Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Charlotte
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Charlotte

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Charlotte

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chimasteakhouse.com/index.cfm
  • Phone: (704) 601-4141
  • 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
223 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (187)good for groups (127)romantic (105)fit for foodies (88)notable wine list (69)hot spot (42)late-night find (24)neighborhood gem (19)vibrant bar scene (17)scenic view (16)kid-friendly (11)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Kerry
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Our dining experience was exceptional! We enjoyed the delicious salad bar offerings and the yummy "meats"! Our server, Carlos, was attentive and professional--and the gauchos kept their eyes on our "flip cards" as well! Every part of the evening, from the hostesses opening the door for us to the surprise birthday dessert in a togo bag, was fantastic! We greatly enjoyed our evening at Chima--and will visit again, hopefully sooner rather than later!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All the meats
    VictoriaVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I was very impressed with the service here, I like how the servers tag team the tables and the meat cutters (aka Gauchos) are so ninja-like without being obtrusive. Go hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate any occasion
    justmenc
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food & service are fantasic! They will help you celebrate any occasion. They are attentive to your specific needs. Very energetic atomsphere can be fast pace if you like or slow it down for a nice romantic evening. You never feel rushed. More food than you can imagine. Eat to your hearts or should I say stomach's content. A must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • them lamb chops, doe...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Food was awesome! Service was great. Some of the best I've had. Definitely will be back very very soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Greatfood
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Top notched .. We were 30 mins late called and let them know . They said no problem . We got there stood maybe 5 mins was seats. We were eating before our drinks arrived. With defenetly do again . Our waiter Joseph was there every step we needed. He and everyone envoled was great .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jmherw
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food, service and atmostphere was great. Really enjoyed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible except
    Dinnerandshow
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Incredible foods and an atmosphere that lets you enjoy conversation with your spouse. It can be an incredible experience and a wonderful dinner before a showdown .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    JustCallMeBackpack
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We've been to Chima before and had great service. Unfortunately we had a table against the drink area. Servers brushed up against me many times and their activity didn't enhance our meal. The meat service was so fast that I could not get clarification on what we were being served. To celebrate, I think I will be headed elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good selection of meats and wines just great
    Thetraveller5
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Great place for special ocasiones and for people that like different stiles of meat.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food; Great Service
    Foodaholic
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    A friend and I visited Chimas for their Veterans Day special. We both got the rodizio and the meats were excellent. The salad bar was ok; we both missed the seafood salad, that was not included on the salad bar. The servers were fast and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For the novelty
    Baneely
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Several of the dishes on the salad bar were very good, but the meat parade is simply a novelty experience and not worth the money. Most of the meats I tried were seasoned poorly, and the gauchos bringing them around were unfriendly. Great server, though I've forgotten his name. The hostesses were very nice, as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining experiance yet!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I was thoroughly impressed with the whole experience. The food was amazing! like a 5 star buffet, but I wouldn't dare to even compare it to any buffet Ive ever been to. The bill was a bit pricy! but totally worth it due to the special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good value
    PureKiwi
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    At $54.90 per person I ended up paying $140 for two people (with tax & tip) and we only drank water. This is way too expensive just to be able to sample a few different types of meat. I would not eat here again unless there was some major discount or deal being offerred.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best place we have eaten
    exquisite
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We will definitely recommend this restaurant to all our friends and the next time we are in Charlotte we will make it a point to eat there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Everything was absolutely excellent. Great teamwork among servers, managers were visible and doing table visits, and there was no waiting for food at all. The salad bar was fresh and delicious and the presentation was beautiful. The meats were served hot and frequently. Everyone was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner, the Brazilian way
    Churchfamily17
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Upon arriving early to the restaurant for our reservation, we were met with a wait time of at least 35 minutes. So much for proper planning. We used Open table to secure a dinner reservation for just 4 people almost two weeks in advance. Then we arrive at the restaurant 15 minutes before our scheduled reservation and we have to wait 35 minutes in total until we were seated. Really? Well at least the dining experience made up for the delays along with a decent meats selection. But I can recall my first experience with a much large party being better than this recent one. We saw a much larger selection of meats during our first outing with 10 couples in comparison to our second outing with only two couples. Perhaps we'll try 1 more time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The meal was awesome, and the service was outstanding! Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it used to be
    tharealist
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This time just wasn't as special as previous visits. Went on my wife's bday and the atmosphere was great but the meat was dry and pretty bland compared to past visits to Chima. With the meat being dry, I opted out of all white meat and asked for red meat. I could order it medium to escape the drier cuts. Well, it was bland with not much flavor. I know Chima is better than this though, In the past i have been blown away. Luckily my wife's expectations wasn't as high as mine so she was satisfied for the most part. A guy named Antonio was there dining with his "girlfriend?" next to us. Evidently he is a employee,all of his buddies (one named Joseph) kept visiting his table joking and talking about other employees which was unprofessional.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Allie
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Chima's is my boyfriends favorite restaurant. Although I had never been there, I took him for his 25th birthday. I really enjoyed it and now understand why it's his favorite. The atmosphere was classy and formal without being too over the top. I felt comfortable in a pair of jeans and a nice sweater and boots. The service was exceptional. We were never running low on water or appetizers and always had a fresh clean plate. When the waiters noticed us turning down multiple meats in a row, they asked if we were waiting for a specific meat we were waiting for. They then went personally to the kitchen and got what we asked for. The food was on point. Everything I tried was exceptional. There was nothing about this place that I didn't enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Service was great, food was great, atmosphere was great! The meats were better than the appetizers, but certainly worth it. A little pricey, but good for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2 for 150 + tip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The meat is cooked fine, the salad bar opener is OK as well, but unless you are able to sit for 3-4 hrs, it is highly over priced. Ex: A wine I know to be a U.S. Columbia Valley was labeled and priced to be a German Import, and to too it off, a separately paid dessert. I think we might have been better off going to Ruth's Chris, and paying everything al-la-carte.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • adventurous
    Samara
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    fabelious! expensive but worth every penny! must try it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very well worth it
    Tacoma
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.