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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.

76% would go back.

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Good times at 157 Christy

By paul.noel on 1/3/2015

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Been going to Sammy"s since 1989 Go back every time I am in Manhattan. Sure you can Spend some $$$ there but it's worth it .. The best times I have had are when bringing 1st timers there. Happy they started serving the Kettle One though the Absolute was fine back in the day. Love the entertainment.Love Sammy's

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20 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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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114 out of 214 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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103 out of 197 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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97 out of 208 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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107 out of 204 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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108 out of 211 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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119 out of 249 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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139 out of 277 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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135 out of 265 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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