About Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia

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.

1901 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner -
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (last seating)
Friday: 5:30 -10 PM (last seating)
Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm (last seating)
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm (last seating)



Cross Street:
20th and JFK

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 531-5820

Website:
http://www.chimasteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking
$18 per car .



Public Transit:
Septa bustop #33 and #38 at entrance of restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Eder Dorne

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Let Chima be your Valentine!

Open from 4:30 to 10:30 PM . Each couple will receive a complimentary dinner card *(for next visit ) a photo (sent by email). Book your reservation today. No coupons accepted on 2/14. * Restrictions apply.

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasions with family and friends or impressing an important client, Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia is the perfect spot for your next event. With outstanding food and amazing hospitality, Chima will not disappoint.

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (84)
Good for a Date (63)
Good for Birthdays (60)
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Good for Groups (49)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Romantic (37)
Worth the Drive (35)
Fun (32)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Authentic (29)
Casual (27)
Business Meals (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Tasting Menu (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Cozy (10)
Paleo Friendly (10)
People Watching (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Healthy (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Scenic View (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (1)
Waterfront (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 8 hours ago

Fogo de Chão’s B Team. Not bad but not super impressed. Service was really, really slow. Although everyone was very nice, it took about 30 minutes to order dessert and another 30 minutes to get the check. It was also very loud, but that’s probably because it’s restaurant week.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

went there for restaurant week. they used to do the complete menu for $35. Now they only do select meats. Did not appreciate it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Good food would go again

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful food and service!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Chima never disappoints. Food quality is delicious. Excellent service and friendly and professional staff. I love this place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 2 days ago

They were very accommodating and kept checking in on as periodically to make sure we were getting the meats we all wanted. They were very attentive with the service and everybody was kind. The atmosphere was fun and I will definitely come again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

My friend and I had partook of the Restaurant Week menu, so it was an especially good value. We had both been to Fogo de Chao, which has a similar set up and menu and wanted to compare. I think they are both great. My friend liked Chima better because of the ambiance. (Chima is brighter.) The salad bar was great and we both loved the selection of meats offered. I especially liked the barbecued pork ribs, which I don't recall being offered at Fogo de Chao.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The servers were awesome and everything was great except the cocktails we ordered were deceiving

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

A great date night experience; cheese breads were amazing and the salad bar never disappoints! Of course, the main attraction is the Rodizio and this was also quite good. We chose the (slightly more limited) Restaurant Week menu, and were quite happy with the value.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

No regrets selecting the higher priced option for restaurant week. Money well spent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Can here for restaurant week 2018 and everything was perfect for the price

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

Requested a cake with a candle because it was my fiancee's birthday, the restaurant brought out cake, but not candle. Highly disappointed that my fiancee was not able to blow out a candle on her birthday.

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·Dined 4 days ago

My experience at Chimas was very nice. The food kept coming out and almost everything was really good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

I would not recommend this establishment. For a Brazilian steakhouse I would refer someone to go to Fogo de Chao for an exceptional dining experience and good quality flavorful food. Chima' s food selection is limited, minimal variety, overpriced bitter drinks and the meat does not circulate at a good pace. The salad bar is fair.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good as always. The only downside was having to ask our waitress for something repeatedly. There were only two waitresses in our section so I’m guessing they were overwhelmed.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Love this place. We missed our reservation by 15 minutes and they were able to accommodate our party of four.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Once again CHIMA has delivered. Its amazing staff, great food and drinks, wonderful service. This was our second time with my wife and 17 year old daughter. They love it there, especially my daughter. Thank you CHIMA and i hope to see you soon again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

My friends raved about this place so I thought I would try it with my boyfriend. Unfortunately the food was only ok. The staff that served the meats we're friendly but the waitresses themselves weren't as friendly to the girls. I'm not sure if it's because they thought the guys would pay but I didn't like the treatment I got.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Customer service was outstanding, wait staff was great. Good was good, chicken a little dry but food. Will be back soon

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was just awesome. Love the place. We eat here at least once a month.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Here for our anniversary, its my favorite restaurant. I just love it here!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful place. Service is good Everytime I come.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The ambiance is pleasant and the service is very good. The salad bar is very good. There is a wide variety of meat but the quality is not as good as it could be. The salmon is good and there is chicken, lamb, and pork for those who don't eat red meat. The only Brazilian dessert offered was terrible--three overly sweet pasty puddings.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was a very special day for me and my wife and being made everything a great time thank you so much for the food

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our waiter was very nice and the food was amazing. The complimentary valet parking was fantastic especially being cold out. I really enjoyed the salad bar, next time I'm going to be prepared to eat lol since this was my first time .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great time! David our server was awesome and the manager Victoria stopped by our table and made sure our meal was great. Nice job and will be back

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Chima is the best the noise level is always low and you never wait on meat 🍖🥩 it comes as fast as you can decide what kind you want on your plate and it taste wonderful I especially love the warm pineapple 🍍 the cinnamon Just gives it that extra kick! I would recommend this place to everyone no matter the occasion it’s worth every penny!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Organic, Healthy, Vegan, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Scenic View, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I enjoy my self as always. My waiter Demetrius was amazing. I go once a year and have yet to be disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was my second time coming to Chima . The first time was the second week they opened so it’s been a while . It was a great experience for my girlfriend who has never been there . She already wants to go back . The only draw back was the difference in price from online and the bill . But since it was a holiday it was understandable.. will definitely go back

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our table was seated in between two larger tables, and both of those tables seemed to get the most attention from servers and Gauchos. We weren't presented with meat options for nearly 15 minutes after signaling, and then it was only after the tables around us were given first selection. It was clear that someone realized we were neglected, because we were suddenly approached by many (presumably in an effort to correct the mistake).

Their cuts of meat were solid, but not spectacular. They'll initially approach you with lesser cuts of meat, as if they're hoping you'll fill up on chicken or sausage first. Servers were attentive with fresh plates and refills of water and they mostly had a friendly demeanor.

Aside from being neglected for long stretches, it was a mediocre experience overall.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was good, but the meat took awhile to come around. Servers were excellent and attentive. For the money I’d prefer to go to Fogo and won’t be back to Chima.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

What I tried was delicious but waitstaff(not my waitress) took away the cards to get more food when he took our plates
Also my 14 year old son went to the salad bar and had Caesar salad and 2 tomatoes and 2 different meats from 2 different gentleman which was bite size and that was it
I don’t understand why a 14 year old is charged as an adult
At Fogo which is similar my 14 year old is charged the child price

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always excellent service from our wait staff. Food is always perfect.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fun, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Chima USED to be our favorite restaurant, but not any more... sadly...I still loved the food , ambiance and everything else but service.. actually I have to say valet parking and hostess-our waiter was great. Yesterday we did not see the valet parking guy so I had to look for one(it was super cold),, finally my husband(the driver had to get out of the car and looked for one-still did not see), so I ran inside to ask. The hostess said "oh they are on 20th st. because of the truck.. so we went to 20th st.. could not find.. my husband drove around 3times and finally found him but the guy said it would take a long time to find the car anyway so my husband should park the car and they would make it complementary... so finally my husband parked the car, but later we had to pay $7. I don't know why the guy said it is complementary... Both valet parking guy and hostess gave us wrong information about where is valet parking guy and parking fee..

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a wonderful meal and great service. On the very rare occasion that something isn’t quite right, they make it right immediately. Our favorite place for sure!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always great food and my kids enjoy it as much as I do.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I expected better. We had 8pm reservations and arrived on time. I felt we were rushed through our dinner and for almost 60 dollars per person service should have be better. Also I had to walk to my car even though complimentary valet service was offered. That’s the point of valet. I will not be returning here again. Christmas dinner fail!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a wonderful time celebrating my daughter's 21st Birthday on Christmas Day! Service was wonderful! I can't wait to visit again!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We dined at Chima because it was open on Christmas - me of the few places in center city. My wife and I accompanied by our ten year-old grandson, who is a somewhat picky eater. He tried several new foods there. My wife and I loved the top sirloin, leg of lamb and filet mignon. We will certainly return. I loved my caipirinha cocktail which I just can't find in central PA.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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