Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis

4.5
3999 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao is the leading Brazilian steakhouse specializing in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Please join us in our dining room, or bring the Fogo Experience to you with Fogo To-Go, Butcher Shop or Catering for Pick-Up or Contactless Delivery. Visit www.fogo.com to make a reservation or place an order.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3999 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ArunP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was pathetic. I had to ask for the item multiple times and wait for a long time. We all had to spend 2 hrs. Food was very salty. Overall, I and my family didn't enjoy

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vipNukemlee
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

At one point our plates set empty for 15 minutes while we waited for servers to come around. Not exaggerating, we timed it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will come back again!

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vipYeez
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant week selections. Even includes dessert!

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vipStarfish
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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KPLofton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great teamwork of customer service!

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DeidreC
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during restaurant week and outstanding as always. I really love how the restaurant practiced safe precautions for covid and socially distanced the dining tables and how staff wore masks at all times and patrons when they weren't eating/drinking. The food and experience were excellent!

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kima
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

wasn't our favorite experience. It was extremely busy, there was really no distancing which made my parents a bit uncomfortable since you had to touch other people to get out of your chair. We were there 2 and a half hours and sometimes sat there for 10+ min waiting for someone to come to our table with food. also, when we were done we started seeing all sort of items that were never offered to us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I have heard people rave about the food. Service, I sat waiting for meat to come around time after time and left still hungry. Waiter poured sparking water and neglected to tell us that’s something they we have to pay for.... I don’t even like sparkling water and ended up paying for this. Never got my cheesecake that was supposed to be included with the meal. All in all not an experience I was expecting and very disappointed in the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great! Service was fantastic and when a drink took too long, they comped it even without being asked. Also gave us a free desert for our occasion.

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Ramses
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was over all a great experience, not sure they are following the dress casual code yet it was a great time

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DeepFriedFlourTaco
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

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viptmsfty
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The waiter who was assigned to our table did not greet us. He randomly stopped as he was flying by our table to ask us if we were waiting on our drinks. We had not ordered drinks (or been greeted) at that time. He then took our drink order and mumbled information about the salad bar. We had some salad bar items, then waited for over 15 minutes for meat options to arrive at our table, meanwhile the tables around us had been served multiple options during this time. This service continued throughout our dining experience- servers passing by our table as if we did not even exist. At one point, I had to ask another waiter to come to our table so we could put in a request for meat options. She was pleasant, but we again waited over 20 minutes with no service. She and others walked by our table numerous times. The tables around us continued to be waited on, greeted, servers and waiters laughing and carrying on conversations with them. The table directly next to us received what looked like top-notch service, from what we could tell, and multiple managers stopped by to greet them. We even noticed one manager look at us during his conversation with the table, to fully ignore that we were sitting idle with no food on our plates. Finally, after waiting for excessive time, I had to again ask the female server to come to our table so we could get our bill. It then took over 15 minutes to pay our bill and leave. While I recognize that Restaurant Week may bring in less revenue, the event is promoted all throughout the restaurant and it was my understanding that this opportunity may bring in repeat customers. Our experience had the complete opposite impact, and we are appalled at how we were treated, the lack of service and respect, and baffled at the ignorance that multiple Fogo de Chao employees demonstrated by their actions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the men who brought the meat out was very rude and over all 90% of them weren’t friendly. The servers were very polite. Also, we waited for filet Mignon and didn’t end up gettin it until the very end of meal.

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MeganS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The brunch was great! Love the salad bar offerings and the omelet was very good. The bloody Mary took me by surprise with the Brazilian rum-very strong. Very accommodating for our large party with a few small children-much appreciated!

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SarahS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

No Covid-19 protocols in place here. Tables are close together and packed with people. Salad bar has no social distancing or compliance to ensure proper and safe use. I’m not sure how the city is allowing this place to operate like this. Most of the meat was good but the rest of the food served we didn’t enjoy. It was very expensive for what you get. We won’t be back.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded 4 days ago

Sarah, our safety protocols should always be in place, so we're concerned to hear you state otherwise. Please don't allow this to keep you from visiting again, as we'd love to deliver you a better time.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

The food was fabulous, as always, but it was very busy and clear that the restaurant was not following Covid guidelines with capacity and seating. I had hoped Fogo de Chao would be a BETTER experience due to the Covid restrictions but it was disappointing to see that the restaurant was very full even though reservations are required. I also felt there were few servers for how many people were in the place.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded 3 days ago

We take great care to follow every safety protocol, as your safety is our priority. We'd appreciate the chance to deliver you a better experience, so please stop by in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Cattle lined up in a barn with no covid precaution

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GAeagles
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Sadly, I feel this Fogo is no longer meeting the name and reputation. We used to love coming here - been to other Fogos as well over the years. This visit really missed the mark, from poor service, food not tasting fresh, and nickle-and-diming every charge. For example, when we sat down, we were asked if we wanted water. Said yes, server said "sparkling or still". I said we wanted "regular water" and he brought out mineral water and charged us 4.95 each.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded 4 days ago

Upholding our high standards is important to us, so we're saddened your recent visit missed the mark. We'd be grateful for another opportunity to regain your love for our restaurant, so we hope you'll give us that chance. Our team is always grateful for your visits.

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Daniw
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous experience for a late lunch at Fogo this weekend. All safety protocols are being taken seriously, and we had an exceptional server - Celeste. She was very busy but made sure to check in with us and provided a wonderful experience to our group! The entire team was also fabulous from the gentlemen that came around to our tables frequently to the alternate servers who came to help when ours went on break. We for sure will be back again soon.

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vipSoleCollector
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is thee best restaurant I have ever been to. They go above and beyond in ensuring a safe and distanced experience, as well as making sure that you are more than taken care of. My water is never empty, the salad bar is magnificent, and if you like a never ending pile of perfectly cooked meat on your plate, this place is made for you. Service, safety, food and people that will leave you beyond full and happy for the rest of your week!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday party it was good like always.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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KionC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great although I wish there were more sides to choose from . It was our very first experience and it was really packed because of Valentine’s Day so it took a while to get seated but overall it was a great experience.

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BrittannieG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

When we first arrived we waited over 10 minutes before someone asked for our drink order. When attempting to order another drink, it took over 15 minutes before someone asked if they could assist. I told them that they had and never brought out drink.
The food was over seasoned, too much salt. There wasn’t the variety that was advertised. When we asked about it the server never came back after they were going to “check”. We had the same three guys with the same meats.
I ask for dessert and instead they brought me my check.

This whole experience was not worth $200+. What a huge disappointment, and we left hungry.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

We are concerned to hear of such an experience, as all our guests should have attentive service and enjoy their meals. Please know that we appreciate the feedback and hope you don't allow this to keep you from visiting us again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

It was completely packed despite COVID regulations. We left before we even sat down.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on February 19, 2021

Your safety is our priority, so it's disheartening to hear we were too full for your comfort. We wish you wouldn't have left, so please award us a second chance.

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ChristianV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Restaurant was obviously busy for the holiday and filled every table available, including placing tables a couple feet away from the line for the market garden table, which is very uncomfortable when you're at the table close to it, trying to eat, and there is a whole line of people standing a foot from you. Also worry that the table's location made us go unnoticed by the wait staff as we waited 30 minutes to get someone to notice us to bring the check. I understand more tables means less wait for customers to get seated, but there should be a limit when you're being placed so close the market table that you can't have a private conversation because dozens of people are lined up next to you. Also not good for social distance guidelines.

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CHUAX
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Not the best service I have received there but it is understandable it was Valentine’s and Busy. Highly recommend still and very accommodating to my needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waited a long time for food, was offered 4-5 kinds of meats out of the 10+ selection. Offered wine on sale for $50 along with dessert that night per server it’s a $75/bottle, check online is $25 per. Every year we come here for special occasion celebrations and service always excellent but not this year.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded 5 days ago

You should always be offered every cut, as you should be able to try the variety we offer. We hope your next visit is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Services as bad they didn’t bring us food for almost 20 min had to pull the race card just to get service

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on February 18, 2021

This is unacceptable to hear, as every guest should always receive top-notch service. We hope this doesn't keep you from visiting us in the future.

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joshm
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience here. We have gone to this location many times for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We came as a party of 4 and had a fabulous time even though it was super busy on Valentine’s Day. Food was delicious and hit the spot as always! Our server was Raquel and she is the bomb! She was so awesome and caring and always came back to check our table and others that she was in charged of. Thank you! We’ll definitely come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, lots of meat!! Place was packed!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved my first experience at fogo! The waiters are very nice and everyone’s customer service is phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It didn’t quite meet my expectations. When I checked out the website it seems like it would an upper scale restaurant with really great atmosphere but that’s not the case at all. The atmosphere alone just felt too overwhelming especially when no implemented social distancing. I tried the FOGO Churrasco Experience and the food was okay but not really what I was hoping for especially the Market Table or the salad bar it’s definitely not worth the price and plus with the COVID still going around I would assume they would require everybody to wear some kind of sanitary gloves but no that’s not the case either. The meat was unlimited and yes they come around like they never stop but really the best kind of steak thou only comes around once every 30mins and the rest are just covered in fat! So,If you’re looking to try this place out for the first time like I did good for you but in my opinion it’s not worth the price. Maybe I’m too exaggerating and or just really disappointed with my experience but definitely not going back again! Also, not to mentioned our server was very rude didn’t even came back to offer us drinks after we asked to give us a minute to think about it so then a new server came to help us out.then the old server finally remembered us right after we already ordered our meal!lol I guess it wasn’t such a high end place restaurant like I thought!

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on February 19, 2021

We apologize for falling short, as we love to deliver fine-dining experiences to every guest. It's disappointing to hear you felt you received otherwise. We hope your next visit is amazing.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

No silverware to begin with, needed to flag down a server to get additional drinks. Brought the wrong bill twice. Food was excellent.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on February 18, 2021

While we're glad to hear your meal was excellent, Brian, we are disappointed to hear the level of service that was delivered. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to be awarded a second chance.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Went for Valentine’s Day and it was packed!! I don’t know how they got away with that with the governors orders. I would say there was barely 6 feet between tables. And I am being generous. We almost left, but felt stuck with no reservations available anywhere else and it being negative degrees outside.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on February 18, 2021

We're concerned to hear these details, as we never want a guest to feel stuck at our establishment. We hope to welcome you back in the future, as we'd love to earn your 5-stars.

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Kyle
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was great, service was good. There were a couple of very disruptive groups that really made the experience less than fantastic.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on February 18, 2021

We apologize for the disruption, Kyle, as you should be able to enjoy your meal in peace. Our team hopes you visit us in the future, as we know we can deliver a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food was excellent, the service was excellent but I was extremely concerned about the lack of social distancing and Covid precautions. I guess the state had increased occupancy to 50%, the day prior, but the restaurant was completely packed with very little space between tables. Had I known they were actually seating at 100% capacity I would not have gone. That being said, the waitstaff was fantastic and the food was very tasty.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis
Responded on February 17, 2021

While we're thrilled to hear our team delivered fantastic service along with wonderful meals, we apologize for making you feel uncomfortable. Your safety is our priority, and we hope this doesn't keep you away.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was ok, couple slices of meat were straight up fatty and not medium which I made them aware.

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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 4.5 stars by 3999 OpenTable diners.

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fogodechao.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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