Chima Steakhouse - Fort Lauderdale

4.6
4324 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Located on the trendy Las Olas Boulevard just minutes from the beach, Chima offers a serene dining experience with a touch of exclusivity. The Fort Lauderdale location provides a chic dining experience from the minute you step foot into the captivating courtyard. The outside bar and courtyard provide an escape from the traditional happy-hour scene with our exceptional drink specials.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2022

Join us for Valentine's Day. $93.90 pp including Rodizio, glass of Moët champagne, soda, iced tea, coffee, and select dessert. Each couple will receive one complimentary dinner card* for a future visit. *Dinner card valid from Feb 15th - Aug 31st, 2022 from Mon-Thu. No coupons on VD. Package only.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance was incredible. Puts Texas De Brazil and Fogo de Chao to shame!

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TonyC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I made reservations for our wedding anniversary as we have been for yrs. Always have a great time but for some reason this time the host had placed us in the walkway of all. I explained to her that this was our anniversary and would prefer a private area. she said sorry we are fully booked although it was clearly not the case. we sat down to give it a try but it was not going to work. so as we were getting up ready to leave the server girl asked why and after I explained to her she said no you can come and use this very table that the host lady told us it was taken. they server was so kind and helpful and we had our private table. she saved the day. so the point is hostes get a poor grade but the servers deserve all the commendation.
please give proper training to your hosting and front desk staff they are terrible.

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vipEnvisionIT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The gaucho's were not very quick, meat was very overcooked... Had to specifically ask for Med Rare. Overall, not quite as good as Fogo / Texas chains...

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vipBBGuy
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Jam packed. Def NOT a Covid Safe environment. Other tables are less than 3 feet away.
Food was average.
Service was average.
Ambiance was average.
Cost was $325 for 3 people after tip and without alcohol.

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vipStevenL
Miami
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to several Brazilian steakhouses and Chima is by far much better than the others. Don’t waste your time going to Texas dBrazil. Chima is far better and they don’t over-salt the meat. Service is outstanding and the waiters appear to genuinely want to feed you. Besides great cuts of meat, they also have roasted salmon and shrimp, included in the price. Make reservations because this place gets packed.

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LucianoS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall Great . I just believe that there was a bit of delay on table service when we needed something other than the meats (rodizio)

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Daniel
Fort Lauderdale
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really good. Best place for steak.

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Marylou
Miami
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The feijoada was really good!
And the meats were absolutely delicious!!!
Salad bar is always a plus!
Caipirinhas were perfectly done.
Great service and ambiance.
Highly recommend!!!

LJ
LJLJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Customer Service! Environment = Good Energy!

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MatthewA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucas was awesome. Been many times and love it every time.

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TiaC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, unique experience! Very attentive! Highly recommend!

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Visitor
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great place with good food and service, but many parties were loud (tipsy?) and boisterous. It’s a trade-off.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Valet service was poorly attentive and cumbersome.
Reservation was accepted well.
Table service was poor. Waiter never brought my drink. Server would throw items on table. Nothing like the china experience in Tyson’s Corner, VA. We ate and left within 20 minutes. We didn’t want to be there any longer. Outside area was beautifully adorned and live music was great.

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MariaF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as always. But you guys are becoming extremely expensive!

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Greg
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There a plenty of Rodízio's you can go to, but Chima is, hands-down, the best I've ever been to.

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RonB
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Sad they took away the Gorgonzola Mousse.

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Javier
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

After the first round gauchos disappeared and we were looking straight to the kitchen seeing every time meat was coming out but they were just turning the other way and ignored us for a long time , several minutes later server came and ask if everything was fine we told her that we were waiting for more meats and only after that they came back to our table with more meats

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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EileenD
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was delicious except the mashed potatoes. The meats were the best! Service was great. But definitely overpriced! Good for special occasions.

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SobhiN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The meat selection is relatively limited for a price of over $60!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The carpet needs to be changed. I can smell mildew. The salad bar was limited relative to other competitive restaurants and the cost is higher at Chima. Overall I will not return..one and done

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AnthonyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a great experience. Everything was almost perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Adam was great his personality really helps you enjoy the evening!

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vipJohnnyS
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were great, Adam was a great server! Everything was delicious!

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BenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinning experience
We had a great meal top choice meats and the pineapple omg

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Illinoisdiner
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This type of place is always good for a special occasion to be able to handle a large group in a timely manner. The decorations outside and atmosphere are beautiful. The selection on the salad bar is numerous and all very fresh and flavorful. And, of course, the meat selection was delicious - even loved the pineapple. They were able to provide rarer selections to those who had that preference or more well done. Only negative comment - the shrimp was a bit overcooked but everything else was great.

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MarkH
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Nothing negative.

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FallsGuy
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall, we had a wonderful experience at Chima.

The food was great, the servers were attentive and the atmosphere perfect.

The salad bar was the most expansive and varied that we have EVER experienced. And I have never seen another restaurant have someone dedicated to diligently monitor temperatures and rotate items as efficiently as Chima did. Very impressive!

The meat presented was well prepared, flavorful and plentiful. Sides included “mashed” potatoes, fried bananas and fresh hot “carved” pineapple covered with sugar and cinnamon - delicious!!

In a time when places are struggling to find help, Chima was very well staffed with people who were both efficient and extremely pleasant. They must be doing something right in hiring, training and motivating their staff. Bravo!

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NatalieH
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience5

All of the meet was overcooked

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LixkarimeP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Great Value and awesome coctailsb

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YUliak
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Wasn’t impressed with food or service this time.

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KressE
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, ambiance, and experience. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an exquisite dining experience.

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SamaraD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was super awesome service was great 10/10 am planning my next trip there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Simply

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giancarloc
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect , excellent service good wines & meats A1 ++++

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it every time! Amazing quality! The best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I don’t usually post any negative reviews, because quite frankly, I don’t think the world deserves any more negativity than what is currently going on, but I’d like to point out something from my experience I hope other guests don’t have to encounter. So you can see I gave a 4 star review despite the negative comment I have to make. And that’s because the staff when we sat down, the food, and the service, were quite excellent. But I couldn’t help but have a sour taste in my mouth over how my family and I were greeted when we first entered. I had a reservation at 8, we arrived slightly before 830. The woman looked for our reservation and in the most condescending tone, she said “well you are aware you are a FULL 30 minutes late, don’t you?” To be honest I was shocked at how downright rude that was. I understand we had a reservation and we couldn’t make it on time, but try to be a bit more understanding for the future guests next time. Even my family was shocked at how rude the woman was. We had car troubles, yes I am aware that we are not on time. I do have a watch, thank you. Also, the restaurant has many many open seats. To be honest the only reason I was polite in return was because I was hosting my uncle and cousins and I haven’t seen them in years. Regardless, the rest of the experience was fantastic. But I’d like to keep in mind to check the attitudes of the people you put in front. It might just have someone else leave before they sit down, being greeted like that, regardless of the reason.

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IdaG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. The atmosphere is great and so is the food and service. It’s our go to place whenever we are in Fort Lauderdale.

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MikeC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

PICANTE.... TOP SIRLOIN !!!!

All Day! Great food very flavorful

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LuringLady
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only criticism is that when I told the server I did not like the lava cake, he replied saying “that’s a first”… which I felt was rude. He had no right to invalidate my taste buzz. The food is delicious and he was very nice aside from that.

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Chima Steakhouse - Fort Lauderdale is rated 4.6 stars by 4324 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.