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Chamas Churrascaria
Chamas Churrascaria

Chamas Churrascaria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chamas.us
  • Email: info@chamas.us
  • Phone: (919) 682-1309
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Tapas / Small Plates, Brazilian
  • Executive Chef: Meat Master - Marcelo Cremonese
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private and semi-private dining areas for parties of 15 or more can be configured to meet your group and event needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Rosana Silva (919) 682-1309

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gregson Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is located across Brightleaf Square on Main Street.
    We will validate your parking ticket. Additional parking is provided on Peabody Street.
A word from Chamas Churrascaria
Chamas which means ‘flames’ in Portuguese, is an upscale and authentic Brazilian Churrascaria (shoo.rhas’karia). Treat yourself to our sumptuous forty item salad area including appetizers, soups, salads and side items. Enjoy the house baked Cheenies™, Brazilian cheese bread, and one of our signature drinks, the Caipirinha. Let one of our in-house wine specialists select the perfect wine from our extensive and award-winner wine list. Signal the Gauchos and they will start serving various cuts of beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and Brazilian sausage. These delicious cuts are slowly roasted to preserve all their natural juices and flavors and accompanied by mashed potatoes and sweet fried bananas. You may enjoy as much as you like. After dinner, enjoy our in-house made dessert selection, then relax with an after dinner drink at Amélia Café. With extraordinary service and hospitality, authentic food, and great ambience, it is more than the tradition of a Brazilian Steakhouse… it is Chamas!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have been to quite a few of the Brasilian steakhouses and I'm afraid this one did not live up to comparable ones-the salad bar was limited and catered more to an American palate. The service was excellent. The sides they brought limited to mashed potatoes and fried bananas. We also were brought only three small pieces of cheese bread and kept asking for more but they keep saying they were in the oven all night so we never got any. The place felt large and empty. I feel for the limited food and expensive price tag it was not worth the price. I would not go again."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I am used to churrascaria restaurants in large cities, where one can run laps around the salad bar, and you get stuffed before they run out of choices to try. By comparison, Chamas Churrascaria is fairly modest. The salad bar was very fresh and had some delectable choices, including smoked salmon and heart-of-palm, but otherwise the selection did not range beyond standard salad bar fare. The meats were delectable, and to the right level of doneness (a gaucho asked me whether I preferred my meat on a rare or more well done side). But while I was still getting going, the choices started repeating. Of course I did not mind getting second and third helpings of garlic steak and chicken legs, but overall I would have liked greater variety."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We went to have dinner with my wife and my mother in law. The food was excellent! The personal friendly! Do not miss it!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food, both the variety and the quality of meat as well as the salad bar. Actually, the salad bar, with the variety of seafood and cheeses is a great meal for itself. Nice selection of desserts."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Servers was attentive, friendly. Food was fresh and of the highest quality. Meat was tender and flavorful."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We were traveling through and gave this restauant a try for something different. My husband said the meat was good however the salad bar and seafood options were not impressive. Hot food was dried out and cold choices were blah! The side of potatoes were very salty and a bit watery in texture. We are foodies so if you are ok with simple blah Buffett food and ok with spending the money for just meat then you will be ok. The building is very cool and atmosphere is nice."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. Everything was just right from the amazing food to the romantic ambiance. The only thing I wish was different was if they had offered tapas. My husband and I went for tapas which were not being offered at that time. Had I known that in advance we would have gone elsewhere. I have learned that if you are planning on eating at a Brazilian steakhouse, you should come hungry. Unfortunately I was not hungry enough for the full buffet and meat options, but seeing as I only had two choices, I went all out and got the whole shebang. Either way I give this place 5 stars and can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "So my girlfriend and I decided to try something new this Valentine's day. The meat was definitely tender, but not really seasoned all that much and there is not a salt or pepper shaker in sight! The buffet bar was tasty and had a pretty good selection. I had a good experience, i just feel like we definitely did not get our moneys' worth."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was great service was great especially with the volume of business they do. Felt very authentic and enjoyed it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Was told by waiter that there were 14 types of meat to offer. Only had 5 and which were steak, pork loin, sausage, chicken, and bacon wrapped chicken. It was busy so we had to beg for more refills. We were in the corner and had to flag the guys for service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We dined on Valentines day and the service was lacking. The food was fantastic and the carvers were abundant but the wait staff seemed to be having difficulty. That should have been expected and preparations made. For the price, there is no excuse for not having drinks and getting mashed potatoes toward the end of the meal. Nor did the waiter ask if we were familiar with the concept. We waited on plates for everything and drinks that were not from the bar. Those came quickly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always a treat for us to come here. We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary here and the service and attention to detail couldn't of been better. The food was excellent with well prepared meats and side dishes. Enjoyed our experience."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I brought my wife here for her birthday evening the wait staff was very attentive never let my water get below half and the chef kept the meats coming. Great experience"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The food was great and the men with the meat were quick to resupply my needs. I had to request mashed potatoes repeatedly but overall my experience was good and I would have no problem recommended this restaurant; and I have done that already on several occassions."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I dined at Chamas with a friend for dinner during Triangle Restaurant Week. This is the 2nd Brazilian steakhouse I've dined at and the food experience is pretty much the same. Similar salad bar items, sides, and meats. At the regular price, Chamas is about $10 more expensive than the other steakhouse I've dined at, but apparently it includes soft drinks and desserts, which we weren't offered because it was Triangle Restaurant Week. Meats and other food items were delicious, but service wasn't as great as it could have been (waited about 10 minutes for water at one point). It was also very busy though, so that might have been the reason why. Overall, a decent dining experience."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "This was an excellent dining experience. The meat served on skewers was tender and flavorful and the restaurant has one of the best salad bars imaginable. However, make sure that you bring proof of any on-line reservation since they did not have mine on file."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We went for the $15 lunch special. The meat was great but the salad bar was a little disappointing and they weren't serving cheese bread, which we love. It as worth the amount we paid for sure though."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Everything meat-wise was delicious, but the seafood aspect left A LOT to be desired, hence the 4 stars. The service was quick, but they did spill meat blood all over me... so, there's that. It was a good time, but they didn't have a cocktail menu, and the regular service was pretty slow. The meat service was quick and delicious."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We love this place a lot and especially the rudizio, we have 2 kids they had a great time and we did too"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We went for lunch during restaurant week and loved it. The sides are typical of brazzillian bbq, but the meat was amazing. We have been going to this type of restaurant for many years, and they have all been good but tend to run on the heavily salty side. Not complaining, as it is par for the course. Chamas had all the flavor but didn't seem to be as salty. The meats were also perfectly cooked and super tender."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Overall it was ok not as good as the other Brazilian steak houses I have eaten at in the past."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "It was a great lunch, however service was not as pleasant as I had come to expect from Chamas, it could have been because they were busy due to restaurant week. It was also disappointing to learn they were not offering the famous cheese bread with lunch even though it was advertised on their website."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I arrived on time for my reservation, but had to wait for two large party tables to be setup and sat. There was one hostess checking people in, bussing tables, and seating people. We were sat at the back of the restaurant, near the kitchen at the end of the two large party tables. We had been there about 30 minutes by the time we received our first cuts of meat. They would serve meat to the two party tables beside us, run out of meat, then come back out and go to other tables. By the time second cuts came around (been there about 50 minutes at this point) there was nothing left but rare cuts of meat, They did apologize and acknowledge they had ran out of meat. It seemed more like a Duke Cafeteria than a legitimate restaurant."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The salad bar was very good, as were the cheese bread and meats served. The waiters serving the meats are very prompt in their service, however the waitress for drinks was very slow and forgot to bring items we ordered. The restaurant was a little noisy when full, so glad we were seated in a corner away from the salad bar and major traffic. I'm glad it was restaurant week, as I'm not sure I'd feel this was worth the price for regular dinner outings."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for the first time because this restaurant was included in restaurant week. Our service was phenomenal & the food was mouth watering. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I took my husband here for his birthday. We enjoyed the service, cheese bread and the sirloin was our favorite. Plus, they gave him a complimentary slice of cheesecake for his birthday with a lit candle. This is a nice place to attend."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "I would recommend checking this place out if you are a meatetarian!! Nice place, good food, and decent service made for a good dining experience. Check it out."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "I heard great things about Chamas through a friend of mines, so being that it was my girlfriends birthday I decided to take her there. I think we would both agree it was a great choice. We were not quite sure whether or not reservations would need to be made, so we went ahead and made them anyway. Once we arrived, it was a lovely low light and romantic spot with very minimal noise. The food was absolutely terrific and our waiter was extremely kind and professional. Once the meal was finished they even gave my girlfriend a complimentary cake with candle. I was well pleased and we're already discussing when we should go back."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I love the relaxed feel of this place - it's a great place for a long leisurely meal. I definitely would return. The hot/cold bar has a good variety and everything is tasty. The meats are amazing (we especially liked the bacon wrapped chicken and the garlic steak). Service was well-timed and friendly."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Salad bar was wonderful. Some meats a bit overcooked or undercooked, some tough. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food was great, waitress could have checked on us a bit more often and potatoes and plantain got cold and we're not replenished/refreshed, same with bread. Even if we had to pay more for these replenishments, the waitress should have asked if we wanted that. Waiter last New Year's Eve there was better."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Nice dinner we love the meat selection. The ribs were amazing. the couple's dinner was a really good choice with champagne and dessert."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Amazing place to go on a nice dinner! It's a steak house but not paying as much as others."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The salad bar was very good; however the meat was overcooked, burnt, dried, salty and very chewy. The service was very slow, we had to wait forever in between meatrunners to serve our table."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "I went to Chamas with a group of friends. Definitely, it was a nice and enjoyable experience. Food was delicious, service was great. Hostess, waiters and all staff were really attentive and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "this was our first time to this restaurant, was very happy with the food and the service, would go back"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Superb meat. Outstanding pieces of meat prepared with great expertise. A meat-lover's paradise. And the cheese bread is always wonderful and absolutely authentic--as good as any I've had in Brazil. Great service--even better than in Brazil!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "My friends and I decided to spring big for my birthday. Usually we wouldn't spend this much on dinner, but it was worth the price!"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "The food and service were excellent!!!! I would highly recommend this restaurant to others and would definitely return!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Had a wonderful date with my wife here. If I'd not been the driver, I might have enjoyed a caipirinha, too. But the meat and sides were great and the ambience was perfect."
    Dined on 10/26/2013