Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis

4.4
3015 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for the Fogo love!

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AngieN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was extra helpful, with the soup that we'd missed on the salad bar, everything is cooked excellent, my favorite was the ribeye. One thing, I missed the grilled pineapple

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded 3 days ago

So happy to hear this, Angie! Thank you very much for the support - we can't wait to serve you and your family again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The service ce was nice we were sat was very good. The food was also very good. We had made a reservation for 5:45, but we were not set until 6:30. What’s the point of a reservation.
While we had to wait for 45 minutes there was no place for us to wait while being socially distant. The hostess was not helpful what so ever.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded 4 days ago

Reservations are meant to ensure you are seated promptly, so this is disappointing to hear. Please don't allow this to keep you from awarding us another chance.

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HeatherA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday on (1/16/21) with my husband at Fogo De Chao. From the moment we got there, every staff were so welcoming and kind. I believed what made it exceptional were our servers (Chelsea and another lovely server*I totally forgot her name* so sorry) . They made sure we celebrated our first time there the right way, by explaining the menu and making sure our table was filled with great food and drinks! Our reservation was at 5:45pm but was seated by 6:30pm. *So be prepared to wait if going on the weekend like a Saturday- even with a reservation. *

One thing that we noticed was the restaurant being very packed... by packed I mean groups of people waiting for their table and every table in there filled. It seemed that social distancing wasn't in place.... Thankfully our table was in a different section of the restaurant.

Other than that, we loved our experience and can't wait to go back. They also surprised me with a desert, with a sweet birthday message. Great place!

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us, Heather! During these difficult times, guest feedback and support means a lot to us, so thank you for taking a moment out of your day to let us know about your experience. We cannot wait to serve you again!

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JimB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food but pricey

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 31wt birthday

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us! We truly appreciate your support, and look forward to serving you again.

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hammertime407
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic as always. I love coming for Sunday brunch. Only wish is the lamb would’ve come around. Everything was cooked and seasoned perfectly. There’s a reason why this is one of my favorite places to go.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded 2 days ago

We're glad you enjoyed! Thank you for choosing Fogo for your Sunday brunch- we hope to serve you again!

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KristinP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at lunch yesterday! The wait staff was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive!

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the amazing review, Kristin! We can't wait to have you back in.

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AmandaS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend of mine for the first time and they lived it. I've always had a great time here.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on January 11, 2021

We love to hear this! Thanks so much for sharing, Amanda. We look forward to having you back in - cheers!

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vipSB33
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience1

We will not return to this restaurant until the pandemic is over. They overbooked the restaurant and we were not seated until 30 minutes after our reservation time. The waiting area was packed and it was impossible to socially distance. So, we waited outside in the cold (no heaters). The salad bar took forever to get through since the servers serve you, and again social distancing was impossible. The servers were the bright spot. They work so hard and try to make dinner as enjoyable as possible. We appreciated their efforts.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on January 12, 2021

While we're thankful you appreciate our team's efforts, we're still disappointed to see this wasn't enough to earn your complete satisfaction. We hope you choose to visit us again, as we know we can earn your satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word: AMAZING

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on January 11, 2021

We love to hear this! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We hope to serve you again!

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vipFabC
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Disappointed. I had made reservation for my daughters birthday and we were seated at a table by the door which was really cold. Also, it is the third time we go there with someone who is only eating the salad bar and they bring the bill for the full rodízio and I had to send it back.
They also offered the brunch buffet to him with no explanation that would cost almost the same as the whole rodízio. He only for one waffle and it was the most expensive waffle of my life.
Long time between meats and and by the time they came we had lost our appetite.
I am Brazilian and I am disappointed by the Americanization of the menu. Beans are a staple of Brazilian diet and they need to make their bean better. Very watery.
The brigadeiro cake desert was actually a chocolate cheese cake. On the bright side, they gave it for free because of my daughters birthday.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded a day ago

Fab, we never want to hear that you left disappointed, as we always aim to deliver authentic experiences. We hope you visit us in the future, as we'd love to earn your complete satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday celebration.
Service was spot on! Gauchos were by every few moments with a wide variety of meats (all fantastic!). Salad bar was fresh and well appointed. Looking forward to another visit!

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so happy to hear the Indianapolis team did such an excellent job taking care of you. We look forward to having you back in!

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LaurenD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a last-minute reservation for an impromptu birthday celebration. Service was very attentive and patient even for having brought children (8 and 14).

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thanks for celebrating with us, Lauren! We're so glad you had a great experience, we look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded 2 days ago

We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Fogo de Chão Indianapolis! Serving you the best is vital, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Thank you!

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MeatLover4ever
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Not too many meat choices that came around which made it OVERPRICED! I came here a few times in 2020 during the pandemic and there were more meat choices. Came on weekdays in 2020. This time, came on a Saturday and you'd think that it would be better- disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

Reservations were at 730, finally seated at 805 after asking for the manager. The hostess was seating walk ins instead of honoring reservations. This restaurant is not safe if you are worried about Covid.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on January 6, 2021

We take your time and safety very seriously, so we're troubled by your words. Please don't allow this to keep you from visiting us down the line.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday experience!

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded a day ago

Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was good to see the cold bar open up during a pandemic. Great job @ the staff for making sure social distance was regulated. First time experience for some of my party & they enjoyed.

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Terry
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

For the price of the food I expected more choices.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on January 5, 2021

We always offer a variety of choices, Terry, so we're disappointed to read your words. We'd love the chance to make this up to you, so please stop by again.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on January 4, 2021

We appreciate you stopping by however, we're disappointed to hear we fell short. We hope a future visit will meet your every expectation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

X nothing special

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on January 5, 2021

We're sorry you feel such a way, as we love to deliver spectacular experiences. We hope this doesn't keep you from visiting us in the future.

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vipJasonK
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Overall it was great! A little more crowded than I expected....but it was New Years Eve...sooooo I guess that is good for biz....but a little more people that I wanted with Covid.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us, Jason! We hope to serve you again, soon!

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CourtneyW
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Only reason we did 4 starts instead of five:

1. Our service was slower. I'm not sure if our table was just in a weird spot but we were passed up several times by gauchos when we had our meat service going. We also had to remind them that we ordered drinks.

2. Our first portion of steak was probably 3 oz by itself and was not the temperature we asked for so part of it was wasted. There were some cuts of meat that I don't think ever made it to our table that we would have liked to try.

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ShanonR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded a day ago

Shanon, thank you very much for your gracious compliments. We are glad you enjoy dining with us, and we look forward to welcoming you again.

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vipStephanie
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We were seated at a table for two right next to the computer station that staff used to update orders. There was a constant flow of employees that stood right beside me as I ate. And it also seemed to be a place where employees would congregate and talk. Overhearing their conversations distracted from my own.

I also like my meat cooked well-done. The staff were happy to accommodate; however, the meat served was dry, and charred on the outside.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on January 4, 2021

Stephanie, we're sorry to hear that your cuts seemed dry. Please visit us again, as we are sure we can earn your complete satisfaction.

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Hollywood
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and birthday experience.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your generous words, and for celebrating with us! We're glad to hear you had a great experience!

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vipElishaK
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We chose Fogo for our family Christmas dinner. Our party consisted of myself, my husband , and our six kids. We had to be split up because of COVID-19 restrictions, frustrating because we all live together but rules are rules. We were placed at two tables by the front door and it was so cold we couldn’t take our coats off to eat. We were closer to the table to our right than to half of our kids and of course people kept coming in and out. The people serving the meat didn’t attend to both tables and we had very different experiences as far as what was offered. I would have ordered another cocktail but the service was terrible and we went 20 minutes without anyone coming around at all. Dirty plates weren’t cleared until a manager came around.

We have been to Fogo before and had better experiences but I would have chosen somewhere else for Christmas dinner. It was disappointing and put a damper on a special day. We will not come back for a special occasion.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on December 29, 2020

Christmas dinner should always be special, Elisha, so we're disappointed to hear we let you down. We'd hate for you to stay away, so please visit us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience.

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vipDarlene
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We used to visit Fogo on a regular basis. We also have had our employee Christmas Party there for 30-35 people and every New Years Day we would take 20-25 people there for lunch. We also used to go there for family celebrations and take all 10 members of our family. We hadn’t been for quite a while not only due to COVID, because we do eat out at least 3-4 nights a week, but the service had really gone down last time we were there.

So my husband and I thought we would give it one more try to see if it had improved. It has only gotten worse. We could never get any meat that was medium, it was either rare with blood running all over your plate or well done and had no flavor. Plus they only brought around the sirloin cuts and sausage. We finally asked for ribeye and they brought that out but it still wasn’t cooked to our liking. We then asked if they still served Parmesan Pork, they said yes and they would bring it out. They did bring out the pork but only 2 pieces of it! We then asked for the little chicken legs and they only brought out 2 of them also. The mashed potatoes were cold both times they brought those and the fried plantains were burned and looked black. So we got tired of asking for anything else and just paid our bill which was $130. + and we don’t drink alcohol so it was a pretty high bill. I had tea and my husband had 2 cokes which are in the 6.5 oz bottles and they charge for each of those that you drink.

Hate to say it but we won’t be going back!

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on December 29, 2020

Darlene, we don't take your disappointment lightly, as we always want to deliver exceptional experiences. When you are ready, please visit us in the future, as we'd love to make this right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience. We have been here many times in the past and did not receive the best service. This visit the service and the food were great! Even with the Covid changes we really enjoyed the experience.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you for this stellar review! Your support means so much. We love to hear from our guests, and appreciate you taking the time let us know about your experience. Can't wait to have you back in!

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macthedog
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the lamb chops, and were not disappointed this time, once again. Wonderful flavor and cooked to perfection. Excellent service for a busy Christmas Eve. They observed recommendations with masks, spacing, and plenty of servers to help with the "market bar". Highly reocmmend

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on December 28, 2020

So glad to hear you enjoyed the lamb chops! We want all our guests to feel safe and satisfied, and we're happy our Indianapolis location made that possible. We really appreciate you taking a moment to leave this review. We look forward to having you back in

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vipChubbs
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We've been to a few different Fogo locations, and this is the best blend. We love the ambiance of the Philly location, and some of the local meats/cheeses on the Market table, but Indy blended both the nice surrounding, and great attitudes of everyone helping to make sure we enjoyed our meal. Despite the covid measures, we still had a nice meal and were able to relax and eat all too much meat. Maybe next time we'll save room for dessert! Thanks to the Indy team - we'll be back when we can!

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you so much for providing your feedback! Hearing from our guests is so important, especially now! Learning that you felt safe and satisfied means the world. Thank you again for taking a moment to review your experience - hope to serve you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fantastic Christmas luncheon. All the food was amazing along with the service. Highly recommend!

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you for celebrating with us! We hope to have you back in soon - cheers!

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DarenT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we left feeling full and very satisfied by the experience.

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ks8989
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everyone was great. Food was great. We sat close to the kitchen and while our food was very fresh, we felt a little rushed. When we arrived with a reservation we still waited 20-25 minutes. Because we made plans around our reservations we found this to be frustrating.

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Dopeng
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As expected, food is good and service is even better!

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RJMe
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It seemed like the cuts of meat were cheaper and not as well prepared for the price paid. Great service and friendly atmosphere, but not the quality I remember.

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viphammertime407
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had date brunch and it was delicious as always

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded a day ago

Your enjoyment is our top priority, so thank you for sharing your gracious compliments. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Grace
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Last Saturday night we came back a few months after I had that incident of waiting for awhile for our food and this time I still waited to be served with meat. I asked our server if we will be served with meat he kinda had an attitude and never came back to us to see if we needed anything else. Servers still need some training on customer services and especially when it comes sanitary measures.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis
Responded on December 15, 2020

Grace, we love delivering amazing experiences that keep your safety in mind, so it's concerning to hear you felt otherwise. We'd love to have you back in for another visit, as we're sure we can do right by you.

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FAQs

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 638-4000.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis is rated 4.4 stars by 3015 OpenTable diners.

Fogo de Chao - Indianapolis 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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