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
405 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (316)good for groups (197)romantic (152)fit for foodies (147)notable wine list (82)hot spot (80)scenic view (29)neighborhood gem (23)late-night find (23)vibrant bar scene (22)kid-friendly (19)great for brunch (17)great for lunch (15)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth-ish the Price
    Brazzzzil
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant has great food, unbelievable service and a large price tag. A once in a lifetime experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mrs. Hibberts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wonderful birthday trip, we o every year and are never disappointed. Mel was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too pricey
    Pricey
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food is. good but not worth $52.00 per person and the valet parking is poorly advertised
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This restaurant gas great food and outstanding service but is a little too expensive at $52.95 per person
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing !!!
    024789L
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Last night was my first time at Chima and the experience was like no other! The ambiance was friendly and professional, upon walking into the restaurant I was welcomed with warm smiles from the hostess and they quickly retrieved my reservation, the hostess that walked me to my table was very courteous and my server, Renzo, was very attentive, he gave me excellent service. The meat service was also wonderful, I got all my meats just how I wanted them and out the variety available at the salad bar the Chima rice was by far my favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    chaneliman7
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    As I first entered the restaurant a hostess opened the door for me and instantly greeted me with a very welcoming smile. After I checked in right away I was taken to my table; the hostess even pulled out the chair for me. I was greeted by Reed my server right away. He gave me a wonderful speech on how things worked at a brazilian steakhouse. He was very helpful and even joked a little. That made me feel very comfortable since I was dining alone. The ambiance of the restaurant was spectacular it was very elegant but comforting at the same time. My server Reed checked on me quite often. I really did enjoy the service very much. But the most appealing part of Chima was the food, everything was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My boyfriend and I have been here a few times so it's about time I leave a review! We love this place. From the food to the service to the staff and atmosphere everything is great. They have a FANTASTIC array of wines which the servers are happy to describe to us but never pushy about! Last time we had two great servers- Carlos and Renzo who were both extremely attentive without being invasive. The two managers we saw both stopped by to check on us as well and of course, THE MEAT. It's to die for. Go hungry and make sure you save room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love the lamb
    MsTeacher
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Chmas was pricy but worth it. The lamb was superb!!!! The drinks were a perfect fit to meal. Ieft completely full. The salad bar was not my favorite, but it wa unique.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration!
    Lovebirds
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We came from Fayetteville, NC to celebrate our 29th anniversary there. It was a wonderful experience. The food was great, served hot and fresh. We didn't have to wait for the servers, they were very attentive. We would definitely come again, maybe try brunch, the next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Rocnots
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Simply amazing!!! I took my wife and daughter for the first time and they did an amazing job to make this night one of the most precious time of my life!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smoothie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have been to Chima 5 times now. This last visit was the best. The staff was awesome and helpful! The food was awesome as always and we really got to relaxed and enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Went to Chima for Birthday dinner for our son and the food was great and wait staff was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, setting, & service
    JayH
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Everything was great. Great for a date night or dinner with friends. My only complaint would be the price. It's a lot making this a special occasion pick versus a regular go to. The quality is worth it but probably not a practical choice of frequency for the average young professional. Dinner for two 170 after tip.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Skinnyfatboy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Best restaurant I've been to in a long time. Took my girlfriend there for her birthday and she love it. She hard to please but she love it. The food is excellent and the staff is exceptional. Will difinately be going back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have been deployed to Afghanistan for last 3 years and came home last weekebd. My husband and i enjoyed this place as a romantic get away. Wonderful food, service and clean.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • parts were great
    amys
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    the food was really very good and everything was kept fresh and available, the bus boy was excellent, the waitresses we had were very unhappy we were not getting drinks and or wine and just sticking to the dinner, they were impossible to find the four times I needed them, however the food was still yummy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • indie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything was fantastic. this was a birthday celebration and it was the best birthday I have had since I was 16 years old.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JSJB
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was outstanding, the service exceptional. The servers were very attentive and ensured that our dining experience was one to remember. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I can't say enough about this place! Took my husband here for the first time and we absolutely loved it! I've been to a couple other Brazilian steakhouses but this one takes the cake! The entire staff is friendly and helpful and the manager (Fernandez?) stopped by our table to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. The food was amazing too-- tons of delicious meats and a huuuuuuge salad bar with several exotic items on it! We each ordered one of their "specialty" desserts and it's worth going back just for those! (hint hint chocolate lava cake!) We'll be back weekly. Did I mention we loved it?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Really great atmosphere and the service was even more incredible than the food which was GREAT.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time at Chima, what a treat!
    HoosierTraveler
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were greeted warmly and quickly shown to our table. Service from Joseph and the team was impeccable but not overwhelming. The salad bar looked great and any items I sampled were fresh. And, of course, the meat was out of this world. My guests were friends from out of state, as was I and I chose this restaurant because of its location, the ability to make a reservation on Open Table and reputation. An excellent meal and we all left well-satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    Fatboy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was great really looking forward to my next visit. By far the be$t buffet ever. Make sure u bring a fat wallet and a empty stomach when u leave it will be the opposite way around. Be sure to save a tip for valet since its complimentary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Chanciedqwn
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The wait staff was amazing and very friendly. Out of the meats that are offered the same four came over constantly. The other meats offered were never brought to the tables. It's not an expensive place to eat but at other places uptown they don't make you wait 20 min to open a bottle of wine bc they can't find wine glasses. The salad bar is also lacking. More variety would have been nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic