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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
  • Address:
    1901 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Neighborhood:
    Center City
  • Cuisine:
    Brazilian Steakhouse
    Price: $50 and over

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chimasteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (215) 531-5820
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:30 -10 PM - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • 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.Continued
Diner Reviews
  • "One of Philadelphia's best restaurants in my persona opinion. The venue looks great and has comfortable seating. The staff are very well mannered and always have a smile on their faces. The food is great!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Not a place for weekly dining (50+. Per person), but the meats were unbelievable; salad bar unique...be sure to calculate drinks and desserts extra to the $52 general service fee..."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Mom was in town and swore "Longhorn Steakhouse was the best she's been, in Maryland", I thought she was kidding. So my boys and I brought her to you and ya' didn't let me down. I told her just the site of the skewered meat would make her mouth water....she stood corrected. She greatly enjoyed herself. She was very impressed (as was I) with the service and the knowledge they had without missing a beat. And the food.....from the apps to the meats....they were delicious. I couldn't tell you what they were, but the appetizers were very tasty. My sons were very pleased as was I. The atmosphere was great. You guys really paid attention to detail. Thanks for a fulfilling evening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been to several Brazilian Rodizio's but the Brazilian Rodizio's in Newark, NJ. are still the best. The food was great at Chima but the meat selection was small compared to the ones in Newark, NJ. no exotic meats or grilled pineapple. The salad bar was small also compared to the ones in Newark which are three times bigger and have a huge selection of hot and cold foods. If you want coffee and desert expect to pay an additional $14. per person. The bill for two was $154 with Ice tea, desert and coffee plus a $30. tip. Expect to pay for parking which cost $10. to $16. Was it worth the 2 hour drive from Delaware? I could have taken the train since I work for Amtrak and travel for free (4 blocks from 30th st. Sta.)"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I can not brag about this place enough! One of my top spots - no question about it. I have nothing to change or add. Keep doing what you do. Thanks!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Fantastic service and great food! Will be back for more"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was great. Huge salad bar, with fantastic offerings. House dressing is to die for. Meat service is fantastic, Meats are delicious and never ending"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Enjoy the atmosphere of tableside food cooked and sliced to your perfection. 13 different meats on skewers brought to you one after the other as much you can devour. The salad bar a must but if you’re a steak eater, save the room for the meats."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant in the scenic area of downtown Philadelphia. My wife and went there for our 15th wedding anniversary. Great food, great service. We definitely plan on going back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I come here once a month EVERY month. And yes, it costs money, yes you might have to wait for something here and there, however its definitely the most delicious restaurant in Philly <3"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My first Brazilian steakhouse experience, food was tasty, service attentive, but is not a relaxing experience. Little pricey for what you actually end up eating. Lamb chops were way over past done. Fish options were poor."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience at Chima. The flank steak was delicious and salad bar very impressive."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Having Guarana soda available for order adds an authentic touch, however, having traveled to Brazil and gone to various steakhouses "in country" I dont remember having to wait for the servers. Meat came at a near frenetic pace, here at Chima, there were times when I had to actually look around for servers and there was only 1 in the dining area. When the food came, however, it was excellent. For a brief respite from meat or to clear your palate, try the Salmon or Swordfish, both were very good!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had to repeat to our waitress quite a few times when we wanted refills and out sides that come with the meal. One of the guys who brought the meat out dropped meat on my blouse. I'm hoping I can get the stain out. Not my best experience there but I love this place"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The best food I've ever had. The service is impeccable and the salad bar is very versatile and clean. Pricey but worth it!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was uncomfortably loud in the lounge area where we waited for a few minutes, and still very noisy in the huge dining area. Most frustrating in a restaurant featuring a salad bar as a main part of the experience, it was not easy to walk around at all. Waiters and waitresses with full trays and patrons going to the restrooms and salad bar all had to take the same paths. The food was high quality but the experience not as good as at other Brazilian steakhouses to which we've been."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Ive been here several times and am never disappointed with the service. This time I brought my children and they really enjoyed it. They learned how to properly request their own temperature of meat and enjoyed being able to participate with the tongs. Great time as usual."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excellent customer service and great food. Nice atmosphere and wonderful salad bar."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was my second time here, and I love it! Special occasion place for sure! Proteins are all deliciously seasoned, drinks are strong and pacing is perfect!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "When you are in the mood for delicious meat and lots of it, this is the place to go. We have been here for birthdays and other special occasions and have never been disappointed in the quality and great flavors that we find. The flank steak is as wonderful as the filet. Its fun to try everything. The only downside is that there is less table conversation than a usual dinner because there is no waiting. From the moment you are seated food keeps coming. Those who are restricting calories can certainly do that here but only with lots of willpower!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The salad bar had dozens of items, including several gourmet dishes. Everything was well-prepared and delicious. You can go back as often as you like. My husband also had meat, which is sliced and served tableside. Again, you can get as much as you want. We shared an excellent dessert. Our server also brought us a generous piece of tiramisu (on the house) for my husband's birthday. We would definitely recommend this restaurant. Bonus: it's walking distance from Philly's Regional Rail Suburban Station or 30th Street."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great service....and great food. A bit noisy though. They had music in the restaurant and coming from the bar and both were loud, so 2 songs playing at the same time all night."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Although last seating was at 9:15PM, we got seated with no problems with a reservation time close to 9PM for a party of 2. I have to say, the service, from the hostess to the staff, were still exceptional even when they were preparing to set for the night. The selection of meats was on par and it wasn't like they only serve what they have left on the grill. We even requested meats and they didn't even give us a big fuss about it. We did eat like there was no tomorrow, ordered drinks, and had dessert. We did stay past closing and they didn't rush us at all."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Our waitress was very nice the entire time my party was there. She was very energetic and always came back to make sure we were ok. The manager also came out and spoke to us. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was my first time at the establishment and I will say that it was a great experience. The food was exceptional and the service was top notch. I haven't had service like that in over a year. I thank you very much and I am looking to return shortly. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I first came to Chima for our anniversary and we just fell in love with the place. The second time we came in was for the "early bird special" they were running. We arrived early and say at the bar for happy hour. Drinks are spectacular for an amazing price. We didn't try the appetizers, but we are already planning another trip solely for happy hour and snacks. Food is always amazing and cooked perfectly. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and respectful. Always available but not overbearing. I really love coming here for a nice night out with my beau and my friends. Cannot wait to go back. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The food was great The service was accommodating. The only problem was that there were 2 large parties in our room and we could not hear ourselves talk! But there was so much good food that it didn't matter that much."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We took our son to eat at his favorite restaurant because he just graduated from law school. All three of us enjoyed our return eating experience. The waiter went out of his way to make us comfortable."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Food was delightful. The Wine menu was recently changed. Only 2 selections for the reisling. That was disappointing."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Who knew meat could be cooked to such perfection that its actually hard to stop eating. U literally have to stop yourself from overeating because it's that good."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Soooo good. Everything is amazing. The staff is helpful. The food is delicious. The drinks are made with the right amount of liquor. <3"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I absolutely love this place. It's a definite must try restaurant in Philly."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Chima never ceases to amaze me. From the front girls to the bartenders to the servers and gauchos down to the managers. They've come a long way <3"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Thank you for making my Birthday Awesome and a big thanks to the manager that took our picture....This will be a memorable birthday!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The salad bar is the best I have been to in Philadelphia. The meat was made so that I could have no salt..absolutely no problem. The staff was so friendly and the manager was outstanding and accommodating. Just what you would want for this birthday celebration. From reservation to leaving the restaurant it was outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My first time there and I must say the service was great very attentive manager came by ask me n my gf what our favorite dish was and next thing you know dish was out again great."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We have been here before with a 8:30 reservation and had a great time. Enough time to have a cocktail and relax. This time we made reservations for 5:15 Sat, and the place was basically empty. We were seated immediately and although we could order drinks at the table, it wasn't the social scene that our group had experienced before. Food wasn't flying around and the staff just hadn't gotten their groove yet. My Server made EXCELLENT drink recommendations ;) We will definitely be back, but for us we will try a later reservation again. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Went to chima to celebrate my daughters grades from last semester. The food and service was outstanding . Would recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food is amazing but the atmosphere is what makes it so much better! The staff is excellent and very friendly. I will be dining at Chima for many years to come. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My family and I went to Chima for my son's graduation per my son's request. We are from out of state, and we have been to Brazilian steakhouses before but Chima has far out performed our previous experience! The food was amazing and the wait staff was impeccable . We never had to wait for anything. The restaurant itself is beautiful up- scale modern design. Just beautiful . I would highly recommend going here. It's worth every penny."
    Dined on 5/17/2014