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Fogo de Chao

661 N Lasalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60610-3722
312 -932-9330
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Ranked #50 of 8,269 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $51
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: W Erie St
Description: Fogo de ChaoR (fo-go dee shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, FogoR began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 16 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service. We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list.
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ottawa canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We went here late one evening. Like all of these restaurants around the USA, you need to book a reservation pretty early to get in that evening. It was packed, as they all are. I have lots of experience from visiting Brazil regularly. The service was great, salad bar amazing as it should be. The meat selection was a little... More

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Joliet, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

When it comes to style and service this place tops them all, in my opinion! We love the little soft rolls and the sides, which include polenta and fried bananas. There is a drink which its name I cannot remember, filled with limes....it's delicious! The meat is excellent, beautifully prepared, and they serve it to you however you want it,... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is cheaper than some of the other Brazilian steakhouses I've seen; but great quality. They were always willing to send particular cuts of meat over to the table if you asked. Sides were okay, nothing stood out but they worked. Would have liked something sweet and small to end the meal. Loud atmosphere which was good for my kids.

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23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Have been to Fogo de Chao in Orlando last Dec 2013 ... I liked it then As my family wanted this place to try it.. both me and wife needed to follow the majority .. if it was my choice ... wouldn't try it for a while .. Anyhow, the place was crowded ... the atmosphere was friendly ... and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I'm Brazilian , so maybe I'm biased, but the food was really lacking authenticity . The meat cuts weren't cooked to perfection, were unsalted, and the salad bar was poor, only 3 hot food options. I have had way better for that price point.

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was privileged to be part of a reserved, all included, birthday celebration on Sunday, July 20. Being from Texas, I am no wimp when it comes to eating meat, and eat I did! With eleven different selections, and table-side service, I found myself surrounded by some of the most well prepared morsels that I could have asked for. Ranging... More

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is my favorite of all the restaurants of this style I have been to. The buffet is clean with a nice selection and all serve at the right temp. The selection of meats brought is varied and all cooked as I like and ask for. The cost is high, but might be worth it.

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Tipton, Missouri
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178 reviews 178 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Basically across the street from our favorite low-cost hotel (Howard Johnson) in downtown Chicago-on the north side, we found it to be just OK. The price is high and would rate high, we would imagine,to heavy eaters...and of course there is no shared plates there. Lots of hype...food carvings at your table (as much as you want) are average...Just not... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I stopped at Fogo de Chao for dessert. We tried their Tres Leches. It was fantastic! Although slightly pricey, this moist cake was well worth it. Our server was very nice and attentive. We can't wait to go back for a full meal.

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Reno, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went here on our last night of a 10-day vacation. We wanted the kids to have a good dinner, but entertainment too! They had never been to a Fogo de Chao...which my 15 year old now refers to as "Fogo de YUM!" It can be pricey... $50 per person, but children 12 and younger are half price. Best tip....DON'T... More

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