Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia

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Located in Center City Philadelphia, Chima offers a serene dining experience with a touch of exclusivity. From the moment you enter our beautiful location on 20th and JFK, you feel the warm welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy our full rodizio dinner, served Brazilian style by authentic gauchos or enjoy a cocktail in our chic lounge.

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KM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Everything was fine until i was lied to stating that when they comp meals that automatically add the tip! That would of been fine if i wasn’t there 2 days ago with the same type of situation due to the fact that the first time i was there on my birthday we had a bad experience and returned on the 16th, provided the comps, no tip was forced on us and even tipped above the suggested amount!

Server short handed himself because i was going to tip him 30% but since he wanted to lie and say it’s automatically included he just got his standard 18% here is proof of both situations!

Not sure if because i was black and got my meal comped he felt as if i wasn’t going to tip. But the server on the 16th didn’t force a tip on us and it was again the same situation!

I will prob never return to this restaurant again!!!! And it’s amazing because I’m a contributing writer to a few publications in this city as well as a contributing writer for a few major blogs that i may report on!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was my anniversary. Our server gave us a complimentary dessert in addition to the one we ordered. Both were delicious. The only gripe was the corn didn’t make its way to us but everything was delicious. I especially enjoyed the leg of lamb.

SD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining at Chima Brazilian steakhouse. We were a party of 6 and the service was awesome. The food was delicious and the atmosphere felt festive and not at all stuffy. I can't wait to go back! Great price for all the food offered.

TG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went for our 2 year Anniversary. I wanted the night to be perfect and it was! The staff was great. The ambiance was good and the food, OMG the food! Let just say I fell asleep in the car on the way home. Total food coma! We will be back, Thanks Chima!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Booked this for my husband’s bachelor party dinner. We have been here before and always a great time. Only complaint I have is, I booked a table for 10 guys and asked for a round table to be off to the side. The guys arrived and they put them in the center of the room without a round table.

Finally one man said something and they were told they could be moved but would have to squeeze. I know it’s sounds stupid, although it’s a party of 10 larger men for a bachelor party! They don’t want to squeeze together, especially when spending $1,600. I am little annoyed that I took the time to call not once but twice and still wasn’t accommodated what was asked.

LC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meat I ever had gentle on the stomach which shows its quality.

YL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I Could not do it often because of the price but best meat ever...! That was really excellent

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was celebrating my birthday with my husband and it was nice I was served a complimentary dessert at the end of my meal. I felt that our waiter was rushing us a bit. I think he was assigned too many tables. Also, there was a bit of a language barrier because the waiter had an accent and spoke very fast making his english not clear. The food was good but the various meats did not have the same quality as our visit many years ago. In addition, the salad bar used to be better with more of a selection.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Our server was very nice and checked on us often. The gauchos were fun to watch, they didn't miss a table, almost as if it were a choreographed dance. The food was delicious and plentiful.

SD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. I introduced my 17 daughter to fine dining and she was very surprised and enjoyed every moment.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious with excellent, attentive service.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best dinning experience I’ve had for a while. Loved the service and food.

K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Service was outstanding. Nice selection of meats

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Management 5 stars
Food 5 stars
Ambience 5 stars
Service 2 (we had 2 drinks filled to the rim from the bar and the server offered coke - twice., perhaps it was just an oversight on her end. The 2 stars was given because we were just a party of 2 she added a 18% tip., while we tip 20% plus., we felt awkward by her comment of “I added the tip to your bill already” as if we were not going to tip.

Overall, we will be back next month.

V
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. It was a great night out for my niece's birthday.

PF
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service is usually good but on this day the Gaucho service (particularly the lobster one) was bad. I would have expected the restaurant to anticipate a higher number of patrons coming just for the final day of the Lobster Mondays promotion. Those patrons who did not sit close to the kitchen area where the Gauchos come out from were subject to long wait time for the lobster. It is understandable that the lobster takes awhile to prepare but the Gauchos should have had different routes out of the kitchen as those who were seated around that area got served first all the time while those who seated further had to wait.

SD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

We had party of 6, we were sitting right in front of the kitchen. When we were just sat down the food came right after which was great, however after an hour no one came to our table to serve us with food. 6 of us had the cards on all the time and only the same person with top sirloin came 2 times in an hour, no one else did. At the end we asked the server for check since no one wanted to serve us anymore and told her about the situation, she thought we wanted the lobsters since it’s lobster Monday, but that it’s not about the lobsters we were asking it’s about they meat! How can they walked right pass us without serving us with food when we had the cards on ALL the time? Can they tell that our plates are empty? Worst experience ever spent $75/person and left with empty stomachs.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Always a good experience at Chima.

BW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Gabby was great and for a meat-eater, it is surely heaven. The salad bar is extensive and quite good. Its a large venue but we went on a rainy Monday, so it was quiet. I am already planning a trip back.

KS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and even better service. Definitely making that place my go to for any occasion.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10- food was great

GJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This time around the service was great, as it normally is. Everything was in order and perfect. Thanks to the GM for the complimentary rodizios to offset the "not up to par" service we experienced during our visit during restaurant week.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb & salmon is delicious.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience as always. Our favorite place for rodizio.

M
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant, however, it’s super loud. Felt like was at a sports bar. I probably will not be back.

s
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 3rd times eating here. I love the cheese bread with turkey spread and mash potatoes. There are variety selection for the salad bar.

AD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was good experience. Food and service

SJ
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff is always very accommodating and professional. My dessert wasn't up to par and they removed it from the bill and offered me a replacement, which I declined, but the thought was very nice. The grilled pineapple was amazing! Everything af usual was very good!

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Chimas is a pretty cool restaurant but my fiancee and I were very disappointed that they no longer have pork ribs... That's why we went! The ribs were excellent and the sauce is amazing. But no more rib so we won't be back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always happy when I come here! Everything was on point tonight, the food, the service, the ambiance! Tonight, the waitress was especially kind and accommodating, and the food was extra delicious tonight! Will always find a reason to come back!

TG
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was very poor I paid for lobster Monday got only two lobster had to wait hours to get service I spent damn near 200 dollars and that was a waist of my money it was like we where not at a table

MJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

My reservation was for 7PM. We got there at 655 and were not seated until 740. This was after complaining to the manager who was receiving complaints from several patrons. We even watched a few parties walk out due to the lack of urgency from the host staff. Once seated our server was quick to greet us and get us drinks. About 2/3 of the way through dinner the manager came over and asked us of there was anything he could get for us. We asked if he could have 3 lobster tails sent to the table as this is a special they run on mondays. About 15 minutes went by and they still hadn't come so our server put in the order two more times of the next half hour. Finally we gave up and just asked for the check. Would you believe they had the nerve to add an 18% gratuity on a party of 3!!!!! I was so irritated but the pace they move at would have resulted in another half hour wait to speak to the manager and get this adjusted. We just paid the bill. We will never dine here again.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were there on 30 September cuz we celebrated my brother birthday
We had a table for 3
Fantastic restaurant and delicious food
The service was on top thanks to our waiter Brandon

SO
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Before this experience yes, me family and I where celebrating my birthday. We understood it was restaurant week but we opted out and got the full menu per normal. It was all you can eat lobster night. The server who was bring the lobster to the table disappeared for almost 45 minutes. When we asked what was going on we where told the server believed that everyone was eating to much lobster he only served it to the people he believed should have it. We also waited and waited for so many items after our waiters had told us they had requested them multiple times. It was really disheartening and frustrating because my family and I love Chimas. We where treated poorly and most likely would never return

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited with my daughters and the service and food were both great. I really enjoy the modern feel of the restaurant and the service is executed very well. This is a moderately priced restaurant with a great deal of choices to accommodate most diners.

A
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

It always took them so long to bring the cuts we wanted.
I waited once more than 25 minutes for them to bring the filet mignon.
Not all the things coming out of the kitchen made it to all the tables.
You had to be reminding the waiter to bring the cuts you wanted
One waiter was making fun of us and making faces, because we didn't know that Picanha is the same as Top Sirloin, which in fact is not exactly the same.
I will definitely not go again, service is poor and even rude. So, there is better places were to spend the money to get similar or even better quality of food.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The reservation was for 9:45 but we got in early. The waiter was friendly and attentive. The level of service was great and the Gorgonzola mousse is to die for!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Highly recommended

G
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience dining here was absolutely amazing ❤️ . The food was wonderful. Great steak and everything. The salad bar was really good. I would definitely come again.

IA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff. Great steakhouse, I love the food there.

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