Samba Brazilian Grill

4.4
461 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Brazilian Steakhouse
For those of you who are not current or former gauchos who roam the prairies of Brazil, you might need an explanation of our style of service. At the end on a long day of work tending to cattle and stock, Brazilian cowboys (Gauchos) and their families would prepare great feasts. They would skewer various meats, roast them over a fire pit and bring them to the table for carving. There would be a bounty of seasonal vegetables, stews and salads using fresh ingredients from the fruits of their labor.
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Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Anniversary dinner.

MS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food or meat was way too salty, my wife spent half the night in the bathroom, and I drank about a gallon of water, way way to salty, never again.

PB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Salad bar was awesome and meat was delicious. All staff was professional.

DG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

food was good overall but not a juicy and scrumptious as in many times before. The side dishes as always were excellent

LC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

All the steak was red, not cooked well. I didn’t have change so I gave the servir cash and she didn’t ask if I needed change or not and kept $23 of change

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time , it was an awesome experience for me and the wife

CS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the quality of the meat offerings. The food bar was very well done with several items to choose from. Very friendly staff and clean restaurant.

ER
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I frequently take friends and visitors to Samba. One of our favorite places.

WJ
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've only ever been there for Sunday brunch up until this trip for dinner. Food selection was almost overwhelming in a good way. Never a disappointment!

F
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Our server was very attentive, friendly and personable. She made the experience fun! The food perfect and was amazing. The rest of the staff was extremely attentive too! The atmosphere is cozy and classy. We really enjoyed our evening at Samba.

Thank you!

SH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So unique and the food is amazing! Definitely try the pineapple!!

SB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love sambas brazilian grill. It makes date night fun and romantic. The meats are always amazing. The management and servers are always so pleasnate when we are there. We usually come in once a month its amazing food.

EB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

8/1/19 Loved it. I am a vegetarian who was dining with 4 carnivores. The salad bar was LOADED with delicious options to fill me up. The potato corn chowder was a real standout. My friends were very happy with the variety of meats that were brought to the table for carving every couple of minutes. Our server was on the ball and very friendly and helpful. Wish we could have gone back a second time before we returned home to Georgia.

HO
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I almost only go to Samba when I have a Groupon and so I was originally disappointed this time when we got to Samba that there was a sign that said an extra 20% "service charge" would be added to any party using a Groupon. Thinking this was just a way for Samba to get MORE money and the fact that Groupon brings them so much business, I was very happy to learn that this 20% goes to your server as their tip. I am all about that and fully support making sure your waitstaff gets recognition for their service instead of just a service charge for no reason.

Food was good as always. My husband said quite a few of the meats were a little too salty. Always a nice dinner where you experience a food coma shortly thereafter.

b
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was very good. 4 selections of beef, 1 chicken, 1 pork and lamb and sausage. Do not miss out or skip the pineapple be sure to save room. Awesome selection on the salad bar. Highly recommend

JL
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table for two was in a beautiful quiet spot on the balcony, waitress was very courteous to our needs, and the best part is always the pineapple! A must try if you’re looking to try something pricier but worth it.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We knew what we were expecting coming in, however the meat wasn’t as seasoned as the previous times we visited. Server only came to check on our group, maybe three times max...and our group was there for about an hour and a half. It’s very difficult to have conversations at this restaurant as it’s very noisy here.

AG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is definitely more of an experience than anything, but don't take that to mean that the food wasn't good. In fact, the food was great (although this seemed to vary from serving to serving). There's very clearly a strategy to eating here, as they entice you with an all you can eat salad bar (with a huge variety of delicious goodies), before they finally serve you the star of the show.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Drink service was slow. Steak selection was weak. Dessert wasn’t great. Other meats were good. Grilled pineapple was amazing.

P
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our biggest complaint is the price. Should include a drink & dessert for the price you charge. Also 20% tip automatically is a lot at your prices. We're on a fixed income.

ER
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite restaurant for either lunch or dinner.

IE
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food. Definitely will be going again.

TW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great but I didn’t like how they added a 20% gratuity to the bill because I used a Groupon.

A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Samba Brazilian grill is amazing. A wide variety of fresh sides to choose from the salad bar. Meats were cooked perfectly all the time. Definitely recommend picanha as well as meat lovers.

DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff great, explained menu well and process with food delivery, so Delicious and would recommend a million times over.

DE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place if you are a big meat eater! The salad bar is very unique and well done as well if you are not.

SC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. I will definitely come back.

CR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food; great Old fashioneds; actually have a parking lot; will be going back. Definitely don't eat lunch the day you go, you will need the room for all the great food. The salad bar was amazing; I couldn't try everything I wanted to.

DT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

If you're vegetarian/vegan, fear not. Salad bar is excellent with unique options, charge at a lesser rate than rodizio.

RH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This the second time we've to Samba Brazilian Grill and loved it both times. The food and service was vary good. Don't have a bad thing to say about it. We will be goin back.

MS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Introduced my family to Samba, everyone loved it! They where all blown away

TH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELICIOUS food presented beautifully. Good service and very pleasant staff

MZ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It doesn’t have as many or as good buffet choices as a similar restaurant in Milwaukee. Our server was kinda haphazard and we rarely saw her. Being required to pay the 20% gratuity on the entire bill before the Groupon discount was outrageous. The gauchos and young man who served the water were excellent and very personable.

JS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this food and the way at which it is presented. All the meats are delivered at just the right time so that it is still hot and tender. The timing and coordination is awesome. The salad bar has an excellent and fresh and delicious array of veggie dishes to whet the appetite. Superb!

TS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bushra was our hostess and she was great. For the first time, she was always checking on us and asking us what we want as far as meat. Shortly after we get it. In the past they would give us our water and we would never see the hostess until leaving.

s
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Matt !! Love Matt !!

Love Matt !! Love Matt!!

BA
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

First time here.not really impressed by food quality.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was slow and very under par. Didn’t seem like the full menu was available

SW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

For how expensive it was some of the meat was over cooked or chewy. I had the soup and it was very plain. Using a groupon, to try a place, they tacked on a 20 percent tip off the bat. I was very disappointed.

NA
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The salad and hot bars were very good, but the meats were not impressive. Service was good but a bit slow. It was a very interesting experience to have, but I am not sure if I would be tempted to go there again any time soon.

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