Sam's of Gedney Way
Sam's of Gedney Way

Sam's of Gedney Way

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.samsofgedneyway.com/
  • Phone: 9149490978
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm (September to June)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Joe Sasso
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: 2 Catering Companies (Offices Located Within Building.) Caperberry Events & The Great American BBQ Company. All kinds of Events from Full Service Catered Affairs to Drop Off Services.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Areas:
    Groups 12-16 (Private Art Gallery); Groups 17-24 (Semi-Private Loft Area);
    Groups 25-50 (Private Heated Patio Area); Groups 50-100 (Private Banquet Room);
    Groups 100-225 (Private Mansion located 2 blocks away from Restaurant)
  • Private Party Contact: David Pellon 9149490978
  • Entertainment: Wednesdays Live Jazz 7:00-9:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pleasant Avenue
  • Public Transit: The White Plains Metro North Station (Harlem Line) is a 10 minute taxi ride to the restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Parking Lot, Behind Building. Only for Our Customers, Not Shared.
A word from Sam's of Gedney Way
Classic American Eatery serving White Plains and Westchester County since 1932. Specializing in feel good American cuisine with a modern flair.

Numerous private dining areas for groups of 12 or more and many other quieter areas for all group sizes. Spacious bar area & bar tables with 4 flat screen HDTVs in full view.

Private Banquet Room (capacity 100 guests), Private Outdoor Heated Patio (25-50 guests - available 12 months of the year), Private Gallery Dining Room (12-16 guests), Semi-Private Loft Area (17-24 Guests). $26.95 Prix Fixe 3 Course Dinner Available Sun-Tues Night For parties 10 or less. Extensive Affordable Wine List with over 100 varieties from all over the world. Full Service Catering Services available through our 2 on & off premise catering companies - (Caperberry Events & The Great American BBQ Company). Ala Carte Outdoor Patio Dining Available May-September (Closed if booked for a private function though.)
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Sam's of Gedney Way reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)good for groups (23)great for lunch (21)fit for foodies (17)great for brunch (15)special occasion (13)great for outdoor dining (11)kid-friendly (5)romantic (5)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great!
    jnineVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Always a consistently great experience overall at Sam's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sam's of Gedney Way
    Frenhsk8VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This restaurant has been in business for years with different owners. However, the quality hasn't changed. There is always attentive service and the food is delicious. They treat you as family when you dine. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to meet friends
    katkev23
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is the second time we had brunch here. The prices are very reasonable and the food is very good. I had a hamburger that was huge and I had trouble finishing it with all the extra's that were on it. Omelets are also overstuffed. Brunch includes a free cocktail.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High value, care taken in winelist
    Value4TheTaxiRide
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed the meal selection. My wife is on weight watchers and Sam's came through with great choices for health conscious as well as for comfort food devotees. The wine by the glass provided was of excellent quality. No cheapness there, and the final bill could have been 60% more and I should not have complained. As it was, it was extremely reasonable. The waiter was young man from Mexico, more utilitarian in appearance than a showman. But he was sharp as a tack, offering the refill of my empty wineglass right on time. My salmon dish was healthy, and wonderfully imaginative. My wife's lobster salad healthy and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful neighborhood standby
    Kay76
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Sam's of Gedney Way has been a warm, welcoming and reliable place for lunch, dinner and special (catered) events for as long as I can remember. I've attended many events in their downstairs catering area too -- including a lecture/luncheon last week -- and there's always the same high level of concern for patrons' comfort and enjoyment. My only reservation about going there is the failure of Verizon wireless service inside (about which they can't seem to do anything to correct) and the fact that my cell phone once ran down completely during a very long dinner engagement while searching for a signal. (I always turn it off now when inside, just in case. . .)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgotten
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    They did not honor our 8 pm reservation. When we arrived they dais 10 minutes. At 830 they said 15 minutes more. Meanwhile people who came in after us - we're seared. The owner who had been greeting his regulars hid in the kitchen when I asked to speak to him. We left out of frustration without eating as we had an engagement . I will never go there again. We were treated very badly.
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  • great food, great service
    Terri
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We won a gift card for this restaurant and decided to use it for dinner. The waiter could not have been more helpful. He recommended a wonderful bottle of wine for us and our food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a Disappointment
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Sam's has been here forever. It is always crowded and food & service are always very good. It's worth the trip, the have their own parking lot, and John (waiter/bartender) is great. Ask for him when you're seated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Fish Meals
    TravelersVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    On this trip to SAMs were had the catch of the day, sockeye salmon. It was prepared to our liking. The side dishes complemented the richness of the salmon. The wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. It is always a pleasure to come to SAMs. Peter and Karen are wonderful hosts and make you feel right at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value!
    KarenSVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We recently discovered Sam's has a priced fix menu on Sunday's and we plan to take regular advantage of it. This past weekend we both had a sumptuous heirloom tomato/fresh mozzarella/prosciutto appetizer, prime rib entree with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans, and death by chocolate dessert. The total bill was scarcely more than we would have paid for a local chain restaurant. It really was terrific value for the money!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was good, service was really good. They serve bbq outside but as they were having a party they let us order something from the bbq menu in the inside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Sam's continues to be a source of good food and comfortable surroundings. Excellent staff too
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Casual Treat
    PGL33VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A step above the local tavern. Good all American foood. Ver good service!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty good
    SuzicakesVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Over the years we have been to Sam's maybe 5 or 6 times. The food is pretty good and it's a nice neighborhood place to go (I'm not really in the neighborhood, but not too far). They are very friendly...not really sure what else to say. The decor makes me feels like I am in a hotel restaurant for some reason. I think the decor could use a little updating - maybe the food, too. I don't have anything bad to say but there is nothing outstanding to report either.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    steverunner
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    we are convinced that the food is not cooked to order in the restaurant but simply reheated. 3 out of 4 of us were very disappointed and would not return.
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  • jenjen
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    the service was really good; all the staff cheery, polite. the food was fine; there is s/thing for everyone on the menu and just a great central place to meet as it is well located with ample parking in the back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a Sunday with friends
    Theaterfoodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Had a very good fixed price meal. Salmon was delicious and service was great. Music was a bit loud when we got there but they were terrifically accommodating when we asked them to lower the volume a bit. I had forgotten how nice Sam's is.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably great
    KarenSVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    It had been about a half year since we last dined here, but our expectations for great food were met as usual. We love the periodically changing menu that still also features some favorite, old standbys. The fixed price menu on Sunday night drew us in and we loved the marinated steak entrees we got. It's a great bargain. We've decided to make this a regular Sunday night spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SocialEaterVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Average food (quinoa salad was very bland); good service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming, at best.
    Nice
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Although our waiter was very friendly and funny, the service was really quite slow. It's possible that this was because there was a large party seated next to us, but who knows? The drinks were extremely weak, although expensive, and the food was not really tasty. I would not return to this restaurant.
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  • The Best in the Area
    TravelersVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We love Sam's of Gedney Way. The food is always great. Whether it is fish, chicken or beef it is prepared to your liking. The staff is warm and welcoming. Most lunch and dinner hours owners Karen and Peter Herrera are there to greet you with a smile and make sure that you have a good experience dining with them. Sam's has their own free parking lot and in the evening street parking is free. It is a neighborhood gem that we know we can visit for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Their fixe price menu is great. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Treasure Hidden in Plain Sight
    AthenasMom
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This neighborhood classic os a hidden treasure...we were pleaasntly surprised by its great food, innovative selections and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Experience
    Kenny
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times. It provides the perfect environment for old friends to reminisce. Food was perfect and the ambiance outstanding. I certainly will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 294 reviews are from the Sam's of Gedney Way reviews archive.
  • Brunch
    TioPepe
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Went for Brunch with the Family as we are Brunch Aficionados and overall the experience was good. Service was quick, food was good and the Bellinis were very good too and served in big wine glasses. The only thing we felt was the table was too small and tight to be able to enjoy a comfortable experience with 4 people. We were seated at one of those tables on the elevated floor against the wall. Not bad but not comfortable. I would still go back and recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    yumtum
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We went for brunch. It's one of few restaurants we have found in Westchester that has unlimited mimosas with weekend brunch. The food was just ok. Waffle was chewy. Mimosas were good, but waiting staff was not great about refilling. We may just take the treck to nyc when We want a good weekend brunch with mimosas from now on.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    LizzieDee
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Four of us met at Sam's for a Sunday Brunch. We were seated outside upon our request. The Cubano Tapis was delicious and the guys enjoyed the wings. Steak and Eggs was had by three of us. The steak (filet) was very tender and cooked perfectly. The frittata was a bit overdone but edible. The overall experience was great. We were there for three hours and the time just flew by. We will be going back to try Same's Great BBQ. Looking forward to a second great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Waffles
    sirwillismcgillis
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Cute Find, with good food and friendly staff, Awesome recommendation by staff to go for a walk across the street on a walking trail to top off some great waffles with bacon for brunch, noisy at the time bc they had multiple parties, but a nice atmosphere and large place, with good food for a decent price (look for parking behind the main street).. Worth the trip, would go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Enjoyed a really nice dinner in every way with friends. Great staff, food was all excellent. Can have a conversation which is a big plus for us. The restaurant accommodated my request for a quieter section of the restaurant. Decor is a little "catering hall".
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention to detail
    TravelDivaVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    From the moment I arrived until the moment I left, every detail was great. I received a warm welcome upon my arrival , like I was a member of the family. The menu had enough variety for any palate without being overwhelming. Warm bread with a delicious butter was brought to the table. I enjoyed the Gedney salad with scallops as an added protein. The salad was fresh and tasty, and the 4 scallops were a healthy size, cooked to perfection! A scoop of creme caramel ice cream completed my meal on a sweet note, and the service was impeccable. I would definitely recommend this for great, fresh food & welcoming atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    As always, a perfect dining experience! Food, service - excellent. The enhanced decor has resulted in a beautiful, elegant, almost European ambiance. Once again, Peter and Karen keep their customers first in all their efforts....Superb!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Reliable
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Great place for dinner & lunch. Reasonable prices & outstading service - especially in the bar with John as the waiter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food; excellent service
    ABSea
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We've been to Sam's before but many years ago, before they spiffed up the decor. It has a high-end feel--and high-end prices, but the food is good, and our waiter, at least, was very attentive. He absorbed our need to make an 8:00pm concert at least 15 minutes away and delivered our courses accordingly. Both my wife's vegetarian dish and my Gemelli with chicken and artichokes were served in generous portions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice time & food
    branzburg
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We had a very nice time at Sam's; food and drinks were quite enjoyable. Waitstaff and bartender attentive and friendly. A relaxed neighborhood place to eat and drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is my second time visiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This is my second time visiting Sam's. Servers are experienced and pros. I would recommend to anyone. Food is great and presented well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st visit, but not last!
    Sweetp5d
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I visited Sam's during Restaurant Week and, while the full menu was offered, I opted for the special prix fix menu. The onion soup was, by far, the best I've ever had, the good-sized piece of striped bass was cooked perfectly, and the dessert biscotti were delicious. Glasses of wine were generously poured. The noise level was just enough to cover your conversations from the other diners, but not too loud where you couldn't hear your table mates. The waitress was fun, friendly and efficient. Food was served in a very timely fashion. This was my first visit, but will not be my last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Courteous presentation
    Ongml
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Nice ambience with excellent food, plus special selection of matching wines. A courteous presentation of dinning experience by the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We don't often go out to a
    urwhatu8
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We don't often go out to a restaurant and I'm so glad we did! Sam's has justly earned their great reputation. Even though it was busy service was prompt and always courteous. The brunch menu offered a great variety. Both the butternut squash and french onion soups were really tasty. The P.E.I. mussels were great, and while I would have preferred them over the more traditional pasta, the accompanying steak frites were yummy. My son loved his pancakes and my husband his Reuben which was nice and thick. We were too full for dessert...always a good sign. Sam's of Gedney has not seen the last of us!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good .... But Not Great
    Richie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Ate in a party of six on a Saturday night. Place was full & jumping. Service was good, but waiter was so busy working other tables that we didn't see him all that often. Food was good, but definitely NOT plentiful ... especially for the prices being asked. Portions were small and side veggies and the like were even smaller. Prime rib dinner that was ordered Medium Rare by one in our party was BARELY pink (& definitely NOT red). Took FOREVER for our waiter to check in on us so that we could send it back, though he was very apologetic AND a medium rare piece was brought to our table in mere minutes.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    Yaya
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Service was very good and friendly. Our daughter ordered the crab cakes and they were excellent. My swordfish was a bit dry but good as well. The wine selection was a little weak, esp re single glass selections. Will be happy to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate