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“Similar to churrascaria in Rio”

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
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Ranked #13 of 1,800 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: US$48 - US$48
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: 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
Howard Lake, Minnesota
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Similar to churrascaria in Rio”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Full disclosure- this place is not cheap. It is worth it, however. I've been to several churrascarias in Rio de Janeiro and Fogo do Chao is comparable, but not quite as good for obvious reasons. Great ambiance and romantic atmosphere. Not sure if I would ever suggest this as a first date, however. You can eat and eat and eat if you want to get your money's worth Well worth the experience! Good accessible location in Minneapolis, as well.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Perfect for Meat-Lovers”
Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

Their salad bar is great, has a diverse picking. Like apple salad to little salmon slices to mushrooms to roasted zucchini. But this isn't where the excitement lies. You turn over your table card to green and you'll have a go at some great meats. If you're like me who don't remember titles very well, it's more of "do I want pork, beef, chicken, or lamb?" Delicious, most meats served were just about tender. I'd go again especially for enjoying as much meat as I want. Great service, too. On their toes, never felt abandoned but not too babied. Great chain. Solid.

Visited November 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Wow!!!”
Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

While in Brazil, I was lucky to be introduced to churascaria. Fogo de Chao both brings me back to my travels, and blows me away with great food and spectacular service. While a person could do very well on the veggie offerings, this is a carnivore's paradise. Go hungry!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Boston
2 reviews
“Mouth-watering meat!”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Our daughter chose this restaurant for her birthday date night with mom and dad. We were a little hesitant due to the price, but found both the food and experience well worth it! The servers were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. The salad bar was amazing in itself, but paled in comparison to the meat selections brought around by the servers! Incredible variety, seasoned and cooked to perfection! We would love to go there again soon, but this time we might fast first!

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

Came in for dinner and had a great experience. The wait staff was very attentive and polite, looking to make our experience as pleasant as possible. Food was great, quick and reach with flavour.

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