Innovative menu with a great viewA group of us dropped by Sam's for a farewell lunch for one of our colleagues. The service was prompt and helpful without being intrusive, and everyone really enjoyed their meals. Sam's has a nice range of innovative entrees, salads, and sandwiches. The view of Boston Harbor is unbeatable.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful all aroundA friend recommended the spot when I was looking around for a restaurant my husband and I could go for our wedding anniversary.
We were greeted very cordially, and seated at a table with a view. I had made a special arrangement to give the host wine glasses that I'd had engraved for him, and the waitress brought them out with the wine we ordered. The staff's service was friendly, not stuffy, and very attentive.
It was a misty evening, which to me makes the sea all the more romantic. There was a fresh peony on our table. Great bread, whipped butter, lovely salads, and though we ordered burgers, they were excellent, particularly the mushroom-tofu burger. We had a great Malbec to accompany the fantastic meal.
We cannot wait to go back.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe just LOVE Sam's! The foodWe just LOVE Sam's! The food is delicious and unique, not pretentious but truly special. The view is unparalleled, and the deck is the best place for lunch or summer cocktails in all of Boston. Service is always (we've been there lots of times) both friendly and accommodating, and the parking is free. Seriously, it's just the BEST!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, gorgeous viewsI knew the view would be great, but the food was so much better than I expected. Everything brought to our table was fresh, and well executed. The flat bread was amazing. Everyone has a flatbread, this is different, I swear. Additionally the space feels casual and fun, and the servers are very, very friendly. Overall, it's a great choice for very good food in a lovely setting.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWaterfront GemWe had a great Birthday dinner for our daughter's 30th. The view, of course, is spectacular. The food is very good and comfortable. The scene is also comfortably upscale and definitely not stuffy. A really fun evening.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSam's is a quiet gem of aSam's is a quiet gem of a restaurant. So looking forward to the open deck steps away from the harbor.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDate nightI hadn't been to SAMs in over a year. And was just as excited to return.
Food was great and love they offer blankets when the outside
Temp goes down. Sad I didn't order a burger as they have some of the best in the city.
Bar seemed to be under stocked with core brands. Host seemed to be a little frazzled for a normal
Thursday night. Still over all
A great experience and will return soon.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNice placeFirst time here and had a great brunch with family.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing as alwaysEverything we had was delicious, and as always, service was on point. Favorite restaurant in the city, hands down. We were seated right away, our server was knowledgeable about the menu, and everything came out perfectly.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMhot smoked salmon with risotto,hot smoked salmon with risotto, quinoa salad, lemon custard dessert, very fresh sourdough bread were all fantastic! Service was outstanding - friendly and smart.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMReally good healthy fabulous viewA great place for a view along with a very attentive staff. Interesting menu and excellent food.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for a first date.Perfect for a first date. Sunday brunch is highly recommended. Jim Bloody Mary a must order4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA do not miss!!!!Love this restaurant! Dedication to impeccably prepared fresh food with amazing service to match! The warm greeting when you arrive starts off an amazing experience. This is one restaurant that does not sit back on their food because they have a great view! Thank you! We love you SAMs!!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were excellent, and the view was outstanding. I thought it was a little noisy (I like my restaurants quiet).4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWaterfront succulentOne of the best dinners I've ever had. Superb cuisine and outstanding service.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food....and service...butLoved the food....and service...but it was almost impossible to find - hidden behind construction. The waiter was terrific and the food delicious but the neighborhood leaves something to be desired.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSam's has it all!Sam's has it all: Great food, personal service, spectacular view, friendly atmosphere, an easy-access location (and we are from the South Shore). These are experienced and caring restauranteurs who know what it takes to make a fabulous evening for their guests. We choose Sam's for entertaining out-of-town guests and our customers, for family celebrations, romantic evenings and casual summer lunches with a sea breeze and a waterfront view of Boston.
Cary Wolinsky, Trillium Studios4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe most challenging featureThe most challenging feature of Sam's is finding it! Sam's is located on a side street tucked behind buildings and fences in South Bosston. Signage is very poor. We walked all the way around the building, finally deciding to ask a clerk in the store on ground level where the restaurant was. When we opened the door to speak to the clerk, we finally saw our first Sam's sign! Once you've found it, the location is spectacular with extraordinary views of Boston Harbor. The space is very noisy however. Come to Sam's not for the adventure of finding it nor for the view; come for the food! A very creative menu and every dish was perfectly prepared. I had the wonderful salmon while my husband had "the best duck" he's ever eaten.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch on the deck in the summer.We like Sam's for lunch. This time we had a dinner reservation. The place was full, lively and laud. Our table was ready. I had venison. It was cooked as I ordered it but extremely salty and somewhat over spiced. The wine is expensive but that is not unusual. For lunch I had the burger a few times. Great. Overall, I can recommend Sam's for the location (overlooking the harbor), the service but probably not as a culinary experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Sam'sAwesome spot on the Harbor. Summer is fantastic, great views and outdoor seating. Love this place because all the pieces fit: the staff is cordial, professional and smart. The food is very original, simple and delicious. For instance they have a baked chicken with quinoa that is so tasty, but very simple. The salads are interesting, big and filling. Nice tea selection as well. One of my all time favorite spots - especially for lunch. They also have a nice way of getting you in and out, quickly, but not feeling rushed.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great table withWe had a great table with a terrific view, which I had requested as my dinner date was celebrating a birthday. The wait-staff was attentive but not rushing us. They even surprised my companion with a birthday treat that we both really enjoyed. I can't wait to go back and sit outside!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always great, butFood is always great, but the noise level is very high.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time!We had a wonderful time! The special tuna appetizer was amazing and the salmon entree a home run! So glad we went! We'll be back!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOften the food in a "restaurantOften the food in a "restaurant with a view" doesn't live up to its surroundings, but Sam's, for the most part, manages to avoid this problem. We had an excellent meal: the raw oysters were outstanding and the duck and smoked salmon entrees were almost as good. The only misstep was the lobster fritter appetizer which-while pleasant tasting-did not contain much/ taste much like lobster. Portions were generous, service was pleasant and efficient on a busy night. Special kudos for the management's willingness to share the source of the wonderful bread they serve and for the waiter's willingness to honor my request for a "half pour" (at half price) on a second glass of wine. We will happily return.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM