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
116 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (82)good for groups (61)fit for foodies (46)notable wine list (27)great for lunch (25)romantic (24)hot spot (21)kid-friendly (15)neighborhood gem (8)great for brunch (7)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Amazing
    MVSch
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A great place for a romantic evening. Super choices of food, great service, and romantic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great fun! Great service
    Ligan26
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Not one bad thing to say about fogo! Service was awesome and drinks were great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    mlc002
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything and I mean everything was topnotch!!! One of a kind dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but sobpar service.
    MeatLuvr
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was wonderful. Service was not attentive and rude at times. Lacks the ambience of downtown restaurants like Brazaz
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something to experience... Once
    CBanner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I'll keep this short and sweet. My experience at Fogo De Chao can be summed up as loosely controlled chaos. The noise level in the dining room was off the charts, the salad bar was well, a salad bar, and the masses of diners and "gauchos" constantly swarming around the table made for a very un-relaxing evening. I loved the filet and the signature Fogo steak but I honestly felt a little cheated as I am certain there is no way I ate enough food to justify the hefty price tag. I would say it is definitely an experience, but and experience I personally only care to have once.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Untimely entrance
    HungaryfromgigharborVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    It took 28 minutes after our reservation time to get seated. We arrived 10 minutes early. Not acceptable. All else was excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for meat lovers
    DBRW
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    If you like steak, this place is great. Parking is weird, though, so call ahead.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Special Occasions
    Bearsfan
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is not an every night or week kinda place. To much meat! But it is a great place for a special occasion. The staff was very friendly and we could talk easily, not noisy. Not cheap by any means, but a good value given the quality of offerings.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    chilebravo
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This location is new but I'm familiar with FOGO from other locations is Chicago. This FOGO location is top notch. Great dining experience and the servers are very attentive. Even surprised my wife and I with an Anniversary dessert
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Low Energy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We love Fogo and have been to many locations around the country….this location fell short on service. We spent a lot of time with an empty plate waiting for gauchos. The quality of the food was great, as expected.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for business lunch
    JUan
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We really enjoyed the service and the quality of he food. I was concerned of the potential interruptions but we did not have them. The meat was great..
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely night
    stepdep
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    It was a great restaurant, with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great food, service and people. Must try if you are in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service never stopped!
    Mccloud122VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Definitely hit my expectation level in service and quality of food. Great place for lunch. Servers would ask if you wanted a particular item and ensure you get that item from their menu. Food was delightful and lots to enjoy with all you can eat. Celebrated our anniversary there and they complimented a dessert. Very nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    Kenn
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    They had our reservations and we had great service. Everyone is very helpful, the place is organized and plenty of salad bar and meats. Considering it is a buffet things can get out of hand. However, the staff did a wonderful job of maintaining order. This makes your lunch or dinning experience very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TERRIBLE
    foodiechickVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Been to several Fogo's across the country and typically enjoy them, but this one was terrible IMHO. The $14 drink was subpar, all the meat except for pork ribs was very bland and over cooked. The gauchos didn't go to all tables so you had to continuously ask for certain meats to rotate over. The salad bar items were good, but for the money I won't go back. I'd rather hit Capital Grille or Ruth's Chris for a quality steak that's seasoned and cooked to perfection for a few more bucks.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place, Staff ok
    TRose
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was decent, lacks the consistency, taste that you will find other Brazilian places. There was one waiter who was awesome, compared to the other waiters that were ok. Slow at getting choices of meat at times which seems to be a reoccurring theme at Fogo since I've been to several of them in multiple East Coast, Midwest locations. Would I go again, probably not. For Chicago choices, there are a couple better ones.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jesscaVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Comparing this to our experience at other Brazilian steakhouses we gave it 3 stars based on the food. Some of the meats we had were very chewy and tough but they had good seasoning. The salad bar was okay. This is definitely a chain restaurant so as long as you go in with that expectation you should enjoy yourself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meat cooked too long
    reservations4dinnerVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I continually asked for rare meat and the gauchos served me meat that was cooked medium. Whether they couldn't see it in the dimly lit restaurant or it cooked more on the skewers on the way from the kitchen to the table it should not have been so difficult to get meat cooked rare. However I commented on this to the manager and she stepped up. I was very pleased with how the manager stepped up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The ambiance at this location is a little bit gloomy. The finishings (furniture, fixtures, walls, etc.) definitely are not as nice as their other locations. The food was good, however I expected better. I normally consider Fogo 1st out of the Brazilian steak houses then Texas de Brazil 2nd. My initial rsvp was at Texas' in Woodfield but then I decided to try out Fogo at Rosemont. I should've stuck with my first choice. We were seated right away and made it through our meal pretty quickly within about 45 mins. Then they got busy and definitely couldn't keep track of the various tables. Long story short... it took another 45 mins to get a cup of coffee and pay our bill. I got a bit annoying that we skipped dessert.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and good service
    Windchill1kVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was good and served at a decent pace. It was a very busy Friday night so thankfully I had used open table. Service was good for as busy as they were. Had to wait for wine and cocktails a couple of times as the bar was behind the pace. Open table says the prices are $30 and up. Kids are $25 and Adults are $50. Spouse and one child with drinks and dinner came to $200. Not a cheap date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Fogo
    CmartDiner
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I love this restaurant. The team service is impeccable because you never have to wait for "your" server. Anyone on staff will get you anything you need with a smile. My friend had a red wine & wanted another glass, but couldn't remember specifically what she ordered. Someone completely different from our original server found out behind the scenes which red she had & quickly brought a refill. The lunch is a great value, the Brazilian martini is divine, and from salad to the last morsel of meat you can manage, the food is delicious. Plus you get a nice little chocolate instead of a run of the mill mint on your way out. It's a nice perk since they probably know you won't have room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Brian
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food and service was great! Definitely would recommend to others
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Sosa
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    In the two hours we were there dinning,we weren't able to figure out who our server was. One greeted us, a second took our wine selection order. No one came back to ask if we needed anything. A second glass of wine was never offered. We had to wait 15 minutes after finishing our dinner to have yet a third server asks us if we cared for dessert. The place was loud, not romantic and seem none of the servers even knew which tables were they serving on. By the end on our dinner, a busboy was the one bringing our check. Overall, I wouldn't reccomend Fogo de Chao. We've dine at other Brazillian Restaurants such as Texas de Brazil, Chama Guancha and Brazilian Express and all of these other restaurants surpass Fogo de Chao by far.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and the service were both quite excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    hrcubsgirl
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I brought my dad here for father's day and he absolutely loved it. The salad bar has good choices and the endless mash potatoes, fried plantains was amazing. The cuts of meat were so soft and delicious. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too kid-friendly, too casual
    aurora16
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I was expecting the same ambiance from the one in dowtown. Not so in this location. Space was tight and the clientele was different. If you want a nice, comfortable romantic experience, then go to the downtown location. If you want a rowdy, tight and children-crying atmosphere, then this is the place to go. Don't be surprised to see some people dressed in tights or pants hanging low in this restaurant, too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Father's Day
    yrive
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a wonderful Father's Day dinner. The staff was awesome and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    FoodudeVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    WoW ! Meat overload. A Carnivors dream come true . None stop and tasty ..... Gimme more!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Although the concept is good, food quality and variety was poor. Service from wait staff was slow.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Fogo was an excellent choice. The salad bar is incredible, far from your average and could be a meal in itself. Several gauchos comes to your table when you flip your card to green and they stop on red. There were 16 different cuts of meat. I had the Chilean Seabass with a mango fruit topping and grilled asparagus. The caramel cheesecake was mouthwatering. You have several servers. Joe was very nice and Michele was really good. I couldn't help to notice how smart, attentive and conscience she was. The gaucho dropped a slice of meat and from across the room she came over and picked it up. We tried their signature cocktails and had a really good Malbec there. Mimi is a wonderful, efficient hard working host with sweet, bubbly personality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This was our first visit to Fog de Chao. Oh my gosh! What an excellent salad bar. I was in heaven! Such a great variety of foods. Then the meats...they were all fantastic! The wait staff was excellent, very polite and they made sure all of us were satisfied and content. It was a great time had by all in my party. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Selection, selecetion
    chicagoh
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    While I do enjoy a different selection of different meats being brought to your table and allowing yourself to reap the benefits of such things - I was not exactly enjoying the meats. If you're a picky eater when it comes to having a certain meat [mostly steak] a certain way, or a certain temperature within said meat [medium rare, medium, well done, etc.] then I wouldn't quite recommend this establishment for your behalf. The atmosphere is nice, the service beyond great but the food... not so much. But that's my opinion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet