Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Chicago

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Join us at Fogo de Chão® Chicago located in the River North area. Guests are welcomed by our signature blue tower, containing an authentic churrasco allowing guests to experience the original process of cooking Brazilian meat over an open fire.
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 228.
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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 2591 People Are Saying
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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Friendly staff, great food!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

This is the third Brazilian steak house I have been to and it was very crowded. I asked for a corner table or one along the wall and was told it was possible, I even showed up early and we got seated in middle of room. The servers rarely got the right slice as I requested medium or medium rare and got well done. Wasn't much at the bar and they even give you the option to eat the bar only food. The shrimp was good but the guy who offered it didn't say how much extra it would be. 30 dollars for 6 shrimp. On website they show anniversary dishes, I made sure to mention purpose on app and while there was never offered to even buy any special desserts. Overall it was a bad visit and would not recommend for any special events.

MT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual never a disappointment. Excellent service & outstanding variety of food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Marathon celebration

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Chicago marathon celebration

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience ! Loved it !! So clean & food is awesome ! Valmor was Great made the experience fun, great service. Enjoyed it all !!!

RS
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove from Green Bay, WI to Chicago, almost a 4 hour drive, for a day-date ending with dinner at Fogo. The head waiter was so kind and personable. The rest of the staff was equally as kind and attentive. Our water glasses never got below 3/4 full, seconds on drinks before we could ask, we never had a dirty plate at our table...they were right on top of things. We used a coupon and had a little bit of a problem with the coupon working, but the manager rectified it immediately, without fuss or concern. Before that even happened we had told them how far we had come for our date and they gave us a complementary Creme Brulé that was absolutely wonderful and had “Welcome to Chicago!” written in raspberry sauce on the serving plate. Everyone was so gracious and kind. It was the first time my boyfriend had ever been there and they went above and beyond. They are pricey, but the experience is totally worth it and the food is just the best!

MA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific, as usual. Dessert was on the house for my son’s birthday. Wait staff were attentive and personable.

j
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Although I think the price is fair. the selection of meats was not what I expected.. seems like they tried to push the cheap meats more like chicken and pork.. I actually had to request many times what I wanted and even to the point that I told them to forget my request.

UG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Meat was hot and tasty and servers were always nearby.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Light are new led style but cold. Kills the ambiance of great restaurant

EP
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Spend your money at Texas de Brazil. The service is polite and accommodating, but unfortunately, it can't mask the taste of the food. The cold bar is nothing special. The only seasoning on the grey meat that comes to your table is....salt. Not salt, SALT. And I got news for you, that soup isn't broccoli cheddar, but no one could tell us what it was. Best part of the meal? Manchego cheese to go with the wine bringing out its floral notes and the bread on the table.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service and food. I got the meat sweats

OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and a great experience for everyone in my party

DT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and tasty meat. good salad bar too. fair value

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really love Fogo de Chao is one of our favorite spot for food and drinks we couldn't be happier today was great experience , we felt very welcome specially for Estefania , she was always pending on us , Efrain asking us if we were fine with our food and alway pending about us if we were ready for our next cut of meat thank you for the beef ribs they were delicious ! and course Edgar like always you're the best seriously THANK YOU GUYS !!! See ya soon !!

OT
Montreal
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Nothing the higher end restaurant and best ambiance, but the meats are very good and service is super efficient.

JT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Attentive service and a fun evening. Good food.

DB
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great and always an energetic ambiance is this place. Reservations on the other hand was more of a suggestion. Had a 7:30 reservation for 5 and was placed on the wait list upon arriving and waited 40 min for a table. Reservations beware!!!!!

GD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a group of 16 for my Birthday and the experience was amazing. Food was great and service was even better.

Estefania made sure she took care of everything!

AB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The drinks were expensive

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday— no special treatmenr

BS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING food. Nothing disappointing at all. Even the salad was delicious

S
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been going to Fogo for a few years now, and I feel like there are changes to the environment that interfere with the overall experience that have nothing to do with the staff or the quality of the food:

The lighting is whiter and brighter than it used to be. The ambience doesn't feel as intimate as it used to, and it feels more like a diner. Switching back to yellow light would help with that.

The new menu items feels like a bald attempt to get more money from us. The reason I go to Fogo is to experience a variety of meats. If I wanted just one cut, I'd go somewhere else.

The experience during payment really cheapens the experience. I'm not an employee of Fogo, and I'm not trained on your software. I shouldn't be spending the end of my meal figuring out how to pay you, especially at the prices you're charging. It interrupts the conversation and ends the evening on a vulgar note.

OT
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service ever best food as well

MM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I think Fogo de Chao is losing its touch. Downsizing on that amazing salad bar was not a good idea. The servers were not too friendly and slow. I waited too long to get some lamb chops (over an hour to make a round to my table), by the time they came around me for the first time, I was done eating and to top it off, the meat was a bit too dry. I will be visiting one of their other locations soon, hoping that I'll have a better experience, otherwise, I don't think I will be visiting Fogo again. Disappointed.

k
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our waiter was terrible. Not friendly at all, as soon as we decided not to get alcohol, he completely ignored us. Everyone else though, the workers that bring out the meat, the bus boys, the people who bring out the sides, the managers, all very nice. Just a very arrogant waiter that I was not fond of at all.

AS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Although we made a reservation we still waited 45 minutes for our table. Hostess was fairly rude to everyone. Service and food were grea

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

My wife and I love this place. We come here all the time for special occasions.

M
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Best churrasceria out of brasil.
Fair Price-son under 12...half Price
Unfortunately no draft Beer

OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fiancée’s birthday this evening. It was a wonderful time as always.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fogo continues to be my restaurant of choice for business meetings with colleagues and clients. The service today was again exceptional! I’m always blown away by their delicious salad bar variety as a great start to my meal. The main course options were delicious - I highly recommend their lamb chops and filet! Another successful client lunch!

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Amazing as usual. They have the very best service and it is a great place to entertain clients. So much variety for everyone. They literally cater to every need. The chocolate Brazilian cake is amazing. 5 stars all around!!!!

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Everyone was so nice and attentive! The food it great, the best BBQ in town!Highly recommended!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible service ....the meats came over or under cooked.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

If you’re a fan of all you can eat, this is a great place. $50+ per person, which isn’t cheap. But someone can literally pig out and get a great value. The beef was fabulous but the chicken breast was dry to the point of inedible. The hot bar seems like a waste of time. The salad bar is magnificent, with selections you won’t see anywhere else. The atmosphere is a bit noisy and touristy. Attire of the patrons not what you’d expect in a ‘white tablecloth’ restaurant. I doubt many locals eat there. And the gaucho attire of the servers is a bit hokey for my taste. Plus, there was a guy walking around with a tray of mimosas, not serving them to anyone. Advertising? We were there to use a large gift card my husband got for a work anniversary and easily killed $150 with only one beer, and dessert. Valet parking can be avoided, since there’s a pay lot directly across the street on Erie.

j
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Now I'm a little biased because I've been to Fogo a good number of times over the years. The table service/clearing is decent now, but it used to be impeccable, with everything being refreshed and cleared before you even realized you wanted it done. Back in the day they couldn't stand to see a crumb on your table - it was scooped up without you even being quite sure what transpired. Granted, tonight was the busiest I've ever witnessed, so that could be part of the less than ideal service.
The bathrooms could still use updated vacant/occupied handles, which I've suggested in the past. But it's not Fogo's fault that grown women don't know how to lock their stall when they go in. However, Fogo can and should check the restrooms for paper towel stock regularly. We had to resort to using the Kleenex on the counters. When running a promo, different stop/go markers should be used, so people are not tempted with a meat they cannot have. We got so confused. No one remembers the list of can vs. can't have mid-meal. If you come over with something that looks scrumptious and offer it, I'm saying yes. I loved the addition of the grilled cheese with honey and pork with pineapple platters. That cheese though....yaassss.
Last but not least, waiting nearly 20 minutes when I had a reservation was a bit frustrating. As many reviewers say, "what's the point of the reservation if I'm not seated when I requested?" Overall, this visit was good. Not the magic of previous visits, but still a solid choice.

s
Chicago
193 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Four of us came for a nice evening. Been at other locations and is usually good. Waiter was overwhelmed, finally got drinks. Time to eat ???? Not here !
Did NOT order discount menu. Food was barely brought out, ( got 3 servings total) one was cold!
Obviously a bad nite! Very disappointing 😌

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visiting the downtown location... very very good!

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