Fogo de Chao - 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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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very unique and different experience. It’s not an everyday dine-in restaurant but great for special occasions. The staff was great and food was up to par.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little before 9pm and the atmosphere was still a bit noisy for our taste. By 9:45 the restaurant started to clear and 10pm was when the ambiance really felt right.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and great service.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was Amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gr8 time we both loved it, we told them it was our anniversary and they gave us a free desert of our choice, then customized it to say “Happy Anniversary” in chocolate letters. Felt special for sure! :)

TC
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Have had better experiences in the past, service was a bit sporadic, gauchos stopped serving for a while, broke the rhythm of our dining experience.
For a moment or two, there was no staff making the rounds around the tables. Strange sensation of leaving the few tables that were occupied completely alone.

BS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our family's first time and it was absolutely perfect! We couldn't ask for a better dining experience. We will definitely be returning!

MB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointed in the variety of meat. We were offered sirloin in several different cuts. Had to ask for something different. On a website once we came back home it says tenderloin, ribeye, prime rib........ Alwo offered only 2 sides, potatoes or plantains. Not worth 60.00 per person. Will not be coming back.

P
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Staff are professional, prompt, polite & informative. Food is awesome with a huge fresh variety.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue for our part of 11. Casual atmosphere with excellent food and service.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Made Rez for nye and ended up leaving because two servers that were in charge of cutting the meat were rude. One snapped at my sister for not understanding when to use her tongs and the other took his meat knife and clacked it against my tongs when I didn’t understand him. Crazy.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top of the line food and service

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great. Meat eaters were not impressed with quality but presentation was nice. Salad bar and soup was good.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time for our first visit to Fogo de Chao. It was a great place to spend my husbands birthday and the staff was very attentive.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An experience unlike any other! Food was definitely super heavy (could only go a few times a year)

t
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food was excellent as usual. Wait and management staff were very attentive.

AM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The quality of meat here is much better than in other locations. Lamb and pork are excellent.

LC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fourth time dining at Fogo, but the first time on a major holiday. The food was impeccable, the service fantastic, and I was absolutely blown away by the crispy cheese with honey.

JE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food4service3ambience3

They separated our families, even after I called twice and was assured both times we would be seated together.

JT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We been Costumers and Make our Christmas Eve dinner at Fogo at different locations every year, this time everything was off!!

MH
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My main comment is that only mashed potatoes were offered as a hot side, all other veggies cold. Way overpriced for quality of meal. Service mediocre, seemed like not enough food was available for the size of the overall crowd.

JW
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Every year we go to Fogo de Chao Austin for our Christmas Eve Dinner. We look forward to this event every year and anticipate how yummy it is going to be weeks in advance. This year the ambience and service was great as usual. We always love the amazing salad bar. However, the meat options were at an all time low, with several attempts to provide chicken wings and sausage. We always love the parmesan crusted sirloin or the medallions and they never were served after several requests. I am not sure the value of the meal served and the flat rate cost of over $50 was worth it this time. I would go back for the salad bar only and skip the skewers!

B
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an absolutely AMAZING restaurant. Eating here isn’t just a meal - it’s an experience. This was my second visit, but my husbands first. We were celebrating his birthday. He was overjoyed at the variety of meats AND the experience of being able try so many different dishes. We will be back again and we WILL recommend those restaurant to others.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience4

Without anyone at the table ordering, chefs began to come around serving different types of meats. Assuming we all wanted what was called the “experience”. It all felt rushed, and people who wanted to try different plates weren’t able to because the waiter pretty much decided everyone’s meal. Although the food tasted great, the whole serving process was very unorganized and rushed. Not the best experience..

CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son said "Best Dinner EVER!" First class experience--thank you!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fuimos muy bien atendidos por los meseros
Nos tomamos fotos con las espadas y dieron muy voluntariosos

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NY
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a table of 8 enjoying a holiday lunch. Because of the season, there were several large tables that kept the gauchos running. The food was amazing.

AO
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Service was great, however, the food has been declining in quality and variety based on my last couple visits.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such wonderful friendly and attentive employees!!

CG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not a great experience. I hadn't been to a Fogo de Chao in years. I brought my team during our quarterly meeting. Not sure what I was expecting, but I was pretty disappointed. Ambiance was lacking and somewhat cheap looking. Meat was significantly under-cooked. Most cuts came out VERY rare. Too rare for most of us. Our requests for water refills went unanswered. Very disappointing.

JP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I have been various times to Fogo in Dallas and it’s always been a wonderful experience. On the day we dined at the Austin restaurant there was only one bartender which is poor planning from management. In addition there were various large parties so it took one hour to actually get an alcoholic beverage. In addition they seemed to be shortstaffed so the meat was not coming around as quickly as it normally does. Also there seemed to be less variety than what I’m used to from the one in Dallas. Given the price and the service I would not done there again.

DE
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I took my staff their while in town for a conference. They loved it.

V
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Well, food was delicious but the service was terrible. I made reservations for our 9 year anniversary and we were completely forgotten about all night.

I called to say we’d be a few minutes late and was told that was no problem at all. I arrive and check in and there was no “welcome in tonight!” or “thank you for joining us”-both hostesses just looked down at table. I explained I called earlier and one spoke in Spanish to the other about my lateness-yea, I understand Spanish, but fine-I let it go.

We specifically took an Uber to celebrate, however no one EVER came to take my drink order, but fine-I let it go.

Our sides never arrived to the table-we were 3 rounds in on the meats and I had to flag someone down and ask. Finally, 30 minutes later, they arrive.

Several people passed out table for a good 20 minutes as we sat there, clearly done, but we continued to get ignored.

I finally ask for the check and we are clearly not the priority. The check comes and I’m asked if we ever received anything (since it was our anniversary)-no. No one seemed to care or let us know anything was coming, so we left.

For $140, last nights service was pathetic.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my daughter’s college graduation with lots of family. Food was great, service was great, and it was very easy to please everyone’s palette. They even specially charred a piece of meat for my extremely picky father.... who clearly has faulty taste buds. Lol

TJ
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I believe they should take pointers from the SA restaurant. I have never had to chase down a drink refill or side refill... That was my only issue for the entire night.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely satisfied.

NJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had an Amazing Thanksgiving experience. Food was amazing and totally worth every penny.

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

M
Austin
34 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Pros
Our server was top notch. The manager came by a few times, asking if she needed to send anything else out for us. She was very pleasant. Food was good as usual. The rest of the serving team was very attentive, polite but not intrusive. The gauchos made a point to ask if we needed meats at certain temps.

Cons
Service was sporadic that evening. One of the waiter came by with a plate of cheese to serve with I believe honey. I asked what kind of cheese it was, he said Parm. The server very politely waited till he was away to inform us that it was mozzarella. Some of our favorite cuts of meat were a little tough. Our meal was the all inclusive pricing, we had to asked a few times for the ribs to be brought out. And they didn't bring out a rack and slice it in front of you, but a few pieces on a plate and dropped a couple for us. I understand not wanting to waste food, but I felt like we were paying to "beg" for food.

DJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The salad bar was fresh and delicious and the meat was amazing. It was very expensive for what we ate and drank but I would go back.

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