Nick & Sam's Steakhouse
Nick & Sam's Steakhouse

Nick & Sam's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nick-sams.com/
  • Phone: 2148717444
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Samir Dhurandhar
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our goal is to ensure that you feel like a guest at your own event. We accomplish this by holding every aspect of each event, including menu selection, service, rentals, décor, beverages, and entertainment up to the same high standards that we apply to our cuisine.
  • Private Party Facilities: When you really want to wow your guests, Nick & Sam's is the place to fulfill your every request. Our goal is to create an experience with you in mind.
  • Private Party Contact: Terri Russo 2149228291
  • Entertainment: Live piano player 7 nights/week in Dining Room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carlisle
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
A word from Nick & Sam's Steakhouse
Situated minutes from Downtown, Nick & Sam’s is a contemporary steakhouse featuring selections of prime meats as well as American and Australian Kobe and a variety of seafood. We offer a mostly American wine list of over 400 labels plus an international selection, with 20 wines by the glass.
USA Today says “well-done”, ZAGAT “very good to excellent” and a 2008 recipient of the Five Diamond Star Award.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Nick & Sam's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
292 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (219)notable wine list (162)romantic (140)fit for foodies (115)good for groups (102)hot spot (95)vibrant bar scene (84)neighborhood gem (39)late-night find (19)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Awesomeness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Nick & Sam's was perfect. The steaks were cooked wonderfully. The service was excellent and ambiance sublime. Great experience. Hats off to our server who was gracious and attentive. Recommend to all my friends and those looking for a great upscale meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Steakhouse
    Charden
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Nick & Sam's is one of the best steakhouses in the metroplex. The selection of steaks is unique along with it's in house art collection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food and service stellar- it's Dallas' best steakhouse. But it was too cold at our table (and from what i can see there were vents over every table). It's summer so I was sleeveless, and was not the only thing freezing- my food was cold within a minute of being set in front of me. This was fine for the tartar but didn't work as well on the mushrooms or the Dover sole...(both were delicious but didn't warm me up like a hot meal should). Excellent wine, amazing quality all around. Well worth it. Bring a jacket!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    Luv2dine2
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I went for our 1 year anniversary and it was wonderful. Romantic, food was great and service was excellent. We will definitely be going back in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best filet ever!
    GoodieFoodie24
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    By far the best filet I have ever had - beating out Gibson's in Chicago and every other steakhouse in DFW area. Pricey but great for celebrating special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tonisVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food and service are always great. Really, really big cakes!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The manager of the restaurant rushed our group after dinner to open the table for next reservation. I've never had this happen in my 40 plus yrs of dining out...extremely disappointing as it made us all feel very uncomfortable. We spent over $200.00 per person and then were rudely invited to a free beverage at the bar to open the table while we were discussing business!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed to turn over the table
    PapabearVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Amazing to see such a clear case of table turn over. What is supposed to be one of Dallas's best steak places - old school, same process as every other steakhouse schtick - ended up being a pushed race for the bill. The only thing that took time was the labored show and tell on the steaks and the specials. Other than that it was rush rush rush. Food was no different than any other high end steakhouse. Managed to take 75 min run us through. I get it late at night but at 630 PM? Even the kids - took 4 boys from college there noticed they were being rushed constantly. The place was empty when we started and half full when we left so it wasn't packed. In the end left a bad taste in our mouth and more than willing to tell a few other parents -no
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenomenal
    Bajalicious
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Nick and Sam's made our vacation in Texas. One of the best steakhouse/ restaurants we have ever been to. Everything was perfect with our meal and experience. We would love to go back one day, It is a must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sent to bar instead of restaurant
    HBIrish
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Went on a hot Monday and in spite of wearing expensive shirt and nice pants, we were marched into the bar area because I was wearing open toe sandals. No exceptions. And to add salt to the wound, they cranked up the top 40 music extremely loud so we couldn't hear the piano player and could barely talk. What should of been a great evening was pretty much ruined by their unbending attitude. Ironically, one of the ladies leaving the restaurant was wearing jeans full of holes and tennis shoes. As for the service, it was good as well as the steaks, but very over priced.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steak
    mochi
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I'd like to thank management for seating us even past the last seating. Our server Joel was very friendly and didn't seem to mind that we were being seated in his section after the last seating. He was high in spirits and gave us a whole run down of the menu and went into specifics about the steaks and the different cuts. The sides are huge portions, thankfully they offer half orders. The fries are really "damn good". I was able to taste the wine before ordering a glass. They had a summer cocktail list and an extensive menu of wines to choose from unfortunately no Sancerre by the glass. The New York Sirloin was a leaner cut than the ribeye but I thought the ribeye was seasoned better. I'll definitely try the Cowboy next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    Tjnix
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were celebrating a dinner and anniversary. The food was absolutely delicious and service was first class. Everyone was so friendly and attentive. This was our second visit. We will definitely frequent Nick & Sams again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was really looking forward to trying Nick & Sam's since I've heard great things. Unfortunately the food and service were only mediocre. Unfortunately some of their competitors do a much better job. The ambience was the best part.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently exceptional...
    MizJanieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    When I visit this uptown steakhouse I ask for a booth in the bar. By the time cocktails are on the table we are presented with a lovely small tray of caviar to whet our appetites. Just enough to sample the exquisite flavor and textures with our crisp champagne. I always start with the chilled seafood platter for two. It has jumbo prawns, a nice portion of lump crab meat, four oysters on the half shell, a couple cherry-stone little necks and lovely Bloody Mary cocktail, black pepper Meunière and remoulade sauces. Of a hot summer day this might be my whole dinner. The cowboy cut ribeye was too much for one person. Warning-this steak has its own 15 inch log beef rib. Pair it with a mac and cheese to die for and a lovely Cabernet. Perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food - too Loud
    CaBusinessTraveler
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I was in Dallas on business so I invited my mom and sisters family (all adults) out to dinner. The food steaks were very good and were at prices I expect at a good steakhouse. The staff didn't seem to expect my 91 year old mother and the setup didn't work for her at all. The low lighting and very loud crowd didn't work for a family meal. The tables were very close to each other and groups of business guys were basically yelling at each other across the tables all around us. Couples at booths around the edge seemed to be able to have 1 on 1 conversations if they snuggled up to each other. The presentation of the cuts of meat at the table required that the waiter use a flash light. They didn't actually serve you the steak you picked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The entire staff from the greet at the front door to the continuous exceptional service from every staff member that touched our table showed me that every person really loved working there and were happy to have me there as a guest. The food was absolutely fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a mixed bag
    Birthdayboy
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We were a little disappointed in the food. The tomato mozzarella salad was disappointing. The steak and fish were both a little overdone. With the prices we paid, we expected a little better food. The staff and ambiance were wonderful. The champagne and wine were very good. We will probably give it another try on our next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dianne F
    dinnerfor2
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This place was recommended to us by friends in our hometown and we decided to check it out. It was outstanding and our waiter was the best, only his second day and was very knowledgable about everything. We will definitely be going back next time we are in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost perfect
    FoodieInTraining84
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had the restaurant week menu with the wine pairing. First course was the bisque and salad. I expected more than 1 piece of tempura battered shrimp. The bisque was still good though. The salad was great with the fried goat cheese. The steaks were cooked nicely, but needed more seasoning. It required the addition of the caramelized onions and mushroom with each bite, bland otherwise. This was paired with a shiraz. Dessert consisted of bread pudding square, peach compote on the top, some pecans and caramel drizzle. It was perfectly paired with the port. Service was excellent, although our table had a kitchen view. The piano player added to the ambiance but it was strange how he's right by the kitchen. I can see why it's so highly rated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dlsjnr
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food and service were awesome. I went for restaurant week, but will go back another time for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent Restaurant
    rcquincy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was decent, but not at the top of our list. The steak was very tender and the BBQ onions added a nice complement to the meat. We added a Madagascar Shrimp for $40. I do not think the server that cut it at our table did it correctly (all of the tail meat was left in the shell and he looked unsure when preparing it). He also took the plate with him with all of the blue cheese on it. The shrimp was good, but not worth the price. The smores dessert was fantastic. When we received our dinner, 4 servers came to our table reaching over each other. It was a little overwhelming and unnecessary. The ambience was very good. However, there are several other great steakhouses we would prefer for a special evening out without kids.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RW dinner
    Docrbud
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I was very disappointed with my dinner. The sushi was ok. The steak was tender and cooked well but the sauce was too strong and sour tasting. The side were mashed potatoes and creamed corn. Who serves these starchy pale veggies together. And then they served them family style with barely more than a tablespoon each but who cared because they were so bland. Dessert was not very good bread pudding. My husband's shrimp bisque was very good but his fish was over cooked and his dessert cake was just so so. This was the 4th RW dinner I had this year and by far the worst.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love love love this place!!!
    SScott
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have dined here before, but I twas my husband's first time and he loved it. We were there to celebrate his birthday and your staff made our celebration even more fabulous. I can't thank you enough!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SO GOOD!
    Winelover
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My experience here was amazing. My husband and I went with another couple for restaurant week. Every bit of food was excellent - the sushi, salad, bread, steak, mashed potatoes, creamed corn and dessert. My only complaint would be that I wanted MORE - it was that good :). From start to finish, this was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Our server was so friendly, energetic about helping us choose a wine, and knowledgeable about everything on the menu. The restaurant was a little loud, but the acoustics of the room allowed us to still hear the people at our table. The piano player was a nice touch, although I couldn't hear it very well. My husband also really enjoyed the scotch selection. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Success
    madebymeganlynn
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food at a great value! The regular menu was full of great options as well. I could see myself returning for a date night, special occasion, or entertaining out of town guests. If this were closer to me & a more frequent option, I might hop up to the bar for a cocktail and a quicker dinner, but if you want the full experience & to explore the wine list, I recommend dining in the regular seating. Definitely make a reservation in advance, this place was packed on a Saturday night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    SamandFriends
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A group of eight decided to try Nick and Sam's during Dallas Restaurant week. The shrimp bisque was excellent, the filets were cooked perfectly and very tender to eat. The sides were delicious as well as the desserts. Good service. A wonderful dinner experience with our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost perfect
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food and service were spectacular. The wine selection was excellent across all price ranges. The only problem is that it's so noisy you can only talk to the people right next to you.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed through our meal!
    LandR
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    First, I have never written a negative review, but experience this surprised me. While our waiter(s) were very friendly and knowledgeable, we felt very VERY rushed throughout our entire meal. We were dining for two special occasions, celebrating 51 years of marriage at our table. While we were still enjoying our desserts, we were presented with the check, no offer of coffe or anything else. And even though we ordered from the Restaurant Week menu ($45 each), our check was still very close to $400 for our table. So it wasn't as if we weren't there to take the cheapest route. This was everyone's first time at N&S's, the food was amazing, we were seated on time, enjoyed the general atmosphere, but wouldn't dine there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    Wannabefoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went for restaurant week and had a nice time. The menu had good selections for the three course meal. I was surprised that they had a sushi roll as one of their choices which was delicious. I choose the steak for the entree. Although the steak was tender it was not as flavorful as I would have liked it. Not sure if the cut of meat is the same from the regular menu, if it is would definitely be disappointed. Ended the meal with the peach compote bread pudding, which was a good portion for one person.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak and Service in DFW
    texaspete
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place is the absolute best. They serve the finest beef, fish and wine. The service is unbeatable. Even though our waiter had a few other tables, he made us feel like we were the only people in the restaurant. Nick & Sam's is a Class A restaurant and I would put it up there with some of the finest places in the country. You HAVE to try it once!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have usually gone to Nick and Sam's to celebrate special occasions, which was the case on Friday. The service started off very good, but by the end of the meal, as the restuarant fill up, it was not good. My ribeye had no flavor and my husband's filet (filet Oscar) which was supposed to have lump crab meat on it had canned crab meat. The waiter was also deceptive in representing the price of the fried lobster appetizer which, when the bill came, was $100. We have always considered Nick and Sam's to be top notch, but they are off our list.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We just loved it, awesome
    eat2much
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Even though it's a steak house the sea food was incredible
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steaks
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    If you want the best cooked steak, this is the place to come. Chef Samir is by far the most talented chefs around. The sushi is do fresh and flavorful. The tuna tar tar was amazing and the filet of tender. Everyone should eat here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great food. One of the best if not the best steak I have ever had. My only issue, and not a big one, is similar level restaurants have a much larger wine list. This is not a big issue since there are still some very good wines on the list, but just a note that it is not up to the same level as other restaurants of the same level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love5Star
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have eaten and Nick and Sams and found it to consistently good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We've been going to Nick & Sam's for years and it has never disappointed. The service is world-class, the menu always features something new. Of course, we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in every way!
    dineoutalotVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Highly recommend this restaurant. Food & service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Evening
    Texas
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Overall this was a wonderful evening and dining experience for my bride and I. The food was delicious (especially the filet), the wine pairings complimented each course well, the desert was average, and the service from our waiter Robert was fantastic. We did feel like the staff moved our dinner along fairly fast, but it was restaurant week so they were slammed and probably wanted the table freed up ASAP. We would come back again for a very special occasion, but not in the budget to eat here regularly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening
    WeekendVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Truly enjoyed restaurant week; waiter was excellent; food very good. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't beat Nick & Sam's!
    ShawnF
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Nick & Sam's never disappoints. The atmosphere is warm and classy, the service is exceptional, and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.