Fogo de Chao - New Orleans

4.1
1505 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.
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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
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4.2
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The staff here get 5 stars! Everyone was A+++ especially Chris and Piero!!! What a team! The food was ok- not as flavorful or fresh as I was expecting but it was ok. I appreciated the care they took to keep the salad bar clean by having every guest put on gloves before using. That was a really safe touch. Overall it was an ok experience. The reason I’d visit again is because of the staff though. Truly an incredible team!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal i’ve ever had. Our waiter was amazing. Al around a great experience!

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MattB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

I am extremely disappointed in my experience yesterday. I paid nearly $1,200, and the service and my experience was absolutely terrible.

I have been to your restaurant many times and have always enjoyed the experience. I have referred many customers and decided to bring my team. I was embarrassed that I had told them how well it was going to be.

I will not return.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded 2 days ago

Matt, you deserve an amazing dining experience that is nothing short of attentive service, so we're sorry we missed the mark. Our team would like to make this right, so we will be in touch via direct message. Kind Regards.

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vipWade
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

When you show up on time for a reserved table and are told to wait when tables are clearly available begins the encounter with an unhappy guest. I had to wait over twenty minutes while the hostess flitted around in a daze. Finally got seated next to the kitchen at what was the worst table in the whole place.

We then got constantly harassed by the server to order drinks, wine, and appetizers, which came out hot rather than cold. They were so overcooked you couldn’t get the lobster out of the shell. A waste of almost $40.

We got two serving of small pieces of meet and some plantains and mashed potatoes. The bread was inedible. During dinner we were harassed by someone selling sangria although we clearly had cocktails and wine.

Overall, a terrible experience. Run away

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded 3 days ago

Our mission is to ensure every guest receives the best Fogo de Chão experience, so it's disheartening to hear we fell short. We will be sure to reach out via direct message, in hopes of making this right. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Felt incredibly neglected the whole entire time. I had to ask several times for my initial drink and that kind of behavior was experienced through out our time at the restaurant. We had a reservation as well and we have 2 kids and they stuffed us at a 2 seat table in a corner. We were pretty much overlooked and underserved the entire night. The food was absolutely mediocre and they only bring out the cheaper meat selections, I didn’t ever get offered a high quality cut of meat the entire meal. Definitely not worth the $200 we spent. Also, usually when we put it is for a birthday there is a special touch usually that the restaurant does to make the experience special. No one even mentioned happy birthday. Such a disappointment.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago

No guest should have to repeatedly ask to be served, as you should always be receiving attentive service. Please give us another chance, as we would be grateful to make this up to you in the future.

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EbonyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing. My daughter enjoyed it. This is a must while in N.O.

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ChristinaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Were sat by manager. Started off great. Then no one came over to us again. We needed drinks, plates, our check, etc. had to flag someone down for everything. Very frustrating. Food was great.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago

Our team is sorry you didn't enjoy the service you received, Christina, as we always want to provide pleasant visits, but we appreciate your comments, as feedback helps us to continually improve. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to better serve you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it won’t be the last

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MicheleT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very disappointed! The The food was mediocre. Also our waitress abandoned us mid-meal! I think the manager had to finish serving us. We will not be returning to this restaurant.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on June 4, 2021

You deserve a wonderful dining experience that is nothing short of attentive service with a delicious meal, Michele, so we're sorry we missed the mark. Our team would like to make this right, so we will be in touch via direct message. Warm Regards.

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Shawn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Thumbs up. The only downfall was the face mask rule. Everybody was pleasant and the food was good. The drinks were also excellent.

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vipChynahgirl
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

It was our last night in New Orleans, so we decided to keep it low key for my birthday dinner and dine at Fogo de Chao (9:30 reservation) since we stayed at the JW Marriott. Our table was in the back room and nicely social distanced from the other guests. Our server (Chris) was welcoming and took our orders right away, but then the service declined significantly: 1) the salad bar was pretty scarce (missing smoked salmon and black beans), 2) it took over 10 minutes for my glass of wine to arrive, 3) meat selections were very slow to come out (average 15 minutes) and most red meat was rare, and 4) no salt and pepper shakers upon request.

I asked Chris about the flow of food and he notified his line manager, which still didn't improve matters, so I asked to see the manager of the establishment. He was very apologetic about the service and assigned one server to our table to consistently bring out the meat selections. In addition, my husband ordered the salmon and it took over 20 minutes to arrive.

Again, the manager apologized for the poor service and gave us a $25 Mother's Day gift card which he says hadn't expired. I would've preferred a discount on the meal because we're probably not going to visit any other location in the near future.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago

We understand your frustration, as no guest should ever go so long without service. You deserve the best experiences possible, and we hope you allow us the chance to deliver this to you in the future. We'll be sure to send you a direct message in hopes of inviting you back. Kind Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was awesome ... we loved the experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to have brunch and it was delicious!!! Especially the strawberry caipirinha.

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JesusR
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Hostess was nice got us in early.
Server was terrible. She stood there staring at us waiting for us to order food I guess, I had to tell her we wanted to do the full experience, she looked surprised as if that’s not what everyone does. She explained nothing to us. We frequent Texas de Brazil so luckily we know the drill. We also know that her waiting until we were DONE eating meat to ask if we wanted any sauces or any complimentary sides is not good service. They’re not complimentary sides we pay for them with our full experience and they should be automatically brought to the table. So we got no bread, bananas or mashed potatoes. Also the meat was crazy salty, some was over cooked, we never got the filet mignon, and the gauchos only came along about every 5-10 minutes. We gave up and stopped eating it was pointless. Texas de Brazil makes this place look like a Golden Corral.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on June 1, 2021

We take pride in the prompt and attentive service we offer, Jesus, so it's disappointing to hear we fell short. Our team hopes you award us a second chance to earn your 5-stars in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent

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JuditH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have been to rodesio in Phila, mass, Las Vegas,myrtle beach,New Hampshire , yours was the most expensive and poorest quality!

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

Every Fogo de Chão experience should be phenomenal, and we are saddened to know your recent visit fell so short of your expectations. We will be sure to reach out via direct message, in hopes of regaining your support. Best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on May 24, 2021

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

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PatT
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Graduation

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on May 24, 2021

We're sorry to hear your celebration was not 5-star worthy, Pat. When you are willing to award us a second chance, please stop by.

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Cheyenne
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time, especially people who are coming in from out of town.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Not sure if the reason why we hardly ever saw the person serving meat was because of the section we were at or by the time it got to us all the meat was gone. The service was ok server asked if we wanted more bread but never brought them. By the time we got the meat selection we water our mash potatoes were cold however the meats and over all food was good. I’m not sure if I go back or go back as hungry as I was.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on May 18, 2021

We truly apologize for keeping you waiting for those cuts, as we should be continuously circulating with options. We'll be sure to send you a direct message shortly, as we'd love to regain your support. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my fifth year anniversary with my beautiful wife and the food was excellent the service was excellent overall had a wonderful time and we definitely go back again!

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Madchillin
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went for breakfast. They should add turkey bacon or turkey sausage to the menu for us that don't eat pork.

JC
JamesC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Enjoyed every minute of it. The food was wonderful, and the staff was very attentive and friendly.

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Unclekather
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Erratic service. Market Table selections reduced and not well presented. Have been to other Fogo restaurants and had a much better experience.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on May 21, 2021

Providing attentive service is our aim, and it concerns us to read that this was not reflected during your visit. Your comments will be discussed with our team, and when you're ready, please visit us again, as we are confident we can earn your full satisfaction. Best.

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vipDishdoc
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience as usual! Fresh salad bar with nice variety and the lamb chops were flavor packed!

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Vieuxdo
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Love Loved IT! Great experience. Wonderful staff and excellent food. Can not wait to go back. Highly recommended!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff is very friendly and attentive. It seems there is extreme concern about guests using the salad bar. There is no logical reason to make guests put gloves on both hands to use the salad bar. One hand is holding a plate and the other is moving from item to item, without changing gloves in between. Seems to be virtue signaling overkill.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as expected!!!

AJ
vipAshleyJ
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated a loved ones birthday. Everyone had a great experience. Teddy was an excellent waiter!

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vipDreaH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff was nice

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The price for Mother’s Day brunch was not advertised and I was surprised that the Churrasco experience was the only option offered and the cost was the dinner price. The Churrasco, The Market Place and Feijoada Bar and the service were not as good as I expected. Most of the food was bland and the hash brown potatoes were cold. The waiter forgot our side dishes and had to be reminded. I have dined here once in the past and it was such a great experience, so I am not sure what happened.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on May 11, 2021

This is saddening to hear, as your experiences with us should always be fantastic. We hope you visit us in the future, as we are sure we can do better.

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ClaireR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and staff were excellent. It was a different dining experience. I really enjoyed the foo. It was different in a good way!

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RLO2
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our waitress was not very attentive to our table. Other waiters and waitresses even the manager at one point noticed where she was slacking and stepped in to help us a few times. Besides that everything else was 5 star.

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LaurindaB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

As we are from Mississippi, visiting this establishment is always on our list of things to do. I gave the service two stars only because the hostess seated us earlier than we’d planned due to canceling a tour.

There was a point when our server never returned. We saw him working in another section. He never made eye contact when we were trying to get our check. We had to get someone else to get it for us. I won’t say we will never return, but it might be a while before we get over this.

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KimM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The staff was so nice and accommodating. I definitely recommend!

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ChristalF
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service was absolutely terrible.... quite unfortunate because the food was amazing.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans
Responded on May 3, 2021

We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, Christal, however it's concerning to learn our service missed the mark. We hope to welcome you again in the future, as we'd love to deliver you an amazing time.

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nolanative
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We celebrate our anniversary every year at Fogo. Hostess seemed a bit frazzled when we first arrived for our 6pm reservation, despite the restaurant being nearly empty.

After we were seated, the waitstaff seemed to get our table and the one next to us confused a few times. However, things eventually settled down and overall, another fantastic experience, finished off by a surprise dessert for our anniversary. Thanks to the thoughtful staff!

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Cupcakes29
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

For some reason, the front of the restaurant was closed which is the brightest for brunch. When we asked the hostess, she said it was closed. When our server came to our dark table in the back of the restaurant, he said he'd wait on us in the front. So we moved to the front, and then they opened the front for others. I would have been very upset if this happened, and we were not able to move. We wanted a bright brunch! Use the front of the restaurant then the back, not the opposite way around!

The food and service were delicious. The hostess needs to learn or whoever is giving her direction on where to seat guests in broad daylight. I don't need ambient lighting at noon.

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vipPicky
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This was a disappointment. We were seated quickly but the waitress was inattentive to our request to have lemons brought out with our Pellegrino, which was at room temperature. We had to ask our waitress twice for plates when we were seated. The gauchos were pleasant but they didn't bring us the cuts of meat we wanted unless we asked twice. When we did get meats served to us, most of it was too salty and wasn't hot. I've had the Fogo experience in Baltimore over a dozen times, I've never been turned off of the brand until now. We won't be coming back to this location, and we'll caution anyone who is contemplating spending their money here.

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

We're sorry to hear we left you disappointed, as this is something we always wish to stay away from. We hope you're willing to award us a second chance down the line, and we'll be sure to be in touch via direct message to make this right. Thank you.

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FAQs

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 412-8900.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans is rated 4.1 stars by 1505 OpenTable diners.

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans 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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