Fogo de Chao - Chicago

4.4
2917 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao is the leading Brazilian steakhouse specializing in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Please join us on our patio, or bring the Fogo Experience to you with Fogo To-Go, Butcher Shop or Catering for Pick-Up or Contactless Delivery. Visit www.fogo.com to make a reservation or place an order.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2917 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great dining experience considering the circumstances going on with the shut down. Heated tent for the outside dining, amazing and friendly service from waiters/ waitresses and phenomenal food! Can’t wait to go back when the restaurant is fully open!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The no alcohol thing was unexpected and I was expecting cocktails. Also a lot of the salad bar options weren’t available and we weren’t getting a whole variety of meats it was the same guys repeatedly but the food was amazing as always.

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AlexS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our anniversary, we had a lot of fun and the food was really tasty

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing Fogo for your special celebration, Alex! We love to read that we met your expectations. We hope to celebrate more occasions with you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Carlos was awesome at that place, great service and food. Even though due to Covid we had to be in a Tent..

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for this review! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. We hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They did such a great job with what they have

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your gracious comments! We look forward to earning your 5-stars.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I had guess we all for well done steak and kept getting rare steak and cold food my first experience there was horrible!!!!! No wine also charging you for water unbelievable

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded 3 days ago

We never want a guest to describe their experience with us in such a manner. Our team hopes you award us a second chance in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Not a good type of meal to eat in a tent. Way to many people crowded in at entrance. Tent could of used more ventilation for safety as well.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded 3 days ago

We appreciate your feedback! Thank you for stopping by, and please visit us once again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very amazing and we all got nice n full 💯

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the feedback! We greatly appreciate the 5 star review, and we hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!!!

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on January 14, 2021

We're thrilled that you received good food and service at your visit. Our team would love to have you back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!
Little chilly due to weather!
Sad no wine sales:(
However food and service was amazing!🥰

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on January 12, 2021

It makes us very happy to know you enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back.

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vipGlaucia
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect ! Food and staff are awesome, we love it, our favorite restaurant.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded a day ago

We're happy to be your favorite, Glaucia! We appreciate you taking a moment to leave a review and hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The experience was nicer then expected, especially due to covid. Only thing thing I didn’t like is they don’t serve liquor and the bathroom is across the street.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Reservation was for 9:00, we were seated at 8:50 because we were early 😳 we were served as soon as we sat down and it was amazing from start to finish. they ran out of sprite, which is totally not a big deal at all, but they insisted we have a dessert on them for it. And they even made the very best of the “outside dining” under the tent situation due to covid restrictions. All in all amazing place!! Will definitely come back next time we are in Chicago.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you for this incredible review! At Fogo, our goal is to wow you from the moment you walk through our doors and to hear that we accomplished this is outstanding. Sending you Fogo love from the whole Chicago team. We hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just me chilling solo I loved it tho

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on January 11, 2021

We appreciate the review! Hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food tasted so Smokey since it was cooked outside in a tent. We were in the corner and we kept getting overlooked for meat. We had to flag people down to request meat.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on January 12, 2021

We are sorry to hear that your service wasn't as attentive as it should've been, as you deserve the best service. Our team truly hopes you choose us in the future, as we are sure we can earn your 5-stars.

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RochelleB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

With the changes due to the pandemic, restaurant should update website to the short menu. I had to order the Experience when I only wanted Lamb Chops.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice, very consistent will go again

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded a day ago

Cheers to you,! Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We appreciate your continued support, and we look forward to serving you again!

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MayaM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Due to corona they do not service alcohol and any type of sides or salad bar it’s in a very crowded tent with terrible service every 2 minutes someone is coming up to your table offering the same meat over and over again. Worst dining experience I have ever had. They charge the same price even though they don’t offer even half of what they normally would.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on January 12, 2021

Maya, we're sorry to hear you describe this visit as the worst dining experience you've had, as your opinion of us means the most. It is our hope that you award us a second chance in the future, as we would love to earn your 5-stars.

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LizzettM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mil birthday food was good

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us, Lizzett! We greatly appreciate the 5 star review, and hope to serve you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

It was good just hard to hear, was really noisy

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on January 15, 2021

We're sorry for the noise, as we always want to deliver an enjoyable visit. Please stop by in the future, as we're sure we can deliver a calmer vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience3

Covid has impacted the full Fogo experience. Luckily I have been prior to covid) but I went this week & didn't really enjoy my meal. All of the meat was prepared "well" & over cooked. I looked forward to their specialty drink the Caprihini & they unfortunately were not serving liquor outdoors due to the city's order(liquor license). My side dishes were not good either. My bread was hard & cold, my mashed potatoes were cooked in water, lack flavor & were simply limp. I understand it has been really hard for some restaurants as they are trying to stay afloat during COVID but the experience is just not the same under the tent.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on January 8, 2021

We're sorry to read of your experience with us, as we always want our guests to be impressed. Thank you for the feedback, and we hope your next visit is up to the Fogo standard. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food isn’t the same anymore!

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on January 6, 2021

We're sorry you feel such a way, as we love to prepare you cuts that will meet your satisfaction. Please visit us again, as we'd love to earn your 5-stars.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of COVID we had to eat outside in a tent but it made no difference! Everything thing was nothing short then amazing. Between the staffing food and ambiance I can’t choose everything 5 star ! Thank u Carlos

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thanks so much! We're glad our Chicago team could brighten your day. We hope to serve you again!

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vipFrequentFogoCustomer
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spotless caring service and delicious food as usual.

Except that during this time the staff are putting twice more effort to be able to keep up the same great promise of high quality dining in Fogo De Chao.

I can't say enough how much I appreciate the passion for quality that manager Nasco and his crew are putting to their awesome service.

My only regret is seeing Fogo removing leg of lamb, my favorite cut of meat (and IMHO way better than lamb steak) from their offering. But I can't complain too much as long as they keep lamb chops.

In any case, for anyone who likes to see quality dining survives and flourishes this is the time to show our support and make a point that we the consumer, AKA demand side of the economy appreciate suppliers of the GOODNESS!

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you so much! Your praise and kind words truly mean so much. During these difficult times, guest feedback and support is everything for us - so thank you for taking a moment out of your day to let us know about your experience. We cannot wait to serve you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious all the meats 👌🏽

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lathac
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Birthday but they did nothing for it

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on January 4, 2021

Birthday celebrations should always be memorable, so please know we apologize for falling short. We hope you visit us in the future.

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vipRebeccag
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Christmas dinner

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you for celebrating with us, Rebecca! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Our waiter started off attentive but didn’t check on us after we were given the food. We later found out that he was serving the other side of the restaurant. We didn’t understand why he sat us on the opposite side that he was servicing.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on December 30, 2020

We understand your disappointment, as you should always receive attentive service. It is our hope that you visit us down the line, as we'd love to make this up to you.

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johnny
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

we had a reserved table for 7 people. we were not told that we cannot sent at one table. Part of my kids had to set on a seperate table. Also, there were unable to serve wine. the menu was limited due to the current situation. we try to support the resturant, but we expect little better for the price we paid. otherwise, God bless you for what you guys go through at this time. good luck

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Services was good but food was slow

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on December 29, 2020

Your review is appreciated, as our team is open to looking for ways to improve for our guests. Please stop by in the future.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I was very disappointed. We were seated right away. And greeted by Mike our server/point person. He stated that he was the one that would take care of us. As we began to receive our food, Mike was nowhere to be found. Throughout our entire dining experience, no dedicated server. Orphan diners. We had to randomly ask different servers for items while other tables had a dedicated point person. At the end, I asked for our server and they said he was assigned to a different area. This was done with no notice. We were not informed and no other server was assigned to our table. Made for a terrible dining experience.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on December 29, 2020

Stephen, we never want to disappoint our guests, so this is troubling to hear. When you are ready, please visit us again, as we'd love to make this up to you.

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goela9
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service isn’t as good anymore as it used to be, not that it’s bad but it used to be a lot better.

*This part isn’t a complaint* My last visit was a birthday lunch with my girl, we usually dine at Fogo on her birthday as it’s one of her favourites. It was the first time that she wasn’t served a birthday dessert. This isn’t an issue but was a bit odd as we’ve been spoilt by the usual standards of this place but that’s probably down to the impact of Covid.
Food was excellent as always so that gets a mention as well.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on December 29, 2020

While we're happy to hear your meal was to your liking, we're disheartened to hear our service fell short. It is our hope you visit us down the line, as we're sure we can earn your complete satisfaction.

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LakeciaJ
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Food wasn’t good, service was mediocre.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on December 23, 2020

It is truly disappointing to read that you didn't have a positive experience. We believe our guests deserve top-notch food and service, and it's our sincere hope that you'll consider giving us another opportunity to provide you with this in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Comida horrible , sucio todo y música muy fuerte

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on December 22, 2020

Nos disculpamos por esta experiencia, ya que siempre queremos superar las expectativas de nuestros huéspedes. Esperamos que nos vuelva a intentar, ya que nos encantaría recuperar su apoyo en otra visita.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Not the same taste also they are so slow really bad service

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on December 28, 2020

We can assure you that our taste is just the same as ever, so it's concerning to hear you feel otherwise. Please allow us the chance to work towards your complete satisfaction, as we hope you decide to visit us again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Great food, all the staffs are great!
But they’re not serving liquors.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on December 21, 2020

We appreciate the feedback! Thank you so much for visiting Fogo de Chao Chicago!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for putting up the tent!!!!

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipLak6300
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so glad Fogo called to let me know they had a huge heated tent (in their parking lot) for "outdoor dining. I wouldn't have known. So fun going and eating some of my favorites. Miss the Red/Green (stop/go) markers, since the meat was coming too fast at the beginning. But overall a great experience given today's environment.

I was still hesitant going, but saw how spaced out the tables are and the tent has some open seams for air to escape, but also plenty of heat sources. Didn't need to eat with coats on either! Bathrooms were back in the main restaurant, but no problem.

We had at least 6-7 freshly grilled meats. Servers came by to show/serve part of the "Market station" items. The traditional sides (brazilian bread, plantains, polenta, garlic mashed potatoes) were provided/refreshed often. Great dessert after and great holiday music. There's an Xmas tree inside too.

Definitely plan to go again! Thanks Fogo!

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded 15 hours ago

Wow! Thank you so much for this extraordinary review. Our goal at Fogo is to go above and beyond in making our guests feel like family. From service to atmosphere to cuisine. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to detail this out. We look forward to serving you again!

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Nessa
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely not the same as indoor service. Music was too loud, and keep hearing notification sounds from what ever phone device was connected to speakers. No alcohol served only water and soft drinks. Food was not the same much less tasted any better. There is no buffet. I would wait till all of this Covid-19 is over with to visit again, if I ever do. Not worth the experience, we were all very disappointed.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on December 14, 2020

Nessa, we never want a guest to leave disappointed, so we're saddened by the details of your experience. It is our hope that you award us another chance down the line.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Servers had no idea about meat temperature. Food was not well seasoned and was very undercooked medium rare was black and blue while medium was rare. Very bad experience. They are not serving alcohol which they fail to mention on their website, as they advertise the “vast wine selection”.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on December 11, 2020

We are terribly concerned to hear this, as we love to prepare our cuts to the best of our ability. We hope this doesn't keep you from visiting us in the future.

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FAQs

Fogo de Chao - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 932-9330.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago is rated 4.4 stars by 2917 OpenTable diners.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fogodechao.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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