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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)good for groups (37)romantic (25)fit for foodies (18)neighborhood gem (17)scenic view (10)notable wine list (9)hot spot (8)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (7)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Nice place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    To get your monies worth you must have an appetite. The food was great and the server was very attentive. About 5 minutes into our dinner our table was moved without our knowledge to accommodate a larger group when we got up to go to the bar. Are table was now within arm distance of the large party. The party was very loud, so loud that my boyfriend and I could barely carry on a conversation with each other. If it wasn't for this I would have ranked them with 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • COWBOYS STEAKHOUSE IS A MUST GO TO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    MADE RESERVATIONS AT OPENTABLE ,I TOOK MY WIFE TO DINNER,THEY GAVE ME EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED,COZY ROMANTIC TABLE,,BEAUTIFUL PLACE,GREAT WINE LIST,THE SERVICE WAS AWESOME,,WE ARE ALREADY GOING BACK THIS WEEKEND WITH THE KIDS,,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Dining!
    DefinitelyInLove
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Succulent dinner, Excellent service, was definitely spoiled! Looking forward to my next visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good but..
    xGenovaX
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We never saw or tasted all of the meats. Some of the meats that we tried were super bland. The gauchos were very nice. I'll definitely come back eventually but I hope they improve on their seasonings a bit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good idea!
    wolfscourt
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food and service were very good. The staff was excellent, in fact. I liked the concept overall and it definitely added to the experience. Even though it's a bit pricey, I think it's worth it and I plan to go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I am 43 and it's the best restaurant I've ever been to in my life!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • birthday dinner
    Jenksgirl
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I booked a reservation for my husbands birthday and we enjoyed every minute of it. It was a more intimate setting than other Brazilian steakhouse's we've been to. It was a nice romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Steve
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The dinner was excellent. I was impressed that the staff remembered it was my daughter's 21st birthday. They came over and sang and the desert was awesome, she loved the entire experience and so did I. The salad bar was fresh and had the most delicious salmon and shrimp and the meats were delicious, especially the prime rib and lamb. The atmosphere was very nice, I like how they kept the old Kress Store motif. I remember going to that same store to buy snacks when I moved to Columbia, SC. Now it is a restaurant, very nice, I was impressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 31st Anniversarry Dinner
    MaSG
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Very pleasant experience. Excellent Food, Service, and Ambiance...Highly recommended...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brazilian Restaurant at its Best
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Foodies rejoice! I could speak volumes about the offerings at the salad bar alone ( do not miss the sauted mushrooms). But the meat selections are the star, each one delicious. Don't pass on the cinnamon pineapple too. Just when you think you can't do one more bite comes a dessert tray you don't want to pass on. Oh, and all this with outstanding service. Loved this restaurant! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Columbia!!!
    lovecowboybrazil
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I took my wife to Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse for a romantic anniversary dinner. It was what I though it would be and more. First, the food was excellent. We literally had to tell the servers to stop bringing us food. The staff was great! Our waitress was the nicest young lady and she really took pride in her service and the restaurant. All the servers were so nice. The manager was great and every employer we talked too, spoke very highly of the owner and the pride he takes in his restaurant. The wine was excellent as well. We barely had room for desert but it was so good! If you live in or your visiting Columbia, you must eat here. Highly recommended. Best restaurant I've eaten at in my life!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par
    firstdate
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was great very clean and good atmosphere. Salad bar great most meat was pathetic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Waitstaff
    passingthru
    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
  • WONDERFUL FOOD
    SteakLover
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We got there at 4:00 when they opened and everything was fresh & hot. There was plenty of meat & salad as a matter of fact we had not even touched our salads when we looked down and seen we had a plate full of great meats to eat. The servers with the meat were all ways around we had no issues get anything we wanted. I took my 4yr son & he loved the salad bar and cracker and bread he ate 3 plates. I was very pleased with everything. It was in a Older Building In down town & we were happy to see it being used by such a wonderful restaurant. I can not hardly wait to go back. I just fell in love with it. I have talked about it to anyone who will listen & everyone wanted the name & phone number so they could go. Its WONDERFUL :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 31 reviews are from the Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia reviews archive.
  • 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.