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Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse

157 Chrystie St, New York City, NY 10002-2836
+1 212-673-0330
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“chopped liver” (55 reviews)
“latkes” (13 reviews)
“rugelach” (9 reviews)
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157 Chrystie St, New York City, NY 10002-2836
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't go for the food, but get the Romanian Skirt steak and Stuffed cabbage. They might ask you how you want it cooked but it doesn't matter, it'll be cooked, more-or-less. You go for an experience you can't get anywhere else. The Vodka comes...More

Thank Watrbaby
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Returned to Sammys with friends hoping to share our previous experience. We aren't big drinkers but we ordered 3 beers and a glass of vodka. Previously the chopped liver was mixed at the table. Seems they don't have time for it anymore but when we...More

Thank elayne s
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This is not a quiet intimate evening out - but a memorable, noisy and fun one! The restaurant in a basement does not offer delicate morsels of fine cuisine - but great hunks of delicious tasty food from the heim (home) and in copious quantities....More

Thank Gerald S
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Jeanette713
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.

3  Thank pinkyspr
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...More

1  Thank 1KirstenV
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...More

Thank Chantal42
Reviewed 1 December 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...More

Thank Allan S
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...More

1  Thank Letranger90
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
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25 May 2017|
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Response from Jeanette713 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous reviewer who said to allow a total of two hours (if you make it that long). Three hours is a possibility if it's a particularly good crowd or you just happen to be having fun.
17 May 2017|
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Response from Chantal42 | Reviewed this property |
Yes!!! I'm sorry I didn't get to take my kids there - after they demolished the leftovers they whinged about that too... but I will next time we're in town! Early seating - and the cheesy entertainer was an absolute... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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