This sleek, warm Center City Brazilian churrascaria chain isn’t for the faint of appetite. As a procession of gauchos (that’s Spanish for cowboy, and waiter, to you) offers an almost startling array of meats from skewers, you run a great risk of eating for quantity rather than quality. The trick: Choose wisely (skip the fish, chicken and pork altogether), and ask, when you wish, to see a skewer of leaner filet or rarer rib eye. And for God’s sake, don’t even think about those cold cuts on the salad bar. Niche: An all-you-can-eat (and then some) carnivore parade. Signature steak: Picanha sirloin. The tab: $49.50 for unlimited meats; sides included. Wine list: Skip the Château Petrus for—gasp!—$1,642, and go for the South American reds. Try Miolo’s Quinta do Seival for $76, a Brazilian red blend from Portuguese grapes.
My husband and friends went to Chima during Restaurant Week and all I can say is "wow!" Not only was the atmosphere wonderful, but the food was incredible. The meats were all delicious and the salad bar was spectacular! Service was also superior. It is also a great place for Happy Hour - 1/2 price drinks and munchies. Posted by Jeri: Mar. March 26th, 2009 at 9:25 AM