Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chimasteakhouse.com/index.cfm
  • Phone: 7036393080x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Group sizes up to 130 guests in the VIP Room
  • Private Party Contact: Christina Mohr 8773306377

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Leesburg Pike
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
A word from Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington
Located in the heart of Tysons Corner, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse brings a unique dining experience to metro Washington DC and Fairfax County. Chima's unique style of service "Rodizio" which means rotation brings to our diner a variety of beef, pork, chicken and fish in a dining rotation and served by our Gauchos directly to your table. Our wide and various offers on our salad bar make the dining experience at Chima a unique one.
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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington reviews from OpenTable diners
249 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (180)good for groups (143)fit for foodies (107)romantic (77)notable wine list (61)vibrant bar scene (36)hot spot (35)neighborhood gem (25)kid-friendly (24)great for lunch (18)scenic view (13)great for brunch (13)late-night find (12)great for outdoor dining (11)Show More
  • Slipping
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very disappointing to see one of my favorite places not deliver so well this past weekend. Service right off the bat was lackluster with the waiter "German" simply not there to wait tables or be bothered in earning a tip. Kept us waiting for every part of the service, from wine and drink orders to other sides, and finally to even the bill, which he reluctantly brought over. Talk about a major disconnect! The meats, usually are the best around in the DC area, were dry/cold, even after repeat requests for certain cuts, we were presented with very tired cuts. This was peak time, we just don't get it. It felt like they had taken their success for granted. Hope the mgr sees this and shakes up the house a bit. We do want a reason to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food & friendly servers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great for birthdays! They give you cake and a photo of your group!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but loose
    Nicholas
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Meat and salad bar were good. Service and side dishes need work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My birthday celebration
    TeDaJoCa
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was outstanding. I already passed this restaurant address and the best information to the teachers I work with and all my friends. I live in Stafford , VA but every time I have a chance, I will go back to Chimas. Originally, I'm from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where all the best Brazilian steakhouses are located and Chimas is, without no doubt, the best steakhouse(churrascaria). Thanks for the wonderful time. My family enjoyed Chimas in the same way I did.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service was bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was good but service was horrible. There was no meat guy visiting our table for more than half hour & I actually had to requested the waiter to ask them to bring the meats over. Overall it's even worth our money to come here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Misleading as to Restrauant Week
    Frederick
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Myself and three (3) friend took advantage of the Restaurant Week Promotion which was $35.11 assuming that it would be the same menu as their regular $50.00 price. To my surprise, after starting my meal I was told by the waiter that this promotion did not include lamb meats or several steaks. Which would have been acceptable had it been noted in the promotional ad that was emailed to me. We drove an hour that Thursday evening for dinner because we were expecting the same meal that we have gotten in the past for full price. Additionally we were not offered the salmon or sword fish until the very end of the meal even though I had mentioned it to the waiter. All that been said, the meal and service and food was outstanding as always.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satiated
    KeiLuv
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food was great. We had to ask the servers for certain meat as it seems some of the carriers were not walking to our side of the restaurant. The people on both sides of us had to request the same thing. Other than that, the food was great, beautiful decor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service
    zaazoo
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    3rd visit to this establishment. First two were xcellant. This time service was poor. Arrived at 745 and about 845 servers were few and far between. Had to constantly request delivery of specific items. This establishment is very expensive .. needs to provide top shelf food and service all the time. If I return I would go early in the eve. Service seems to determinate as night grew later
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 4 Hour Dinner
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It was Restaurant Week (08/20) during the time we came in and we had been here several times before. Service was awful- the rodizio servers were coming by every 10-15 minutes. We asked our server (Derek-team06) for specific seafood to be brought to us, they never did. It was extremely loud and the overall experience was sloppy and not efficient. The server disappeared several times and we did not see him frequently when we needed additional beverages. The lack of communication was awful that we could not wait to leave.We were there for 4 hours and needless to say, we will not be back anytime soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everything was great food service. Going back for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Steve
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everything about our dining experience was perfect. The salad bar was exceptional, the service was "just right", and the endless meat was all well prepared and tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT!!!!
    FutureDLJ
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Amazing Restaurant!! Food was phenomenal and the service was SPECTACULAR!! I plan on going many times in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chima Chima Chima
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Chima is excellent. So much food a fatboy dream, I also reccomend the brazilian limeade its awesome as well if you don't feel like buying a $30 bottle of wine. My favorites are the fried bananas chicken and garlic steak.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chima Brazilian Steakhouse Review
    stewartds
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I recently visited this restaurant for the first time for and was very satisfied with the food. I had been to Fogo de Chao in DC, so I was familiar with how the restaurant operated. The food here was better in my opinion, and our waiter was very nice. We came during restaurant week, so it was super busy. The only complaint I have is that it seems like the staff with the skewers were not distributed around enough. We kept being offered the same meats, & had to ask our waiter multiple times for the Filet Mignon, and any other meats that we specifically wanted. That kind of took away from the experience, but I am willing to return on another night that is not restaurant week so that I can get a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time
    Frank
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was my first at Chima. It was a terrific experience! The food was perfectly cooked and the salad bar was excellent. The only issue was that I had to keep asking the waiter for the higher level meats (Filet, Lamb, etc.) to be served to our table. But they came within a few minutes.. Thanks for the great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome find!
    Jordan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We really enjoyed this evening. The food, service and atmosphere was Awesome! My tip for any newbie would be to pace yourself. Don't go too strong on the salad bar at first. I tapped out way too soon. Overall, the food was great. Thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brazilian Steakhouse
    BrianJVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Restaurant week is upon us and the big question is how does Chima compare to Fogo? Let's start out with the atmosphere - Chima wins here much better bar scene and outside seating was amazing for after dinner cocktail or coffee. Salad bar - both are very good but Fogo has this amazing bacon. I think more salad options at Chima (types of lettuce). Chima was much more kid friendly and had a good noise level. I think the meat at Chima could have had more dry rub seasoning but did enjoy the variety of dipping sauces very much. All in All I would go back to Chima for a special night or more likely a cocktail party on the patio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Promise Kept
    Yanni
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Several years ago, we promised one of our adult children a visit to a Brazilian Steakhouse. It didn't work out that year, and we kept trying. We finally made it. The mixed reviews on this and other sites caused a bit of heartburn, but we gave it a go. It was well worth the experience. We were late for our reservation, but we had called and were seated promptly and courteously. The salad bar would have been enough, a great assortment, visually appealing and well prepared. I don't know where complaints about slow churrasqueiros came from. We couldn't flip our cards to "No Thanks" fast enough. With the exception of the salmon (cooked a bit too much for my taste) and the chicken (dry) it was great. Once every 5 years, though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was a nice place to try for our special occasion (15 yr anniversary). However, the attention to detail from our waiter was lacking. He didn't even mention anything about our anniversary even though it was part of the reservation notes. Other high-end restaurants that we've visited for our anniversary have commented and/or made it special. Just felt like another customer at this restaurant :( We went during restaurant week, but upgraded our menu options but that was a waste because the additional "meats" that were included with the upgrade only came around 2 times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You'll Need a Big Appetite
    TheBestWifey
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    All I can say is wear something with an elastice waistband. The food was excellent and it just keeps coming. The salad bar was very good; Chimas's had more of a varity of selections. All and all, my husband enjoyed himself and that all that matters. Check it out, don't let the price scare you away; its worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fit for Kings
    Nemo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    From the valet service, the warm reception at the front desk and the awesome assortment of food...everything was special at Chima.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What Debauchery!
    OzuoVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This place is amazing. Usually buffet is synonymous with low quality but not at Chima. The Filet Mignon and the Lamb Chops are insanely good and of excellent quality. The sides (Salads, soups, carbs, etc.) are to die for... The only concern is to make sure you don't over eat and make a pig of yourself..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect food, great spot
    Krohe
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food itself was so far above expectations that I can't even put it into words. The tables themselves are close, but not so close that you're bumping elbows or sharing dishes. The staff are friendly and knowledgable. Only complaint - the dress code could be refined. Far too many people in halter tops and short shorts for what should be an upscale dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    MsYummy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I came during restaurant week and was disappointed they had two options for menus, one for the $35 didn't include lamb. To get the lamb, we had to choose the $50 menu. I also thought this place was a good choice because they had fish on the menu. Well... The salmon and swordfish was dry and the sauces they offer do not add any flavor. They really need to learn temperature for fish and to teach the servers steak temperatures. I asked for medium well twice and the steaks were well done. Lastly, their mash potatoes have a runny consistency. Go to Texas de Brazil not Chima.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very satisfying dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a great dinner here. The meat selection and taste was very good. The salad bar was also stocked with very good food. The service was slow, but in all fairness, this was during restaurant week so it could be that there were just too many people. We will definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant week's find
    JamgalanVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Although I was happy that Chima was on restaurant week, there was a slight disappointment just from me, because I go to churrascaria just because of lamb leg and lamb chop. I had to pay full/regular price to get my favorites. Other then that, everything was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Overrated Steakhouse
    Steakconnoisseur
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The meats were dry and not well seasoned. The wine list was not impressive. Service was just ok. There're other Brazilian steakhouses to which I'd rather go.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great variety
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The "salad" bar alone is worth the trip. "Salad" is a vast understatement. There are 3 kinds of meat and 2 kinds of seafood, plus cheeses, in addition to the usual salad bar fare. Different cuts of beef, chicken, pork and lamb are brought to your table on skewers and you take as much or as little of each as you want. The variety alone is well worth the trip. This is a steal at Restaurant Week prices and the usual price of $52.50 per person at other times is a very fair price, compared with other restaurants and steakhouses. We will be back! (I really wish they would offer a reduced price for the salad bar alone as an option, but they might sell a lot less meat if they did.)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat and salad bar good but jipped
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went here for restaurant week. What they don't tell you is none of the best meats, filet mignon w bacon, lamb, and lamb chops, do not come with the deal. One of our waiters was very good but the other didn't seem to care much. Despite that disappointment the meat and salad bar were both very good. However I'm not sure it's any better than any other Brazilian steakhouse. It's base price is $52.50 so if you find another cheaper I'd prob go for it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday Night Dinner
    PeruRican
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    From the phone call to confirm our reservation to walking out after our dinner, this restaurant was superb. We had a reservation for 6:15pm and were seated as soon as we checked in. Our waiter for the evening quickly came to our table with water and quickly ran through how the restaurant worked and got us on our way to eating. We never felt rushed to leave or anything. We stayed for 2 1/2 hours eating and talking and drinking our wine. Every server that came to our table or assisted us were very friendly and made our evening much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat Lovers
    DCfoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    If you're a meat lover, you'll enjoy Chima. They have a great salad bar, but don't fill up on that. Save your stomach room for the sirloin! Chima had excellent service. We'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Daniham16
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The meats were great, staff was great and salad bar was AMAZING. I truly enjoyed my first experience at Chima and it will certainly not be our last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Firsttimer
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Fodd was delicious! Will definitely return!! Top sirloin and flank steak were the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Kristin
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was as always good. We always dined at Chima and it has become one of our favorite restaurant. However, this time we were placed at the very back. We came at 4:40 pm and the place is relatively empty so we requested to be moved closer to the buffet area but they declined because they said that all tables are booked. I don't know if this is the case because we booked through OpenTable. Anyway, when we left the table/ area we requested to sit at was still empty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too Busy and Loud
    Loreley
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    On the night I arrived, a Thursday, I had booked for a party of three. We were on time, but asked to wait for an extra 15 minutes. After 30 minutes and having asked about a table for the second time we were seated. The staff were very busy and the person responsible for our table did her best. However, I found the service at times slow. I have been here before and the experience was better. It was obviously a bad night. Overall, the "background" noise level was such that it was very difficult to speak with each other at the table unless we raised our voices to the general noise level. This was very tiring and it is probably the main issue I would have with this restaurant i.e. it is really loud. The food is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    shanks
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was outstanding and the service was spectacular! What a great restaurant to add to 'Restaurant Week'- gives everyone a chance to enjoy some incredible food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak galore
    Jessie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Chima had amazing meat, the steak, pork and even chicken were delicious. Definitely go hungry because you will consume a lot of... everything!! Would not go every month definitely a special occasion type of scene but very enjoyable nonetheless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great B-day Celebration
    Chilean
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everything was fantastic at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. We (7people) were celebrating my friend's birthday and they made sure to give him a special treatment. Service was prompt and cordial and the food was simple delicious. I am very happy to have chosen this restaurant for our celebration and I will definitely come back soon =)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go Hungry!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We went for restaurant week so it was a more limited menu. The choices were still abundant with a good variety. The flank steak was perfectly done & was my favorite. The service was very good. With so many servers going around it is a high energy place & fairly noisy but you never feel rushed. There is valet parking which is recommended because the on street parking is very limited.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great concept
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Been wanting to try and went for restaurant week. The salad bar is an experience for itself, the meats just keep on coming. You have to be into meat to really like this place. Wait staff carves the meats of the skewers in front of of you, then move on to the next table. So it is family style, but with the entire restaurant. Would like to go back outside of restaurant week since the waitstaff for clearly exhausted and could not keep us with any orders or provide a decent service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic