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

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (91)
Good for a Date (68)
Good for Birthdays (64)
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Good for Anniversaries (53)
Good for Groups (53)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Worth the Drive (36)
Fun (35)
Romantic (35)
Authentic (30)
Casual (30)
Business Meals (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Tasting Menu (18)
Comfort Food (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Cozy (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Healthy (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Paleo Friendly (10)
People Watching (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Scenic View (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Restaurant week

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·Dined 2 days ago

the taste of the food was wonderful. I got the worst seating at chima that night but the hours I went it wasn’t even pack. Right beside the wall two people seating with no lighting , all the lighting we got was the small candle they lit up. For all of the cuts of meat we have to request because we barely got anybody to come over our table. I requested for a cut of medium rare meat the server told me 5 minutes nobody came at all!!! Our table was being blocked by two other waiters standing there for a good 5 minutes. My friends and I felt very disrespected and disappointed. We had only 2-3 cuts of meat and left the restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Very disappointing. If you are going to participate in Philadelphia Restuarant week, don't include mediocre meat choices and try to upsell. Would not go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I had a very nice time. It was our first time and it won’t be the last. The food was excellent and servers were very attentive. We even had the house manager come and make sure we didn’t need anything! I was very impressed.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was delicious the service was excellent the ambiance was incredible I definitely have plans on returning very soon

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined 3 days ago

We came because of restaurant week, and no where online or when I called to verify my reservation did they ever tell me that they don't honor restaurant week pricing on Saturday. They did inform as I was checking in and already drove an hour and brought my friends, and already valet parked in front of the restaurant. The hostesses were rude. There were several other people in the bathroom that were complaining about the same thing. Restaurant week is only ONE WEEK... seriously to pick and choose days when you want to participate is ridiculous. Our bill was $370 for 4 people, each of us only got ONE DRINK. It was absurd. The food was good, but seriously... wayyyyy too overpriced. I won't be returning.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Generally good service. Various servers are continually coming by with meats. All the meats weee excellent except for the chicken which was always too dry. The salad bar was well stocked. The staff always courteous. However, we had difficulty at times finding our primary server who took orders for drinks and presented us with the bill. She did bring us, unbidden, a free dessert to celebrate our ocasión. I recommend you eat as little as possible before coming here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

It was our first time at this restaurant, we learned that we needed to pace ourselves, we were just so excited to try everything!

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·Dined 3 days ago

This was my first time there and overall I loved it. I was a little upset that they decided not to do restaurant week on the day I attended and I had made my reservations due to it ring restaurant week. However I still attended and had an amazing time I will surely be attending again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I went during restaurant week, Saturday. Found out they do not participate on Saturdays. A little disappointed but we decided to stay anyway. Drinks were really good! So you don’t actually order what you want to eat, they come around with about 15 different steaks, and chicken and salmon, lamb etc. you get to taste everything and we thought this was AWESOME! No way we could taste everything though! Lol we were stuffed! Loved the idea and the tab wasn’t bad at all! Food was really good! I’d say we paid about $200 including our drinks. Only had one a piece! Great place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

Great steak house. Lots of choices. Staff is quick, friendly, and attentive. Come hungry and will not be disappointed. Worth every penny. Been here several times and never had an issue.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

I always recommend this place for Center City Restaurant Week!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Compared to Fogo this place has inferior service, meat quality, and ambiance. They were playing loud pop and rap music with a huge tv in the background where I was sitting. They said that was one of the quiet tables due to the amount of people there. The lighting is not romantic bright white light not soft yellow light . Don’t come here for a date if you want it to be romantic and don’t go here in general if you can go to Fogo de Chão.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Some of the servers were pretty rude, slow service, and when I asked for medium cooked cuts of meat I was given overly well done each time. The manager was apologetic and pleasant offered free desert, but I was very disappointed because this was a special occasion. I have dined at Chimas for years now and felt pretty let down by today’s over all experience unfortunately.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

There was a problem with our dinner reservation...the general manager, Marco, was exceptional and resolved the problem quickly. His customer service recovery was immediate and perfect. For the duration of the dinner, he continued to check on us and made us feel like VIPs. He demonstrated professionalism and more than accommodated my family and their needs.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

The food is excellent, like always. The service however was very poor. I’ve never been treated in such a manner here. The waiter was rude and sarcastic and seemed like he didn’t want to be there. I probably won’t be back for a while.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

my son enjoyed his first time at Chima. The food was delicious as usual.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Chimas was great, way better than the 'other' wanna-be Brazilian Steakhouse downtown. The food is fresh and served to order, the service was prompt and the drinks were just lovely. Fun for a group of people that like to eat!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

My second time here and still had a great time. The atmosphere was friendly and service was excellent. Wanted to surprise a friend who is always "saving lives". Wanted her to feel as special as she makes others feel and it was accomplished. The food selection was adequate for me; more than enough selections. If you're a carnivore, you'll love this place! So come on out and give CHIMA's a try.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great environment not congested

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was amazing! Food and service was impeccable. Only thing was the table was not ready until 30 minutes after reservation time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Terrible service as usual. Try getting the regular menu during restaurant week and you get lost in the crowd. Managers apologizing, clueless new server. Sad part is same thing happened the last time during restaurant week.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days 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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·Dined 5 days ago

The 1st time I went it was great, this title really felt like they were rushing us and it was hard to get the waiters to come over with food. I had invited ten other family /friends and was looking forward to a nice night out, but we were all a little disappointed. The manager seen we were waiting, but didn't come over to ask about us. I may try again, but maybe not for a while

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Nothing less than amazing everything was great the meat was fresh the salad bar was to die for and the wine topped dinner off thank yourself you chimas

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

I came here on a business dinner and it was fantastic. The staff was polite, the food was great and overall it was a great meal

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Sitting under an air vent in not pleasing to have hot diner. Waiter was awesome. Meats were flavorful but got cold too fast. Sides were good besided the fried chiquita bananas & small serving of creamy mashed potatoes without a spoon for each individual. Not a good experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Good place to eat.
Drinks water down.
Took 18 minutes to receive certain items.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome place, awesome food, awesome salad bar, awesome ppl. We loved it!! Definitely did not disappoint.

Thank you.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Dinner was great as usual. New items were added to the menu and we're very tasty. The wait staff were very attentive. I cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 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 7 days ago

Good food would go again

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful food and service!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 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 7 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 7 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 on January 16, 2018

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

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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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