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“Go Hungry ....So much food, it's easy to overdo it.”

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
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Ranked #15 of 1,808 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $48 - $48
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 7th St. S
Description: We are an authentic Churrascaria (Brazilian Steakhouse) from Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil which features superior service, unrivaled cuisine and a unique dining experience.You will be pampered by our authentic Gaucho chefs who come to your tableside to carve a variety of succulent meats right off their skewers. Our featured meats have been slow-roasted over an open flame and lightly seasoned to preserve the unique taste of each tender cut.Adding to our unique dining experience, you will be treated to a sumptuous, gourmet salad and vegetable bar featuring over 30 items including imported cheeses, cured meats, fresh vegetables and more. We complement your meal with traditional Brazilian side dishes such as caramelized bananas, crispy polenta, seasoned mashed potatoes and our world-famous cheese bread (pao de queijo).No meal is complete without trying a refreshing caipirinha, something from our award-winning wine list or one of our decadent desserts
New Delhi, India
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Go Hungry ....So much food, it's easy to overdo it.”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Amazing food,
With 17 different cuts of meat and scrumptious brazilian side dishes, this is one meaty paradise

1. Go hungry, you will eat a lot!
2. Don't fill up on the salad bar, its amazing, but the meat is what you came for.
3. Be prepared for the best service you will ever get at a restaurant, teamwork at its best.
4. Pace yourself, you will be getting a rapid fire pace of delicious food thrown at you
5. Its worth the money, don't let the price get you....ENJOY!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Minneapolis / Jena
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not as expected ......”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We went there for a special anniversary dinner. But this place was not for us. The room is big and stuffed with tables without any separation. The atmosphere is loud and hectic. We were not able to carry out a conversation between the 4 of us. The waiters with the meet are almost running around which creates even more hectic. We had 3 or 4 different servers and felt rather disturbed and somewhat pressured to order drinks. Beer was pored all at once into the glass perhaps to avoid sharing. The food was not at all as expected for the price tag. The buffet was ok, the shrimp and mango salad tasted like chlorine. The meat was either charcoal on the outside or raw inside. Certainly never medium as I had asked for. The bottom line is that this was not or us - too loud, overpriced food. Interestingly, I posted a similar review at the restaurant ' website and received an e-mail to discuss. Not sure what we have to discuss as this was our very personal opinion. Seems they want only those " Oh we loved it....." comments on their website.

  • Visited September 2013
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Burnsville, MN
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great first experience”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Excellent location, busy, good service, serves seemed unhappy...oddly. Overall we will likely return again.

Visited September 2013
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Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“There are better places in the area”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We had a very nice meal here tonight but I think there are better places in the area for the amount you're paying...
The staff was friendly but not special. The meat was nice and the salad bar was very good, great fresh veggies! You could get meat from the guys that walk around with fresh grilled meat, I liked that they give you small portions, giving you the chance to taste different grilled meats. Or you could rder a special cut and they bring it to your able, no need to ask twice, they'll shw up with your cut.
Wine is definately overpriced!!!

Now for the better place in the same area, go to FireLake in the Radisson. The food is absolutely fantastic there, service is better and wine is cheaper ;)
Bottle of Catena Malbec was $58 at Fogo de Chao and $32 at FireLake, just saying....

Visited September 2013
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Blaine, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Everyone should experience this at least once.”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The service was fantastic! But I found the food to be ordinary. There was a great variety of pork, lamb, and steak, along with a beautiful salad bar, but....two couples, dinner and a couple cocktails, $400. I would rather good to Ruth's Chris.

  • Visited September 2013
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