Chima Steakhouse - Charlotte

4.5
5627 reviews
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Located in beautiful Center City Charlotte on 4th and Tryon, just a few blocks from Belk Theater, Over street Mall and the Bobcats Arena.Chima offers authentic Brazilian cuisine and chic dining experience. Enjoy cocktails and the best view of Uptown Charlotte in our elegant upstairs lounge.
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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was okay, not worth the bill, the boneless chicken and sausage were dry. And the chocolate cake was dry.

RF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Salad bar was little weak but it was an excellent experience

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food! Beware of cocktails and dessert which can really up the cost.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Great experience

PG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chima never disappoints. I always receive excellent service and the food is always amazing. Great dining for celebrations and anniversaries.

OT
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful! the food and service was outstanding! Stephany always made sure we had everything we needed and was very attentive. Super plus - we went on Monday so got to enjoy the lobster tails!

S
Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, service was amazing and food was really tasty! The grilled pineapple is like a dessert and they had a great selection of meats!

m
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The meat was excellent. The seafood salad on the buffet was my favorite. The tabbouleh lacked flavor (lemon juice, etc.) and no heart of palm. Price seems high, $48 or so would be a better value. Great service, and amazing table side cheese breads. I appreciate their option of grilled fish and salad bar for those who don't want the tableside red meat.

CC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were introduced to the concept of the Brazilian steakhouse by my sister who took us to Fogo de Chao in Florida. It was a wonderful evening and we were expecting a similar experience at Chima. The vegetable bar at Chima was small in comparison to what we experienced at Fogo and the quality of food was not great. Certainly Chima has some delicious cuts of meat but the chicken was mostly dry. The service was just okay as was the entire dinner. Unfortunately the price tags was the same as exceptional experience we had at Fogo de Chao. A few hours after leaving Chima (the only place we used our credit card all day), our credit card company alerted us to fraudulent charges that resulted in the issuance of a new card. It was meant to be a special evening for our family and we left wishing we had made a different choice.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great time and amazing dinner! I always visit the upstairs bar and it’s vibrant and full of energy every time.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant we’re been to in NC. It’s consistently great quality food and service. The only drawback is the city of Çharlotte not addressing the homeless population accosting you for money and sleeping on the benches. Charlotte is a beautiful city but this issue has been getting worse the last couple of years.
All that said, Chima’s is terrific.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter , Scott was outstanding as he graciously explained the ropes as it was our “first time” there. The “meat servers” were outstanding too! Our “bar” is “high” for food/service restaurants and Chimas quickly become a favorite “at first bite”. Excellent in every area!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is nice. Drinks are good and the food is great.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! We were celebrating my birthday and could not have been better. The gauchos was always on our table with a big variety of meats, the salad bar was pretty nice and full of options, all the staff were extremely attentive and polite. My sister loved the bif ribs and the vegetables, me and my brother in law loved the jalapeño picanha and the grilled pineapple. Just outstanding!

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent variety of food and service was exceptional. Wait time was lengthy even with reservation and the noise level was high (although consistent with what I have found at other churrascos).

RP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Been here several times. Service has gone down hill and the meat service this time was void of several meats on the menu. Not worth the price we paid.

SH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Trey was very nice and attentive. The food was excellent!

ST
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Chima. The experience was simply brilliant. Our server John was top notch. Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and eager to please. Even the floor manager stopped by to say hello. The food was incredible. Definitely a one of a kind dining experience. Will definitely be back to visit soon.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star review all the way. Came for my birthday dinner with my family amd close friends. Fantastic experience as always. Highly recommend looking for a wonderful dining experience and you never go away hungry.

LB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best experience. Food was awesome! We had a great night.

KC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among other things-Great cinnamon-pineapple desert!

G
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as usual and service was outstanding! It's a bit pricey but worth it. Happy eating!!

D
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was top notch as usual. The salad bar is great as well with a wide variety and unique options.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience at Chima. Staff is very welcoming and friendly. Food is delicious and atmosphere is perfect for any event or occasion.

R
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb and the attention was off the charts! I’ve been coming to this place for years and I gotta say John the manager has the softest hands in all of charlotte, handshake is like caressing a feather. Always a great time, Hats off chima!

KD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The service was definitely lacking in this restaurant. Food ok, but not excellent. Wide variety of meats with a nice salad bar.

RB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, if you’ve never been you have got to come out and have a 5 star experience. My family and I have eaten here for years, and Lord willing, many more to come. Thanks guys

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service.

EM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner. We were there to celebrate my mother’s 74th birthday. Whole family thoroughly enjoyed the food, our waitress was amazing, all the servers were excellent. She was surprised and so pleased.

Q
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff went above the call to make our experience great!

DH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I eat here at least once a month and have never been disappointed! This is one of our absolute favorite restaurants. The variety in the salad bar is fantastic and the meat is always juicy and fresh. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and even remembered what temperature we order our meat when we come.
Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great experience!

CC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chima is always good! Meat always on point and friendly staff.

DS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my fourth or fifth visit to Chima and my buddy's first. We were more than pleased with the experience. Many fantastic meats were served, it was hard to pick favorites. The parmesan encrusted pork is always a favorite of mine, but this meal the beef rib stole the show. That was flawlessly tender. Just amazing. I can't begin to tell you how many times I waved the rib guy down. Christian, one of the gauchos, was one of the several servers we became great friends with that night. Along with the other meats he helped serve, he finished us off with that grilled pineapple that we couldn't get enough of. I think I ate a whole pineapple myself...not really, but maybe.

Its not a cheap meal to eat here but I'd say its worth every penny. I can't wait to return.

CW
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Most amazing salad bar ever! It’s better described as a salad experience. Meat is delicious too. My personal favorite is the Parmesan pork tenderloin.

AM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go the food is delicious, the service is great, and it's always a good time!

BR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was ok I wasn’t impressed. The food was ok some steak they told us were medium well but the actually were medium but I loved the pineapple with sugar and cinnamon

RG
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We used to love going to Chima, but the last couple times I haven’t been so Happy...the meat is not tender. Yes you definitely have the flavor Spot On, but when it’s too tough to chew....I’m sorry, because I’ve always raved about your restaurant, not so much anymore.

AD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Nobody would come to our table to serve me and my wife. We had to beg for someone to come to our table. We ended up having to leave after about 3 hours there not eating what we would have liked. We complained but looked like nobody cared. My wife is brazilian and she left being very upset with the so called "brazilian steakhouse" which for her was a bad experience. Would like to make her mind that it is a good restaurant, but I don't know if we would come back to be served the same way.

J
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place I've eaten for a night out in a long time! Stupendous food and delicious salads. My gf and I loved it!!

LA
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We were there for restaurant week
we just moved to Charlotte and we heard great things about it! food was great!! the gauchos who served the meat were so nice, on the other hand the server assistant did not care about us! we felt she did not wanted us there! i am in the customer service industry and she made us feel uncorfortable, as if she wanted us to leave soon!! food was great but i value service more, so i dont want to come back!

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