Fogo de Chao - Chicago

4.3
3246 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 in our dining room and 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 3246 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.1
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time. The server was real attentive. Food was great we had a great time.

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vipDelk
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The service is amazing. The food was not great. It has a cafeteria ambiance. It you are very hungry and not looking for a dining experience this would be ok

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded 2 days ago

It's disheartening to read that we were lacking, in your opinion, as our team loves to exceed every expectation. Please don't stay away for too long, as we'd love to have another chance to impress you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dinning in this place and it was a great experience! Food was amazing and the service was on point. Highly recommend!

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AntonioD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food but could definitely use better sides!

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OpenTable Diner
Singapore
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

To loud and crowded

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

A pleasant environment is what you should always enjoy, so we apologize for your noisy experience. We hope this doesn't keep you away, as we look forward to earning your complete satisfaction. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my best friends birthday! I love how the staff works as a team!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner for Soulmate

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was delicious and service was great prior to being seated. However, we had to wait almost 45 minutes for a table WITH a dinner reservation. We had 9 very hungry people in our party and it was quite unfortunate that our reservation wasn’t honored at the right time.

The manager profusely apologized and seemed like he was trying his best, but I just wish somebody had told us we’d be waiting an additional 40-45 minutes after arriving for our reservation.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

We understand your frustrations, as your reservation should have been honored. We will be in touch shortly via direct message, as we'd like to invite you back for a much better time. Warm Regards.

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AubreyG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good restaurant. For our first time it was very special...

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

I had a party of 10 we were sat in the very back of the restaurant which was fine but we were ignored multiple times. We were there seated and served meat three different times and had to ask for the mashed potatoes and other “complimentary “ items we waited for drinks over 30 mins and even had to get loud to even get the check. I spent $1000 and it definitely wasn’t worth it. Definitely won’t go back to this location again

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 26, 2021

No guest should go so long without service, so we're sorry to hear this. You deserve the best experiences possible, and we hope you allow us the chance to deliver this to you in the future. We'll be sure to send you a direct message in hopes of inviting you back. Kind Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I have had.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The service not to good

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 20, 2021

Attentive service that meets your every need is our mission, so we're disappointed to hear we let you down. We appreciate you visiting, and hope we can encourage you to give us another try in the future. Best.

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KimberlyG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

If you're a meat lover, this is the place you want to go

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LINDA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Fogo and really enjoyed the brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

This was absolutely terrible . We were sat very late . It was chaos in there . People everywhere . Very loud . Kids running around (at 930 pm on Saturday). Our server was terrible . She barely came one time and we ordered appetizers which never came . The server NEVER came back . We didn’t even have drinks . It wasn’t until almost at the end of the night when a different male server came and took care of us and what we needed . We had like 6 requests for him . Poor guy. He took care of everything and was very nice . But the server experience was a 0 before him . We were very frustrated . We will never return . We were there about 10 years ago and it was completely different . Sucks that it’s so different now

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 20, 2021

We love to deliver fine-dining experiences, that are worthy of your 5-stars, so it's disheartening to hear we missed the mark. We'll be sure to send you a direct message shortly, as we'd love to discuss this further. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I went a few years ago and the quality and ambiance have decreased significantly. Now it looks like a cheap all you can eat with the difference that it is not cheap at all.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 20, 2021

This is concerning to hear, as we strive to create an enjoyable and professional ambiance. We hope to further address your concerns, as earning your satisfaction is important. We'll be reaching out via direct message to continue the conversation. Thank you.

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vipDonn
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was amazing and the service was perfect. Every thing I ate was delicious and the experience was very fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service sucked . Didn’t get drinks orders until the end of meal!! Ask server several times for different items and never received them but overall cool experience

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 15, 2021

It's disappointing to hear that your experience fell short, as we always want to deliver amazing moments, with wonderful service. We'd like the opportunity to regain your support, so we will be in touch with you via direct message to address this matter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fogo is always right on and reminds me of going to a churrascaria when I was a kid in Rio! So glad it's back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were seated and didn't have a waiter/waitress for at least 15-20min. Through our dinner, our server didn't check in regularly to ensure everything was ok or to refill drinks ordered. We had to ask another server to have meats sent over as we were being passed up in general; other tables offered the meats and would walk to the back or another section of the restaurant frequently.

My sister was visiting from out of town, so we expected the experience to be better. Food overall tasted good once we were able to be served table side with other meat options.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 16, 2021

We apologize for the service you received, as our team's aim will always be to deliver your drinks and meals in a timely manner. We hope to have another chance to impress you, as earning your support is important to everyone here. Thank you.

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vipTF11
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Would not go back.
While the food we did get was good, the overall experience was not.
Service was SO SLOW.
When we finally got meat, 5 kinds came at once and we couldn't take them all because of room on the plate.... then for almost 40 mins, there were no meat options going around.
We had an interesting conversation about the tactic of the restaurant. Fill you up a ton and then make you wait so you get overly full so there is not a lot of wasted meat? Would be an interesting business school operations case BUT did not make for a pleasant night.
Also, they were out of 3 different bottles of wine we tried to order. By the time they figured that out, we didn't even try again because there was no more meat coming around.

The idea is so fun, but we were just frustrated by the service and execution.
A bummer for over $200 and what was an opportunity for a fun date night.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 13, 2021

We never want our guests to feel frustrated after dining with us, as making sure you receive attentive service and your desired drinks will always be our goal. We hope to address your concerns further and invite you back for a better time, so we'll be reaching out via direct message shortly. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I graduated 07/11/2021. I didn’t have time to celebrate with love ones because I had to work. So I treated myself to a meal. So I thought. A lovely family bought my drink and covered my meal and the staff gave me dessert on the house. Hard work does pay off. But most of all it warned my heart and made me feel special…. It’s the same carefree acts that makes a difference. The wait staff continuously checked on me. Sometimes to much lol. Great place to share such a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The salad bar food was bland. The top sirloin was bland. Bacon-wrapped chicken was the only good thing that tasted good along with the lamb. All else was just bland. Other competitors food have way more taste and variety. Fogo… you have slipped down badly.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 13, 2021

We are troubled to hear you feel as if our standards have dropped, as our entire team aims to deliver quality meals and amazing service. We do not want to leave you with this opinion, and we hope to have another chance to impress you. We will be reaching out via direct message to continue the conversation. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Food was great but experience ruined by extremely poor service.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 12, 2021

You deserve an amazing dining experience that is nothing short of attentive service, so we're sorry we missed the mark. Our team would like to make this right, so we will be in touch via direct message. Kind Regards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

They brought me something different than what I ordered with no explanation as to why I didnt get my order. I said I didnt want it and just went with the salad bar which ended up being free. Super weird though. What Was brought to me wasn’t even on the menu.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 12, 2021

Your experience with us should be fabulous, so it's disappointing to hear we left much to be desired. We hope you award us another chance down the line, as we know we can impress you.

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vipLovesGoodFood
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Three meat eaters were very happy with the meat options. Yes I understand the restaurant is primarily a meat establishment, but the 1 pescatarian wished there were more seafood options at the buffet. They ran out of some of the buffet items and it took awhile to replenish. They were also out of plates several time.
My waiters were excellent.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 12, 2021

Our team is saddened to read of your disappointment. We work hard to make sure our guests have positive experiences, so we will be sure to review this with our team. We hope you'll allow us another chance to better meet your expectations in the future.

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CapWS05
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my birthday, great place to go. Service and value for what I ate was excellent. It’s great to be out and about again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a great Birthday experience.

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AdamK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I’ve been to the Rosemont in downtown Chicago location for Fogo de Chao. I find that the consistency of the food and service to be much higher quality and the downtown location.

Well that’s always been the case, last night I gathered 12 friends to enjoy catching up last night. Many times it took over a half an hour to get certain drinks delivered, butter on the table after multiple requests, etc.

Where the food in the downtown location is consistently great, my only request would be if you’re going back to having a full house of customers, make sure you have enough staff to offset that so you don’t have to be waiting a very long time for a quality service.

Overall, anyone that hasn’t been in particular and Joyce a large selection of various meats will not be disappointed.

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LeslieH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great!!

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vipSara
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I've been to Fogo many times pre-COVID. This was my first visit since COVID hit and it was disappointing. Minimal service, trimmed down salad bar, and a drastically limited selection of meats (we saw maybe 5-6 cuts in rotation throughout the whole dinner). It took us 15 minutes after seating just to get a glass of water. I understand they're operating in a challenging time but I will think twice before I got back any time soon.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 9, 2021

Sara, you deserve an amazing dining experience that is nothing short of great, so we're sorry we missed the mark. Our team would like to make this right, so we will be in touch via direct message. Kind Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. I definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

la comida horrible y el lugar con aspecto a sucio y nadie con mascarillas e incluso el personal

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 7, 2021

Mantener a nuestros huéspedes y al equipo seguros sigue siendo una prioridad, así que tenga en cuenta que nos tomamos en serio sus inquietudes. Esperamos seguir revisando este asunto, por lo que pronto nos comunicaremos con nosotros por mensaje directo. Gracias.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The ribs were very dry & tough. Most of the meat had way to much sodium and was not of a good quality.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 7, 2021

Our cuts should always be seasoned and cooked to our guests' satisfaction, and we are sorry for falling short with you. We hope you will allow us a second chance, as we are confident we can make this up to you. Warm Regards.

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BrandonR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was amazing! The food was great and the service was awesome too

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ou812
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Sunday brunch, will definitely come back when in Chicago. The chain as a hole does a great job in the three cities we hav tried so far Pittsburgh, Scottsdale, and Chicago.

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vipLaurenB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Came here for brunch and was disappointed to see that the spread here was far different than the one in Rosemont. We were looking forward to the braised beef hash, fresh waffles, and the fresh corncakes. However, the potatoes had no meat and we had to specially request the others I mentioned. They were accommodating but it also was a nuisance. The manager and server and all the gauchos were incredible, but disappointed in the inconsistencies between locations because had I known, I would have went to Rosemont.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 12, 2021

Lauren, our team strives to deliver wonderful experiences every time, so it's disappointing to hear we fell a bit short. We appreciate your feedback and we will be sure to deliver you a fabulous time in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waiter spilled CocaCola on my wife’s dress. No apology was given. Supposedly gave a discount, but they charged items we did not order, as well as items we ordered and did not receive. Tried to talk to a manager, was told no manager is available. Tried calling in to talk to a manager, told we would get a call back, but never did. Terrible experience - many such restaurants exist in Chicago, go elsewhere.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 15, 2021

We are sorry to hear about the inconveniences you and your wife experienced, as our team should always be making every effort to ensure your visits are enjoyable and amazing. We would be thankful for a chance to discuss this further offline and work towards a second chance, so we'll be sending a direct message soon. Warm Regards.

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vipAnonymous
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was average to below expectations. Was a special occasion (Birthday) for 2 - 18 year olds and Fogp didn’t even acknowledge.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on July 5, 2021

We love celebrating birthdays with our guests, and we are very sorry for falling below your expectations. We want to learn more about your visit and work towards your satisfaction, so we'll be reaching out via direct message soon. Best.

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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 4.3 stars by 3246 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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