Fogo de Chao

4 recent ratings
$$$$ • Brazilian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns
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4 ratings

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645 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Celiac

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My favorite restaurant! I have celiac disease and it is extremely safe. Everything is gluten free except for one bread & perhaps one or two salads. I go for lunch and have the Market Table filled with a wide variety of salads, fresh fruits and veggies, hummus, cheeses, cured meats & salmon. There's also rice, beans with sausage, and seasonal soup. They also bring garlic mashed potatoes, caramelized bananas, crispy polenta, and Brazilian cheese bread to your table. You can also add the table service of the continuously served fire roasted meats.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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After reading the reviews here, I was a bit concerned but I had a great experience! The waiter immediately brought me a menu with all allergens when I mentioned I had celiac. There were only 2 things being served in the entire buffet that had gluten. Very few things I had to avoid. The little bread they put on the table are also gluten free and delicious! I ate a lot and had no reaction.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I went here for my boyfriend’s birthday and talked with the waiters about what would be safe for me. They assured me that there were only 2 items that had gluten, pointed them out, and provided me a list of items that could be cross contaminated. I was very impressed and felt extremely safe dining here! Delicious food as well- bottomless gluten free bread rolls for each table!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brazilian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse

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I went through all my allergies with them and they assured me of what I could eat.

That didn’t work I’ve been very sick sick leaving the restaurant yesterday. They don’t understand celiac and food allergies and do not care

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Awesome experience. When we ask what was celiac safe, the manager came over to the table during peak hours and told us exactly what had gluten. Only three items had gluten. Everything's else, including the cheese bread, was safe to eat.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Totally worth the price! There literally were two things I could NOT have! Two! Celiac heaven! I haven’t eaten at a buffet since being diagnosed 6 years ago.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This is the first place I’ve eaten at since my celiac diagnosis that I felt 100% safe eating. They handed me a list of allergens as soon as I said I was celiac so I would know what I could and couldn’t eat. The “couldn’t eat” list was TINY. I would definitely recommend this place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff is incredible. There are only a few gluten containing items. The Brazilian cheese bread bites and mashed potatoes really are amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Always a treat to go to Fogo de Chao! It feels so great to be able to eat off of a buffet and enjoy so many types of their excellent meat without worry! Also amazing service :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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We have multiple food allergies in our family in addition to celiac. The food manager came to our table himself and gave us a highlighted list to make our selections easier. He brought my daughter specific food she could eat so she wouldn't feel left out, and He also came to check on us multiple times thru the meal and happily answered all of our questions with a smile. Amazing service, fabulous food, and completely worth the price!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Definitely celiac friendly. The bread served in the building is naturally gluten free and endless. Such a special treat to have a nice meal without worry. Great service, avoid peak times or be sure to make a reservation.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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So good, like other said extensive options. Even many desserts with no gluten!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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AMAZING. Only 2 items had gluten. Celiac friendly and knowledgeable staff. One lunch, including tip, was $30. Very well priced for the incredible quality. I highly recommend it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This place is amazing! It's pricey, so definitely best for special occasions, but almost all of the food is gluten-free and delicious. The manager brought me a detailed allergen guide which was helpful. I tried many different things on the buffet, meats etc. and had no reaction after eating there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very Celiac-friendly! The manager even stopped by our table to leave me a complete allergen guide that detailed every food item. I was able to eat almost everything...quite a treat!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This restaurant was amazing! There is only 3 items that are Not gluten-free. They bring you bread to the table that is Gluten-free. Many meat options and huge buffet. It is most expensive but worth it for any special night out.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Brazilian food. Lots of meat choices. Many things with no gluten. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This restaurant is a real experience but very expensive. This is fixed price all you can eat concept restaurant. Everything including fresh popovers except three items are gluten free. The salad bar very extensive and outstanding. Every kind of meat is freshly carved at your plate if you want it. I felt many of the meats were tough but some like the roast beef and steak were very good. Best of all I am a very sensitive celiac and did not get sick in spite of the fact I probably ate 20 - 25 different foods. I was wowed by the freshly baked gluten free popovers. I would return to the restaurant just for them.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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As said by other reviewers, almost completely GF. Unbelievably excellent service (thanks to head waiter Ben), amazing food, and GF bread that is brought to your table is to die for. YES! I ate bread that tasted good. As a celiac, I was in heaven the entire evening. Can't wait to return.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Knowledgable and attentive staff, unique dining experience, and delicious gluten free food! Almost all food offered is naturally gluten free, the only no-nos are the French bread and 1 or 2 pasta salads on the salad buffet and one of the chicken meats, but with so many other options, you'll be too stuffed with all the tasty sides, meats and salad options, you won't be missing anything!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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The good was excellent and they have a wonderful selection of good to accommodate our gluten-free, dairy-, soy-free, egg-free, and but-free diet! The customer service was top-notch!

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Reviews of this Chain

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The food was great. But as in all you can eat establishment, it's quite expensive unless you come with a huge appetite. They have an extensive allergen menu that they can bring to the table, and my server seem to be pretty knowledgeable about what has gluten. I ate here without any issues.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Very accommodating. All meats gluten free and most of salad bar

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
Asymptomatic Celiac

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Everything is gluten free except for the black bean soup and the Italian bread. The self serve market bar is all gluten free. Their cheese bread which is brought to the table is delicious and gluten free. I ordered sea bass which was soft and buttery. My wife ordered salmon which was slightly overcooked. The roasted broccoli was undercooked and we sent it back. Everything else was good. My grandson ordered meat which he enjoyed.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Reservations recommended
Symptomatic Celiac

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My mom and I went here during our NYC trip. We both were pretty hungry and wanted meat and salad. I was blown away at the salad bar- so many fresh and clean options! They also bring out little cheese breads to the table that are GF as well as fried polenta which is GF. Then you can have as much meat as you’d like which was all GF. I think there was maybe only one thing on the whole food bar that wasn’t GF. Waiter was knowledgeable and I didn’t get sick! Wonderful variety

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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All the meats were gluten free. They had a dedicated gluten free fryer for the polenta. Didn’t get sick.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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