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Fogo de Chão- Minneapolis, MN

  • Jan 4, 2011
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Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Steaks, Chops, Ribs, Etc
Restaurant Features: Bar, All-You Can Eat, Lunch Buffet, Dinner Buffet

Location: Downtown Minneapolis
Address: 645 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403  612-338-1344
Links: Fogo de Chao website  Google Map

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Atmosphere: One look at the authentically-dressed Gaochos serving the fabulous meats and you might think you are truly in Brazil! Fogo de Chao has a very large, open dining room with several tables surrounding a fabulous salad bar in the middle.  The lighting is dim and romantic perfect for a low-key dinner or a special occasion with a group of friends. There is also  a  bar/lounge area with additional bistro tables .   Fogosaladbar1000

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Menu: The concept of Fogo de Chao is one sure to satisfy any carnivore: both the lunch and dinner menus feature  15 different  cuts of fire-roasted meats (beef, chicken, pork, lamb).  Each person gets a token that is red on one side, green on the other.  When you are ready for the Gaochos to serve you meat, turn your card to green.  As they walk by with the skewers of meat, they will ask you if you want to try this, or that. Turn it to red when you'd like a break.  There are also unlimited trips to an amazing buffet serving fresh vegetables and fancy salads.  A variety of Brazilian side dishes are also served continuously throughout the meal.
Price guide: $45 per person, drinks excluded.
What I tried: The complimentary rolls that Fogo serves are unlike any I have tried anywhere else; they have a light texture, but with the cheese infused into the dough.  Served warm, these treats are heavenly and small enough to eat several!

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Fogo has the most amazing salad bar!!! I especially loved the whole marinated artichoke hearts.

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I tried just about everything (except lamb). 
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The evening I visited also happened to be in honor of my birthday.  Fogo was happy to give me a special complimentary dessert (I chose the 5 layer chocolate mousse cake)
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Service: Amazing.  Can't ask for better!
Overall Impression: Not only is Fogo de Chao a carnivore's dream, they also have the best salad bar… Be prepared to be stuffed out of your mind.  Service was wonderful.  A very good value for all that you get.  Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or to dine out-of-town guests.  I can't wait to go back.

 
 
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January 21, 2011
Great review - I love this place. The good news is that the lunch is only $25 for exactly the same thing.
 
January 07, 2011
Ew! At the drool on my keyboard, not your review. This is definitely one of my "dream stops". We have one in Beverly Hills, which is about 45 miles from where I live. One day.
 
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