Samba Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Brazilian

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THE MAJORITY OF OUR DINING ROOM IS RESERVED FOR WALK-IN GUESTS.
We encourage walks in of any size during lunch,brunch and dinner.
Family owned restaurant dedicated to providing the best quality food and service. Steaks, seafood and vegetarian options. Brazilian,Latin American, Lunch Specials, Late night Kitchen (open until 12:00am Friday & Saturday)

Serving Brunch Sat-Sun from 11-4pm
Live Brazilian Music (Samba) Brunch Sundays



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MarlenyM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I chose Samba Kitchen to celebrate my birthday... what a disappointment. I purposely chose this place for the live samba music during brunch and turns out they only provide live music on Sundays. The brunch menu was very limited and very basic. No wow factor there. My girlfriend and I were so upset we actually went in search of another brunch spot to eat all over again! I can only think of one word to describe our experience - basic.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and pleasant service

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HTP2
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food in a non-pretentious, friendly restaurant. Wished we lived in NYC so we could go back and back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Nothing amazing. The Brazilian cheese bread was undercooked, I could taste the yucca flour in my mouth, and the moqueca was a very small portion for the price. Drinks were ok. Service was ok. It is very loud. Will not come back.

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DavidH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've known the owner since his bus boy days at Ipanema over 13 years ago, and I'm happy he opened his own restaurant about 3 years ago.

What many people might not know is that he went into a partnership with the former (and original) chef from Ipanema which lends itself to a fantastic menu, and one you can rely on being of the best quality.

Great food, great service, and I've taken friends and family here for years.

Their Sunday brunch is to DIE FOR, and the live Brazilian music really sets this place apart from all the others on 46th Street/Little Brazil.

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Luvmytastebuds
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Pretty authentic Brazilian. The Mocequa was spot on and my picky teenage dinner guest "loved" the yucca fries.

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vipParker705
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an exceptional lunch here with a friend who was visiting town. The food was wonderful. The service was warm and friendly. Lunch crowd was small so it was very quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great and very attentive. One of the diners has major food allergies and the waitress made sure she had all basis covered.

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Mommacassy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with friends and family before a show. We all got something different and every meal was Great!! Service was great and fast. We highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good

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TreyBien
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Samba before a play it was perfect. The waitress was quick and recomended great tapas for us to try. It was a great introduction to Brazilian food for us. We will go back!

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vipHungry
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food and drinks were great. I will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was flavorful and well cook. The cheese bread was fantastic. Just for my personal preference since I am not used heavy salt, just a touch saltier than I prefer. Service was great and nice ambience.

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vipDavidH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve known the owner since his time with Ipanema on 46th Street; the food is always delicious and consistent, and the service is flawless.

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DorisL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration - great food and drinks

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Kiki
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my families favorite places, we go every year for my brothers birthday! Wonderful, food; Friendly staff!

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vipJohn
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I simply love Samba Kitchen. We usually make it one of stops for dinner during our semi-annual trips to NYC. Over the past 2 years we have probably been a half dozen times, and have yet to be disappointed in any part of our experience. Make sure you try one of their caipirinhas.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great drinks, and cool atmosphere!

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LisaB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome find! We wanted to try something different before our theater show and reviews looked good. Everyone tried something different and no one was disappointed! Great presentation and flavors that you wouldn't think would work were incredible. So glad we found Samba Kitchen

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LoriF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We went with high expectations from most trip advisor reviews on a Wednesday evening with a 7:30pm reservation for a party of 4. Service was slow and meat was way overdone, 3 of 4 ordered medium steak dishes and 1 ordered medium rare and all came out well done. Meat was very chewy and dry. Waitress offered to remake, but wait was so long to get food, we opted not to wait for a remake. They did give us free dessert and coffee or expresso for the mistake, however I wouldn’t go there again. It appeared they only had one waitress to cover the entire room. It was very crowded, however very disappointing!

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ToddF
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners are personable and the food was great. I recommend it.

GF
GiantsFan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Samaba Kitchen after an early show for dinner. The food was very good. There was 4 of us and we each got something different and everything was great. It is a casual atmosphere which is what I like. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. I will go again the next time I am in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food! However, noise level was extreme, gave up on conversation.

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JillM
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience1

The food was extremely bland. The noise level was terrible. Couldn’t hear my husband across the table never mind my daughter at the far end. Unfortunately disappointed especially after reading good online reviews.

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Dannythree
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and friendly server, nice selection of food and cocktails.

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michal
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was great, great evening

MJ
MJD1
London
11 reviews