Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Mother's Day VisitFinally was able to visit Chimas. I made reservations for Mother's Day and did not have to wait long. Our waiter's name was Chris who made our visit so enjoyable. He was funny and personable. The food was excellect the atmosphere was ellegant. I took my there for dinner and she was so pleased with our meal and service. She requested to return again soon! Thanks Chimas and Chris for making Mother's Day great!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCome hungry!Great choice for a special occasion dinner. Even though it was very crowded on Mothers Day, our table was ready immediately at our reservation time and service was terrific. It's very noisy in here when crowded so if you are looking for a quiet dinner on a busy day this might not be the place. The food is great and they have a very nice wine list. This is the first time we brought our teen/tween kids here and we had an early dining time. I would not recommend this as a place to bring young children, although there were a several there. Be prepared for at least a 1.5 to 2 hour dinner to relax and enjoy the many selections.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day was special.I wanted to give a memorable experience to my fiance and her son. They truly enjoyed it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderfulChima steakhouse was great...The meats were seasoned well and mouth watering delicious..Service was great and the atmospere was pleasant...I highly recommend this place if you wanna enjoy great food and pleasant atmosphere....5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Restaurant!!!this restaurant is AWESOME!! I have been there three times and I love it the meats are do soft and juicy everything is great the waiters are so nice, the onlything is the food bar needs just a few more things like adf some noodles onion rings or fries or mac snd cheese other than that I love it5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMheaven for carnivoresA bar and bright, comfortable waiting area. Seated on time, nice seats, great service. Eat from the salad bar as wandering skewer bearers approach your table every few minutes to ask if you'd like a slice of rib-eye or sirloin steak etc. 16 choices: two fish, one lamb, two chicken, the rest beef -- every one really good. Even the doneness you prefer. The sirloin went around more often than the filet, but it was all presented within 20-30 minutes. Salad bar 40-50 items, salads and vegetables, though no fruit. Servers bring little dishes to your table -- rolls, croquettes, mashed potatoes and more. Desserts are available but we were too full. Delicious sangria was only $6.
Expensive -- about $50 each but a worthwhile splurge for carnivores.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience again was toOur experience again was to die for. Xavier is and remains to be "the bomb". May he never change. Thank yoy!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMChimas food is excellentService is usually excellent but this was my first experience where it was bad. I guess I have to say beware of busy days staff and servers are a bit rude.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than Fogo de ChaoWe thought Fogo de Chao was the premiere Brqazilian steakhouse but Chima has far surpased Fogo. The service was impeccable and the quality and taste of the meats was far superior. The meats were not overly seasoned so you could taste the difference and distinction of each meat. The barbeque spareribs were better than any rib place we've been to. The two fish offerings added a nice option and both were delicious.
The salad bar was comparable to Fogo, except the fish offerings was a very nice compliment to the variety of salads, vegetables and fruits.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely FabulousI've been here many times , but my mother has never . I decided to take her for Mother's Day and she absolutely loved it . I wouldn't have taken her to any other restaurant for this special day .5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly a great experience withTruly a great experience with amazing food and attentiveness from the staff. We really enjoyed the ability to try various meats...all made available to your per your preference. Don't each too much at the huge salad bar, you have to save room for the steaks!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!!!!! Highly recommendAwesome!!!!! Highly recommend to everyone. Just try it once and you will go back again and again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Dining ExperienceThe service and overall dining experience at Chima Philadelphia far exceeded my expectations. The meat selection was amazing and cooked to perfection. We hope to be back soon!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousMy husband and I went for our 10th anniversary. We mostly tried the beef selections and they were fabulous. The "salad bar" was great too although it contained many things we'd never heard of. It was fun to try different things and was a great experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for birthdays!I recently took my boyfriend and his two friends to Chima to celebrate his 25th birthday. The food was EXCELLENT and the service was even better! Needless to say, we had a great time and will be sure to go again.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my second time atThis is my second time at Chima in Philadelphia and I am still amazed at how well the food and service are every time I go there. I raved about this restaurant for months to my boyfriend and we finally made it there for his birthday. He LOVES it! Always an enjoyable time.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a disappointment!This has been our 5th time at Chima, and never a disappointment. Great food, great servers, and incredible cocktails. If you're looking for a romantic night out, a special occasion, or just a change from the ordinary, I would definitely recommend Chima!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter very good instructionWaiter very good instruction on how service works atmosphere very nice4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good dining when yourVery good dining when your there ask for Kevin and Xavier they are excellent servers. They are very good at what they do.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but expensiveThe greats: for $50 they bring you unlimited skewers of various meats and poultry, all very tasty.
The not so greats: yep, $50. That does not include drinks. So expect your night to end up near the $70 to $80 range if you have a couple of drinks.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my vegetarian daughterThis is my vegetarian daughter favorite restaurant because of the AMAZING salad bar, so we came here for her 9th birthday. We had a great time and the very nice server insisted on surprising her with a free birthday Tiramisu! She was also serenaded in Portugese, which made it extra special. I highly recommend it.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this Brazilian Restaurant!This was my first time dining at Chima. I took my younger brother here for his birthday. We both have been to multiple brazilian restaurants in the past, but none compare to the food, service, and ambiance at Chima. They even brought my brother out a birthday caked and sang in brazilian. I can't wait to eat there again!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for a Bachlor party.Went for a Bachlor party. Great place to kick off an amazing night. Disneyland for men.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMfirst timerI loved loved loved chima!!! had the best experience from beginning to end! our server loretta made us feel right at home and explained eveything very well since it was our first time there. food was amazing and my mom had a great time on her birthday. will be eating here again!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLong overdue dining experienceThis is a place I've been wanted to try out. Had a great time, even better than I thought. My mothers smile was the biggest I've seen in a long time, from the staff treating her like a queen. I've recommended this restaurant to everyone since my dining experience there. I can't wait to come again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Steak LoversGreat food for an okay price. Considering the quality of the food, the amount you can get, and the service; the price can't be beat. Plus if there's a specific menu item you'd like, you can ask anyone walking through the restaurant and it's in front of you before you finish your plate.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Brazilian!We had been to other similar types of restaurants, but this was our first visit to Chima. We really enjoyed our visit on all levels. The salad bar had some wonderful items, and it wasn't so big that it was overwhelming. There was a great cocktail selection and a nice wine list. The service was very attentive. Great selection of meats, and even some fish. My husband loved that there was a variety of done-ness options, he was able to get his meat well done right off the skewer rather than having to order it. One tip--if you are having a birthday, don't order desert--we made the mistake of ordering one of their delicious deserts, and were served a complimentary piece of rum cake as well--and then we rolled out of there.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for a Bachelor's Last MealKudos to Chima management for making a bachelor's last night a great one. Service was impeccable, the meat service excellent and the salad bar tasty. Of note, the Filet Mignon with butter, the Garlic Filet Mignon and the beef short ribs were outstanding. And for dessert, the Flan was worth topping the dinner. Bring your appetite and make an earlier reservation, especially on a Saturday evening-you need the time to truly explore the food.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent portions, with incredibleExcellent portions, with incredible flavor. Salad bar was outstanding with the freshest selections. Servers were incredible.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you like meat, this isIf you like meat, this is the place for you! Everything is delicious.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, as usual, was amazing,The food, as usual, was amazing, and the meat servers did a great job running around the restaurant! Our server/server's assistant were a bit slow on drinks (my boyfriend and I both had empty wine and water glasses several times throughout the meal) and they made a mistake on our bill. Make sure to pay attention to that: If you are not eating the meat, let the server know immediately or they will charge you the full $50! It's only $25 for salad bar, and $29 for seafood + salad bar! Makes the meal much more affordable for the vegetarians out there!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic meal! Great service!As a first time visitor to Philadelphia, I asked one of my Philly-connected friends for a restaurant recommendation. He said that whenever he visits Philadelphia, he always goes to Chima and recommended it. It was fabulous! One of my colleagues, with whom i was dining, told me that this experience redeemed a previous recommendation I made.
The meat is superbly cooked and as long as your token beckons the meat carvers to come, come to your table they do! They also have an amazing salad bar and wonderful sides (my favorite were the fried bananas - I probably had four of them).
When, not if, you go... make sure you go hungry; I guarantee you'll leave anything but.
Do be prepared to pay around $60 per person. Overall, fantastic exper4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steak placeThe food is always excellent service is superb we love going there we've been there quite a few times and we travel over an hour just to go4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMChima's has excellent foodChima's has excellent food and atmosphere. I highly recommend this place4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMy boyfriend and I had anMy boyfriend and I had an amazing experience. The salad bar had a great selection. Meats were absolutely delicious. Our waiter was very personable and funny. Overall great! I would definitely recommend chimas and will definitely be back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a great first experience!It was a great first experience! Staff were excellent, food was excellent!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMChimas is the ultimate placeChimas is the ultimate place for meat lovers. They have a special way of seasoning and cooking food.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster dinnerVery good experience. First time at a Brazilian Steak House and it was fantastic. Service could not have been better. Meats were delicious. It was a memorable Easter dinner. Will definitely come back. Our compliments to the staff.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent --The food was excellent -- it's all about the meat! Our waiter, Art and his assistants were very attentive. . .and nothing was too much trouble! The atmosphere upscale but comfortable. The was cost is a little pricey but it would be a great place for a special occasion celebration.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Holidays as well!!!Great for Holidays as well!!! Wonderful food and no clean up3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great exceptEverything was great except we were a party of five and were placed in an intensely noisy room that had nothing but large groups and we couldn't hear ourselves talk. Yet when we walked into the dining area right outside of that room, it was fairly quiet. My throat still hurts from shouting so much.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis resturant was magnificent.This resturant was magnificent. The food and service were top notch. I can't wait to go back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFun for GroupsAll meats cooked perfectly. Make sure you go hungry. Wines are very overpriced.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe servers or gauchos asThe servers or gauchos as they are called at Chima's were very attentive. As soon as we were done our first course, the fantastic salad bar, the servers were right there in full force bringing the meat presentations. The food was outstanding and my family really enjoyed the Brazilian dining experience. The noise level was fairly high for a Saturday night which you might expect. It was a little hard to hear the gaucho telling us what type of cut of meat he was serving. You get used to it though and after they visit your table a few times you adjust. You cannot leave there saying you didn't get enough of what you came for. We were there for my son's birthday. We will be back for my birthday in about a month.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGlutton for no punishment.Chima Brazilian Steakhouse offers a wider selection of meats and fish than Fuego De Choa at a slightly higher price. They have wondering Hosts that will help direct specific cuts and temperatures upon request. My only complaints were the overall place was noisy and difficult to talk to your dinner guests and that the "special requests" failed to show up in a timely fashion.
Overall, very good and I will be back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely worth tryingThis was a place That we've been wanting to try for a while. Overall everything was good. There's just so much meat you can eat. And for a female I definitely don't think that it's $50 worth. Garlic butter sirloin was my favorite. The chicken wrapped with bacon was dry. The service was excellent!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff and waiters wereThe staff and waiters were excellent. Everyone was very helpful and friendly, regardless if they were working our section or not. It's hard not to enjoy yourself when you have a carousel of meat being offered. All the meats and sides were delicious including the salad bar. It can be considered pricey depending on how much you indulge yourself while you're there. But for special occasions, it's a great place to experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time. EverythingWe had a wonderful time. Everything was great! We truly enjoyed ourselves. We didn't feel pressured to hurry up and eat so they could seat the next group of people. It didn't matter who was identified as your server, they all helped with anything we needed. Can't wait to go back. We enjoyed great friends, great conversation, great food and great service in a relaxing atmosphere. Thank you to our server Andres, you were a good sport!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA Very Special, Neighborhood PlaceSpectacularly Friendly and Personal Service...The Food is out of this world...BEST Swordfish Ever ( I am vegetarian, and they DO cater to me). The salad/veggie/cheese/ Bar is the BEST I've ever encountered. Went for my Birthday, it was very special...expect to go back time and time again.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place was great, foodThe place was great, food and service outstanding. Just the table beside us was very too noisy and seemed like they never had a chance to eat as much as they want in their lives.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM