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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
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New York, NY
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582 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank crumbinalfighter
Prospect, Connecticut
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant was recommended by a friend and we almost missed it because it's doesn't look like much from the outside. Once inside, we were greeted and seated quickly. Food was very good. My wife and I would definitely go back again.

Thank BRosaJr
Sugar Land, Texas
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A true gem! Cozy, welcoming neighborhood Italian! Great service. Amazing food! It was all delicious! The veal was spectacular! Everything is so fresh and the flavors just explode in everything! Mangia! Beware the limoncello!

Thank J J
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The baked clams were excellent...small and tender! I could have eaten 2 dozen! My pasta dish was very good (linguine/clams/red sauce), but the clams were rubbery. I'm not sure if they were fresh, but it didn't seem so. The water boy was excellent...right there to fill your glasses every time. The waiter had an attitude we could have done without.... More 

Thank iyi
Dereham, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend Tom recommended this side street restaurant, and we are so pleased he did. We visited on our wedding anniversary and wanted low key but good Italian Food. This was exactly that. The welcome matched the family restaurants in Italy that we visit. The vegetarian options were great, with a good mushroom starter, followed by an exceptional Melanzane Parmigiana... More 

Thank hw-in-bermuda
yorktown, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The staff more than exceeds your expectations and the food was even better. A must try easy to find off Lexington Ave

Thank Alex L
New York, NY
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582 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I eat at Sam's frequently but almost always for lunch where I favor one of their fresh pasta options. Last week I met a friend there for dinner -- and had veal Marsala. it was very good even if not memorable. The service, as always, was quick and helpful and, as always, I was warmly greeted by the owner. Quieter... 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
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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