Chima Steakhouse - Fort Lauderdale

4.6
4162 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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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
What 4162 people are saying
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4.6
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food location scenery full of personality

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for a family dinner. amazing staff would always check in on us and made sure everything was good; clean plates, good cooked well enough, drink refills. food was excellent and cooked to perfection, had meats cooked at all different temperatures based on personal preference. staff super friendly would definitely go back and recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The cold salads were not very appealing and didn’t have any flavor. The hot family style food that is brought to the table was also flavorless. The mashed potatoes were very gummy and were obviously whipped for too long in a mixer, instead of put through a ricer or gently mashed. They also weren’t seasoned at all. The bacon wrapped sirloin was way too salty to eat. The other meats were just average. The salmon with passion fruit sauce was decent. The servers seemed irritated to be at work. It was very disappointing and not worth the money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

This place has gone completely down hill. It is an upscale Golden Corral. Totally ghetto.

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vipAmyTahtabrounian
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We have eaten at Chima before and consider it a special place. It was odd last night in that we were seated at the table next to the fireplace. The vent in the ceiling above kept dripping water on my head, back, arms, etc. I let our waitress Isadora know about it and she said they usually wipe the vents but must have forgotten. They kept us sitting there and didn't move us to another table or location, so I got dripped on during my entire dinner. Isadora forgot my drink when the others got theirs. When I reminded her she brought it half way through dinner. When we received our check, Isadora forgot to mark my meal as less costly, since I got the Picanha only dinner. She charged us for all full price meals. We told her and she said she forgot. I am not sure what it takes to have your thoughts about you so that the customer dining experience is as good as the food. I guess Chima is a bit less special to us now. Hopefully they will regain their composure and produce the quality experience we were used to. Especially at their prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best churrascaria in South Florida. Buffet fantastic, meats perfectly cooked, ambience ideal for parties. Still #1 in my list.

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AnthonyR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent service and food. Worth the trip from West Palm Beach. Too much food (if that is possible). Mouthwatering and plentiful. Couldn’t ask for better attentive service. Acoustics just a little loud but able to look over. Recommend Chima highly to anyone who has never been there !!

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Liam
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, really great service, food, and a really incredible experience. Chima bounced back from the pandemic without missing a beat.

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DaisyF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was amazing. We enjoyed every moment. The fried bananas and pineapple was beyond delightful.

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ClaudineK
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostesses, waiter, assistant waiter, and gauchos..impeccable service!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Noise level was high and I know a lot of the “death by meat” restaurants often serve low quality cuts with some good ones here and there. These were good quality steaks, good sirloin, flank, and ribeye. I loved this place and will definitely return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Chima is still a different type of Rod Izzo restaurant, but it definitely isn’t what it used to be. Between the removal of several really good dishes from the salad bar (mousse, for instance) and an $8 valet (plus tip in advance… how does that even make sense?), I’m afraid it’s no longer going to be our go-to special occasion restaurant. I actually renewed my vows here, in their private room, so I don’t think anyone was more of a fan than I… but it’s just not as good as it once was.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

There was a leak over our table. We complained about it, they just sweep the ceiling, but it kept leaking through the whole meal. We asked for chicken heart and you didn’t have it. Meat was dropped on 2 of our guests, and the waiter knocked 1 of our guests in the head with a plate.
Overall, everyone was very friendly, but given the service provided, we expected to at least get a discount on our almost $500 bill. I would recommend, but I’d alert my friends of these issues

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have order through Uber Eats before, but this was our first time at the restaurant itself. It was absolutely amazing. The service was outstanding, the food was mouthwatering, the experience was perfect! Would definitely come back whether as a family again, date night, or any other occasion.

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Alex
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time . My husband and I came for his birthday and our anniversary it was definitely a nice place to share our special day . Staff was amazing ! I highly recommend having reservations as we were able to just walk right in while those without it had to wait at least 30 minutes plus. Food was delicious , we were both highly satisfied. They gave us a cheesecake for my husband's birthday which was thoughtful ! I also recommend the lava cake ! SUPER yummy , the waiter recommended it and it was worth it !

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LianneP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. The food was phenomenal and just kept coming. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was mediocre. Meat was over cooked.

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BryanW
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Sat at a table under a leak. Three of the six chairs were under a ceiling leak. Waiter was informed, and provided acknowledgment and reassurance - but no offer to move our party. Spoke with manager on the way out - he acknowledged it, apologized and walked away.
Servers were rude (2)….we go here several times a year. I was not satisfied with the level of service by management or staff…very unfortunate as we really like this place.

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Foodiekv
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Overall, we thought the restaurant was overrated. The steaks were good, but nothing exceptional. The chicken and salmon were dry.

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LindaB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Nice, food was good
Best was the rolls and the Brazilian Pineapple

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GriselisM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit expensive but the tree was worth it. Food is good.

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RyanU
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took 6 of us here for a bachelor party dinner and it was phenominal. Everything from the food to the service and cleanliness was on point. No complaints here!! Wine was excellent too!

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MONIQUEM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance for an evening dinner with your spouse.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful family dinner celebrating our patriarch of the family. The service was great, food was tasteful and served with a smile 😃

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Jorge the Bartender gave us excellent service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

We were sitting between the kitchen and the salad bar (the table right in front of the kitchen door) and there were 3 leaks from the roof to the table. We told the waitress and she said she will call the manager which never show up, we got wet and we were trying that our food do not get the water,

FIX YOUR ROOF!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good was good! Service was okay, nothing to write home about. Sometimes it was hard to flag down a waiter/waitress due to how insanely busy it was. Would go again but not on a Friday or Saturday night when it’s crazy busy.

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NeilP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I've been to numerous brazilian steakhouses. The food was decent relative to them but more expensive so I would not rate it as good of a deal. The restaurant was very upscale and nice which made for a great date. However, the acoustics were awful and I had to speak loudly for my date to hear me. The service was good but not great. Overall, it was a good experience, but I prefer other Brazilian Steakhouses like Texas Da Brazil.

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LilianaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner with the family!
We love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Graduation celebration

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vipcarlosm
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding like always. Rodrigo in Lenidas they were on point with service and meats. You guys never disappoint keep the great work!!

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Nneka
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Dress code was not enforced.
Patrons were loud.
Food was okay; not worth the cost.
Service was good but slow. Server had so many tables.

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MariaL
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There was an odd smell when we first walked in to the restaurant. It was very gross and off putting. As we walked in further the smell went away. The service wasn’t always great. Some servers got upset and didn’t explain how to use the tongs to grab the meat. It also took a while for the meat to come around once it got really busy. There’s a lot of food to eat and it’s not bad but it’s loud and crowded.

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IngridV
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desde q entramos un muy buen servicio, muy amables y serviciales, el bar de ensaladas espectacular!!!

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just ok overall some of the meats were amazing but the lamb chops were to chewy to eat and a few cuts were to salty
Personally I never salt meat
Plus point no shortage on servings and the salad bar was a feast on its own

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SaraG
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chima is always outstanding and never disappoints. Great place for individuals with food allergies as they are very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Rafael, was outstanding. He was extremely attentive and very personable.

The food was outstanding and would highly recommend it.

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Mark9905
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated two birthday parties. Everything went smoothly, the food was delicious, the service impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recommended this place and I absolutely love it. The food is amazing we were super full. Our waitress was helpful and sweet. We went for my dads birthday but we will definitely be coming back!

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Chima Steakhouse - Fort Lauderdale is rated 4.6 stars by 4162 OpenTable diners.

Chima Steakhouse - Fort Lauderdale does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.chimasteakhouse.com/gift-card/.

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.