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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious with excellent, attentive service.

OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Service was outstanding. Nice selection of meats

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

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

Definitely a place to go and enjoy the great meats

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

Great Food and awesome atmosphere, my wife and I will be going back for sure. Such a great experience and fine choices of meats and the salad bar was great.

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

Awesome food the service was excellent and atmosphere was so wonderful we will be back

s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Little overpriced ok for once in a while occasion.

DF
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience this time around was what I expected of the staff at Chima. A big thank you to the entire staff for a job well done on the last night of restaurant week

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

This was a much better experience. I pointed to the cut I wanted and the manager, Tod, made the experience that much better.

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

I wanted to experience restaurant week in Philadelphia so I started looking up the different restaurants and came across Chima which had been booked more than 100 times that day with stellar reviews so I wanted to give them a chance. I am very glad I picked Chima my girlfriends and I had the best time and I will definitely go there again.

l
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Third time eating here. This last time was during restaurant week so it was crowded and a little noisy. Had to wait a little even with reservations but that's to be expected. Had to waiters who were very nice and gave us what we wanted. The food amazing. Salad bar was ok. The steak is always delicious. My favorite was the grilled pineapple. It was like a taste of heaven. I would go back just for that.

AD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had a great time at Chima, the wait (with a reservation) was very quick (especially for Restaurant Week) the good was AMAZING! The filet was perfectly cooked and well worth the money! Our servers Henry and Fernando were nothing but friendly and always stopped by our table to make sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our meal! We were even allowed to have the dessert to-go! (Which helped because we were STUFFED) When we have the finances we will definitely be returning!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely amazing! The best experience at a restaurant I’ve had in a long time. I’ll definitely be back!

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