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 3595 People Are Saying
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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

SC
Minneapolis
2 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
1 review
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

JT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Good experience with food but not service. Excellent quality of steaks as previous visits. Love the pear salad. Got a table for two people but only one fork and no plate. Very busy (Sun 7P) and barely got service.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The food was delicious. All the servers were very attentive. My only complaint would be towards the end of our meal The service slowed down greatly. We felt as though they were trying to get us to leave.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We were celebrating my daughter’s 13th birthday. I went with my two kids. And the mashed potatoes were not replaced they told us they would get more, my daughter wanted more. I did not get a menu of the meats. I asked for it because it was the first time my 17-year-old was there so I wanted to show him what the options were. We asked for a filet mignon a few times and that never came to our table. We asked for the filet from many of the servers. Usually our service is really spectacular there, but last night it was a failure and I will not be going back there.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was not that great this time. Rice and beans were cold too

OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I chose the dinner because of the promo pricing. However when I got there I was told it didnt include all cuts of meat. When I looked back online it does show all cuts of meat. I'm disappointed that we were not allowed full service but my Son enjoyed his Birthday Celebration nonetheless

OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went in to eat for his birthday and everyone was absolutely amazing. The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We had Karina as the main server to speak to us and help us and she was great. Thanks for a great experience for my boyfriend’s first time eating at Fogo!

A
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, incredible staff!! Such a unique dining experience!!

TR
Savannah
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Not worth the money

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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 on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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 on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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 on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 18, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

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
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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 on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 18, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

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 on October 17, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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 on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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 on October 17, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

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 on October 17, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

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 on October 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

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 on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Service was not very good

DB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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