Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse

Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse

Steakhouse, Romanian Restaurant, and Jewish Restaurant$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Roger E.
    "Try the chopped liver, stuffed cabbage and rib steak."(10 Tips)
    "Greeven & Schmaltz"(5 Tips)
    Arthur S.
    "... entertainment (e.g., Dani Luv)"(3 Tips)
    Andrew C.
    "$300 buys you a bottle of Vodka in ice."(3 Tips)
70 Tips and reviews
  • chopped liver
  • schmaltz
  • steak
  • dani luv
  • lively
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  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyMay 7, 2011
    One of the most fun dinners I've had. Guy on the piano is incredible. You'll end up eating more food than you can imagine, drinking more vodka than humanly possible, and dancing with total strangers!
  • Briana W.
    Briana WuagneuxOctober 25, 2014
    Chopped liver is to die for. Stuffed cabbage really good. Self serve egg cream is delish, but don't order it until after the meal. You will stand out. Totally fun atmosphere. Just do it.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MosesMarch 1, 2016
    Jewish delicacies since the '40s. Live music, lounge acts, customers who sing along. The atmosphere is festive, and will make you be hoisted on a chair by those drunk on “Hava Nagila” and Stolichnaya.
  • Nazary N.
    Nazary NebelukMarch 10, 2015
    You go here for the atmosphere more then the food. An unbelievable experience. Good thing the food is also good - the steak, chicken liver and sweat breads are great choices
  • Colin M. F.
    Colin M. FordMarch 26, 2016
    If you come here for the food, you're a dope. It's all about the crazy, kitschy singing and dancing. The (fairly expensive) food is the admission price.
  • Claire J S.
    Claire J SongMarch 25, 2015
    The very Eastern European menu includes saline chicken liver, garlicky karnatzlach sausage and enormous beef tenderloins, all of which are hearty enough to slow down the hora.
  • Paddy M.
    Paddy MullenDecember 2, 2012
    If you are finding out about this place via foursquare, you aren't the target audience. The ambience of a church basement bingo hall with park avenue prices.
  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KerchAugust 10, 2010
    Get ready to eat! The servings are huge. The waitstaff are great and willing to give their recommendations. Get a t-shirt to remember your evening by! You'll need a size larger then when you came :)
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CerdaSeptember 10, 2012
    $55 Prix Fixe buys you all the potatoes (+meat) you can eat. $300 buys you a bottle of Vodka in ice. So, just bring like $101 and you'll be fine. Also, try the Hora. It's fun.
  • Kay P.
    Kay PuthaaroonDecember 22, 2013
    Pricey but worth going once for the atmosphere ("it's like going to a Jewish wedding") and live music. Food is subpar (they use cheap cuts of steak). Chopped liver is their specialty
  • Adelia
    AdeliaFebruary 24, 2013
    This place was not a typical dinner but rather an experience ! Dinner Dancing and comedyThe food is pretty good but you come here more for the incredible time!!I would go back without any hesitation
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 29, 2010
    Jewish comfort food with a lot of kitsch. The chopped liver and the egg creams are delicious. This place gets super rowdy, making it a great birthday party destination.
  • Advertising Week
    Advertising WeekJuly 15, 2011
    A guaranteed good time filled w delicious Roumanian food. Be sure to try out the chopped liver! When was the last time you heard someone say *that*?!
  • Find. Eat. Drink.
    Find. Eat. Drink.August 10, 2011
    It's not about the food, it's the overall experience. Get the souped-up chopped liver. Yes, Dani Luv is schmaltzy, but he's got a funny schtick.
  • John T.
    John TrigonisDecember 12, 2015
    One of the craziest nights out you will ever have, guaranteed! And the steaks are enormous, too!
  • Roger E.
    Roger EhrenbergJuly 20, 2011
    Try the chopped liver, stuffed cabbage and rib steak. And needless to say, the vodka in ice for the total experience! Read more
  • Jeana C.
    Jeana CostaFebruary 24, 2013
    You walk in with a mediocre first impression. You walk out feeling it's one of the most underrated places in Downtown NYC. A gem!
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsNovember 6, 2014
    Don't come here unless you're ready to have an AWESOME time. Loved the DJ upstairs getting the party going.
  • Catharine M.
    Catharine MarrMarch 29, 2010
    Another fun thing: have the egg cream. The waiter makes it in front of you; chocolate syrup and seltzer and all over the table is a great way to end your dinner. :)
  • Samuel M.
    Samuel MessingDecember 28, 2014
    Make sure to get the frozen bottle of vodka
  • Mariya Y.
    Mariya YudkevichMarch 26, 2011
    The latkas and steak are amazing, but the best part is the entertainment on Fri, Sat, and Sunday nights
  • Arthur S.
    Arthur SabintsevFebruary 24, 2013
    Everything here was amazing, especially the entertainment (e.g., Dani Luv)
  • Cheryl J.
    Cheryl JohnsonAugust 14, 2011
    Honestly one of the bet birthday party spots in the city. You and your friends won't regret it!
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteMarch 22, 2015
    Bring earplugs if you're sensitive to loud bar mitzvah music. Put the schmaltz on everything.
  • a blissful life.
    a blissful life.April 5, 2013
    Kitschy, fun, and the Romanian Tenderloin is so delish!
  • Joey J.
    Joey JFebruary 19, 2016
    A one and done type of place. All I kept saying to myself as I left was that I could've been eating at Gramercy Tavern for those prices. Sammy's smells like a urinal cake. Yup. I said it. 🍻
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikJune 20, 2016
    Skip the various other potato options and make a beeline to the latkes.
  • Nancerella
    NancerellaJanuary 19, 2016
    Fun ambiance.... Food is ok... Wish the steak was a bit less tough and medium rare
  • Mohamed K.
    Mohamed KhalilJune 6, 2012
    Don't forget the gravy. It make the mashed potato taste fabulous
  • Anne K.
    Anne K.March 1, 2014
    Make a reservation for Friday or Saturday night!!
  • Jeremy
    JeremyJanuary 12, 2013
    Best restaurant of all time. Hands down. No comparison.
  • Emilee S.
    Emilee StansellDecember 13, 2013
    Best method for chilling the vodka.
  • Marc
    MarcDecember 22, 2015
    Food Network's Top 5 "Best of Holidays": #3 Skirt Steak, Greeven & Schmaltz
  • Georgeann G.
    Georgeann GuminaJanuary 12, 2012
    I dream about their chopped liver! (When I'm not dreaming about Dani Love)
  • Jackie S.
    Jackie S.February 2, 2014
    Amazing experience from the fatty food to the old school New York Jew music
  • Fred V.
    Chopped liver, stuffed cabbage, atmosphere
  • jake f.
    jake furstFebruary 25, 2011
    Say it's your friend's Bar Mitzvah. Better yet, say it's his Bris. You will not regret this decision.
  • Ronald C.
    You go for the experience, not for the food. Be prepared to heavily overspend.
  • Katie F.
    Katie FlynnJanuary 25, 2010
    Order the full bottle of vodka for your table. Trust me, you WILL end up drinking it all!
  • Joanne L.
    Joanne LockmanJanuary 11, 2015
    Lamb chops and latkes
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Anthony Sasso, chef of Casa Mono, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Mix grill for two. Read more
  • Damali C.
    Damali CampbellFebruary 11, 2011
    Everything about this place is awesome. Especially the DJ.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FishOctober 14, 2014
    Frozen vodka, old time jewish food, great steaks...can't get much better
  • Paul L.
    Paul L.November 11, 2015
    Make Reservations. Good for groups.
  • Ronnie R.
    Ronnie RothFebruary 23, 2015
    Everything is great here!
  • Josh D.
    Josh DurbachJanuary 4, 2011
    Eric is a great great waiter!steaks were unbelievable!
  • Catharine M.
    Catharine MarrMarch 29, 2010
    Order the chopped liver and watch the waitstaff make it fresh at your table!
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey CohenFebruary 23, 2013
    Chopped liver is to die for!
  • Michael I.
    Michael IsraelDecember 26, 2012
    Come for the flanken, stay for the fun
  • Michael G.
    Michael GoodmanFebruary 11, 2014
    Schmaltz and vodka
  • Zena B.
    Zena BurnsSeptember 2, 2014
    Two words: Dani Luv.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 27, 2014
    Check out Sammy's Roumanian as seen on No Reservations Read more
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EickOctober 22, 2016
    A wild fun time
  • Trevor K.
    Trevor KivJuly 26
    They know how to party
  • Liesel
    LieselFebruary 18, 2015
    Try to not have fun, I dare you.
  • Rogel S.
    The Romanian steak is wonderful
  • Corey D.
    Corey DineenMarch 25, 2011
    Gotta get the vodka in ice. Crack food to the max
  • Fabiano R.
    Fabiano RibeiroMarch 18, 2009
    Go to Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse and grab the lovely lady in the table next to you to dance to "Uptown Girl." If she doesn't kiss you reward yourself with a shot of vodka
  • Mike H.
    Mike HFebruary 9, 2014
    Tourist trap on the lower east side. The food is fucking disgusting and it's insanely over priced.
  • Bonnie P.
    Bonnie PerezApril 28, 2012
    Never laughed so hard. Great place.
  • Richard B.
    Richard BabeckMarch 28, 2010
    They hAve alka selter at the door for a reason.... Use it
  • Andrew
    AndrewJuly 7, 2012
    Just plain absurd
  • Patrick J.
    Patrick JoosJune 1, 2013
    fun but way overpriced. $10 for water! no joke.
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CooperMay 18, 2014
  • allison s.
    allison stollJanuary 8, 2012
    like nothing else in this world
  • Kenneth Z.
    Kenneth ZieglerFebruary 6, 2011
    Don't forget to dance
  • lizardie serrano s.
  • allison s.
    allison stollJanuary 8, 2012
    like nothing
  • Curt K.
    Curt KnoxFebruary 22, 2010
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    Curt KnoxFebruary 21, 2010
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