Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Chicago

4.4
1968 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, South American
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 2:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 2:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 932-9330
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W Erie St
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Parking details
Valet parking is available during lunch hours for $10.00 and $15.00 at dinner. Limited metered parking is located around the restaurant. Parking garages are available throughout the area for an hourly charge. The parking garage nearest to Fogo de Chao is on Erie and Wells.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Invite your guests to a truly unique group dining experience! Whether for private dining rooms, or to interact in our main dining areas, Fogo de Chão® is the perfect location for parties of 15 to 228

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Use to be my favorite place

Other places have surpassed it

Service was horrible. Didn’t even come out w our request. 7 x asked for it.

I believe they are remodeling. But still the experience was horrible

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was great but after the first round it was hard to get them back around .

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

we are Chicagoans and visit regularly, great for groups, bdays, celebrations. A bit pricy but when you factor in all the cuts of meat and salad bar, well worth it

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Brazilian barbecue is a great experience, this was our second time eating at this location. The food was good but my boyfriend has been sick for two days with GI upset and fever after eating there. We think it was possibly related to the salad bar. Staff is fairly attentive but one waiter relentlessly pushed desserts instead of letting us have our check at the end of the meal.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We went on a Tuesday night expecting that the place would be a little less crowded than usual, we were wrong. The place was hopping and despite being a little shorthanded our server, Jessie, pulled off a great experience. Floor Manager Juan, and several gauchos all pitched in to make it a great experience for us and our guests from out of town. The minor remodel going on didn't impact the ambiance or overall experience at all. Will definitely dine here again next time we're in the city!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

awesome place!! the atmosphere was great and the food was seasoned very well i took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we ordered the experience and let me say we had so much meat coming to our table that we had to turn our cards over so they could stop and we could catch up and eat all the meat we had lol love this place.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great overall. Steak and lamb meat choices are the best. Chicken was a bit bland. Bread is good and sides are just ok. They keep bringing meat to your table until you say to stop. Great service.

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1.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Very disappointed with out last visit to Fogo de Chão. My family and I are visiting Chicago, taking in the sites downtown. After a fun day at the MSI, we headed in for our 6:00 reservation. We had a reservation for 8, arrived a few minutes early, and it still took them forever to seat us. While there were other parties waiting, the restaurant itself wasn't too busy. When I asked the hostess about the delay, she stated they were seating smaller parties first... We were shown to our table about 15 to 20 minutes late.

Now for the grisly disappointing part of the evening, I could forgive the wait. My mom has never been to a Brazilian steak house, so I really wanted this to be an awesome experience. The food that was served was absolute garbage. Everything was burnt, over cooked, tough, or all of the above. I mean, it was just disappointing. The servers were also off their game. They'd stop at our table, offer up something, and leave before serving the whole party. Some people at the table were sitting with nothing on their plate. We made multiple request for lamb, my mom loves lamb, and we never received our lamb. Oh, we saw them walking around with it, but they never stopped at our table with it. Our wait staff did the best they could to make our meal enjoyable. They offered to send over whatever we wanted, but results varied.

Fogo de Chão has officially lost a customer. This isn't the first negative experience, but it will be the last. There are other Brazilian steak houses, we will spend our dollars at them from now on.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great service

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2.0Dined on July 2, 2018

I've eaten at Fogos all over the place, including Brazil. This time was a dud. The meat literally had zero seasoning. There's usually a CRUST of black pepper and salt on the outside which gives Brazilian churrasco it's characteristic flavour.

This time I felt there wasn't the slightest hint of either, it was just very bland, somewhat overcooked meat.

I did bring the issue to the attention of the server and a manager, but not much was said about it. I was wondering maybe if they had adjusted the seasoning to the American palate, but the server said that wasn't the case.

Would go to Fogo again, but would hesitate to return to this location.

A rather expensive, meh experience.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Came in for a birthday lunch, third year in a row. Always outstanding service, food is a great value.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great experience. The food and service were better than I expected. I was surprised at how quickly everything was served and thought they could have spaced things a bit better. There was a small discrepancy in our bill that was more than adequately and quickly resolved. Will think of coming again for eight occasions.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great food and awesome service as always.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Love going to Fogo for a good business meal. The service is quick and the servers are so attentive. I love the food and the meats are cooked to perfection!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Always an excellent choice for a meal no matter where you are in the country assuming of course there’s a Fogo de Chão near you.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

If you like meat, this is heaven. Meat, meat and more meat and all of it awesome! Great salad bar too! I wish they still had the grilled pineapple though.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Amazing and nice staff! Delicious food!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Attentive, efficient and food was excellent. We took our time and the staff was eager to please. Great experience.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Very nice restaurant. Very Friendly..Great Service! We were there for a Bachelorette Party and the only "beef" I had was on a bill that totaled over $1,000 they actually charged us for Bride's dessert..kinda tacky! Otherwise, the meats and sides were fabulous if you are a carnivore!!

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

We celebrated my daughter’s 21st b’day here. We have an obnoxiously loud family but the staff was kind and wonderful; very solicitous of our needs! The food was awesome and this Fogo in Chi town was/is awesome! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

From the time we walked in to the time we left everyone (server, managers,staff) was very nice and welcoming. And the food was well seasoned and flavorful.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Great overall experience! My staff loved the food, the staff...everything.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Great food and wonderful service! Selection of meats was amazing and salad bar was fresh with many great selections. Would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Never let’s us down! Great food and service...

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Though it was super busy and we had to wait for a little over 1/2 hour past our reservation, we had great service from the 2 ladies who waited on our table! Thank you for a wonderful evening and will definitely continue to recommend your establishment to our guests!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was excellent! The service was very good. However the wait time (45 minutes) was too long considering we had reservations! The customer service of the hostess staff was disappointing- they were unapologetic about the wait. I realize it may not have been their doing but they should apologize on behalf of the restaurant. Otherwise it was a great meal and I would recommend it and I plan on returning-but probably at an off peak time, and still call ahead to see how far behind they are.

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Did not bring out most cuts. No seafood. Just seemed like we were being rushed through

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food was excellent. On,y complaint was that even with a reservation, we had a 30 minute wait.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The meat was very good and tasty but they come around so fast before you say you want it they are already gone, need some work on salad bar as far as choices and needs to be monitored more as far as keeping it clean, just very messy and not enough choices as far as the lettuce did not look fresh. We went for Father's Day and was very busy so the waiters with the meat just would fly by and could not really taste what we wanted.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The service was AMAZING. Laughed the whole time and had a blast. Barely walked about because we were so full. Definitely a restaurant you have to go to at least once in your life!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Loved they they meet all of our party of 18 expectations

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Birthday for my husband.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Everything was very nice

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great food and great staff!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great restaurant!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Dissapointing... went on a Friday night and literally there was only Picanha, lamb chops, and chicken. Asked several times for Filet mignon and never showed up. I am used to no need to ask for things at Fogo and was not the case this time (asked for filet mignon, asked for wine, asked for polenta ) since otherwise I will still be waiting. Dissapointing... dissapointing...

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This was my first experience and it was okay. I thought there would be more variety with the food. It was mainly steak and more steak, chicken here and there. I really wanted lamb. Lamb never made it to my table. You really don't get to choose what you want, you just kind of get whatever makes it to your table. It was our 10 year anniversary. Not very romantic. Even when I turned my card indicating I didn't want more food, staff kept approaching the table while my husband and I were talking trying to sell us drinks. For the price, I think I'd rather just had a nice romantic dinner at a quiet place where I get what I want and can actually spend more time talking to who I'm with instead of staff. The salad bar was simply ok but the steak I did have was pretty good and that is what my overall rating comes from. I would recommend doing it to say you've done it but I probably won't go back.

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We were Disappointed. Went for a birthday dinner and was told if we weren’t there on time we wouldn’t be seated for an hour and a half. Got there on time and waited 45 minutes. Food service was sporadic and salad bar was like being on a cruise ship: crowded with aggressive people. Lamb chops that were excellent on a previous visit were subpar. Not what we had in mind for a special birthday.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great atmosphere! We were looking for the grilled pineapple like we have had at other Brazilian steakhouses and they did not have that as an option. However, meat was great!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Delicius and complete

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