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Fogo de Chao

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(71 Reviews)

661 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 932-9330

Today: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tomorrow: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fogo de Chão is an authentic Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized in fire-roasting high-quality meats for almost 40 years utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Fogo offers guests a wide variety of simply seasoned meats, that are carefully fire-roasted to expose their natural flavors, including the house specialty picanha sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, and lamb chops to name a few.
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Price Range
Near North Side, Central Chicago, River North

Fogo De Chao Churrascaria

Fogo De Chao

Fogo De Chao Churrascaria-Holdings LLC

Fogo de Chão

Restaurants, Brazilian Restaurants, Steak Houses, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities
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Cuisines: South American, Brazilian, Latin American, Steakhouse


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Delicious delicious delicious MEAT! And

Delicious delicious delicious MEAT! And if u consider how much you can consume worth it too.



Excellent for fans of meat

I came here for dinner with some friends for the first time and all the good things I've heard about Fogo de Chao were true. I tried so many different types of meat that I can't say which was my favorite. Their garlic mashed potatoes were really really good. The salad bar looked to have a vast assortment of greens, but I'm a simple salad person so it was more than enough for me. The way they serve their meats is unique and the atmosphere was charged with many conversations.

All the good comes with a high price tag, but overall, I'd say it's well worth the occasional visit. You won't be disappointed.



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Meat lover's paradise

Great food, expensive, but worth it every once in a while.
I came here for dinner with some friends for the first time and all the good things I've heard about Fogo de Chao were true. I tried so many different types of meat that I can't say which was my favorite. Their garlic mashed potatoes were really really good. The salad bar looked to have a vast assortment of greens, but I'm a simple salad person so it was more than enough for me. The way they serve their meats is unique and the atmosphere was charged with many conversations.
All the good comes with a high price tag, but overall, I'd say it's well worth the occasional visit. You won't be disappointed.

Eric Powell


Provided by Citysearch - 
The best plave in the City!!!

If you a meat lover – look no farther – the absolutely best place in the entire city of Chicago.
The staff working together to serve each of the tables, you get full attention, the meat is fresh and there is many to choose from so if you liked one peace more than other you can always order more – you can eat till you drop (literally). The price is worth it – better than any other steak house and lunch time is even $10 cheaper then dinner for exactly same meat variety.
You should check it out!!! We loved it.



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The Best!

The food is so good that it feels being back in my hometown! : )



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Great experience, absolutely incredible service

We went there for lunch, and had the most amazing service. Everything we wanted was attended to immediately.

The team of waiters were professional and very attentive. The manager (Paul) greeted us and made us feel very welcome. When we inquired about smoke salmon running out at the buffet, he not only went and brought more out to the buffet - but also personally brought us a plate of it to our table.

When we asked a waiter for some lamb, they went and got some lamb for us, and then it seemed like all the waiters knew we wanted lamb and wanted to take care of that need (someone came back later to ask if we got our lamb, then later another waiter came and offered us lamb chops even though our card was turned 'red').

It seems like any little thing you want is of the utmost importance to the manager and wait staff. Absolutely amazing service!



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All you need is love (Fogo takes care of the rest)

I want to go across the street (Sports Authority) Buy a tent and live outside Fogo till they open!

I Love this place



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22 People and everybody was happy

Went to Fogo on Friday November 23rd. We had 22 people in our party and everybody had a wonderful time. The food was incredible. The Filet was fork tender. The lamb was perfectly prepared. The selection on the salad bar was immense. If you like to eat then Fogo is paradise. I think I tried every offering that came out of the kitchen and my only complaint was that the ribs were a little dry (but I am picky when it comes to ribs). Will be back. Even the children enjoyed it.



Provided by Citysearch - 
best place to eat.

this is the best restaurant in Chicago. we go there every sunday and never had a bad meal. i only wish the price would be lower - but the price does worth the food.



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Price went up, but it's STILL the very best

The prices have gone up to $32.50 for lunch (which includes the amazing salad bar), but this is STILL my absolute favorite restaurant, hands down! Many places raise their prices and drop their quality or serving size, not Fogo.

I brought my whole family when they were in from out of town, business partners, gone on dates here; it's very relaxing, comforting and the food is out of this world. Even the little Yorksire Puddings and side dishes that come with the meal are perfect! Ah- the garlic potatoes- okay, gotta relax before I have to go back tonight...!

If you want to really treat yourself or show off, this is the place to do it. If you're the type to be impressed by a $50. steak from Gibson's, you either don't know about this place or don't spend your dough wisely.

The service is marvelous, to boot. Even if you have a question about an unidentifiable ""something"" on the salad bar, ask. In my case, I was curious about the Palm Hearts. Not only was I told what they were by the manager, he brought me a print out of all the health benefits, caloric content, etc.! How can you beat that?

Granted, I haven't tried another restaurant like this one; why bother? I know I'm going to love it every time. Until that changes, I ADORE Fogo De Chao!


Good choices ... too salty

My husband and I chose to eat here because we love the options and quality of meat usually served at a churriscaria, however we were disappointed. There were only three choices of beef, and then either lamb, sausage or chicken leg. The beef was VERY VERY salty. The lamb was tender but mediocre and chicken was typical. Nothing special. The side item buffet table had many fresh vegetable options, but did not lend anything particularly favorable to the meal. They were merely a side note.

If you are simply just starving for a carniverous meal, by all means this will fill you to your hearts content, however by comparison to other Brazillian and Argentinian steakhouses the quality of Fogo de Chao pales in comparison.



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Best Churrascaria

The best by far. Only go here. The salad bar is huge, everything is fresh and of high quality. Mojitos and caiparinas are very good. They keep bringing the food no matter what you do. This place is a yearly tradition for me.



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Super disappointed- All quantity, no quality

My boyfriend and I made reservations for our 4th anniversary for 7 p.m. The place was very busy, but by the time 7:40 rolled around we had still not been seated, so I sent the boyfriend up to get an update. The hostess looks at the sheet of paper and says ""You're next"" and offered no explanation or apology. I think they forgot us. But I was determined to brush this off and enjoy the occasion and the meal, but we really were both very disappointed.

The meat was not good. If I had been served any of them as a main course I would have sent them back. The lamb was cold and well done, the filet chewy and bland. We had a pork rib that was literally inedible, and the other pork we had, a Parmesan crusted piece, was equally disgusting. The only really good piece of meat I ate was the rib eye, and that had more to do with rib eye being a delicious piece of meat than anything else.

It was all quantity and no quality, like an incredibly expensive Old Country Buffet. I love quantity and I was really looking forward to a big meal, but I also expected the quality that $50/plate should provide.

I know of a lot of people who really liked this place, so I'm not sure if we had a random bad experience, or if they just like the fact that there's more meat than anyone could ever eat, but I won't be going back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Brazzaz is better! Definitely

The environment and Staff are nice, but we go there for the food right? This was my 2nd time there and the entire visit all the meat that was served to me was either cold or pure salt. I couldn't believe it, Why does it have to be one or the other? We were there for over an hour and a half and all the meat was extremely cold like the kept walking around with it serving it all until it was gone. To be purely honest, if you're visiting Chicago, there is nothing better than Brazzaz. I've been to both and Brazzaz is much more consistent across the board, and the meat is dead on perfect EVERYTIME!...don't waste your money or time and go to Brazzaz instead. -TP




fantastic meats, such as beef, pork, chicken. There's a salad bar too, but I wouldn't waste my time on that!



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Amazing meat!

I thought the beef was amazing, and the service was awesome. There was never a time when there wasn't fresh meat on my plate. It's a must for men who love grilling and lots of meat. chicagoweekendfun dot com



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as good as rio

If you want to be transported to the excesses of meat and Brazil go to Fogo de Chao. It is the most reliable import since Gisele Bunchen. Succulent meat, great salad bar and gauchos. It is authentic and delivers both quantity and flavor. Don't go out ot eat, instead go to San Paulo or Rio (and you don't have to even worry about being kidnapped).



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Two Thumbs Up Fogo,excellent all around!!!!!

Well done fogo de chao,awesome service and food, very on point servers and waiters.I have been to most brazilian steakhouses in chicago i would rate Fogo first hands down, then brazzaz, sal and carvao and lastly texas de brazil. The manager approached our table and introduced himself and was very open to comments, i mentioned it was me and my wife's anniversary just to find a very nice decorated cake brought to us on the house.don't even think twice about it go to Fogo, Good Job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Best in Chicago

I've been to Fogo de Chao many many times, from our wedding anniversary to the featured spot for a Girl's Night Out and the service and food never disappoint. The staff is friendly and helpful and the food is out of this world. The salad bar is MORE than just salad. They offer many cuts of meat and often ask if there's anything specific you'd like sent to your table. Priced the same as the other Brazilian steakhouses, but the experience is always better. If you're going to go out and spend the money, spend it at a place like Fogo where you'll feel like your business is welcome and appreciated.

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