Samba's menu spans continents, uniting dishes toasted over the leaping flames of a Brazilian grill with those cooked in the heated clay interior of a tandoor oven. Samba's signature rodizio dinners deliver skewered meats to tables, where they are carved by servers directly onto diners' plates. Picanha, a cut of beef, is a popular choice. For those who would rather not indulge in the all-you-can-eat option, the picanha burger?covered in mozzarella, grilled mushrooms, and peppers?offers a taste of the Brazilian beef.
Indian offerings include seven types of naan bread, chicken tikka masala, and biryani rice entrees. Samba serves Mediterranean as well, from hummus appetizers to shish kebab lunches and pizzas dotted with feta cheese.
Though the food comes from various regions, the venue positions diners under the same sky?or at least a ceiling charmingly painted to mimic the clouds. Samba also celebrates birthdays with exceptional fanfare: drums, tambourines, and song, instead of the traditional treat of fine-dining establishments, a lobster clutching candles in its claws. This excitement also extends to the upcoming 2014 World Cup beginning in June, during which the restaurant will air the contests with a family-friendly atmosphere.
Indulge in a juicy steak from Fresno's Manhattan Restaurant, home of the freshest meats in town.
Manhattan Restaurant is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! Manhattan Restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Manhattan Restaurant just as much as their parents do.
Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight.
With plenty of room to go around, Manhattan Restaurant also offers a private area perfect for large groups.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Free parking is available right next door.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
Find something on the menu for everyone at Max's Bistro and Bar in Fresno.
For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Max's Bistro and Bar's menu that can cater to your needs.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Max's Bistro and Bar — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Max's Bistro and Bar is great for big groups, and patrons favor its private room for important events.
Or, take your food to-go.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
Meals at Max's Bistro and Bar usually set you back about $30 per diner.
Slates serves tasty American-style cuisine.
Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Slates' menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit.
Slates' fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Wireless internet access is available for no charge at Slates.
If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Slates is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout.
Through their catering service, Slates can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Or, take your grub to-go.
Guests of Slates' N Fresno St location can park their vehicles on the street.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
It might sound silly, but Richard Stockle was destined to cook prime rib. He had no intention of running a steakhouse in 1969, when he opened up what would ultimately become Richard's Prime Rib and Seafood. The plan was for a bar?cheap beers and maybe a couple of pool tables, which would sit unused until the game of billiards was invented in 1975. That didn't line up with the economic cards, so Richard added food, mainly steaks and fresh seafood. The restaurant took off and Richard purchased the other side of the building, expanding the restaurant's capacity to 115.
New York steaks, lobster tails, and countless baked potatoes would mark the decades until Richard finally sold the restaurant in 2005.
But Richard Stockle
couldn't stay away from the restaurant business.
The new owner defaulted, and Richard regained the restaurant a few years later. The building had slipped into disrepair, so Richard and his team completely remodeled the place, adding curved booths and tasteful nude artwork. Richard's grandson Ben now serves as the restaurant's manager. And the chefs still cook the dishes that made Richard famous, as well as inventive items like ?The Something Good,? a New York steak wrapped in a flour tortilla filled with melted cheese.
Find some fast American favorites at Applebee's.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Applebee's has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Gather the whole family for a trip to Applebee's — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Make sure to check out Applebee's' happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday.
Applebee's hits peak popularity on Friday and Saturday nights, so don't be surprised if you have to wait to be seated (sorry, no reservations accepted).
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally.
If time is of the essence, Applebee's' take-out option may be a better fit.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
All major credit cards are accepted.