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“Bring your appetite”

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
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Ranked #34 of 2,404 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $54
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Buffet, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: On the Light Rail, get off on 3rd and Convention Center, then Chima is 2 blocks away.
Description: Located in beautiful Center City Charlotte on 4th and Tryon, just a few blocks from Belk Theater, Over street Mall and the Bobcats Arena.Chima offers authentic Brazilian cuisine and chic dining experience. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails and the best view of Uptown Charlotte in our elegant upstairs lounge. Private rooms available for up to 150 guests
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Bring your appetite”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

I hosted a dinner for friends and clients at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Charlotte. The service was excellent and the quality and quantity of the food was overwhelming. If you're a meat lover, you might make the mistake of passing on the exceptional salad bar in the hope of saving room for more of the delicious and perfectly prepared meats, chicken and fish. My recommendation - try a little of everything including the salad bar!

The restaurant is decorated with warm, dark colors and the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed. We had a round table for 8 and there was plenty of room - no one felt squeezed and there was ample space between tables and parties. We could easily enjoy dinner conversations without the need to raise our voices.

Of course, the main attraction is the unlimited meats, chicken and fish. Again, my suggestion is to try a small sample of everything you think you might enjoy and then get focused on what you enjoyed the most. For me, I thought the top sirloin and lamb chops were truly exceptional - but everything was delicious. The salmon, for example, was wonderful so a non-meat lover will enjoy the food just as much. The carvers were always very attentive and pleased to continue to offer more until we all had reached our limit.

Plan on spending about $60 per person (including a drink or glass of wine - but excluding tip). We lingered over 2 hours and never felt hurried or rushed.

  • Visited June 2013
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Tampa, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lamb chops !!!!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

What a pleasant surprise. Bring your appetites and get ready for the ride. Wait staff greets you and explains how service works. The salad bar is crazy huge and exciting. Endive with bleu cheese and walnuts was a fav. A must see to believe. Oh the carnivore in me was ready set bring it on and that they did. Prime rib sliced to your preferred temp. Rib eye, homemade sausage, chicken, leg of lamb, salmon. The best of all, baby lamb chops with a mint rub on them. The best flavor of all. Ok people, this place is a chain but, to die for. The wine list was great. Nice pairings. I can't rave enough about the staff. Wonderful!!! Kudos gang. I could go on and on but, I'm to full. Time for a long walk.

  • Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic Picanha & Caipirinhas”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

LOVE this restaurant! The service is consistently excellent and we always have a fantastic meal. The Picanha (special top sirloin) and Pao de Queijo (cheese bread) were out of this world - might have been the best I've ever had. They also make an excellent Caipirinha! TIP: Don't eat much at the buffet, save room to sample the excellent meat selection, particularly the picanha and chicken wrapped in bacon. ENJOY!

Visited May 2013
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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

If you have never visited a Brazilian Steakhouse, then this is a must try. the service is impeccable, the meats are perfectly roasted and the salad bar boasts impressive sides from the Gorganzola Mousse to the Beef Carpaccio. You wont be disappointed. A bit pricey as you will easily spend $200 (for 2 people) if you plan to have wine and dessert. I highly recommend trying at least once!

  • Visited March 2013
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Cherryville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Great Experience”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

The salad bar (more of an appetizer bar) had many unique selections, but what you need to do is save room for all the meat. We sampled nearly everything they had to offer and it was all delicious. Also, the staff is very attentive; unparalleled service. This place is a dining experience unlike any other.

  • Visited June 2013
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