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Samba - Montclair, Montclair, NJ

Samba - Montclair

4.6
4.6
336 Reviews
$30 and under
Brazilian

Homestyle Brazilian fare served in a stylish, rustic space with antique pots & vintage tableware.

Samba is now the only restaurant certified as a gluten-free restaurant in New Jersey from the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG). @glutendotorg . We are not conforming to a trend. Due to personal experience, gluten
sensitivity is a very serious matter. For the safety of others who are gluten-free, no outside food or cakes will be allowed in the restaurant.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 744-6764

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ilson Goncalves

  • Neighborhood

    Montclair

  • Cross street

    Bloomfield Ave.

  • Parking details

    Fullerton Deck

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 336 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Jersey - North

    Healthy

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  1. L

    Lovetodineout

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food!

  2. DT

    DeborahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can’t complain! Service was quick and severs were pleasant. 10/10 experience.

  3. MF

    MargaretF

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything!

  4. O

    Ozsaleem

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very cool spot. Great food and cozy atmosphere

  5. HP

    HapPy

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience and delicious meal. Staff is friendly, attentive and very nice

  6. L

    Linda

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Loved our server Joao! Hip atmosphere and food was good.

  7. AS

    AshleyS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    The food was excellent, but not worth what we paid. For a BYO, we Got 2 apps and one dinner and it was 113! They added in their own service charge, which felt ridiculous considering we were 2 people and the service was less than great.

  8. k

    kg1114

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Samba was recommended to me by a Brazilian acquaintance and so I took that recommendation to heart. Samba did not disappoint! From the fun decor and casual ambiance; from the delicious first bite of cheesy puffs brought to our table through to the last bite, the flavors were delicious and unlike what I would have expected. I only wish I had room for dessert! Can't wait to go back!

  9. NS

    NicSin

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Definitely felt a bit rushed by the staff. The first thing they tell you before saying hello is that you have two hours to eat.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1

    I was very disappointed. They raised the prices which I’m ok with but they added to many restrictions. I went to celebrate father’s a day early with my husband, his mom and of course my baby. The place looks nice but they have a two hour limit per reservation. You can’t order an appetizer before you order food & it seems like you are rush and they are the one doing you a favor. 20% of the tip is already included which I understand that the owners policy is not the servers fault. I love to eat put with my family and I believe if I’m going to spend money it should be a nice expiration with my family not rush not restrictions. Is fair to say that even though the food is good is not worth the headache. I won’t return to samba.

  11. G

    Gmoney

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    excellent evening at table 7 suggested by Gabriel. we celebrated our wedding anniversary.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great gluten free

  13. GM

    GMRF

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We loved the ambiance and the food. Every dish was delicious. The servers were attentive and friendly though at times we felt "rushed". Some of the waiters were very very nice and we enjoyed chatting with them. It was a bit more expensive that we had anticipated. It would have been nice to have some caipivodkas. :) We will go back and try it on a Wednesday when we understand there is live music. We look forward to experiencing it again.

  14. J

    Jorge

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Aniversary

  15. LA

    LisaA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Authentic Brazilian cuisine in a fun atmosphere. We will be back soon.

  16. IV

    IVectiz

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was excellent. A little overpriced.

  17. SM

    SusanM

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been coming here for many years and the food is consistently excellent. The owner is an amazing guy who does an amazing job with his restaurant, staff and food. The ambience And Decor are wonderful. Can’t wait to go back.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As a gluten-free gal, I very much enjoyed my experience at Samba! My boyfriend and I were able to enjoy literally anything on the menu, which made ordering super fun. We were sufficiently full by the end of the meal, and everything was absolutely delish! Highly recommend.

  19. P

    Poly

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Tables are way to small, cant order a lot food. Should think about getting bigger tables

  20. TN

    TierneyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely incredible! I was there with 4 girlfriends, one of which is gluten free. She was PSYCHED that the entire menu was GF and so tried a bunch of different apps+entrees and shared it all. Dessert was also insanely delicious! Definitely going back!

  21. AR

    AliciaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Montclair University Graduation early dinner for my daughter. Samba was great no complaints!!! We will go again soon!!!

  22. V

    inoelV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    When you mix a nice located place with good atmosphere, nice music, awesome customer service and delicious food, there's no way you don't please everybody's needs. Just an awesome place where I'm coming back for sure

  23. JC

    JennC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service! Would highly recommend for business or personal.

  24. b

    biancac

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5

    Expensive. Crazy slow service. Food w was OK. Pretty place but that was only highlight.

  25. LD

    LilianaD

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the food, employees are very welcome and happy to help. The food us just amazing. I'm glad I can have gluten free food that is delicious. Thank you!

  26. KG

    KatG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was amazing! We are happy we found this spot, will be back for sure!

  27. HP

    HapPy

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sam a created a creative, co for table and unique environment for your dining pleasure. Had the Samba panini which was very good. Also was watching what others were having so will be returning to enjoy other things on the menu. It was a very pleasing and different experience. The staff was wonderful.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing place! Highly recommend!

  29. CW

    ChristineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration. Party of 6. They take reservations. Great food, healthy options, vegan, gluten free, etc.

  30. B

    Bernie

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There are very few good restaurants in Montclair and this is one of them. The food was served quickly, nicely prepared, and looked delicious. We tried the salgadinhos sortidos and I should've ordered for myself, it was so good! Loved the decor too. I'll go back soon!

  31. MW

    MessiahWalks

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, beautiful environment, friendly staff.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing!!!! My mother was born and raised in Brazil I didn’t think it would be like moms but then I take the first bite and it was so close to my mothers cooking it really felt good and I knew my wife and I found the prefect place. We will most definitely return.

  33. j

    jamecho

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food and ambience were great. Our server Gabrielle was attentive and celebrated our daughter's birthday and graduation with us. He was also gracious to extend the celebration to my wife and I who also celebrated birthdays in the week. That was unexpected and very kind of him and the establishment.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was delicious but after dinner/once our plates were cleared it took about 20-25 minutes for someone to come to offer us a dessert menu. Overall really enjoyed this restaurant and would visit again, just slow service.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Food was decent, place was really nice but the service was not that great.

  36. JM

    JoshuaM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Took 45-60 minutes for someone to ask us our order. The food came out quickly, though. Only a 20 minute wait. And the servers were nice. But the food was mostly salad options, which in the end could be bought anywhere at a cheaper cost. My date and I could barely hear each other, and we were inside. I won’t go again. Not worth it

  37. KC

    KatrinaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Menu was perfect for people who are gluten free and Vegan/vegetarian. Loved it.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place never disappoints!!! We shared the yuca and sausage app and then we each had the stuffed acorn squash with shrimp and it was literally one of the best things I’ve eaten in my life! Beyond delicious!!!

  39. M

    Marcy

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food! Everything is super fresh. I have been here a couple of times and they will be seeing me again!

  40. KC

    KevinC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved it here it was our first time there with our parents. The food was delicious on the monday afternoon their service is excellent they really make you feel at home their coffee tastes great reminded me of being back in my country. Yuca bacalao was so tasty I will come back on a date with my partner!!! Staff has excellent service and good portion of beef and salmon well seasoned!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Samba - Montclair offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 744-6764.

Samba - Montclair is rated 4.6 stars by 336 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Samba - Montclair

7 Park St Montclair, NJ 07042

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bloomfield Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Montclair

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Fullerton Deck

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ilson Goncalves

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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