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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
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

There was a large group of us of assorted ages so my friend thought that Sammy's would be the perfect night out. It's a crazy place, the food is heavy on the meat and carbs served family style, but certainly don't go there for the food. The vodka is sold by the bottle and is fantastic as it is served... More 

Thank Jeanette713
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74 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 

Thank Chantal42
New York City, New York
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1,548 reviews
888 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
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 

Thank Allan S
Hong Kong, China
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123 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

Thank Letranger90
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank bcooper434
New York City, New York
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331 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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.

Thank PW11803
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank Neil K
Plainfield, Indiana
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 23:00
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?