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:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(215) 531-5820

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

Parking Details:
$18 Valet parking

$7 self parking at the Kennedy House Garage. Must validate ticket at Chima.

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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrating Thanksgiving at Chima - Let us do the cooking for you.
Special hours of operation : 12 to 9 PM
Full rodizio menu plus Thanksgiving favorites.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for lunch or dinner on Christmas Eve.
Open from 12 PM to 8 PM
Full rodizio dinner (over 15 cuts of meat - gourmet salad bar - side dishes). $56.90 per person.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Join us for lunch or dinner this Christmas. Let us do the cooking for you!
Special hours of operation: 12 to 9 PM

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Share a one of a kind experience with friends & family this New Year's Eve at Chima

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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (85)
Special Occasion (77)
Good for Birthdays (59)
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Good for Anniversaries (59)
Good for Groups (48)
Romantic (42)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Fun (36)
Worth the Drive (34)
Business Meals (32)
Casual (31)
Authentic (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Great for Lunch (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Tasting Menu (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Cozy (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Happy Hour (12)
Kid-friendly (10)
Healthy (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Scenic View (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 12, 2012

I did not find the meat tender and it was overseasoned, especially the lamb.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 12, 2012

A bit too much meat for us to make it a regular eating place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 12, 2012

From the moment we drove up we were treated as special . This was an excellent dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 11, 2012

For my first time with friends; it was fantastic. The ambiance was awesome and the crew bringing out the different meats were very friendly. My hosts were fantastic. All the food was glorious to the palets of us all. We will return again. I have told many of the various selections that you offer. Desert was to die for. The atmosphere was fantastic. Thanks for your service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 11, 2012

Go Starving!!! The food is fabulous..something for everyone.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 10, 2012

Everything was enjoyable except the price. I went there last year and I believe the price was $43. This year it was $50. I was not prepared for a $7 increase in a year's time. I would love to expose other friends to this restaurant, but I have to prepare financially for it. We traveled an hour to get there, plus parking.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2012

Great place, fun, the food is great and the service is the best

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2012

Fantastic food, love the salad bar and the absolute best top sirlion I ever ate.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2012

Me and My family love coming here when we all get together

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Shreveport)·Dined on April 7, 2012

enjoyed the food and it was a great choice to celebrate a birthday

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2012

We had my son's 21st birthday dinner. Everything was excellant. Service was great. The wait staff could not have been any better. Food...OH WHAT THE FOOD!!!! If anyone leaves hungary it is their own fault. Salad bar was very good and the meat very good. Sides that are brought to the table that are standard fare are ok.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2012

Food and service were both exellent and would highly recommend to anyone who is particularly fond of the wide variety of meats that are served rodizio style.
Thiugh there was a large selection od sauces for the meats I was a little disappointed in the taste of many as they lacked authenticity. The Chima Sauce was fantastic and by far the best and the Hot sauce was also quite good. We were so full we could not have dessert...make sure you go in with an appetite, you won't regret it!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2012

Everything we hoped it would be, and more. Food was great, i mean really great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2012

This was not our first time at Chima, and we have found it to be a consistent and fun place to dine (when you're in the mood for lots of food and an energetic atmosphere). It's great that they offer seafood, in addition to the large variety of meats, and the salad bar is excellent. We just wonder how much salt is used in all of the food preparation since, after we left, we felt the need to drink water for the next 24 hours! Nonetheless, we had another good experience at Chima and appreciate what seems to be their emphasis on providing great service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 30, 2012

The food as always great, however our party of 6 was having trouble getting our waiter(s) this time, also when we did get are waiter and make a request, it was hit or miss if he remembered. I love Chima, but may need to take a break for a while, or give Fogo another chance.

Thanks

Marc Mancinelli
302 530 2142

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 30, 2012

Really enjoyed my time there. Friendly, beautiful place to dine in. The price is worth the service. Great food. Great place to visit. Will go back for sure...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 30, 2012

Our waiter (Sam) was outstanding. Much better service this time. The last business meeting I had there the waiter was never around.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 29, 2012

Love it! Great food, great service, a wonderful place to have a nice night out with out being pretensious.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 28, 2012

Quality of food varied greatly from one dish to another.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 27, 2012

Great night out! Hands down wins between the other Brazilian steakhouses in Pa.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 24, 2012

WE had a great time and we are now getting our group of friends together and coming back... Food was the BEST!!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 23, 2012

Amazing, this is my 4th time there and everytime I come it's gets better and better.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 23, 2012

Good food, GREAT SERVICE, good wine list. For your reference, 4 people- food, wine & tip= $550. 3 hours total dining.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 23, 2012

We had an amazing time. Really unique experience! Great service!!

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on March 21, 2012

Only one choice in this typical whirling-dervish South American steakhouse with staffers interrupting every four seconds to slice off bites of various proteins. Very good salad bar, but an overall poor value, compared to more formal, menu-offering steakhouses in the area. Personally, I would have rather relaxed in to a simple filet elsewhere, and not been bothered with all the fuss offered here.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2012

The experience was 100% better than the last visit to Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. They have redeemed and restored my faith in them. I have already recommended Chima's along with our fantastic servicer Jordan to 4 of my foodie couples.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2012

Excellent service. Nice atmosphere. Pleanty of good food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 17, 2012

This was me and my Boyfriends 2nd time here and we still love it. The only thing I wish is that we could have had the same waiter we had the first time we came he was very polite and friendly and made us feel like we were dining with family. Our waitress this time was very stand offish. She didn't really help you enjoy the moment. But other than that everyone else was very kind and polite. I would recommend this to anyone.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 17, 2012

Chima is one of my favorite locations to eat in Center City, not just due to it's decor and fantastic service, or because it's a block away from my home (though that's a huge plus), but because of the delicious food.

This time, however, I was bringing my "significant other", fairly serious, to the first truly "nice" restaurant (she's far less the type to go somewhere with a dress code than I am), and... she absolutely loved it. Chima is really fantastic. Unless you don't eat meat, there's something here for everyone, truly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 17, 2012

Truly a dining experience for those that enjoy the protein part of the meal. We went for a romantic night out and this hit the mark! The Flank Steak stole the show this night. The lamb was also a hit. The appetizers were outstanding and the salad bar was full of unique treats that finished the meal well. The creamy vegetable soup was a great addition. The service was outstanding and very attentive.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 16, 2012

Food was excellent! Service was also. Definitely will be back again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 16, 2012

Chima took us from Fogo, all it took was one visit during restaurant week and we were hooked. See you soon!!

~Marc Mancinelli

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 16, 2012

We went to celebrate my husbands birthday and my daughters graduation. Food and service were both amazing. Food was great and also Gluten free needs were met . Very impressed restaurant followed up with birthday celebration since last two did not.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 15, 2012

Food was not very good. Fish was awful. Most of meats were dry. Not all. Some weren't bad. Not worth the money. Sorry, have to be honest.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 15, 2012

Be careful. I got sucked into a monthly eating event with people from work at Chima. 5 months and 14lbs later, I had to leave the group for fear of becoming obese.

Chima is fantastic. The selections/cuts of meat are cooked and spiced perfectly. The wave after wave of food is almost dizzying. Good Sangria/mixed drinks, the brazilian beer is meh.

People seem to fall into 2 categories when coming here. Carnivores/Omnivores.
The Carnivores are easy to spot. They never get up from the table, and the serving platters leave empty once they pass by. Carns are here for meat, and they are gonna get as much steak/chicken/lamb as they can. Omnivores are the ones who have to eat whatever else is left and the mega-salad bar. Chima is aw

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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 14, 2012

The food was absolutely fantastic. I went with a group of 4 co-workers and we had a wonderful, memorable experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 14, 2012

China was by far the best restaurant we have been to. From the service to good, everything was top of the line. The staff made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant. We will definitely be going back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2012

I took my mom and my 8 year old daughter to Chima for my moms birthday. A friend of mine has recently went and told me how much of a great time she had. So I decided to take my mom so that she could try something different. We had a 7pm reservation and we were seating right on time. We had a wonderful waiter and it also surprised me that not only our waiter made sure we were okay but other waiters made sure everything was fine. The choice in meats were excellent. My daughter really enjoyed being able to choose which meats she wanted. My mom couldn't stop talking about it. We really enjoyed everything about it. It was pricey but I think for the experience, it was well worth it. I will definitely be going back again. Thank you

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2012

Chima falls far short of expectations set by its competitors, while being in the same price range. This applies to every aspect of the experience:
- patron dress code (business causal according to the website, less than casual in reality)
- poor reservation coordination (we had to wait 20 min for a table for an 8:30 reservation)
- the food wasn't all that great: every bacon-wrapped dish fell flat because of restaurant used very poorly cured bacon
- three of my top wine choices (overpriced as they were) were sold out

As if that weren't enough, preponderance of large parties with small children and insufficient waitstaff made us feel like we were at the Old Country Buffet.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 10, 2012

Everything was exceptional. I contacted them through open table to have a small cake for our anniversary and they surely delivered it with no problem. The reviews from Open table was spot on. Would highly recommend if you are a meat lover, and the salad bar was pretty good too with a large variety of everything not just salad.

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