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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (89)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
Good for Birthdays (59)
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Good for a Date (57)
Good for Groups (56)
Romantic (45)
Worth the Drive (36)
Fun (34)
Business Meals (31)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Authentic (25)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Casual (22)
Cozy (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Kid-friendly (12)
Paleo Friendly (12)
Healthy (11)
Scenic View (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Enjoyed every moment!

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·Dined 2 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 2 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 2 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 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 2 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 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 2 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 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 2 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic location to celebrate my birthday

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·Dined 2 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 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 2 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 3 days ago

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

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Perfection as usual

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 (San Antonio)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a fun and delicious time at Chima!! Friendly staff, great service, large wine list, good cocktails, amazing buffet, and, of course, all the meat you can eat!! Really enjoyed ringing in the New Year at Chima!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We dined there on New Years evening and had a great experience. Excellent salad bar with many choices. A large variety of meats. And above all outstanding service.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was my first time at a place like this. I don’t eat my meat rare or medium and most of the meat was prepared like that. I don’t see me eating there again. But the meat I did eat was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a very good time with my wife, brother and sister in law for NYE.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Unique dining experience. Not for large groups or families; a little pricey. Service was good, food was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent. We will back soon!!!
Love the lamb chops. And the meats were well-seasoned.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I have eaten at the Charlotte Chima's a few times. Every time has been excellent. The food is extremely fresh and and at the height of flavor. I would recommend this restaurant if you can get here. You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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)

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great option for Christmas dinner

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food great, but desserts..so-so

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