Houston >Food & Dining > Fogo de Chao
8250 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX | Directions 7706329.737542 -95.515041
Neighborhoods: Westside, Woodlake/ Briar Meadow
Traditional Brazilian churrascaria just like in Brazil – Fogo de Chao is the premier Brazilian steakhouse in Houston, and rightly so. While it is pricey compared to other up and comers in the Houston area, Fogo de Chao delivers every time with quality meats, a varied and fresh salad bar, and that fluffy cheese bread they serve you while you're waiting (it's hard to stop eating it because it's soooo good). The service is excellent and they do not chintz on serving you food. Atkins diet followers, you will be in heaven. If you have your little button "on", the waitstaff will swarm around you, vying to offer you piping hot bbq meat of your choice, until you are about to burst at the seams and you've loosened all the notches on your belt. Welcome to the Brazilian churrasco experience! You can be sure you'll have a great experience every time.
*Note: We visited the Fogo de Chao in Sao Paolo, Brazil last year - the original Fogo de Chao - and lo and behold it's EXACTLY the same - same architecture, meat, salad bar - everything! AND, it came "highly recommended" by the concierge at the Grand Hyatt where we stayed. The cost of the meal was about the same too. So, no need to visit Brazil when you can get the real deal in Houston, right?
If you have not been here you really need to go. It's an experience. But you need to go very hungry as the food is non stop if you have your button "on". When you need a break you just turn your button "off". Save room, even the bread is amazing. Now after writing this I want to go, but sadly we're dieting. Ugg. So good! MUST GO!
I really enjoyed trying this last week. I had never had Brazillian food before and it was great. The salad bar was also exceptional. All the staff were very attentive and friendly. I can't wait to go back again and try more of the varieties of meats they offered.
The food is great and service is excellent. A little pricey but good.
Food and value was excellent. Great variety. Service was a little slow but nothing to not want to go back to.
Love this concept for meat lovers in Houston!!!!!! Took the brother here for his 40th birthday and he fell in love!!!!! Great salad bar too. But the reason you come here is for the awsome cuts of meats brought to your table by flipping over a green dot on your table. Turn it to the red side to stop service while you enjoy your grilled meats on your plate.
A real man's restaurant!!!!!!!!!
Best Brazillian Steakhouse in Houston! – My Wife & I celebrated our 49th anniversary here on 10/29/11. First time visit. Everything was excellent. Service topnotch. Almost all the meats were great. The exception was the sirloin - a bit tough. Lamb chops the best I have ever eaten. Filet also very good. Servers were happy to get meats cooked to our soecs - rare, medium, whatever. Salad bar was maybe an A-. We have eaten at a number or other Houston Brazilian steakhouses. Won't try them again. Only comparable is the late lamented Rodizios.
Expensive so we will reserve it for special events but will certainly be #1 on our special meal list!
This place is amazing!!! – A friend suggested Fogo de Chao to my husband and he made reservations for us on our anniversary. If you've never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse consider this something to add to your bucket list! They have valet parking and a classy appearance inside and out. I was suprised they did not have a better website. They have a lot to show off. Top notch buffet with a suprising amount of specialty items. Be prepared to pay $120-150 dinner for two, but it is well worth it! The waiters walk around with the cooked meat and offer you slices of different things from filet mignon to parmesian crusted pork ,which was really good! For desert I had creme brulee and my husband had chocolate molten, both were delicious and they wrote happy anniversary on the plates with rasberry sauce. : ) Great service! Everything looked great, tasted better. This place is amazing!
The Best Dinning Experience. – Bravo!
Love this place, the food is always great and the service is crazy good.
Best Restaurant ever! – Been here many times and I love it! We will keep going.
First Time Fogo Experience – Although the price is higher than I normally would spend to eat out, it was worth every cent. It's like the old saying goes, "You get what you paid for". Boy did I get what I paid for and more.
We arrived with reservations and got seated immediatly, and when I went to sit down the waiter pulled out my chair for me (that's never happened to me before so I was impressed). Because it was our first time there he explained the process to us and provided us with coaster like cards that when flipped green means YES please bring me meat, when flipped red means NO thanks I'm satisfied for the moment. We were like kids in a candy store.
The thing that impressed me the most aside from the friendly staff and the incedible selection of meat, was the fact that they made it a point to bring well done meat to our table for the folks who preferred it. Most of the meat is prepared medium to meduim well, so the fact that they especially made it and brought it out without anyone asking was great.
I highly enjoyed my visit, and hope that I can go back soon.
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