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Sammy's Roumanian Steak House

157 Chrystie St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Delancey St.
212-673-0330

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 6
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

71% would go back.

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much too expensive

By apereg on 4/26/2012

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

$150. per person in not reasonable. they have tricks to push food and drinks, but it's really way too much!

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60 out of 115 people found this review helpful.

Love Sammy's

By shannybannany on 3/9/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I first went to Sammy's as a young adult in the mid 80s and I have always loved it. I have told everybody from San Francisco to London to Sydney, Australia that this place is NOT to be missed whilst visiting NYC. I spent my 30th birthday here when the Yankees won the world series and it was a surreal experience. From the old guitar player singing "Hotel California" (on request) to the slapstick antics of twin waiters to having Stan throw a towel at me saying, "wanna get served faster....help me bus this table!". An experience you will NEVER forget oh and by the way...the food is AWESOME!!!!!

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59 out of 109 people found this review helpful.

Love Sammy's

By shannybannany on 3/9/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I first went to Sammy's as a young adult in the mid 80s and I have always loved it. I have told everybody from San Francisco to London to Sydney, Australia that this place is NOT to be missed whilst visiting NYC. I spent my 30th birthday here when the Yankees won the world series and it was a surreal experience. From the old guitar player singing "Hotel California" (on request) to the slapstick antics of twin waiters to having Stan throw a towel at me saying, "wanna get served faster....help me bus this table!". An experience you will NEVER forget oh and by the way...the food is AWESOME!!!!!

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48 out of 106 people found this review helpful.

Azoy!

By notkin on 12/21/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is the way is was, should be and should always be. Full of spirited waiters, a slap schtick piano player and good soulful Jewish food - this place is not to be missed. The chopped liver is so good, I thought my Grandmother was in the kitchen. The steaks are huge, deliciously grilled and seasoned to perfection. The entire experience is warming and if you allow yourself to slip away from the troubles of the day, this is one place where you will feel warm, invited and well fed.

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61 out of 118 people found this review helpful.

GREAT PLACE FOR PARTIES

By howardf on 10/17/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Been going to Sammy's since the mid 70's...entertaining clients and family...recently, within the past 10 years going on an annual basis for gathering of friends and family (about 25-20 people) for reunion party......and we have a ball.... Besides the great service, food, entertainment....we have the company of the rest of the crowd who have gathered there for a good time. Everyone dance with everyone, whether one knows them or not...and in between the tables is where you dance. It is just a great party place..always fun with the Jewish/Israeli songs.....There is just no place like it for the food....lots of schmaltz (chichen fat) in the chopped liver.....Just about all the entrees have been tried over the years; and all still wonderful. Our usual gathering is the first weekend in July.....now I am planning one for November.....by the way; we are not local to NY....we have many flying in from all over, just to be at Sammy's, including me.

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60 out of 120 people found this review helpful.

Awesome food

By elieelovic on 6/23/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

A truly fun experience , great food. An overall great experience

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77 out of 151 people found this review helpful.

Classic

By cmonki on 3/1/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

You have to love a Gem like this. Great food and Great feeling. A dying breed.

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94 out of 173 people found this review helpful.

I love Sammie's

By boatracer on 10/27/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

I cannot understand some of the negative reviews . I have been there many times and it is a treat . A tribute to Jewish cooking and I love the staff . The owners son is a delight and he treats his customers like family . Some of the wait staff are professional entertainers and put on a show with dinner . I love the stuffed cabbage and chopped liver .

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98 out of 183 people found this review helpful.

Friendly Service

By BigBobby on 5/31/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

We have eaten at Sammy's six times over the last few years. Every waiter we have had was polite, took time to explain the food options and seemed to really enjoy his job. He laughed and kidded with us. On a Saturday night they were very busy but we still got good service and good food. I can't wait to go back when next we are in town.

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113 out of 202 people found this review helpful.

Great place for traditional Jewish food from Eastern Eurpope

By BobGourmand on 2/27/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: (NA)
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

If you appreciate Jewish Eastern European food this is one of the last places you can get it. When I am in Manhattan I always visit Sammy's. The people who gave it bad reviews did not have Jewish mothers that cooked for them. The food is just the way my Mon used to make it. Everything I have had there was great. I am 6' 2" and 250 lbs and I was raised on this kind of food. It is not Italian or French it is Jewish food so don't expect it to taste like French of Italian cuisine. The people who said they did not like the food have probably never had real Jewish non-deli food like Mom would make every day. This is the real thing. I wish I could eat there more often.

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