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diggitydawgs

01/30/2012

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Overall
WOW, WOW, WOW

Best food in Charlotte, hands down. The service is impeccable and the host staff is always friendly and professional, although a bit detached. If I were ever on death row, this would be my last meal.

kimbob123

05/12/2011

Overall
I would say this is an overpri...

I would say this is an overpriced Ryan's Steakhouse. Like any bargain bin steakhouse, the only thing that was good was the ROLLS! We waited past our resevation time (the buzzer was broke). The meats were disappointing, chewy and over seasoned. For the money that we spent, almost any other place would have been better.

vsky

04/09/2011

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Overall
Best meat in Charlotte

You will never want to go anywhere else because this place has the BEST meat you have ever eaten in your life. If you don't like meat, the salad bar is great too, far from ordinary. Charming, Brazilian goucha's circling the place, serving hot fresh meats of every variety, at your beck in call! The servers are great, but some seem very nervous and you can tell they are highly micromanaged. The hostesses, well, this may be the only downfall. Some of the girls seem a little air headed. They also should cover up a little more, some looked like they were going to a disco club strait from work. Cloths were extremely revealing, and did not look professional. BUT the food and service outways any cons by far! I love to cook, but I can say that this is one place worth leaving home for, and although pricey, it is well worth the price!

nccajun

03/27/2011

Overall
not worth the price

I have eaten here 3 times; twice with work and once on Valentines.



While the atmosphere is great and the wait staff fantastic the food leaves something to be desired. The salad bar is one of the best I've ever seen and anyone could make a full meal from it but the meat (that’s why we came) is always a little salty and the last time I went there for a Valentines dinner the meat was over cooked especially the beef and the lamb had so much Rosemary on it I could hardly get it down. It was certainly a disappointing meal for the price. I actually have had better at the local Longhorns Steaks for less than a third of the price. If you want to drop bucks to impress someone on a first date you can certainly do it here; But if you want to have a quality high end meal I’d suggest Ruth Chris or some of the other high end restaurants before Chima.

mochajam21

02/19/2010

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OMG!!! The Lambchops are to DIE for!!!

This place is amazing! This was my 2nd visit to a Brazilian steakhouse and I was not let down. We went for Valentine's Day and everything was delicious. The meats were cooked to perfection and the salad bar was so much more than salad. This was my 1st time trying lambchops or leg of lamb and they were my absolute FAVORITE!!! It's downtown and parking can sometimes be an issue, but not at this place. They offer complimentary velet parking after 6:00 PM right outside the front door. Ther service and the atmosphere were romantic and also a good spot for group dining. I wouldn't recommend bring children under 12 though. The price is a little steep, but for a place like this that you only come once in a while, it's well worth it.

thebottlelife

02/18/2010

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You had better be ready to eat a lot of food

Went here quite a while ago, and it was my first experience in a Brazilian Steakhouse. Upon sitting down you are greeted by a server for drink orders and are advised to make your way to the salad/cheese/light appetizer bar to get appetite moving. Here there are shrimp, salads, cheeses, fruits and vegetables. Being that I came here for the meat selection, I went very light on that portion of the meal.

Shortly after you receive little tokens where you are told that if it's one side up the servers bring sticks of meat out to your table until you turn it ""off"" per se. They had a huge selection of meats; chicken, ribs, beef, lamb all done multiple ways. Each of these meats were cooked perfectly had no issues with the seasonings. They cut you pieces depending on how you like your meat i.e. the closer to the inside of the stick, it's going to be more rare, etc., which is nice for people who are particular about their meat temperature.

Like previous reviews have said, it's best to go with a group or to have a casual ""get nothing accomplished by stuffing your face"" dinner. I guess in a place like this, you shouldn't be doing much talking anyways!

tracip960061833

01/24/2010

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Not just dinner, an experience

Had dinner here with a group of 6. We sat upstairs. It was so loud, we practically had to yell at each other. I wouldn't pick this for date night at all. But the food was fantastic. Every meat came out steaming hot (ask for a table close to the kitchen so you get the meat fresh). The salad bar is always top notch. My favs were the artichoke salad and the asparagus. Only complaint was that some of the meat was very salty. Specifically when they cut us a piece from the outside. They must really season the outside before the cook it. In the future, i may ask for a center cut - specifically the ribs and the filet were almost too salty to eat. The service was fantastic. There was always someone at our table. In fact, my mom had to turn her chip over becuase she was ""overwhelmed""! It's a place to impress someone who's never been to a Brazillian steakhouse. Not just a dinner, but an experience!

Logan Moseley

10/21/2009

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Overall
Vaction to Brazil without leaving Charlotte

Rodizio style churrascaria is the most unique dining experience you've ever had! Fantastic service, wonderful food, amazing wines. And you cannot leave until you have tried the caipirinha, a Brazilian cocktail that is amazing! Even aside from the 16 meats that are served table-side to your temperature preference, there is a buffet bar with upwards of 40 different items. Something I love about the restaurant is that it is perfect for a romantic dinner for two or it can be fun for a night out with a group.

I eat here multiple times monthly. A definite must try.

jDN

10/20/2009

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Overall
Fun

Don't plan on a romantic night out, but this is a great place for a group to enjoy dinner. Service was wonderful and the food is plentiful.

Details

Phone: (704) 601-4141

Address: 139 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Website: http://www.chimasteakhouse.com

More Info

General Info
Chima Steakhouse named after chimarrao, a traditional drink of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, that symbolizes hospitality and friendship-certainly lives up to its name. Legend has it, in South Brazil traditional gauchos (cowboys) would consume a diet that consisted almost entirely of beef. The meat was seasoned, placed on skewers, and slow cooked over a wood burning flame. Historically, gauchos were known for their generosity and hospitality.
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Phone: (980) 225-5000

Services/Products
Dinning
Payment method
all major credit cards, debit, travelers checks, master card
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhoods
Uptown, Second Ward, Third Ward
Associations
Wine Expectator, OpenTable (great ratings)
Categories
Other Information

Parking: Valet

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: South American, Brazilian, Latin American, Steakhouse

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

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