Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Minneapolis

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Join us at Fogo de Chão® Minneapolis, a downtown landmark located in the famous Hennepin Theatre District at City Center.
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 140.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast at Fogo. Indulge fire-roasted meats along with traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Dinner price all day.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 3553 People Are Saying
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OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was not very good

K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I love Fogo! But not two nights ago :(. I have always had good service but on Saturday night it seemed like the staff were just standing around chatting. Occasionally they would come by, take a plate, saying they will bring me another but did not. So the meat would pass my by. My daughter had to deal with hearing inappropriate conversations, by the staff, in the women’s bathroom. It usually is a great place but I expect much more for a $250 dollar meal.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was very slow- didn’t cone around with offerings. Had to ask several times for food that was given to other tables by us that were sat after us.

GV
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Extremely packed, folks were waiting in the lane to get to the salad bar, extremely difficult to navigate, no soup bowls, when they did refill the soup was cold. Saw very few of the higher end cuts of meat, 1 pass at top sirloin and ribeye, 1 of filet, alot of pork and bottom sirloin. Yummy sausages only came around once. Clearly needed more servers or meat for the over capacity crowd.

JK
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow. Asked for plain water waitress brought bottled water. The noise level was extremely loud. The meats were very good and cooked like we like them.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Very loud. Not the place to go for a romantic dinner.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service and food. However, we waited over 20 minutes for our table after our reservation time. Disappointing

PH
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Still the best salad bar in the Twin cities. Come for salad, stay for the meat!

d
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

2nd visit, after some time. The restaurant’s size has doubled, and with that ambiance, service and to a certain extent the quality of the food all went down...
The meat is good though...

TB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Overall our experience was very good. Service was an issue to begin with but once we notified mgt with our concerns we were taken care of very well.

U
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Fogo has always been a fan favorite of ours. A go to for birthdays and anniversaries but our last 2 visits have been disappointing. People are being packed in like bearded cattle now, tough to move from your table. This last time we were asked if we wanted sparkling or still water so we said still thinking we’re just getting water as those were the only 2 options presented. The bill comes and we were charged $6.75/bottle of water delivered to our table. I just wanted water! Thankfully the manager was walking around and when I brought this up to him he had the charges removed. The food is great as always but the ambiance is lost and the service this last time was less than pleasing. I think they’ve lost us, we might go on a rare occasion just for the great food at a decent price but I would rather not spend my birthday or our anniversary just frustrated with the lack of service and “sardine” feel.

PM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love this place, visit at least a few times a year and it has only disappointed once. Great service and get the bottom sirloin!

TQ
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was ok. Service was weak: we waited 20 minutes to get well done meat for one person and then that's all we saw until we had to complain that only one person wanted well done. The ambience was fine. Way over priced for ok food. Unimpressed and will not return.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was great. The dining area was ok - kinda loud and busy. It wasn’t always clear what was “all you can eat” and what was in addition. Like the shrimp cocktail was a surprise that that wasn’t included and the rum drinks they were walking around with. Surprised they were both added to the bill. The biggest negative was the ladies bathroom. No or very little TP, stalls out of service and seats were broken. Disappointing. I tried to find a hostess to share this with but they had just walked away and didn’t comeback in time before we left.

MW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I've been to several Fogo de Chao restaurants around the US and I have to say I'm a bit disappointed with that one. The ambulance is very nice but the service was very slow. I've had to ask for food at least 5 or 6 times. And it was always the same one or two items passing. I had to request 4 or 5 items by name to have them served.

DB
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very noisy!! The meat servers are slow and I had to call the. Two times as we're waiting for food!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Fogo de Chão three times in the last 4 to 6 weeks, due to special occasions. Besides the food, there are three people there who we have grown to appreciate. Matt, who I think is one of the main leaders, perhaps manager; Miguel, who is very personable and willing to make sure that we have a good time there; And then Brandy, who is a great waitress and has been friendly, helpful, and a joy to be with for both my wife and me. They are three of the reasons we look forward to visiting Fogo de Chao.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, we had incredible service at dinner tonight. You can always count on high quality food and drink at Fogo, and expect great service- but tonight we had an awesome team of servers who went above and beyond to make sure our plates were full of what meat choices we wanted, dirty plates and empty glasses were gone quickly- and the table service was almost invisible. Thank you for making a memorable night on our special anniversary.

N
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Overpriced and mediocre. It had been a decade since my last visit but a friend wanted to try it so we went. $56 for the "all the meat you can eat" may sound like a good value but I'd rather spend that kind of money at a real steakhouse. The service was amateur at best. Our server looked so uncomfortable opening our bottle of wine that I thought she was going to injure herself...or one of us. I saw several different kinds of meats on skewers but many never stopped so I didn't sample half of what I wanted to taste. When I asked for one in particular, the manager said he'd bring it over but never did. The meats I did try were either lukewarm or dry. Wine list is standard and over-priced. Will not be returning.

PC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding, but you get what you pay for and seafood should've been included with price

CR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

They have lost the flare. Third time in a row service was slow. 1 hour got four meat selection visits. Drink sat empty for 10 minutes. Never offered to get anyone at the table clean plates. Poor service, food selection is not the same. Too bad. We have been to many of the locations and this one by far is the worst.

F
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for Brazilian style of cooking meat! Flavors are excellent. Enjoyed the different cuts of beef. Salad bar also available.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The waitress was horrible, inattentive, responsive and lacked the basic skills to maintain a table during a service. She was far more concerned with the two tables next to us, which were purchasing alcoholic beverages, than us who were drinking water and soda. We had to ask,multiple times for refills on both food and drinks and that is just when she happened to walk past us and someone at my table inquired. Completely ridiculous for the amount of money we paid for and what we had for service. My whole party was disheartened by this horrible display of customer service and really over all consideration for those that choose not to drink alcohol. What makes this even more sad is that my family and I were celebrating a special occasion, on to which I typically do not come home for. This was in celebration of my military promotion, I flew all the way to MN to spend quality time with my family and enjoy a good meal. Unsatisfied with the waitress and the fact that we had to ask multiple time for the fillet which also went to the table next to us and returned but never stopped at ours. Both of my birth pets ended us requesting a special delivery for the fillet. We did not get our fillets until 15-20 before we left. Again, absolutely ridiculous.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We celebrated our 4 year anniversary!

SB
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy going to Fogo. The atmosphere is fun, even though this evening was a bit noisy. Food is great as usual!

FN
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Busy, loud, expensive. Non-stop traffic next to poorly located table.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

Our first experience was amazing, this time not so much. We came at 5:30 per reservation, weren’t greeted properly once we told them this wasn’t our first time. I honestly couldn’t tell you our waiters name, for we saw him maybe a total of 3 times in our 3 hour experience. There were multiple times where I actually had to wait for a waiter to come out to serve the meat, and the noise level was atrocious. We had a table directly behind us with about 15 people at it. It was an unfortunate birthday dinner for my fiancé. My drink got messed up, and sadly his didn’t taste at all like they were supposed to the more we ordered. I wish we could have been taken better care of like our first experience. Highly disappointed and not worth my $200+.

B
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice place to go for a very special occasion, but very expensive. Food was good and fun to try a variety of meats I normally wouldn't have tried if I had to choose just one meal. Salad bar was very good, lots of different options, but be careful not to fill up on it. Ask for smaller portions of meat so you can try more options and don't fill up as quickly. We had a table of 19 sit next to us about 30 minutes after we were seated. Once they started eating our table was bypassed/ignored several times. For the price I think this was a one time visit for us as there are so many other highly rated restaurants we'd like to try. Good food, just very, very expensive.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ok food and service. Was expecting more for the price payed.

FS
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great, as usual. Food was excellent. Unfortunately, we had not been visited by our main server for nearly 30 minutes, but saw him active in other parts of the restaurant. He didn’t ask if we were celebrating anything special, so didn’t have a chance to tell him we were both celebrating our birthdays. Usually, then they offer a complimentary dessert. We did sit for quite some time (at least 15 minutes) without anyone coming to the table, so we felt a little neglected. Finally, another team member cleared our plates and brought the bill. Will go back, of course, but we usually only go when it is a special occasion due to it being a little pricier.

T
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The table next to us had some regulars so we never got any service. Asked for more water and chicken service that never came. Most of the meats that we were served were very over salted.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Over rated

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good , service was above average, very crowded.

DW
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Paid $279 on my first visit here , came back for Restaurant Month which is $15 cheaper than usual so we spent $110 and we got the discount service.We will NEVER return. Never received the email receipt I requested.

SK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hosted the rehearsal dinner for our wedding here and it was a fantastic experience for our family and friends (for most it was their first time!). Thanks so much for helping make our wedding weekend special 😊

RQ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and outstanding food!

CM
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for an early dinner on a Monday. We arrived at 5pm and the super fresh buffet was already stocked and ready to go, there were only a few dinners in the restaurant and bar so it was nice and quiet and there were multiple people stopping by our table asking if we need anything or wanted to sample things from shrimp to cheese to specialty drinks. The service was outstanding, the food was amazing and we had the best old fashioned that we've ever had! Wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary!!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was really bad, no attention to important details. Drinks that arrived later than the food, desserts with no spoon to enjoy them, just two examples. The previous night we went to the Oceanaire Restaurant, for a similar value in the check you can get a high quality service.
Fogo de Chão used to be nicer, we are not going there anymore.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I don’t know it felt like they were shortstaffed and our meat selections weren’t all there that they provided on the menu for us overall I mean I just feel that with me paying that amount of money I didn’t get the service or the quality of food that I wanted I had to call asked four times and wait 20 minutes for our side which is ridiculous

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

LE FALTAN ENTRADAS, ESA SECCION ESTA MUY LIMITADA Y PRACTICAMENTE NO HAY ENTRADAS CALIENTES, LOS POSTRES MUY RICOS.

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