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Sam and Harry's - Renaissance Schaumburg
Sam and Harry's - Renaissance Schaumburg

Sam and Harry's - Renaissance Schaumburg Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.samandharrys.com
  • Email: lisa.moore-rozier@renaissancehotels.com
  • Phone: (847) 303-4050
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Saturday - Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: James Papadopoulos
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party rooms available for up to 28 guests. Accommodations can be made for larger parties. Please contact Darcy Dado for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Darcy Dado (847) 303-4013
  • Special Events & Promotions: Chef's table available for up to 8, private dining room available for up to 28 people and semi-private dining available for up to 75 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Meacham Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
A word from Sam and Harry's - Renaissance Schaumburg
Sam and Harry's is a progressive steak house offering wet aged prime beef in an elegant yet comfortable setting. In addition to prime beef Sam and Harry's has an aggressive fresh seafood menu which changes daily. Only seafood that is day boat sourced and flown in daily is offered. Sam and Harry's also boasts a 300 wines spanning 9 countries around the world. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Even better for dinner. Brunch buffet is delicious, but it's a buffet."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was top notch. I thought the pricing was high compared to the portion sizes I'm accustomed to at other high end steak houses. The wedge salad was carved from a baby head of lettuce but the calamari was large enough for 2 people. Things that distracted me from the experience: the draft beer i was served was not cold, it tasted about 45 degrees and i had to ask for a new one, which they just served in a colder glass. The other thing that happened was after the appetizers, they cleared the table of everything, including bread, silverware, bread plates and all. I had to ask if we could please keep the bread on the table. They had to reset the table after we were served the main course. Overall though it was a good experience though."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Everything was just ok. For the money I would Have liked it to be great."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Terrific food and beautiful layout. The manager needs to hire moe e help or better design the wait staffs seating flow. Our server was all over the restaurant with the tables she was responsible for and at times seemed overloaded."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had dinner one evening and really had a wonderful meal. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Went here for my 25th anniversary, there were 6 of us and we all had great food and the surroundings were wonderful along with very attentive service. The food was very good and we had a great time."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "My wife and I always enjoy Sam and Harry's. This time we dined with another couple and we were not disappointed. Wonderful service, great steak, full wine list and nice presentation!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This is a great place for good food and drinks. It is a nicely nestled within the Renaissance Hotel with other entertainment options available. We had the salmon and halibut which were well prepared. The wine list is very good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were at Sam and Harry's for a lunch during a conference. The food was amazing. It was a great place to touch base with fellow teachers and compare our conference experience. It was a very relaxing lunch."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We went to Sam & Harry's for our anniversary dinner and ordered from the prix fixe menu. The soup and salad were really good but the entrees were disappointing. The wagyu short ribs were so flavor less they were sent back and replaced with the pork tenderloin with sausage and pork belly.which was better but not what was expected from a restaurant of this caliber. The Hawaiian Ono was good but was a bit overdone and dry around the edges. The wait staff was nice but didn't seem interested in why the beef was sent back and management never made an appearance to ask if we were satisfied. Dessert was great with happy anniversary written in chocolate on the plate (a nice touch). Overall, I'd give this place a miss for the price vs quality."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I knew that the hotel was beautiful but I had no idea I would be in for a treat at the restaurant. I celebrated my birthday in Chicago visiting friends and family, since I was accompany by children I thought this place would be "safe". And to my surprise I wound up with a memorable experience that cannot be surpassed. The fruit was fresh, sweet and chilled perfectly. My server was polite and patient all while being very attentive. The cook OMG! My meal was perfect there are no other words to describe it.. I had an omelette that was perfect! Fresh potatoes and onions seasoned by the Gods! And an assortment of pastries (brunch dining) I will be back.."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My wife and I periodically go to Sam & Harry's to have a great steak and enjoy the people that work there, many of whom we've gotten to know. We like the restaurant but we've noticed that the level of service has changed. We used to enjoy the antipasti tray with the assorted breads and olives, but we were told that they no longer do this for customers. Needless to say, a disappointment. However, the meal was very good and the service was great."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We came for the restaurant week special. The paper said $30 & their menu said $35. They honored the $30 price after I showed the article. I ordered the lobster bisque, which wasn't bad. My main dish consisted of 2 scallops on the plate. Good thing I ate some bread and knew dessert was coming. They were very tastey, but only 2!! The creme brulee was very good. My husband ordered the ribeye steak. It was good, but he wanted a baked potaote and was told they don't have them. He got mashed instead and paid $8 for them. Our server was young & perhaps new - she didn't know the menu as well as she should have. Overall, definitely not worth the money we paid for what we got. Don't plan on ever coming back."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed our visit. The server was friendly and helpful. The wine list was very well put together. The food was good and reasonably priced considering the upper quality. The people-watching is an unexpected plus. The one drawback is that there is no restroom in the restaurant itself. A walk into the hotel lobby and around the Starbucks is required for relief."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had great dinner experience on Valentines day. Food was excellent as well as the ambiance. Definately recommend ths place."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere was beautiful, the food was good but the service really lacked."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I visited Sam & Harry's for Valentine's Day and we excited to try a great restaurant and were willing to spend a little more b/c of a special occasion. Good things first, the food & drinks were amazing! Hosts and ambiance were inviting. The bad, it took our server 15 minutes to greet us and get us drinks at the table. Then food was delivered to our table that we didn't order, it was for the table next to us...not a big deal but just part of the whole problem. After food order we only saw our server once. Never asked how everything was, delivered our check to the wrong table and was generally unpleasant. When paying these prices, we expect exceptional service. We will try one more time, but may not be worth the money."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Sam & Harry's is not your everyday dining place, but for a special occasion (Valentine's Day, Anniversary) we highly recommend it. Hilary loved the bone marrow and rare filet. I loved the 16 oz rib eye and huge, super fresh shrimp cocktail. Sides were brussel sprouts and trumpet mushrooms. Both were wonderful. Enough said. Big wallet or special occasion = Sam and Harry's,"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Sam & Harry's is a great location for that special dining experience. A true suburban gem, with great service, food, and a beautiful setting."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My father's 80th birthday. Our fourth visit, our favorite restaurant. We were seated promptly. We asked about Rack of Lamb, as noted on the online menu we were informed that this location is no longer a part of the Sam + Harry's chain. Then I asked about my favorite, crab legs, and was informed they no loner offer those either but shortly after that our server came back and informed me they "found some". Needless to say, I didn't order them. It seemed as if there was only one person taking orders for all the tables. Then we were informed that this great chef who plans the menu was now preparing the new menu but guess what, we wasn't there that night. They didn't remember my birthday request until after the bill was brought. Disappointed!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I have never complained about anything in my life (well, not about food). Heck, I don’t even return a dish if had hair in it. However, the one thing that I cannot stand is getting bad service. I’m still getting over the awful taste out of my mouth from the lack of service that I had at S&H. We came here to celebrate my anniversary with my gf. When we got there, the host quickly sat us at our table and then the busboy filled our glass with water. But the wait staff was no where to be seen. We sat there like a bunch of CHUMPS for the next 15 mins. However, when she came by, she grabbed the CC receipt that was left from the previous guests and left us sitting there again. My blood was boiling at this point and we had to leave the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The restaurant was very crowded, but we were seated promptly and our request for a booth was honored."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Love Restaurant Week - gives you a chance to try these really expensive places - though this year - they didn't make it that affordable. The food is incredible at Sam & Harry's - though the parking was NOT great - as there was a cheerleading convention and they don't have valet or anything (people were abandoning vehicles haphazardly everywhere in the snow - some people taking multiple spots, etc)."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Once you figure out how to get your pillows arranged your seating can be great! Service was average. We were there for Chicago restaurant week and the waitress didn't seem happy we were getting the prix fix dinner ( even though there was 4 of us and we ordered cocktails and a good bottle of wine!). The lobster bisque was very good. Great for a romantic evening! They did not rush us but they were not very attentive either!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The waitress was very nice and timely with everything. The food was excellent and the head chef helped bring it to the table. He stayed and chatted with us for a little bit which was very impressive."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Went here for lunch and ordered off of the Restaurant Week menu. I had the turkey press sandwich & my wife had the prime rib dip sandwich. Both were excellent & came with dessert. For $22 per person, great gourmet lunch for good price."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I love Sam and Harry's. It's a beautiful restaurant inside the Renaissance Hotel, with edgy, contemporary decor. It is classy and romantic, and the service is excellent. I recently took my husband there to celebrate his birthday. The staff was attentive, quick, and knowlegeable. Our dinner and drinks were delightful. They even brought my husband a lovely birthday dessert "on the house". We can't wait to go back there in late spring when they open up outdoor seating on their awesome terrace."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Overpriced, food was below average and served cold after waiting for what seemed an eternity."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Professional, attentive service ensures you can focus on the food, carefully prepared with top-quality ingredients. Favorite place for steak in the suburbs."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This has been the second dinning experience in less than thirty days. While the was excellent...our service was less professional than our previous sitting."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The restaurant was nice. The view and service was good. The food was ok. We were disappointed in the menu choices. Only once green vegetable on the menu. I view this as good hotel restaurant (meaning if I was staying at the hotel this would be a good choice), but we have so many good places in Schaumburg, it would be difficult to go back here."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "4 of us went to Sam and Harry's for New Year's Eve. Had the fish specials which were great. Not a wine drinker but our friends said their wine list was very extensive and great. Overall, a great experience and would definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My guests and I enjoyed our evening from the moment we walked in. Our Server was outstanding, from personality to service. The food was exceptional. The atmosphere was perfect. We will make our New Years Eve dinner plans for 2014 at Sam & Harry's!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very overpriced for the quality of meat served. Way out if line! Should have went to gibsons where the quality is far superior at same pricing."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My family tried Sam & Harry's for the first time on Christmas day and it was very disappointing. The menu was limited. The food was tasteless. Plus the chefs forgot one of our steaks so that person ate 5 minutes after the rest of us. For the prices, I was expecting much much more."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "my wife and i were there for our 15yr anniversary,the server Debbie was phenomenal.The Chef even came to our table to was well and explain the meal in front of us.the sweet potato salad was top shelf, lobster bisque, see bass,lump crab. All just prepared and presented perfectly. We will be back."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "this was my second visit here in a week with clients, and it did not disappoint. The food was very good, and our server was fantastic. Great place for steak."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "The room is very large and there is a lot of space between tables for privacy. Our server was very attentive for a brunch buffet scenario....although we did order off the regular menu."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Sam & Harry's is a large restaurant which allows for nice open feel, we were seated in a area that had nice spacing between tables. Service was friendly and professional. Focus of the menu was on steaks with a a few fish option, all in our party were happy with their steaks and fish. Nice wine list with a great selection of reds."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Every year for the past 4 years we have come here with close family friends for dinner. The service is always outstanding as well as the ambiance. This time however I was very disappointed with the food. I had ordered a filet butterflied and crusted with goat cheese. When they brought it out it had bread crumbs on it and no cheese. When I asked the waiter he said it was mixed in with the bread crumbs. I KNOW what goat cheese looks/tastes like and there was NO goat cheese! My husband ordered a skirt steak crusted in Parmesan cheese. He had a sprinkling of cheese and it was NOT crusted! I would go back here again to give it another shot but very disappointed with the actual food."
    Dined on 12/7/2013