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:
    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: 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
327 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (231)good for groups (215)fit for foodies (161)romantic (112)hot spot (80)notable wine list (66)neighborhood gem (41)kid-friendly (32)great for lunch (30)vibrant bar scene (30)great for brunch (20)late-night find (20)scenic view (12)great for outdoor dining (6)Show More
  • Definitely would recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    Definitely would recommend to another party. Food, atmosphere and service was great. My best dining experience yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a fantastic Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    We had a fantastic Valentine's day and we would recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was one of the best dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    This was one of the best dinning experiences that I have ever had! Very romantic and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I brought a group with me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    I brought a group with me that never had experienced a brazilian steakhouse and they loved it...great salad bar and great sauces for the different meats...i wish i coul have eaten more!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love the Brazilian Steakhouse
    RBanseVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2010
    We love the Brazilian Steakhouse concept and have been to several. Since we focus on the meat when we go, we usually ignore the salad bar, but Chima's salad bar was too good to pass up! All the meats were excellent, as you might expect, and our waiter was knowlegable and engaging. The cocktails were very good, although pricey. The wine list looked extensive and we will try some on the next visit. Only downside is the place is bustling and noisy, so don't look for a romantic dinner. Otherwise, great for special ocassions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2010
    The food was excellent and the ambiance was outstanding. The only drawback that my wife and I had was that even when our chips were up, the waiters served patrons beside us and passed us several times before we had to request assistance. Furthermore, although our waiter was nice, I got the impression that he almost forgot to acknowledge our anniversary. After giving him a hint toward the end of our meal, the tiramisu that they gave us was delicious. Like those celebrating their birthdays, Chima should also have a Portuguese song for anniversaries. Otherwise, all else is great and we would go back again. Please ask the waiters to pay more attention to the patrons at all tables next time. Thank you very much.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My party and I had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/12/2010
    My party and I had a wonderful time. The service and food were great. I do plan to come back again and again. However, I called prior to coming to determine if the walk way from the street to the entrance was free of snow because my companion was on crutches and I was informed it was, when I got there it was not. It was very hard for us to get to the entrance.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable. The Meats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/12/2010
    Very enjoyable. The Meats were well prepared not too salty. The wait staff was on top of everything. Would highly recommend it. The Chima tea was very unique.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bring your appetite! Great
    Dawn08016
    Dined on 2/11/2010
    Bring your appetite! Great for low carb dieters! Meat meat and more meat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chima's was a fantastic experience.
    Kimberly
    Dined on 2/5/2010
    Chima's was a fantastic experience. I received quality service from all the staff. The salad bar was full of delicious and unique dishes. As with all brazilian steakhouses, you are a bit overwhelmed with all the choices coming at you so quickly. However, Chima's had a quality that was more inviting than the others that I've dined at.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would definitely go back again.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/4/2010
    Would definitely go back again. Will recommend to friends and family. Great place to take a group. It was an experience that I haven't had at any other restaurant. Food great, service good. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chima was wonderful as usual!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/4/2010
    Chima was wonderful as usual! Service was great and food was speechless!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great gauchos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/3/2010
    Perfect place for meat lovers , the gauchos bring the meat to the tables and cut to your liking ,,great experience , and very polite gauchos cowboys ,, coming back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My experience at the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/3/2010
    My experience at the restaurant was very nice. I was greeted like a king at the door by 2 ladies with a wonderful personality that put me in a place that made me feel welcome right away. My dining experience was exceptional. My server addressed me right away and I was able to go to the salad bar first thing. The salad bar is one of the finest that I have experienced. The food and service was even better that my previous visit about a year ago. Everyone there addresses you professionally. I strongly recommended this place to everyone I know.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really enjoyed myself. It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/2/2010
    I really enjoyed myself. It was a nice place to go out for dinner. And yes, I would return again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first time @ Chima was
    localfoodie
    Dined on 2/2/2010
    Our first time @ Chima was great. Excellent service-great food-salad bar was too much! We will definately have a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food. The wait staff
    memettimVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2010
    Very good food. The wait staff were excellent always there when you needed them but not at all pushy..Nice decor. There was no way that we could have eaten dessert after that...BUT I would have loved just a sliced orange or something really cleansing to nibble on as we left
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is great, but not enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/1/2010
    Food is great, but not enough vegetables on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was phenomenal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/29/2010
    Everything was phenomenal. I can't recall our server's name, but he did a great job also. Food was incredible! We will be returning very soon :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was the perfect place for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/29/2010
    It was the perfect place for a girls night out. We laughed, we ate and really enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience, a bit loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/28/2010
    Great experience, a bit loud with many larger groups. Service was very good. Only negative was the overpriced wine list. $11 is their least expensive glass...buy a bottle its more economical!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was there for Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/28/2010
    I was there for Restaurant Week and the restaurant was full but service was still very good and the wait staff were attentive. The meat selections were tasty and the salad bar was excellent. I would definitely recommend it and plan on going back in the future. The only negative comment I have is that you were not allowed to take out anything food. I understand that with the 'all you care to it' set up people may take advantage but I think you should be allowed to take home the appetizers that you do not finish-they come with the meal anyway. Otherwise-great time-will go again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great. I'm not normally
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/27/2010
    Food was great. I'm not normally a meat eater but wanted to try this restaraunt on restaraunt week. It was a great meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Servers were pleasant and helpful. A great salad bar and overall meal. I walked out being satisfied. Only complaint is that I didn't realize dessert was extra for the Restaraunt week. Dessert was ok but not worth the $10 it ended up costing me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It is definatley a fun place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/27/2010
    It is definatley a fun place to go with your friends! beware the drink specials at the bar ar not the same at the table . . . woops !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went to Chima's last year
    Scil
    Dined on 1/27/2010
    I went to Chima's last year for Mother's Day and Loved it and knew I had to go back! My boyfriend loves Chima so we went on 1/27/10 and Loved it! We were met with a smile at the door and the food and service were excellent. Though it was filled we still were relaxed and able to enjoy our dinner. We will definitely be back to Chima!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Abundant and well prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/27/2010
    Abundant and well prepared food. A bit noisy but probably unavoidable given the number of tables. Outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Third visit. First during
    Penni
    Dined on 1/27/2010
    Third visit. First during Restaurant Week.Ideal for groups .Food presentation is attractive. Attentive staff is wonderful without being overwhelming. Food preparation is tasteful and far exceeds typical "buffet" fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed the food, found
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/27/2010
    We enjoyed the food, found the timing and delivery varied somewhat according to how long we were there. Also, it was made subtley apparent they were on a timeframe due to restaurant week, our server wasn't wonderful after we didn't order alcohol, we knew it was going to be "attitude" after that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I Loved It. The atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/27/2010
    I Loved It. The atmosphere and service was excellent. I'm planning on going back with friends...!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was delicious and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/26/2010
    The food was delicious and they kept serving us food until we were full. It was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my first time to
    JazHB28
    Dined on 1/26/2010
    This was my first time to a Brazilian steak restaurant, so the format was new to me. I really enjoyed the food that was brought to the table (the meat/fish/poultry) as well as the various salads and pasta. The restaurant was packed, and we had to wait 30 or so past the reservation time to be seated, but the food was worth it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restuarant...Alot of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/25/2010
    Great restuarant...Alot of food but well worth the money!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was an awesome experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/25/2010
    This was an awesome experience. The combination of great service, food and atmosphere was incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chima was very nice. It is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/25/2010
    Chima was very nice. It is pretty typical for brazilian steakhouses, but had a very refined atmosphere. They offered a lot of different options for sides, but not all of them were the best. The main focus - the meat - was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • i've been to Chima several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/25/2010
    i've been to Chima several times and loved it each time - restaurant week is a bit busier and i find it's best to make an early reservation !!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chima was AMAZING. The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/24/2010
    Chima was AMAZING. The food was great and the service was perfect. The group I went with had never been to a Brazilian steakhouse before and were amazed with the experience. We will definitely be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had such a great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/24/2010
    We had such a great time! It was more casual than Fogo, I liked the salad bar a lot better than Fogo. The sides were really good, I didnt care for their polenta, but the others were awesome and the meats were incredible. Our server was Amy, she was fantastic, attentive and really funny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My first dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/24/2010
    My first dining experience at Chima was excellent. My friends and I went during restaurant week, so the Rodizio was only $35. My boyfriend went back to the salad bar 3 times during the meal because he loved the selection so much. We ate 13 of the 16 different meats available, and every one of them was delicious. I think the regular priced Rodizio would be well worth it for the unlimited steak, chicken, pork, lamb, and fish. Only one mishap: the hostess couldn't find our reservation and sent us to a table for 2 when we had 3 people. Other than that, excellent service! Will definitely be dining here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very pleasant Sunday evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2010
    very pleasant Sunday evening Restaurant Week dining experience. The food was very good and for the portions available, a good value. The salad bar was outstanding and could easily be a meal, but do not miss the excellent meats all of which were cooked perfectly. The place can handle groups and they were out in force,so the noise level was off the charts. Regardless,I'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My only complaint is that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/24/2010
    My only complaint is that I had a reservation for 7pm and was not seated until after 7:30. What is the point of making a reservation if you have to wait for over half an hour?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate