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“Date Night.. sorta”
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Samba Fire
Cuisines: Brazilian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Illinois City, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Date Night.. sorta”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

This place is in a strip mall but doesn't show it. When you come inside it's just as if you went to Fogo but for half the price and more laid back. The salad bar is small but is adequate & the one type of sushi served was good. The waiters are very attentive & made sure all of our meat was well done like we like it and they dote on you. I had the sangria and it was pretty good, I was underwhelmed by the tiramisu but I'm often underwhelmed at most places so I won't hold that against them. We went on the weekend and took our 4 year old because our sitter cancelled & it didn't feel awkward or out of place, there were other families there as well. I really like this place and plan to go back again in the future.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank LaFah
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  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Rhinebeck, New York
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Surprisingly great meal”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by a friend in the Navy at Great Lakes. What a wonderful experience it was. The salad bar and side entrees were impressive enough, and then the meat service started!! WOW! It was delicious and plentiful. The servers approach with meat on giant skewers every few minutes and offer you as much as you would like. It was best to try a little bit of each as they continuously are making rounds offering more, and more, and more! The desserts were also delicious. It would be impossible to leave this restaurant hungry!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Lpfetzer
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Libertyville
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Something different--in a good way”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

This is a good place if you'd like to try something different without getting too crazy. When you sit down, you can help yourself to a salad and side-dish bar, then various waiters come by and ask if you'd like whatever type of meat they happen to be serving. The meat is very tender and perfectly seasoned. They slice off some pieces from a big spit. There are also wonderful rolls. The atmosphere is a little more casual-looking, with some TVs showing soccer, than I expected, but everything is nice.
You should have a good appetite if you eat here, because it's basically an all-you-eat situation. Very nice service.

Visited May 2012
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Central States USA
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent Value - Great for Business Dinners”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

If you're in it for the the non-stop meat, then this is the best choice for a Brazilian Style Steakhouse. The salad bar has the basics and the sushi is ok too, but the meat is flavorful and tender and that is why you go to Brazilian Steakhouse after all!!!!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Chucketta
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IL
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fun and delicious!”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

Combining Japanese with a Brazilian steakhouse? It works! While the salad bar is nothing special, the meat choices that keep coming around as long as your "green light" is on make up for the uninspired choices on the bar. The tiny popovers are to die for! Fun, and the price is right! We'll be going back!

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Thank travel4funIl
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