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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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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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115 out of 235 people found this review helpful.

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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136 out of 273 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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124 out of 255 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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77 out of 148 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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129 out of 259 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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105 out of 203 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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109 out of 205 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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119 out of 230 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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129 out of 235 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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89 out of 183 people found this review helpful.

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