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About Chima Steakhouse - Charlotte

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.

139 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Brazilian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (last seating)
Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm (last seating)
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (last seating)
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
4th street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 601-4141

Website:
http://www.chimasteakhouse.com/index.cfm

Entertainment:
Please check out our monthly events on the website www.chimasteakhouse.com

Parking Details:


Chima offers complimentary Valet Parking
Monday-Friday: Valet starts at 6 pm
Saturday: Valet starts at 5 pm
Sunday: Valet starts at 4 pm

Public Transit:
On the Light Rail, get off on 3rd and Convention Center, then Chima is 2 blocks away.

Executive Chef:
Eder Dorne

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For Special Events (dinner or cocktail) contact our sales and events manager Aline Decker at (980)225-5008 or by email at aline.decker@chimasteakhouse.com
Private rooms available

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Book your reservation now. 4:30 -10:30 PM
Package only on 2/14
$89.90 pp Rodizio - Salad bar - soda - tea - coffee- hot tea - dessert - glass of champagne. Each couple will receive a $25 dinner card (for next visit) and a photo (sent by email). No coupons accepted on 2/14. Restrictions apply.

Private Dining

Chima private dining rooms are available for lunch or dinner and can accommodate up to 180 seated guests or 300 guests for a cocktail reception. Total venue buyouts can accommodate 320 seated guests. A/V equipment is available for presentations.

Chima Steakhouse - Charlotte Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (95)
Good for Anniversaries (77)
Good for a Date (64)
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Good for Birthdays (64)
Good for Groups (59)
Romantic (51)
Worth the Drive (40)
Fun (36)
Business Meals (33)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Authentic (28)
Cozy (24)
Casual (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Notable Wine List (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Paleo Friendly (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Healthy (12)
People Watching (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Scenic View (9)
Seasonal (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 6 hours ago

While the food is delicious and the atmosphere lively, I have to say I’m very disappointed in the way prices are represented. $35 for queen’s feast, great value! But then $18 for a bottle of sparkling water, are you kidding me!!! Not even the Ritz Carlton charged that much for a bottle of San Pellegrino. Then on the receipt you’re “suggested tips” are way over calculated, I’m not sure if this is because we split our bill or because you’re trying to squeeze every penny you can out of people going out for Queen’s Feast but if you decide to participate, accept the fact that you may be offering you’re services at a discounted rate and not try to find other ways to make up the costs.

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·Dined a day ago

The food was excellent. The wait staff were very friendly and helpful. The meat was great especially the ribs. Will definitely come here again.

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·Dined 2 days ago

I enjoyed Chimas from beginning to end. My date canceled on me but I still enjoyed myself!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined 2 days ago

You go mainly for the meats so the salad bar isn't impressive but the meats are amazing. Eat light the whole day so you can eat so much that night. The Brazilian soda is really good too

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·Dined 2 days ago

Food and ambiance was great at Chima. Waiter was very friendly and gave excellent service. Only bad thing was the valet parking service because it took them an hour to find our car.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 2 days ago

We were really disappointed in the meat selection. There were a few things we only saw once (lamb and steak) while others were offered way too many times (very dry Parmesan pork). My friend sat with her plate empty for ten or more minutes while we saw waiters walking around with meat but they never visited our table. We always had at least one chip flipped to say yes to the meat but were rarely visited. My friend’s husband even had to wave his chip at a waiter to get him to come over. He also had to ask for the chicken to be brought by. While the place was beautiful it was so loud we couldn’t hear our waiter. Overall I was disappointed in the experience for such a pricy meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food, like always was great! The service on the other hand was NOT! I am use to getting my drink refilled and checked on. In addition when I get a new plate goto bar when u get back my dirty plate is gone. O had to take my plate to the server to make room at the table. It was truly horrible. I will not discredit the restaurant for the poor service. Everything else met expectations.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Service was outstanding, seating was crowded with not a lot of room. Salad bar was best I have seen. Meats were okay, some tasted somewhat burnt or dry.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 2 days ago

My family wanted to try a Brazilian steakhouse for dinner during Queen's Feast week and celebrate our younger son's birthday. Chima did not disappoint! From the vast selection on their salad bar to the delicious meats carved table side, we look forward to dining at Chima again!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined 2 days ago

First of all, we have been to Chima before and really enjoyed our meals. Saw where it was on the Queen's Feast and thought with the value of same verses regular prices, it would be nice place to have dinner with a few family and friends, our treat. I read where the entrée selection was reduced in lieu of the reduced price. I certainly understood this by all means. I also want to point out, that I didn't initiate this review and wasn't about to take time to complain, but since I was asked to review.... Our service re: waiter was very good. However, I was quite disappointed in the entrées that were presented by the gauchos. Even on the reduced menu there very various items that listed as being on the Queen's Feast menu that never came by our table, such as bbq ribs and sausage to name a couple. We then sat there for about the last 10 minutes with no offerings whatsoever, even though no one's tokens had been turned over to cease serving. One of the ladies even went back to the salad bar. I wasn't about to make a scene and ask, therefore embarrassing our guest, but I wondered silently as to where they had disappeared? Our server saw no one was eating, asked about dessert and presented our bill. I paid and we left. Again, don't get me wrong, the food we had was very good. I was just very disappointed in the lack of being offered entrées. I'm not sure if the staff was overwhelmed, as both dining rooms appeared to be full, but with the amount of money I spent even with the Queen's Feast discount, it was a disappointing meal. Not what I have come to expect from Chima.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and great service, will definitely be going back.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy
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·Dined 2 days ago

We went for restaurant week and to just hang out with friends. The servers handled the large crowds very well. No one seemed stressed or irritated. Our drinks nor our plates were empty at any point.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 2 days ago

Wow, the food was amazing and plentiful. I only go to this fine restaurant during Queen's Feast when they have the $35 special, but this year I splurged on the Full Rodizio. I so enjoyed every meat offered, but the lamb chops and rib eye steak, and beet quino were truly scrumptious This restaurant is by far the best value of all the restaurants participating in Queens Feast!

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 2 days ago

We had my bday here. We had a great time would definitely come back.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food tasted great and overall had a good experience. Only complaint was being seated between a bunch of tables so the food barely got to us in the beginning. Once those tables cleared we finally got to taste more but missed out on some ribs that never came back. So try to get a table around their main walking path to have a better overall experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Hot Spot
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·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed every moment!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Had a wonderful time.The food was delicious . The atmosphere was very peaceful. Very nice greeting. Grrrreat

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Salad bar was very good. Meats were good but didn't come around to the tables often, had to ask for service. Service was poor, they were just herding people through

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·Dined 3 days ago

I would say overall it was different and good. Food was good and the service was ok. We were seated 15 min after our reservation, the bartenders were very unfriendly, our server was sweet but seemed tired and very busy. We were seated next to a serving station where the wait staff talked about other customers... but in there defense it was very busy... not sure we will go back.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great, from the food to the service. We never had to ask for anything. Really enjoyed it and eager to return soon.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Not a great evening to spend at chima, very chaotic and disorganized place

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·Dined 3 days ago

It is a very unique experience you must try, but it was the least personal feeling $170 dinner we have had.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Chima is good. Went here for restaurant week. The sides and the the appetizers were extremely underwhelming. The meats are fantastic. Salad bar is great. I was very disappointed in the appetizer and the sides. The mashed potatoes tasted like they were from a regular buffet, and the fried polenta was extremely bland. Next time, I think they need to change the menu. Living on just the performance of the meat alone is what made my meal good, not great.

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·Dined 3 days ago

wife birthday

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·Dined 3 days ago

Chimas was experiencing a particularly busy night this night. It was the first weekend of Charlotte’s Queen Feast however. Our reservations were set for 7:15pm. Upon arrival the reception told us there was a possible 30-45 minute wait due to people leisurely sitting at their tables and chatting after their meals. Our wait ended up only being about 10 minutes. As they say, good things come to those that wait...our service and meal were great.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great waiter Chris..and the servers were great Jason and Angel ... thanks again and ill be in Friday with 10 people.. for another wonderful meal .

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic location to celebrate my birthday

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·Dined 3 days ago

We were really excited to try out Chima, but were unfortunately disappointed with our experience. The meat was extraordinary salty and had little else in the way of seasoning. It was also very overcooked and dry. For a restaurant that is honestly all about different cuts of protein, we were not pleased with the meal and actually enjoyed the salad bar more than the main course. In addition, the drinks we received from the bar tasted watered down. It's definitely more for the experience of dining there and not the quality of meal you receive.

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·Dined 3 days ago

I have mixed emotions on Chima. I recently went during Restaurant Week and was very disappointed. We had a reservation, but they told us we would need to wait 30 minutes for a table. Why have a reservation if that's the case? They said they were very busy because of restaurant week. Ok, then plan reservations better-you've been participating in this program for quite some time now, so you know how busy it gets. Their solution? Have a seat at the bar and we'll come get you. That's how they make their money since they are charging half the normal price for dinner. I complained vehemently until they sat us right then. The noise was ridiculous-didn't really get to interact with our party. The women's bathroom was unbelievable. Toilet paper rolls on floors, trash baskets overflowing, water splattered everywhere. I would not expect that of such a high caliber restaurant. I think their mentality was just "pack 'em in and have 'em drink" for restaurant week. I have been one other time, and it was an excellent experience. That said, I doubt I would ever go back during restaurant week, despite the "value." I expect MUCH more of a restaurant like that. Service and food are always excellent, regardless of time you go.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We have dined here several times and our experience had been great. However, Saturday night was not a pleasant one. We had to get our waiter to steer the food to our table. The chicken was very dry, service was terrible. Although our personal waiter was great, the guys serving the meats only serviced the outside tables, our table was in the middle upstairs. Very disappointed with our experience this time. However, with that being said, it was the beginning of restaurant week and I'm sure it was hectic.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Service (waiter) was very bad José lovo was the one who gave us clean plates , he was so kind !!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Be ready to stuff yourself!! It’s hard not to get full on the impressive spread at the salad bar, but save yourself for the meats! The rare cuts from the steak rounds were my favorite. Also the cheesy bread is fantastic.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined 4 days ago

Perfection as usual

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary, food and wait staff were very nice- but being sat near a corner made it difficult for the servers to see our inviting overturned yes stop cards. We loved the experience it came highly recommended.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Didnt see the server but every 15-20 minutes. The meat took at least 30 minutes from us going to the salad bar to come out. And since when do they charge for a refill Brazilian limeade. I used to work there 4 years ago and it seems that their service standards have dwindled. There used to be two servers per table but we only saw one and he didn’t even pay attention to us.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

4/5 stars because valet was backed up and we went for my fiance's birthday, and they forgot/ didn't do anything. Our server was Caleb and it really felt like he didn't care, BUT Sean and Trey (who weren't even on his team) took amazing care of us, Trey was the best server I've ever had. The food was amazing, great variety, great pacing of the meats going around. Thought I loved steak (and still do!) but their lamb made me reevaluate my entire life. It was the absolute best. And Trey asked us if we had any special meat requests and when they came back out with the lamb the gentleman gave me extra servings. Would highly recommend. Ask for Trey and Sean.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Beef and lamb samples were great. Fish pork and chicken all dry and not good. Salad bar okay. Sides brought to table were very good. It's all you can eat meat...stick with the beef and lamb the rest not worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

It was amazing! They took into consideration I don’t care for steak and would make sure I had enough chicken and seafood!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food is great. The variety of meats they bring to the table is delicious. I didn’t like the salmon. One of the meat selection was very salty. I love the lamb with the mint jelly. It was great. It was my birthday and the staff was awesome they came out with a cheesecake with a candle. I thought was nice. Only thing I hate about this place was as much you spent here you can’t take nothing home. I barely ate my food and a lot was left. For as much you spend you deserve to take it home!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I was disappointed because I was waiting for my table for 40 min. I went to reception and they didn't call my name. When we asked for an order it took a while to arrive. The women's restroom was a mess. While walking around the salad bar I almost slipped on a napkin. Despite the rest the food was very good in taste and variety.

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