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 (last seating)
    Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm (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: 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
228 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (170)good for groups (132)fit for foodies (99)romantic (70)notable wine list (50)hot spot (35)vibrant bar scene (34)neighborhood gem (27)kid-friendly (24)great for lunch (18)late-night find (14)scenic view (9)great for brunch (8)great for outdoor dining (8)Show More
  • 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.
  • Fantastic
    food4life
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had the pleasure of coordinating my friend's birthday dinner and I wanted to go somewhere different. I took a chance and made reservations at Chima and let's just say that we had a winner!! The food was delicious especially the beef ribs, they melt in your mouth and season perfectly; the service was excellent, we had two servers at all time in addition to the rotation of meat servers; and I can't wait to go back. We had reservations and wasn't seated until 20 minutes after our reservation but it was well worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I expected more....
    Mike
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I went to Chima and the service was great and we had a wonderful bottle of wine. The buffet is really over the top but I expected more out of the meats. As the meats were brought by the table they seemed to be hit or miss which surprised me. It was also very noisy in the restaurant which was distracting. I can't say I had a bad time but I did expect more from the place and it did not hit the mark.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    YanniVIP
    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 2005VIP
    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
  • a terrific evening!
    ellenlovestoeat
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Delicious food.. awesome salad bar.. meats cooked to perfection.. wait staff so attentive .. both male diners named Michael, waiter named Michael.. immediate bond and constant flow of delicious food.. smiles from customers and staff.. a wonderful night.. thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Guarani
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We celebrated our 10th years wedding anniversary at chima. Best experience ever.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyed my first experience
    Nikki
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I truly enjoyed my first experience and would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Not bad by any means but I was expecting much more for my $50. Could have gotten a $20 steak at Longhorn's for better meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Atraveler
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It is sad, but this used to be a favorite of mine. My last visit, however, was different. The meets were below standard, and the service was terrible. We were told that they served 16 cuts of meet, but in practice, we did not see that many. Also, after a little while, they ignore you and stop coming. And, if you download the $20 discount code from the Internet, they will not serve you dessert, and will add a mandatory $20% tip, which discounts their discount.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Endless Happiness
    Etjsinger
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I love Chima. I look forward for weeks to going there! The food is absolutely incredible, and who can possibly have anything bad to say about unlimited delicious steak? The salad bar is also wonderful- including all regular salad items along with fresh mozzarella balls, smoked salmon, and a seafood salad. This is a wonderful experience for a group of people, and I highly recommend it for everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful time
    Takemeout2eat
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was delicious, especially the parmesan crusted pork loin. Nice treat for the family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOISE, NOISE, NOISE!!!!
    Butcht
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was not as good as in previous visits. The salad bar is outstanding, but the noise level is almost unbearable, and it is very difficult to have a conversation, without asking people to repeat their messages. Too bad!!! I will return, but perhaps choose a time when there are fewer diners, and much less noise. We even had a problem hearing our server(s)!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Pete
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was great even though we never had a chance for salmon and swordfish until after we were all done and ready to leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Brazilian Steakhouse
    Dktran31VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Went here on a Tuesday night for restaurant week - party of 9 - it was my 2nd time. Service was good for the most part, our main server had a little attitude towards the end but not a big deal - everyone else was superb. The food was very good. Being that it was restaurant week there were a few less options. The salad bar has numerous fresh items, they have the creamiest mashed potatoes ever. The various cuts of steak we had were all good along with the pork BBQ ribs and salmon. I was not a big fan of the swordfish. We also had bacon wrapped chicken and Brazilian sausage which were both pretty good. The drink menu is an iPad which is a cool high tech touch. My advice, come here when you are very, very hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad... but not good either :/
    Muyyum
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We are new to the area and decided to make reservations at several places for restaurant week to try to find a few new favorite places to dine. I read the reviews and decided to give Chima a try. The salad bar was fantastic! Everything was fresh and the options were elegant. The sauces on the bar were not quite as flavorful. The chimichurri and horserash were blah. The appetizers were good! The plantains especially :) The meat had no flavor. Many of the pieces were dry (I asked for med-rare and rare). I didn't have the filet, lamb or fish. The cuts of beef I did have were so dissapointing. I tried dipping in sauce from the salad bar but those were no help. I ended up just making multiple trips to the salad bar for my dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Huge Salad Bar
    donnasundae
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The salad bar is tasty and diverse. You don't need to even eat the meat with as much food as there is at the salad bar. Most of the meat is delicious. The servers with the meat, however, don't walk around enough for you to actually try every one. But I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.