Fogo de Chao - 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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the experience and I will def come back! Loved the filet mignon wrapped in bacon and the mashed potatoes were amazing😍

N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

So overpriced. mediocre food. Don't waste your time and money

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location always treats you like you're important. I never felt like I needed to look for someone. It was a Saturday night-busy but still would ask me if I needed anything or a specific cut of meat. Food is of course delicious. I think it's worth every penny. They couldn't find a half empty water cup because it would be filled up, same with the other table finger foods. 10/10

MZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, kind people and they speak Spanish. Just be prepared with your pocket. Also you could take your children without charge.

RC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food but the service is unique, nobody can beat them on that department.

CN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food an excellent service.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food.

F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the perfect place to go for a celebration! As always, the food was delicious. The service was excellent! Beverages and sides replenished without us having to ask. We never ft rushed. Our waiter, Carlos, and all who assisted him were on point throughout. Also, I requested a special birthday dessert for my husband when I made the reservations - it was his 50th Birthday - and he was served a beautifully decorated creme brûlée without me reminding the staff.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service!

I
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Was at Fogo back in 2008 or 2009, it was amazing. Been wanting to return since, finally made it back and just wasn't as I remembered. NOT that the food was bad but just not anything special. 4 people to eat with 1 beer and 2 drinks for $350.00 food should be very memorable. Everyone in my group said food was OK.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always such a treat dinning here. Take a afternoon off and enjoy your time here.

MP
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The waiter and staff were superb and attentive. The restaurant is becoming dated and needs updating.

MC
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

not as good as it used to be - quality has gone down

W
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend brunch was relaxed and quiet, plus a little less money than dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I used to frequent Fogo de Chao 10 years ago. I brought my fiancé for a date nostalgically anticipating the experience I had in the past, but was disappointed tonight.The quality of the salad bar was sub par, the meat was very good although some cuts were super salty..... Everything was missing the sophistication it used to have. However the most puzzling thing to me was the restaurants use of ultra bright white daylight LED bulbs in the entire dining room.

I would like to say that the staff was very friendly and attentive to us and the overall experience was pleasant, it was just super disappointing after to many years to see how the restaurant has declined.

C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best service and amazing food, all of the personnel is great at making you feel like you are a king

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great experience. Plenty of good. It just keeps coming. You feel like your getting your money's worth

JR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

it was ok this time, our server was excellent, the salad bar was amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Fogo is always great. With the number of people seated and the number of workers, service is great especially on such a busy day

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I have been to several Fogo de Chao’s in the past and have always been pleased. This time wasn’t the case. The first server to help us out just wasn’t the best. We had to ask him to do everything for us. Such as clear plates from the table, refill our drinks (which came back wrong every time) and just seemed that he was hating his job at the moment. I get it that it was most likely one of the busiest nights but for the amount of money I spent on dinner I expect good quality service. The food was ok. Not the best I have had. Overall the vibes from the restaurant and the lack of service, it seemed like we were just at a Buffett which I’m not a fan of. Don’t think I will be visiting Fogo de Chao again

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was just ok.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a hard time getting meat service after the initial go around. Not fun to have to look around and wave down for service. Otherwise service was very good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service and the food delicious

TM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! Not our first time here but we had great service. Ordered a drink and it came quickly. Market Table food was really good, meats were great and we never had to wait. One meat server didn’t have medium rare which my husband likes, but promised to come back quickly with some and he did! Always had a clean plate and our waiter was very attentive. Will definitely return.

RM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food is good however the use of horrible LED lights throughout creates a “cafeteria” atmosphere with their blue color temperature lights. They should select better lights to create a higher class restaurant.

N
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

First of all, the manager did make things right. But this was a really bad night for us. The service of the variety of meats was very poor. We had to wait so many times to get different meats brought to our table, and even some of the same meats. The guys just kept avoiding our table so many times.

DM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced, meat service did not come out timely. Cheap meats came out often but not the better meats like lamp chops, filet, ribeye

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Nobody told us the water we were drinking would be $27. The waiter offered us still or sparkling, and we said still, assuming we’d get regular water. When we got our bill it said Mineral Water was ordered for $27, which is ridiculous. Nobody should have to pay that much for water. And for what it’s worth, the water didn’t even taste different from tap.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place food service everything was great.

SW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

it was a busy night and the restaurant was filled. we were seated once our party arrived which was close to our reservation time. at first many of the gaucho's passed us by but once our waiter came to see how things were going and we told him, things got much better.
we have visited both the Chicago and Rosemont locations and much prefer the Chicago location.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the servers were attentive to our table. You can tell that everyone works together to take care of the customer.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great location for our Christmas dinner

W
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Attentive servers, however variety was not there as I expected.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Food was okay but not not great and certainly not worth the money. The service was excellent. Not as upscale as other Brazilian steakhouses. We will not be returning.

PJ
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place for meat. Really enjoyed the salad bar too

GG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a special occasion place for us. We always tend to have a great experience from the food to the drinks to the atmosphere and hospitality. Great place - thank you.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING time!! Food and drinks OUTSTANDING! Great way to have spent our Christmas Eve dinner.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El mesero Carlos EXCELENTE !!!! Gracias !

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NR
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & consistently great food!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Just wasn't for me

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