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Samba Brazilian Grill

240 W Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703-1810
+1 608-257-1111
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“skewers” (15 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Brazilian, Latin, South American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
240 W Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703-1810
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Have been to several Brazilian Restaurants in other cities, always get great service and food. At this place we got shamefully poor service, waiters were slow and inattentive, and food overrated. Place is dark and appears unkempt and poorly managed. For the price charged about...More

1  Thank szkmd
Reviewed 5 December 2017

If you like meat, this is the place to go. The Gauchos will continue to bring you hot servings of your favorite meats as long as you keep the "green ready" side up. The salad bar is very nice with items you would not normall...More

Thank Restauranteur22
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner but it is really expensive and I think it is not worth the money you spend. I would definitely not come back.

Thank Vito A
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We celebrated a wedding recently at the Samba Grill. The food was amazing! The salad bar alone is worth it. Many things to sample and many different flavors and presentations of food. Take small portions of everything and try a little of everything! The meats...More

Thank Randall C
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We've been to a few of these Brazilian grills in other cities and this one was the most expensive one we've eaten at costing $40 per person. The food was good and the salad bar was phenomenal. Our waitress left a lot to be desired....More

2  Thank ElConquistador000
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Our family went there for dinner on a Thursday night and were not disappointed. The meats were very tasty and the grilled pineapple was a nice last course like dessert. On the pricey side but we found it worth it. The "salad bar" had everything...More

1  Thank Deb A
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great food. Expensive except for we had a groupon coupon to use which made it reasonable. Good variety of food.

Thank Sheri W
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I happened to be in Madison during restaurant week, so took advantage of visiting a higher end restaurant than I would normally frequent. Samba's did not disappoint! Starting out the atmosphere is impressive. One of the things I love about Madison is how many older...More

Thank Mary R
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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
USD 35 - USD 100
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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