Fogo de Chao - New Orleans

4.3
1712 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 and patio, 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. Fogo de Chao follows all city and local ordinances and requires a COVID-19 vaccine or negative test for dining at this location at this time.
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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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Beef sliders appetizers are delicious!

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star review! We can't wait to have you back in!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service and food was awesome for my sister in law birthday. They were the only restaurant in the city who could accommodate a large party and we truly appreciated it.

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vipCAPERK
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was horrible this time around!!

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded 7 days ago

This is concerning to hear, as our team should always be providing attentive and amazing service. We will be working hard to ensure your next visit exceeds your expectations. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Fogo de Chao was second to none. We were seated shortly for our reservation and an attentive, personal, and warm server quickly attended to us. This was for my birthday dinner (not that I think they knew until I told them before dessert) but to my delight they brought me the "wrong" beer twice! They left it on the table both times, so of course I enjoyed. This is how you get people to want to come back to your restaurant!

As far as the food it was fantastic especially the meats. The finest cuts of top sirloin, ribeye etc were brought out quickly and each server remembered that I wanted medium rare. Fantastic service! Overall very pleased with Fogo de Chao and I will be going back!

David

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vipBeautySleep
Baton Rouge
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great food! Service was slow. They messed up our check. They did not offer a complimentary birthday dessert.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that the service was slower than usual and that this visit did not exceed your expectations. We value your support and hope that we will have a chance to earn your complete satisfaction in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If I could give less than one star, I would—worst service in my life. Don’t go there. You will be very disappointed

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on January 10, 2022

This is concerning to hear, as our team strives to deliver nothing short of 5-star service. We will be reviewing your feedback and hope you will allow us another chance to earn your support. Thank you.

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Was out of orange juice, Prosecco and salmon in New Year’s Day brunch.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on January 3, 2022

We are sorry for this, Thomas, as we always want to ensure we have everything our guests crave. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to better meet your expectations in the future, as we'd love to give you the experience you deserve. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very slow drink service. Had to ask several times for service and waved server down. Dessert server was on it though. We didn’t get any, but she asked three times.

Overall good food and good ambiance, but overpriced.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on January 3, 2022

We always want you to find quality meals and service from us, and we're very sorry for falling short of your expectations. We truly hope you'll consider giving us another chance to better serve you. Best.

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Suburbanmom
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The Good and The Bad: We made a reservation for a New Year's Day breakfast several days prior. There were no other options available on Open Table, so we were thankful to get a reservation somewhere. Location was great, and we walked around the French Quarter afterwards. There were lines out the door everywhere else, all the more reason to be thankful that we had our reservation and were seated immediately. It wasn't crowded in the restaurant. Service was slow, but there appeared to be only be 2 waitstaff. I sympathize with the current staffing issues, and I appreciate everyone who worked on New Year's Day. Our beignets were raw in the middle, the waiter returned with a new order of properly cooked beignets, plus he took the item off the bill, which was a good call on the part of the waiter. We ordered the Brazilian sausage and were very excited to try it, but we received bacon. We didn't say anything because we just wanted to eat at that point. Food was average, but it was reasonably priced. Glad we didn't go for brunch and pay the Churrascaria prices due to the poor reviews on the meat quality that I read afterwards. It was dark and freezing in there, so not much in the way of ambience.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for sharing your honest remarks and for joining us for New Year's Day. We will be reviewing your feedback and working hard to ensure your next visit meets your complete satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food bar was almost empty and nobody was replenishing the items. We asked several times to have certain meats brought to our table and that fell on deaf ears for the most part. I requested a certain item and they brought it to me after we were eating dessert. Not planning on coming back.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on January 3, 2022

Your requests should always be honored as efficiently as possible, and we apologize for falling short. Please consider returning when you're ready, as we would love another chance to earn your trust and support.

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MikeH
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was NYE and the Sugar Bowl was the next day in NOLA. They had 1 bartender for the entire restaurant. Our buzzer wasn't working correctly and they gave our table away 2 or 3 times and then put us upstairs in a corner. It wasn't the worst place I've ever been but I certainly won't go back.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Mike. We apologize for the extended wait time and value your honesty. We hope that you will consider us in the future. Kind regards.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Not at the level of other Fogo de Chao we have gone to. Variety of meat was not great. Lots of meats were not offered. Side dishes were also not coming to the table.

Buffet was much simpler than in other places.

Disappointing!

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on January 3, 2022

Our team should always be making sure all our guests receive the cuts they crave, and we are sorry for falling short with you. Your comments are appreciated, and we truly hope you'll consider returning.

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vipAlicia
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food bar was nice. Full of good selections. It was New Year’s Eve and they might have been understaffed but service was terribly slow. My guy ordered a couple drinks and it took well over 15 minutes each time he ordered. Also the quality of the means served was average. Again it was New Years so may have been problems with prep but the meats we tried were tough and not flavorful. Again may have been holiday issue. We had one waitress -I didn’t catch her name — but she was outstanding. Very attentive and responsive. She was flying around working hard for all like this place but don’t love it. One in Chicago area were much better.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on January 3, 2022

We are sorry for the delay with your drinks, Alicia, as prompt service is important. Thank you for your honest comments, and please consider giving us another chance, as we would love the opportunity to make this up to you.

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vipdiner100
St. Louis
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have been to several other Fogo de Chao restaurants in other cities and had loved the dining experience. We were looking forward to dining in this location, but were very disappointed with the experience overall. Service was very slow, and spotty at best. The meat service was very slow, and came around with the lower cuts of meat several times. The restroom situation needs to be improved. Only one restroom per gender, so there was a line. There was a sign saying other restrooms were available in the hotel. However, you had to have a hotel room key to get into those restrooms.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on January 6, 2022

We apologize for the delay in service you mentioned, as serving our guests in a prompt manner is important. We will be reviewing your concerns with our team and hope for another chance to exceed your expectations in the future. Best.

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Gigi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food quality is very good. Service was very bad this time around... Had to ask 2x for every drink, as they would forget it. Drink then comes wrong. First time in my life at a Fogo where i sat for 1+ hour, had dinner, and was not able to have 1 single piece of Picanha delivered to my table. After asking 3 times. Gave up and called it a night. Really sad about the experience and i am huge fan of Fogo de Chão.

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PerisL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Managed to score a table on New Year’s eve.. Head Chef of meat selection deserves special mention.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Staff was very inattentive and so was the selections of meats that came out many times we had to ask for something to brought to our table

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Too much food but everything was perfect. Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our tradition to have dinner here. Thank you to our servers, Carletta and Zeke. We did miss having the mint jelly with our lamb chops, though. Hope they bring it back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While everyone went out of their way to provide excellent service, our server Danielle made our experience unforgettable!

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SeanR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was great, and plentiful! Little delayed on cocktails, but overall a pleasant experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lots of servers but a bit disjointed.
Good value wines though!!!!

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on January 1, 2022

Thank you for your honest remarks, and we're glad you found good value in our wine selection. We appreciate your support and look forward to earning your full satisfaction in the future.

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vipJerry
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were there for my son‘s 12th birthday. The staff were overwhelmingly kind. Towards the end of the night the manager asked my son if there was any specific meat he would like brought to the table. He asked for a bottom sirloin and the manager served it to him himself.

I would say currently the only drawback is the website advertises valet parking, but there was none that evening. This is likely related to staff shortage is not a big deal but it caught me by surprise. I’d suggest calling ahead to see if valet is available and if not you’re better off taking a car service,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Servicio malo empezando por la que recibe
Comida de regular a mala

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on January 1, 2022

Nuestro equipo siempre debe brindar un servicio increíble y amigable, y nos preocupa leer el comentario que mencionó aquí. Valoramos sus comentarios, ya que nos ayudan a mejorar, y esperamos volver a invitarlo para una mejor visita en el futuro.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible!! My boyfriend and I had an amazing dining experience and will definitely be returning.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on December 29, 2021

We appreciate the review! So happy you enjoyed, hope to serve you again soon!

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NOLADiner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waited 25 minutes after reservation time to be seated. The meats were not amazing. Steak must have been stamped "USDA Kind-of-OK". Service was decent enough for the "just keep bringing meat" plan, but one of our people decided instead to order a regular entree, which, 40 minutes after the rest of us had started eating still hadn't arrived (ended up cancelling it, and they were good enough to remove it from the bill). I waited 30+ minutes for my second cocktail to arrive.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on December 30, 2021

Keeping you waiting is never an option, and we truly apologize to hear the details of your recent visit. We value your feedback and will work to address these concerns. It's our hope that you'll consider giving our location another chance to impress you.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We stopped in for lunch for our anniversary, I made sure to make reservations over a week in advance. This visit wasn’t up to Fogo’s usual quality. First round of meat, all of them, were pretty over cooked and dried out. Second time
around was a little better. I never salt my food, this all needed salt. Very tasteless, definitely not like Fogo at all. We always love the lamb, as we were finishing up the lamb finally came around. We were there an hour and it came around just once. I received the last lamb chop and split it with my husband. I figured the waiter would come back with more for my husband but he never did. I know we wasted quite a lot of food but it was so overcooked, we even requested more rare cuts of beef. Sadly, the cheese rolls and caramelized bananas were the highlight of our special lunch anniversary. The hostess told us happy anniversary and I hoped our waitress would at least offer us a complimentary dessert. Not this time. We dined back in October for a birthday dinner and it was incredible. This time was a huge letdown. Over $100 for a lunch that was two thumbs down. At least it wasn’t the dinner pricing!

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on December 30, 2021

While we appreciate you joining us for this special celebration, we truly apologize for falling short of your expectations. We value your feedback and plan on making every effort to ensure that future visits are excellent in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to dine here on night 2 of our honeymoon. It was absolutely amazing! The food and service cannot be beat. The atmosphere is outstanding as well. I highly recommend coming here!!!

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JenP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Was disappointed that it was my husbands birthday. I asked for something to be done for him. I choose a cheesecake for him and never got it.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

This is the Walmart of Brazilian steakhouses. The food was ok. Nothing was outstanding. We were lucky to see the meat carvers come by our table.

We made reservations, but it was almost as if they overbooked. They weren’t taking walk-ins. But we still had to wait a while for our table.

There was a surprising number of kids there. It isn’t a kid friendly environment.

There are plenty of other good Brazilian steakhouses. So, this will be my choice of last resort.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on December 29, 2021

We always want our guests to be completely satisfied with their cuts, and we apologize for falling short with you. Please consider returning, as we would love to have another opportunity to provide you with the unique experience Fogo de Chão is known for. Kind Regards.

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WendyB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, especially loved the harvest table.

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vipLaTF
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I’ll start by saying that this location was overwhelmed and likely overbooked for Christmas dinner. The servers were trying to keep up with requests but couldn’t seem to do so. But they did try. I sent back mashed potatoes bc they were cold abs didn’t receive replacement potatoes until the end of dining experience. There were so many other challenges throughout the evening like having a 6 pm reservation but not being seated until 7:15. It just wasn’t that good but again, the servers were trying.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on December 28, 2021

We're sorry you didn't have a positive experience here, as it's our mission to provide our guests with five-star food and service. We will review your feedback and use it to improve in hopes of regaining your trust.

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JonP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst experience I have had at a Fogo restaurant. The salad bar was very limited and so was the meat. It was a long wait in between the meats and not all were offered.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on December 27, 2021

We're sorry you were disappointed, Jon. It's important to us that we offer high quality in every aspect, so we value this feedback, and we will be sure to review this with our team. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to better meet your expectations.

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DesireeK
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had read many concerning reviews about this restaurant. However, we had a lovely time. Great service, excellent food. We will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We had a reservation but had to wait 20 mins. Then our waitress was MIA and we didn’t get refills of our drinks. Food was delicious.

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MarcM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & service! Definitely recommend! Servers were so great they made sure we got the food we really enjoyed.

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LeeS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An unusual experience not like most other restaurants. Ordering the "feed me" meat entree presented a delivery system that I had not experienced before Gauchos would circulate the dining room with sizzling skewers of different beef, chicken or lamb that they would slice off. As long as you had the green chit facing up someone would stop by every few seconds. It was a very energetic experience. Oh, and the meat was very tasty. A nice experience. I would do it again.

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RaRa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Had a reservation and still waited 20 min to get our table. The waiter forgot our drinks. I was brought lamb and the waiter said it was filet mignon. The quality of the meats is not the best. The cheese bread was dry and burnt. The polenta was cold. Definitely not going back.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on December 27, 2021

It's very disappointing to read your comments, as we always want our guests to experience top-notch food and service. We will be sure to review this feedback carefully, and we hope you'll consider giving us another chance to better meet your expectations. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was nice, good service the food was very good we had a nice time, the drinks where outstanding, the salad bar is very good but the desserts where really good and nice sharing size