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“been to many brazilian restaurants, this is not one of the best”

Samba Brazilian Grill
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Ranked #94 of 1,023 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: State Street
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Salad bar was good, and beef stroganoff was very tender. Poor service, ignored our group of 10 and no one else in the place. No replacement of plates, refreshing of drinks, some from the group asked of things they never arrived. Gauchos came around pretty regularly. Pineapple was very good, but next time we will go to the Milwaukee Brazilian place. Service is much more attentive and they serve more like a choreographed ballet. We live between the 2 places over an hour to get there. Last night was disappointing.

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Thank sarah h
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

While this is not an inexpensive place, it has become a family favorite for special events. The menu (particularly the diverse meat selection) means there is something for everyone. We are fans of the flank steak, top sirloin and parmesan pork. The cinnamon roasted pineapple is wonderful! Combine the meats with a unique salad bar, choice of stews, bean and potatoes and it's hard to beat. We have had excellent service each time.

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Thank J R
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

I have been to many Brazilian Steakhouses, but this one was not at the top of the list. The salad bar was sub-par and the meat selection was underwhelming. Of all the meats that were served, I enjoyed the Parmesan Pork and the Flank Steak the most. I might give it another chance when I return to Madison.

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Reviewed November 23, 2013

A group of carnivorous guys had dinner here and once again filled up with a variety of grilled meats and pineapple. We did not eat a lot from the salad bar but was impressed with the selection and quality of food. The main attraction was the grilled meat. We definately had our fill...I especially liked the sausage which is the best of any Brizillian Steak house I have eaten at. The service was great and a good time was had by all. The only drawback is that parking was a challenge. Great restaurant and atmosphere.

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Thank Mack M
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

That was a good surprise to find Samba in Madison. Was also a good way of showing friends the way Brazilian Churrasco - barbecue - is done. It was a pleasant night out with friends and very similar to the Barbecue places one can find in Brazil. Salad bar was great and the meat was very good and perfectly prepared in the Gaucho way of doing it.

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Thank Daniel V
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