Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Charlotte
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Charlotte

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Charlotte

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chimasteakhouse.com/index.cfm
  • Phone: 7046014141x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner
    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (last seating)
    Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm (last seating)
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (last seating)
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Please check out our monthly events on the website www.chimasteakhouse.com.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: On the Light Rail, get off on 3rd and Convention Center, then Chima is 2 blocks away.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Chima offers complimentary Valet Parking
    Monday - Friday: Valet starts at 6 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Valet starts at 4 pm

    No Valet service when Panthers are playing.
A word from Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Charlotte
Located in beautiful Center City Charlotte on 4th and Tryon, just a few blocks from Belk Theater, Over street Mall and the Bobcats Arena.Chima offers authentic Brazilian cuisine and chic dining experience. Enjoy cocktails and the best view of Uptown Charlotte in our elegant upstairs lounge.
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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Charlotte reviews from OpenTable diners
402 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (312)good for groups (206)romantic (159)fit for foodies (150)notable wine list (86)hot spot (79)neighborhood gem (30)scenic view (29)late-night find (25)vibrant bar scene (22)kid-friendly (19)great for brunch (17)great for lunch (16)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Very well worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Never ending tasty selection! Highly recommended! From beginning to end.. Salad bar, meats, and dessert.. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • salfoodie
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I took my wife and daughter here for my wife's birthday and she had a wonderful experience. This place is great for big meat eaters, which my wife is not. However I heard they have a decent salad bar and she was blown away by the freshness and choices. The salad bar is well done and not cheap and gross. Very classy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was poor
    foodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was great the service not so much. We didn't get our sides until after we were done with our meal, there were two large groups seated near us that seemed to take us the attention of all the servers and also all the food so we were sitting around for 5-10 minutes waiting for food to come around to us. Next time I crave Brazillian steakhouse, I think I'll drive down to ATL and go to FOGO
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    Paleogrub
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We love Chima for special occasions. The food is amazing, service is spot on and atmosphere is relaxed. However, this visit we were seated near a couple with a very young child that was getting cranky and vocal - this restaurant is NOT the place for small, in controllable children.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding as always
    ems26
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Chima never ceases to amaze me. The salad bar is stocked, fresh and expansive. The meats are plentiful and cooked to your liking. The service, as well as management, are on their "A" game nightly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    There were 8 of us and we had a great meal! It was a birthday celebration and we would definitely come back (it was our first time). However, we will not order $7.00 bottles of water. This was very misleading by our waiter and never saw a price listed until we received our bill and were shocked. Will not be doing that again as he kept bringing more without asking first.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Resturant. A++++
    Dinner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Nothing but class here. My eating experiences have been greatly elevated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night Out
    HnBE
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a great time a Chima. The service was top notch and the food was excellent! We went there to celebrate my birthday and the staff made it a wonderful night. The lighting was nice and not too dark. It was fun how the food was served, it came a little fast but really enjoyed it. The fried bananas were amazing. We'd go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chima is simply fantastic
    RicknRachelle
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We make Chima a regular visit, at least as regular as our waistlines permit! The service and food is always fantastic, and we have never had a disappointing meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but pricey
    lv2trynewthings
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service was beyond expectations however the food was just what I would call good. Salad bar seemed to be overall very "salty" at least the mixed salads. The meat was as good as Ruth Chris but found overall prices to be "high" in comparison to restaurants of same caliber. The experience of tasting food from Brazil was interesting but not sure worth the cost. I was most impressed with the service however again a bit pricy. Overall good experience and would recommend however I would probably not go again. Once was enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure to dine here
    foodiefanatic
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I was having a business dinner with a V.I.P and was blown away by the level of service and care we received. I would recommend Chima to anyone who wants to hold business dinners and impress clients. There wine list alone is outstanding, but the service and food are why it's such a wonderful experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service and good food
    Marvin
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    It is a good place for groups. Good ambiance and very friendly service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent restaurant food was delicious. The service and attention to detail was amazing. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Birthday
    BirthdayDinner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is a great place for a special occassion. The lay out is very 'new york city'......Easy to get around and get to the buffet. Staff is excellent. We just had the salad bar which includes Salmon and Swordfish......for $32.50 each....excellent value....Meat costs an extra $20 each....so we had a Birthday meal for aobut $75 which was gourmet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience
    Web21
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    From the time we walked in to the time we left the employees treated us wonderfully. Thank you Chima for making a memorable birthday for our 12 year old son. From the salad bar to the delicious meats you will not go away hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shavonne M
    shay
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Food was awesome!! Just wish they disclose info regarding tips procedures.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun date night
    Firsttimeguest
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a great server and great food! My only complaint was that the asparagus and bread rolls at the salad bar were cold, I would have preferred them both to be warm!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Everything was perfect! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant, nice food
    ds41331
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Outstanding selection and taste of meat dishes, great atmosphere, salad bar with more than 30 options. Waiters were friendly and helpful. Explained the Rodizio experience and helped out with the coctails and desserts. Will come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I will be back
    foodiefanatic
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I had a great time, the restaurant was busy and we still had top knot ch service. Reed and Bianca we're our servers and did a wonderful job. I will be back for the food and atmosphere as well as their wines.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Place for Wife's Bday
    Rockfish
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    They treated us or more importantly my better half like Royalty. Food was plentiful and made to order. The variety of meats and wonderful vegetable and salad buffet was perfect. The buffet is maintained immaculately and we did not have any concern eating from a buffet as we have had at other locations. The team service approach was well coordinated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    smartblonde
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The evening was everything we expected. The meat is fabulous, the salad/food bar is filled with an amazing selection of items, and the service is attentive. We had a wonderful time. Additionally, Chima is very community conscious, and has hosted many events which support local arts and businesses. Thank you, Chima!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun experience, but not special
    occasionaldiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Chima was a fun experience, but for someone who doesnt do a lot of expensive meals uptown charlotte, i would probably choose somewhere different next time.. went for anniversary and probably not a great choice for that kind of experience.. for an all you can eat meal, i would recommend.. the meat selection was great and the salad bar was good as well.. the service was great.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Chimas alway out do themselves. Never disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    Enjoyable
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband and I recently visited Chima restaurant for our 17th wedding anniversary. The restaurant was clean , staff very attentive and friendly. The food was very flavorful and abundant my only regret was I got full to fast and could not sample all 17 amazing meats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Expensive!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We went without knowing the price, big mistake! The food was outstanding, no doubt but $50 a person? No way! The food will always be remembered but I like other restaurants as well that are cheaper with same review. Sorry!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Work Dinner
    Goodtime
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Amazing dining experience. Fun and perfect for a large group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Experience
    MommyTwingle
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Quite pricey and I'm not a fan of including the tip on the bill.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bougie buffet
    Nevermore
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    A buffet with table side meats. 2-3 times as expensive as a steakhouse in Brazil. Salty meat. Dry chicken. Slow service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is awesome!
    ems26
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I recently had dinner here on Sunday before the Panthers game. I've been to other brazilian steakhouses before, but this was my first time at Chima. I knew there would be plenty to eat but the quality of the food and service exceeded my expectations; worth every penny. The salad bar is awesome, the meat is awesome, the service is awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go Hungry!
    LuvmyeggsVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The selection and taste of the meats is awesome. So many good things on the salad bar also. Decisions, decisions. The upstairs bar was awesome and the manager, waiters and staff were so friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing place
    Christyluv
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This spot is amazing and the salad bar had so much to choose form. The staff was very attentive that's a plus in my book.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steve
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Awesome food, selection of meats, and perfect service. A little pricey, but was still well worth the money for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic As Always
    HadsterVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is not the first time I go to Chima, I love it more every time I go. It is the #1 restaurant that comes to mind when I need to take friends from out of town to dinner. Filet and Flank Steak are amazing. Pair your meat with a bottle of Antigal 1 Uno Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious but fast paced.
    DutchmanVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The salad bar was fantastic and the 16 or so different types of meat on rotation are all so delicious! Everything also tasted great. My only "grumble" is that it is all incredibly fast paced with the meat coming to your table. I understand some people like this pace, but for my wife and I it was too much of a constant interruption of conversation. I must commend, however, that the staff was willing to get us any cut of meat upon request and did so promptly and they are not shy about leading with pricier cuts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • novice
    nadinel6
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It was my first time there with a group of co-workers. I was impressed when the waiter assign to our table explained how the service works. One of the waiters that was helping was ask a question and did not answer tactfully. The food was scrumptious. In the future, I would love to come back with my husband.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MelNez
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Food was outstanding and service was great. Sean was our server and he did an outstanding job and I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nothappy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Screaming kid next to us ruined our dinner and would not seat part of our party while the others were parking even though the restaurant was EMPTY for a 5 pm reservation. Waiter was bad, to boot. Won't return plus VERY EXPENSIVE.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dry meat... waste of time and money
    Goodtimes
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    did not like it at all..really dry meat...service is not the best too..had people with meat coming to our table only 4 times in an hour (may be it was a good thing since it was not a good meat anyway)..they do have good salad bar but it definitely should not cost $30 (meat and salad bar together is $52.2)...would not go there again even if it was free..waste of money and time...
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  • Great Dining
    Awesome1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Awesome experience. This was our second time dining here. The service was outstanding; Danel and Luis were excellant. The meats were over the top. We took our grandsons and they were amazed. Our oldest lost himself with the ribs and sausage. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.