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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.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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: Lunch 12:00pm to 3 pm and Dinner 4 pm - 9:00pm (last seating)
Sunday Lunch Special $46.90 (excludes Holidays)
$19.50 bottomless special on Sundays from 12 to 3 PM.
$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) 867-7720
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Fort Lauderdale Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant was very pretty and the waiters were very attentive. However, I feel the quality of food for the price charged was not to my standards. I was ill the entire night after eating at the restaurant. I only get sick when tenderizers are used on meat products. I was looking forward to an outstanding meal and presentation but did not get that. I feel that price for quality was overpriced. I would rather have spent my birthday at Smith & Wolinsky or Mortons for the money I spent for dinner.
Excellent all around; From the salad bar options, to the meat selections and service, the food was delicious and the service was exceptional. I would highly recommend, but it is loud. My 9 year old son even loved the experience and the food!
Food is great and setting is upscale.
It is pricey, but worth it for a special ocassion.
A must to try if you like beef!
We were there for Father's Day around 2pm and service was a bit discoordinated... had to wait/ ask for water, then for wine, then for the refills, the meat offerings were a bit uneven (all came at the same time or no one came for 10 minutes)..... for the price of the food and the 18% tip automatically added to our party of 5 adults and 2 kids, I expect superior service
My husband and I went to celebrate his birthday. This was our first time at Chima and we were not disappointed. We loved the food, the service was excellent. We even got a complimentary birthday desert and a picture to take home.
Everything was incredible about our night. Our entire table truly enjoyed this dining experince. We all loved the service, salad bar, and the wide variety of meats. All the waiters were very friendly. All the food tasted fresh and flavorful. Thank you for an amazing night!
Better off at Texas de Brazil. Restaurant was out of the swordfish and I went specifically to try it. We were informed halfway through the meal. Food was average so not worth the money. Contacted the restaurant about the swordfish never replied.
Chimas is always a great spot to hit! Last Friday, we went for Nik's birthday & it was FABULOUS! We loved the surprise ending with our picture that was taken to remember the occasion & the tiramisu was amazing!! Definitely worth it, we love going here every few months for a special date night or any occasion! It's a great place to have a business social hour as well, with the entrance being gorgeous and secluded. I love the atmosphere here!
There are sooo many things I love about this place! The Ft. Lauderdale - Las Olas location has such a sexy ambiance. You drive up and leave your car with the valet, then walk past splashing fountains on your left and flickering fire torches on your right to suddenly find yourself in a magical courtyard with enormous ficus trees and lush plants lit with perfect landscape lighting. I'm always tempted to just stop there and sip a delicious caipirinha in one of the chic modern seating areas.
The people-watching is good at Chima, too. There are many Brazilians in South Florida and many Brazilian steakhouse/rodízio restaurants; the fact that you will see many Brazilian people among the clientele is a recommendation in itself. The attractive, impeccably-dressed and impeccably-mannered staff are also Brazilian.
This is a place to go hungry. Begin with the gorgeous items on the perfectly-maintained "salad bar" (it's more than that), but go lightly, because the meats are the star. Make a friend of the man who brings picanha (he may refer to it as "top sirloin").
Chima is a perfect place not only for dates (so long as you're comfortable overeating with him or her!), but also for family gatherings and special occasions. It's pricey, but worth it; I think of a meal at Chima a providing not only a delicious meal, but also entertainment and the feeling of having taken a short trip to Brazil. It's South Florida, so tailored shorts are perfectly acceptable, but women will want to wear their prettiest light tropical dress. (The dining room wasn't overly chilly, as I've heard it sometimes is--but bring a lightweight scarf/shawl to cover your shoulders just in case, which goes for every restaurant here).
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