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

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Rosemont Details

  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "It was a great restaurant, with great food and service."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great food, service and people. Must try if you are in the area!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food and service was great! Definitely would recommend to others"
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food and the service were both quite excellent"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a wonderful Father's Day dinner. The staff was awesome and pleasant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "WoW ! Meat overload. A Carnivors dream come true . None stop and tasty ..... Gimme more!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Although the concept is good, food quality and variety was poor. Service from wait staff was slow."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Perfectly cooked and cut meats with good sides. Not recommended for vegetarians. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I thought it was way too overpriced for servings of meat...and more meat....and more meat. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "A bit overpowering. Prep and presentation was very good, just too much food...and the tempo was a bit fast. Next time I'll control the pace of eating better and slow down. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Prepare to experience a meal like no other. Non stop meat and seasoned to absolute perfection. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I expected the food to be better. The creme brûlée was delicious though. Very pricey. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Meat was served hot. Chicken bacon wrapped very dry. Salad bar a little congested with plates and hot scalloped potatoes to one side of it. Didn't make much sense. No order to the salad bar and everyone was on top of each other. Not real pleased with sides brought to table which both times were generally cold. We were in a corner table and felt forgotten"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This restaurant was amazing!!!I enjoyed the food and the waitstaff.."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Overall a very nice experience with respect to the food. The service was at times a bit slow but seeing as it was Mother's day, they were crowded so you would expect some delays. Food was awesome as usual! Thanks."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went to Celebrate my sister being Cancer free and her birthday, had a great time and the food was wonderful. My only complaint is the size and price of the sodas and tea, not even a full 16 oz. for $3, and no refills."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "At times you could not find a meat server and other times they were in a swarm."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Awesome service! Great food. Drinks are a little pricey."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Outstanding place for groups! Very good food and service. Recomend to every age groups. It is a business spot too! My boss was so impressed with the service. :)"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I've been twice now and enjoyed both occasions! First time I sat in a corner far far away, second time we sat in the center of the action and not far from the kitchen and I recommend that! Food comes to you first and comes to you very hot. Meat cutters and servers are so attentive. Our waitress was a little MIA and THREE other servers asked us if we needed anything. Everyone's eyes are on everyone and the manager came over twice just to say hi and make sure everything was great, which it was! Definitely recommend it!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Perhaps I was not in the right frame of mind for eating a ton of meat, but it just wasn't as good as I remembered from past trips. This was my first trip to the Rosemont location, so maybe the downtown location is just a bit better? One nice thing is that kids under 7 are free. It's expensive, so that certainly helped to ease the pain :)"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Reserved a table. got a horrible seat in back very busy"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food is good but you better be a real meat lover or this is not the place for you. There is a lovely salad bar, with a variety of vegetables, salmon and shrimp, and you are welcome to visit it as frequently as you want. The restaurant is rather noisy when there is a full crowd and if you want a quiet conversation you might be better off in the bar. The service was excellent. The wait staff was very accommodating and we never had to wait for anything. We went for a mini family reunion with 6 adults and 3 children. Everyone seemed to find something they really liked, including one member of our party who is a vegan. I'm not a big beef eater but the beef I tried was delicious and there were other choices, such as chicken, lamb and pork."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Fogo de Chao and it was quite an experience. The food was awesome and the wait staff was outstanding!!! We celebrated our anniversary there and received a delicious dessert compliments of the restaurant. It was so much fun and we definitely recommend this restaurant!!!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014