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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Charlotte
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Charlotte

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Charlotte Details

  • 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, Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, 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.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Buffet was great: plenty of delicious selections, but a lot ran out quickly (beef tartare) and was extremely slow to be replaced. Service was a mix: the waitstaff was on top of it, refilling glasses and asking us if we wanted any meat in particular, but then it seems like it just never arrived. We waited 10 full minutes for anyone to come to our party of six with anything, and I found that unacceptable with the speed at which fresh foods were flying by us. In terms of food quality, I was EXTREMELY disappointed with the meats. Every single "premium" meat I paid to upgrade to was majorly overcooked- dry fish, grey steak, inedibly hard chicken and pork. Plain gross. An entertaining experience, but never going back."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience. Food was delicious, full of flavor and continuous. The chefs prepare and serve the food which was amazing. The entire staff was very helpful and attentive."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is not dining, this is a food EXPERIENCE. Your palate is continuously treated to new, exciting tastes. Every cut of beef is exquisite yet different. It was a pleasure to dine here and I look forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great food, drinks, service, and atmosphere. A place that everyone should try at least once."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I took my son, his wife and my two grandkids (ages 2 and 4) to CHIMA for restaurant week and it was fabulous. There was NO CHARGE for the kids and they ate off of our plates but, with so much food, there was not a problem. The salad bar is out of this world and everything you can imagine and more is on it. The meats were delicious and the service was outstanding. No sooner did we flip our coin to YES and the waiters were at our table. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone, for every occasion!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "After hearing so many people rave about Chima, I was so excited to try it out. Although the extensive salad bar and table appetizers (various breads and spreads) were excellent, the meat (the focal point of Chima) was a huge disappointment. The flank steak was tough and had so many nerves in it that it was almost impossible to chew. The pork tenderloin was dry and tough. The ribs were absolutely terrible...you couldn't even get the meat off the bone. I cannot believe how disappointing this meal was and, needless to say, I will not return. The experience and atmosphere was nice but the food just is not worth any amount of money."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner Sunday afternoon. I was seated promptly & the wait staff & servers explained the menu & dining options. The service was excellent & the food was Fabulous! Touché & thank you for making our family dinner a huge success! We will be back again!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We recently went to Chima for the Queen's Feast. It was a great special occasion dining experience. The food was plentiful and the service top-notch."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was such a fabulous find for our family outing! Both the Service and Food are Fabulous!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food is amazing. The service once you are seated is too. I had great servers who answered questions and made my guest feel right at home. Service at the door and check in is not so great. The greeters are not nice and don't engage you and there's always a wait even with reservations but not enough seating for the crowd waiting and no where for them to stand comfortably."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Go to this Resturant hungry, it had plenty of good tasting food, try everything"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Chima's. My family spoke highly of it and I had to give it a try. I drove from another state to check it out and it was well worth my journey. The food was seasoned to perfection and the eclectic salad bar was tasty as well.. My tablemates and I thoroughly enjoyed the rice pilaf. I will definitely dine here again. The complimentary valet service finished off our visit, not having to worry about finding a parking spot or having to pay college tuition to park in a garage was a definite bonus"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I had a great evening with my family. Service was great. I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We've been here a few times but this was the best! Our server, Joseph was super friendly and attentive. The food was amazing, and the wine was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was good but service was extremely lacking. My server only came to the table to take initial order. We ordered the premium cuts of meats and a bottle of wine for our table. I had to request to see my server later during dinner to inquire about food selection. None of server brought any premium meat choices to our table and not once did our main server check on us. He only offered to refill my wine glass when he noticed i was upset about the service. Extremely bad first impression."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Best steakhouse in Charlotte hands-down, expensive but definitely worth it. Go in hungry and you will leave full and satisfied."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Table rocked. Had to push it to wall. Overall unpleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Good value for restaurant week; otherwise too pricey for the quality"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been to Chima Brazilian Steakhouse on two different occasions (1) non-Queens Feast and (1) 2011 Queens Feast. This visit, 2014 Queens Feast was very different. Our group felt as though once they came around with food so many times, they just quit coming. (Our group was not big eaters.) It was almost as though they had a certain amount of food allotted for the customers dining Queens Feast."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The staff was great; lots of food . It was a little loud however i believe it was because everyone was excited to be there."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We always enjoy restaurants and chimas was one of #1 but after our last experience I am not sure if we will be back. #1 issue: once we sat down we found out that kids pay $26, this is just ridiculous! My daughter is 8 and I am sure she does not eat $26 worth of meat...she might have had maybe had 5 bites of meat and paying $26 for a child to eat here is just crazy! But we did...not ever again will we pay this amount. #2 issue: meats took a long time to come by our table, we waited almost 10minutes for the first meat to actually make it to our plates...lots of men passed by our table but never stopped to offer even though all 3 of us had the green signs up. I was very disappointed specially after traveling almost 45 minutes to go here."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It looked like they were not prepared for the event. We had to asked our waitress for the seafood service, the chicken service. It lookedlike there were too many customers and not enough servers."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The staff was great and the atmosphere was nice. Food was fantastic will be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I was expecting a meat selection that was exceptional, but it was not. Pork and chicken was over cooked and dry. Flank steak was good. But the salad bar was amazing, if you like a wide variety of things you don't get very often. Appetizers and sides were a little disappointing."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was our first and probably last experience at Chima. We have been to other Brazilian steakhouses in the area but never this one. Upon entering the front desk was friendly and quick to seat us for our reservation. Our 2 waiters were polar opposites. One was friendly and nothing but wonderful. The other was friendly until we declined his menu sell up and wine. Then it was like a total different server. He seemed very uninterested in us and more into surrounding tables who ordered those items. Very noisey dinner. The meat itself was wonderful for the most part. Flank steak was the only one we didn't care for. Salad bar was just OK to me. In comparison to some other ones it was disappointing especially considering the cost."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Fabulous!!!! One of the best dining experiences of my life"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "You will need to hold off on eating before you go because you will really have ALOT of food. Great time and amazing food"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed the atmosphere and food to the fullest. Servers need to learn more about bar selections. I'm not a heavy drinker and ask for a sweet mild drink. I was served a drink so strong it'd knock an alcoholic's socks off. Not to mention I paid $12 for a drink I could not enjoy!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I had the pleasure of the "Chima Brazilian steakhouse" experience. We had heard so many wonderful things and weren't disappointed. The meats were flavorful and delicious! I loved the chicken and the top sirloin. The mashed potatoes were tasty also ( a little too mashed though almost baby food consistency). The waiter was advised of my allergies and suggested a cocktail that he thought I would love and he was correct. My eats seafood and lamb but he loved the flank steak and ate more red meat that night than he has in 5 years. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Unique dining experience that is fun and great for a group of friends!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Considering it was Charlotte restaurant week and Fri night, the place was crowded but the service was still excellent. I am not a fan of all you can eat anything, so it's not necessarily my thing, but the salad bar, meats and sangria were very good. High energy, young attentive staff, extensive wine list, better for all you can eat fans."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation time and checked in but we did not receive a pager to let us know when our table would be available. After waiting for 40 minutes on our table, and seeing groups of the same number as our party be seated much quicker, I asked about our spot on the list. I was told that we were next in line and given a pager at that point. Almost fifteen minutes later, and after several more parties were seated, we were finally shown a table, after waiting almost one hour. The hostess service was definitely not comparable to the food."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was my second visit within one week. Food quality, service, and especially Caipirinhas just great. I will return as quick as possible!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We were seated upstairs for the first time in years and I'm wondering if that's what made the difference in the dining experience. It took more than 30 minutes before we got any cuts of steak, and that was after complaining twice to the waiter. The food was wonderful, when we eventually got it, but we were all disappointed by the wait. The gaucho with sausage came by repeatedly, but no one with steak could be found. The waiter said he notified the manager, but that didn't seem to speed things up. This has never happened when dining on the 1st floor."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "we went for queens feast. were told to get the better meat cuts we would need to pay 42 instead of 30. we didn't and the meat was tough. we had a few small bowls of bread, soupy potatoes on the table (which I guess was to replace the dessert we didn't get). we felt rushed and waited for them to open our wine. wish we had gone to del frisco..."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Meal was during Queen's Feast, the service was attentive & great followup. Food was great & cooked properly."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I'd heard nothing but rave reviews, and decided to take a chance and venture out somewhere I'd never been. The hostesses and the wait staff, make you feel like you are almost royalty right from the get go. You start off with the most elegant salad bar I've ever seen, but don't fill up too much. The next course, meat, meat, and more meat. They just don't stop bringing it, well, until you flip your button over. And if you have room for dessert, good on you. Myself and my date did not. Everything was so flavorful and so moist. Even the steak was just about fork tender. All in all, very worth the experience."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Although, my reservation was for 5 pm, it took 20 min. to seat us. Their procedure for seating diners is clumsy and backward. Why do you have diners wait in the lobby until the clock strikes 5 pm when there is no reason not to seat them as they arrive. Watching waiters and hostesses standing around doing nothing until 5 pm is stupid and a real waste of time."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I Went for my 1st time with two other coworkers. We really enjoyed the pampered feel the restaurant workers offer. I loved it and have told everyone to try it just for the experience alone.."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I was in town for a convention and my sister recommended it for my husband and I to have a great dinner. The food was great. The servers were nice and the restaurant was beautiful. Valet parking is superb."
    Dined on 7/14/2014