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.

Thursday, November 28, 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.

Wednesday, December 25, 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 3574 People Are Saying
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Savannah
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Not worth the money

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Visited for our 7 year anniversary and once we got seated our experience was great! James treated us perfectly and we were constantly being checked up on and asked what we needed. It wouldn’t have been as good of an experience without him! Thanks for making our anniversary and first time in the cities (& at Fogo) amazing!!

P
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I knew that we might have an issue when the valet parking person was missing and there was a line of parked cars on the street. Then we walked in to a group of people standing there. When we made it to the host stand we were told that they were running “a few minutes behind’ . I never love that when I have a reservation but never mind a short wait. I don’t consider 1/2 hour to be a short wait though. If I were to arrive at the restaurant without a reservation I would not mind but we had one. We rushed to be on time the least that they could do was have a table within a reasonable period of time. Our server did promptly take our drink order but failed to tell us what to do. On a good note the food was really good. Much better than similar restaurants that I have been to. Much better selection and quality of meats. On a bad note we had to beg to get our sides long after we were served everything else. When we left we both went to our respective restrooms, and each came out telling the other how messy they were. Then on our way out we noticed that the floors had food and other items all over it particularly near the bar and the hostess stand but really all over the place. For the money spent and the over all atmosphere we should not have had so many issues crop up.

NJ
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Meal was good, service was very slow. Ordered a gin and tonic and it was 18 bucks for a drink which seemed exorbitant.

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

Miguel our server in the Minnesota location made our day! It was my moms first time there and she will definitely be back!

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

We booked the reservation because of Restaurant Week. There was no mention that the full menu was not available for this. I thought it was pretty sneaky of the restaurant to not inform you of that until you were already in the restaurant and sitting down. We will not be back.

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

Too chaotic, would not recommend for a romantic or quaint dinner. Servers ran around with meat and arbitrarily stopped. Waiters kept coming over and asking if the could help, but when asked for anything specific, they would disappear. Lot of food, meat quality was fine, experience not the greatest.

DC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and food, as always. Dined first Restaurant Week - what a great value and opportunity to enjoy this wonderful establishment!

CG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

We were put in the corner by a window. It was terribly cold. When we asked if we could move they told us they didn’t have another area for us. Being in the corner was terrible not only for the cold but also because the men with the meat would completely miss our table. We barely at any meat. When we first sat down our server asked if we’d like to order drinks besides water. I did but needed to look at the wine menu. The server said she'd be Back to grab that order but then never returned until it was time to drop the check. We filled up with the salad bar and just left. Great food but Terrible service.

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

I used to love Fogo as you could get various cuts of meats. I took my family here for the first time, telling them how much they would love it since we are all meat lovers. Salad bar was great as always, but the rest was very sub par. It was a Thursday night but still busy as it was Restaurant Week. I could understand the slow service. But I could not understand how many meat servers keep skipping our table. We literally got only 6 servings for meat , meaning they stopped at our table only 6 times. And 2 of those 6 times were repeats. We missed out on the varieties mostly - no chicken, ribs, sausage, stopped. It was very disappointing. I was rather embarrassed as I was persuaded my family to come out here and they were not impressed at all. I will not be returning to Fogo for a while, if never at all.

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

Service was slow. We had to ask for meat to be sent to our table. And after our 1st drink, we were never asked again if we wanted another. It was restaurant week, so I think they cram way to many people in and not enough people working to keep the service where it should be for the price we’re paying

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was delicious. But this is our second visit since the remodel and it’s a struggle to get meat at your table. Our friend has his disc on green for 30 minutes and was offered only one meat in that time, this was after we sat for a long time at the beginning waiting to be offered meat options. Our waiter was very kind and what we did get tasted great.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Place was crazy busy. Extremely loud with pathways very tight. Salad buffet was ok. Navigating from one side through the bar back to our table was crowded. I've been to several restaurants like this and it was obvious they had less Gaucho's than they needed to serve the section. Several times their were none. Kitchen may have been off. For the money there are better places. Our server how ever was a rockstar!

J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Made a reservation and waited much longer than expected. We saw multiple groups go ahead of us even though they did not make a reservation or showed up after my group. I had to ask the host about our wait, before she remembered that I was supposed to get a buzzer.

GH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You have to be very hungry when you go to this restaurant. I has fabulous food and all you can eat. That is the problem I wanted to eat more but my stomach can only handle so much food. It is a great deal on restaurant week. But I believe if you want to spend a little more money for a special occasion it is well worth the price. The salad bar was huge and the meat was fantastic. It was a very enjoyable evening.

TE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, but a bit expensive. Different eating experience!

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always a number one spot. The service is absolutely amazing.

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was not very good

DB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall, very solid experience. We sat down right after the Vikings game and service was great.

K
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
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 on October 12, 2019
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 on October 12, 2019
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 on October 12, 2019
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 on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

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

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
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 on October 12, 2019
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 on October 8, 2019
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.

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