Fogo de Chao - Chicago

4.3
3368 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

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

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. To-Go package also available for pre-order.

What 3368 people are saying
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LeeT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff, great food!! Exceptional staff, our first time there but it definitely will not be our last.

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Amir
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing time. Brian our server was very friendly and attentive. The food was phenomenal. We got the opportunity to try the Louis the 13th cognac which was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

didn’t even get seated

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded a day ago

We are sorry to hear this, as we always want our guests to be seated in a prompt manner and have wonderful experiences. We hope you will allow us another chance to serve you and earn your satisfaction in the future. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had a 9:15pm reservation but did not get seated until 10:30. I don't know how they got so behind on reservations but it was excessively over crowded lines wrapped out side the door. The service was poor because everything was rushed. Our original server NEVER came back to see about us. I never go the sangria i ordered. It was a horrible experience. Ive been many times before and always had a good time. This was my boyfriend's 1st time going and he NEVER wants to go back

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded a day ago

Service should always be spectacular, so we're disheartened to hear we missed the mark. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Waited over a hour to be seated, kept being skip over with the meat

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded a day ago

Our team members should never take so long to serve you, as we always want you to leave completely satisfied and well taken care of. We hope you stop by again, as we'd love to make this right.

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Shere
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Service was terrible. Had reservations but didn’t get seated until an hour later.

Server was more interested in the larger party table. We were totally neglected.

We didn’t get drinks or all the food in a timely manner.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded a day ago

Your experience with us is what matters most, Shere, so we're disappointed to hear our service let you down. We hope you choose to dine with us in the future, as we'd like to regain your satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The food was not cooked to my liking
It took over 30 minutes to be seated with reservation, they overbooked
I left feeling cheated out of my money and not satisfied

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded a day ago

We're disheartened to read we delivered you such an experience, as we should always be earning your complete satisfaction. Please visit us again, as we are sure to exceed your expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were celebrating a birthday and it was such a disappointment. We got seated got introduced to our waitress and didn’t see her after that for another 25 mins. We ordered our drinks and didn’t receive them until AN HOUR after placing them. We had to ask for the bread and potatoes on the table 5 times before we received anything. And when they did bring out the potatoes it was 2 small scoops that couldn’t even feed one person. It was such an embarrassing experience and would not recommended coming here to celebrate an occasion.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded a day ago

This is concerning to hear, as we never want a guest to leave with such an impression. Please visit us in the future, as we know we can earn your 5-stars.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This was my 1st time here since 2016 or 17. The reservation was booked for 7:15pm, we were running late so I called to let them know. Granted when you book via this app it says we get a 15min grace period and that reservation is held an hour and 30 mins after reserved time. We arrived at 7:30pm and stood in line for about 7 mins before meeting the host and was told that because we were late we had to wait like everybody else for a seat. The grace period was not honored nor the 1.5 hour reservation hold. It was about 30mins before we were seated however we sat at the bar until then. Once seated, The server was great, she was attentive and gave us what we asked for. The meats were deliciously seasoned and cooked very well. I enjoyed the food and the cheesecake was really good. The only problem I have with service is that the people with the meats are not always patient and sometimes we were skipped or the meat servers walked away too quickly before we could answer yes or no. Valet taking 20 minutes to retrieve our car along with being rushed and having to wait 30 minutes even with a reservation is the reason for giving 3/5 stars for overall experience.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded a day ago

It is disappointing to hear we didn't live up to your expectations, as we always want to deliver you the service that you know and love. We look forward to making this right in the future. Thank you.

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SophiaA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Reservation- made one and still waited over 20 mins to be seated

Service- not enough servers on the floor the justify unlimited meat, servers seemed overwhelmed, we had to ask more than twice for msc items we requested

Food- delicious

Space- crowded. Not recommended for those that are covid conscious

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded a day ago

We understand your disappointment, Sophia, as our team should always live up to your expectations. We'd love the chance to deliver a wonderful time in the future. Thank you.

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AndreaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, Awesome service and food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!!!

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JenniferP
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was for my fiancé birthday. It was an overall good experience. The food was good and we had great company.

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JasmineM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Crap the table was trash only thing was good was bread n ribs

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded a day ago

We'd hate for you to not return in the future due to this experience, Jasmine, as your support means everything. Our team hopes you award us a second chance, as we know we can deliver you the experience you have come to expect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff!!

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Quiller
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hadn't been to the restaurant in two or three years. Nighttime ambiance is distinctly more inviting than the during brunch time. Staff was very friendly and professional. We were seated right at 11:30 am per our reservation. Our server, Edgar, was very helpful in explaining menu options and seeing to refills on water, rolls, plantains and potatoes. Salad bar of fruits and vegetables was fresh and extensive. Omelets and waffles were ordered through the server and prepared in the kitchen rather than at food stations. Hot foods were tasty although the beef hash offered considerably more potatoes than beef. Friends shared the seafood tower which could be ordered hot or cold. They chose hot and some of the crab claws may have been toughened up by overheating. First order of waffles was drastically overcooked, second order was fluffy perfection. Syrup had an unexpectedly off taste but did add some sweetness to the waffles. Restaurant has a wonderful selection of beautiful drinks. Food and drink choices make a return visit a reasonable possibility.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food was okay but the service was absolutely horrible they only gave one menu for both of us then rushed me and my date for a drink when the waitress could clearly see i was still looking at the drink menu. If that wasn't bad enough one guy serving meat served only my date and when i asked for some he looked at me and walked away and then the restaurant wasn't even fully packed and i was asked several times to hurry up and leave. I will not be coming to this establishment anymore and recommend anyone not to go to this restaurant the service was a joke and comparable to McDonald's.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

Disappointing you is not an option, so we're sorry for this. Our team would appreciate the chance to make this up to you, so please consider giving us another chance to earn your satisfaction in the future. Warm Regards.

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TWise
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garlic beef and the grilled, sweet cheese were absolutely amazing. The food, overall, was incredible. Our favorite restaurant in Chicago. Highly recommended. The service is extremely friendly and helpful. Very lively atmosphere without being overbearing. The value is 4/5 as it is a bit pricey, mostly with the drinks. So,just be aware if you’re ordering adult beverages, as it’ll add up fast. But, overall, an excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food and attention to detail. Fogo is always a extraordinary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome period

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you so much for the Fogo love!

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AlyssaG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trace was our main server and she was an absolute doll! Another server recommended us which red one to get and we couldn’t have been happier it was the best red wine we’ve ever had and it was half off! The food was amazing of course. I definitely recommend eating here for any special event it’s worth it!(:

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had an amazing experience! Never had Brazilian food before and I really enjoyed the meat service and the buffet style appetizers. The price could be better but you pay for what you get and the service is exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brittany our server was amazing! So patient, and offered amazing recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I could have filled up on the amazing salad bar. I’m glad I went the distance though to experience your fun and exciting card flipping game of bring on the meat. I enjoyed some of the best-tasting meat I have ever had! Pork tenderloin is not usually one of my favorites, but I started the party rolling with a bit of the pork tenderloin. I will never talk bad about pork tenderloin again. It was the best I ever had! As for the cheese rolls, I don’t know what you put in them, but they are highly addictive! Down to the mashed potatoes and strawberry cheesecake, everything was over-the-top delicious! I am a huge fan! I hope to make it back soon!

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KathleenC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The service was great and fun! It's definitely a place you want to try at least once! We are definitely coming back!

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RubenJ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I love this place great food, however I feel like they constantly bring out the cheap cuts and sparingly bring out the good stuff we go there for. But if you ask and or patient then you shall receive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The bill came out to $200 for two with tip. This was surprisingly expensive given we didn’t drink except for two bottles of Pellegrino sparkling water. Since it’s “all you can eat,” you better eat a lot yo get your money worth. I was there to celebrate the upcoming Chicago marathon and frankly couldn’t over eat. The place had great vibes, but very expensive. I’m from NYC and I know expensive and really good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very crowded and noisy. Service was excellent. Not enough gauchos serving meat. Which is sad since that’s the expensive part and you want to get plenty
of what you paid for. Sadly, I can’t recommend

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BONGO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my go to anytime I’m on vacation or visiting a bee place.

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MarkG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great Brazilian style restaurant with wonderful food and staff. This is an occasional visit as the food is wonderful with the salad bar. The meats are always delicious and perfect. Staff is very on task and create a welcoming space. Would highly recommend to those meat lovers. The dessert options are also a plus.

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Lee97
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place. Service was impeccable. Most of the meat was great while some were just incredible.

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Diana
Puebla
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar, nos atendió Carlos y fue un gran servicio, la pasamos genial!!

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded on October 4, 2021

¡Muchas gracias por compartir, Diana! Nosotros verdaderamente apreciamos tu apoyo.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Leslie
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I opted to go for brunch as it was a much cheaper option, but just as delicious.
We got a nice Welcome to Chicago treat after speaking to one of the waiters there. It was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Very loud, kids running all over, last time for ya boy.

Fogo de Chao - Chicago
Responded 7 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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vipElle
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasty meals and very lively atmosphere. Good place to celebrate

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Luv2eat
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend trip with our family. We had a lovely time. Service was great! Our server surprised us with a delicious cheesecake.

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CarmellaY
Chicago
8 reviews