Restaurant News & Reviews

Chamas

905 W. Main St., in Brightleaf Square, Durham.

682-1309.

www.chamas.us

Cuisine: Brazilian steakhouse.

Rating: ** 1/2.

Prices: $$$ (full dinner with meats $26.95, salad bar and buffet only, $19.95).

Atmosphere: vibrant and contemporary, in a refurbished tobacco warehouse.

Service: generally efficient, can get brusque when rushed.

Recommended: picanha, pork sausages, beef ribs, feijoada, pao de queijo.

Open: lunch Monday-Friday, dinner Monday-Saturday.

Reservations: recommended on weekends.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar; kid-tolerant.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

**** Extraordinary.

*** Excellent.

** Good.

* Fair.

Zero stars: Poor

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