Samba serves sizzling, authentic Brazilian dishes in a cozy setting. Bring Fido along to the two dog-friendly outdoor tables; they'll put a water bowl out for him while you enjoy Samba's protein-heavy menu of seafood, chicken, and pastries. Lunchtime features paninis on bread from the Balthazar Bakery, the Samba Salad with mango and caramelized pistachios, or a pared-down selection of Brazilian dishes such as the Bife a Cavalo: pan-fried sirloin steak, two fried eggs, sauteed collard greens and breaded, fried banana. At dinnertime, the selection of South American cuisine opens up; try a savory Camarao ao Alho e Oleo (shrimp sauteed with garlic) to start, then the Salmao ao Molho de Maracuja: grilled Atlantic salmon, passionfruit and seasonal vegetables. Samba is open 11:00am to 3:00pm for lunch Monday through Saturday, 5:00 to 9:30pm for dinner Monday through Thursday, and 5:00 to 10:00pm for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings.