Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse is an unique, all you can eat “Churrascaria” featuring a full Salad Bar with over 30 items, 6 Hot Dishes and a “parade” of 16 USDA Prime 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 Brazilian Flavored Martini Menu. Join us for an unforgettable dining experience!
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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our daughter’s 16th Birthday. We enjoyed the service, food and desserts! Everyone, but especially the Birthday girl were well pleased!
My family agreed Cowboys Brazilian Steakhouse food in Columbia was better than the Brazilian restaurant in Vegas.
Thanks for accommodating us!

L
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was great.
Everything was timed to give you ample opportunity to enjoy the experience.
The salad bar was well stocked, but other than a small nibble or two, I would pass and go straight for the meats...lol
The only down side is that it's very noisy, otherwise it's a casual, relaxed atmosphere.

BN
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I have always enjoyed by visit to your restaurant. The food is always fresh and seasoned just right. This was the firs time, I visited were I feel I needed to say something, in regards to me waiting outside for the rest of my party. I arrive about 20 minutes early, me and my friends valet my car and decided to sit in the chairs and wait for the rest of my party, it was a nice evening to do so. as we were waiting and conversing with each other, we were the only one out side, the staff came out, I guess the Host and Manager. she proceeded to ask did we need some assistance, which is fine, I informed her that I had reservations and I was just waiting for the rest of my party. I felt a little threatened when I saw the Manager standing behind her. We posed no threat, we were not loud, and again I had reservations. plus if she was standing at her host spot, she would have seen that I valet my car. I would hope that anyone doing that would surely had reservation. In this day and time, I feel that we need to be a little more conservative on how we approach people. what would have been the harm if we didn't have reservation. I could see if we had taken up chair space and customers was standing to get in, we would have been in the wrong. The manager didn't even give a smile . he stood there stern with his ready to take action face if need be on three harmless women. I don't want to use the RACE card, but a little better approach was definitely needed. even with all of this, we enjoyed our meal and I am sure I will be back.

OT
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was great as far as the food and service. I was disappointed when I tried to order chicken salad and fruit salad to go, I wanted a half pound, the waiter said they only do pint size, I said give me the pint size half chicken salad half fruit salad the waiter said it couldn't be done cause the weight is different so I said take it off my bill. I had been coming there for years and always got the salads half an half and left satisfied but not this time.

SS
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Columbia restaurant week

C
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit! Everyone was polite and professional. Great atmosphere!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous! We will be returning.

BX
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My first time to the steakhouse was in Hilton Head. I then decided to take the rest of the family to the one in Columbia because its only an hour away, compared to 4 hours. The building itself was MUCH MORE elegant in Hilton Head. Everything was the same, very good!!!!

KL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the worst meals I have ever had. Sorry. I rarely review but I felt I had to say something.

RM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I would not recommend this place. It wasn’t anything like the other Brazilian steakhouses. No banana, no cheese bread. Meat was bland.

CV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had our Thanksgiving dinner here and thought it would be a fun treat for our eight year old granddaughter to experience. The food was great and plentiful. The salad bar selections were excellent and enough for a meal itself, which is what my wife chose. The main difference between lunch and dinner is that lunch only features a plated offering of proteins, whereas the dinner has the strolling waiters. This difference was not enough to disappoint us, but thought anyone reading this review should be aware of the difference.

GM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. And our waitress Linda was wonderful! Looking forward to my next visit

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with special people. Great service!! We love coming here. It’s one of our favorite places to go eat with friends.

VD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Customer Service. My wife and i couldn't have picked a better place to have our anniversary dinner at.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience and great atmosphere!

LA
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved a table for a large group. We were seated promptly and greeted by our server immediately. Dave was amazing all night, ensuring that any meats, or bread, that we wanted were back at our table quickly, our drinks were filled, and the desserts were delivered. The restaurant was beautiful and the food amazing. 100% will go again and recommend to everyone!

MK
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse just gets better and better! We have been a dozen times over the years but the quality and service continues to improve, as well as the variety of meats. It is a can't miss!

AY
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the salad bar! Amazing seevice and experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome first experience!!

OA
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife had a good experience, all the food is great.

R
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I have dined at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse many times. Every time we go we enjoy the food. During this particular dining experience, we had an amazing waitress who made sure that we were getting the meat that we wanted. At one point we told her that we were looking for the Lamb and she made it a point to get the guy with the lamb over to our table. The atmosphere inside this restaurant is cool as it is dimly lit. The salad bar is a great compliment to the meat. The dining experience here is well worth the money. GO TO COWBOY'S YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.

KD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven't been to Cowboy Brazilian steakhouse, you are missing the best place ever. The good is well worth the value. Make sure you go with an empty stomach! The good tastes so good and the meat melts in your mouth. The pineapple tops the meal off. Yumm.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salad bar is awesome and you could easily fill up on it alone. The meat selection is great and we loved each offering. Service was prompt and friendly and we had a great meal. We’ve never had a bad experience here. Thanks!

PA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s Birthday! Awesome food, excellent staff experience ! Thank you for the memories

KM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and forth the cost . I will definitely be going back

g
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Based on rating, no comment necessary. I have nothing else to say.

NP
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty good.. great experience for sure... Definitely recommend it!!

JW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Cowboy after Fort Jackson graduation. We were disappointed to learn that they do not walk around with the unlimited meat at lunch time. However, our server explained the different menu choices and we had an outstanding lunch.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Different ambiance than other Brazilian steakhouses I have been too. Salad bar was adequate and meat selection was excellent and came by frequently. Really enjoyed thier dessert....try to leave room!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Our anniversary lunch date. Found lose hair in my food. It kind off put me off after that.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful every time we visit! The staff is attentive and super polite, the food is amazing, and dining in the old building makes for such a nostalgic atmosphere!!

MP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great!!! Love coming here, this is my favorite date night place with my hubby!!!

AD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cowboy Brazilian was amazing hands down. My boyfriend and I dined in at cowboy Brazilian for the restaurant week special and I can say that the entire experience is A1!

FC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the variety offered on the cold and salad bar especially the smoked salmon. But the meats are the best and the piranha is like tasting heaven.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great Value. Variety of meats and extensive salad bar. Full bar. Will continue to return

r
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Not sure if it was the table we were at or what exactly, but the Baristas kept avoiding us. We had to keep asking our waitress (she was wonderful) to send them to us. Other than that everything was awesome as usual.

PF
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Took our senior pastor & his wife for Pastor Appreciation month and they both enjoyed their first time at a Brazilian Steakhouse.

TW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the BEST experience and the gentlemen that came around were pleasant, kind, and friendly. Thank you sooooooooooo much for making our birthdays a Grand occasion!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Found out they started adding automatic gratuity

Don’t like that. As I’ve been a server and had to earn my tips.

Expected tips= salary.

Tips are earned. Bad taste In my mouth. Won’t be back.

And the saddest part is 18% mandatory.

I usually tip 25-30% for ok service.

Our waitress tonight could have walked away from our table with a 120.00 tip. We even talked about it before the bill came.

But if you’re going to take it. Well that’s what you get.

Rios in harbison isn’t greedy. I’ll go there next time.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here to eat. Came tonight for my girlfriend's bday and she loved it.