Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Chicago

4.3
2336 reviews
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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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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Celebrate Easter at Fogo, Sunday, April 21, from 11 am-9pm. From fire-roasted meats to Brazilian brunch recipes, there’s something for everyone. Dinner price all day.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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CA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Good food great service, but the updated decor and lighting has ruined the ambience.

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MC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and quality meal.
Our business party enjoy the evening a lot.

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SR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a overall an excellent experience. The one thing I wish we were given is a list of the available meat choices, once we were seated at the table. It made it difficult to choose wisely :-)

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KE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food! We appreciated the comped birthday dessert. Thank you, Quito!

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NK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This location isn’t as attentive or clean than the Fogo de Chao- Rosemont, IL. Plus everyone smelled like bud and that gave me a headache.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a great time, just me and my hunny eating. It was very very packed, so with that being said service was OK, could have been better. As soon as we got there I was told there was a 20-30 min wait after I had made a reservation. I questioned why there was going to be a wait if I made a reservation then the hostess found a spot for us. Other than that the food was great and coming out hot.

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Chicago
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

The board of health should have closed this place on 3/16. They had a problem with sewer backup. Both men and women bathrooms flooded. Then water began coming through by hostess stand and hostesses were standing in water. They had an employee try to mop up water by hostess stand which was futile. Never addressed water in bathrooms. Most unsanitary and should have closed the place until repaired. Place was packed with people slopping around un this. Disgusting!

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TG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

waited for a long time for our waiter to get our order (apparently he assumed that we are going to the salad bar and was there for the meat like everyone else) the meat selection was enough but not really interested in getting the chicken and sausages etc so we decided to get the sea bass instead. the fish was delicious, not a lot of option in the salad bar though. we had coffee afterwards with dessert and was asking for a refill of coffee that never came so we decided to pay the bill and left. the "supervisors" stopped at some table to asked if everything was okay - never stopped by our table. felt that it was over priced for the overall experience. also, felt rushed and unimportant so will not come back

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Normally Fogo is one of our favorite restaurants to visit and we go monthly or so to this location. On 3/16, we ended up leaving our reservation right as we were seated as the plumbing backed up in the bathrooms and foyers approaching our table in the front (I had no confidence that it wasn’t happening in the kitchen as well causing potential health issues). When we told the customer representative we were leaving due to the disgusting state of the situation, no apologies were provided. I have only had wonderful experiences at this location before in all aspects service/hospitality, cleanliness, management, but this most recent experience was very disheartening and a loss of time/travel costs. Reasonable people understand that some things are unable to be controlled (i.e. plumbing issues), but not apologizing/addressing it with your concerned customers doesn’t do you well in the long run.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Double birthday celebrations!

ONLY con was the men’s bathroom drains were backed up and overflowed into the lobby.

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O
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was wonderful, I will definitely be back the only issue was the price off the full experience. But other than that two thumbs up.

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TR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food, and unrivaled service.
We have not found a better dining experience anywhere. Fogos downtown Chicago is the best.

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HF
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is outstanding. Our waiter Fabian was very attentive. We absolutely love coming to this location.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Itwasawesome

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Fiancé’s Birthday Dinner and Our Monthly Date Night

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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for groups or date night. Lunch is a great value if you have some time. Also serves large business/ family gatherings as well. Or just go to the bar, drink and nibble. Best ever bar bites!

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Asked for lamb shops and had to wait for 30 mins and i was full by then

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GK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I have been to Fogo de Chao numerous times in the last two years and the only unpleasant part of the experience is the interaction at the host stand. Hostesses are usually unfriendly and their understanding of honoring someone's reservation is telling you to wait and disappear into the dining area and coming back 5 minutes later even when the restaurant is not very busy at all. Please do your homework and decide which table you will assign a reservation ahead of time. Other parts of the service are good.

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LL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The lunch special is a great deal. I had a note on my Open Table reservation requesting a quiet table, out of the traffic path. We were seated RIGHT next to the salad bar, meaning an endless parade of people and staff. The restaurant was not at all crowded. Service was good. Salad bar choices good, but a little plain. We'll give it another try--we were a bit rushed ourselves which might have influenced the experience.

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding.... Excellent Service, no wait due to reservation on Open Table. Service was excellent and food was great. Salad bar was good and price is reasonable for the quality of food. Only issue was it was very noisy.

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CR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!!! If you are a meat lover, greatest place on earth!!!

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K
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was excellent until waitress was removing plates from table and spilled sauce from the food that was on the plate

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m
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Well when I booked the table at Fogo !! I wrote was my wedding anniversary!! Sometimes they do a little special dessert design but this time they didn’t say anything not even congrats, maybe cause they were busy ! They even clean my table till I called one of the waitress to please clean and change plate !! This was I’m very disappointed of the service

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M
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a great experience the service was great the food was good and I will definitely recommend that you try it out for yourself 😊

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i
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Was there 10 years ago. Was pretty good

This time salad bar was soso

Meat came out very slow

Quality was ok.

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Kind of drab lighting that feels like a hotel lobby bar otherwise great.

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HG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got crowded and noisy. After awhile, I think they forgot about us.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 1ambience 4

Rosemont Restaurant was much better. I felt like i kept getting passed up when the steaks/meats were going by. At one point i waited nearly 10 minutes for the next offer. Would not come to this one again.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food & quick friendly service.

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AO
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

First of all the hostess gave our reservation to someone else and me and my girlfriend had to wait 20 min after our reservation to get a table but not only that one of the servers we had was really rude. That being said I wouldn't recommend anyone to go here. For the price of the food I expected better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They could have had more selection

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing ! Good food and great service !

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall was a good experience

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday/ monthly couples outing

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again I and my friend had a nice and comfortable night ,thanks to EDGAR and ARIADNE as always a great job for them! special occasion for my friend's birthday of wonder occasion!! Picanha is the best ! Hope see you again guys!! Thanks!!

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

Every thing so amazing.

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best restaurant I and my girlfriend went to in a while. The ambiance, vibe, staff, and the food was off the charts. If you are lucky to have a waiter named Valmor, you are in for exceptional service. He was charming, friendly kept a smile, and was above and beyond. They've also given us a free dinner promo for Valentine's Day! Wow. 5 stars!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 5

I really think they don’t like black people at fogo

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating at fogo de chao and I must say it was AWESOME will definitely be back again soon

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

I kept asking for steak sauce and BBQ sauce. I finally received the steak sauce. I never received the BBQ sauce. I have never been to a restaurant where I ask for a type of sauce to go with my food and never receive it.

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