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: 4082447001x
  • 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
157 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (100)good for groups (93)fit for foodies (71)hot spot (38)notable wine list (36)great for lunch (25)romantic (22)neighborhood gem (17)great for outdoor dining (16)kid-friendly (12)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (6)late-night find (6)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cant get enough of this spot
    LmaoVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I have been to Pampas 100 times both location of Espetus but none compare to FOGO! The service is unparalleled in the food industry at any style of dining. The quality and cuts of meat offered are the highest quality and make this spot the best of breed no doubt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meats but pricey
    none
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Nice addition of a Brazilian churrascaria to the San Jose dining scene. We were sitting outside so it was relatively quiet but inside was noisy. The meats were good and there was a lot of variety. The servers were coming by at a good pace so we were never without something in our plate. The salad bar was nice but we had just tiny bit of salad to leave room for the meats. We had caipirinha but at $15 a piece that was far more than expected. The main meal was also for $55 per person which is higher than what I would have expected to pay for the quality of the meats (good but not worth $55).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experiance
    OmegafltVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Excellent service and recommendations from the staff. Food was good and the experience for my friend (Who had never been to a Brazilian Steak house) was wonderful. Bit loud but overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious !!
    Jennifer
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This place was delicious ! On top of that, the service was great! Really no complaints at all. Come hungry!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A perfect evening!
    Gratitude
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I brought friends to the restaurant on Saturday. They too have found their new favorite restaurant!!! Perfection from start to finish. Thank you Helio, Jerry and the rest of your great team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    dineforfun
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great salad bar, great service & excellent food. We were immediately seated & given an overview of the menu. Variety of meats were available. Dessert was also great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner visit
    Jazzy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We took my son for his 28th. birthday to the new location, we enjoyed everything about this restaurant , the food, restaurant itself, and the service. The only minor issue was the location for our table, it was next to the kitchen and the servers were tagging my chair every time they enter or exit the kitchen. I brought my constructive criticism to the management and I hope they do something about it. I will defiantly visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor meat quality
    Tintin
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    All meats have the same taste: salty, fat and dry. Completely overpriced menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & service
    RonSJCVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food here is simply outstanding but you have to be a meat eater to truly appreciate the quality and variety of meats offered. The restaurant itself at this location is a bit boxy and under decorated for a high end establishment like this. The tables are fairly close together offering limited opportunity for private discussions. The prices are a bit on the high side especially for add-on items and salad-only meals. That said the service and food are first class.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great service, quality selection of salad bar, meats, alcohol and dessert. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place
    rokn1500VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fun energetic. Salad bar is great. Tons of meat. Appetizers are marginal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    mhaataja22
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fogo de Chao is one of my favorite places. I've been to several locations throughout the states. San Jose location has superb service, staff is very knowledgeable about the wine list, very fresh salad bar and the meats are prepared with perfection. Additionally, I tried the chicken hearts. I've had them at other places before and don't care for them. However, Fogo prepared them exceptionally well. So much that I actually liked them!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of meat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Came here with a party of 6-8 people. Our "servers" were great and on top of everything. If we requested a specific kind of meat, it was brought over almost immediately. The salad bar seemed a little smaller than other Fogo's we have been to around the country but we didn't mind that because we really only cared about the meat and wine! Definitely an experience, be prepared to feast and to be given way too many options to choose from! Don't forget to turn the card over when you need a break to breath and sip some wine! And definitely take it easy on the salad bar! No one in the party was disappointed and everyone got something they wanted to try. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bring a good appetite
    LuvGoodFood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The salad bar was great, I could have filled up on that alone. The beef was excellent, very tender and flavorful. My only complaint would be not much chicken options but to be fair we got full quickly so we didn't try everything. Next time I go I need to bring a good appetite ;) Oh yeah and it is pricey so eat up to get your money's worth. Just don't expect to eat anything for 24 hr after 'cause you will feel full for at least that long!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to my taste
    kbloodVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We found the meat to be over-done in some cases (particularly the over salty Parmesan pork) and just not that flavorful in all cases. The best things were the warm cheese puffs and the salad bar offerings (especially the smoked salmon). The service ranged from friendly to bothersome and (in one case/wine service) unpleasant. Overall, we felt rushed (in and out in exactly one hour) -- it was not the warm/relaxing environment we were expecting.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MeatVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    If you are a meat lover this is the place. All the meats were cooked perfectly and the servers were at your table within seconds of flipping that coaster... We all had a desert and it was not great. We found ants on two of the deserts and they were running around. So maybe a little ant problem in the back. In any case not that big of a deal. They comped our deserts due to this mishap!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic