Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco.

While our dining room is temporarily closed, we are actively taking Pick-Up, Delivery and Catering orders and have Ready-to-Grill-Cuts available for purchase. Please visit fogodechao.com/location/minneapolis/ and call your nearest Fogo location to place an order.

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vipAmazingService
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a sad lady lunch at Fogo due to this virus .. we will be back the first day they’re open again!!

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on March 19, 2020

This means the world to us! We can't wait to serve you again.

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Pickles
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt & Brandon are great at managing the restaurant. Alberto was the person serving and taking care of us and he was dynamite. Very attentive staff, really care for their customers. The meats were excellent and we really appreciate you folks.

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vipSoleCollector
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What are you doing if you have never been here before? They are taking AMAZING precautions during the corona virus to ensure everyone is safe on a personal level, like seriously, aaaaamazing precautions. They always take care of you on a professional no matter the reason for dining, as well. Oh...and the meat...the meat is outstanding👏👏👏!!! Get here now before the whole world is quarantined and get your fill of the good stuff!!!

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MeganO
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Miguel, was awesome. Laughed at our bad jokes and kept close watch on us to make sure our needs were met. 10/10. We’ll definitely be back.

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Robodoc
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Senor Miguel Cruz absolutely took great care of our party of 12 at lunch today!!

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on April 2, 2020

Thank you for the feedback! We hope to have you back in soon.

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vipAmazingService
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch with wonderful friends and as usual an amazing lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The The endless supply of meat was outstanding service was top-notch drinks were super yummy experience was crazy great. However the price was on the expensive side.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was very pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I have been here several times before and it was always amazing. This time it was not. Bacon wrapped beef were hockey pucks. Filet Mignon was tender but had a weird taste to it. Cheap meats were offered numerous times but had to ask for more expensive cuts such as filet and New York strip several times. Lastly we ordered desert. Creme Brûlée. It is normal super. This time it was just ok. Sugar glaze was not even and was burnt on one side. Strawberries on top were not ripe

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on March 12, 2020

It's disheartening to hear that we fell short of your expectations this time around, as we always want to maintain our top-notch service. We hope you give us another shot, as we'd love to earn your 5-stars.

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TedL
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. The filet mignon steak was so delicious. Also loved the lamb chops! This place is a meat eaters delight with so much to choose from and all prepared with excellence. If you have never been here, you have to try it out. The service is also excellent and the servers of the meat ask you to select exactly how you want your steaks prepared. This is a top notch restaurant!!

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vipAmazingService
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch once again!! Will be back soon (probably next week.. )

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even though we had reservations, we had to wait 15-20 for a table. The place was a zoo. It took 10 min to get a drink at the bar. Then when we were seated, the tables were so crowded together it was like a mouse maze and difficult to get between tables. The meat, bread and potatoes didn’t come around by us frequently enough. But when we did get it, it was fresh and delicious. The salad bar needs more attention. It was always out of 3-4 items.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Started off with a 25-minute wait after our reservation time because the host said they were behind. Ok, fine. So my fiancé and I went to the bar for drinks to kill time. I got an old fashioned (which was not made like an old fashioned should be) and she got an amaretto sour. Finally got to be seated and made our way to the salad bar, which was awesome as always. Loved the selection up there. Our server got us fresh plates and we flipped our cards to start having the various meats make their way to us. This is where things slowed down, we saw only 3 make their way to us in probably 15 minutes. Usually doesn’t take long for them to rush on over with almost everything. I think it was a floor manager who came to check on things and I told him we hadn’t seen much come over and he said he’d get that fixed. Sure enough, things picked up, so that was much better. Dessert was delicious as well, we had the Tres Leches Cake and a great way to cap off our anniversary dinner. Overall, good experience, will still keep coming back.

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EduardoBravo
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Too crowd and even if you make reservation a couple of week in advance, you need to wait too much, make it made reservations is worthless. The person before me didn't have any reservation and even though they sit him before us.
Food and service is really good as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Waited for 50 minutes AFTER reservation time, bad service, pushing sirloin (offered at least 9 times, and hardly anything else). A complete joke. Why do people enjoy this? Never going back

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on March 12, 2020

We are disappointed to read your remarks, as we never want to fall short of our guest's expectations. Please don't allow this to keep you from visiting us again, as we'd love to earn your satisfaction.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Over priced, very busy and disingenuous servers that seemed liked they cared more about racking up a bill for tip money than making sure you had a nice dining experience.

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DanB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Was excited to try Fogo at a discount due to restaurant week. We checked in and confirmed our reservation, then waited about 15 minutes to be seated. Waiter asked if we had been there before and we said no. Then he rushed through the process, leaving out that there were extra upcharges for certain things. We were disappointed to find out that the restaurant week "special" did not include their top of the line cuts that normally are included. I was even more upset to find that we were charged $7.00 for water when we got the bill - this was never disclosed to us. They came by with shrimp and other "upcharge items" trying to increase an already expensive experience. The restaurant was very busy, almost chaotic, and as a result, the noise level was too high to be able to have a nice conversation with my wife sitting directly across from me. The food was good, but not what I would've expected for the price. There are many other steakhouses that offer better cuts of meat at a lower price. After hearing such great things about Fogo, my wife and I were severely disappointed. We will not be back.

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crystalp
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We went for reataurant week. I know they cut the menu down by 4 or 5 items but we where only offered 2 meats and pineapple. Sirloin and chicken leg. I dont enjoy dark chicken meat so I was stuck eatting just the sirloin. VERY disappointed. We even sat around waiting for more more meat options to come around amd we got nothing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great! Lots of food options. Great server! The cheese bread was amazing! Gluten-free options. Pretty loud because they were so busy.

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SteveS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And outstanding experience everything was first class and exceptional value the service staff was over the top a wonderful dining experience I would highly recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This was a diner out with my nephew and wife during restaurant week, I didn’t know that when I booked. We paid full price for the upgraded meat sections and they didn’t get brought passed our table. I have since learned that you need to ask for something of it wasn’t offered. I ordered the sea bass since I’m not a huge meat eater and it wasn’t anything special.
The staff was extremely friendly and valet service made parking easy.

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hbui
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

We had to constantly remind the waiters around us for sides. We didn’t get bread despite asking multiple times until an hour into our dinner. It’s like they didn’t notice. Cuts of meat were dry and difficult to chew on. We had to ask for Cuts of steaks as it seemed like only chicken, pork and lamb were going around. Disappointed in my experience. Not worth it

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on March 10, 2020

This is disappointing to hear, as our team should always be serving you delicious cuts with attentive service. We ask that you give us a call at 972.361.6256. Should we not be available, please leave a note with your best contact information. Kind Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I used to enjoy it more. Nothing in particular wrong but nothing stood out as great either

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vipPattiV
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Been to Fogo several times, this time the salad bar was better than usual, LOVED the fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries) also glad to see the Sundried tomato's back, they were gone last time I was there. We were a table of six and placed in a corner to the right. Didn't seem like we had many meat choices come our way. They were turn and service a large table that was before us and be out of meat by the time they finished that table. We did request a couple of times for different meats to be sent but it still didn't seem that many came our way. The restaurant week value for Fogo is awesome so I still be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bananas, oh lord the bananas, please get the bananas with the sweetened condensed milk

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KatieLom
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during Restaurant Week and they were so busy. I was VERY impressed that the service was still excellent!!! The food was wonderful as per Fogo’s norm and our experience was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Waited 20-30 minutes after reservation time for seat, and waited close to 30-40 minutes for servers to reach our table with food.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is as always delicious. Took awhile for the servers to get around to us. Picked up after awhile and we got plenty. Definitely go back multiple times.

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StPTeacher
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We visited FOGO during restaurant week with a group from our school. It is a ritual we look forward to all year. We have been coming for over 8 years, twice a year.

We had a group of 19, and we had an excellent time. Our primary server was polite, timely, and efficient. We were seated right on time and drink orders were taken right away. The "Gauchos" serving the various meats came past regularly.

Two comments: 1. The single person restocking the buffet table seemed overwhelmed and it took along time to restock empty dishes, especially the more extensive ones (salmon and caprese salad) and 2. The removal of the filet and one other cut of meat from the regular menu is still disappointing.

Overall a great time and a good value.

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FahrisRamadan
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as always was great. But to top it all off our server Miguel was very attentive, helping, and got us everything we needed with a great smile on his face running around doing everything he could to help our table of 9 people while also helping others in the most respectable manner. Amazing service. Made the environment so much more welcoming Then we thought.

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JessiJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been, and saw it on Restaurant Week. Food was phenomenal, waiter was very attentive. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Awsome atmosphere

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CourtneyA
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing!! First time ever dining and for sure will be back!!! Cierra the server is top notch! She wasn’t our main server but took amazing care of us and made sure we were taken care of at all times! Miguel is an awesome manager! You can tell that his team respects him and he is so personable with the guests! These two people are for sure two of the biggest reasons I would be back!

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vipAmazingService
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing lunch at fogo!! Everyone there is so attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We sat down and never got a meat plate or tongs, even after asking three times. The meat servers rarely came to our table, and the few times they did it was the same exact item. We decided to leave after only a few servings. Not enough food for the cost, unless you want to be there for several hours with long waits between servings. Wanted another drink, but server never came to check on us until they brought the bill.

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James
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was remarkable! We went during Restaurant week for the first time and surely will be going back!!! I gave it a higher noise level, the day we went was during RW soo take that into mind. If I had any pointers, I would've loved to seen more of a fruit selection and kid-friendly variety food bar for my toddler vegetarian Son; with that said we are yet still very satisfied customers!!

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KatieS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were seated in the corner near the kitchen. We were often forgotten and the meat didn’t come as often to our table as it should have been. By the time we got served any meat, it was usually the last of the meat left and probably was on the way back to the kitchen to get tossed.

It seemed like our server forgot about our table. It took almost a half an hour for someone to ask us if we wanted dessert. It took our server over 5 minutes just to run our cards because he was too busy chatting with the other servers.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was busy because of restaurant week. We were seated ten minutes past our reservation time. I had to ask our server for a napkin a few different times. Also I was referred to as a "fella" by a server when I am a woman. Other than this the experience was great. The food was wonderful. The servers were otherwise good and hospitable.

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CyndeeC
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

First night of restaurant week. sunday night. packed to the rafters. Poor control of salad bar so many could not go because couldn't fight through the crowd. I pad for paying the check could not devide bill for 6 diners. Poor planning, The side dishes were only served once at our table of 6 and that was before we went for salad so the single small plate of potatoes was cold by the time we wanted to eat it. We were only given one plate with 4 polenta pieces and two banana halves on it, for 6 people. Felt like I was at a food trough or cheap smorgasbord. We never saw many of the meats that were listed on the limited menu. Had to ask for a chicken option to be served in our side of the dining room. They should have limited the reservations, or times them more scattered. Very unorganized. When their is a big crowd at the salad bar...someone should give direction and keekp it moving not allow random butting. I will never return. What a joke.

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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 4.2 stars by 3835 OpenTable diners.

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