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Samba Brazilian Grill

₹₹₹₹, Latin, South American
240 W Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703-1810
+1 608-257-1111
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Brazilian, Latin, South American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
240 W Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703-1810
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 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 1 February 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 28 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
Reviewed 25 December 2017

The place is nice inside, dark wood, it feels warm and inviting, not too bright. Staff were friendly and attentive, explained how the menu works, etc. You start with a well stocked salad bar that is much more than salads, including mashed potatoes, gravy, fruits,...More

1  Thank WillyinWI
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We dined with a friend for a bithday celebration. I made a note of the "birthday celebration" in my reservation hoping we'd get a more "out of way' Table instead we were seated smack dab in the traffic lane. Not ideal but we went with...More

Thank Stefanie H
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Em D
31 May 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, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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