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Samba Brazilian Grill

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240 W Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703-1810 (State Street)
+1 608-257-1111
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Today
09:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sussex, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, non-stop supply of tasty roasted meats. Generous bartenders and a nice, relaxed and casual atmosphere.

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Thank wesparker
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The meat is great and the salade buffet is also pretty okay, but it's all about the meat. So if you like meat this is a great place to eat.

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Thank Lars E
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the Sunday brunch menu is a bit more limited than other times, we did not miss a thing. The salad, fruit, cheese and vegetable station were complemented by eggs, bacon, waffles and a number of decadent desserts--AND the grilled pineapple, sausage, ham and steak that were brought around were exceptionally tasty. Add in a Brazilian cocktail, and you'll definitely... More 

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Thank gawarfield
Tazewell, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This food was to die for, absolutely amazing. The service was wonderful as well. I would recommend it to any couple, romantic candlelit dinner. My favorites were the cheese and pineapple and least favorite item was the leg of lamb. Highly recommend this place a fun experience.

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Thank Nicholefrederick
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

When asked for our drink order, I asked for guarana, I was told we don't have it. Are they serious, a Brazilian Grill and don't have the number one soft drink of Brazil. When I finished my salad the server ask if she could take my plate and I said yes, please, I thought she would one for the meat.... More 

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Thank 573merlef
Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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!!!

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Thank Melissa Z
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 

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Thank Shannan L
Waterloo, Iowa
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

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Thank SSAubie
Madison, WI
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

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Thank TBernha540
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 100
Cuisine
Brazilian, Latin, South American, Steakhouse, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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

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