Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chimasteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2155315820x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Monday - Friday : 11:30 to 2 PM (last seating)

    Dinner
    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (last seating)
    Friday: 5:30 -10 PM (last seating)
    Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm (last seating)
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm (last seating)

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 20th and JFK
  • Public Transit: Septa bustop #33 and #38 at entrance of restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Located in Center City Philadelphia, Chima offers a serene dining experience with a touch of exclusivity. From the moment you enter our beautiful location on 20th and JFK, you feel the warm welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy our full rodizio dinner served by authentic gauchos or enjoy a cocktail in our chic lounge.
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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
343 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (239)good for groups (224)fit for foodies (174)romantic (115)hot spot (85)notable wine list (64)neighborhood gem (40)great for lunch (30)kid-friendly (29)vibrant bar scene (27)late-night find (22)great for brunch (14)scenic view (14)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Husbands birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    A great place to dine. Staff was helpful. Service was fantastic and yes I would go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was an outstanding experience!!
    Batman1964
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was flavorable!! Salad bar is a delicious treat!!! Will not walk away disapointed!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    But really pretty pricey if you're not the biggest eater! Fun, different, great for an occasion - service was attentive, our party enjoyed everything!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently excellent
    DininginTown
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Chima has been consistently excellent...food, service and ambiance. The servers are quick to appear and the meats are excellent. Terrific variety of salads, meats and chicken dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chima's Amazing Rodizio
    Luvdiningexcellence
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Everything from the bright and cheerful greeting to the excellent service lent to the exquisite evening my family and I enjoyed. The salad bar and rodizio are amazing as well as the selection of drinks and desserts that cap off the wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must for meat lovers!
    Shleneck
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Have been to Chima numerous times and love all the selections of meat. Good is delicious and service is great!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NICE!!!
    PickyEater
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food was excellent. A little on the expensive side compared to other upscale restaurants in the city. Definitely a nice spot for a special occasion. It was my 5th wedding anniversary and my wife was very pleased.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Outstanding, cant wait to go back. Great service with amazing choices of food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gauchos
    bc0806
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I visit during lunch time and was disappointed that the gauchos were rarely seen roaming the dining room. After eating from the salad bar and then waiting to be serve meat, we had to signal the waiter to ask where the gauchos were since they were no longer visible. We end up having the one gaucho serving each selection of the 5 available meats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice time
    Lackluster
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I attended for a birthday dinner. It was a small party of 4. Food was great, meat servers were excellent & polite, MOST of the wait staff was exceptional. Dessert, great. On the other hand, there was one party there for a birthday, about 12-15 people. They were extremely loud & rude & kept getting up to take group pictures next to our table. It took away from our experience. Also one of our wait staff,. Her comments overall were unnecessary.Singling out my fiancé & making sure he was ok, then making a remark to the bday boy asking him if he was sleeping when clearly he was just waiting for our check.Also when asked about dessert, I said I didn't know & wanted to ask my group but she snapped & said "it's either yes or no its not that hard"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent All You Can Eat Meats!
    Raligard
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The hot freshly cooked meats are carved and served table-side on demand, until you are so full you can not take another bite. They are seared to perfection and served rare or well done at request. The salad bar has some good stuff too, but don't eat too much from it, or you won't be able to devour all that delicious meaty goodness!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Service
    TheClubhouse500
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Get ready to eat! The food is fantastic, starting with the salad bar and moving to the numerous meats served to the table. The staff does an excellent job of serving the food, explaining the meats, and offering any extra help you may need. The food is so good that you'll eat a ton, enough that you may not need to eat the next day! The atmosphere is very clean and fancy; great place for special occasions.
    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.
  • AWESOME
    bigmike
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    From the lovely lady who greeted us to the on point wait staff, the entire night was perfect, the food is simply amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always phenomenal
    MoRodizio
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Have been several times and it's always a great experience. Invited some friends who had never been, as anticipated they loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Carlton Brown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The service was top notched and attentive and food was great my son had to instagram his friends about his never ending meat adventure we will recommend Chima to all that have that urge to have a great time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but super pricey!!
    Sweettooth
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Service was good. The place was clean. Buffet of salads was lovely and tasty. The meats were yummy too but unless you are going to eat a ton, it is very expensive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    PhillyFoodie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great experience and food. Bit pricey though so take your appetite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love this place
    jq06114
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This place never disappoints. I moved to Florida and still try to make the time to eat here when I visit. I would love to see one in Florida. I live in Brandon Florida and there is a lot of opportunity for a place like this. Thanks again for the amazing food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meat lover's delight
    biztravler
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Brazilian steakhouse, the chicken, pork, lamb, beef, and salmon just keeps coming. Meats cooked to all tastes. Salad bar was excellent. Service was great. It was a Monday night so they weren't super busy. Had a successful business dinner there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    southphilly
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is a classy, yet relaxed atmosphere - kind of made for everyone. The meat was out of control; the service was proactively perfect; and, the salad bar (if you like salad) is off the charts! GO!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always the best time
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I always love going to Chimaz's. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed.
    Empress
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I was quite pleased with the Chima Restaurant in Philadelphia. The atmosphere was inviting and the food was delectable. I plan on future visits, especially with friends and family who I know will be just as pleased as I was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT WORTH IT!!
    EJChilds
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food was 'ok', service was 'ok'. I've definitely had better. Definitely over priced for the same thing I get from Na'Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse. At Chima, I paid for basically 'Full Service' but got only one quarter. Never again!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food
    mandikaminski
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The food was amazing, caipirinha was delicious and great service. We always have a great time there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food food everywhere....
    Foodaholic
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This was our second time at Chima's. Last time we came to Philadelphia, it was for a graduation dinner and everyone loved it, so we decided to give it another try. Second time was even better. Staff was great and the food was delish. Waddled out about 3 hours later with belly's full and tastebuds happy. The meat is flavorful and there is pretty of variety in the cuts of meat, but they also have salmon, swordfish, ribs and chicken, as well as a full salad bar. Hard to go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • callmeoldfashion
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    It was very nice place to dine, the food was great, the service was good. And my son received a surprise dessert for his birthday on Chima. I just wish everyone understood that Business Attire means, no dirty ripped jeans, baseball cap, daisy duke shorts and sweat pants, and the company should also abide by their dress code. Call me old fashion, but let's start teaching people the meaning of respect, appearance counts. The ambiance didn't quite match that type of dressing. However, I still enjoyed the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time at Chima
    tsaorunnerVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Came here for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. I had been to other Brazilian steakhouses but this one far surpasses them in food quality. The lamb chops and top sirloin were delicious. The salad bar was well stocked and not too overwhelming. Ate as a group of 5 and it was an excellent place for a larger group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait for Restaurant Week
    tbird1021VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This was our 2nd time at Chima. 1st time was during Restaurant week - this time, while they were offering Restaurant Week pricing ($35pp vs. $52.50pp), we opt for the full menu. The full menu includes filet mignon, lamb and beef ribs which are not included in the discounted pricing. In my opinion, the full menu is not worth the extra $17.50 a head - mainly due to quality of those meats. They are good - but not great. And, my biggest Restaurant Week complaint was service which I assumed was due to all the extra customers being waited on. However, the service this time around was about the same - which is good but not great. Biggest complaint this time - they sent us home with the wrong to-go dessert order. Disappointing. But, we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat Smorgasboard
    BirdVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Perfect meal for a post-Philly Rock n Roll Half Marathon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This was my 6th time dining at Chima, but this was my first time dining during Restaurant Week (RW). I will never dine there again during RW.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmm mmm good
    CocoPhantom
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service was excellent from reservations to the time we picked up our tab. Our servers were timely and or food was delicious. We even had a wonderful interaction with the manager ob hand. Ill definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my new favorite spot
    FoodieSchmoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    this was my third time at chima and, as usual, everything was great. the salad bar was bountiful and delicious; the meat was tender and mouth-watering; and the service was quick and attentive. both floor managers stopped by our table to insure that we had seen all of the cuts of meat. we felt very taken care of. definitely try the passionfruit caipirinha.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great spot but better be starving!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I chose this place for a bachelor party, was a great fit! All the food was perfectly cooked, and in plenty! We never had to wait for any kind of meat or fish, if you wanted more just flip your coin over! Only thing I would change is the salad bar was a bit vague and shrimp would be a great addition to the fish menu! Couldn't fit dessert in!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We wanted to do something special for our 1st anniversary and this was a great choice. In addition to the delectable and varied food selections, the service was too rate Thank you for a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!!
    Lola7670
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Loved it, will definitely be back!! Food was awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy customer
    lex215
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I had a great time and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was nice and pleasant. Plus the service prompt and the waitress was nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    phillygreat
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I enjoyed this restaurant. Very good food and nice salad bar. Recommendable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer (restaurant week)
    Greggers
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Went there for my first time during restaurant week with the girlfriend. Great food, good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Reveiw
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I went during restaurant week so it was quite crowded and a bit loud however the service was great overall. The meat kept coming the waitress was great. She kept asking if there was anything in particular we wanted sent over. Overall I would definitely recommend. I'm sure it's way better on a regular day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular as always
    Wolfchylde
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Realizing this was Restaurant Week, we grabbed a reservation and a few friends and went to Chima for dinner. The 'limited' menu for Restaurant Week was fantastic, more than enough for the average patron. The cuts of meat were superb, and the service was swift and efficient, everything was tasty and well seasoned, and we definitely enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic