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Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse

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157 Chrystie St, New York City, NY 10002-2836
+1 212-673-0330
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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74 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at 7:30 to an 80% empty restaurant. I was told they couldn't seat me because they had a seating at 8:30....I assured him I could be out in hour! NOPE sorry..40% of their reviews are negative and so deserved.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were in town from Chicago visiting our daughter. My husband had been to Sammy's over 20 years ago and really wanted to share the experience with our family. We had a table of eight with my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, our two daughters, and New York friends. I have to say, the chopped liver is by far the best I've ever... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were taken by a couple and told exactly what to expect - big Jewish Food. All the descriptions here are accurate - it is familiar and welcoming and fun!! And no one escapes the keen eye - or running commentary - of Dani! All is in good, warm humor and fun - and the food is really good too!... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

If you want to go with a group of loud , big appetite people who like me to drink and have a crazy time come here. This place is a riot with old fashioned"Jewish food" like chopped liver made at the table with chicken fat and onions poured into the bowl, foxes Uber chocolate syrup on all tables for egg... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

`Entering Sammy's is like walking into a BarMitzvah in a basement,' says the website of Dani Luv, the entertainer who's worth going to the restaurant for, even if you don't eat. We started with Karnatzlack (and pickles, peppers, bread and chicken fat), followed by Romanian steak, lamb chops and sweetbreads, latkes with apple sauce and mashed potatoes with greeven and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Another awesome experience at Sammy's for my 50th birthday. As always, Dani is great entertainment. Serving staff is friendly, efficient and wonderful. The atmosphere is old-style, but kept that way on purpose. I couldn't imagine a trip to New York without Sammy's.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Let stepping into a time zone in a basement. Decor is schmaltzy as is the food. The vodka flows like water and you'll have a blast.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of fun and Lots of food. You should go with a group. This is not your grandparent's Sammy's though the place hasn't changed much if any in decades. Was nice to see plenty of younger people having fun and clogging their arteries. We were there for the late seating on a Sat. night. Several birthday parties and plenty of... More 

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Plainfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is somewhere that was on my husbands bucket list and it didn't disappoint him. Authentic Jewish eating that took him back to his childhood. Great place to walk to after the tenement

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Well you need to go into this an open mind. I personally love the place because of what it is and what it represents to the Lower East Side and the city at large. Sammy's is the last bastion of hope to save the "Borscht Belt" vibe and give those that never witnessed it an opportunity to do so one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Cuisine
Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Chrystie St, New York City, NY 10002-2836
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-673-0330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?