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, 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.
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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Charlotte reviews from OpenTable diners
402 reviews since May 20, 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 (196)romantic (155)fit for foodies (140)notable wine list (79)hot spot (77)scenic view (28)neighborhood gem (25)late-night find (22)vibrant bar scene (21)kid-friendly (19)great for brunch (18)great for lunch (14)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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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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    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
  • Lots of Meat
    Noble950
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A little Pricey but you get a lot of meat of the price. They offer a variety of cuts that you cans and meats. The meat is portioned well enough which will allow you to try the others that they have. will return
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Open Table Diner Since 2011
    dinefor2
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We always make it a special occasion to have dinner at Chima's. Our last visit was to celebrate in triple, as it was our 31st wedding anniversary, my husbands birthday and the couple that was with us their, 21st wedding anniversary. The food was delicious as always and the service was excellent! If you go hungry it is your own fault. I highly recommend you trying for yourself, you will love it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth the Experience
    BobbyZ
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food is excellently prepared and has great eye appeal as well, Staff deserves raves for attentiveness. Will definitely return and bring guests when they visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointing
    southernfried3
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I took my wife ( 7 months pregnant ) and my neighbor who has helped Us with a lot of things at our house. Our dining experience was good and food overwhelming. We Valeted our car. We came out of the restaurant we were all food drunk and distracted by the Charlotte Pride festival. We got in the car and went home. The next morning when I went outside I notice the wheel badly scraped. Called and emailed right away. The valet is giving Us the run a round. I just cleaned the car before we went, and went straight home after. My diner is costing me over $600 for three people. I have been business in Charlotte for 15 years. I take pride in my honest and integrity . . .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great salad bar, meat selections, and service. My wife & I love meat so this was a great place for our anniversary. The price was very reasonable for the value. Service was great. We'll be back. It's probably our new favorite restaurant in the Charlotte area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining experience in Charlotte
    Elegantdiningexperience18
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This restaurant was the best restaurant I have ever been to they made my 18th wedding anniversary very special. Our waiter was CARLOS and he done a fantastic job. The food was so tasty and was the perfect temperature.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    tunijo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We arrived with 8 oclock reservations, it was so loud that we couldn't even hear the girls at the front or the waiter, we kept having him repeat himself, the salad bar was ok, but did notice gnats were on a hunk of cheese, just sitting there and flying around. The meat was good, nothing spectacular, and I noticed more than a few bottles of wine on the menu that I have seen in grocery stores that were triple the price.The service was great, the food fair, but definitely not worth the price, two dinners, one glass of wine, water, and a tip was 155.00, too much for a noisy not so special dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service but...
    YumInMyTum
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had reservations for a Saturday night...walked in and they sat us immediately. Servers were very attentive and helpful with the wine list. Food selection was vast and tasty. Definitely suited for a more sophisticated palate. Here is the bad part where I had to ding them on the star rating. Bugs...there were little gnats or fruit flies flying around our table and even got in my food a couple times. Yuck. Fortunately, I could have gotten more if I chose to. Also, restaurant itself felt too warm in the section we were sitting (table 11). I think I would give it one more try and hope they have those issues fixed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chima in Charlotte experience
    Lancaster
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great experience. Unique, fun and memorable. Service is very attentive and the food quality is excellent with a lot of choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • superb
    lovedatenight
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Chima is one of these places you will never forget from entry to exit, wonderful food, exceptional service, just the best, can't wait till hubby brings me back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodiefanatic
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    It was a fantastic first time experience. The service was spectacular and very attentive. I would definitely come back again and recommend Chimes to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place If You Are NOT Hungry
    PetsRule
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband & I went last Sunday night. Service was terrible. We are both thin people and don't eat much, but we left Chima hungry. The green card means bring food ~ it was totally ignored. We eat Brazilian food quite often, normally at Fogo de Chao in Atlanta, but this place was terrible. And if you are wondering what I did eat, 1 pork sausage, 1 bacon wrapped chicken, 1 small filet piece, & 3 slices of the top sirloin ~ that was all I could get them to bring to me. Although, they did suggest we purchase a dessert. We will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meat, but poor/slow service
    Meatlover
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food is always high quality, but they constantly bring out the cheap meat (sausage and chicken) to fill you up, and I had to ask about 5 times for the filet, ribeye, and top sirloin before they finally brought it out. Whenever we needed the waiter to do something, it took forever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.