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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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Worst food

By 4534oskar on 2/20/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

This is the worst food I have ever eaten. Cup of chicken noodle soup was about 6 dollars and there was no chicken in it. Couple people in our group ordered steaks and they were tasteless. And this is a famous stake house? Fried potato pancakes had absolute no flavor; it was like chewing a sock. Sliced potatoes were lacking taste as well, fast food fries taste better! Overall a huge disappointment and total waste of money. I am still in disbelief how BAD THE FOOD WAS!

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139 out of 278 people found this review helpful.

RIP OFF!

By tricolwan on 1/17/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

Absolutely CRIMINAL! Was there recently for a friend's birthday party and ended up COMPLETELY overpaying for food that was OK at best. They actually have the audacity to charge you a COVER charge per person (yes, a cover charge, have never heard of this at a restaurant, plus a 20% gratuity), charge you 6 dollars for every flask of CRANBERRY JUICE placed on the table, 6 dollars for every flask of SELTZER they place on the table, and 20 dollars for 6 rugala's that weren't even ordered (they were for the birthday boy with a candle stuck in them-they took those off the bill thank goodness). Yes, it is an experience for someone who hasn't had jewish food and watching people dance was fun but overall the place is a COMPLETE rip off.

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119 out of 243 people found this review helpful.

This is the place to celebrate great things in your life.

By llp on 8/17/2009

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

The food is very good, but the real reason to go here is to celebrate life with friends. Drink frozen vodka, eat steak, and be happy. Come and sing, eat and enjoy.

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131 out of 266 people found this review helpful.

WORTH IT!!!!

By Ratary on 3/30/2009

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

Food out of this planet... If you want to feel at home this is the place... great atmosphere.... Nice jewish music.... Great service... Decor is not so trendy but who cares... a little expensive but portions are big and excellent

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124 out of 230 people found this review helpful.

I could not leave that last review unchallenged!

By sylverpallette on 3/16/2009

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

The last reviewer either wasn't Jewish or can't appreciate the worldly culinary delights of 20th century Eastern Europe. If you are a heathy eater - DO NOT go here. But if you are willing to spare some calories on incredible food - this is your place. This restaurant is an eyesore, but that's just part of the kitch. The experience just wouldn't be the same without the simple atmosphere, dreg on the walls, "bar mitzvah" musician and close quarters. The food is excellent and harkens back to my childhood and family gatherings. Favorite dishes - tenderloin (aka skirt steak), chopped liver, potato pancakes, stuffed cabbage, kishka, warm rugelach, and to wash it all down - egg creams made at the table. Go and enjoy a fabulous expereince that will remind you of times past and family no longer with us. (But leave calorie counters at home.)

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121 out of 235 people found this review helpful.

What is Sammy's famous for?

By IAMFOOD on 12/28/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

That has to be the worst food for the money I have ever experienced. I don't know how they have been in business for as long as they have. They aren't bashful about what they charge, but the should be embarrassed about what they serve. Someone should introduce the cook to a new thing they have now called spices, and FAT is not a spice!

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