beyond compare. They made us feel valued and welcomed. They encouraged us to stay as long as we wished and enjoy their delicious meats. When we could handle no more our server brought us a complimentary mango ice cream to aid our digestion. We will, without a doubt, be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.