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Sam's Place

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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132 E 39TH St, New York City, NY 10016-0914
+1 212-599-6360
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reasonable Italian option if you're in Murray Hill. It's not like you've found your way to Little Italy, but the food is usually reliable. The owner and/or manager will usually make their way around to converse with guests, which is a personal touch. The service is usually good except the last time when my wife ordered chicken piccata. The dish... More 

Thank Michael B
Moosic, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate here in 2016 and had to re-visit in 2017...IT'S THAT GOOD! The owner warmly greets you and makes you feel welcome. The food is outstanding. What was special for us.....was that we were seated at the same exact table as last year. The food...OUTSTANDING. The bread with olive oil is unbelievable. We shared a casear... More 

Thank Ellen C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant when visiting NYC for a delicious meal at a great price relative to NYC. Owner Maximo often greets his guests and makes them feel at home. The food never disappoints, the service is wonderful and the wine list is excellent. We have been there several times and have recommended it to friends visiting. All have... More 

Thank Cindy B
Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with my colleague one day during the week. It's a fairly small, traditional looking Italian restaurant. We were provided with some bread upon sitting down. We both ordered the special which was handmade spinach pasta with bacon and tomatoes in a cream sauce. It was so delicious! But very heavy. We ordered cannoli to go - they... More 

Thank Joanne F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy neighborhood place with great food. Staff very friendly and attentive. Will definitely go back.

Thank Carol698
Riverhead, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at Sam's Place tonight. Food and service was excellent. Warm cozy environment. Owner Max was on hand and greeted each patron warmly. Appeared to have many repeaters as he stopped at many tables to chat and seemed to know many. Great specials and for dessert cannoli's were delish!! Don't hesitate when in the area --a must!!

Thank lbsaut
New York, NY
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589 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Sam's is one of my favorite Midtown NYC restaurants. Went with a friend the other day for lunch and when we heard that one of the specials that day (they almost always offer five "specials" beyond the regular menu) was home-made ziti pasta with pesto each of us ordered it. Here's the headline -- I thought I had died and... More 

Thank Trup
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We had an excellent dinner at Sam's place which was close to our hotel. So beautiful and cosy inside and lovely service. I had a bowl of mussels with a beautiful red wine. It was an enjoyable evening with friends and I definitely recommend it. Best to book ahead as it gets very busy!

Thank Princessbella65
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91 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Live in the area & always wanted to try this place. Glad we did. Good food. Had dinner there for New Years Eve. Plan to go back again.

Thank robertandjackie
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Just a block from Cuban Mission, hungry attendees after a military history talk at nearby soldiers marines seaman airmen's club, our mission if all 24 of us accepted It was to savor tantalizingly delicious Italian Food and we did. I elected to treat my hunger with linguini pasta prima Vera. Never better especially with sprinkled cheese. To avoid funding more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 E 39TH St, New York City, NY 10016-0914
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-599-6360

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

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