About Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Fort Lauderdale
Located on the trendy Las Olas Boulevard just minutes from the beach, Chima offers a serene dining experience with a touch of exclusivity. The Fort Lauderdale location provides a chic dining experience from the minute you step foot into the captivating courtyard. The outside bar and courtyard provide an escape from the traditional happy-hour scene with our exceptional drink specials.
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (last seating)
Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm (last seating)
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm (last seating)
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm (last seating)
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music on Fridays and Saturdays.
$5 per car
Private Party Facilities:
Chima has a beautiful private room equipped with A/V. The room holds about 80 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Nicole Jacques: 954 8677720x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Fort Lauderdale Ratings and Reviews
Food is awesome with awesome service I w ...
Food is awesome with awesome service I was approach multiple times asking if I needed anything or wanted to try anything in particular. Now I must say when I arrived during opening hours I was approach by a vale driver without a uniform on eventually when I left he had it on. I did notice one of the vale drivers speed off in a customer vehicle. I decided to park my vehicle at a near by meter. Also since they were just opening as I enter I could smell filthy water coming out the kitchen. But I didn't let that decide whether the food was good or not. Overall food and server was awesome.
Sorry to say but the food was not good. ...
Sorry to say but the food was not good. The salad bar was fine but the meats were subpar. Texas de Brazil was much much better. The meats were flavorless . The choices were slow to come. And the Salmon and the swordfish ruined the entire meal. After taking one bite of the swordfish, I could not take another bite of anything. I had heard such great things about this restaurant we were terribly disappointed.
We've been here several times & usually ...
We've been here several times & usually have a good overall experience. This visit was to celebrate our sons 6th Birthday & he chose Chima. Our Server came by the table one time to greet us & we literally never saw him again. We were sat way in the back corner which was fine but because we were so far back the "meat service" was by far the worst it's ever been. We really over paid for our dinner as we ended up going to the buffet twice because the meat just wasn't coming around often & our lil guys were so hungry... In the future we may consider another restaurant. Maybe it was an off night but we did not have a good experience at all.
Salad bar was fine. Staff wasn't bad. Ha ...
Salad bar was fine. Staff wasn't bad. Had to ask for steak, which was quite salty. Restaurant could use a freshen up.
As always Chima is the best steakhouse t ...
As always Chima is the best steakhouse to host parties whenever family or friends are visiting me in Florida. Excellent food and service! Chima rocks and makes it happen!
I would go back just for the salad bar. ...
I would go back just for the salad bar. It was amazing
It was our first visit to Chima in Fort ...
It was our first visit to Chima in Fort Lauderdale. We had never been to a Brazilian steakhouse. It is located on Las Olas Blvd in a nice, quiet section of the city. We liked Chima...it has a very nice contemporary ambiance, a unique serving style, and the food was delicious. Our primary waiter was Geo and he was excellent in every regard...he was very friendly, knowledgeable about the wine offerings and food, and he checked in with us often. The salad bar is the best I've ever had. There are servers who are roving gauchos dressed in silky shirts and tall leather boots that walk all around and offer you all the different beef, pork and seafood meats that they have on long skewers. They serve you just the amount you want from the skewer. I loved all the beef offerings and especially the beef ribs. I didn't go for the pork but did have a few of the jumbo shrimp. It's a meat eaters paradise, moderately expensive, but worth it.
3 of us went on fathers day and I must s ...
3 of us went on fathers day and I must say, we enjoyed everything except the pork.. I will definitely be back and I will recommend you all of my friends
Never disappoints! Love the cheese bread ...
Never disappoints! Love the cheese bread and turkey spread too!
My daughter has an severe allergy, and t ...
My daughter has an severe allergy, and the amount of attention paid by the Executive Chef was above and beyond- the caring of the wait staff was also exemplary which matched the food and entire experience!
Some of meat servers were not friendly ...
Some of meat servers were not friendly..also it would be very nice to have more of selection at the salad bar.....
We have eaten at Chima on a number of oc ...
We have eaten at Chima on a number of occasions but on this visit the wait staff we had where awesome. They were attentive in everyday possible. Geo was our main waiter he recommend a bottle of wine that complimented all that we ate. It was a very very enjoyable, lovely evening. On our next visit we will definitely be requesting to sit in Geo section. The wait staff and there service can make or break your experience, on this occasion they made it. Thank you very much.
Wonderful, wonderful time. My guest and ...
Wonderful, wonderful time. My guest and I thoroughly enjoyed my diner!
Chima's is a wonderful restaurant, the e ...
Chima's is a wonderful restaurant, the entrance is beautiful with water and fire and they have a nice outdoor area. Inside the lighting is nice and it is not too noisy. It is the ideal restaurant for people that enjoy meat and my daughter and her girlfriend requested to dine there during their recent visit. As I don't eat red meat I was able to have the salad bar (which is a meal on it's own) as well as salmon and swordfish. Everything was wonderful and we had a great time from start to finish.
Our son unexpectedly flew in from Califo ...
Our son unexpectedly flew in from California Saturday morning. His birthday was June 8th, mine is next week on June 21st. I wanted to bring him to Chima as I had only been there once before but the experience was fantastic and I loved it. Needless to say, he has never been to Chima, and at 28 years of age, he couldn't say enough great things about Chima. His girlfriend lives in California also and said that next time they come for a visit, he was definitely going to bring her there. He loved the bar scene, outside (but it was raining, so we weren't able to sit and enjoy the wonderful patio, trees and band they normally have), loved the salad bar and he's a meat eater like me so he thought it was phenomenal. We had one dessert the Flan, which I thought was ok, should have gotten the apple dessert that I had gotten previously. All in all our server was wonderful, very attentive, funny and I had to hug and kiss him on our way out. He blushed and was very thankful for our praises. Love you guys.. Wish is was a little cheaper so we could visit more often, but for a special occasion you can't choose any better.
I am dumbfounded by how good the food was.
Amazing.. Words cannot do it justice. Just go, you owe it to yourself.
Excellent service and the best steakhous ...
Excellent service and the best steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale. I took Isadora for dinner, had a great night as always! Meat was delicious and service was top by Kamila and Lucio. Meat manager Fabio was very attentive with the meat request. As always Chima rocks and won't disappoint you!! Thanks
I've been to Chima many times and have always had a good experience. My last visit was not as good as usual. We went for an early dinner which I think was our mistake. The salad bar was fully stocked, but the meat options were slow to arrive at our table. I don't think there were enough occupied tables to have the wait staff serving at the full level.
I am disappointed that they charge you $ ...
I am disappointed that they charge you $5 to park. When I pay $500 for my party. Don't charge us to park. Terrible and short sighted.
Great Dining Experience!
The food was amazing, 16 cuts of meat and then some! The salad and soup buffet is out of this world! Customer service is excellent. I can't say enough!!!
The experience was great. However, our s ...
The experience was great. However, our server, Celeste, was not very personable and didn't pay us much attention. Granted, we are young and given the stereotype of 'young tippers', I can understand what she may have been thinking. Unfortunately, you get what you give. I would prefer to be seated with a different server next time.
Bring your appetite. Lots of food.
Bring your appetite. Lots of food.
Great salad bar
The salad bar has a lot of different and unique dishes. We found the meat to be overly salty and the pork dry and tough. The sirloin and leg of lamb where excellent. I would like to go back and try just salad bar.
The food was excellent. They offered qui ...
The food was excellent. They offered quite a variety and the service could not have been more accommodating. This was a special night and the staff of Chima made it even more special.
A Night to Remember
While vacationing in Fort Lauderdale, we selected this restaurant for a "special" meal. We were not disappointed. There was an extensive wine list, amazing salad bar, and the selection of meat (grilled to perfection) was out of this world!! When we finished our meal, we relaxed outside in the attractively lit courtyard with a nightcap to listen to the live musical entertainment.
chima not as good second time around
My wife and I came in January for our 10 year anniversary, and everything was amazing. We had the best waitress, and just awesome food and great time. We took our son here this past Friday for his 19th birthday, and the service just was not the same. My wife an I agreed that the service was not as good, and the meats were not as good as the first time. May just have been a bad night, but we had told our Son this was much better than another rodizio we frequent, and he to was not too impressed. We still enjoyed our time, and I'm sure we will be back just hope to have a better experience. Thanks
Loved the atmosphere, the restaurant is great!
The restaurant is very well done and the food and service is great, the variety of meats, salads and appetizers are appreciated. We will most definitely come back as it was worth it! The scenery was truly amazing! Loved the meat selection!
Hadn't been here in a few years! Was no ...
Hadn't been here in a few years! Was not disappointed! The food was incredible and the wait staff were so friendly and nice! Take it slow so you can taste it all! YUMMY!!!!!
Really good food. One of the best lemona ...
Really good food. One of the best lemonades you try. Lamb was amazing.
Had to request Caesar Dressing which too ...
Had to request Caesar Dressing which took a while to get but overall the salad bar was very good great choices and fresh tasting always refreshed and kept looking tip top . Drink prices are above average $40 bucks for three Grey Goose vodkas one expects to pay a premium but they were a little light on the alcohol content. We had to request Fillet Minion as it never seemed to come around and it was not the best cut. The meat was a little greasy but plentiful and you never waited long for the next round The only real disappointment was the shrimp over cooked dry and tasteless. A big plus was our server who had a few tables but checked up on us regularly I would of given 5 stars but the wait on the Caesar lost a point.
I was down for business and enjoyed the meal so much I went twice in a span of 5 days. One of the best dining experiences and meals I've had in a long time!
This is an experience everyone should en ...
This is an experience everyone should enjoy at least once. We love it here.
i just noticed on that particular night, ...
i just noticed on that particular night, Friday the 13th, the cuts of meat I got were more on the well done side and chewy, which I don't prefer, so I stuck more with the salad bar. my son prefers more well done so I didn't mention anything, altho I know had i done so the waiters would have bent over backwards to make sure they had a satisfied customer. i was however, greatly satisfied with the amazing salad bar.
Amazing variety and quality of meat and ...
Amazing variety and quality of meat and side dishes. Great selection of wines. Unfortunately there weren't any tables prepared for outside dining in the beautiful patio.
Something for everyone! Wide variety of ...
Something for everyone! Wide variety of meats, salad bar was awesome. Service was great. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. Will definitely return!
Absolutely great restaurant!! Plan to go ...
Absolutely great restaurant!! Plan to go back very very soon.
Our family looks forward to celebrating ...
Our family looks forward to celebrating special occasions with family and friends in Chima because of its GREAT salad bar and fabulous cuts of meats. It is an elegant place with great ambience inside and outside with modern seating areas, old trees and water features.
Dining at Chima is always a treat and a ...
Dining at Chima is always a treat and a favorite. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is always inviting.
Perfect for tourists who come in big groups and want a lot of food. Sommelier recommended an excellent red wine.
Chima's has never let us down
Without a doubt the place to go if you want meat :) We live in West Palm and make the trip to go to Chima's. Nothing compares to it, we have tried other Brazilian steak houses but will always go back to Chima
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