Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cowboybraziliansteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 8037280887x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm



    Dinner:

    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian
  • Executive Chef: Joao Batista da Costa
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full catering menu available on our website. Full "rodizio" catering services with authentic Gaucho style service available for all occasions.
  • Special Events: Book your special event at 803-728-0887.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hampton St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available Wednesday through Sunday in Columbia
    5 pm until closing.
A word from Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse is a unique, all you can eat “Churrascaria”. Featuring a full Salad Bar with over 30 items, 6 Brazilian Hot Dishes and a “parade” of 16 different cuts of beef, chicken, pork and lamb sliced at your table by our Gauchos.

Along with a full bar, we have a beautiful walk-in wine cellar with fine selection of wines from Argentina, Chile, California and our famous Caipirinha Cart on the weekends.

Join us for an unforgettable dining experience!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)good for groups (39)romantic (24)fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (16)scenic view (11)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (9)hot spot (9)notable wine list (9)late-night find (6)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Outstanding Waitstaff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were fortunate to have the same server two weeks in a row. She was bright and cheery and full of suggestions. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Geno
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant is now our number one restaurant in our list. I can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    Nice
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Cowboys is a place we like to go to "treat" ourselves.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service seemed to depend on your table position. Tables close to where the meat servers exited the kitchen received promp service and fresher cuts of meat. I routinely waited for meat to be served and received lesser quality cuts. The meat also did not taste nearly as good as other Brazilian steakhouses I have visited in Atlanta. The meat lacked flavor.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!!!
    Grace
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was our first time going and really enjoyed it! The service was great and the prices were not bad at all for what you get. I will recommend it to everyone and I will go back. Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the effort...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was very average and the way it was served was the only thing interesting about it. The service was really bad. We ate there at 8:30pm, and only a couple other tables were occupied. At every point in the evening, one of our drinks was empty. For the price, it was disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Terrible server, had to actually speak with the manager on her behalf! I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a blast!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was delicious although the meat portion sizes were small. There were 6 in our party including one child and our bill for lunch was $210. Half of us chose 4 meat items and the other three chose 2 items. The salad bar was AMAZING! I would like to go at night and see how the evening goes...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelmed
    FoodieFanatic
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service/wait staff was great, which is always great. Salad bar very nice. The meats-- which is the whole point of going, were just OK. Filet, beef rib, and flank steak were tasty... Everything else was just mediocre. Will try Rios over by Harbison to see if it's better. We don't recommend it, try another place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went for anniversary dinner and it was wonderful. Great wait staff was very attentive and food was tasty. Sat next to a large group so a little noisy. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was our first opportunity to visit this type of restaurant. The food was very good, fast, and salad bar was unique, interesting and tasty. We would like to visit again -- now that we know what to expect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 48realest
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Its not worth the money at all. Food isn't made to your specifications. Everything was bland and under flavored. Will not be attending again or recommending anyone.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • exceptional dining
    chrisnsc
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My date and I had the best dining experience possible , the staff was very attentive , the food was awesome . We had the date experience we had wished for. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, but come hungry!
    Eatonwright
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great salad bar and lots of meat. Don't pass on the grilled pineapple. Overall a fantastic dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great combination and variety of meets. Probably needs more options of wine but hey who really cares right?
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for steak!
    chascrosby
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    "Salad bar" was excellent and all of the steaks and lamb were perfectly seasoned and served at the correct temperature.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Surprised2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Loved the food, loved the service, I will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodhunter
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Service was prompt and courteous and the food was excellent. Our reservations were at 6:30 on a Saturday and there was plenty of empty space. That space was full by 7:30 so remember that when making reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring The Meat
    ColaFoodie80
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Cowboy is all about the meat. Sure, they have a very nice salad bar spread with lots of fixins'. But you're here the meat. The House Sirloin is, in my opinion, the best meat choice. Flavorful, juicy and with the right amount of fat, it is delicious. The small regular or bacon-wrapped filets are also good. For a little bit different flavor, try the parmesan pork. It tastes exactly as its name implies. The pork sausage is also good. Tip for first timers: don't fill up on the salad bar. And I recommend skipping the chicken and lamb offerings because relatively to the beef, they're just not as good. But the beauty is you can get as much as you can stomach. A surprising dessert treat is the grilled pineapple. Always a nice way to end your meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place to eat
    NYexpat
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Skewers of all types of meat so tempting that it takes great self-control to finally say "stop"
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Absolutely Great staff and wonder ful food. Even on a busy weekend we were seated within 5 minutes of arrival.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OMG!!
    SwaggaProof
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This has to be meat heaven! It was never ending and that cinnamon sugar pineapple in between meats was the best. This is American pigging out at it's finest. We ate everything from lamb, sirloin, filet ribs, chicken... Every piece better than the last. Soft easy to chew falling apart in your mouth savory goodness. The servers were friendly and funny. The gurachoes were polite and timely. We will bring people here and recommend anyone who wants to eat like a T-Rex to visit. Reasonable price for the great service and the never ending food. More fruit please or other sweet and juicy options when taking a break from all that delicious meat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Awesome salad bar and great cuts of meat!!! You definitely get more than what you pay for!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding place
    Greatplace2eat
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We took my mother in law her for her birthday she had been wanting to try it. The food was delicious and they kept it coming. You can not walk away from this place hungry. The server was very helpful since it was our first time there. Everyone was very pleasant and nice.We were all very impressed.We would come back again.My inlaws said when leaving it's the best restaurant they have ever eaten at and I must agree.Of you have never tried it go. Its well worth the money.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This was my first experience dining at Cowboy. I took my wife there for our anniversary. It was a great experience for us both. Great variety. I could have stayed at the salad bar all night and been pleased. The meat choices seemed to be never-ending. When you go, make sure you're really hungry so that you will have room to sample as much as possible. Regardless, you will be very content when you leave.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised.
    FanOfCowboys
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I think most college students can't imagine spending that much money on food but it was definitely worth it. I enjoyed every single second as was full after 30 minutes!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way too much food
    edmond
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Be prepared to eat a lot! The prices are high, but there is lots of food. You probably want to fast a few days before going to this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall impression
    Philsal
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was our first experience for the five of us and expected a dining experience. We were advised the protocol is to serve ourselves on the salad bar and the meat would be brought to us at the table..we looked at each other and thought "Buffet" and were leery that we made a bad choice. However, the salad bar was good and the meat was excellent. The biggest negative was the noise level where we all agreed was too loud to the point where it was difficult to hear our own conversation. We all ate too much due to our lack of will power on the delicious meat and were miserable later and upset at ourselves for "pigging" out! if you're wanting a lot of food this is it...If you're looking for a fine dining experience this is not for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big Family Gathering
    CJBonno
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My visit to Cowboy's was wonderful! My in-laws were visiting from out-of-state and had never been to a Brazilian steakhouse and enjoyed their experience. I made my family's reservation online and made some specific requests (i.e., high chair, 2 booster seats). We arrived 15 minutes prior to our scheduled time and to our surprise not only was our table ready, with the items requested, but we also were seated in a semi-private room. Our waitress was friendly and responsive, ensuring that my in-laws understood the dining concept and that the children had their beverages immediately. The salad bar was very clean with fresh selections, and the gauchos were quick with the meat selections and even provided requested meat temperatures.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sucked terribly
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    The server and cheese bread where the best things about this place the food was mediocre and the gauchos Where not very friendly worst Brazilian steakhouse we have ever been to.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Lov2eat
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    My wife and was there on the 18th of May for her birthday we were disappointed in the food it was not as good as it was the last time we were there. The salad bar was ok and the hot bar was ridiculous I see where you cut down on the hot bar as well as the meat you were serving. They brought some to our table that look awful I refuse to eat it. Well you can see how my wife enjoy her birthday don't start your business off great and now going down hill very disappointed in your food. Yours Truly disappointed
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome experience
    redbonesc
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food is terrific and the atmosphere is relaxing. I enjoyed every moment and it's worth the money spent. I will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique dining at its best!
    Gdub
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My wife and I had never been here before, and we didn't know what to expect. It turned out to be unlike mist if the other restaurants in the Columbia area. It was wonderful!! The salad bar was good and fresh, with some very interesting items. Best of all was the endless array if meats, served by the gauchos who came by frequently and cut irrigator your table! Best was the Parmesan pork loin. Simply delicious!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    LSM2611
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Everything was great. This place is such a gem for Columbia. Food is always great. Service was just as good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Experience
    Fabulous
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse offers a variety of wonderful fresh salads and prime cuts of meat. The meats are cooked to everyone's enjoyment. The service is priceless.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    perkio
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    great food. wide selection party of 7 at college graduation celebration dinner. everyone found much to like. A bit pricey and service slow and forgetful to clear plates, but an overall great experience. Valet parking a nice feature. First time using open table. Booked this a week in advance from 600 miles away based on reviews. The reservation experience was very well done. Appreciated the restaurant's call to us a day before to confirm we were coming. Very smart on their part and appreciated by us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My 1st Experience
    CDWilliams
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    This was a great 1st experience... It was an opportunity to enjoy an escape from the norm and blah. All food tried was very flavorful; compliments to the chef(s).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time - great food
    nodishes2nite
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Everyone enjoyed the salad bar and meat selections. I was very impressed by how the wait staff took care to serve the cake we had brought by singing and providing plates, candle, and serving utensils. Overall, a special birthday!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 8 reviews are from the Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia reviews archive.
  • Delicious and the Food Kept Coming
    klf2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My boyfriend took me to Cowboy on 4/26 to meet some friends for dinner. He warned me that the food was plentiful and the servers were quick and to not be tempted by the salad bar (I didn't listen). Our waitress explained the procedure, and no sooner did she leave the table to get our drinks, the food came flying in! And it was phenomenal. Everything was cooked to perfection and there was a huge selection of meats. I really enjoyed the bacon wrapped chicken and the filet, the house special and the pork sausage was great. Also - the mashed potatoes and cheese bar? Fantastic. Well worth the price!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First experience
    Hooah
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our dining experience was nothing less than 5 stars. Worth the money.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.