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About Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Jose

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.

377 Santana Row #1090
San Jose, CA 95128
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 2:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 2:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Winchester Blvd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 244-7001

Website:
http://www.fogodechao.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary self-parking conveniently located next door.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Our first location in Northern California is 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.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Jose Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.0

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3.7

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Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Manager was not understanding and server had said one thing and manager didn’t follow through. Will not be going back if I continue to receive this kind of service

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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

I could not believe how terrible the service was.

We had to beg to get drinks filled. Beg for sides. Beg for everything.

All of us were frustrated and annoyed which is not acceptable for a restaurant at this price point.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Went with a group of coworkers for post holiday lunch. Reservations were for 12:30 but they sat us early which was good. Since we all had been before we knew the ropes. However, my friend ordered salmon and that showed up almost 40 minutes later after ordering... Pretty much everyone else was done eating. The server seemed more attentive to the table next to us and almost seemed she was avoiding because we kept asking where his entree was. Waiting for the check took another 20 minutes... Something to do with the computer being down... Yet the table next to use received theirs immediately. Anyway, it was okay this time around.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Always great. I visit often and have never been disappointed.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was unbelievably salty. Salad bar was missing several items and was not refilled in the in the 2+ hours we were there. Waiters had no personality and one person in our party kept getting ignored for food even though he had his green card out. We told the staff we were there for a birthday and they forgot. We saw two tables get sung happy birthday with a candle on their dessert but when we reminded them of ours they just brought the dessert to the table and left.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had an amazing time! There was a slight issue with our bill but it was taken care of swiftly and wonderfully. We love coming here and will continue to do so

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always enjoy coming here for special occasions. The staff is so friendly and welcoming. Always a special treat for us!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We've eaten here many times, but this time my husband became very ill over something he ate. When I told the manager the following day, he wasn't concerned and said "corporate will call you if they receive 3-4 other complaints. What?? Does he think we made it up? We won't be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband and I celebrated New Year's Eve here. Everyone from the hostess, wait staff and the bussers were so cordial and attentive. The food was fantastic, meat came out nice and hot and all delicious. The salad bar all fresh. Everything was really good, especially the yummy addictive cheese bread they serve you at the table :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

With my birthday being aro

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent food!! Loved all the meats and the varied market bar with salads, fruit, cheeses, smoked salmon, etc., yum!!! We will definitely go back!!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Most of the meet was overdone and the salad bar was liking many of the options

Tags: People Watching, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fogo de Chao did not disappoint. I've been to numerous Brazilian Steakhouses across the country and even in Rio and can compare it. The variety of meats was good. The brought the filet mignon at the end and it was delicious and tender as it should be. The sirloin was tender and tasty. Ribs, chicken breast and chicken legs, lamb too. Enjoyed the "salad bar" - various cheeses, lox, prosciuto, salads.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Service was excellent, food was great. Wish there were more choices at the salad bar but the selections were adequate. Waiting area seating were a little shaky and should be replaced with more comfortable seats. Overall, pricey but a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were seated immediately. The salad bar was not refreshed and was pretty picked through. The warmed items were fresher. The staff seemed more involved with themselves than with the customers. Not one of our servers smiled or were very welcoming. The meats were very tasty. And our drinks were well made.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food is the best for Brazilian Steakhouses, the salad bar needs to be monitored better, several items had runout or not kept fresh. Steak was superb, a little slow on the lamb chops that are my favorite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas brunch was terrible. Don't go on a holiday. They will charge you the holiday rate (dinner) and serve you lunch selection of meats. I noticed a waiter taking prime rib to another table. Maybe they special ordered, as it was never offered to the rest of the restaurant.

With all the Brazillian options available, don't go to Fogo de Chao. Pay more for a better meat or pay less and enjoy better (or at least comparable) food.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing and very pleasant experienced.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very friendly servers and with a smile always. Food as good as expected. Excellent ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent Service from Host to Management.
They keep you happy always bringing the meats!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Took to long to get drinks

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Meats came out really slow compared to places like Pampas or Espetus.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

THe food was good, as is always, but I was disappointed in the service. I made reaervations two weeks prior and was given the worst table ever-next to the restroom and all the way to the back where employees behind us folded napkins and spoke in foul language.

I requested another table, closer to the rest of the dining crowd and closer to the food, but was denied it because the space was reserved for a party- that was due to arrive in THREE hours! We finished dinner and the party still had not arrived, and that was a bummer.

The waitress and the manager showed no empathy and no problem-solving skills.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great ambiance, attentive staff, great great steaks, and very generous. What else can you ask for. A bit pricey but worth it.
Great job Brazil!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service was friendly. Cold draft from the outside door, i asked reception several times to close. I was reassured they would close it but they kept it open to accomodate the food servers going onto the patio. I told the waiter he said he would inform the manager. The bill overcharged me for an extra person, they changed it. Waiter never asked if we wanted dessert. When i got the attention of the waiters assistant he said he would bring dessert menu, that never happened. Food was very good, restaurant crowded and noisy. Hard to have a conversation. My second time at this restaurant, i was disappointed.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very crowded, due to what looked like holiday office parties, throughout the restaurant. Table appetizers were cold, meat not up to their standard, and mediocre service. Will never go here again, in December. It seemed the "crew" just couldn't handle the volume, as typically we have a great experience at Fogo de Chao.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I am Brazilian and organized a company dinner at Fogo de Chão. it became a mainstream chain, the experience has become a caricature of a Brazilian Churrascaria (like The Outback is to Australian or Taco Bell is to Mexican). This is somewhat understandable, but the prices are like it was the real experience.

On top of that, the facility at Santana Row is too tight for the service model and at this location, the service is particularly arrogant and incompetent.

On this particular occasion: they messed up drink orders, waiter twice took wine orders and came back after 20 minutes to say the wine was not available (after 40 minutes we debated whether to get up and leave or eat without drinks). Of course they did not forget to charge for what was delivered and what was not delivered to the table. The "manager" was not able to address the basic problems - just tell me which wine is available and get the bottles to the table - it took another 20 minutes.

Looking for a Churrascaria in the SF Bay Area? Taurinus in San Jose is small, but authentic and honest. Espetus is the closest to the real thing. Pampas in Palo Alto is not authentic, but it is a nice experience. Fogo de Chão? Skip it.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Went here for a company lunch. Not sure what I was expecting but I guess I thought I was going to a steak place which is what my business partner enjoys. This place serves meat, in mass quantities. In fact they never stop serving you as long as you want. However, the flavor of the meat was not great. I have had better steak at home and in some much lower end restaurants. That said. The service was excellent, the wine was excellent and the ambience was good. Would I return. No.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Not enough selection on the meats. Sides were good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We got sat near the front door. The folks with the Ribeye kept skipping us. It's not the ideal place because you feel ignored. I've had better service at other churrascarias.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Meat - is to die for.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was great service never saw the waitress had to go to bar just to get refills on water

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Extremply poor service. Waited 40 min for the bill. Got home and was sick. Will never go there again. For the price 200$ we expected excelent service. But no. Service was disastrous.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Despite numerous attempts to inform server, front desk hostess and a special note on this OpenTable reservation about my friend's bday, the server still went ahead and served the dessert without a candle ruining the surprise for him. To top of off, we were charged the dessert that we're supposed to get complimentary because of the bday. Had I known the server would've completely ruined the surprise, I would've brought a cake myself. But I specifically asked and was reassured that Fogo De Chao will take care of it. Very very disappointed that servers had no clue.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was especially good this time n the beef was tasty as usual.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good food! Enjoyed the meat selection and all the meat cuts.. will return!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

As always the steak house has the most delicious selection of beef, lamb, pork, chicken with delicious sides...come hungry and ready to eat!!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We made reservations for thanksgiving dinner. We were sat in the corner so we almost always had to ask for cuts of meat to be brought by. The woman who took our drink orders disappeared so we had to wait nearly 30 minutes for drinks. I’m sure it was busy due to the holiday but the bathroom was a horrible mess.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was good as usual. Came here for Thanksgiving and it seemed like they weren't prepared for the larger crowd. Salad bar was usually out of something and had to wait for clean plates. Its expensive but if your a meat eater it is worth it.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was very hectic and over-priced. I expected a more unique experience for the high cost.

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