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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.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours of Operation:
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please check out our monthly events on the website www.chimasteakhouse.com
Chima offers complimentary Valet Parking
Monday-Friday: Valet starts at 6 pm
Saturday: Valet starts at 5 pm
Sunday: Valet starts at 4 pm
On the Light Rail, get off on 3rd and Convention Center, then Chima is 2 blocks away.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Private rooms available
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Took my family for New Years Eve. As Brazilian Steakhouses go Chima is good. My opinion is that it is an experience after you’ve been to one Brazilian steakhouse you’ve been to them all. If you want a high end dining experience with amazing food go elsewhere.
Everything was decent. Some of the steak was a little fatty and one of the servers after I asked him a question got impatient and in Spanish said ay dios mio. Little did he know my wife is cuban and I knew what that meant showing his impatience. Didn’t like getting up to serve my own salad for that price they should serve me.
Food and service was great. I had a coupon for $20 off and the I was charged 22% tip and was not by choice. I used a $100 gift card which I received it that day from my job and they only where able to get $50 from that card but when I call the card they told me that Chima took $57.50. So at the end I was charged $27.50 for tip and my total bill was $125. I won’t go back after having my money stolen in front of me.
It was Christmas Day and it seemed they were having a hard time seating people with reservations. THEN, a high school football team comes in - 240 people. About 40 minutes later, we were seated in a corner by the water service area. The meats didn't come around as frequently as I had hoped. I missed my chance on a filet and it only came around that one time. It was expensive but we were with family so it would have been nice regardless of the restaurant.
This was our first Christmas that we have gone to a restaurant for dinner. We were very impressed with the atmosphere, the food and the service. We have now decided to adopt a new Christmas tradition of going to a steakhouse for our family dinner to celebrate.
I recently had Christmas dinner. I expected it to be busy, and knew patience would be needed. And it was, the service was slow, entrees (not meat) served at the table were cold and the salmon was cold, dry and unflavorable (my daughter does not eat meat therefore she did not enjoy the experience)
Chimes Brazilian Steakhouse has the meat! Wonderful grilled lamb chops, leg of lamp, pork, sirloin, filet mignon, chicken -- and also grilled pineapple -- all brought to you however often you desire. The meat was top quality, delicious, and although we liked ours rare (and got it rare), they have it all the way to well-done. The "salad bar" that was 30 feet long really is something much more than a salad bar. Smoked salmon of the highest quality with creme creche and tiny-diced red onion, beef carpaccio with capers, hearts of palm, freshly grilled peppers, all sorts of salads and soups, and rice and beans, too. Delicious food. Great wine list. Attentive and charming waiters. Tables far enough apart so that conversations can be had without shouting. Just a really fun place to eat much too much wonderful food. Special time!
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