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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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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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83 out of 162 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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160 out of 296 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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126 out of 233 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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81 out of 149 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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71 out of 151 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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88 out of 159 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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93 out of 196 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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136 out of 252 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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122 out of 236 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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117 out of 223 people found this review helpful.

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