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 2619 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food... we were 12 people celebrating several birthdays and they did not have any issue with the number of people highly recommend in this city... we had several issues in other restaurants trying to seat all group together.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Found it to be crowded, patrons an interesting lot...definitely not upscale as advertised..location meh...suggest always choose quality over quantity...meat- cut, temperature was hit or miss, would say lamb steak and filet ok but rest of meats either too salty or bland...salad bar wasn't bad...comparing to a great experience I had at Brazilian Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach SC w/quality meats, great atmosphere/service...will say however service here was excellent, very attentive..all in $224 for 2 with bottle of wine, next time Gibsons...

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go often and it’s always a pleasant experience but the service was extra attentive and the food was extra delicious today. Thank you!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it!
The salad buffet was fresh and offered a variety of veggies, salads etc
The cheese bread rolls are ah-mazing.

BW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time, my date had been before. I heard about how much food and the experience of getting the ‘full experience’ which we both did on this visit. What an incredibly delicious meal for the value!!! When we had our disk flipped we were served quite an array of meats each with unique tastings. We left very full in the best way!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The table for 7 was way to tight. Meat was slow to come around. Food was good

AP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Long wait times even with reservations.

TS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend Fogo de Chao to a friend. The environment is always clean, professionally operated, and the food is always well prepared. I will always go to this location! Exceptional!

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Our least favorite experience- very loud with too many tables on top of each other. Very casual compared to others- think fast food customers- Salad bar was tough: food everywhere, dirty, messy, picked over. Not impressed- Sat for 20 minutes or so before someone even came w/ meat..... long intervals of waiting in between (even though all of our cards were green). Manager asked a couple times if we’d like something brought over where we replied we haven’t had anything so bring over everything- Still waited. Experience was a lot of waiting, noisy, and like a Las Vegas buffet but with a 300$ price tag for 3 people. Save your money and go to an actual steak house. This was not worth it whatsoever.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday boy was very happy!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

It was overall the worst service we have had, the staff did work hard to fix the situation once I went to management. However I was disappointed that we did not get the hot rolls till end of meal, and meat was not circulating properly.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great but the tables were way too close together.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Great value provided through the Taste of Brazil option. However, there were ~10 groups waiting for a table at the time of our reservation so we were seated quite late. More importantly, the normally excellent steak options were overly salted to the point where they tasted more like a salt lick than steak - I could actually hear the crunch of salt crystals as I ate.

VE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food wasn't great for three price that you are paying

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great.

EH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience1

I was pretty disappointed from the dinner but should have expected that based on some of the reviews I read so it wasn't very alarming. The ambiance wasn't great for a date night/birthday celebration and the meats were extremely salty. The server would ask what kind of cut you would like (medium, medium rare, etc) but would begin cutting a piece of the meat before I even had a chance to respond. I'd request for medium rare but everything I received was well done. Bizzare experience but the waiter we had was extremely tentative and great! He was the best part. He even remembered I booked the dinner as a birthday which was very thoughtful of him. Salad bar was mediocre as well but again.. I should've known coming into a chain restaurant.

VP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

All of the food was good and seasoned. I just wish they would’ve gave us time to look over the menu . I feel like we were rushed to make a choice .

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. The attention was fast h good. The clean place Good place to hang out and eat

CM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place to enjoy with friends and family in a quite place

B
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

I went there with an offer for $39 a person deal. I frequent a few upscale restaurants like Steak 48 and Swift and Sons so I know great Chicago steak houses. They said if we chose the $56 per person we'd get the premium meats like rib eye and filet. So I agreed. No one came around with Ribeye, filet or premium meats. We ate lots of sides and had to eventually ask for the premium meats. When they got around to bringing them (apologizing) we were full.
Also the waitress asked us if she should bring us the lobster and shrimp now. We of course said yes as we agreed to the premium price and was not advised that it was extra. So our bill was way over what we expected to pay for a few slivers of meat and not even premium meat until we were already full. We could have went to our favorite steak house for that price. Very disappointed!

BB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Meats are great. Cold bar is decent but go on an empty stomach cus d little meats add up
Quick

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was not as good as usual, which is disappointing. As someone who has been dining here since I was young, I was not happy with the experience. The meat was not as good as usual and the service was somewhat poor.

SL
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been a loyal and good customer of this restaurant since they first opened. I have held holiday parties with over 150 people in attendance at this restaurant for several years. This past Friday, the service was horrible, the food was over salted and every meat that was served was tough. The wait staff was almost invisible and I will be very hard pressed to return. After waiting for what seemed like 15 minutes after the waiters would serve us, we had to hunt a waiter down to bring food to the table.I brought a client to dinner with me and I was embarrassed and humiliated.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waiter never brought out Filet mignon. Coupon was not honored. Spent $200 to not eat. Manager wasn’t receptive.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was great. The entire staff was friendly and worked as a cohesive team. They all provided me and my family great customer service and ensured that our table always had every side filled and our drinks were full. The food was amazing like always, the servers remembered the temp we liked our meat, so we didn’t have to keep asking for a specific type to be given to us

Would definitely recommend this place for others to visit and we plan on coming again

EW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly attentive service, upscale atmosphere. We'll be back!

OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

It was not like 3 years ago . Terrible ambiance ☹️

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Friendly staff, great food!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marathon celebration

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Chicago marathon celebration

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food3service2ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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

EP
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience2

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.

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