Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Jose

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Join us at Fogo de Chão® San Jose, our first location in Northern California and part of the Santana Row entertainment area. Fogo is a great complement to this vibrant shopping, dining, hotel and residential district, certain to be a regular spot for both visitors and locals alike. The restaurant showcases a beautiful dining room with seating for 250 guests with outdoor seating and lively bar. The interior of the restaurant reflects a mixture of Northern California and Brazilian modern design.
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.
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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 2059 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing per usual. The service could’ve been a little better. Previously going there the service was outstanding, when the manager from Santa Monica was there, but tonight was more just fair. Food is amazing though I guess it may be a toss up when it comes to service.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was amazing. I love this place. There's nowhere else like it.

CM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Wonderful Evening ! Food quality, service and experience was very enjoyable...A wonderful place to enjoy a special celebrations, business dinner or get together.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall it was a pleasant experience, but I noticed after the table behind me was seated I stopped being visited by the staff that dispenses the meat. I spent a 15 min stretch with no one stopping by while the table behind me got served. I tried to get there attention without success.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Me and my boyfriend have been here a few times before and have done the $59 dinner that they have. We decided to go in this past weekend for their “Best of Brazil” promo at a special price of $39.50 plus tax. And I have to say even though it excludes some of the meats, it was still EXCEPTIONALLY delicious!

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I was disappointed because I have been here before and there are usually a lot of different options brought out but this time they just kept bringing the same couple of options and did not come around a lot. The place was not crowded that night and not all of our orders were correct.

AB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best! Live it again and again...

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome !!!!!

FL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Though reservations are made well in advance, this is my fifth visit where I've had to wait for a minimum of 20 minutes until seated.

The staff presenting the meats have always been curt, inattentive or outright rude.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The meat is way too salty and overall the food is overpriced for the quality

p
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful care and absolutely great food and service. Excellent wine selection. Servers are attentive and the managers check to see if you are having a great experience.

T
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first experience at this particular Fogo de Chao was terrible. But we were nearby and I decided to give it a second chance....and it was great! Tonight's meats were good, service was good, nothing I can really complain about. Well, maybe the buffet table's offerings can have more selections, but with all those delicious meats properly cooked to different temperatures for the different preferences between my wife and I, not having more sides didn't bother me at all.

Really glad we went back. This location is now ranked higher in my list than the one in San Francisco, and its closer to where I live, and has a nearby free public parking lot.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday for son

RG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, great meats

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice and delicious! A little pricey but love it:-) Great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was excellent and the service was good

AO
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Over all it’s over priced for what it is ! The meat was ok but super salty for me. I’d skip the cocktails and order wine In my opinion , other then that I wouldn’t go out of my way to come here again .

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, thank you!

BB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Fogo!

SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I would have given a full 5-Stars, but our waiter mixed up our check with another party's and charged my card for more than what I was supposed to be charged. He then proceeded in charging my card the correct amount, but the original charge was never reversed. Very disappointing because I love this place!

C
San Francisco
149 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy this Fogo de Chao - always nicely busy, attentive service and great meat. This visit we thought the meat was particularly great - right off the grill, and nicely rare selections.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

poor service. Very hard to get waiter to table. Towards end of lunch, took over 20 min to flag someone down for desert menu. By that time we didn’t want our second drink, nor desert anymore. Don’t think we will be back.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband loves to take me on a date here. We both love the Pincanha. I personally like the cheese bread by a lot.
The service is great! We always pick this place whenever we’re craving good quality meats and even whenever there’s somebody’s birthday!
Nice ambiance.
Food is amazing.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Birthday they forgot

AH
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is becoming my favorite restaurant in San Jose area. The staff remembers us from our previous visit and the food and ambience are great. Almost feels like we're in San Paolo. Love the fact that they offer premium mineral and sparkling water (Toscana) as well as a digestivo for the meal. The selection of pork, chicken, steak is plentiful. You will not leave hungry!

DC
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice lunch but the quality of the meet this time was no tender like other time here but overall very good.I'l be back soon

T
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Won’t be going back for a long time. Disappointed for two times now. Our services was great but they need more serving person. I didn’t get enough meat or the steak that I requested. Servers mostly walked passed our table every time they came out with fresh batch of meats. I paid over $110 each person for very little food and have to wait long time. No good ;(

VW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed my anniversary dinner with my kids very much at Fogo De Chao. The staff was very attentive to our needs and the kids were well served and ate more than usual. Can't ask for more.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job thanks for making my wife’s birthday dinner special

M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Market Table is always fresh with a broad variety. Sever Laura was excellent as was hostess Sheila.

AB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the absolute best if you're a meat eater. The service is always perfect. Luis and Marcus are great and make you feel very comfortable.

Go when it's busy so you get the freshest meats!

MP
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes it is pricey, but it is also worth it! our waitress was amazing, suggested a wine that was perfect, and delivered to us a complimentary dessert for our Anniversary! will be back with the family!

M
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual birthday get together

V
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fogo De Chao has the best salad bar in the area for lunch on a weekday. Selections are always varied and fresh, exotic fruits, vegetables, selection of cheeses with crusty bread are over the top - just a few of the choices available. The decor is rustic/modern and the energy is bustling with the carvers going from table to table amid a full house of folks during my last visit. Kudos to our server, Isaac, who stopped by frequently to see how we were doing as well as another female staffer with a welcoming smile. I missed the opportunity to see my favorite server, Flower, who has been with Fogo's since I first lunched there about 5 years ago. I think that alone reflects how good the restaurant takes care of their employees because it shows in the customer service I receive every time I eat there.

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great value

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 2 year anniversary and we received a free dessert! Great service!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great but our server went MIA for a while. We didn’t even get water refills. Eventually someone else started helping us and he was great. But that was also the last 30 min of our visit there. Food was great though.

TB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten in many Churrascarias in Brazil (Brazilian steakhouses). Brazilians pride themselves on the grass fed beef at these places. The quality of the meat here (Picanha, Filet Mignon, lamb) was just as good as the nice places there. The $58 all you can eat including salad bar (also just like in Brazil) is not so expensive when you consider the quality of meat (and salad bar, which can be had without meat for $25) and compare to other sit down restaurants where you get what you get at a fixed price. If you are hungry, and I hesitate to say, but you can feast on quality meat (just don't eat the carbs they give you as appetizers, that will make you full, and yes, they serve them to you before the meat comes). Not only the quality of meat but the fact that you only eat little slices at a time, hot off the "grill" so to speak; your steak doesn't "get cold" while you talk too much with your dinner mates. Staff is very friendly, I talked with the manager? (Brazilian) who came to help me with a beer question, and we were treated very nicely. Also, as in Brazil, they will even come to you when you have the beer coaster on "red" (don't come) instead of "green" (I need more meat). The whole experience of a Brazilian Steakhouse is that you are like a king and they want to stuff you full, which I still resist at, but once you realize that's how it is, just say no, if you don't want any more. You have to be careful of being "upsold" as a waiter came by with a very delicious prawn appetizer glass but before reaching for it I asked him if it was part of the deal and he confessed no. They come at you so fast sometimes you don't have time to realize what is happening, but that is the tradition. Havaing told you the above, I highly recommend dinner at Fogo de Chao.

F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great, except waiter was pushing us to buy more than we wanted, made us very uncomfortable, we stood our grounds and everything was fine after.

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