Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Fort Lauderdale
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Fort Lauderdale

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Fort Lauderdale

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chimasteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 9547120580x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, 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/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Chima has a beautiful private room equipped with A/V. The room holds about 80 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Jacques 954 8677720x
  • Entertainment: Live Music on Fridays and Saturdays.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking
    $5 per car
A word from Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Fort Lauderdale
Located on the trendy Las Olas Boulevard just minutes from the beach, Chima offers a serene dining experience with a touch of exclusivity. The Fort Lauderdale location provides a chic dining experience from the minute you step foot into the captivating courtyard. The outside bar and courtyard provide an escape from the traditional happy-hour scene with our exceptional drink specials.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Fort Lauderdale reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (131)good for groups (87)fit for foodies (51)romantic (51)notable wine list (46)hot spot (31)great for outdoor dining (26)neighborhood gem (21)kid-friendly (17)vibrant bar scene (11)scenic view (11)late-night find (10)great for brunch (8)great for lunch (5)Show More
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Is an incredible restaurant! And excellent service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brazilian style cuisine.
    Jerry
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This place is pricey. It starts at $52.50 a person, then $4.00 for iced tea,$5.00 for capuccino, $9-10 if you can actually fit in desert. Can't imagine what the alchohol costs, because we didn't drink this time [middle of the week thing]. That said, this is the best Brazilian style rest. I have ever been to. The meat quality is 4 out of 5, the wait staff is great and the manager even walks around to make sure you are getting served properly. The salad bar at $30 something might be a good choice for those that don't share the love of meat that some of us do. Bottom line for me, it was a great experience, but for me only a special occasion option.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing churrascaria
    ssnyc
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have been to many of the churrascaria chains. This one has it all done very well. Great meat that is not overly salted. Great selection on the meats, chicken & fish with great sauces. Great salad bar -- lots of choices, all fresh and well maintained. Don't hesitate, just go. Delicious. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The last GREAT restaurant in S. Fla
    Foodieadict13
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Just an amazing experience over all. The salad bar was super clean, the meat was seasoned to perfection and service was outstanding. I truly hope they keep same ownership, management, and service for a long time, as this is what makes this restaurant number 1 on our list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    immolatus1234
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Took my wife here for her birthday. Service was fantastic, our waiter made us feel like w e were the only ones in the restaurant. Food was very good. This is an adult restaurant, several people brought there children and you can tell on there little faces they were disappointed at the salad bar (no mac & cheese or chicken nuggets i know im a dad). But for adults it is great. We left full and satisfied. Will go again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chima
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service, food, and ambiance was great. I really enjoyed the salad bar and options for fish only or meat and fish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great but service...
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This place is always great - much better design than Texas de Brazil. At Texas Galleria, it was impossible to have the meat servers come around frequently, really annoying. The salad bar is pretty equal to Chima, but also has sushi items which I like. I would say that the service model is a little odd in Chima, where your real server basically takes you drink order then checks in on you. This visit we had a nice but very lost server. When I asked for a martini with the blue cheese olives on the side, she literally brought (on the side) a cup of blue cheese and a cup of olives, where my friend had the correct blue cheese stuffed olives in his martini. Also, she failed to check on us - others stepped in to see if we needed anything.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My supervisory recommended Chima my last trip to Fort Lauderdale, but we could not make it. This time I ensured my group got to experience it, and we were not let down! The food was amazing, staff was attentive, and the drinks were excellent! Definitely will be THE dinner must-have every trip to South Florida. Can't wait until next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Aug 30th My boss and I hosted a dinner for six after a Medical Conference and everyone had a great time at this restaurant. My partner and I have enjoyed this restaurant many times in the past but taking a group made it festive and a great experience. The food is consistently good and a new wine steward was happy to help us journey through their extensive wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    What a wonderful experience for the meat lovers!! Exceptional attentive services Great knowledge of sommelier and extensive wine selection Best to be hungry to start the experience Will definitely be returning customer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last night of Vacation
    MikeyL
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    What a way to end a vacation, dinner was excellent!! Great staff, great service.... and such a variety of meats and salads....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service
    Cmdfoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Arrived at reservation time. The table was ready and a team of two servers were there seconds after we were seated. The choices at the salad bar were beautiful and delicious. The meats were well seasoned and choices were varied enough for any palate. The fish was super. The service was seamless and flawless. We have eaten there before and are always amazed at the service, selection and food quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring an appetite
    Vane13
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food! Lots of meats to choose from, there was even a selection of fish. Great place to celebrate a birthday and enjoy a good night with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brazilian steak house in USA
    Luisiwama
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Best Brazilian steak house in USA Best Brazilian steak house in USA Best Brazilian steak house in USA Best Brazilian steak house in USA Best Brazilian steak house in USA Best Brazilian steak house in USA Best Brazilian steak house in USA Best Brazilian steak house in USA Best Brazilian steak house in USA
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    LeifiVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Have been several times, never disappoint. Great wine suggestions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Place for dinner!
    JB1960
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I would give 6 stars for the food, the Service and the outstanding Atmosphäre!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Very very good food, we exagerated on the salad bar of course, the meats came flowing fast, we enjoyed the lamb, the chicken and the ribeye, which came by often and had seconds and thirds. We were stuffed by the end. During dessert I noticed Ribs, veggies, tenderloin wraped in bacon, flank steak..., none of these ever came to our table. Oh well, we were stuffed anyways. We enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    Playtennistoeat
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We eat at Chima a few times a year and it is always wonderful. The staff is great the food is fabulous and its a fun night out. My husband also brings business associates and clients and its always on the top of the list of places they want to go. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys beef and lots of it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bit pricey
    Meatchief
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Place is nice when u first arrive. Bit pricey for ok meat, nothing special about the place or the food. I know a similar place that charges $20 less per person and is the same, maybe better - they have piña!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We loved it
    Cdelg57
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food and service where great. The "pao de queso" outstanding. Would return often
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Chima is one of my favorite brazilian steakhouses. Amazing food, Great service, Romantic ambience, but also fit for large groups or parties.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Westonian
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Chima always delivers in terms of food quality, service, great environment and attention to details. We have come to Chima for years, always for special occasions as the food price + deserts + some bottle of mid-range wine drives an average fee of above $80 per person. Now, that great quality has remained constant through the years. So, you will certainly pay for the quality and the great food, but this is a highly recommendable place for those very special occasions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the quality I expected
    SFRealtor
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Chima staff was great and the cuts if meat were always coming out except we had to ask 3 times for lamb chops. Meats weren't as tender or flavorful as other similar restaurants auch as Fago de Chao or Texas De Brazil. Meat was not tender at all. Very disappointed especially for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant for meet lovers
    Nicholas
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Although is a little expensive, every penny that you spend in Chima worth it. The personnel and the food is amazing, please try the picanha, really nice meet.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal Food
    Anonymous
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is one of the best Brazilian steakhouses I have found! I'm so glad we tried this! Even at 9:30 on a Saturday night, this place was packed! The wine list was extensive and the waiter was very knowledgeable. Not usually a fan of salad bars, but theres is was so varied and gourmet, it was great. The meat that came around was just delicious and high quality in every respect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had great service
    JamesYummy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I came there with a party of 4 on Saturday it was very busy had to wait an extra 15 minutes my reservations was at 8:15.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, horrible service
    UnhappywiththeserverVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were a group of 7, so I guess they just realized the tip would be added to the bill so they didn't have to be nice or pay attention to us. Rude and belittling man who barely spoke English. We will take out $600 bill and go to Texas de Brazil at least they respect their customers there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I took my fiance there for her 22 bday and OMG it was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Jirden
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This restaurant is amazing and has amazing food. Everything they serve is wonderful. All of the meat comes from the best cuts.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Dining4Indulgence
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I Met a girlfriend for an early dinner on Saturday, August 2, 2014, and as always had a lovely evening. The food is top notch and the staff very attentive. Chima is a hidden Gem! Whenever a friend is looking for a nice place to eat, my first recommendation is Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. Great atmosphere, great ambience and always an excellent dining experience! Thank you Open Table for making the reservation process user friendly. I needed to make a last minute time change and I was pleasantly surprised that it was so easy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    Foodieadict13
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The amount of food you have access to and you will want to try will not fit in your stomach if you have breakfast and lunch! Make it an early dinner and eat!!!! It's the best spot in Las Olas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Frank
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I reserve my table for six on line through open table when we arrived the table was ready then we get our server that he was excellent server he explain everything for us he was very friendly he take his time to make sure that we have a very good time. We recommend this restaurant it is very friendly the food and drink is excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Save room before you go!
    Chris3412VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Delicious and fun experience. Salad bar is extensive, well stocked and and accompanies meat well. Lots of meat to choose from! Flank steak, sirloin, filet mignion, bacon wrapped chicken, bacon wrapped steak, ribs, short rib, saucisson, fish, you name it, it came, and often! Just be warned, if you can't have too much sodium, don't eat here. Although meat is well seasoned, it is high in salt.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!!
    Bucketpunch
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Larry the somelier went above and beyond to emaire our wine paring was the right one
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodlover
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very nice service,we've always been a fan of chima,and this location is exceptional like the others!Would definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad...
    Pimposho
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    But still prefer the competition (Texas of Brasil)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • would recommend
    dana395
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I found this restaurant on line.. took a chance and glad I did.. If you get the opportunity.. See for yourself.. the wait staff very courteous. environment clean.. Food was good, just too much
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meat lovers dream
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Third time at this restaurant. All 3 times I found the food to be of excellent quality and their salad bar is the most extensive one I`ve ever seen. I was with a party of 8 people and all loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS GOOD
    roberto777
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    MY 3RD TIME EVERYTHING WAS GREAT,ANTIPASTO TABLE VERY FRESH,GREAT AMBIENCE PLUS FRENDLY WAITERS ,VERY NICE PLACE OVERALL!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good
    SammyS
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have been to Chima at least 5 times, and every time I am impressed with the food. It's always great and service is amazing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.