Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Austin

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Join us at Fogo de Chão Austin to celebrate the Southern Brazilian ranching heritage. We welcome guests on our elegant front porch complete with open flame rotisserie. The restaurant is conveniently located across from the Austin Convention Center and just blocks from the Capitol Building.
Fogo de Chão is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse (Churrascaria) that has been setting the standard in Brazil for the past 36 years. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill and carve tableside each of our cuts of meat like Picanha (signature sirloin), Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Fraldinha (Brazilian sirloin) Cordeiro (lamb) and more. In addition to the main dishes, enjoy our gourmet Market Table, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list. Guests can also choose to enjoy lighter seafood selections or enjoy the gourmet Market Table only option.
We also offer semiprivate and private areas that can accommodate parties up to 170.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast at Fogo. Indulge fire-roasted meats along with traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Dinner price all day.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with friends & family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1085 People Are Saying
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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Meat was way to salty, not everything that they offer was brought to us, kept bringing the same meat without rotating it, we had to ask for mashed potatoes & bread as well.

P
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. I think they over season the meat. Market table is great!

A decent deal with a discount coupon.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for our 5 year anniversary and the service was amazing as always.

T
Austin
32 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Granted we were there on a Saturday night, but the place was not fully loaded, as it has been some of the times we have been there. Yet it consistently took over 20 minutes for each drink order to arrive once placed, and the general level of service seemed to be lagging compared to past visits. The guys with the meat were right on the spot, the rest of the servers, particularly drinks from the bar, need much improvement. Nobody left hungry!

RH
Anchorage
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly welcome; attentive service from start to finish. Even though we were there fairly late in the evening, the selections of sides were fresh and a treat. Every single cut we opted for was quickly brought to our table with a smile plus offers to secure whatever we wanted. Many thanks for a lovely night out in Austin.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Great food and great staff!

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food selection

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fogo has the absolute best service out of any restaurant in Austin. The entire restaurant essentially waits on you hand and foot. And the meats are absolutely top notch. Truly a perfect dining experience.

T
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant!! I just wish we didn't have to spend extra money on valet because of their not being any parking.

NL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food is good, but I've had much tastier steak at the Fogos in Houston. The Picanha (my favorite there) was bland and prepared medium rare (even though we requested medium well). There was no bacon out, but I asked and the waiter was kind enough to bring a few leftover strips from the back. I also had the lobster and shrimp cocktail... $40 and not worth it; my lobster was tough and both it and the shrimp was bland and just tasted boiled.

NM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I've ever had. Best service too. Nice assistant manager came by to see if we were happy with our food. Waitress was outstanding and attentive. That Garlic Beef was just out of this world!!!!!!!

NW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were some of the best around. We had not eaten here as we thought it would be too expensive for the amount we could eat, but found that to not be so. Will definitely dine here again, this time bringing friends.

NN
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Felt like a cattle call. Started off with a reservation at 7. Got there at 6:55. Got seated at 7:15 even though two couples came in after us, didn’t seem to have a reservation and got seated immediately. Mixed up hostesses. Then the table we sat at was by the service station and seemed to be an after thought when it was put there. The only place worse would’ve been directly outside of the bathroom. We could hear all of the service comments and everyone feverishly running around as they were very busy. Now, being a person who works in the service industry and enjoys eating out quite a lot, I can overlook all of this so far. My main complaint is the food. The filet and ribeye we had seemed to be pieced together from trim. Gristle and not tasty at all. My plate had mostly trimmings on it. The sides were terrible. The mashed potatoes tasted like they were instant from a box. The caramelized bananas were exactly that. More of a dessert than a side. Wine list by the glass was weak. The salad bar was good. But honestly the salad bar shouldn’t be the highlight should it? We spent a considerable amount of money and didn’t see any value at all. I would much have preferred to enjoy a prime filet from a prime steakhouse and truly enjoy my meal. Which is exactly what we will be doing from now on. Thanks but no thanks Fogo. DONT GO!

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Had the special but the meat selection was limited

C
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! The customer service is so fast!! Food was rediculous awesome. Great wine amd worth it!! Unbelievable!!!! All the servers share all the tables so there is no pressure and protects the culture for the best customer experience! I highly recommend this place!! INVEST in this place and enjoy your family love or friend time with all!!!!! Great investment

LD
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We booked a reservation for our Wedding Anniversary. Usually when you book and mention a special event... the staff will at minimum acknowledge the Anniversary or Birthday event or Graduation.
This evening...the waiter had an anniversary sticky note attached to his finger. He kept trying to hide the sticky note but never acknowledged the reason we were there.
I saw Anniversary written on the note.

Management came by a few times and never acknowledged our Anniversary either.

This experience was less than stellar. Even though we have been at this location before, several times...we felt less than welcome this time.

I would like to talk with Management in more detail about what happened.
There are more details I am leaving out.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Maybe having issue with AC. We were sweating before our first plate. Many meats were cooked at a higher temperature than we were told.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks were fresh and delicious and the food amazing!

G
Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dinner at Fogo De Chao was among the top three dinners I can remember eating! The Austin Restaurant Week deal made it especially worth my money.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

I was upset that I had to wait 30 minutes past my reservation times before I was seated

EM
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great, they were very very busy! Our poor server was struggling to keep up at the end, but sure was trying!

E
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great as it should

DR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This was the third time at Fogo de Chao. I normally would give this a solid 5/5 stars, and did so for the last two times. This time however, the service was really crappy. Drinks would take forever to get after you ordered, and after one hour they started taking away the plates without asking if we were done. A bigger "time to leave" hint wasn't possible. But for the amount they charge I expect to take my time.
The previous times this wasn't the case so I hope it was a one-time error. It definitely wasn't becoming of a place that charges $60.

Also, they came by very regularly with the cheap meats (chicken etc) but the good ones were few and far between. The good meats (when they came) were great though, and the saladbar was amazing as always.

So i'll probably give them one more chance, but if the service doesnt improve its gonna be my last time.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went there for my Husbands birthday. Got there at 4pm. 1/2 the salad bar was missing, cause they were swapping stuff out. A lot of the meats weren’t ready. We were all pretty much done (full), but when you sit for a while they ask if you’re waiting on anything specific. My husband said yes, he wanted the filet mignon. They said no problem. 20 min later, and 2 more waiters asking the same question, he finally got it. The food tasted fine., just not worth the wait with the price of the meal & valet. In the end, I wish I had just taken him to Estancia.

MZ
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I've visited several times; this time the service was not as friendly as before. I asked, two or three times, for Lamb chops and one of the servers got a bit short with me. At the end we had 6 pieces of cheese bread left over and I asked if I could take them home. The server told me that he would bring some fresh bread, when I opened the bag at home it had only 4 pieces of bread!! We also had to ask for the sides, mashed potatoes, fried plantain etc were not as available as in the past. I guess your directive is towards saving money. For the price I paid for each person, I wasn't too happy. Don't know if I will be back.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cameron and Nick made sure my experience was wonderful, drink glass was full, made sure I had enough to eat. Christina stopped by to connect and made sure my service was impeccable. Enjoyed the $39 churrascaria experience and was treated with the same respect as a regular paying customer (sans premium meats). Nice recognize nice and my dining experience was wonderful!

E
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to many Fogo de Chao restaurants, in many cities. This Austin location provided me the best service of all of them. On top of that, the meat was fantastic and the Market Bar was fresh and the delicious.

SP
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

This was not the best experience that I have had at FOGO. We had a reservation that was for 7:15, we did not get seated until 7:45, Their was a reservation for 150 people at 6:45 that still had not shown up yet. I Understand that they and we had a reservation but do something for the guest that are waiting. We love this place but this was by far the worst experience we have ever had.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I have been to this location before and have enjoyed my dinner. This occasion, however, my wife and I were not very pleased. From the moment we sat down it seemed like the service was off. I asked for a specific cut numerous times and we seemed to have been forgotten, numerous times. We barely ate any of the cuts of meat available based on our choice of what we preferred. It seemed as if you weren’t willing to eat what they brought you and you requested something. They simply did not communicate with each other how to execute those requests. We were disappointed to say the least. I also noticed that the carpets, mainly by were the food runners were coming out was extremely dirty, saturated actually. Again, we’ve dined here before in past years and enjoyed it but this may have been our last time here unless they make some changes for sure. My bill was $165 and I tipped $35 equaling $200 that did NOT meet the value. I hope to see improvements for the hopes of other guest.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall it was an amazing experience. Second time being here and definitely coming back. The waters and waitresses are always checking on you making sure the meat you want is at your table. It was my boyfriends birthday and you always get worried that they will embarrass you by singing, not here. They give you a complimentary desert with excellent service.

M
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation for anniversary, showed up on time and was told there were no clean tables ready. Waited 5mins for them to clean table & seat us. Whoever was cleaning the tables wasn’t actually finished which was apparent by the way she hurriedly kicked food bits away from our table (and in the direction I was walking). I planned to pay for the entire dining experience despite a special they had going available upon request that excluded some cuts of meat, but even then there were at least 4 types of meat that were not brought to our table even once. When I requested lamb chops, I waited over 30 minutes for them and they were never brought out, even after the manager asked us if we needed anything during her rounds(which was the second time I requested lamb.) while waiting on lamb that never came, there were at least 2 waiters who asked if we needed anything (assuming they were trying to get us to leave as it was 30 minutes before close) all who I told I was good but just waiting on lamb. Not one of them bothered to go check on it to make sure it was being prepared. Why even ask then? What’s the point of coming here if you are going to get skimped out on all the good meats? The only things that were offered to us were Sirloin, Filet Mignon, Chicken Legs, and Chicken wrapped in Bacon. I could’ve made all that at home for less than $50. So much for a fancy Anniversary Dinner. Doubt we’ll be coming back again.

GT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is friendly and very attentive. The food was amazing .

AG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Meats were very juicy and tasteful just a bit too much fat on most. Overall, everything was delicious.

JI
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A little disappointed we were only offered 4 types of meat, then when we had eaten our desert they started bringing out all these different types of meat that we never were offered. So since it was our first visit we had no idea there were more??

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best dinning experience my wife and I have ever had.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

These restaurants should not I’ll be selling tables late if they are going to be shutting down and give a crappy service.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as
Always

JA
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing, and service was pretty awesome. Just one small speed bump, but we didn't let it slow us down. It was a great first visit.

SC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing about it was great! Great service, Great food.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful. They made my daughters 16th birthday extra special.

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