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Sam's Place

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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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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 1 week ago

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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565 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Trup
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197 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to go here all the time when we lived in New Jersey, and we always loved it. We moved from this area 5 years ago, and just happened to be back NYC, and thought we would try it again. The owner Max, remembers us from long ago. He got us a table, even though he was fully booked.... More 

Thank micyer
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

As family we're staying just a block away at an Affina hotel, decided to go to Sam' Place after a long day sight seeing in NY. Didn't book but was early in the evening so no issue with getting a table. Small, quaint restaurant with two levels but sufficient space to not feel cramped. Menu is varied and offers the... More 

Thank Chris P
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We found this restaurant near our hotel on a recent visit to NYC. So cute and cozy. Only about 12 tables! Delicious, hearty pasta dishes and very friendly service.

Thank setm88
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149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in on the spur of the moment and were greeted by the very friendly owner who found us a table right away. I had the seafood pasta which was packed with seafood covered in a delicious sauce, my partners tortellini was also delicious. A superb NY restaurant and a credit to the staff.

Thank Bearsdenbloke
Mount Kisco, New York
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Took a business client here. We both had half pasta orders as an appetizer (option not on the menu). I had sole and my guest had the chicken special. The food was delicious. We went around 5:30 on a Tuesday so the restaurant was not crowded and the service was good. With no drinks, bill was $80 before tip. It... More 

Thank Peter D
Moosic, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My husband and I visited Sam's Place on Saturday 9/24/16 (without a reservation). We were greeted with a smile and seated right away. The atmosphere is cozy and the owner has an impressive collection of wine which is on display. For dinner, we shared a clam appetizer (with a red sauce)...forget the name. It went great with their bread...which is... More 

Thank Ellen C
Brussels, Belgium
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We had a mouth watering risotto porchino that crowned a great meal with chicken breaded in cheese and an exquisite red from the Napa Valley. Service attentive and extremely friendly.

Thank bjoerkj
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Had a lovely meal at this small restaurant, to some it would seem a bit too small, but all the diners, seemed to be taking to each other, even though they had never met before, extremely friendly place, The meal was really lovely the swordfish par excellent as were he other two diners in our party. The nice touch was... 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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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