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 2044 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was excellent and the service was good

AO
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, thank you!

BB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed at Fogo!

SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Birthday they forgot

AH
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

AB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
32 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annual birthday get together

V
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great value

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

GO
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great, service was great, and everything was really good. Here's the thing about going here for dinner.... if you can take your time and enjoy...come here. The wait is LONG, even with a reservation. There were seats that we saw on the patio but my hubby didn't want to eat outside, that may have been part of the wait. Then PACE YOURSELF! We had just gone to the salad bar and the meat started coming, many different things at once. Make sure that they can see your little circle on the table to say whether you are ready or not for more. Sides come later....a bit later, so take your time although we were not over the moon about any of them but the rolls are extremely good! We had a really good time and got to taste everything. The last thing to note....we went for a special occasion because it is rather pricey. But it was worth it.

AH
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great great place for all occasions. Food and service great and fast

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like that it was they gave a little special Birthday touch. Service was spot on. Everything was great.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 1

Despite having a reservation, had to wait nearly an hour for our table. No remorse whatsoever from the staff. Manager wouldn't even meet with when I asked. Poor service. Bad experience. Won't be going back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome food great ambiance. Place to go for great steak!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We felt totally rushed by the waiter
She talked far too fast
Made us feel we were in a fast food restaurant
No patience
No personal touch

T
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday, and they did everything I had asked for, for things that were not even on the menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Phenomenal service. Great value.

JM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always tasty and the service is outstanding. If you are lucky enough to have Flower as your server, it will be even more special.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was very slow. We got some food, but it then took a very long time for the servers to come around. We waited over 20 minutes for our drinks. Staff was attentive, but really really slow

SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 2

We were served burnt cheese balls/bread If the staff had listened to what we were asking for instead of promoting shrimp and drinks which the shrimp was tough and the drinks awful. We bought both! We paid the full price of 58.95 and not promotion price of 39.00 and got a lot of tough meats walked out with a 288.00 bill for 3 asked for management but they never came over.

MA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and unique dining experience. Service was excellent!

M
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I had already dined at Fogo De Chao in San Diego, and fell in love with the service and food. We were a party of 14 in San Jose, celebrating my birthday. We were seated to one side of the restaurant which is understood due to having 3 kids. The service was extremely poor. We were only offered different racks of the sirloin, and a few other choices. We had to ask for more variety, and even then we saw other cuts offered to the rest of the restaurant that never made it to our table. The server mentioned it to the manager, but by then it was too late and we were done and over it. We paid an EXTREMELY high bill just to eat sirloin. Needless to say it was a big disappointment. The full experience was short to say the least. Unfortunately I dont think we will ever be back to the San Jose one.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Tania was amazing! Very attentive and friendly!

MH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Second time there with my family. Family enjoyed food and service. Lighting was kinda dark. Our server Brie was excellent she made sure my grandma was happy. Thank you

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