Fogo de Chao - 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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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It took forever to get our meat.

M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Hands down worst service ever! My wife, child and I went there with my parents. Our waitress came and got our drinks for us. She then NEVER came back and checked on our table once. We had to flag down a floor manager a couple times just to get our drinks refilled. Horrible, horrible service..

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The restaurant was very overbooked, our server was nice but didn’t provide basic things (plates, water) until we asked several times. There was also a large party next to us that was being over served and becoming quite intoxicated. We would never come back here

BS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dirty silverware and water glasses. Had to ask several times for a sever to come by with meat. Not worth $57.00

LK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

It was a busy Valentine's weekend, so I understand a little hiccup here and there, but we had a 6:30 reservation and waited over an hour to be seated. The restaurant was extremely crowded and loud and our service was extremely poor. The meats were tasty but it took a long time for the servers to arrive.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

While the food was good, the service was slow and the table side meat service was really lacking.

MR
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were seated directly next to the salad bar. Since it was so busy people were lining up next to our table. Literally bodies standing over us as we ate. It was awkward and made conversation and ambiance undesirable. We eat here often and have never experienced this. We now have a table we will refuse in the future.

t
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Sad to write this review. I have been going to Fogo for years and it seems I continually tell myself that it was an "off night" and to try again another time. My last visit ended that nonsense. Fogo intentionally overbooks the restaurant to the point where someone should notify the Fire Marshall (on weekends) .
Reservations at 5:45. Seated at 6:45. Stuck in a back corner where we saw the Gauchos only when tables around us complained about poor service. (So in that sense, we saw them often in spurts; as complaints were frequent). We only received the table sides when we requested them...3 times, and only the bread. Oh, and some cold potatoes dropped off once too that had literally crusted over the top), The meat itself-- frankly all the beef selections taste exactly the same, and all are too salty. Tip--Be cognizant of what you wear too because on a over booked night, the Gauchos are in a hurry and they will get meat blood on your clothes. I frankly wear stuff I no longer care about.
The drinks-- don't waste your time on a specialty drink--they are overpriced and small. The wine selection or a draft beer is your best bet. The Salad bar-- if you are going for the overpriced THE FOGO® CHURRASCO EXPERIENCE which most of us are, you won't mind that the salad bar has dropped in quality year over year. But if your wife is like mine & orders the $35 salad bar only, she will mind. She'll mind that entire dishes are labeled but not actually there the entire 2.5 hour time we were in the restaurant. She will mind that the area around the salad bar in Minneapolis has been stuffed with more tables and there is no room & no semblance of a line--it's a free for all with people touching everything. And she will mind that the soup is cold with a layer crusted over the top. The wait staff-- I am sorry to knock them. They try hard, but Fogo overbooks and puts them at a disadvantage. To have to ask for water and sides and meat 5 times is bad. Not going back.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience1

It was a great concept, with good food. It was so big and crowded. Hard to move through the tables. We were seated so far away from the food. The meat people were scarce, waited for them to come in our corner. I felt like we were on a cruise ship where they were making sure you got in and out and not slowing down to enjoy the experience. Too crowded and not relaxing.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Extremely crowded. Poor service. Will not recommend on a holiday weekend or probably attend ourselves again after having many good experiences.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were not offered as much meat as before but we’re still satisfied with the quality of food and service so, really no complaint here. Thank you!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very flavorful meats

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great customer service

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was our two year anniversary and we were seated way in the back and they served the same meats. Special top sirloin and pork sausage. I was sadly underwhelmed. The lobster tails were soggy and disgusting. I wouldn’t go again. We barely were served any meat.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Valentine’s Day Dinner!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Tables were too close together, man next to us actually entered our conversation. Salad bar had poor choices for price and we had to ask numerous times for better meat and then a few kinds never even came to us. Super disappointing all around. Will not recommend or go back

AV
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Valentines Birthday.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was great. Our server Carlos went above and beyond. It seems pricy but the experience is well worth it

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Where to begin... Don’t go on Valentine’s Day! It is literally like an overpriced Golden Corral. Food was palatable but nothing special. Sirloin was tough, top sirloin tasted like liver. Very low quality meats. We were tucked in a back corner between 2 tables of 6 and the folks bringing meat around could barely get to us and didn’t make much effort. They were bringing around shrimp cocktails, lobster tails and some kind of liquor and not telling you it was extra. The styling is out dated, food is poor quality and service was poor. To top it all off they bring out your bill in an electronic folio with the tip set at 20% and proceed to stand there while you approve or not. Food and service were so poor had no problem dialing that sucker down. Will not be going back!

RR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I went to Fogo for Valentine's Day. Overall, it was a very good experience, good ambiance and fantastic food. In particular, we enjoyed the vast salad/fruit bar as the meal opener and the options to choose from a wide variety of meats that were served direct off the skewer (chicken tops my list). The servers were all professional, friendly and working fast which made us feel slightly rushed with our meal. We did experience a bit of a "gotcha" moment when the shrimp was not included in the meal price (the waiter did mention something very quickly but the tactic was to drop it on the table before you effectively had a moment to decline it - I guess it made us feel taken advantage of). The only reason I'd hesitate to recommend Fogo to others would be the very high prices. They serve a tremendous meal which was incredibly fresh and beautifully presented, but it felt like we were paying a large premium for the name and popularity.

V
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

This was our third visit. The previous visits were excellent. This year NOT impressed at all. The overall food taste and quality could have been better and not consistent with the price. The ambience and lighting nothing impressive and it’s loud.

JF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

My only complaint is drink service we went almost our whole meal with nothing to drink our waitress was nowhere to be seen

b
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Dinner started off with a major pet peeve of mine...ask for water and you'll get bottled water and pay for it without being told. The place was packed and very hard to walk around in. I heard numerous people complaining about their seating because other customers were continually bumping into them to get to the restrooms or salad bar. The meat was flavorful but dry and over-cooked for my taste.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Quieter than expected on Valentine’s Day. We decided to do an earlier dinner. It wasn’t chaotic like last year, when we went later in the evening. Which was very nice.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Upon arrival we were greeted with utmost respect and kindess but throughout our experience, we were left feeling forgotten and unimportant as a quality valentines day dining experience should not have included. Lacked the overall welcoming and ‘happy you’re here’ type of feeling you should comfortably gain from any restaurant. Food was good but the lack of decent customer service and experience was unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Not worth the money, time, or effort. Very disappointed and dissatisfied as we really had such high expectations for Fogo.

MB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience3

It was a nice experience but when I requested for meat it was never brought to the table. And they were passing around with food and drinks and they never came to our table. That was very sad but the salad bar was great!!!!!

SV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was charged for a bottle of flat water? I did not request for a bottle of water. Anytime that I went there always been water from the sink. It was a different atmosphere.

DE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The meat was so good. I like the filet the best. Plus I received a coupon for buy one get one.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome! Mitch was fantastic!

AT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Misinformed about what was included and with the dinner buffet and what was extra. Asked if we wanted water or soda. Requested a glass of ice water only to be brought two bottles of sparkling water, which I do not like and we 5$ each. Also ended up with a 22$ shrimp cocktail that we also didn’t like do to the miscommunicated information. It’s supposed to be self paced but they cramp so many people in such a limited space we barely were presented with meat options. Definitely wasn’t full or satisfied after paying over 120$ for a meal

AS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our early Valentines Day celebration.. knew it would be way to crowded on Valentine’s Day so very glad we went a day early.. amazing food, amazing service and everyone makes you feel so special!!

GV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went on a monday night. Not a lot of people so the servers kept coming around with the meats. No complaints there.

Servers were really friendly and kept aware of new comers. We came to celebrate a birthday. Free desert on the house encouraged by the staff, although we do not like desserts ourselves they made sure we received something.

Sides were amazing, big highlight for me. Meats were cooked to my liking, however my date likes it more cooked.

Overall, great experience, left with a full stomach.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was unbelievable, so attentive.

E
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a group of 5 of us to celebrate my 35th Birthday-
We had a wonderful experience! Miguel was so attentive to making sure we were taken care of♥️thank you for such a wonderful celebration!

L
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Birthday
Waiting for about 15 minutes past reservation. Had to ask staff to put another drink order in after about 30 min of waiting. Never had certain meats come by our table. So loud!

RT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is an experience more than it is fine dining. Though, it has the prices of fine dining. That said, the food is excellent and the choices many.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall experience was good. However, some of the up sell techniques are misleading. For instance, when the waiter came to the table and asked if we wanted flat water or sparkling we assumed flat was just a glass of ice water. It was bottled water at $5 each. The option for just a plain glass of ice water wasn’t given to us.

BJ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Very poor service. Server seemed annoyed by our questions beingv1st times and never came back after 1 drink refill. We has to ask for ribeye 4 times. We were never offered dessert or if we were there for any occasion which we were there for a birthday. There were 6 of us in our party.

JL
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is the second time we have been to your restaurant where I have ordered the salmon in stead of the all you can eat meat and both times the salmon order was not delivered to the table. This time at least my market bar was also comped so I didnt have to pay, but would have preferred to have my salmon as ordered.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On top of the food being amazing The Ambiance was without saying the best experience I've had in a long time.

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