Sammy's Downtown Bistro
Sammy's Downtown Bistro

Sammy's Downtown Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sammysbronxville.com/
  • Phone: 9143373200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sammy's Downtown Bistro
Sammy's Downtown is a neighborhood restaurant offering American continental cuisine. We believe in friendly, attentive service and a comfortable, attractive environment where good food and wine are guaranteed.
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Sammy's Downtown Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (15)great for lunch (13)special occasion (13)great for outdoor dining (11)romantic (6)good for groups (4)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Family lunch on a Saturday
    frequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    we came for lunch on Saturday 9/27 to celebrate my dad's birthday and were treated very well. they accommodated our large group for dining outside, which was really special. food portions were huge and delicious. would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    fiddles78
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Everything was fantastic. Beautiful food and wine and service was great. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    GTCandRCVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Sammy's is consistently an amazing meal each and every time. Outstanding Staff and food in a gorgeous setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sammy's Never Disappoints.
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Had Sunday lunch following a movie at Bow Tie. This is our second time there & again, excellent. Still in love with Sammy's grilled salmon/shrimp salad. My husband thoroughly enjoys the pasta dishes. Excellent & friendly service. Will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good local restaurant
    Deirdra
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Sammys is consistently good. They have a good menu with something for all and the service is very good. sit outside on a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at Sammy's
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Husband & I had brunch for the first time in Sammy's Downtown Bistro. Excellent choice. I so enjoyed the Sammy's grilled salmon salad which had grilled shrimp & asparagus. My husband enjoyed his pasta chicken & artichoke. The Bloody Mary's were delicious. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Enjoyed my first visit to Sammy, everything was great, definitely will be back !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food at reasonable prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Everyone in our party chose different dishes and they were all excellent. Our waitress was also wonderful. Very patient as we took forever to make our selections but then very attentive as we worked our way through 3 delicious courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great outside on the sidewalk
    energyprz
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We had a great dinner after work the mushroom risotto is terrific and Sebastian our waiter was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 134 reviews are from the Sammy's Downtown Bistro reviews archive.
  • AWESOME
    WassEARman
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    From the bread, to the appetizers, to the main course, to the deserts, the food was very tasty & the service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food - fabulous service
    Lollyscramble
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    This is a very special restaurant. The food was terrific and the staff was friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. The bread was hot and scrumptious. Sammy's was recommended to me and I would also highly recommend Sammy's.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    TheatergoerVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Have had lunch here many times...this time with 4 friends. Salads, chicken paillard, veal paillard, all delicious. A great neighborhood restaurant for lunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a wonderful time
    jackiemc
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Have been there many times & it is consistently good service & great food~ will be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional food, enjoyable setting
    DisappointedDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    The dining room is a comfortable, open and pleasant room. Service is friendly and professional. But the food is the star! Delicious and well prepared it exceeds expectations for even an upscale neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my "go to" place in Bronxville
    HelenL
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    For lunch, brunch or dinner always prime! food, service, wine, etc. Sammy's never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've been there several times
    Nibbler
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    We've been there several times and have always enjoyed it. The menu is diverse and interesting, the food is delicious, and the service is prompt, attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    We went to Sammy's for lunch during Restaurant Week. The menu was limited but the choices were good. The service was great and the meals themselves were very tasty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant!
    AlibVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We went for lunch to celebrate my mom's birthday. The service and food were both excellent! Nice and spacious inside. A great neighborhood restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Accomodating
    eatdrinkbemerryVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We went to Sammy's Downtown at 8:00 pm on a Sunday evening. Our waitress infromed us shortly after being seated, that the kitchen closed at 8:45 on Sundays. We did not realize this, and felt a bit pressured to order. My husband's filet mignon, and daughter's veal stew came perfectly as ordered, and they were delicious. I requested a light preparation of the Sole. I ordered quickly, and only requested a no butter, low fat dish with vegetables. My fish came out covered in a thick butter sauce that I could not eat. They were very accomodating and offered to prepare the fish the way I wanted it, without the sauce, no butter, and steamed vegetables on the side. It was delicious and well prepared. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We took my mom for an early
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We took my mom for an early dinner and had a great time. Mom walks with a cane and the staff saw us approaching and opened the handicapped accessible door so she would not have to climb a stair. The service was great, informative and unintrusive. Our party of three had an arugula and pear salad which was big enough to share. The stuffed mushroom appetizer was good but needed a little more seasoning. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. I guess my only wish is that the food would be more adventurous. While the food is very good after you have been here a few times the menu seems a little boring.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uninteresting food
    EllenMVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    There are many better choices in Bronxville. This food is boring and without flair.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of the City, More Value
    LeslieavaVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Nice atmosphere, very good food, very good service and reasonable compared to Manhattan restaurants and just a short drive away if you have a car or wish to take Metro North to Bronxville. In a charming village in which to walk, weather permitting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the special for Restaurant
    Bianca9253VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Had a delightful lunch with my daughter. The place was not too crowded and the meal was delicious. I will definitely go back again. The waitstaff was attentive and professional. I really enjoyed myself.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistency
    RestaurantNerdVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Wait staff, food, atmosphere always great and for a fine dining experience, very reasonably priced. My wife & I go all the time and can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A relatively small restaurant
    liketoeatVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    A relatively small restaurant that serve excellent meals. Service is friendly and attentive. Prices are reasonable. Would definitely eat here again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    I love the fish here and the saffron risotto. Generous portions and always fresh. It is the best restaurant in Bronxville. I have been here many times but last night I had the Fillet of Sole … pan-roasted in chardonnay wine, finished with a pomegranate buerre blanc drizzle, served with saffron vegetable risotto and it was amazing!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise
    Pina
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Tried it out for Hudson valley restaurant week........very good food ,service and ambiance ..........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portions Small
    TomPell
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Food was amazing and service excellent, but portions were a litle on the small side.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week menu
    2frombx
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Food choices very good. Very good taste and portions excellent. Would definitely return to try regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Goodlover21
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    The food was delicious. The only problem I had was that we waited a long time in between meals. The servers took a while to bringing out the food out and also to bring out the check.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite place in Beonxville
    Luv2reviewVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    Always a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting. Great food and service. I recommend the Pomme salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    ilc004
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    We loved the food! Everything we ordered was amazing- the appetizers, entrees, and desert. We will definitely be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way beyond expectations
    SuzeVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    We'd been to the restaurant in the past and not thought too highly of it. This time, they went way beyond. Food was delicious - the ravioli stuffed with short ribs highly recommend. Wait staff attentive as were the secondary staff. Noise level pleasant without being either dead or overwhelming. We will return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Bronxville
    Luv2reviewVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    This has always been our favorite Bronxville restaurant. We go time and again and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sammy's
    RMG923VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Went for a Sunday lunch with my wife, her mom and our 17 year old. Menu has a good selection, the food is always very good, they don't skimp on the portions and the service is very good. Wouldn't hesitate to go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sammy's is super!
    albieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Consistently very good, each dish is carefully prepared and served. Never had a disappointment here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Mamie43
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    Had the salmon and it was perfectly cooked and delicious. Service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service and food were
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    The service and food were lackluster this time, perhaps because it was a holiday. Will give it another chance, because it hasn't been disappointing before.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies who lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    We had a lovely lunch at Sammy's to celebrate my friend's 43rd birthday. Food and ambiance was great. We're both in our 40's and were likely the youngest patrons in the restaurant. It's definitely a "ladies who lunch" spot. Worked great for us, but expect a more formal and less hip experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner=great...lunch=a chore
    PurrminatorVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Stuffed mushrooms were just okay-I ate two and waited too long for our entrees (empty restaurant.) Asked the waiter where the food was, she said she was waiting until I finished the app before bringing it out. She assumed I'd eat it all and so the entrees came out cold. Communication please! Sent my salad back-the bland salmon & shrimp had a layer of oil -salad was soaked. Heard the chef yell in the kitchen about it. Chicken sandwich was dripping and messy-fries were oily and obviously pre-fried and just given a hot oil bath before being served. Had to keep asking for plates to be cleared-wasn't offered dessert. Waitress had tacky see-thru black tights instead of slacks. Go for dinner instead and ask for waiter Andre-he's a pro.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet