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Samba Brazilian Grill

240 W Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703-1810
+1 608-257-1111
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“skewers” (16 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Brazilian, Latin, Steakhouse, South American, Gluten Free Options
240 W Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703-1810
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Their salad bar had some great selections to choose from and were very tasty. The grilled items left something to be desired. It wasn’t a horrible dining experience, but I was wanting it to be more delectable

Thank Beth M
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Samba was my first visit to a Brazilian steakhouse and I was far from impressed. The salad bar was lacking in my opinion. The only warm options were mashed potatoes, rice, and beans. There were no warm veggies which I was disappointed in. The grilled...More

Thank Patrice N
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

This is not a good place if you plan on walking in for dinner. There is nothing on their web site about having to have a reservation. I wouldn’t waste my time or effort trying to visit this restaurant again.

Thank Randy R
Reviewed April 23, 2018

It is a nice looking restaurant, relatively friendly staff. My fiance and I were there for dinner - just for the salad bar (we heard it was good). While there was a variety of tasty looking items on the salad bar, one item in particular...More

1  Thank Draxolina
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Starting off with the appetizer bar is awesome and then turning ur marker green to let the servers constantly bring fresh meat to carve off into your plate until you turn ur marker over to red which means you’re done. Awesome group experience but it’s...More

Thank cgold11
Reviewed April 12, 2018 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 March 30, 2018 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 March 5, 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 March 4, 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 February 14, 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
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Em D
May 30, 2017|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$100
Dinner, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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