Samba Brazilian Grill

4.6
598 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
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BeverlyN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 32nd birthday at Samba and the food was amazing. We were one of the first reservations when they opened for the evening, so the virgin piña colada my boyfriend and I wanted weren't available. But even with the staff shortage, they were attentive and friendly. The meats were perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. Will Definitely go back again.

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MargaretR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Every worker was extremely pleasant and very attentive. Salad bar beautifully presented, very fresh and extensive. Tip, try not to overdo it, so you can enjoy the delicious meat. It was a special and very pleasant experience. Price is right because the food was delicious. Really enjoyed the interaction with the wait staff, so polite and friendly and accommodating. Thanks for a great night.

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ToniB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The prices keep going up and the items keep getting less abundant and lesser quality. All my favorites keep getting discontinued. The meat is fabulous. At the price point there should be phenomenal items on the salad bar.: candied bacon, something seafood, a choice of amazing soups, potatoes that aren’t barely moist because they have been there so long (and we were there early in the night so I’m guessing they were leftovers). The salad bar is standard fare, old country buffet-ish. Not even any salad cheeses. There never has been but there should be. There were a few potato salads, plain cucumbers, olives, roasted onions, spicy beets. Like I said-all in all good but not enough choices and not the quality that should be delivered for $45/person. You’re definitely paying for the ambiance and experience. One of their iconic offerings is the cheesy bread rolls. Ooey gooey and fresh. So good. But with 2 tries, I never received it to my satisfaction. Old and cold. It sounds like I’m complaining and I guess, I am. But I would do it again. Samba, if you’re reading this, please, bring back the quality salad bar items and add to it. Take a look at comparable restaurants and what they offer and what they charge. Your game needs to be stepped up. Be the purple snowflake and set yourself apart.

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EricZ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was absolutely delicious and the service was awesome definitely a nice night out

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SalvadorV
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant ever I enjoy every minute there, great food and great service

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KellyP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meats are the bomb. Make sure to leave room for the Parmesan encrusted pork medallions. You’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven. I always think the salad bar is so satisfying I could just have that, but I have to have the meats!

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Friendsdinner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fabulous meats and salad bar offerings. The potato were out of this world.
Clearly struggling with staffing issues. The teen who served us talked so fast I understand nothing.

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vipLINDSEYC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. I love that they changed some on the seasonings on the steaks. I wish they didn’t change the flank steak that used to be our favorite. Otherwise everything was delicious!

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CarlosL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it good food i like it’s yummmy idk what else to say

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terryp
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Samba's before and we took friends there tonight. They were very satisfied and impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner, everyone was super nice and welcoming. Service was great.

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GregR
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had great food. The place had a good amount of people but we were able to be seated apart. The bartender was very knowledgeable on their specialty drinks. The food and beverages were excellent. I would definitely recommend and will go back soon.

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JimS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a new waitress. She did her best but clearly needed more training. But she checked every question we had and was very attentive!

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DaltonH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pricy, but the food is delicious and the service is prompt and nice.

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Jude
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really, the only complaint was that we thought it was too dark at our table.

Our waitress was awesome!

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PedroR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. Need to be very hungry (try fasting through the day). Wonderful meats (and do try the Feijoada in the buffet).

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RyanW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat hands. Very good drinks and the different meat selections are great.

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Trent
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places I have eaten as of recently, my group and I throughly enjoyed it.

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Chadn
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and environment.. I would recommend this to anyone.

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CherylS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night adventure. It was the first time we had ever been and it didn’t disappoint.

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cathyh
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food. plan on spending money here. Would go again

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ErinH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, food was good and service was great. A bit pricey so I won’t be going back regularly but might go once a year.

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CynthiaK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samba Brazilian grill is our favorite place. The salad bar is exceptional. The Feijoada which is a Brazilian black stew is the best I've ever had. The Pão de Queijo are to kill for. The meat whether it be beef, pork, chicken, linguica or lamb is done perfectly, its juicy and melts in your mouth. Who can actually resist the pineapple? Top that off with the best Mojitos I have ever had. It's simply to die for. We love Samba and their staff!

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alex
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Pros: Surprisingly good quality meat and cooked correctly.
The salad bar is large and there are soup/bread options.
A nice open space.

Negative: We could not understand a word the waiter said the entire time and we had to ask for additional menus to understand the concept more.
Drinks came out one at a time...very amateur, especially for a business meeting...Additionally the drinks took forever and were not that good ultimately.
The salad(s) did not taste fresh. They had a store bought - bag taste. Not cold.
The dressings were soupy and not thick. The bread was old and stale.

They turned the lights down half way between our meal and my guests complained they couldn’t see their food anymore.

All the menus online are old and out of date, and i wasn’t too happy to see the s’mores and other desserts were gone now and there was Zero Tequila drinks on the menu - shameful!

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! Food was good, great service and friendly staff. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience3

Not worth it. Very little options

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DonaldS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Out looking for new venues for dinner. We will return.

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MelissaS
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience, food was wonderful, staff was friendly.

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AngelaD
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious.

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ManuelP
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services and incredible food, we love that place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service.

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SamYang
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have been to many Brazilian Grills all over the world. The experience at Samba was ok. They had 8 different meats to taste - the meats were tender and the seasoning was fine. The buffet was just ok and the rice was either undercook or dried and hard because of the heated plate. I thought the price didn't match the experience.

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JoAnn
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! We had a girls night out and loved the food and the service. A special shout out to the grilled pineapple!!

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NancyH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband there for his 70th birthday. I had been there before but he had not. I tried to explain to him about Sambas, but he really had to experience it for himself. The food was awesome and the service was second to none. The staff is warm, friendly, and helpful. The gentleman who kept our water glasses full was amazing. I am sure we will return again even if it is an 84 mile drive to get there :-)

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall good experience. Only negative was that we still had to wait 10 minutes even with a reservation.

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Yesenia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the food
I don’t see cake o pies
The service was great

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AntonioB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations were exactly on time. We came early but was welcomed at the bar to hold time. Great mojitos! The waiters were very attentive when the green side is up. If you have the guts save room for the excellent cheesecake.

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Piasano
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waitress seemed a little new and stressed but overall, the meat kept coming, which was great! The grilled cinnamon Pineapple was a nice addition to the meal. A little pricey so wouldn't go there often.

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EmidaN
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

There is a lack of variety on the table of salads and cheeses, and too little staff for the number of diners. The lady who served the drinks was always faulty and there was one missing from the table and they would spend 10 minutes to see her again and it was the same

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Angel
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are carnivorous and like to try new things as well, this place is heaven. Their salad bar has some interesting things to try and their cuts of meat are just delicious. I cannot wait to go back!

FAQs

Samba Brazilian Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 257-1111.

Samba Brazilian Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 598 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.