Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Jose
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Jose

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Jose

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com/
  • Phone: (408) 244-7001
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Winchester Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Jose
Our first location in Northern California will be part of the Santana Row entertainment area. Fogo® will be a great complement to this vibrant shopping, dining, hotel and residential district, certain to be a regular spot for both visitors and locals alike.

The restaurant will showcase a beautiful dining room with seating for 250 guests, several private and semi-private dining areas, outdoor seating and lively bar. The interior of the restaurant will reflect a mixture of Northern California and Brazilian modern design.
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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Jose reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (96)good for groups (95)fit for foodies (79)notable wine list (41)hot spot (35)great for lunch (28)great for outdoor dining (23)romantic (20)neighborhood gem (19)kid-friendly (14)great for brunch (9)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (7)scenic view (2)Show More
  • A Change of Pace
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The servers were all very attentive, friendly, and informative. It was an interesting experience. Loved the salad bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awe-mazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    the meats were high quality, brought out quickly and cooked perfectly. the service was phenomenal, the wine, fantastic and the salad bar items perfectly paired with the meat. I will definitely be coming here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Good if you are a meat aficionado. Some of the dishes were too salty. it is a lot of food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant for meat lovers
    Nora
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Great salad bar, excellent meat choice, tasty side orders and nice wine list. I've been at this restaurant in Miami and Washington DC and this one does not fall behind the other two. A bit pricey but it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious! We went for my husbands birthday.
    MK91
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This is a lot of meat but the salad bar is a amazing. My daughter was home visiting from college for the weekend and loved it. You need to be hungry when you arrive because they constantly bring you meat! The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent value for meat-lovers
    Princess1784
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This place rocks! The meats are truly excellent, cooked any way you like them, brought to your table regularly and often, by knowledgeable servers. The salad bar is terrific too. Our entire party was happy and impressed, and two of us were Brazilian! Everyone at the restaurant was having a great time, laughing and talking with the energy produced by good food and wine. Go, go, go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food --- even for non-meat eaters!
    NorCalMom
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Took my husband and friends here to celebrate a new job. I do not eat meat. The food was fabulous. the service was great! The guys plates were NEVER empty. The servers were coming by non-stop with different types of meat to enjoy. I was nervous about what I'd eat, but it was not an issue. the salad bar is very impressive and expansive. There are MANY choices well beyond salad making basics. And the Sea Bass is OUTSTANDING. It was delicious. Seriously order it next time you go. Overall a lovely place to enjoy a special meal. With the best service I've had on Santana Row in a long time. P.s. --- I think it's because of the fixed price, but I did notice fewer children were around than is typical on Santana Row. As a mom of three young ones who pays for a sitter when we go out for a grown-up night, it was a nice break from the kiddos. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had a great time. Staff was friendly & the food - specially the fillet mignon - was really good. Start easy on the salad bar, the fried bananas and the pao de queijo; expect a lot of meat and it is a pity if you are already full before the churrascaria experience begins. Because you get so much food, I would recommend to go here for lunch or early dinner. Make a reservation! And don't forget to order a caipirosca...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun!
    Foodlover
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had a great time for our celebrating our son's 18th birthday! Service was amazing and food outstanding. Wish the dining experience lasted a little longer as food was instantly available at our table. Not a place for a long leisurely dinner but definitely a great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place to go for meat!
    Luvsgr8tfood
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The variety of meat was very good. I like my meat medium/medium rare and was given good portions of my faves. Loved the beef rib and filet mignon. When we wanted a specific meat, all we had to do was ask and the server with the meat would come to our table. The ambiance was nice and service was very good as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Beef & Perfect Service
    Lyle
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Best quality Beef I have had since being in the Midwest. Perfect attention to service and detail with a big smile. Come hungry it all you can eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unhealthy Choice
    Milton
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    All you can eat for high fixed price = poor value for money + gluttonous experience. Salad bar was excellent as were the steak cuts but the chicken, pork, lamb and sausage were overcooked and heavily spiced. Now that I've had the experience, I don't ever have to go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sooo delicious!
    Djburnz
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This is my third visit and still impressed with the steak and service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even better than Brazil
    dennis
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This place is amazing in Brazil, but we were surprised to find it's just as good in San Jose. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was excited, but let down
    MartinVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Service was way too slow and food cold. Roles were great, salad bar super, but let down by the cold meats and service. Sides were way too small as well for four people, basically, We did not get itl Corkage was outrageous and $35.00 is off the scale and prices compare to their other locations was much, much higher; even though they blamed it on Santana Row. Lame excuse!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive but worth it
    DrErnie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We took a friend of ours who is a huge steak aficionado, to make sure we got our money's worth -- and we did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous experience
    Faten
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fabulous experience, great staff make you feel special. Salad bar is exquisite and the meat is full of flavor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    applejaxVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Alright Brazilian steakhouse, we prefer Pampas in Palo Alto, the quality of the meat and salad bar is better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you love meat!!!
    QTani
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great looking place, great service and great meats! I only gave 4 stars for the "food" category. Thee side dishes were tasty, some better than other but I thought the selection was limited ONLY bcuz I went to Espetus Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse in SF & they had a larger selection of side dishes they were very good! However, I enjoy meats selection offered here at Fogo De Chao way more that Espetus Churrasaria. I would definitely go back but I think I would make this a "special ocassion" kind of place - it is pricey but definitely worth going. The bar was stylish and a great place for having a cocktail. The only downside is that the cocktails are expensive too - maybe not for Santana Row but they are pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun2dine
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Entertaining place to visit once but expensive for the level of experience that you receive, service spotty, food fair. Sides were only fair, i.e. the mashed potatoes were not mashed (contained large solid pieces of potatoes).
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    When I pay 54.00 per person and am not allowed to take left overs home that's bad. The waiter said they throw it away. I won't go back ever.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Salad Bar!
    serenity1631VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Very pricey for an average meal. Lots of meats to choose from but after a while it gets overwhelming. The salad bar, however, which comes with the meal, is wonderful!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experiance but..l
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had a fairly good experience. However, my only complaint was during dinner, as i was being served , the server accidently spilled a tray of blood all over me. He was very apologetic, and i realize accidents happen. However, i was expecting some sort of discount on my final check for the inconvenience. I couldn't go out after dinner as my clothes were ruined. I'm not one to ask for free stuff, but the offer would have been nice. I want to make it clear i'm not blaming the server. As i mentioned, accidents happen and i fully understand that. I just wish something was done/said by the GM or someone. It would have been nice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Taken Back...
    Gatsby
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Love Fogo.... I have been lucky enough to go to the one in Texas. I was thinking it would be elegant like that. I loved the food. It is just the hustle of the waiters rushing up to the table so fast and the noise level that made me give it a 3 star. I really feel bad to have to give it a 3. It was not the calming elegance I known it to be in the past.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Meat Lover's Paradise!
    jamie2001
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Love their fresh meat, including lamb chop, steak, and pork chop. All different flavors with seasoning and it's a meat lover's paradise. Service is phenomenal and will love to go there again and again. Highly recommend to all others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fun and a good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Come hungry. Food will come at you like a spider monkey so be ready. Definitely turn over your card to red so that you can enjoy the food while its hot otherwise you'll get inundated with the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    However, it was missing some major salad bar things that are found at other high end Brazilian restaurants like Espetus in San Franscisco. For the price at Santana Row, I would rather drive to Espetus.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No
    Awesome8
    Dined on 9/25/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    Summer2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Okay food very pricey need more seafood variety. Meat was very salty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice change of pace
    Phil
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is a great spot for some very good food served up in different way. Definitely a meat eaters paradise but don't overlook the high-end salad bar; you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a pleasure
    Dracos
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Been here three times, genuinely have enjoyed all three trips here. Definitely the brazilian bbq place to go in the bay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply Outstanding
    brontyman
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    If you are a meat lover this is your heaven! There are multiple selections of skewered chicken,beef, and pork. The servers make every effort at finding exactly the temperature of the cut you want. My wife is a medium well done person and each serving was exactly that. Try the salad bar because it will exceed any salad bar you've tried before. It is as exceptional as the meat servings. There are sides that come with meal and while great in their own right but the Brazilian cheese biscuits is something you will tell others about. This is a great meal! Run don't walk to try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Quality
    Moedavis
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food. The meat was outstanding. The drink prices are "Santana Row" high. Service was excellent. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was Terrible
    Kensington
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Requested side dish refills from three different waiters and never got the side dishes refilled. Spoke to the manager which was very apologetic and he said that he will speak to the three waiters and rectify the problem. Manager made it up to us for this lack of service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service & value!
    aVUonFood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've been several times to Fogo in Santana row. The service is fantastic, staff is v polite n charming. Salad bar has good options but we focus mostly on the meats. Good rotation of all their varieties. Your server will be happy to get more of what you like too. Use the parking garage next to restaurant. Cute bar with v good cocktails, wine list has lots of variety and isn't over priced, wide price range. My favorites are the cheese bread, garlic steak and top sirloin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    MikeSrVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Best addition to Santana Row in years!! Have love them in LA; glad to see them with a presence in NorCal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Francess
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went here with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday! We loved it! The salad bar is great! All wonderful selections and the carvers keep coming by to serve more at your plate! The service is fantastic! You definitely will not leave hungry. It is our new favorite place!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much Ado About...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had been looking forward to dining at Fogo de Chao's Santana Row location for some time now, perhaps before it opened for business because I had a wonderful experience at their Atlanta location. Unfortunately, not all of the food lived up to hype that was based on my fond memories. Instead of being big hits, the complimentary sides were definite misses for me. The cheese bread was airy and flavorless, the bland "garlic" mashed potatoes had not even a hint of garlic in them, and the bananas were just barely ok. The meat ranged from exquisite, such as the parmesan pork, to mediocre as some cuts of meat were under-seasoned to outright failure where the garlic rubbed steak had way too much fat and way too little meat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deliciousness
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Loved it first time. Loved it second time back. Food is fulfilling and staffers are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    JoseEnrique
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food and service was outstanding.....a little expensive but for special occasions is great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate