3215 Peachtree Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Chima is not the newest kid on the block (the restaurant has locations in the DC area as well as Ft. Lauderdale) and not even the newest type of kid on this block. Fogo de Choao, and others have like ideas. But no one does it with more flair, sexiness, and unshakable customer service like Chima does.
See Fogo are like the good old boys because they've been around Atlanta for some years now. So what's brilliant about Chima is that it brings about a fresh, new school spin on the main dish meat serving establishments in the city.
Walking into the Atlanta location I was hit with the classic neo contempo style. The decor is fun, funky and fresh, both appealing to the younger and more mature eye. It's the place that "Sex in the City's" Carrie Bradshaw (okay,okay...Sarah Jessica Parker), Angela Bassett, Justin Timberlake, Tyler Perry, Kanye West, and Rihanna (quite the ensemble i know) would go for a power dinner, equally. Chima has a come hither appearance to bring you in and muscle behind that perfectly marinated or grilled meats to keep you coming back for more. Brains and beauty have met for such an occasion. And it's very inviting and lovely but not intimidatingly so.
What I love is that as soon as you are seated at this fine dining establishment, you eat. Yes just like that. You can go up to the delightfully stacked hot/cold salad bar ( i recommend the creamy potato salad). And when you are ready for your variety of chicken, steak, chops, lamb, ribs, then you turn your personal card over to let the very attentive (and might I add attractive) wait staff know that you are ready to eat. As long as your card is faced in the orange position then you will be fed to your heart's desire. Meat will be personally cut to your liking right before you. You might feel a little controlling, but it's okay while you are here, calm down.
Upon tasting such favorites like, the top sirloin and the bacon wrapped chicken a little part of me came alive as i tasted the brilliant marriage of select seasoning and meat. My mouth danced! And just like that the Grand opening of Atlanta's Chima Brazilian Steakhouse went off with a smash! Not that I'm THE say so for all cuisine in the city but I do know excellent food when I taste it.
Many of the meats are lean so low carbers can come and enjoy this feast! Other treats are an excellent tiramisu dessert cake, a great wine list, and hot side dishes that they bring to your table. Well you have the order the 1st two, the 3rd is part of your meal package. And that package is more than you will pay for at Ruby Tuesday's but you are not getting Ruby Tuesday quality (Kansas), you are in food Oz, remember that.
With the great location in Buckhead's Peachtree Rd., this is the grown and sexy place that Atlanta's who's who will be coming to for drinks and treats but no tricks. The meat is flavorable and succulent. You are not being mislead. To find out more about Chima go to: http://www.chima.cc/.
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