Fogo de Chao

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

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661 N LaSalle Blvd
Chicago, IL 60654

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Symptomatic Celiac

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My daughter has Celiac. They were very knowledgable about it. Most of their items are gluten free.

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 1 year ago read full review

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Amazing. I ate a ton of cheese bread. Everything was gluten free except the chicken and the bread on the soup bar.

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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Other Characteristics
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Manager came out and talked to us about what we can and cannot have. Could eat pretty much everything except for the chicken thighs. Manager told the staff when cutting the meat for us to bring a clean knife to cut with. We could even eat the Cheese bread! One of the places where I feel I don’t need to worry about what I’m eating!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years 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

  • Brazilian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Keto Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse

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Celiac

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Most meats are gluten free except for some chicken which is marinated in beer. Brazilian cheese bread is delicious and gluten free (made with cassava flour). Some locations have an allergy menu that is very detailed. Mashed potatoes and rice is also gluten free. Almost everything is gluten free. Great experience, but a little pricy

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’m not a huge meat eater but their cheese bread is the best I’ve ever had. Nothing compares. Definitely Celiac safe, well trained staff

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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So many gf choices! Manager came and spoke to us about ingredients and checked on us twice. Cheese bread is gfree. Salad croutons are made from yuca flour and are gfree. Good food. Good service.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I'm giving this a 4 because they did a great job gluten free wise. Paul, the manager, was fantastic - he understood allergies and ensured we were taken care of. For the restaurant overall I'd give the restaurant a 3. We were at Fogo de Chao in Washington DC 6 months ago and their restaurant was much better. I felt like the restaurant in Chicago skimped a bit - the meat didn't come to our table as frequently and we ordered Caipirinha and we were asked if we wanted the premium / smoother version and we said no - just regular. There was not much alcohol in the ones we received. One of us lived in Brazil and knows how they should taste. They were perfect in Washington. For a $200 meal for 4, it should be perfect,

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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This is probably my favorite restaurant. My husband and I always take a trip downtown for my birthday so we can have dinner here. Even before I went GF. It is a meat-lover's paradise. They are incredibly accommodating. Just notify your server that you need to eat GF and they send the manager over to let you know what very few things you should not eat. When I went, the only things I couldn't eat were the salad dressings (because they are not made in house and therefore they cannot guarantee their safety), a pasta salad on the salad bar, and chicken that is marinated in beer. EVERYTHING else is safe to eat: HUGE and delicious salad bar (I use balsamic vinegar in place of the dressing), endless amounts of meats, fried polenta, caramelized bananas, mashed potatoes, and best of all the Brazilian cheese bread. In my opinion, this place is simply the best.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Amazing place! Almost entire menu is truly GF even the rolls. Tell your waitstaff that you are GF and they will send the manager over. He explained all the ingredients and food prep. So knowledgeable and friendly. The food was amazing and the service outstanding.

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Reviews of this Chain

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

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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