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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4.6

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Overall great experience

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·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good food, quick service given the format but very expensive especially if you have a modest eater or two in the family

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very nice experience. It was a surprise for my date and he was excited for the experience. The food was excellent. And the service was even better.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was great. The salad bar had everything you expected and more. The service was great. Wait staff attended to you. The food just kept coming. Omg.. The Chocolate Lave Cake was to die for. Rich and creamy. My dinner there was for my Anniversary and my husband couldn't have picked a better place.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

It was a great first experience! The food was amazing and flavorful. I would definitely recommend this place to family and friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

I will definitely recommend this place to anybody who like good food. The ambiance was great & the stall very nice & polite.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Come hungry! I celebrated my son's 30th birthday at Chima. They made him feel special with a cake and extra attention.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

They are always absolutely delicious, from the meat to the sides! And try Gerrie service is the best I've ever had.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was excellent, the atmosphere was very conducive for the occasion. The salad bar was exceptional. The host was very pleasant, and the servers kept the choices of meat coming.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and attentive

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Disabled Access
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Amazing meal as always, salad bar is always fresh.
Restaurant request I made through the app weren’t really followed/reviewed.
I ordered cheesecake for an anniversary dessert and received the wrong one!
No big problem
We will be returning
Wait staff was amazing and attentive !

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very good food and service!!!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I can not say enough about this place!!! The food was amazing! Service was great too. I cannot believe it took me this long to go there. Its my new go to place for my wife & I. We really enjoyed ourselves. I highly recommend going here for a date, party or whatever ya want. I cannot wait to go back!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Not a very good experience. Not sure if they were understaffed or just holding back on service due to CCRW. I did order the premium cuts menu but was only served about 6 of the 17 choices offered. A manager came past to offer sausage after I bought it to the attention of my server (who was very pleasant). I was disappointed in the experience at best.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was great. Staff was very attentive and accommodating

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great salad bar - seafood salad had me coming back for more. Meats (carved tableside) were perfect. Extras on table were a surprise hit - esp. the mashed potatoes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Go somewhere else. Our "server" was more interested in filling water (not ours) and busing tables than actually checking to see if we needed anything. We had to grab one of the other servers because we hadn't seen ours in almost 30 minutes, and even had to get our check from another server. We also had to ask for the meats to be brought to us several times.

In the smaller dining room (off the main dining room), the tables next to us were obnoxiously loud, far surpassing the din of a "fine dining" establishment. The other patrons of the place were rude, pushy and pretentious.

I'd be even more upset if it wasn't Restaurant Week and I would have paid full price for a painfully mediocre hipster-like atmosphere, poor service and a poor selection of meats. The best part of the meal was the glass of wine that I had.

Fogo de Chao on Chestnut or KoP charge the same price and have much better quality of meats and salad bar.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food is great. Service was slow. But overall it was good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Staff was very courteous, but outrageously slow. If you wanted anything beyond two or three of the main choices they push, be prepared for a very long meal. Multiple of the choices never came around. Also, very inconsistent with meat temps... Medium-rare could mean anything from blue to medium-well, but hardly ever meant medium-rare.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was my second occasion to dine at Chima. On each occasion I was part of a large group. I found the service to be very good especially since each time the restaurant was very busy. The food tastes impeccable! Each Gaucho was quite accommodating in serving both portion size and choice based on the individual request. They especially took great care in serving a minor child in our party and treated him very respectfully.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Nice ambiance. Food was tasty. However was not satisfied with the service. The waitress did not come to check on us. We spent a lot of time idle waiting for the things we were requesting. A lot of meats did not make it to our table because two big parties were constantly being served. We went during extended restaurant week but we got the extended special for all the meats. It was not worth the value because we did not get filet mignon but one time along with lamb and salmon only once. When we were asked if there was something we requested. We did not get that meat until about an hour later because it never made it past the other tables. Would go again for the taste but I wish the service matched the quality of the food for us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Overall the service was amazing. My friends enjoyed every minute of it. The food was scrumptious and savory. Our server kim was very polite and funny.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent dining experience! Very nice evening out with friends.

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