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:
Complimentary Valet until December 31, 2017 when you dine with us.

Must validate ticket at the restaurant.

Bar guests - pay $7 after validating ticket.



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

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

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (83)
Special Occasion (83)
Good for Birthdays (63)
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Good for Anniversaries (63)
Good for Groups (55)
Romantic (43)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Fun (38)
Worth the Drive (36)
Casual (32)
Authentic (31)
Business Meals (31)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Great for Lunch (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Tasting Menu (18)
Cozy (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Happy Hour (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Healthy (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Scenic View (9)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
People Watching (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Waterfront (2)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Always an amazing time! The pineapple with the cinnamon WAS AMAZING!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was superb and the service was outstanding. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and extremely help. My complements to everyone!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Went with group of 8 following Army-Navy game. 7 in my group enjoyed the food. I did not. In all fairness, I said nothing. Meat drippings were sloppy upon cutting-all seated were not given choice; the taste was like Gramdma’s roast beef. I expected the filet mignon to be heaven. It was nowhere near. I hardly ate. I asked if the gauchos could sing Happy Birthday to celebrate 3 birthdays in my group. Was told they used to do that, but no longer did. We witnessed two Guests, not in our party, take a hard fall in the lobby due to a slippery surface when wet. It was a snowy day. No mats were put down. We were near the front entrance. A very dismal experience with a $650+ bill (we paid for 6 of our party of 8). We have fined at this restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, FL and it was magnificent and worth every cent. This is not even a close cousin. Avoid, in my opinion.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great meal on a busy night. Good selections and salad bar items were always restocked right away.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I was really thrilled to go here for our anniversary dinner. I have been to other Brazilian steakhouses, but Chima stand above the rest in quality, choice of meats, and service. The atmosphere was beautiful and everyone treated us very well. There were two holiday parties going on, but they were in their own rooms so it was not descriptive to our dining experience. My only complaint is not the fault of any of the staff, but there was a toddler at the table next to us who was screaming practically the whole time. Generally restaurants of this caliber do not provide high chairs which send a clear message that the restaurant is not really kid friendly. I was disappointed that she my does provide high chairs which encourages parents with screaming toddlers to attend. By no means do I just like children, I have five myself. I just would never bring them to a restaurant like this. Had the family with child been seated around the time that we got there, we would have asked to have our seats moved, but we were already 30 minutes or so into our meal and I thought it would be awful of us to ask the staff to move us.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Authentic, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

It was the perfect atmosphere for a romantic night out in the city. However, the food was surprisingly disappointing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

AMAZING very romantic and I lOvE misT husband enjoyed every minutes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Excellent as always. Grilling true to the Gaucho style with quality varied options from the salad bar.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This place is a great place to go for dinner and special occasion

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The General Manager was excellent and very welcoming. Extremely accommodating and even managed to get a hold of some stuffing for us when it had just run out. My family and I truly appreciate this curtesy. Highly recommend. Excellent service, great food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving meal plus regular rodizio style food. They had run out of side dish of stuffing. Way too many cold side dishes of an 8 to 1 ratio cold vs hot sides. Would not recommend. Sat on the opposite of the partition separating people in bar. Could hear everyone in bars conversations . Not good

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My family attends annually for our holiday meal at either Thanksgiving or Christmas and we love it. This year a few items were new - vegetable skewers and grilled pineapple. We really loved the pineapple, almost like a dessert! My son's girlfriend is vegetarian but will eat fish and the vegetable skewers and pineapple were a great addition to give her more options.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I did a quick Google search for great restsurants serving on Thanksgiving, and wow am I glad we chose Chima! Not only did they provide amazing Thanksgiving favorites, the Brazilian style meats kept coming. The salad bar had something for everyone and the meal was amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Please do not good on a major holiday as a couple! We’ve got stuck in the back of the restaurant, our service we only seen 3x’s.
When making your reservation please ask for seating in the main dining room.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The worst waiter ever. He never came around for drinks or how our dinner was. A lovely lady did ask how we were and another waiter noticed our frustration and refilled our water and drinks.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was a great choice to spend Thanksgiving dinner with my family. The food was good the wait staff was always there with more meat and breads. I plan to return very soon. Great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food and service were very good prices were fair at best drinks were outrageously High

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Hadn't been here in a while, wasn't great the past few times. But gave it a chance again and glad we did. Food and service was excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A wonderful Thanksgiving supper and all of the usual, fantastic selections. With high quality food and preparation, and the superb staff, it makes for a perfect dining experience regardless of time of day.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went for my meat-loving sixteen year old grandson's birthday dinner with his mother. It looked like all of the black folks were seated in the same area. There were three babies crying at the table behind us throughout.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Went for a birthday.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Overall great experience

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food was excellent at Chima. There was a huge assortment of choices at the salad bar. Everything was phenomenal.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Birthday dinner - Great food, service and ambiance. Would recommend to a friend.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Upon entering our party was happily greeted by the hostess, and brought to our table which was a great location. The server explained how it all worked for the newbies, and the food was outstanding. We could all talk and the noise level was not too loud. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have never been to a Brazilian steakhouse type restaurant so we weren't sure what to expect. Chima is in center city Philadelphia and although they tell you the dress code is business casual, there were many in there in jeans and sweatshirts. Upon entering, the bar area was packed. We did have reservations, although once we entered the dining area it was apparent we didn't necessarily need them. (Better safe than sorry though) We were seated in the middle of the room and explained the procedure. The salad bar would be the first course. It was filled with anything and everything you could imagine placing on a salad. Once salads were complete they started with the meat. It was fun tasting all the different pieces they had and the portions they give I originally thought were small, but with all there is to taste I knew why. No worries, you could ask for more of any of them at any time. The meats were done to perfection whether rare or well done. Dessert was amazing...choices ordered off a menu. We did not drink any alcohol, only water and soda. Waitstaff seemed somewhat non existent once the meat had stopped flowing to our table. It to a while to see a dessert menu and then to get the bill. We definitely were quite surprised though when the bill came ...for four of us (including an 18% tip) we had a bill that was $348...$87 per person I feel is quite high for an evening out that isn't a special occasion. There are no prices online and our bad for not calling ahead and asking what the cost would be per person.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

One of the best salad bars followed by 16 types of grilled meat. What can one asks for more? The services was impeccable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The service was amazing! And I love that they have free parking. The food was delicious and nice and hot.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

This place never disappoints! Always delicious,mouth watering options and a great, attentive group of staff members.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Cozy, Tapas, Romantic, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything about this place is awesome food service great. It was a great date night for us. Can't wait go return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The noise level was so loud we had trouble talking at our table and behind no able to hear each other

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went for a birthday. The food and service was excellent. There was a continuous rotation of meats and an unending supply of sides. The waiter was attentive but not annoying. He also brought over a huge slice of cake to us which was absolutely delicious. This is definitely a 5 ⭐️ Restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was excellent and the food was delicious! The restaurant has a modern, chic vibe, which I liked. Chima has more variety in the salad bar and rodizio, which included vegetables unlike other Brazilian Churrascarias in the city. We had complimentary valet as well. Such a great experience and Birthday celebration! Thanks, Chima!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My sons 25th birthday

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Been here several times. Service is always consistently good. Food never disappoints. Would like to see some changes every now and then at the buffet bar.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

First experience there. Food was well prepared. The varieties of meat impressive and very good flavor. Waiters delivered the food almost too fast (turn the chip over). The grilled pineapple was a good touch and delicious. Black beans and rice were very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I love that place. Excellent service. And the food gorgeous.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

First time at Chima. It was excellent. Food was very tasty. Great decor and atmosphere. Staff was very friendly and service was good. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were looking for steak in Philly and were able to get a reservation here through Open Table. We were very pleased from start to finish, arriving early we found a nice bar/waiting area. We were called right on time and sat at our table. The wait staff was impeccable, three waiters constantly checking on us. The salad bar could have been a meal itself, over 30 different choices. The selection of meat that the gauchos brought offered many varieties, all very tasty and in abundance. We were able to find a delicious Malbec that didn't break a wallet. A great experience, will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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