Located on the second floor of the former Woman?s Club of Madison building, Samba Brazilian Grill bursts at the seams with history and a generous salad-bar buffet and rodizio-style meats, carved tableside. The meat selection changes regularly but often features a beef such as tenderloin with sake-soy marinade, porkables including the intricately flavored spicy lingui?a pork sausage, delicious chicken snacks, and the baharat leg of lamb. A waiter brings the protein-heavy entrees to the table intact before slicing away right before your eyes, expertly dropping steaming pieces onto plates and tucking napkins into shirts. The salad bar stocks its surfaces with multiple salads, fresh vegetables, cheeses, olives, pickled savories, and plenty of mashed- and bean-centric sides. The eatery possesses a darkly lit interior with rich, dark woods throughout.
We specialize in mouth-watering char broiled steaks, seafood, ribs and chops as well as an award-winning wine list of over 150 different selections. It is our promise to you, to make every dining experience a memorable one.
Dennis Getto of the Journal Sentinel titled our review "Palmer's Steakhouse, Simply Perfect"
Each night at Tokyo Sushi & Grill Japanese Steakhouse, chefs fire up six hibachi grills and flip shrimp, scallops, and swordfish atop the sizzling iron griddles and directly in front of guests. In addition to the hibachi chefs' flashy knife work, the casual eatery showcases more subtle Japanese culinary traditions. At the sushi bar, experts gingerly roll up fresh seafood, and in the kitchen, chefs swathe shrimp in crispy tempura batter with the same level of care a NASA scientist takes when coating the Space Shuttle’s flameproof resin on the base of his cigar.
The Red Mill's extensive menu includes precisely grilled steaks and burgers, seafood, pasta, and a fish fry every Friday. It takes a mostly Euro-American angle, with hearty options such as spicy buffalo chicken and pot roast with mashed potatoes and onion strings. The eatery also riffs on classics such as mac ‘n’ cheese, which it dresses up in a more mature version that includes blue cheese, panko bread crumbs, and mix-ins such as bacon, chicken, or shrimp. On Friday, The Red Mill's fish fry sizzles cod, lake perch, and beer-battered coconut shrimp, and baked options allow diners to make a healthy choice without having to follow a strict diet of orange peels and nothing else.
Constructed in 1858, The Poplar Inn has had several past lives: it served as an inn owned by a Union Civil War captain, a tea room, and even a paper company before dining establishments took over in the 1980s. And for those who look closely, the Cream City brick building still shows off some of its roots. The second-floor bar, for example, has retained its original floors instead of replacing them with trendy moon-bounce material.
Today's diners gather inside the Poplar Inn's softly lit dining room to feast on the creations of chef James Jones. The hearty, rustic menu features classic steaks as well as signature cuts, including the Towering Inferno?blackened tenderloin balanced on beer-battered portobello mushrooms. Seafood entrees also steal the spotlight, from salmon served with maple syrup to pan-seared yellowfin tuna.
SteakHouse 100 satisfies carnivorous cravings with a menu heavy on red meat and sophistication. Start by snacking on nature's easiest prey: escargot in mushrooms and garlic butter ($6.95 for six). Steaks—such as the 25-ounce cowboy steak ($29.95) and the 12-ounce senior New York strip ($23.95)—are cut by hand, not by laser. A quartet of surf 'n' turf options pits land against sea in a culinary cage match, and an array of sandwiches (such as Philly cheesesteak for $10.95 and marinated chicken breast for $7.95) provides meaty delight without the encumbrance of silverware. Because rib, like ministers and meridians, is better when it's prime, SteakHouse 100 also offers a trio of prime-rib options, starting with the 12- to 14-ounce junior prime rib ($19.95) and scaling up to the 16- to 18-ounce king prime rib ($23.95). A large wine list and full bar keep beef-weary jaws well-oiled.