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Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

4.8
2099 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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Known for outstanding service, the authentic “churrascaria” offers more than 12 flavorful cuts of meat including lamb, pork, chicken and beef on skewers carved table side by gauchos. In addition to several cuts of meat, the continuous service includes a trip to the fresh and bountiful salad bar followed by a basket of traditional, mouthwatering pao de queijo (cheese bread). Fried plantains, buttery garlic mashed potatoes and fried polenta are served family style. An excellent, extensive wine list and authentic Brazilian cocktails complement the unlimited fare.

At our restaurant we are proud to bring you all the tradition behind the unique and original Brazilian way of serving meat. Food doesn’t stop arriving until you’ve had enough. Whether it’s a cocktail reception, class reunion, corporate picnic, magnificent wedding reception, or any occasion we can create a great event fueled by our passion for perfection.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Brazilian Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday 5:00pm -10:00pm Dinner, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
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(630) 324-6002
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What 2099 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.8
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4.6
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Nothing short of amazing! We have been here three times over the last few years, and this place never disappoints. The service is outstanding! And that is just the beginning. The food is really out of this world, And is the best steakhouse we have ever been to. The food is hot off the spirit and cut right at the table, making it delicious. There are 12 or 13 styles of meat to try during your meal. In addition to that, there is an extensive salad bar with a bunch of delicious items to choose from. At your table you're also serve mashed potatoes some rolls and some fried bananas, which my kids could not get enough hours!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

I attended with 4 friends from the gym and cannot say enough positive things about this resteraunt. The service was impeccable. Our side dishes never went more than a minute without being refilled (in almost all cases new sides were delivered before existing were gone). Our water and my iced tea were never empty. The meat servers were extremely friendly and cordial. The food? My goodness. Steakhouse quality beef, exceptionally seasoned, melt-in-your-mouth cuts, all super tender at a reasonable price give it's unlimited amounts! The salad bar is also phenomenal, although I must admit I don't go to a Brazilian Steakhouse to partake in greens. That said it is amazing!! While strips of candied bacon for your salad, large olives and everything is fresh. My only regret? I am told their desserts are equally as amazing but none of us had room even to split one. One of these days I'm going to give them a try. I highly recommend this restaurant. This is my fourth visit now, I first using an Open Table reservation, and I have never been disappointed. One of my favorite all-time restaurants.

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vipfinmac94 (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Service was spectacular and staff was great with my kids. Often times, other places focus on attending to the adults only. They helped my 10 year old remove and hang his coat. Then helped put it back on. Salad bar was spectacular and very fresh. Meat was cooked to.each of our desire temperatures. Definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Chama Gaucha was this single greatest eating experience of my life. This was actually my second visit. I came with some business colleagues while we were working in Chicago. One is a food connoisseur and recommended it , so we skipped lunch that day and went to Chama Gaucha. The salad bar is amazing with a selection of delicious vegetables, cheeses, and a few meats. The star of the show is the Brazilian cuts of meat that they bring to your table when you flip your card green. The filet mignon is incredible, as is the filet mignon e frango (bacon wrapped filet of beef or chicken) and the fraldinha . The only meat that I did not enjoy was the beef rib, which was not to my liking. Fortunately you get to try everything, and there are plenty of choices that were exquisite.

The service was excellent, except for one thing... when we were ready to go it seemed impossible to get the waiter to bring our check. They cleaned our table and we still sat there until we specifically requested the check. I ranked the service 4 star only because of this (it happened on both visits). Regardless, I will definitely be back.

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Jmc26 (Chicago)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

Overpriced. Meat quality could’ve been better for what they charge per person. Not much meat to choose from. Salad bar could’ve been better. Cheese bread was Delicious. Mashed potatoes tasted like they came from the box.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great place great food great services you guys make my day beautiful I always enjoy the food here thanks so much for everything you guys do

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Momof2 (Chicago)
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

LOve going there but they need to organize their reservations and walk ins. I made this reservation days earlier and even place a note saying is two adults and two high chairs. We check in 5:50 resv was at 6pm. Of course we waited. 6:15 nothing while others even recent people that walk in get taken care off, people with children and bigger crowds. They said they are finding high chairs. Like really?! You should have already had it set at least 5min prior to reservations. That’s the only reason I’m giving it an eh stars.

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Dly33 (Chicago)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I had been here on a weeknight previously and most recently were there on a Saturday night with another couple who had never been to a Brazilian steakhouse before. The food was amazing at both visits. I would definitely return and take guests there. The difference we noted was the ambiance. The noise level was much louder on a Saturday night, which made it somewhat difficult to hear what the wait staff was saying. While we didn't have the same experience at each visit and prefer the quieter weeknight, the food was consistently great and we'll be back!

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Ayakana (Chicago)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

The food was great and the atmosphere was lovely, however our service was off. We were hurried through our dinner, our waiter not even letting us sit down before taking our drink order. Our dinner was the rush that you expect, however when it came to dessert and the check we were again rushed, not allowing any time to enjoy the dessert and coffee, the waiter standing in front of us the entire time to pay our bill, even though we had just received our dessert. He had split the checks in a very odd way, assuming the two Chinese people at our table were together (they were not). I was paying for mine and my husband's meal in cash, and he took the tip away before I had finished counting to know I had put the right amount down. I understand a busy night, but it made the meal uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Impressed with service. Very homey feeling. Staff catered to my every needs. The salad bar is clean fresh and has lots of options of great cuisine. The meat cuts are amazing. Definelty try the house Sirloin and lamb chops.

Definitely coming back here again

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Brazilian Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday 5:00pm -10:00pm Dinner, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
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Cross street
Butterfield
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(630) 324-6002
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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