Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

4.8
2369 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Known for outstanding service, the authentic “churrascaria” offers more than 12 flavorful cuts of meat including lamb, pork, chicken and beef on skewers carved table side by gauchos. In addition to several cuts of meat, the continuous service includes a trip to the fresh and bountiful salad bar followed by a basket of traditional, mouthwatering pao de queijo (cheese bread). Fried plantains, buttery garlic mashed potatoes and fried polenta are served family style. An excellent, extensive wine list and authentic Brazilian cocktails complement the unlimited fare.

At our restaurant we are proud to bring you all the tradition behind the unique and original Brazilian way of serving meat. Food doesn’t stop arriving until you’ve had enough. Whether it’s a cocktail reception, class reunion, corporate picnic, magnificent wedding reception, or any occasion we can create a great event fueled by our passion for perfection.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Brazilian Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday 5:00pm -10:00pm Dinner, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(630) 324-6002
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Butterfield
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2369 People Are Saying
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AL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have Celiac Disease and they knew my diet 100%, food was very good!

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GG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good with a good variety. Service was excellent but some of the carvers could not answer basic questions. The noise level was extremely high making it difficult to carry on a conversation. Overall, we enjoyed our experience.

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual service outstanding and the food.... WOW... the best!!!!

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HL
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chama Gaucha was recommended to us and it was worth it! Wait staff was superb! So attentive, water glasses never went empty and the food was absolutely amazing! Salad bar was equally amazing. Would definitely go back. Thanks for the special anniversary treat!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

When you come to the restaurant it has an off odor but overall it was excellent service as a didn’t had to asked please because they didn’t bring the meat after we turn green

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DD
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious tender and flavorful meats to fill you up! Amazing salad bar (try not to fill up! Unless you're just going to do the salad bar, in that case, GO NUTS!) Always a fun and scrumptious time!

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DG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We've been to pretty much all of the Brazilian steakhouse restaurants in the Chicago area. Chama Gaucha has declined over the years. The service was unbelievably inattentive. Begging for rolls and side dishes should not be part of the experience. No visible manager was probably at the heart of the service issues. The meats were dished out sparingly. In over an hour we only had 5 offered. The capper was that they were out of creme brulee. The next day I contacted them through their website with great detail on the problems we had and did not receive a reply. Fogo de Chao is much more consistent.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always superb service and exceptional cuisine.

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E
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. It was our first time there and we will surely return!

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply Fabulous!!....Outstanding even!!

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here service was awesome!

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is superb. The staff is warm, friendly, and make you feel like family. If I could give above a five star I would. The price is on par with a restaurant of this caliber, but the complementary valet service was unexpected.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was crack af. Best steak ever. Potato salad and chicken salad was crack asl too.

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DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extremely attentive service. Perfect place for carnivores. Our favorite meats were the filet mignon and the lamb chops but all the meats were great and cooked to our preferences. Salad bar was vast though we didn't take too much to save room for the meats. It was our anniversary so they gave us a free dessert, cheese cake, to share with "Happy Anniversary" written on the dish with chocolate syrup.

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g
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

the building lost power. the restaurant did not have back up power. meal cancelled.

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got the best service ever!!! Waiters were the best !!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much food and everything is excellent!

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GE
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

the service is in a way TOO attentive i.e. hovering! Leave the diners alone a bit to enjoy their meal.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Drinks are pricy though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was amazing!!!! Everything was great!!!! Definitely be back!!!!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, fantastic service as always!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service, great place to take your family and have a great time.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and superb service!

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LR
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Amazing food, ambience, and service made for a great time celebrating Father’s Day as well as my fathers birthday.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were out of this world! The variety of different meats were impressive and the flavor kept making want more and more. How can you resist over indulging when there's Filet, Sirloin and Ribs on the same plate! And that was the first round. Looking forward to going back, soon I hope...

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DT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beyond delicious. Staff was friendly & attentive. Discovered their Cheesecake with strawberries & whipped cream! The best cheesecake I've ever had. What a delightful lunch.

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CT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food . Way better than Fogo . The staff was friendly and attentive.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service!

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GV
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and the service was prompt and courteous. Not a bad thing to say.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to visit this restaurant the service is perfect everytime, only thing I would like is a little more variety on the salad bar.

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VD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, and excellent staff! The staff made sure that our party was well taking care off. The Sangria never ran low in any of our glasses. The great service and food will continue to bring me back for many more time throughout the year!

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l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, Great food. Nice size spread at the salad bar. The staff are always super polite.

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CR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, waiters were very accomodating especially with my children regarding requests. Service was quick, friendly staff.

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MB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous from the drink at the bar to the service and atmosphere. It wasn’t cheap but well worth the money. Service was attentive but not overdone and the food was outstanding! We enjoyed the salad bar immensely! The Sangria is refreshing and delicious. We had a great time and will be coming back.

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j
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food . No complaints

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GH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The meat was mostly excellent but some was a little too salty for my taste. The salad bar was good but fell short of the Fogo de Chao standard. Service was near perfect - my meat plate was never empty. Wine list was fine but not as extensive as I would have liked, especially in the red selections. Creme Brulee was decent but more custard-like than I prefer. Decaf coffee was barely drinkable. I've been to Fogo de Chao in Beverly Hills and Atlanta, and I'd rate those a notch above Chama Gaucha, but overall it was very solid if unexceptional.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The cost out weigh the value of the meal.

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TT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a few graduations and a birthday. The kids had never been before, the staff gave them the full experience. They kids loved it!

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