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Fogo de Chao

#52 of 8,467 Restaurants in Chicago
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661 N Lasalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60654 (W Erie St)
+1 312-932-9330
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Description: Fogo de ChaoR (fo-go dee shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 80
    Average
  • 21
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth every penny.

This restaurant was recommended to us as a casual dining experience. It was very busy on the night, but the service throughout was excellent. You choose your salad (which is plentiful and varied, hot/cold), and then the servers bring various meats around as you require them. The traffic light disc... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Jamboys
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
  • Private Dining
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I was in this restaurant in the Westin Copley square for a business dinner of about 12 people,approx 8 of whom were men. The men had a wonderful time with I'm told excellent meats brought round in rotational by the servers. But the servers skipped the women!! Every time. It was so astonishing that I didn't know what to say... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us as a casual dining experience. It was very busy on the night, but the service throughout was excellent. You choose your salad (which is plentiful and varied, hot/cold), and then the servers bring various meats around as you require them. The traffic light disc you turn over more hot meat (green for more, red... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to! Our reservation was for 5pm and we got there like 10 minutes early, it seemed like it started to get busier around 5:30pm. Everyone was very nice. As soon as we walked in we were greeted with smiles. Our host was very attentive and patient with us. I'm... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We usually avoid chain restaurants, but this is an exception. Sometimes you just want to eat some (a lot) of good meat, and this is where to do it. You can't go wrong here. The salad bar is great, and it's hard to limit yourself. I love the ribeye and lamb chops, both served rare. We always leave stuffed to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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58 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I have been in this restaurant (it's actually a chain and possibly this is my favorite one) 3 or 4 times and really like it- If you are a meat lover go for it, just don't get tricked with the salad bar, you will be fulled in no time and you really need to leave room for the meat!!-- try... More 

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place, comfortable atmosphere, but expensive if you have a large crowd. We were treated like kings with many succulent cuts of meat on skewers. Lots to choose from on the salad bar, but don't waste your appetite there. Throw up your GREEN card and take your choice of sirloins, pork cutlets, sweet plantains, chicken or beef filet, and more... More 

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Milton, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Title say all , great assortment of all possible meats with great sides . I specially like fried bananas .

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Stamford, Connecticut
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went in June to celebrate my son's graduation from UChicago. It is elegant enough for a special occasion but it is also fun. The food was scrumptious, and service was impeccable. While we are all meat eaters, the salad bar was also beautiful. It was elegant but fun. The servers with the meat are at the table within seconds... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Amazing experience, beautiful salad bar where I ate all kind of vegetables, I did not eat meat but the smell was delicious. Thank you for everything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were a party of 10 and 1 of us was celebrating a birthday. The cocktails are good - recommend the Bellini caparinhas. The food is meat - beef, lamb, pork and salad. But the salads are interesting and filling. Also the cheese rolls - a house specialty. The meat is high quality and cooked well. You can choose your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 661 N Lasalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60654
    (W Erie St)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-932-9330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 51 - 51
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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