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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

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

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (118)
Good for a Date (101)
Good for Anniversaries (100)
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Good for Birthdays (82)
Romantic (75)
Good for Groups (72)
Worth the Drive (51)
Business Meals (46)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Fun (45)
Authentic (41)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Casual (31)
Cozy (31)
Tasting Menu (28)
Notable Wine List (26)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Healthy (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Gluten Free Options (18)
Paleo Friendly (18)
Kid-friendly (13)
People Watching (13)
Hot Spot (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Seasonal (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Scenic View (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great Beer (4)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Had a wonderful time and wonderful food. My son enjoyed a little bit of everything for his birthday!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined 3 days ago

We went to Chima for Valentine’s Day and really enjoyed our experience. The food was great and the service was what we were expecting. The price we paid for the Valentine’s Day special didn’t really equal to what we though the experience should be. We plan to visit Chima again during regular dinner hours, at regular menu price and fully expect that to be worth the price. Overall, I would recommend Chima to friends and family.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

We went out for Valentine's Day with our two oldest children and two grandchildren which were 2 and under. The food was absolutely delicious, my favorites were the bacon wrapped chicken, ribeye steak and the seafood salad from the salad bar. I liked that the wait staff were working together to make sure everyone had what they needed. My only issue I noticed, there was gratuity included on the bill, we actually were going to leave a larger tip, but my husband was perplexed on why considering we only had 4 people eating.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Me and my brother brought our fiances here for there first time and we waited a long time just to get the food started....Also the beans and rice were cold so it didnt go good with the meat..i love coming here but the service was really poor this time..and we got tge Calentines package and never recieved our 25 dollar gift card

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was great. The main waiter was forgetful. The ladies assisting the dining room were extremely helpful and prompt. The ONLY thing we would suggest is attention to table tops that rock. We thought the whole table was rocking when we cut the steak but it was just the table top. Otherwise, excellent experience!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Booked for Valentines Day, which was fixed price $90 per person before tax/tip so the final charge was around $240. At that price, we were hoping for the best. On the plus side, we were seated close to our reservation time (which usually does not happen there), perhaps because of the early time I selected. I came mainly for 2 things: bacon-wrapped filet and salmon. Astoundingly, after 1.5 HOURS, we saw no trace of either. Instead, we were constantly being offered much cheaper meats, such as sausage, chicken, and the flank steak (4x each). When a staff member asked if we were waiting on something particular, I stated I would like bacon-wrapped filet medium rare. I then excused myself for a moment, returning to find 2 chunks of meat on my plate. It was regular filet (not bacon wrapped) and nowhere near medium rare (closer to well done). So when the server returned, I repeated that I had asked for bacon-wrapped filet medium rare. About 10 min later, someone arrived, saying, "Here is your medium bacon-wrapped filet." I asked if he had medium rare instead. He said he would go cook some. I tried to stop him because at that point I would have taken anything, but he was gone. Finally about 15 min after that, it arrived, but by that time I had lost my appetite. I nevertheless ate what was served, though overcooked--not med rare. Finally, were ready for dessert, which we decided to take to-go. To my amazement, it took half an hour to get the desserts from the time we ordered them. The server said our order had "gotten lost." These are clearly pre-made desserts so I don't know how it could have taken more than a minute, even if they had lost the ticket. Just stick it in a box and go. The sever recognized the repeated problems so did offer an extra glass of champagne while we continued to wait for dessert; I declined but date accepted. He also gave us a bonus $25 gift card for the trouble, which was nice because I never complained or asked for any compensation.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food, but poor management of neighboring tables. Kids running everywhere and caused waiters to drop trays of food. Kids were also very loud screaming around the restaurant while parents sat back and laughed. Wish management would have intervened, this would have made a much better dinner for many people.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

All it was a wonderful experience the service wait staff was very attentive the food was really great! The only knock was the upstairs bar girls were somewhat rude and seemed too ignore patrons wanting to purchase a drink. They quickly looked ones up but once they made eye contact with you they looked the other way.

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·Dined 3 days ago

It was an incredible experience for Valentine’s Day. I wanted to take my girlfriend to the best restaurant in Charlotte and wasn’t let down after we left.
The food was top notch, the service was excellent and the ambiance great.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Both the food and staff were amazing! The decor was lovely and I will definitely return.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

I went for a pre-Valentine’s dinner and so glad I chose this place. It was plenty of seating, very intimate and romantic. The food was amazing. The waiters continued to offer us food as long as our card was turned over. They gave us privacy when needed. I would definitely come back. It is pricey so you do need to be prepared for that but it’s worth it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Chima is our favorite place to eat for special occasions. We love their Brazilian cocktails, extensive wine list and outstanding food and service.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

My second time at the restaurant and it didn’t disappoint. I was upstairs this time and I like that better than downstairs. It’s more intimate.

Still good service still great tasting food and I look forward to my next visit.

Until we meet again Chima!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food cooked exactly to order. Service was phenomenal and quick, even when they had to cook what you ordered because it wasn’t currently in rotation.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was excellent from food list and services. It is highly recomendable..The meat choices are thus far the best we had compared to other steakhouses

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

This was my first time and my husband and I went there to celebrate my birthday and Valentine's Day. The personnel were super friendly and helpful. They brought me a Tiramisu cake with a candle which was a surprise and made me so happy. Thank you Chima-Charlotte for the great experience :)

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 7 days ago

Go hungry !! The staff was awesome, the salad bar is kinda funky ( not like a normal salad bar) but still good !! Food is amazing !!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

I am a repeat diner at Chimas. Never had service issues until this visit. Because we were a party of 6 and gratuity is automatically added, he did not feel he needed to serve us. We had to ask other servers to refill our drinks, had to go to the salad bar to get clean plates. The food however was amazing as it always is. We ended up asking for the automatic gratuity to be removed so that we could leave a smaller tip due to service.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS PLACE ! THE AMBIENCE WAS AMAZING, SERVICE WAS TREMENDOUS, PRICE WAS PERFECT, MY DATE LOVED IT, IT'S A GRAND SLAM RESTAURANT... only knock it can be a bit crowded but I'm sure I went during a peak time, but they kept the food coming... 10 out of 10

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Healthy
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

This steakhouse did not disappoint! My wife and I visited this steakhouse and was impressed all the way around. The staff are super professional and high class. The waiters were amazing making sure we had everything we needed without being at our table too much. Very classy, food is tasty, and the overall experience was marvelous!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a wonderful anniversary date night! Service was impeccable and food was great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful experience, outstanding food and the service was top notch. Will definitely keep in mind next time I'm in town

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a couple of long days at the boat show, and decided to eat here on a friday night. I literally still had my backpack on from the day, and our group (only 5) had a few taller guys. They were VERY accommodating. The drink service was fast and tasty. The food was fantastic, and the service was even better!

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Seating was slow; arriving minutes early and lots of empty tables, 3-4 hostesses at reception. Backed up quickly.
Service attention was lacking; empty of water too long, not refilled even once.
Did not realize from OpenTable listing that this is a “Brazilian” , one-price steak house. No menu selection except drinks and desserts.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was absolutely amazing. We skipped the salad bar and went straight to the meat. I tried everything they had to offer, meat wise. I have never been a salmon fan but I loved theirs! Service was outstanding. I will definitely be returning.

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall the experience was pleasant, some of the meat cuts could have been more flavorful, the leg of lamb was a little bit tough. But not to bad since you have multiple selections to choose from. I have been to a few other Brazilian steakhouses around the country, and this was not the best but definitely nowhere near the worst. I would return, maybe sometime next year when I am in the mood to have a carnivores feast.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had a surprise birthday dinner for my sister and she absolutely enjoyed it!!! Everything was great! We will be coming back in the near future.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

It was great best Brazilian Restaurant ever💯

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Everything was very good, but the ribeye was the best we’ve ever had. It was amazing! Service was excellent.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This was my 3rd visit to Chima - Charlotte and unfortunately, it was not a good experience. Our reservation was for a party of 3 at 7 PM and we weren't seated until 7:25. At 7:15 I inquired at the desk about the delay, and a moment later my email pinged with a "seated confirmation" from OpenTable, so the hostess checked us off as seated but actually left us waiting in the lobby for another 10 minutes. Our main server seemed to be having an rough day, and was curt and inattentive throughout the entire meal (to their credit, the bussers seemed to try and make up for it). After the salad bar, our entire table sat with empty plates in front of us for more than 10 minutes before the first server with meat actually arrived. Finally, as we were eventually leaving after dinner, a server chased us down in the lobby, saying that they forgot to charge us for a $10 glass of wine and had to rerun the credit card. All in all, a very disappointing evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We enjoyed our meal. The staff were very attentive, friendly, and accommodating. The food was amazing...so much to choose from. I need the name of the amazing sorbet! The meal was an opportunity to choose from a lot of amazing and unique options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was excellent and the meats were timely.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

I absolutely loved the food! We will be returning next year as well! We will be going to Chimas traditionally to celebrate my bf’s birthday since it falls within restaurant week as well.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We were at Chima for a 17th Birthday. We were seated at a round table for 10, even though we only had 5. Made conversation between the group impossible . The restaurant is VERY loud with quite a few crying babies and toddlers at 7:00 on a weeknight. Servers were friendly, but not attentive with drinks. Salad bar is a buffet of separate salads...not a traditional salad bar, but it was good. Food was decent. I think over-priced but it’s an “experience “ kind of restaurant. It’ll likely be a “one and done” for our family. I think for the price, a traditional steakhouse would have a better quality of food. White linens were a nice touch. Attractive restaurant but HUGE salad bar in the middle of the restaurant is kind of weird.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 29, 2018

It was awesome! I loved the variety of meat and the ambiance of the restaraunt

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We went as part of restaurant week! It's amazing and I'm glad we were able to go. Even though it's restaurant week and we paid the $35/per person, we still had plenty of options! Great deal!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was too salty. Service was okay. Ambiance was nice.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent date night with our friends!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Third time here, and enjoyed it. The service was very average this time inside and out. Valet was not taking cars. Realize it was restaurant week and busy, so still gave full tip. But, we did feel a little like cattle.

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