Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis

4.3
4334 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, 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. Fogo de Chao follows all city and local ordinances and requires a COVID-19 vaccine or negative test for dining at this location at this time.
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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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JulioR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my mother out to Minneapolis and give the best experience possible. Fogo really helped in that respect with its ambience and Brazilian cuisine. She loved the quiet atmosphere and was happy with the whole experience. And if my mother was happy, so am I. Personally, the meats were to die for. I really loved their Top Sirloin and Parmesan Pork. I would recommend Fogo de Chao for that special person in your life.

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MetMeats
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were blown away by the food. The rest of the experience was a little weird.
When discussing drinks with our server we told them my spouse was allergic to a specific drink and chose a different one. Later the drinks arrived and my spouse received the drink they were allergic to. Our server seemed to think my spouse had ordered both drinks. We found at the end of the night that wrong drink remained on our tab, too. Once dining for a while our server dropped by to see if we'd like our plates taken. I told our server I needed another minute and they took my plate anyway. Our server was absent for the remainder of the evening after this. A different server was rolling a drink cart past our table and knocked into my spouse. When this happened a squeeze bottle fell off the cart and a little of the contents sprayed onto my spouse when it hit the floor. The server was very apologetic and helped my spouse dab as much as they could off their clothing. Then when we were done dining we put up our napkins, pushed our plates aside, and waited quite a long time to order dessert and request the check.
We understand that it is a very difficult time right now and everyone is under more stress than ever. We were able to laugh a lot of it off and still have a very enjoyable time. Thank you to all the staff for a good night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I was disappointed with the level of service. For a bill over $300 you would expect to at least have waters within 20 minutes of being seated. On top of that, we barely even saw our waitress throughout the whole dinner. I am usually a fan of Fogo, but this experience left me not wanting to revisit.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded 2 days ago

Disappointing our guests is never an option, and we truly apologize for the wait you experience. We want you to continue to be a fan, so please know that we will be sharing your comments with our team. We welcome you to return when you're ready, so we can make this right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for a pre-show, 2 year COVID delayed birthday celebration . The staff celebrated like it was really my birthday. The salad bar and meats were spectacular. The staff was very attentive and made sure we were well served on everything we wanted. The Crème Brûlée that I have come to know land love from Fogo was below their normal standards.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio por parte de todos de verdad que muy buen sito!!

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JoseB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I just have one comment to make, and that is that not all the the service people stop at your table to offer meet.
One in particular that called my attention in my last two visits, that intentionally skipped our table both visits and every single time, he just walked by our table and go to the table next to us. “Every time”
I know him by face but do not know his name because they do not have name tags.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miguel is a great manager and the service was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service is always hit or miss!

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on January 17, 2022

Our service should always exceed your expectations, and it concerns us to read you hold a different opinion. When you're ready, please consider returning, as we would like another chance to impress you.

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Orangejdmcivic
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yea, it was great! Better the first time, than it loses its cache the next few times but we will continue to go back. It is hard to eat that much meat though!

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vipSoleCollector
Minneapolis
48 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. This time, Kyle and Shelby went above and beyond with my wife and I. I always like the servers here, so personable and fun. My water glass was never empty, and my wife’s requests were filled immediately every time she asked. Thank you so much Shelby and Kyle, you guys were fun and awesome and so on top of everything!!

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DMac
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Atmosphere was fairly loud, which was ok, but lots of unruly (drunk) Vikings fans after the last home game. The worst part was how the staff bringing around the skewers at times totally ignored our table despite us having "green" side up on coasters. They literally walked right by us when we were looking for more meat, and certain kinds of meat we hadn't tried. And at other times, there were no staff/skewers to be seen at all -- we waited over 15 minutes at one point before anyone walked by with a skewer of meat.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on January 12, 2022

We apologize for the noisy experience, as we always want our guests to have a wonderful time with us. We will be reviewing your comments with our team and hope to have another chance to serve you and exceed your expectations. Best.

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John
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food and service! However 1/2 of the restaurant was empty, but hosts kept seating people as close as possible in our portion of the dining room. Would have preferred social distancing.

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Fogo and Fogo-like restaurants many times, and this one itself several times. Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis is a great dining experience, for their typical meal, for the "market table" only, or for the a la carte dining options as well.

The drinks are too expensive, however. I'd rather just drink tap water than a cocktail that costs $15 to $20 each.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time experience, very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

They have gone down in quality of food. The sides were cold, the meat was okay, could not get clean bowls for the soup, had to wait 10+ minutes and ask two different staff people. The waitress was EXCELLENT (only reason why it wasn’t a one star). I understand the difficult times we are going through, my dissatisfaction wasn’t related to wait times or staff abilities. It was the overall experience and quality of food was disappointing and the price is no longer worth it

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on January 3, 2022

We always want our guests to leave satisfied with their experience and meals, and we're sorry for falling short with you. We hope you'll consider returning, as we would love another chance to earn your support.

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BandJH
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Almost all the meat provided was extremely dry and overcooked. They'd even ask me how I'd like the meat done as if I had the option, but every piece they cut was well done and dry even though I'd say medium rare. I did specifically ask for a new piece of filet that was actually mid-rare and he brought me one which was very nice but it was medium, not medium rare. Maybe we caught the chefs on a bad night. Some of the cold bar options were good but the salads were soggy and mushy. It was very busy when we went and so loud it was hard to have a conversation. It also felt like we were rushed like they were trying to get us in and out. The servers were pretty attentive considering how busy it was. We heard good things about it so we gave it a whirl, also because I love steak and proteins in general, but it was so disappointing, especially when spending a lot of money on a dinner. We will definitely never go back.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on January 5, 2022

Your cuts should always be cooked and prepared to your satisfaction, and we truly apologize to hear of these details. We value your feedback and hope that you will give us another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server Angel was fantastic, she made our experience even more enjoyable.

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HaraldE
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food as always. Attentive server. We asked for a quiet table and were very pleased with where we were seated. COVID measures could have been better. Not enough distance between tables.

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BryanS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Love the salad bar.
Shelby was an excellent server.
Very much appreciated

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DawnH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This place was an amazing experience! Definitely the fanciest buffet I have ever been to!

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent. Requested a quieter area but were seated right in the middle, which was very loud. Service was slow from bringing menus to coming around with meats.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on December 29, 2021

While we're glad you found your meal to be excellent, we apologize for the noisy experience you mentioned. We appreciate the feedback you've shared, as it will help us to improve for you moving forward. We hope you'll consider returning in the near future. Thank you.

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TheresaV
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, very great service and we were gifted free deserts for the birthday couple.

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WOODBURY
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was particularly good and much of the food was great. The pricing is a bit of a concern as there is value elsewhere for the same or better quality. I still recommend it!

Thank you to our servers, Matheas, Suheily, and Justin for a great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Today was the absolute worst visit I’ve ever had to a restaurant ever. We waited a full 20 minutes to get water, we then watched as they walked by repeatedly with different cuts and types of meat and got nothing. Our waitress ignored us and a few other tables. When we did finally get served she called both my teenage daughter and my mother in law Sir. The crap service would be understandable but the staff to table ratio was 10/ person. As a former server myself I know hard it can be on busy holidays. The complementary shots they offered to us and other tables were charged to us $12.50 each. When we pointed it out we were told no that’s not true. Even after saying we wouldn’t return the waitress said okay who cares and laughed . This was after waiting for 45 minutes for the house special and another 35 for ribeye. $345.00 later and we left hungry. Absolutely ridiculous. I will not return and would advise against it to everyone I know. The horrible service and bad attitude was completely unacceptable.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on December 28, 2021

You deserve a flawless visit, and we sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered. Please know that your concerns are taken seriously, and we will be reviewing your feedback in order to improve. It is our hope that you'll consider giving us a chance to better serve you.

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Danibelle
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good wait service but hostesses were incredibly unfriendly. It almost made me walk back out. Glad service with dinner made up for it.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on December 27, 2021

We appreciate you taking a moment to share your feedback, Danibelle, as hearing from our guests helps us to continually improve. It's our hope that we can encourage you to return and work to achieve your full satisfaction.

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MaryamS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Went for birthday and Christmas lunch. Did not get our food on time asked server several times not to send pork and to send well done meat only

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on December 27, 2021

We're sorry your visit wasn't in line with your expectations, Maryam, as providing our guests with attentive and efficient service is always our intention. Our team would be truly grateful for another chance to impress you.

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DouglasH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. The food but especially the service. Our waiter, Cody, was the best and went above and beyond to make this a great Christmas dinner!

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TatianaD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve was great! Good and service was great while being very busy!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The gauchos came around consistently. Had to ask multiple times for sides (bread and potatoes). When sides were brought out, they brought one bread basket and one serving of potatoes for four adults. We ordered the Guarana Soda and it was served to the table next to us. Once they figured out it belonged to our table, they brought the poured sodas from the other table to our table. We had to ask for new ones and refused the served ones. We ordered a Wagyu steak. It took forever to get and was over cooked. They were busy and didn’t have time to check on us. It was my daughter’s birthday and we were told she would get a free dessert. That didn’t happen. They were too busy and never checked on us again.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on December 27, 2021

We're sorry you didn't have a five-star experience, as that's what we work hard to provide. Your feedback is appreciated, and it's our sincere hope that you'll return, as we'd love to fully impress you. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The staff was very disorganized and lacked experience. We were seated and eating, then we were asked to move because they had made a mistake. Besides that we had 5-6 different waitresses/waiters who all promised to bring either drinks, bread or fresh plates non of which happened. This has been my only poor experience at Fogo de Chao but it has also been 10 years since my last visit.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on January 5, 2022

We want your visits with us to continue to be amazing and filled with attentive service, so we apologize to hear of your recent experience. We value your feedback and hope that we will have a chance to earn your complete satisfaction in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

December 24, I decided to booked for dinner omg what a disappointment. Our server was no where to be found. all time we always had to be requesting service from other’s waiters around. It was not that busy at our time. Also meats to come around taking a long time. Just a very disappointing experience and the ambiance for hostess totally rude, and just seem like little girls wanting to have fun and didn’t care much. For spending $490+ would definitely go to another place! Very disappointed

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on December 30, 2021

Our team should always be providing attentive service, and it disappoints us to read we fell short with you. Guest satisfaction is important to us, so please know that we value your feedback. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to impress you. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Way too expensive for going to get your own food at a “food bar” and having meat dragged around a massive room of people

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on December 25, 2021

We strive to exceed the expectations of our guests, and it's disappointing to hear that your experience fell short. Please know that your feedback is appreciated, and we hope for another chance to fully impress you. Thank you.

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vipBethM
Luxembourg
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband loved the food more than I did. But it was all about him so he was very happy!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family holiday get together. Wonderful experience as usual

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Kiza
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was really amazing!!! But the food was okay…nothing really special!! But overall I would go back with people who wants to eat some meat because the price isn’t bad at all!!

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vipBullocou
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This an expensive restaurant, with great drinks and food. It's very busy and at time crowed, but a fun please and food for all.

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VinceH
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall, our experience was average. On the positive side, the salad bar was very good and the service was excellent. I was very disappointed with the variety of meat offered, it was the sirloin and chicken leg show. There was no tenderloin, no ribeye, no lamb chops, no pork chop, no beef ribs, etc. Had our group of six known this prior to dining, we would have gone elsewhere.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on December 27, 2021

Our team is saddened to read of your disappointment, Vince. We want you to continue loving your visits here, so we will be sure to address this with our team. We plan on working hard to provide five-star service the next time you're here. Thank you.

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vipElptrsidente
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waiters were soliciting 5 star reviews on google. This was before we got the final bill and realized we had been charged an exorbitant amount of money for “holiday shots” that were being given out.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on December 27, 2021

Continuing to offer top-notch food and service is always our focus. Your feedback is appreciated, and we will review it with our team. We hope you'll give us an opportunity to regain your confidence.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Heuer Fischer. Team Christmas party

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Lion
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time back after a 2 year hiatus. We were delighted to see the service and food remain outstanding. One of the delights was the grilled/seared pineapple. It was so good that I asked our server, Mathias, to tell the pineapple bearers to come to our table when the next round was being offered. He was kind enough to bring a small plate of this treat to our table. Oustanding!

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Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 338-1344.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis is rated 4.3 stars by 4334 OpenTable diners.

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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