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Samba Brazilian Grill

240 W Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703-1810
+1 608-257-1111
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“lamb” (29 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Brazilian, Latin, South American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
240 W Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703-1810
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice restaurant with a different twist. This was my first time at a Brazilian steakhouse, and it was a winner. You start with the substantial self serve salad bar, then the skewer’s of Pineapple and meats start rolling in. Take your tongs and...More

Thank Buddy V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We enjoyed every part of our visit to Samba. The caipirinha cocktails with Matt were delicious. Seeing waiter, August, again was a pleasant surprise. The gouchos bringing the most flavorful beef, chicken, pineapple, and pork was amazing! It was one of the most flavorful...More

Thank Keri S
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I agree with the recent review that said it isn’t worth the price anymore. Our group of seven went on a recent Saturday night and our service from Sam was lackluster (I guess since they automatically added gratuity he didn’t care) the salad bar isn’t...More

Thank Divatty
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I have yet to be disappointed when I visit Samba. The salad bar is always wonderful. It has a variety of classic and unique foods, and it is well kept and fresh. The meat is delicious and flavorful, and the service has always been good....More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

4 of us went February 10th. The food was ok, nothing extraordinary. You will for sure see the sausage person the most. We were already done eating when I asked the last person bringing Us food, if they didn’t even have chicken that night? We...More

Thank anksmiko
Reviewed 14 February 2018

August was our server- Amazing! Also, the short black haired busser of our tables was very pleasant and funny. Food was great and salad bar was impressive. Beautiful decor and it was very comfortable setting. Every time we flipped to "Green" we got an array...More

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 5 February 2018

The lamb was exceptionally good. The three cuts of beef were not so good. Potentially they were over marinated or over tenderized (possibly to overcompensate for lower qualify meat) resulting in a mushy texture. The chicken was very moist and the grilled pineapple made for...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I just left the place, if I'm judging the food, the food was great. The service on the other hand, was very very bad. I've never had any situation like the one I had tonight. The server didn't even explain to us how things work....More

Thank moeallan88
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Beautiful restaurant, featuring a Brazilian style meal. The drinks were great, the food even better, and the price was very good.

Thank 13Bubba1313
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Dined on a Saturday night at 6:15 with family of 4 for son’s birthday. This was the third time I had been there in a year or so, second with our teenaged kids. I felt this visit was not up to par with past experiences....More

Thank Ann H
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Response from Zach C | Reviewed this property |
I think it was around $20 dollars. Groupon will run something every once and a while.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$100
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 W Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703-1810
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-257-1111
  • E-mail
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