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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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 3622 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.9
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3.9
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An absolutely outstanding evening. I was a bit nervous at first seeing the size of the establishment thinking “There is no way they will be able to serve this many people all at the same time.” I was sure we would be seeing someone with the skewers infrequently. I was wrong. Absolutely amazing service outstanding food. Wonderful evening

H
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I have been coming to Fogo from many years with my family for Christmas parties etc. I have to say this was not a stellar experience - it felt like the restaurant was prioritizing sales instead of service. There were tables crammed into every corner and there was clearly not enough wait staff to keep up. Previously, I would have described it as a fine dining experience, however after my last couple visits, I would have to say they lost the quality of service that they were known for. Numerous times, when we requested a specific cut it came prepared differently than we asked for 3 times in a row. In addition, we asked at least three or four times before we received it. Our table was often covered with plates and no one came to clean them up. When I received the bill, I was not charged for the salmon I ordered, but rather the sea bass that I was mistakenly brought. When I pointed this out to our waiter he didn’t seem to know what to do and I was charged anyway. Again, not a stellar experience, I’m sad to say. The manager is great, but clearly they are overbooking.

TT
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Took long time to get our food. We had the green side to the entire time and even then it took a long time. The fillet and ribeye (the two items that we wanted the most) didn’t come out until 15 minutes before we had to leave and even then we had to ask for it. We asked for more gruyere bread, which never came out.

N
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

There were 7 in our party for Thanksgiving. The food was as expected however the service was not as good as it has been during past visits even when I’ve been during busy times.

R
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We've made Fogo a Thanksgiving family tradition the past few years and this year's visit was exceptional. Attentive, personal service from Miguel, Paige & Lucas was absolutely outstanding -- and Leo is the best gaucho ever! There's simply no better experience or value around for about 50 bucks a person. Go!

D
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For thanksgiving had turkey and all the fixings included with salad bar, food was excellent!

M
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

TS
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fogo is one of our favorite places. The people are amazing, the food is excellent, and even with all that meat, the salad bar is to die for!

EK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Green More Red Stop. I have been here several times before and have always had a great experience. Super attentive staff, memoriable experience. The salad bar alone is worth the trip and if I recall, you can get a salad bar only meal. For those who have never been here it is an all you can eat Brazilian style steak house restaurant. The selections of food on the salad bar are always fresh and delicious. I am a big fan of the heart of palm and the asparagus as well as cheese selections. If you are vegan you have wide selections. For you carnivores the bowl of bacon strips next to the Cesar Salad will win you over, made Manu tripa, bacon was so good. Now for the main course. The servers walk around with the fresh cooked meats on their spits (looks more like knives to me and I am sure there is a term for these) and all you do is turn over the card on your table, green side up means I want more and red side up means to hold off. The servers are always friendly and offer you the wide selection of their goods. As a friend said, how can you go wrong at a restaurant with hot men serving you meat? My favorite is the Pichanha (Top Sirloin). I like the seasoning but some may prefer the light version which does not have as much garlic and salt rub. Another great specialty is the Lombo (Pork Loin) which is crusted in Parmesan cheese. The best way to enjoy is to try a little of everything and then get seconds on what you really like. Yes, will go back and back cause this is the best restaurant in Minneapolis by far . Thanks Fogo

RP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and Miguel was very attentive and helpful!

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This restaurant has definitely gone down in class and service. They have expanded to accommodate ore people however they did not add a second salad bar to Handle all those people so you literally stand in line for 20 plus minutes. The servers are the worst! I’m not exaggerating. Good luck getting a drink or side dishes. It takes a solid 15 minutes to get any meat at your table.

MA
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is so attentive. Wait staff definitely helps each other and works as a team, that is so important!

C
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We got seated right away, I wasn’t sure who our server was, we seemed to have a few people helping us. Two servers recommended certain drinks and food which was helpful, I didn’t know water cost almost $7 :-| I would have ordered a soda. I was not a fan of the employee walking around with shrimp asking people if they wanted any, that obviously costs more $$. If people wanted shrimp cocktail, they would have ordered it.

All of the food tasted really good, salad bar area had so many items to choose from and was constantly being refilled .


I was disappointed that the best meat ( for me personally) was served last, i was so filled by time they came around with the filet. it seemed like they waited till the end to bring around that type of cut meat.

Desert wasn’t amazing, creme brûlée was to thick and gritty :-(

Overall the place is nice, food is good but not worth the price.

All of the employees are so kind and helpful, restaurants clean and the bar looks nice.

S
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The kids came into town so we decided to take them out I had a party of eight to see everything went well except for we asked for a few of our cuts and did not receive it and they weren’t that busy because we had reservations at 5:30 but I didn’t get my filet mignon nor did I get my sides until I asked for them overall it was an experience for the kids
I’ve been a loyal customer for years and it’s just been downhill my kids want to eat that’s the only reason why I’m going there but if I had a choice to go I’d rather go to Murray’s

OT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our server Claudia, “the main server”, was inattentive to our needs and where we were throughout the course of our meal. She forgot to bring us drinks and we had to flag down a different server after 15 minutes of waiting. When that server left, we weren’t checked on for another 20 minutes while tables surrounding us got checked on by Claudia. I don’t know if we did something to upset her, but I think our first experience at your restaurant let us down with the service. The food was good and the dessert was fantastic, but the service brought down the impression the restaurant had on us.

MK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We've eaten at Fogo MANY times in the past, but was very disappointed this last time we were there. It was Saturday and clearly they had overbooked and we had to wait for our table, and if that had been the only thing that went wrong, I probably would not have said anything negative. But we were seated in the "new" (it's been there a few years now) section and it seems like they forget to come round with the food there! A positive for being in that area is that it's not as loud as in the main seating area, so that was great. But, the service was just not what I was used to for Fogo, drinks and food took a long time to get to the table. This restaurant has been a family favorite for years, as we've celebrated many different occasions here--I think we'll think twice before coming back.

IF
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had a 40 minute wait with reservation. Service was slow. Food was mediocre. Restaurant appears to be overstretched.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We were seated 37 minutes past our reservation time. We arrived about 10 minutes early for our reservation. We were disappointed in that. Plus, a manager never came over to check in with us or try to make it right. Not sure if there was communication between the host and a manager, but I believe one was there when I was checking in 20 minutes after the reservation time. We were warned by the host that they were about 15 minutes behind. But almost 40... not great. And they brought us to a table that was not fully set. We expressed some concern to the server, who also must not have alerted a manager. Everything else was pretty good.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a lot of fun, but it was a bit crowded (Saturday night) and even with a reservation it took a while to be seated. But food was great, left having eaten too much.

B
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server Katelyn was great she made sure we got the full selection of meats that we wanted and was very attentive. The manager Matt is always the best and made sure to great my wife and myself on the way in. The steak, chicken and pork are really worth waiting for but the sides never seem to be hot. I have been going to this place for at least 10 years and it's sad to see the majority of the staff that made it great her have moved on. Overall it was a good experience and we will definitely go back. Thank you to the FOGO team!

m
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Have always felt like royalty here, until most recent visit. I like well done only meat I get are edges which were burndt. I know a good chef can make it well done without burning outside, always did it before. We were treated like we were an inconvience. Then at the end felt like we were being rushed, husband actuallly had a plate in front of him with fruit. No longer comfortable, relaxing. Of course will go back, everyone deserves a second chance.

NP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our server Michelle she was informative and we had her pick our dessert. She did a great job! Atmosphere was incredibly nice. Overall great experience

J
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and a wonderful meal! Highly recommend!

RM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We went for Veteran’s Day to honor my husband’s military service. Our son wanted the Wagyu steak and they were sold out from a busy weekend and did not anticipate quantity needed. We were very disappointed and the manager understood and comped us dessert for each of us — very nice of him! We have been there several times and will call first next time to see if Wagyu steak is available.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience2

This was my first time my friends and I were here. Even with my reservation they sat us by a server station. While eating we had server constantly coming behind us to put dishes and other items. My friends meat orders were not out in a timely manner. We had different servers coming to our table with the wrong meats. It was totally unorganized.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited for Veteran's Day.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

You could tell the restaurant wasn’t prepared for a busy night. We made reservations for a date night and spent close to $200 for two of us which we expected as we have been here before. We were sat by the host which returned a few min later to ask if we had a waiter stop by. They hadn’t. We didn’t have any place settings and she told us to help ourselves to the salad bar. We came back still no place settings. About ten min later someone dropped off place settings and water. About ten min later a waiter stopped and asked if we made a decision on drinks. He had never been to our table at all. We ordered drinks. Few min later another waiter stopped by to take our drink order. Drinks were delivered to the table by a waiter that dumped some of the drink in the table as he was in a hurry to get to the next table. We were at the restraint sat for over two hours and our coasters were green most of the time and only were offered five meets which two were the same.

Over all disappointed been there before and always had a great experience.

G
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I took my two teenage sons here for the first time last weekend. I’d been before and had enjoyed. Not this time! We were placed in back corner and had very few servers actually bring us meat. You have multiple servers waiting on you and they would ask if we had received the meat we wanted. We only got two servings of super tough steak. They say they’re send someone over but in mean time fill us up with bread. Very disappointing! Finally got our bill and we were really ready to leave. I watched the server walk around for 15 minutes with my credit card hanging out of his back pocket. He made the excuse he really needed to get the next table water. I was amazed and not happy! I knew it would be expensive but when the suggested tip is $40 for the horrible server we received I laughed I’d skip it and got some where else

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Way too busy. Waited long periods of time for the different meat options to arrive at our table. Never even got to try half of them.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

When we first sat down we explained to the waiter that we had a concert to go to and that we had an hour and a half or so to dine. He said, no problem. From there the service went down hill.

Salad bar was very low on food
We had to constantly ask for more meat to be brought to the table
Our waiter rarely stopped over to check in with us
We had to ask 3 people to bring us our bill.

Bad overall experience

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Not worth the price. Salad bar was not
replenished in a timely manner. Bread for
the table arrived near the end of the meal. Table was not setup. We had to ask twice to get silverware/plates. Meat servers were slow to come around. Quality of meat was lacking for the price. We will not be back.

PH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Our table was ignored most of night. The meat offered most was chicken. Our coasters were flipped to green for entire night waiting for food. We asked several times to be served yet nothing was forthcoming. When you spend $180 you deserve better.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for a friends birthday dinner. We got there pretty early, it wasn’t very busy so we were seated right away. The waitress explained everything very well to the newcomer, took our drink order and just like that we were hitting the market table. The food is always excellent, and the carvers are quick and generous with the portions. A great time each time I’ve been there. Highly recommend

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

SC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Won’t be going back has really gone down hill

S
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual! I have been to this location more than once.

RD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. One of my favorite places.

BJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

This has been the poorest experience at this restaurant. The waitresses were not very attentive. We had to remind them all the time that we wanted some rounds of meat. We also had to sit next to a very inappropriate person with horrible behaviors. The staff didn't seem to care. Food didn't taste as good as usual either.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service terrible - food not as good as I remember but still just as expensive.

V
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good service and good service

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