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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

1901 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1502 (City Center West)
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Ranked #173 of 3,724 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $150
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: 20th and JFK
Transit: Septa bustop #33 and #38 at entrance of restaurant.
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81% Recommend
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

jsut went to this resturant to celebrate my son's birthday after reading so mnay nice reviews imy expectatons were high and it did not disappointed me it was nice, great service but too much meat and incredible expensive... we were charged 14 dollars for a botel water... I try not to eat a lot of meat so it was a... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We came here for dinner with a group of people and had a blast! The waitress and staff couldn't have been nicer and more attentive. The meats were excellent. We paced ourselves as the waitress suggested and even had dessert, which was also amazing. Can't wait to come back.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

CAUSHION, this is an all you can eat place. And that includes salad as well as all the meat you can possibly consume. Excellent wine list, and then to the salad bar, more than what you are used to exploring but the reason one goes here is what is brought to you at your table. You have this placard which... More

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was the best salad bar ever! I know the 16 different grilled meats swirling around in the capable hands of the gaucho servers is the focus, but omg! The gorgonzola mouse & corn mouse (w sep items), were a highlight, just not something you find often. All of the veggie dishes, especially the shaved zucchini & squash with lemon... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I have been going to Chima for several years. I like the more laid back atmosphere compared to the other Brazilian Steakhouse in town. This last time, my wife and I went with two other couple friends of ours. Our reservations were right on time even though the restaurant was crazy busy. Our server was right there when we needed... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Just back from our first visit to Chimas-Philadelphia. Was reluctant at first because we usually go to Fogo de Chao. But since it was a special dinner (as our friends are relocating to Germany in a few days), we decided to try some place "new." We were not disappointed. There was an understated elegance to it. Our wait staff (Lovely... More

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Jordan, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My boys LOVE this place. It was an experience for them, and one they want to repeat every time we are in Philly. I would say it's a little pricey but knowing my boys eat more than enough, it is well worth the final bill. The food is amazing, the wait staff is great and the gauchos are awesome! LOVE... More

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Delanco, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I've been to this restaurant in a few occasions and have even recommended it to friends. Well my husband and I made reservations and I'm not sure why after waiting 45 minutes, what was the point? People that came in after us were seated first. My husband had already notified then it was my 45 birthday. We waited and waited... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This carnivore haven is close to the Philly Convention Center and its GM, Omar Arrieta, and his staff are eager to fulfill your expectations. Wonderful ambiance and the sides are excellent and there is plenty of variety. The "guachos" will continue to serve you until you beg for "no mas". Take a break from the chain prime steakhouses. The chains... More

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

There was nothing that I disliked about this place. I am so glad I got to experience it. Amazing is seriously the only word that comes to my mind.

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