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Samba Brazilian Grill

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240 west gilman street, Madison, WI 53703 (State Street)
+1 608-257-1111
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Love Love Love this place!!! Awesome salad bar, featuring goat cheese.... Artichokes..... Chick peas..... Squash.... And so much more!!! 9 kinds of meat and as a sweet treat the grilled pineapple is a Must!!!

Thank Melissa Z
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Had a reservation on a Monday night for 3 for a business and meeting meal. First, although there was a host at front desk...no real greeting. It was freezing so we all had winter coats...no offer to hang coats. I actually didn't realize they had a coat check until later when they put out the "Coat Check Tips" box; Seriously!... More 

Thank Shannan L
Waterloo, Iowa
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The food was unbelievable! This was my first Brazilian grill so I tried everything. The cheeses, salads, soup, bread and of course the meat were all delicious. My favorite meat was the top sirloin. The traditional soup was so good I am going to attempt to make it myself. The service was great, the waiter explained how the meat "parade"... More 

Thank SSAubie
Madison, WI
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My husband and I like to treat ourselves about once a year at Samba. The salad bar has a variety of items including soups, pasta salads, and potatoes. Don't fill your plate too much because the gauchos will be around your table as soon as you get back with several different meats. Save some room for the delectable grilled pineapple!... More 

Thank TBernha540
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant. They have a really nice salad bar. The goat cheese salad is awesome. It is not a joke. As soon as you turn to the green signal, 10 delicious options will arrive to your table. I really recommend the Picanha and the chipotle steak. But everything else is really good too.

Thank Juan M C
Baltimore, MD
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167 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Approximately 70 of us, for business, dined here. Everything from the appetizers, to salad bar and meats were to die for. Service was excellent.

Thank ltritz
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was my first time at Samba. It did not disappoint, as the food and service were great. My favorite was defiantly the grilled pineapple, absolutely delicious. The meats were all quite good, if you are hungry, you can't go wrong with a Brazilian steak house. The drinks were very good. It was $40 for the salad bar and meats.... More 

Thank Jared D
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This our 6th time being here and we always have great service and food. I love the grill pineapple. My kids loves it when they get served their meat choices. I would recommend bringing kids over the age of 7 here since it pretty dark and a live grill is here. We will be back again.

Thank Mome T
South San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting concept, especially the salad bar. Fascinating and different flavors. But rest of meal was mediocre at best. Assortment of grilled meats was not as good as I anticipated. Total for 2 of us was over $100: for each of us, it was $40 for dinner and $9 for dessert, and then tax. Way overpriced for what we got. Better... More 

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Platteville, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Samba's is one of our favorite restaurants in Madison! We had a very attentive waitress. The food is delicious, the meat superb, and some nice wines are available. Make sure you try the parmesan pork loin - omg delicious!

Thank KaynGeorge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$100
Brazilian, Latin, South American, Steakhouse, Spanish
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 west gilman street, Madison, WI 53703
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-257-1111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?