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Posted by Debra Sherline on 06/23/2007
It's a dive, but don't let the atmosphere fool you. The food is the Real Thing if you know Roumanian/Jewish cuisine, right down to the schmaltz served as a condiment. We love the food (even the mashed potatoes are magical), but hate the inevitable heartburn that accompanies the bill. Yes, we could eat less, but what would we leave off our order? Better to just resign yourself to the total Sammy's experience, and eat lightly (and more frugally) the days following. L'chaim!
Posted by Kreplach lover on 06/23/2007
I had an urge for a Kreplach on a Friday night. Well its not fancy but boy is the food great and the portions huge. Absolute awesome food, great service. We brought a bid doggie ba home but its too good to share with the 4 legged creatures. Liquor is a bit pricey but a lot of fun and some of the best Kosher style food I have ever eaten
Posted by sammy lover 2005 on 02/07/2006
And each time I have gone, it was always the same. Great food, awesome service and the entertainment was terrific. The keyboard player had us roaring. Its a small place, the prices are a little up there for a whole in the wall place, but definately worth it. Try the meatballs and the Karnatzlachs!! They are godly! Try the small romanian steak tenderloin. its huge! My husband had the large..i thought it was a brontasaurus rib or something. The thing didnt fit on the plate! Delicious food and fun to boot!
Posted by Jim & Devra on 10/14/2005
Burnt stuffed derma, overcooked appetizers, dryed out kasha varniskas-Sammy's losing it & needs a new chef. Even the chopped liver was dried out. But the flank steaks are still big & tasty.
Posted by Spike on 06/11/2005
We have been eating at Sammy's for 15 years and I have to force myself NOT to go. I have trouble working the next day because I usually eat way too much. I love to eat and the rib steak is the biggest and best. Of course, the chopped liver with grated radish, onion, and schmaltz is the best in the world (it may stop your heart from beating though). The price is up there, but for once or twice a year it is well worth it.
Posted by Awesome on 06/02/2005
You have to try Sammy's. The food is awesome and the atmosphere is unique. Make sure that you come hungry because you will definitely over-eat. Order their chopped liver and see it being made right in front of you. For the main course you have to have their Roumanian steak. Although their other main dishes are awesome the steak is superb and huge. Come for the 9pm sitting and hear spme cool live music. Leon who plays the piano and sings is great. The only downer can be the pricetag. This place is a bit expensive especially if you're drinking. When I went there a bottle of vodka (Belvedere) was $67 a bit steep. For a table of 13 the bill was over $1200 not including tip.
Posted by Irish on 05/28/2005
The atmosphere is definitely what you pay for in this joint. But be cautious if you order family style, the food is good if you know what you are getting into... traditional Jewish cuisine. It came as a surprise when a table for 15 got slapped with a $1700 bill when the ambiance was rated up there with Hogs and Hefers....