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

Sam and Harry's - Renaissance Schaumburg

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.samandharrys.com/
  • Phone: 8473034050x
  • 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, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Lerner
  • 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 Christina Claveria for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Christina Claveria 8473034013x
  • Entertainment: Enjoy our Summer Music Series on our Terrace. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7-9.
  • Special Events: 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.
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Sam and Harry's - Renaissance Schaumburg reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (25)romantic (17)notable wine list (10)good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (8)scenic view (8)fit for foodies (7)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for lunch (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Wonderful service & great food
    Joep63VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were greeted like one of the famous people who have signed menus on the back wall. We did not make the cut but but felt like they were ready to hand us the magic marker. Our table was fine. My wife could not decide oa wine so they brought a couple of sample glasses for her to try. She loves eggplant and there was an eggplant pasta she had and loved. My steak was cooked perfectly. Could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always
    meng1110pcs
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It's hard to find quality restaurants with ambiance such as this out in the suburbs. The pricing is not bad at all and I am most definitely coming back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Schaumburg gem
    Tony
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is a great restaurant to celebrate special occasions, or to serve as a night out location with good friends. The atmosphere is very modern, with outstanding and varied food selections, wonderful wines, quiet setting with non-rushed but focused service. We spent nearly three hours enjoying our dinner with friends, and did not even realize that amount of time had passed. Just a great place in Schaumburg!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Galway Chicago
    galwaychicagoVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I was at the hotel for business. The restaurant is outstanding. We had the filet mignon and crab cakes and they were delicious. The filet was cooked just right and was extremely tender. There is a nice expansive view in the restaurant as well, which is hard to find in the burbs. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    diner1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Steakhouses are usually expensive but worth it. This one not so much. Not only did I never receive my lobster bisque (I made sure we weren't carved for it) but my boyfriend ordered a lobster tail and received a crab cake. It was a lot of commotion to get the lobster tail and it was finally brought to us when he was done with his meal. They kept saying it was a miscommunication with the chef. I always order my steak medium rare but that piece was under cooked which made it really tough to cut. There was definitely passive aggressive behavior between the staff which made it uncomfortable for us as we were the only ones there.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, great time
    AngeVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Couldn't have asked for a more perfecr evening. Our food, our server and the ambiance were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent, But Not Worth the Price
    Catsafae
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Parmesan crisps and the rolls were delicious. The iceberg wedge was on the small side, but also good. The steak was more than I pay for an entire meal elsewhere and came with no sides. It was very good, but not to the level I'd expect at that price. The waitress was attentive and brewed a fresh pot of decaf for me, plus gave me enough cream for my coffee, which is a rare and wonderful thing. Dessert was very artfully presented and sparse -- the "Chocolate cake" would have been better named "Bite-sized cake cubes."
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Didn't enjoy this time.
    anniet
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have been coming for a few years now but for the first time was truly disappointed. We ordered off the three course menu and had the steak and it was not good, besides the waitress gave my grandaughter the wrong steak. My daughter loves your establishment so I thought I would treat her along with my grandaughters and myself, but we were talking about trying another restaurant outside of the hotel.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    bread was delicious. this was a high priced restaurant, but not sure the food is at a high priced level. Not bad, but not great.
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  • expensive
    eat7
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food was pretty good, but it is very expensive for what you get. My pork chop was too fatty as well. Good service and ambiance though.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Com
    CDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Elegant atmosphere, relaxing, pleasant service and good food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem
    HonestDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A nice restaurant hidden in the suburbs. Great attentive service and surprisingly modern and spacious ambience. The steaks were well cooked. The mashed potatoes were smooth. The desserts were the true winners. The deconstructed strawberry cheesecake is worth going back for. It was so unexpected. Not to be missed! The key lime pie was pretty good as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Really enjoyed the experience, great ambiance, beautiful setting, great outdoor views.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful for special occasions
    Grandyb
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Every year one of my sons gives me a Sam and Harry's gift certificate. I always look forward to receiving it. This year we saved it and went with friends to celebrate my friend Martha 's birthday. This was really 2 gifts to me. one gift - the gift certificate. The second gift - giving the gift of a wonderful dinner to my friend for her birthday celebration! Who could ask for more!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sigsus
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The waitress explained to us what we wanted from the menu.It was very good!We started with calamari as appetizer, kids order steak which was very good,husband ordered fish and I ordered braised beef which was very tender. Overall,we are very satisfied with what we order.Dessert was to die for which was something with chocolate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor quality beef
    IndydinerVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Service was excellent steak was cooked perfectly. The bone in ribeye $45 was the poorest grade if meat I've ever eaten. I've had much better beef from a grocery store. This was not prime and to pass it off as prime is larcenous. I cut up 3 /4 of the steak and gave it to my dog. He doesn't care how tough the meat is ! Went to mortons the next day and had the same steak it was perfect
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent restaurant
    Aplusplace
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We are not used to a "hotel restaurant" that serves such great food and wonderful service! The pork chop (suggested by our waitress) was an excellent choice...delicious. The filet steak which I had was cooked perfectly and it melted in my mouth! It was a totally wonderful dining experience. Kudos, especially, to our knowledgeable and attentive waitress.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    MWonayVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    As always, 5 stars across the board! I had a taste for a skirt steak and theirs is from Niman Ranch. We both ordered the skirt steak and after a while the waitress returned with apologies that they had no skirt steak. Please pick another steak. I asked if they were going to charge us for the skirt steak because the other steaks were twice the price and she said NO, we are going to comp both your steaks and would you like to add a Lobster Tail also comp'd? Amazing! We had Delmonico Bone-In Ribeye steaks with the best lobster tail I have ever had on the side! We Love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We visited the restaurant last year and had a good experience. This visit was disappointing. The buffet was out of plates, bacon, syrup and pastry all at once with no one nearby to replace it. We told our server who brought croissants from downstairs in an effort to rectify the situation. This was at 10am. That's inexcusable.I don't think I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sam and Harry's does it again!
    Weluv2dine
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My wife and I enjoy going out to dinner and visiting Sam and Harry's. We usually go there for special occasions and this was for our 15th wedding anniversary. The food is excellent and we love the ambience and atmosphere, especially the bar and our favorite bartender, Michael. Keep doing what you're doing and we'll keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Barbara
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The décor and ambiance is fabulous. I was disappointed in the meal. The Delmonico steak had a layer of fat that needed to be cut out. The sautéed mushrooms were virtually tasteless. The best part of the meal were the carrot cake donut holes.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Just an awesome experience every time I come here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    Dinnerout
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Our visit to Sam and Harry's was for our anniversary. Drinks, dinner, wine recommendation and service could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SandyLeeVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Best service ever, wonderful food!!!!! We love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 430 reviews are from the Sam and Harry's - Renaissance Schaumburg reviews archive.
  • Sometimes Change is not Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I have been to Sam and Harry's since they opened. It has been a few years since the last visit and thought this would be a great place to celebrate my daughter's 21St birthday. For four people ( 6 drinks ) my bill was 400.00, I would not have minded if the food was good. The order we had included two of the most exspensive steaks on the menu and they were horrible, large chucks of fat, I ordered it medium and it came out almost raw! We had also ordered crab cakes in the beginning and they wheer the size of two quarters. What ever changes were made were not for the best!!!
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  • Dinner
    love2eatout
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We've been to Sam & Harry's for lunch and that was really good. So we decided to try it for dinner to celebrate a special occasion. The crab cakes were outstanding but the dinner was just "good." We felt the menu was pretty limited and VERY expensive. For the price the food needs to be outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    SueBinIllinois
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food quality was very good, however, we were seated in the snack bar for the brunch. Maybe they should not have taken on so many reservations? We were disappointed in the seating otherwise was good. Felt like we were overcharged due to the seating situation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Was a Hit!
    Kleemanimal
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We indulged in the Mother's Day brunch and had a fabulous meal. There was great variety and superb desserts. The staff there could not have been more pleasant. Looking forward to our return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FineDining
    DinningAdult
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    First time at S&H Adult Friendly u can Bring the Kids but Y? Steaks were excellent. Outstanding atmosphere. Will be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere was really outstanding. Our entrees (steak, lobster, salmon) were prepared perfectly and really delicious.for dessert, the deconstructed strawberry cheesecake was exceptional. The carrot cake donuts were just okay. The space is beautiful. It was a Saturday night, so it was really empty, but that just made it more conducive to conversation.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok food slow service
    Wigs
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Our second visit. It was 7:30 on a Thursday. Two groups total 25 and our 4. Seemed like one sever on the floor Kitchen was slow, server disappeared. With the huge high ceiling space is empty it is depressing. We might give them one more try at a brunch but not for dinner
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    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Service and Ambience
    2foodiesVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    If you are looking excellent service and the perfect ambience for a relaxing dinner, Sam & Harry's fits the bill. Although pricey, it's worth it! The salmon portion was small, but so delicious. We were a little disappointed with the donut dessert and the key lime pie, though. They didn't match the quality and fresh taste of the rest of the food. Still, we will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for holiday brunch...
    BrunchVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Even better for dinner. Brunch buffet is delicious, but it's a buffet.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Everything was just ok. For the money I would Have liked it to be great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High End Food - Hotel Experience
    justinjamz
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place and food need more help
    Andrew
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A quiet evening
    FullVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We had dinner one evening and really had a wonderful meal. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place to Dine
    BigBearFan
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Time!
    Rover
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Davos
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.